More ramblings on equality

Source:: John Robertson More ramblings on equality From Contrary: Yes it makes sense, a perceived more equal society can help reduce crime and improve mental health – I would maybe add that a fairer society improves feelings of hope – another vague one! – hope for the future. Even if your life is shit, if you know your children are going to get a fair chance at life, you can have hope (etc). I’ve just read a historical novel set in the peasant rebellion of 1548, in… Read the full article:: John Robertson More ramblings on equality

Oh no EU can’t. Oh yes we can

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Oh no EU can’t. Oh yes we can One of the EU’s most senior parliamentarians has said in an interview that the entry of an independent Scotland into the EU should be easy. The German veteran MEP Elmar Brock made the remarks while being interviewed by Alex Salmond on the latter’s show on RT. Since Scotland is, for the time being, a part of the EU by virtue of being a part of the UK, it is already in compliance with all the requirements necessary of an EU… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger […]

Black Cube, the “Mossad” of Commercial Spying

Source:: Bella Caledonia Black Cube, the “Mossad” of Commercial Spying IN the murky world of corporate espionage there is no murkier bunch than Black Cube, the private spy company founded and run by ex-members of Mossad and other parts of the octopus that is the Israeli intelligence community. The Black Cube “advisory board” claims no less than two former Mossad heads – Mossad being Israel’s […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Black Cube, the “Mossad” of Commercial Spying

The Birth of the New: BBC Scotland Finally Takes Off

Source:: Gerry Hassan The Birth of the New: BBC Scotland Finally Takes Off The Birth of the New: BBC Scotland Finally Takes Off Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, 27 February 2019 BBC Scotland’s new channel launched on Sunday at 7pm. There was a small amount of expectation, a countdown, and even nervousness. Sitting, waiting for it to begin, in those last few seconds I reflected how seldom a new TV channel is born on old-fashioned telly. The last I remember being Channel 4 in the 1980s, with Five not at the outset or since… Read the full article:: Gerry […]

Already Scotland is becoming more equal because it is objectively and because it feels it is

Source:: John Robertson Already Scotland is becoming more equal because it is objectively and because it feels it is The more equal a society is the more it feels equal. The actuality and the feeling both make people happier and healthier. More equal societies have, amongst other things, lower levels of crime, less political corruption, lower levels of mental health problems, fairer employment practice and more charitable behaviour. All of these behaviour patterns make the country feel more equal and that feeling of equality makes these patterns of behaviour more likely. We know all of this is empirically true… […]

St Sylvester's coffee morning

Source:: Northern Scot St Sylvester’s coffee morning St Sylvester’s Parents Association in Elgin is holding its Spring coffee morning on Saturday from 10am-12noon at St Sylvester’s Church. Cost: £2 adults /50p children to include refreshments. Read the full article:: Northern Scot St Sylvester’s coffee morning

Debate Night host attacked for disloyal facial expressions and nodding for Swinney

Source:: John Robertson Debate Night host attacked for disloyal facial expressions and nodding for Swinney It was disturbingly pleasant to watch for SNP-supporters. The panel and the audience seemed balanced. While there were a few attempts to unsettle John Swinney with attacks from the audience these were few in number and there were none of the pile-ons we saw to see on Question Time. On a general note, it was pleasingly polite with little shouting over other people’s comments. But best of all were Stephen Jardine’s expressions of utter astonishment at the fibs and distortions… Read the full […]

Channeling The Nation’s Chunterers

Source:: Bella Caledonia Channeling The Nation’s Chunterers Rob Brown looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the new Scottish flagship news programme, The Nine. If you missed it you can take a look at it right here.  Having declared on this site that I didn’t hold out much hope for The Nine, I decided to hold back on critiquing BBC Scotland’s new […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Channeling The Nation’s Chunterers

Loganair launch Southend Punk route to London

Source:: John Robertson Loganair launch Southend Punk route to London From Insider today: ‘Loganair to launch flights from Aberdeen, Glasgow and Stornoway to London Southend. The Essex airport owned by Stobart Group is an expanding gateway for travel to the capital. Aberdeen and Glasgow will have three direct flights each way every weekday and a selection of weekend services, operated by Loganair’s Embraer 145 regional jet aircraft. One-stop services will also be introduced from Stornoway to London on Monday to Friday, with one flying north on Sundays. The airline says… Read the full article:: John Robertson Loganair launch […]

Moray and Kincardine Offshore Wind Projects go to Spanish and Belgian Yards

Source:: Bella Caledonia Moray and Kincardine Offshore Wind Projects go to Spanish and Belgian Yards Despite recent talk of a Just Transition process major contract work for offshore renewables appears to be at risk of bypassing the yards at Burntisland and Methil in Fife with big contracts going instead to Spanish and Belgian companies. BiFab trade unions GMB and Unite have today warned that the prospect of no work coming […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Moray and Kincardine Offshore Wind Projects go to Spanish and Belgian Yards

Duncan Vs. Reality

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Duncan Vs. Reality Lordy, is it that time again already? Let’s leave aside the most toweringly and obviously cretinous aspect of that insanely illogical claim for a moment – namely, if the McCrone Report was such a smoking gun proving independence would be bad, why did the UK government suppress it for 30 years rather than sending a copy […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Duncan Vs. Reality

The myth makers of Westminster

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The myth makers of Westminster I wouldn’t normally give the oxygen of publicity to anything published by the extremoyoons of the laughably misnamed A Force For Good. They’re the tiny wee group of far right zoomers who stand at independence rallies and shout abuse at indy supporters while thon guy with the manky shirt preaches with a megaphone. They make Ukip seem like open armed welcomers of all things Islamic. You can get a good idea of the contents of their website if you imagine… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The myth […]

Moray agrees 4.79% council tax rise

Source:: Northern Scot Moray agrees 4.79% council tax rise COUNCIL tax in Moray will rise by 4.79 per cent – the maximum recommended by the Scottish Government. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Moray agrees 4.79% council tax rise

Ceòl Cosmaig ga Crochadh ann an Earball Rèile

Source:: Bella Caledonia Ceòl Cosmaig ga Crochadh ann an Earball Rèile Ceòl Cosmaig ga Crochadh ann an Earball Rèile Lèirmheas – Inyal – 26mh a’ Ghearrain, 2019. The Gilded Balloon, Dùn Èideann Air an rèile a-nìos o chathair-bhaile nan Sasannach, bha mi air mo dhòigh fhaighinn a-mach gun robh Inyal gu bhith a’ cluich ann an Dùn Èideann a-nochd. Gu dearbh, b’ e seo a’ chiad […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Ceòl Cosmaig ga Crochadh ann an Earball Rèile