Cross party effort wins five stars

Source:: Northern Scot Cross party effort wins five stars IT turns out cross-party relationships only half work, as Kezia Dugdale and Stanley Johnson win five stars for camp on last night’s episode I’m a Celebrity. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Cross party effort wins five stars

Remembrance Day for Lost Species, November 30

Source:: Bella Caledonia Remembrance Day for Lost Species, November 30 The little worker bee lives, I have read, about three weeks. Is that long? Long enough, I suppose, to understand that life is a blessing. I have found them —haven’t you?— stopped in the very cups of the flowers, their wings a little tattered-so much flying about, to the hive, then out into the world, […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Remembrance Day for Lost Species, November 30

For what it’s worth

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug For what it’s worth A guest post by Samuel Miller Back in May of this year I wrote the post Survival of the fittest. In that post I outlined what I considered to be my own personal summary of the challenges faced by UK society and the nature of the forces ranged against the YES movement, or indeed any movement seeking a fairer, more just system of government. Basically my thoughts on why we are where we are. I pointed out what I felt… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug For what it’s […]

The Theatre of Humiliation

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Theatre of Humiliation The Theatre of Humiliation: From The Province of The Cat by George Gunn As the ungainly farce of Brexit blathers to its inevitable conclusion, now that Theresa May has set the date for leaving the EU – 29th March 2019 – and bowed low to the inevitable cash settlement for the European divorce bill which […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Theatre of Humiliation

Land, food and intergenerational resilience

Source:: Bella Caledonia Land, food and intergenerational resilience Land, food and intergenerational resilience – what is ‘indigeneity’ in a Scottish context? We need inspiration and a fresh approach to create a food system in Scotland that meets our needs as citizens and not as economic units – and the ideas proposed by the Alliance for Intergenerational Resilience may provide the insights we need […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Land, food and intergenerational resilience

Minor roadworks alert

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Minor roadworks alert Scotland has 2,174 miles of road, of which 1.7 miles (or just under 0.08%) comprise the Queensferry Crossing. For the next few days those 1.7 miles will be subject to some partial lane closures on the southbound side for maintenance. They’ll cause almost no disruption, because as it happens there’s another very similar bridge conveniently located just […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Minor roadworks alert

The Ireland Question is not just about Ireland, but a selective view of Britain

Source:: Gerry Hassan The Ireland Question is not just about Ireland, but a selective view of Britain The Ireland Question is not just about Ireland, but a selective view of Britain Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, November 29th 2017 Brexit has become a constitutional and political clusterfuck – a rolling embarrassment for Britain in a show that is set to run officially at least until 11pm on 29 March 2019, and in all probability for years after. It is a crash between a right-wing Fantasyland version of Britain (witness Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and Jacob Rees-Mogg) and at… Read […]

Tensions burning in the jungle

Source:: Northern Scot Tensions burning in the jungle Tensions were running hot last night on Im A Celebrity: Get me out of here! as the battle between Kez and Boxer, Amir Khan for control of the camp fire came to a head. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Tensions burning in the jungle

The Communist Terrors

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Communist Terrors Jostling for position among the many fantasies of Britain’s faltering elite, is a new one emerging this week. It goes something like this: young people aren’t terrified enough of the prospect of a commie like Jeremy Corbyn coming to power; if only they knew the full horrors of Stalinism / Marxism / Communism they would […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Communist Terrors

Radical Independence – now more than ever

Source:: Bella Caledonia Radical Independence – now more than ever This was published four years ago. Today it deserves a second publication. A community, a society and a nation. An economy, an environment and a home. These are not objects that exist because they are measured and weighed and counted. They are not commodities, they are not someone’s gift. They are the footprints each of […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Radical Independence – now more than ever

Scottish Business Buzz (29.11.17)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (29.11.17) Adam Davidson and his team at BoConcept have been inspired by the Social Bite initiative to end homelessness in Scotland within 5 years and have launched their own fundraising efforts to support the cause – Sit Down For Change. Famous Scottish artists and designers have each taken a BoConcept chair and redesigned them, donating the […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (29.11.17) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (29.11.17)

Changing the Maps

Source:: Bella Caledonia Changing the Maps “My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre Lorde The question of ‘voice’ and how we communicate and how we organise has dominated online discussion in the last few days. ‘You are trying to silence me’ is one of those accusations that is thrown around and it is used because […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Changing the Maps

Whistle for it Boris

Source:: Bella Caledonia Whistle for it Boris It’s like reparations for stupidity. Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and David Davis huffed & puffed, called the Europeans names, blamed the Irish, wrapped themselves in the Union Jack & sang Rule Britannia. They basked in the glory of triumphantly belligerent editorials in England’s reactionary press, and have now agreed to pay what Brussels was demanding, […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Whistle for it Boris

The powers they have

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The powers they have Cash is tight in Scotland’s Unionist-run councils. If only there was something they could do to bring more money in, something they’ve been demanding the Scottish Government do for at least the last seven years and which the councils now have the power to do for themselves. Not THAT, obviously. They mean something that might lose […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The powers they have

Kez Watch in the jungle

Source:: Northern Scot Kez Watch in the jungle KEZIA Dugdale, former leader of the Scottish Labour Party and former Elgin Primary School pupil, has been in the jungle for almost a week now. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Kez Watch in the jungle