Fochabers to host musical feast

Source:: Northern Scot Fochabers to host musical feast Acclaimed Scottish singer Eddi Reader will top the bill in what promises to be the best Speyfest yet later this month Read the full article:: Northern Scot Fochabers to host musical feast

Scottish Tories to make ‘pledge of loyalty’ to Boris Johnson

Source:: The National Scottish Tories to make ‘pledge of loyalty’ to Boris Johnson Scottish Tory MPs will make a “pledge of loyalty” in a private meeting with Boris Johnson today, in exchange for a commitment to take their advice on decisions affecting Scotland and the Union. Read the full article:: The National Scottish Tories to make ‘pledge of loyalty’ to Boris Johnson

Moray CAB reaches ruby milestone

Source:: Northern Scot Moray CAB reaches ruby milestone AN ADVICE service is celebrating 40 years of helping people from across Moray. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Moray CAB reaches ruby milestone

S6 pupils enter 57% more SQA qualifications under SNP

Source:: John Robertson S6 pupils enter 57% more SQA qualifications under SNP Thanks to a Freedom of Information request response published today asking for the average number of entries into SQA qualifications per S6 pupil at each secondary school in Scotland, we can reveal that the Scottish average has gone up from 2.3 subjects per pupil in 2009 to 3.5 subjects in 2018. That is a 56.52% increase in only 10 years. https://www.gov.scot/publications/foi-201900002231/ Read the full article:: John Robertson S6 pupils enter 57% more SQA qualifications under SNP

Extinction Rebellion hold protest outside Mansfield in Elgin

Source:: Northern Scot Extinction Rebellion hold protest outside Mansfield in Elgin A GROUP of protesters were outside while BP executives, among others, had a lunch meeting inside. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Extinction Rebellion hold protest outside Mansfield in Elgin

S5 pupils enter 40% more SQA qualifications under SNP

Source:: John Robertson S5 pupils enter 40% more SQA qualifications under SNP That’ll be a No then Andrew Thanks to a Freedom of Information request response published today asking for the average number of entries into SQA qualifications per S5 pupil at each secondary school in Scotland, we can reveal that the Scottish average has gone up from 3.5 subjects per pupil in 2009 to 4.9 subjects in 2018. That is a 40% increase in only 10 years. https://www.gov.scot/publications/foi-201900002230/ Read the full article:: John Robertson S5 pupils enter 40% more SQA qualifications under SNP

Back together: The West End Boys

Source:: Northern Scot Back together: The West End Boys Pals go back to old school 50 years on. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Back together: The West End Boys

Joe FitzPatrick: Scotland needs more powers to tackle drug deaths

Source:: The National Joe FitzPatrick: Scotland needs more powers to tackle drug deaths YESTERDAY we had the tragic confirmation that 1187 people lost their lives to drug-related deaths in Scotland last year. It is a sobering statistic. Each one of those deaths is a tragedy, with far-reaching impacts on victims’ friends, families and their communities. Read the full article:: The National Joe FitzPatrick: Scotland needs more powers to tackle drug deaths

SNP step up bid to block Boris Johnson's route to Number 10

Source:: The National SNP step up bid to block Boris Johnson’s route to Number 10 MOVES have been stepped up by the SNP at Westminster to stop Boris Johnson automatically becoming Prime Minister if elected Tory leader next week. Read the full article:: The National SNP step up bid to block Boris Johnson’s route to Number 10

Kevin McKenna: SNP paralysed on indyref2 at just the wrong time

Source:: The National Kevin McKenna: SNP paralysed on indyref2 at just the wrong time UNLESS you’ve got anything more interesting and fulfilling on in the middle of October, like removing wallpaper or counting paper clips, Aberdeen and the SNP conference is the place to be. Read the full article:: The National Kevin McKenna: SNP paralysed on indyref2 at just the wrong time

UK Government rejects indyref2 petition for Section 30 Order

Source:: The National UK Government rejects indyref2 petition for Section 30 Order THE UK Government has responded to a petition calling for it to grant a Section 30 Order for indyref2. Read the full article:: The National UK Government rejects indyref2 petition for Section 30 Order

Rory Stewart booked for Edinburgh International Book Festival

Source:: The National Rory Stewart booked for Edinburgh International Book Festival FORMER Tory Party leadership contender Rory Stewart discusses what Brexit Britain can learn from the world of literature in one of four new events announced for this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. Read the full article:: The National Rory Stewart booked for Edinburgh International Book Festival

England should follow Scotland’s lead on regulation of property agents

Source:: John Robertson England should follow Scotland’s lead on regulation of property agents LUDO THIERRY Another area of Housing (Regulated property agents) where those in a position to say are indicating that the changes brought in under the SNP Scottish Govt have significantly improved the functioning of this sector in Scotland as compared to our neighbours to the south (note the dramatic difference in the insolvency figures). Link and snippets below from today’s Scottish legal site: https://www.scottishlegal.com/article/england-should-follow-scotland-s-lead-on-regulation-of-property-agents-say-experts England should follow Scotland’s lead on regulation of property agents, say experts A report by the… Read the full article:: John […]

It’s saddening to read ill-informed criticism of the SNP on planning

Source:: The National It’s saddening to read ill-informed criticism of the SNP on planning IT saddened me to read the letters about planning (July 15) and online comments responding to them from supporters of independence. With little knowledge of the planning system the authors jump on their keyboards to criticise the SNP, the Scottish Government and local authorities. Remember the go-to tactic of perfidious Albion is divide and conquer, and I fear this sort of ill-informed comment might provide more ammunition for their mainstream and social media campaigns. Read the full article:: The National It’s saddening to read […]

Linda McCartney: A Life, Love and Family in Photographs

Source:: Gerry Hassan Linda McCartney: A Life, Love and Family in Photographs Linda McCartney: A Life, Love and Family in Photographs Gerry Hassan Sunday National, July 14th 2019 Linda McCartney is a name known to most people but many will relate to her through her thirty-year relationship and marriage to Paul McCartney, not being fully aware of her undoubted talent as a photographer. Now, and not before time, she is the object of an outstanding exhibition – the ‘Linda McCartney Retrospective’ at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and its UK premiere. It… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan […]