What’s wrong with British nationalists?

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug What’s wrong with British nationalists? Few of us are surprised that the British government could have locked down earlier but didn’t, that it could have tested more but didn’t, that it could have provided protective equipment but didn’t. What is truly amazing is that there are still British nationalists on social media who are getting upset by Scottish things having Scottish names. They’re not going to be happy until Scotland is abolished and becomes The North North of England. And if you are unhappy with… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug What’s wrong […]

Interview with Murdo Macdonald, author of Patrick Geddes’s Intellectual Origins

Source:: Bella Caledonia Interview with Murdo Macdonald, author of Patrick Geddes’s Intellectual Origins Interview with Murdo Macdonald, author of Patrick Geddes’s Intellectual Origins (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). Can you tell us a bit about the process of writing and completing the book. How long have you been working on it? How did you decide to organise it? I’ve been exploring Geddes in a serious way since 1992 when […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Interview with Murdo Macdonald, author of Patrick Geddes’s Intellectual Origins

Howff on Thursday

Source:: Bella Caledonia Howff on Thursday howff /haʊf/. A favourite meeting place or haunt, especially a pub. Welcome to The Howff, Bella’s lounge for the lockdown. Tonight’s Howff includes a flashback to 2017 where Karine Polwart is singing King of Birds from her amazing album Traces – King of birds performed live at Schottenfest 2017. Karine is helping to promote Folk […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Howff on Thursday

Jeane Freeman hits back at Jackson Carlaw over coronavirus update

Source:: The National Jeane Freeman hits back at Jackson Carlaw over coronavirus update HEALTH Secretary Jeane Freeman has hit back at Scottish Tory leader Jackson Carlaw over new regulations for personal protective equipment for NHS workers amid the coronavirus outbreak. Read the full article:: The National Jeane Freeman hits back at Jackson Carlaw over coronavirus update

Groove On 10

Source:: Bella Caledonia Groove On 10 This is Bella’s radio for the lockdown – an hour and a half of tunes from Stewart Bremner. Listen to them all here. This is Groove On Episode 10, where we’re only going to have seven songs. Seven long and fantastic songs. We begin with a hard bop jazz classic, ‘Blue Train’ by John Coltrane. […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Groove On 10

Boris Johnson still has coronavirus symptoms and will isolate for longer

Source:: The National Boris Johnson still has coronavirus symptoms and will isolate for longer BORIS Johnson is still displaying symptoms of coronavirus, meaning he may not be able to leave No 10 on Friday as planned. Read the full article:: The National Boris Johnson still has coronavirus symptoms and will isolate for longer

Make Your Business More Accessible with New Blocks

Source:: North British Post Make Your Business More Accessible with New Blocks From our support sessions with customers each month, we know that growing your brand or business is a top website goal. And in this unprecedented time in which more people around the world are staying at home, it’s important to promote your products and services online to reach a wider audience and connect with more people. Our team has been hard at work improving the block editor experience. We’ve launched six new blocks that integrate WordPress.com and Jetpack-enabled sites with… Read the full article:: North British […]

Former Labour peer and STV politics editor James Gordon dies

Source:: The National Former Labour peer and STV politics editor James Gordon dies FORMER broadcaster and Labour peer Lord Gordon of Strathblane has died at the age of 83. Read the full article:: The National Former Labour peer and STV politics editor James Gordon dies

Let’s keep the heid, keep the eye on the ball and keep subscribing

Source:: The National Let’s keep the heid, keep the eye on the ball and keep subscribing WHEN The National was excluded from Theresa May’s Scottish press briefing in November 2018, its blank front page asking questions with no answers went viral. For the first and only time, Sky’s Kay Burley had a copy on her desk during a paper review. Tellingly she dismissed it as an SNP paper. I’ve never heard her refer to the Mirror and the Guardian as Labour party papers or the Telegraph, Express and Mail as Conservative party newspapers. Read the full article:: The […]

Boris Johnson 'still showing coronavirus symptoms', No 10 confirms

Source:: The National Boris Johnson ‘still showing coronavirus symptoms’, No 10 confirms BORIS Johnson is still showing signs of coronavirus, Downing Street has said, as it confirmed the Government is working with nine potential suppliers over a new Covid-19 antibody test. Read the full article:: The National Boris Johnson ‘still showing coronavirus symptoms’, No 10 confirms

Coronavirus: Westminster still plans to hold Glasgow Cop26 talks

Source:: The National Coronavirus: Westminster still plans to hold Glasgow Cop26 talks THE Government still intends to hold the Cop26 talks in Glasgow despite the summit being postponed due to coronavirus, Number 10 said. Read the full article:: The National Coronavirus: Westminster still plans to hold Glasgow Cop26 talks

Virus at the Heart of the European Economy

Source:: Bella Caledonia Virus at the Heart of the European Economy WHAT with a Brexit post-coital tristesse followed by the corona-virus catastrophe, the British media is spending even less time on European economic affairs than the minuscule usual. This is a pity because Covid-19 has not only detonated a massive crisis in the individual European economies, it has thrown the biggest of monkey wrenches into the […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Virus at the Heart of the European Economy

Coronavirus: Jeane Freeman hits back at UK test kit claims

Source:: The National Coronavirus: Jeane Freeman hits back at UK test kit claims HEALTH Secretary Jeane Freeman has hit back at reports that the UK will control coronavirus test kit procurement for devolved nations and insisted Scotland will continue to source its own. Read the full article:: The National Coronavirus: Jeane Freeman hits back at UK test kit claims

Coronavirus crisis is proof that we need a Universal Basic Income

Source:: The National Coronavirus crisis is proof that we need a Universal Basic Income DURING the Covid-19 outbreak the UK and Scottish Governments have been trying to safeguard the citizens of the UK and its constituent parts. Initially physical health and wellbeing was to the fore. Washing our hands and practising safe distancing were advised. Cleanliness and isolation were the two main tools to stop the spread. It soon became apparent that too much isolation was going to lead to mental health problems and so digital social networking was encouraged and interaction from a… Read the full article:: […]

Chancellor Rishi Sunak 'argued England should break away from UK'

Source:: The National Chancellor Rishi Sunak ‘argued England should break away from UK’ CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak has argued for the UK to be broken up because it “doesn’t make financial sense”, according to a party colleague. Read the full article:: The National Chancellor Rishi Sunak ‘argued England should break away from UK’