New in the WordPress.com Business Plan: Jetpack Search

Source:: North British Post New in the WordPress.com Business Plan: Jetpack Search The WordPress.com Business plan combines fully managed hosting with the freedom to grow and scale your site without limits. Today we’re adding Jetpack Search to WordPress.com Business so you can enjoy powerful and fast on-site search functionality as part of your plan.   Once you activate Jetpack Search, you’ll be using the same search engine powering some of the largest sites on the web. Jetpack Search provides a more engaging experience for your visitors: it relies on modern search algorithms… Read the full article:: North British […]

Planning for UK Embassy to Move to Jerusalem Post Brexit

Source:: Craig Murray Planning for UK Embassy to Move to Jerusalem Post Brexit This information about planning being carried out in great secrecy came to me from an FCO source I had no previous contact with, so I do not know the reliability. It might even be a hoax to make me look foolish. Therefore I decided to check the story with the FCO Press Department, but I can’t get any response out of them. Not answering questions appears to be the standard British state response to independent journalists now. If this is… Read the full article:: Craig […]

In a Hole?

Source:: Bella Caledonia In a Hole? THE world’s central bankers – who oversee the global monetary system – have just returned from their annual Druid’s conclave at the US ski resort of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. One ostentatiously absent face was Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England. Carney also gave Jackson Hole a miss last year. In 2017 he sent in his stead Ben Broadbent, the Deputy Governor in charge of UK monetary policy. Broadbent is usually tipped as the frontrunner to succeed Carney when… Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia In a Hole?

Moray MSP to return to Scottish Government

Source:: Northern Scot Moray MSP to return to Scottish Government THE First Minister has announced her intention to appoint Moray MSP Richard Lochhead as minister for further education, higher education and science. Mr Lochhead, who was the government’s rural affairs Read the full article:: Northern Scot Moray MSP to return to Scottish Government

The rush to judgement

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The rush to judgement I had a lovely couple of days in Wales, doing a talk for the Caernarfon branch of Yes Cymru. It was a fantastic evening, and the venue was packed out. In fact it went so well that now Yes Cymru is considering organising a national tour of Wales for the dug. I’ll get to tag along too. The news about Alex Salmond’s resignation from the SNP broke when I was away. That was what the British parties and the anti-independence… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The rush to […]

Police appeal for information after Portknockie car theft

Source:: Northern Scot Police appeal for information after Portknockie car theft POLICE Scotland are appealing for information following the theft of a distinctive car in Portknockie. It was around 12.30pm yesterday (Thursday August 30) when the midnight blue Vauxhall Cavalier was Read the full article:: Northern Scot Police appeal for information after Portknockie car theft

Rees-Mogg says Scotland should not have indyref2 for a generation

Source:: The National Rees-Mogg says Scotland should not have indyref2 for a generation TORY Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has sparked a furious backlash after saying that Scotland should not have another independence referendum for at least 20 years. Read the full article:: The National Rees-Mogg says Scotland should not have indyref2 for a generation

Scottish business confidence stays high…Ah but!..Oh shut up Revoking Scotland!

Source:: John Robertson Scottish business confidence stays high…Ah but!..Oh shut up Revoking Scotland!  This was announced on BBC Scotland News this morning but then quickly buried under a foul-smelling heap of reservations. In contrast, balanced and better written, from Insider today: Business confidence among firms in Scotland has remained steady for a second month in a row, a survey suggests. Economic optimism stood at 9% in August, an increase of seven points on the previous month, according to the Bank of Scotland’s Business Barometer. Bank of Scotland’s regional director also said: ‘To see… Read the full article:: John […]

A world in which the SNP suffers a schism and is weakened is not viable in this world of social media and is unlikely to survive its difficult birth

Source:: John Robertson A world in which the SNP suffers a schism and is weakened is not viable in this world of social media and is unlikely to survive its difficult birth   A Clegg tries to bite the SNP on the bum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXShvJIdUC8 The Daily Record’s David Clegg talked, on BBC Newsnight two nights ago, of ‘it [the Salmond case] having ‘cleaved through the nationalist movement in Scotland.’ This and hundreds of other mainstream media pronouncements are beginning to develop a narrative of schism and of weakening in the SNP and the wider independence movement. Had this happened […]

SNP membership rose following Westminster walkout

Source:: The National SNP membership rose following Westminster walkout MORE than 7000 people joined the SNP following the party’s walkout at Westminster. Read the full article:: The National SNP membership rose following Westminster walkout

Scotland in Union in financial trouble despite new members

Source:: The National Scotland in Union in financial trouble despite new members SCOTLAND in Union is continuing to grow, its chief executive has said – but its finances have taken a nosedive. Read the full article:: The National Scotland in Union in financial trouble despite new members

Report says Scots role in EU talks should be 'statutory requirement'

Source:: The National Report says Scots role in EU talks should be ‘statutory requirement’ THERE should be a “statutory requirement” that Scotland and the other devolved administrations have a say in any post-Brexit trade deals, according to a new report. Read the full article:: The National Report says Scots role in EU talks should be ‘statutory requirement’

Frontline service disruption forecast ahead of union strikes

Source:: The National Frontline service disruption forecast ahead of union strikes SCHOOL services, homecare, libraries, leisure centres and bin collections will be disrupted as members of three unions hold a one-day strike. Read the full article:: The National Frontline service disruption forecast ahead of union strikes

BMA warn Scottish Government GP pay rises will have 'little impact'

Source:: The National BMA warn Scottish Government GP pay rises will have ‘little impact’ A PAY deal giving some doctors a 3% wage rise will have very little impact on the challenges facing the profession, medical leaders say. Read the full article:: The National BMA warn Scottish Government GP pay rises will have ‘little impact’

Gerry Hassan’s House Divided

Source:: Random Public Journal Gerry Hassan’s House Divided Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael “THE BIG-TENT BROAD CHURCH Yes movement of [the] 2014 #indyref,” tweets writer, commentator, and academic Gerry Hassan, “was always going to splinter.” His comment came in the wake of the former First Minister, Alex Salmond’s, announcement that he had resigned from the SNP. While he sees the fragmentation of the Scottish independence movement as an inevitability, he questions whether this will come about over partisan disputes between what he classifies as “Salmond loyalists” and… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Gerry Hassan’s House […]