Alternative indy media worth fighting for

Source:: Bella Caledonia Alternative indy media worth fighting for An interview with Bella editor Mike Small about the plans to develop the project … Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Alternative indy media worth fighting for

The pot plants of Brexit

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The pot plants of Brexit We’re at that phase in the Brexit talks where the EU has realised that further rebuffs of Theresa May would be very like repeatedly kicking a small and particularly dense puppy which persists in doing Jackie Baillies all over a very expensive rug. Any more kicks and the puppy is likely to expire, and then the Conservative party would only go and replace it with an incontinent creature with the attention span of a goldfish and the destructive instincts of… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The pot […]

Charity big night to honour Lucy's fight

Source:: Northern Scot Charity big night to honour Lucy’s fight A LOCAL business is needed to sponsor a black tie dinner being held next month in honour of Lucy Lintott. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Charity big night to honour Lucy’s fight

Does missing plaque ring any bells?

Source:: Northern Scot Does missing plaque ring any bells? HELP is being sought to find the whereabouts of a plaque commemorating the three years Alexander Graham Bell spent in Elgin. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Does missing plaque ring any bells?

Getting into the swing – music and golf are being put together

Source:: Northern Scot Getting into the swing – music and golf are being put together FRANZ Rolinck’s dream is that, instead of pills, GPs will one day start prescribing a round of golf. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Getting into the swing – music and golf are being put together

El carrer serà sempre nostre (The streets are always ours)

Source:: Bella Caledonia El carrer serà sempre nostre (The streets are always ours) Catalonia is no mirror to Scotland, but it is worth reflecting on similar themes argues Steve Rusthon Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia El carrer serà sempre nostre (The streets are always ours)

Memorial planned for Elgin High School

Source:: Northern Scot Memorial planned for Elgin High School IDEAS are being invited for what to do with the wood from Elgin High School’s cherry trees. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Memorial planned for Elgin High School

Dramathon's 800 runners on the starting line

Source:: Northern Scot Dramathon’s 800 runners on the starting line WHISKY and long-distance running – two friends have came up with the unique idea of The Dramathon after combining their passions. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Dramathon’s 800 runners on the starting line

On Being Reasonable

Source:: Bella Caledonia On Being Reasonable In a victory for the Scottish Parliament that will stand next to the smoking ban as a social policy achievement – today is a victory for Green MSP John Finnie and a host of children’s charities – as we agree that it’s wrong to assault our children. If it seems incredible that we should be […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia On Being Reasonable

Not the German Ukip

Source:: Bella Caledonia Not the German Ukip Not the German Ukip: The AfD and the new struggle against fascism in Germany. On the night that the Alternative for Germany (AfD) recorded its 12.6 per cent seat breakthrough, thousands of protesters gathered outside its election celebration at a swanky bar in Alexanderplatz. Julia Damphouse, a member of the anti-racist Coalition Berlin attended the […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Not the German Ukip

An apology to the Daily Record

Source:: Wings Over Scotland An apology to the Daily Record Yesterday we noted the remarkable lack of coverage in the Scottish press about the workforce at BAE Systems in Govan being stabbed in the back yet again over UK government warship orders, with five Type 31 frigates promised to the yard (to replace five more expensive Type 26s) now going to Merseyside instead. We claimed that […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland An apology to the Daily Record

Backing Bella

Source:: Bella Caledonia Backing Bella Readers and writers have been responding to Bella’s tenth anniversary and fundraising appeal. Here’s Rona MacDonald … * Donate to support Bella here. Thank you. Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Backing Bella

The only way out of the darkness

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The only way out of the darkness If you’re old enough, you might remember the fall of the Berlin Wall, and then several years later the election of a Labour government after long and dark decades of Tory rule that crushed the soul, took a blowtorch to hope, and destroyed communities. The 90s were when many people really did have reason to believe that things could only get better. A brighter future beckoned, a Europe at peace with itself, a Britain in which the rampant greed and… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug […]

We don’t see no ships

Source:: Wings Over Scotland We don’t see no ships With the matter of the UK government’s orders for warships to be built on the Clyde having been such a vexed and contentious one over the last few years, you’d think that any significant developments in the story would be big news in Scotland. So yesterday, when it was revealed that BAE systems definitely wouldn’t […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland We don’t see no ships

Spain is Operating Way Beyond Democratic Legitimacy

Source:: Craig Murray Spain is Operating Way Beyond Democratic Legitimacy In imprisoning Catalan leaders for peaceful campaigning for Independence, and in choosing both in rhetoric and in court to treat support for Independence as “sedition”, the Spanish government is acting way beyond the limits of a democratic society. It is ignoring the basic human rights of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. It is also undertaking massive blocking of communication and censorship of the internet in a manner never seen before in a “Western” state. To move now to… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Spain is […]