Scotland’s college-to-university access strategy booming!

Source:: John Robertson Scotland’s college-to-university access strategy booming! by LUDO THIERRY Yoon Filters at PQ disabled! BBC Scotland have let through another piece of good news regarding Scottish Govt’s ‘joined up’ public policy framework – this time Higher Education. Link and snippets below: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48108497 A growing proportion of university students are arriving straight from Scottish colleges, new figures suggest. Statistics from the Scottish Funding Council show that 26% of new undergraduates from Scotland have previously attended college. Colleges play an important role in efforts to widen access to… Read the full article:: John Robertson Scotland’s college-to-university access strategy […]

SNP hit out at Labour over 'cowardice' of People's Vote manifesto move

Source:: The National SNP hit out at Labour over ‘cowardice’ of People’s Vote manifesto move KEY SNP figures have slammed Labour for failing to properly back a second EU referendum in its European manifesto, with Ian Blackford calling the move “supreme cowardice”. Read the full article:: The National SNP hit out at Labour over ‘cowardice’ of People’s Vote manifesto move

No surprise to hear the BBC parrot Tory press release lines

Source:: The National No surprise to hear the BBC parrot Tory press release lines IN the case of BBC broadcaster Andrew Neil telling porkies – it comes as no surprise that BBC churnalists simply repeat the lines given to them by the Tory party and that they do this in the run-up to an election to try and ensure a better vote for the Tories (or in Scotland, British Labour – same difference really). Read the full article:: The National No surprise to hear the BBC parrot Tory press release lines

Davidson’s Section 30 stance has changed completely

Source:: The National Davidson’s Section 30 stance has changed completely I AM struck by the call from Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, that the next UK Prime Minister should continue to refuse a referendum on Scottish independence (Davidson in Section 30 order U-turn, April 30). Read the full article:: The National Davidson’s Section 30 stance has changed completely

Labour agree to a second Brexit referendum policy – with conditions

Source:: The National Labour agree to a second Brexit referendum policy – with conditions LABOUR will support a People’s Vote on Brexit under certain circumstances, the party’s ruling National Executive Committee (NEC) has decided. Read the full article:: The National Labour agree to a second Brexit referendum policy – with conditions

Iceland's PM meets First Minister for talks during Scotland visit

Source:: The National Iceland’s PM meets First Minister for talks during Scotland visit NICOLA Sturgeon has met the prime minister of Iceland at Bute House for talks on areas of mutual interest. Read the full article:: The National Iceland’s PM meets First Minister for talks during Scotland visit

Reporting Scotland describes 95% of cancer patients being positive as only ‘MOST being happy’

Source:: John Robertson Reporting Scotland describes 95% of cancer patients being positive as only ‘MOST being happy’ 95% of Scottish cancer patients, ‘the vast majority’ are positive about their experience despite a massive increase in demand. Reporting Scotland chose to replace the statistic with the word ‘most’. Technically correct they’ll insist but given that 51% is ‘most’ too, and the report said ‘vast majority’, a bit grudging don’t you think? It’s especially mean when you see in the graph below that 90% rated it between 8 and 10 out of 10 or that 50% rated in 10… Read […]

Book recalls the days of the Nimrod

Source:: Northern Scot Book recalls the days of the Nimrod A new book has been published about the aircraft which served at the forefront of the Cold War. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Book recalls the days of the Nimrod

The arrogance and hubris that ends the UK

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The arrogance and hubris that ends the UK There’s a very important point which has been raised by Ruth Davidson’s return from maternity leave. It’s an issue she raised which was also raised by David Mundell, and one whose implications have – entirely predictably – not been explored by the Scottish media. Both the Scotland Secretary and the leader of Ruth Davidson for Ruth Davidson’s Ruth Davidson party have insisted that not only should the current British Prime Minister refuse to accede to a demand for a Section… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger […]

Scottish Welfare Fund helps third of a million homes afford essentials

Source:: The National Scottish Welfare Fund helps third of a million homes afford essentials A SCHEME that helps hard-up families struggling to pay for heating and eating in Scotland has helped nearly a third of a million homes. Read the full article:: The National Scottish Welfare Fund helps third of a million homes afford essentials

Our task now is to communicate what’s changed since 2014

Source:: The National Our task now is to communicate what’s changed since 2014 I AM of course delighted with the decision of the First Minister in going for a referendum on independence in the latter part of 2020. I have suggested this strategy in a number of published articles. Read the full article:: The National Our task now is to communicate what’s changed since 2014

A Fintech sector where People Really Matter

Source:: Bella Caledonia A Fintech sector where People Really Matter Nicola Anderson is the Strategic Development Director at FinTech Scotland (@FinTechScotland), where she is driving a program of work to encourage citizen engagement with fintech developments. Can new technology encourage wellbeing? Technology, digital reach and accessible data are enabling change and transforming the way people interact and engage with society and the economy. Financial services, […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia A Fintech sector where People Really Matter