Debi's charity has uniform approach to help children

Source:: Northern Scot Debi’s charity has uniform approach to help children A MORAY charity has thanked the community for their “phenomenal” support as it helped over 90 children get new uniforms for the start of the school term. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Debi’s charity has uniform approach to help children

Down in the oozing magma

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Down in the oozing magma Sometimes you wonder when the declining reputation of the British state is going to hit bedrock, but that implies that there’s some solid base to the British establishment. Then you realise that it went through the bedrock quite a long time ago and is now deep down there somewhere swimming in the oozing magma with no idea which way is up. Down in the very core of the planet there are radioactive heavy elements with half-lives measured in nano-seconds. Even… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Down in […]

All the alarms and no surprises

Source:: Wings Over Scotland All the alarms and no surprises This weekend’s Scottish Mail On Sunday carries a column from UK Cabinet Office minister Damian Green which, if anyone was still in any doubt, rings just about every warning bell imaginable in terms of the Tories’ plan to use Brexit to cripple devolution both in principle and in practice. It’s tucked away on page 27 […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland All the alarms and no surprises

Glasgow is in denial over monument to Great Famine | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Glasgow is in denial over monument to Great Famine | Kevin McKenna Why is the city dithering over a suitable memorial to the events that brought in the first Irish immigrants?More than 150 years after starving Irish people first sought sanctuary in Glasgow, it seems the city’s acceptance of them remains a qualified one. The bulk of those who settled here had fled the horrors of the Great Famine (An Gorta Mór) in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. During this period, a million of Ireland’s poorest people starved to death and a… Read the full […]

Tree specialist heads to hurricane-hit Caribbean

Source:: Northern Scot Tree specialist heads to hurricane-hit Caribbean A MORAY tree surgeon is preparing himself to fly out to Puerto Rico, to provide vital support to people whose lives have been devastated by two hurricanes in the past fortnight. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Tree specialist heads to hurricane-hit Caribbean

Chronic pain patient slams hospital treatment

Source:: Northern Scot Chronic pain patient slams hospital treatment PATIENTS suffering chronic pain are not receiving treatment vital for keeping their conditions under control. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Chronic pain patient slams hospital treatment

Two Forrres women set to appear on ITV show

Source:: Northern Scot Two Forrres women set to appear on ITV show TWO women from Forres will be appearing on the prime time ITV show Cannonball tonight. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Two Forrres women set to appear on ITV show

Florence and the Machine Politician

Source:: Bella Caledonia Florence and the Machine Politician The strength of feeling that the Scottish people have about this need for control and the direct accountability of their politicians is one reason why, throughout its membership Scotland has never totally felt at home being in the British Union. And perhaps because of our history and geography, the British Union never felt to us […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Florence and the Machine Politician

Ole Ola

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Ole Ola (Buy Chris Cairns’ second great book of cartoons here. Plus cuddly Hamish!) Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Ole Ola

The question of the Kurds

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The question of the Kurds There’s awareness in Scotland about Catalonia’s looming independence referendum. Or at least there’s awareness if you don’t confine yourself to BBC Scotland news. The Catalan vote is due to be held a week on Sunday, 1 October. However there’s another nation which is going to hold an independence referendum even sooner. On Monday Iraqi Kurdistan will hold a referendum to decide whether the region’s future is as the first independent Kurdish state. The Kurds have been described as the world’s… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The question […]

Podcast: How do we learn to sing a new song for Europe?

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Podcast: How do we learn to sing a new song for Europe? http://newsnet.scot/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/170922_newsnet-kirsty_hughes-maurice_smith_v1.mp3 As Theresa May prepared her latest Brexit speech in the bizarrely chosen venue of Florence, Newsnet took time to record a fresh analysis of the European situation. Derek Bateman This latest podcast features Kirsty Hughes, head of a new think-tank, The Scottish Centre on European Relations (SCRE), taking a broad view of the UK government’s lack of progress on Brexit, and how the EU nations might respond. Kirsty joined regular host Derek Bateman and journalist and producer Maurice Smith.… Read the full […]

Scottish School Reforms praised by International Council of Education Advisers

Source:: John Robertson Scottish School Reforms praised by International Council of Education Advisers The advisers said: ‘We can see clear and positive momentum in Scottish education, particularly in relation to the devolution of more power and resources directly to schools. We strongly support the principles underpinning these changes as it is important they are designed to improve education, rather than being structural change for its own sake.’ They then went on to make three suggestion to build on the progress so far. They: Made suggestions about to how put learning and teaching at… Read the full article:: John […]

Homage to Catalonia

Source:: Bella Caledonia Homage to Catalonia With the Catalan crisis coming to  a head, a timely film festival in Scotland celebrates Catalan culture. Homage to Catalonia – Scotland’s Catalan Film Festival runs from September 27 to October 6.  As well as feature films, the programme offers a week of poetry, spoken word, parties, gastronomic events, talks and a strong showing of short […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Homage to Catalonia

Scotland staffed to carry out almost twice the English rate of environmental health inspections of food establishments

Source:: John Robertson Scotland staffed to carry out almost twice the English rate of environmental health inspections of food establishments From Environmental Health News on 20th September: ‘English local authorities are seriously falling behind their devolved neighbours when it comes to resourcing food inspections. The latest LAEMS figures published this week reveals that each Environmental Health professional inspecting food establishments in England is responsible for 345 premises annually while in Wales the figure is nearly half that at 175. In Northern Ireland, the figure is 238 premises per EHP while in Scotland it is 204.’ At the same time, […]

Heritage Day in Elgin

Source:: Northern Scot Heritage Day in Elgin A TRIO of talks by Scottish history is one of the highlight of Moray’s second Heritage Day. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Heritage Day in Elgin