In a year of terrible events, we can still feel that this wee country is getting better as it drifts away from the callous, post-imperial, values of Tory Britain

Source:: John Robertson In a year of terrible events, we can still feel that this wee country is getting better as it drifts away from the callous, post-imperial, values of Tory Britain (c) exascale.co.uk I’ve been posting almost entirely good new stories, talking-up Scotland, in an effort to counter the depressing effects of our doom-laden, Unionist media. To finish the year off, here are a some of nearly a thousand of them, to hopefully lighten your heart: Scotland has higher gross disposable income per head than most UK regions Scottish graduates more likely to find work or further study than […]

As alcohol and icy surfaces increase demand, NHS England considers dangerous ‘drunk tanks’ and sending non-specialist nurses or GPs as first responders. Scottish Ambulance Service stays calm and tweets advice

Source:: John Robertson As alcohol and icy surfaces increase demand, NHS England considers dangerous ‘drunk tanks’ and sending non-specialist nurses or GPs as first responders. Scottish Ambulance Service stays calm and tweets advice Here’s what the chairman of the police federation in England said in 2012: ‘To recommend locking people up in so-called ‘drunk tanks’ to resolve the issue of binge drinking is dangerous. People who are very drunk can be vulnerable and often require medical attention, so locking them in a confined space is not an effective solution.’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/camerons-drunk-tanks-are-dangerous-say-police-6953014.html This view was echoed in the Independent: ‘However, hospital […]

Scotland in Union Data Dump

Source:: Bella Caledonia Scotland in Union Data Dump The Scotland in Union data dump isn’t just about that single organisation, it’s about political support from the super-rich and landed classes to the parties and movements that sustain their power. This is the Anglo-Scottish aristocracy and their nexus of friends and stenographers laid on a table for dissection. It details donations to the Labour, […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Scotland in Union Data Dump

STV shamelessly allows Lib Dem MSP to distort scale of transfers to NHS England as a single English county sends 500 back.

Source:: John Robertson STV shamelessly allows Lib Dem MSP to distort scale of transfers to NHS England as a single English county sends 500 back. (c) thenational.scot I can’t find overall figures for transfers from English hospitals to Scottish ones but the level of transfers from Oxfordshire to Scotland is a useful comparison. According to Lib Dem health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton, via STV, 625 patients were transferred to English hospitals in 2016/2017 and he says: ‘We need to know whether the significant rise in patients being sent outside Scotland is a consequence of SNP ministers’ failures.’ In the same […]

The Tools Of The Union

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Tools Of The Union Alert readers will have noted that last night we took down our story about Scotland In Union‘s spreadsheet of all the various super-wealthy Dukes, Duchesses, Viscounts, Earls, Marquises, Countesses, Sirs, Lords, Ladies, Colonels and Brigadiers who fund their “grassroots” anti-independence operation. (AGM pictured below.) We believe we’re entitled under the law to run the article, […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Tools Of The Union

Police urge safety at Hogmanay

Source:: Northern Scot Police urge safety at Hogmanay Police are encouraging people to enjoy Hogmanay celebrations but to do so in a safe and responsible manner. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Police urge safety at Hogmanay

The real spirit of Hogmanay: first-footing, football and stovies on the island of Easdale

Source:: Kevin McKenna The real spirit of Hogmanay: first-footing, football and stovies on the island of Easdale As their big city counterparts part with big cash to enjoy New Year events, the Argyll islanders enjoy a very special three-day celebration of communityIn Scotland this is where the real essence of transition from old to new gets distilled. At midnight tonight on Easdale, a tiny island in the Inner Hebrides, a motley troupe of celebrants will pick its way gingerly over rocks and grass, through pools and over dykes. The three-day celebration to bring in the New Year… Read […]

The end of a bad song

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The end of a bad song Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The end of a bad song

When even astroturf is too common

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug When even astroturf is too common It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Scotland in Union and its claim to be a grassroots organisation. Poor sowels. There you are, telling anyone who’ll listen that you represent the voices of grassroots supporters of the British state and along come those pesky cybernats with their Scoobie Doo impressions who bust you and prove to the world that not only have you come up with a conspiracy plan that even Enid Blyton would consider somewhat childish, but that… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug When […]

Why the lynx effect would be a boon for Scotland | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Why the lynx effect would be a boon for Scotland | Kevin McKenna Farmers and landowners may cavil, but there could be appreciable benefits from reintroducing big predatorsDuring a difficult year, the lynx provided a welcome fragment of good cheer. It seems the big cat could be making a return to the wilds of Scotland after an absence of several hundred years. There are many things to like about the reintroduction of a Champions League predator to the Scottish countryside, not least of which is that it would greatly inconvenience and outrage farming… Read the […]

It’s the love that makes it worthwhile

Source:: Wings Over Scotland It’s the love that makes it worthwhile Scottish people are the BEST at compliments 🙂 Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland It’s the love that makes it worthwhile

Is this cable-link only the beginning of a massive earner for an independent Scotland as we send surplus electricity south?

Source:: John Robertson Is this cable-link only the beginning of a massive earner for an independent Scotland as we send surplus electricity south? (c) subseaworldnews.com Already, this year we’ve seen many days when we could be exporting surplus electricity from renewables. See, for example: Scotland’s wind turbines provide enough energy for 189% of Scottish homes on nearly every day in October. It was much the same in May. Today, reported in Energy Voice we see: ‘National Grid has confirmed electricity has started to flow through a cable taking renewable energy from Scotland to England and Wales. The cable runs from […]

From reducing cattle-fart to saving a dog’s leg, Scottish researchers lead the way

Source:: John Robertson From reducing cattle-fart to saving a dog’s leg, Scottish researchers lead the way (c) petmd.com Glasgow University researchers have developed a ‘world-first’ in creating new bone growth and saving the leg of what looks like an English Setter. Who says we can be anti-English? The technique prevented amputation of the leg and is to be tested on humans too. This is only one of many reports of Scottish researchers at the forefront of their fields, which I’ve reported on. See these recent examples: Scottish research first to identify ways of reducing cattle-fart with… Read the […]

British and Scottish nationalism are polar opposites

Source:: Business for Scotland British and Scottish nationalism are polar opposites You have to be wilfully blinkered not to see the massive differences between the British nationalist forces behind Brexit and the cause of Scottish home rule. Brexit is xenophobic / anti immigrant, misty eyed historical knee jerk reaction to the loss of economic stability, it is isolationist and separatist, it is driven from a feeling of […] The post British and Scottish nationalism are polar opposites appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland British and Scottish nationalism are polar opposites

STV falls for Tory misrepresentation of scale and effects of hospital bed reductions as NHS Scotland exceeds NHS England provision by 50%

Source:: John Robertson STV falls for Tory misrepresentation of scale and effects of hospital bed reductions as NHS Scotland exceeds NHS England provision by 50% (c) youtube.com Under the headline: ‘Number of available hospital beds plummets in five years. The Scottish Conservatives say it is easy to see why NHS ‘horror stories’ happen.’ STV went on to allow the ill-informed views of Tory shadow health secretary, Miles Briggs (above), to completely misrepresent the scale and the effects of a small reduction in the number of beds available in Scottish hospitals and dominate the narrative unchallenged. From their report, here […]