Poop scooping Ross Thomson

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Poop scooping Ross Thomson If Ross Thomson didn’t exist, no one, absolutely no one, would feel the need to invent him. No one would mourn his absence. No one would lament his loss. Without Ross, no one would feel there was an aching vacuum in this country’s public life, even though Ross is Scotland’s leading proponent of political vacuums, and indeed vacuum cleaners. Now don’t get me wrong, Aberdeen is a fine city. Its citizens are fine people. But see if you voted for… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Poop scooping Ross […]

One-nil to justice

Source:: Wings Over Scotland One-nil to justice A couple of months earlier than we were expecting it, we’ve had the Sheriff’s decision on our court hearing a month ago against Kezia Dugdale. tl;dr version: we won. This doesn’t settle the dispute over whether Dugdale’s comments in a Daily Record column last March were defamatory. Last month’s proceedings merely determined whether there would be […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland One-nil to justice

How do we have public conversations in the age of rage?

Source:: Gerry Hassan How do we have public conversations in the age of rage? How do we have public conversations in the age of rage? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, August 15th 2018 Has the world of politics and public life ever been so messed up? And at a time of global confusion, disruption and challenge when intelligent politics is more needed than ever before. British politics in the last week has seen stormy arguments over the rights and wrongs of Tory Boris Johnson and his comments about Muslim women wearing the burka. At the… Read the full article:: […]

British nationalism’s problem with extremism

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug British nationalism’s problem with extremism The recent reports about the conviction of a right wing extremist in Edinburgh for making a bomb made for, ahem, interesting reading. Nazi thug Peter Morgan was sentenced to 12 years for making a bomb. Most of the reports in the press pictured him holding up a saltire together with a sign reading “White Pride”. Most of the reports mentioned that he had connections to the Scottish Defence League. Some of the reports, including those on the STV news site… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug British nationalism’s […]

Walkers wanted for mini-pilgrimage

Source:: Northern Scot Walkers wanted for mini-pilgrimage WALKERS are being invited to take part in a ‘mini-pilgrimage’ to Pluscaden Abbey next weekend. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Walkers wanted for mini-pilgrimage

Vi är Sverige

Source:: Bella Caledonia Vi är Sverige The Stockholm summers of ‘94 and ‘18 have quite a few similarities. Sweden’s capital was basking in the hottest weather on record, its national football team was exceeding expectations in the world cup and the country was building up for crucial elections. I was in the city during both those periods. Granted, in ‘94, I was but a bleary–eyed 11 year old – drunk on the serotonin from the Swedish sun – ecstatic, in assimilating the buzz of my Father’s… Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Vi är Sverige

Cypriotism in the Twenty-First Century

Source:: Bella Caledonia Cypriotism in the Twenty-First Century The current division of Cyprus on supposed Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot identity issues is historically both a fallacy and a tragedy. From the outset, Cyprus is Cyprus, irrespective of there being Greek-Cypriots, Turkish-Cypriots or any other sort of prefix-Cypriots you care to identify. Inclusive, non-ethnic Cypriot nationalism, also known as Cypriotism, focusses on pan-Cypriot unity, in stark contrast to the ethnocentric counter-narrative that has unnecessarily divided the island for too long now. The geopolitical world as we currently view it is… Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Cypriotism in the Twenty-First […]

Proposed routes for new dual carriageway revealed

Source:: Northern Scot Proposed routes for new dual carriageway revealed OPTIONS for where the new dual carriageway will run through Moray have been narrowed right down. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Proposed routes for new dual carriageway revealed

Praise for shopworker who foiled the scammers

Source:: Northern Scot Praise for shopworker who foiled the scammers A QUICK-thinking Buckie shopworker has been praised by police for preventing an elderly couple being scammed out of hundreds of pounds. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Praise for shopworker who foiled the scammers

'Don't bring Trump craziness back to Europe', warns economist

Source:: The National ‘Don’t bring Trump craziness back to Europe’, warns economist A LEADING economist yesterday warned against Europe importing the “craziness” of President Donald Trump’s trade war. Read the full article:: The National ‘Don’t bring Trump craziness back to Europe’, warns economist

No-deal Brexit will be a ‘catastrophe’, warn doctors

Source:: The National No-deal Brexit will be a ‘catastrophe’, warn doctors A NO-deal Brexit would be “catastrophic” for Scotland’s health, doctors leaders claim. Read the full article:: The National No-deal Brexit will be a ‘catastrophe’, warn doctors

Terrorist carnage haunts human rights lawyer of Catalan politicians

Source:: The National Terrorist carnage haunts human rights lawyer of Catalan politicians AS Barcelona remembers the first anniversary of the terror attacks, a Scot who was at the centre of the incident on La Rambla has said he is haunted by the carnage of that day. Read the full article:: The National Terrorist carnage haunts human rights lawyer of Catalan politicians

Cannonbawz Run part of relocated food and drink festival

Source:: Northern Scot Cannonbawz Run part of relocated food and drink festival THE Cannonbawz Run will see 65 cars – ranging from supercars, sports and classic – hit the road this Saturday, August 18 in Elgin. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Cannonbawz Run part of relocated food and drink festival

Metro Mayors and Trumpton Politics

Source:: Bella Caledonia Metro Mayors and Trumpton Politics This interview is so beautiful in so many ways. Apart from Ruth Davidson omitting to explain to Andy Street that the Scottish Conservatives bitterly opposed devolution for decades and never lose an opportunity to run down and undermine the devolved settlement at every turn, I love the fact that both ignore the fact that the Conservatives never have been, nor ever will be elected to office in Scotland. But the other thing that’s going on here – and this is… Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Metro Mayors and Trumpton […]

New home for theatre company

Source:: Northern Scot New home for theatre company OUT of the Darkness Theatre Company is holding an open day on Tuesday to showcase its new premises. Read the full article:: Northern Scot New home for theatre company