How to turn kids into racists

Source:: Wings Over Scotland How to turn kids into racists Several right-wing media outlets, including the Scotsman, the Scottish Daily Mail and a far-right Unionist website called the Unity News Network have in recent days picked up on the findings of a newly-published study commissioned by the Scottish Government on young people’s attitudes towards immigration. To give you a flavour of the Unity News Network, it was […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland How to turn kids into racists

Festival City Questions Remain

Source:: Bella Caledonia Festival City Questions Remain When we wrote last week about the state of the festival and the impact Over Tourism was having we got a huge response, but also a lot of criticism. It seemed to both tap into feeling of alienation and frustration with the failure of the management of the city – and evoke outrage amongst the arts journalists and cultural bodies that thrive on the current scene. The commentator and reviewer Joyce McMillan called it just an example of living in… Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Festival City Questions Remain

Dirty cash

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Dirty cash Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Dirty cash

SNP MP hits back at Labour's criticism of new CalMac ferry delays

Source:: The National SNP MP hits back at Labour’s criticism of new CalMac ferry delays A SCOTS MP has lashed out at Labour politicians for “their lack of faith” in Scottish shipyards after it emerged that the construction of two new ferries for Caledonian MacBrayne had been hit by further delays. Read the full article:: The National SNP MP hits back at Labour’s criticism of new CalMac ferry delays

Scottish council 'first in UK' to offer free period products in its buildings

Source:: The National Scottish council ‘first in UK’ to offer free period products in its buildings A COUNCIL is to offer free sanitary products in all its public buildings as part of a drive to tackle period poverty. Women will be able to access the products from vending machines in the toilets of up to 100 buildings in North Ayrshire, such as libraries, community centres and public offices. Read the full article:: The National Scottish council ‘first in UK’ to offer free period products in its buildings

Poop scooping Ross Thomson

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Poop scooping Ross Thomson If Ross Thomson didn’t exist, no one, absolutely no one, would feel the need to invent him. No one would mourn his absence. No one would lament his loss. Without Ross, no one would feel there was an aching vacuum in this country’s public life, even though Ross is Scotland’s leading proponent of political vacuums, and indeed vacuum cleaners. Now don’t get me wrong, Aberdeen is a fine city. Its citizens are fine people. But see if you voted for… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Poop scooping Ross […]

One-nil to justice

Source:: Wings Over Scotland One-nil to justice A couple of months earlier than we were expecting it, we’ve had the Sheriff’s decision on our court hearing a month ago against Kezia Dugdale. tl;dr version: we won. This doesn’t settle the dispute over whether Dugdale’s comments in a Daily Record column last March were defamatory. Last month’s proceedings merely determined whether there would be […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland One-nil to justice

How do we have public conversations in the age of rage?

Source:: Gerry Hassan How do we have public conversations in the age of rage? How do we have public conversations in the age of rage? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, August 15th 2018 Has the world of politics and public life ever been so messed up? And at a time of global confusion, disruption and challenge when intelligent politics is more needed than ever before. British politics in the last week has seen stormy arguments over the rights and wrongs of Tory Boris Johnson and his comments about Muslim women wearing the burka. At the… Read the full article:: […]

British nationalism’s problem with extremism

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug British nationalism’s problem with extremism The recent reports about the conviction of a right wing extremist in Edinburgh for making a bomb made for, ahem, interesting reading. Nazi thug Peter Morgan was sentenced to 12 years for making a bomb. Most of the reports in the press pictured him holding up a saltire together with a sign reading “White Pride”. Most of the reports mentioned that he had connections to the Scottish Defence League. Some of the reports, including those on the STV news site… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug British nationalism’s […]

Walkers wanted for mini-pilgrimage

Source:: Northern Scot Walkers wanted for mini-pilgrimage WALKERS are being invited to take part in a ‘mini-pilgrimage’ to Pluscaden Abbey next weekend. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Walkers wanted for mini-pilgrimage

Vi är Sverige

Source:: Bella Caledonia Vi är Sverige The Stockholm summers of ‘94 and ‘18 have quite a few similarities. Sweden’s capital was basking in the hottest weather on record, its national football team was exceeding expectations in the world cup and the country was building up for crucial elections. I was in the city during both those periods. Granted, in ‘94, I was but a bleary–eyed 11 year old – drunk on the serotonin from the Swedish sun – ecstatic, in assimilating the buzz of my Father’s… Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Vi är Sverige

Cypriotism in the Twenty-First Century

Source:: Bella Caledonia Cypriotism in the Twenty-First Century The current division of Cyprus on supposed Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot identity issues is historically both a fallacy and a tragedy. From the outset, Cyprus is Cyprus, irrespective of there being Greek-Cypriots, Turkish-Cypriots or any other sort of prefix-Cypriots you care to identify. Inclusive, non-ethnic Cypriot nationalism, also known as Cypriotism, focusses on pan-Cypriot unity, in stark contrast to the ethnocentric counter-narrative that has unnecessarily divided the island for too long now. The geopolitical world as we currently view it is… Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Cypriotism in the Twenty-First […]

Proposed routes for new dual carriageway revealed

Source:: Northern Scot Proposed routes for new dual carriageway revealed OPTIONS for where the new dual carriageway will run through Moray have been narrowed right down. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Proposed routes for new dual carriageway revealed

Praise for shopworker who foiled the scammers

Source:: Northern Scot Praise for shopworker who foiled the scammers A QUICK-thinking Buckie shopworker has been praised by police for preventing an elderly couple being scammed out of hundreds of pounds. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Praise for shopworker who foiled the scammers

'Don't bring Trump craziness back to Europe', warns economist

Source:: The National ‘Don’t bring Trump craziness back to Europe’, warns economist A LEADING economist yesterday warned against Europe importing the “craziness” of President Donald Trump’s trade war. Read the full article:: The National ‘Don’t bring Trump craziness back to Europe’, warns economist