Strong winds expected tomorrow as Met Office issues warning

Source:: Northern Scot Strong winds expected tomorrow as Met Office issues warning STORM Ali is set to bring strong winds to Scotland tomorrow with people on coastal regions and high ground told to be prepared. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Strong winds expected tomorrow as Met Office issues warning

CCTV images of missing man Wayne Macmillan on bus near Brodie

Source:: Northern Scot CCTV images of missing man Wayne Macmillan on bus near Brodie CCTV images of Wayne MacMillan have been released by police as the hunt for the missing 45-year-old continues. Wayne was last seen getting off a Stagecoach no.10 bus at around 1pm on Saturday September Read the full article:: Northern Scot CCTV images of missing man Wayne Macmillan on bus near Brodie

Talking-up Scotland beaten by a wee dug!

Source:: John Robertson Talking-up Scotland beaten by a wee dug! Inspired by a similar survey, a month or two ago, by Indyref2, to find Scotland’s most popular political blog with a particular interest in Scottish issues, in the independence debate and in media coverage, I’ve done a similar thing using the same Website Traffic Estimator by TrafficEstimate.com. Here are the results for the last 30 days, finishing 18Th September 2018, at 16:00: Name                                                  Estimated Monthly Traffic (unique visits) 1.      Wings Over Scotland                     218 700 2.      Wee Ginger Dug                             92 100… Read the full article:: John Robertson Talking-up Scotland […]

Exiles on Truth Street: From The Province Of The Cat

Source:: Bella Caledonia Exiles on Truth Street: From The Province Of The Cat If you look, you will see. Observation is, after all, the basis for all the arts and sciences. When I look across the Pentland Firth I see two oceans meeting, swirling and colliding with each other in a fluid, renewing, vibrant ballet that allows the world to breathe. What you see in the governance of […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Exiles on Truth Street: From The Province Of The Cat

Announcing a New National Campaign

Source:: Bella Caledonia Announcing a New National Campaign As reported this morning: “A NEW national campaign organisation to help win a future independence referendum on Scottish is set to be launched on St Andrew’s Day. The Scottish Independence Convention (SIC), a voluntary cross and non party organisation, is to launch a fundraising appeal to provide staff and resources for the new group to be […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Announcing a New National Campaign

Scotland’s Nomedia neglect the biggest betrayal story of recent times as the Tories conspire to deny us an Irish-style border deal

Source:: John Robertson Scotland’s Nomedia neglect the biggest betrayal story of recent times as the Tories conspire to deny us an Irish-style border deal (c) Open Democracy From the Guardian late on the 16th, picked up by Wings at 4am the next morning, then covered by the National today, there is an astonishing revelation of a calculated betrayal of Scotland. See, in particular, the last line, in the Guardian piece: ‘But according to what is described as a diplomatic note seen by the Times, the EU is struggling to convince the UK that it is significant that checks at […]

Stranger things

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Stranger things This beautiful poem by John McIntosh was sent to me after John met the dug, and me too, at James Dornan’s fundraising event in Cathcart Bowling Club earlier this month. As today is the anniversary of the first independence referendum, and as we anticipate another, I thought it was the perfect occasion to share it with you. STRANGER THINGS Airson Pòl agus an cù by John McIntosh ‘There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Stranger things

SIC launches a new cross-movement campaign

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug SIC launches a new cross-movement campaign The cross-movement campaign to win a future independence referendum has been announced today by the Scottish Independence Convention (SIC). The SIC has revealed its plans to provide staff and resources for the movement as part of a package that will act as a national campaign organisation. The as-yet-unnamed campaign body will provide the strategic capacity, resources, messaging, media support and liaison to grassroots Yes campaigns across the country to increase support for independence beyond 50%. It is understood a crowd-funder… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug SIC […]

What isn’t a fact

Source:: Wings Over Scotland What isn’t a fact God bless our deal old pals at the Labour-fronted Tory money-sink that is Scotland In Union. Fresh from their latest stirring morning office singalong of “No Pope Of Rome”, they’ve decided to belatedly get in on the fact-checking game. As the established force in the field, we had to have a look. But first, let’s set the scene […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland What isn’t a fact

'Appalling' secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak

Source:: The National ‘Appalling’ secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak THE TORIES are secretly plotting to undermine Scotland’s interests during negotiations with the EU, in what Brexit secretary Michael Russell described last night as a “massive insult”. Read the full article:: The National ‘Appalling’ secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak

EU chief urges Britain to work with the bloc for a safer future

Source:: The National EU chief urges Britain to work with the bloc for a safer future A LEADING Eurocrat has said he believes the UK’s relationship with the bloc “will be very complicated” post Brexit but appealed for Britain to work together to combat mutual security problems. Read the full article:: The National EU chief urges Britain to work with the bloc for a safer future

Swinney invites MSPs to see P1 tests first-hand ahead of vote to scrap them

Source:: The National Swinney invites MSPs to see P1 tests first-hand ahead of vote to scrap them EDUCATION Secretary John Swinney has invited opponents of national testing for P1 pupils to see first-hand what the tests involve, before MSPs vote on scrapping them. Read the full article:: The National Swinney invites MSPs to see P1 tests first-hand ahead of vote to scrap them

'Apalling' secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak

Source:: The National ‘Apalling’ secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak THE TORIES are secretly plotting to undermine Scotland’s interests during negotiations with the EU, in what Brexit secretary Michael Russell described last night as a “massive insult”. Read the full article:: The National ‘Apalling’ secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak

Valuing Ruth’s Mental Health

Source:: Random Public Journal Valuing Ruth’s Mental Health Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST leader Ruth Davidson has said in an interview to The Sunday Times Magazine that she has ruled out becoming the next Prime Minister, saying she values her mental health too much. In this interview she revealed that her arms were “crisscrossed with a lattice of self-harm scars” as she described her troubled teenage years as ones plagued with bouts of depression, self-harm, and thoughts of suicide. We have no reason… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Valuing Ruth’s Mental […]

Reporting Scotland miss chance to celebrate Scotland’s poverty but expose our useless health boards again!

Source:: John Robertson Reporting Scotland miss chance to celebrate Scotland’s poverty but expose our useless health boards again! (c) BBC: ‘Here’s to NHS Scotland in Crisis for Christmas!’ What happened tonight? BBC 1 at 6, lined them up with headlines such as ‘One in four are living in poverty’ and they let it pass. I know the Scottish figures were better with, for example, a significantly lower rate of child poverty and levels falling faster here. See, my report this morning: Against the odds: Evidence of how SNP policies have defended Scotland against a least some of Tory austerity… […]