Ruth Davidson and Alex Rowley call off alleged wrestling match after Kezia allegedly says ‘What’s the point when Scotland’s A&E services are so good you couldn’t enjoy your opponent’s suffering for more than a few minutes?’

Source: John Robertson Ruth Davidson and Alex Rowley call off alleged wrestling match after Kezia allegedly says ‘What’s the point when Scotland’s A&E services are so good you couldn’t enjoy your opponent’s suffering for more than a few minutes?’ © comedy.co.uk, the national.scot, telegraph.co.uk I know I’m repeating myself by mentioning that Scotland’s A&E service surpassed the 95% treated in 4 hours or less target this month but I thought this story of admittedly dubious provenance (professorial talk eh?) made it worth the repetition. Only 191 read my report on the target in: Kezia to Nicola: ’94.7%? That’s disgraceful, […]

A sense of perspective

Source: Wee Ginger Dug A sense of perspective There are some people who want to spend their time obsessing over how nasty a certain independence blogger has been on Twitter. They’d prefer to vilify anyone who has dared to point out that the nasty thing he said was not nasty in the way they’d like it to be nasty. They’re obsessed with getting outraged on someone else’s behalf – and the someone else in this instance is a Tory MP and his MSP son. They’re attacking the couple of traditional print media outlets that we have, The National and […]

Unbrits and Rich White Men

Source: Bella Caledonia Unbrits and Rich White Men Denis MacShane tell us that just five of the richest men in Britain paid for 61% of the Leave campaign and that Brexit was ‘for the rich, by the rich, of the rich.’ This truth is seeping out just as the true nature of the vote and purpose of Brexit’s sister ‘populist’ phenomenon across the […]

The Too Wee Club #2

Source: Wings Over Scotland The Too Wee Club #2 A series inspired by a Unionist blog insisting that “On a practical level, I do not believe for one moment that Scotland could thrive alone”, and which led to our thinking about some of the world’s other independent nations. NO. 2 – ICELAND Above is a picture of the Nordic island of Iceland, shown adjacent to and at the same […]

Lucy's life is focus of TV documentary

Source: Northern Scot Lucy’s life is focus of TV documentary LUCY Lintott is to star in an hour-long BBC documentary on Tuesday. Called MND and 22 Year Old Me, the film was shot over a period of six months.

Fox in the chicken house is a boon to the SNP | Kevin McKenna

Source: Kevin McKenna Fox in the chicken house is a boon to the SNP | Kevin McKenna The government in Edinburgh is content to let the dismal Leave negotiations run their tragic course, a shot in the arm for dormant nationalism The patchy radio reception on a rural back road in west central Scotland was playing havoc with Stephen Jardine’s mid-morning phone-in show on Radio Scotland. Jardine seemed to be refereeing a heated live discussion on the desirability of coronation chicken, that staple of UK suburban garden buffets, as a food product. But it wasn’t coronation chicken they were […]

Scottish Government awards 13 firms £3.5m in new grants to maintain push for growth in food and drink sales

Source: John Robertson Scottish Government awards 13 firms £3.5m in new grants to maintain push for growth in food and drink sales The £850 000 grant just announced to Douglas Laing & Co. for their Pacific Quay distillery is just part of a much larger amount being invested in food and drink producers. Thirteen companies will receive between them, £3.5 million as part of the Scottish Government’s push to further develop this lucrative part of our economy. You’ll know from previous pieces that we already produce 28% of UK food and drink exports with only 8% of the population. […]

Scottish Government invests in Glasgow’s second new distillery as Scottish Whisky sales climb toward £1 billion and Scotland produces 28% of all UK food and drink exports

Source: John Robertson Scottish Government invests in Glasgow’s second new distillery as Scottish Whisky sales climb toward £1 billion and Scotland produces 28% of all UK food and drink exports It makes you laugh. No, not the whisky, the notion that Scotland’s economy is in any way too weak for independence. I’ve covered this several times already including: With only 8% of the population, Scotland accounts for more than 28% of UK food and drink exports. Too wee to survive on our own? The Scottish Government is now part-funding with Douglas Laing & co., a new distillery at Pacific Quay. […]

Oil price climbs above $51 per barrel as US reserves fall: Scottish North Sea oil remains profitable

Source: John Robertson Oil price climbs above per barrel as US reserves fall: Scottish North Sea oil remains profitable © paceinvestmentclub.com US reserves of oil and petrol are now down to the lowest level since January and the Brent settlement for September is $51.71. This is well above minimum profitability levels as the major companies adjust. Scottish North Sea oil thus remains a safe bet for future profitability after only one year (2016) of losses in forty years of wealth flowing to London. This was the biggest weekly increase this year with ever increasing signs of increasing demand. US […]

Actually doing it

Source: Wings Over Scotland Actually doing it The Yes movement, like almost all movements, is plagued with a small but incredibly loud faction of intolerant, destructive extremists. Alert readers will have noticed that this site has again been the victim of them this week, but we’re not alone. They’ve also gone after two print publications – The National and iScot – over […]

Dufftown prepares for Highland Games

Source: Northern Scot Dufftown prepares for Highland Games MASSED pipe bands will march through the centre of Dufftown tomorrow as they make their way to the125th anniversary Highland Games.

Common Space – What Hast Thou Done?

Source: Random Public Journal Common Space – What Hast Thou Done? Tweet Follow @RPJblogBy Jason Michael Common Space’s decision to platform pot shots on the side of Kezia Dugdale at Wings Over Scotland is naïve and dangerous. Stuart Campbell is more than “a man with a blog.” He is – for good or ill – the voice of thousands. Stuart Campbell, the Bath-based independentista behind Wings Over Scotland, has sparked a storm. Maybe it’s better to say that he has sparked another storm. That’s what Scotland’s biggest pro-independence blog does. It’s a rabble rouser. We’re used to that, and […]

Podcast: Working as an MP in these turbulent times

Source: NewsNet Scotland Podcast: Working as an MP in these turbulent times http://newsnet.scot/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/170728_newsnet_chrisstephens_v1.mp3 This week’s keyword is “turbulent”. Brexit, Trump, you name it. Turbulent politics and politicians. A turbulent electorate and the social fall-out of the economy, immigration and the rest. Podcast host Maurice Smith invited Chris Stephens, MP for Glasgow South-west, to discuss all this, as well as his experience at Westminster. As a member of the SNP’s much-vaunted intake of 56 MPs in the UK election of 2015, as the party rode the crest of a post-refendum surge, he has witnessed a Tory administration “in action” and […]

A huddle in a befuddled muddle

Source: Wee Ginger Dug A huddle in a befuddled muddle You would imagine that by some fifteen months after the Brexit vote, that some sort of clarity would have emerged by now about what was going to happen after the UK had left the European Union. But no, this is Britain. This is the country of muddling through. Only this time the muddle isn’t getting through anything at all, it’s just a directionless disaster. If you thought Brexit was a confused mess last week, this week it’s got even worse. It doesn’t look like it’s about to get any […]