Ben Rinnes charity walkers battle the elements

Source:: Northern Scot Ben Rinnes charity walkers battle the elements THE Ben Rinnes charity walkers have been battling rain and lightning storms to stay on track. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Ben Rinnes charity walkers battle the elements

The Scottish Government should never have stepped in to approve Trump's course

Source:: The National The Scottish Government should never have stepped in to approve Trump’s course WE learn that the sand dunes at Menie, ruined by Donald Trump’s golf course, are likely to lose their protected status as a site of special scientific interest (Sand dunes on Trump’s resort could lose their protected status, June 29). Read the full article:: The National The Scottish Government should never have stepped in to approve Trump’s course

‘Once in a generation’ was one man’s opinion, not a promise

Source:: The National ‘Once in a generation’ was one man’s opinion, not a promise AN independence referendum for Scotland is a “once in a generation” event. Within UK politics, it would appear, this has become the only statement ever made which cannot be ignored, amended or forgotten. It is trotted out almost without fail each time a Tory is questioned about Scotland, and Johnson was no exception. Read the full article:: The National ‘Once in a generation’ was one man’s opinion, not a promise

It Was Twenty Years Ago Today

Source:: Bella Caledonia It Was Twenty Years Ago Today Each country is unique because of its people and history but all countries are alike because none can exist on their own. Scotland’s problems are particular to its history and are perhaps singular in as much as her people are struggling to articulate a constitutional release from the British state, while at the same time […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia It Was Twenty Years Ago Today

Tory Leadership: Boris Johnson refuses to rule out scrapping Barnett formula

Source:: The National Tory Leadership: Boris Johnson refuses to rule out scrapping Barnett formula Boris Johnson has been urged to rule out scrapping the Barnett formula, as he was accused of dodging questions over its future. Read the full article:: The National Tory Leadership: Boris Johnson refuses to rule out scrapping Barnett formula

Drowning out the Bruce

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Drowning out the Bruce The usual blog article begins after this message while the annual crowdfunder is running. Sorry for the intrusion. Your support for the Wee Ginger Dugfunder is immensely appreciated. All donations large and small are welcome, yet if you are unable to donate that too is fine. Everyone will continue to enjoy full and unfettered access to all the contents of this blog. In the first 24 hours, £1808 had been donated via GoFundMe, £4747 via PayPal, and £254 via other… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Drowning out the […]

Here's why Unionist claims on post-independence trade are nonsense

Source:: The National Here’s why Unionist claims on post-independence trade are nonsense ONCE again we are starting to see the “UK being by far the biggest trading partner for Scotland in comparison to the EU, and why would Scotland jeopardise this important trading partnership just for independence” topic raising its head. Honestly, from the 312 years of Union, that is the best they can do? The threat of economic blockade to cower us into towing the line? Read the full article:: The National Here’s why Unionist claims on post-independence trade are nonsense

Don't trust Tories to care about post-Brexit issues on insulin

Source:: The National Don’t trust Tories to care about post-Brexit issues on insulin I ATTENDED a lecture on diabetic care a couple of days ago. Did you know that all the modern insulin that type 1 diabetics in the UK use is imported from the European Union that we are about to leave? Our major suppliers manufacture our insulin in Denmark and Germany. There is one small manufactory in Wales that still makes porcine insulin for rare cases, but the more effective and modern human insulin that has revolutionised treatment and the longevity… Read the full article:: The […]

Bella Posters now Available

Source:: Bella Caledonia Bella Posters now Available Our new Bella Posters are now available to buy. Only £10 for a pack of four. Payment details here, just mark your payment ‘posters’ and leave us your address details. Each year we work with a different artist to create new designs. These brand new prints were designed by Andy Arthur, graphic artist from Leith. […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Bella Posters now Available

We must lay down an ethical foundation for independent Scotland

Source:: The National We must lay down an ethical foundation for independent Scotland YOU are living in a country where a new prime minister will be chosen by 0.3% of the electorate, to form a government that doesn’t have a majority, in a party that is 20% in the polls, to try to deliver something that the majority of the country does not want. Read the full article:: The National We must lay down an ethical foundation for independent Scotland

Caitlin Logan: Unionists are blind to damage of Tory austerity

Source:: The National Caitlin Logan: Unionists are blind to damage of Tory austerity IN a week when the Scottish Government was praised by anti-poverty campaigners and children’s charities for fast-tracking its new benefit to support struggling families, the UN Human Rights Council heard a damning account of the UK Government’s “punitive, mean-spirited and often callous” welfare policy. Read the full article:: The National Caitlin Logan: Unionists are blind to damage of Tory austerity

Scots back second referendum as opposition crumbles in new poll

Source:: The National Scots back second referendum as opposition crumbles in new poll SUPPORT for a second referendum on Scottish independence is growing, according to a new Panelbase poll. Read the full article:: The National Scots back second referendum as opposition crumbles in new poll

Dissolve The Union, says Labour

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Dissolve The Union, says Labour That’s the only reasonable interpretation of this tweet from Jenny Marra MSP. Because clearly if the Scottish Parliament of 1707 was an illegitimate oligarchy that didn’t represent the people – and it certainly didn’t – then it can’t have had any right to sign away the sovereignty of Scotland and the Acts Of Union must […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Dissolve The Union, says Labour

Scottish Tories hypocrites? No, surely not, again?

Source:: John Robertson Scottish Tories hypocrites? No, surely not, again? Hearing that ministers used their chauffeur-driven vehicles for a journey that takes less than 15 minutes by foot, Scottish Tory shadow environment secretary Maurice Golden said: ‘This proves that Nicola Sturgeon’s climate emergency was a gimmick above all else. When push comes to shove, her own ministers clearly have no intention of signing up to it. The voters can see right through this nationalist con.’ Maurice is a strange ‘environment secretary’ by any standards. In 2016 he spoke in favour of… Read the full article:: John Robertson Scottish Tories […]

Whither Scotland? Why not ask Princess Diana’s toothpaste holder?r | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Whither Scotland? Why not ask Princess Diana’s toothpaste holder?r | Kevin McKenna Jeremy Vine’s guests are the go-to guides for acute comment on the state of the nationAnyone who doubts that the English education system is in robust health hasn’t been watching Jeremy Vine’s show on Channel Five. This cheery mid-morning production with its affable host and “didn’t you used to be?” guests has begun to rival tired old Question Time as the essential broadcasting forum for political debate in Brexit-era UK.The sad demise of The Jeremy Kyle Show, with its tender… Read the full […]