And People Stayed Home

Source:: Bella Caledonia And People Stayed Home Kathleen O’Meara’s poem, ‘And People Stayed Home,’ written in 1869, after the famine: And people stayed home and read books and listened and rested and exercised and made art and played and learned new ways of being and stopped and listened deeper someone meditated someone prayed someone danced someone met their shadow and people began […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia And People Stayed Home

Cabinet Zoom meeting reveals Liz Truss flies Union flag IN house

Source:: The National Cabinet Zoom meeting reveals Liz Truss flies Union flag IN house THE UK Cabinet held their first ever virtual meeting today amid the UK’s strict coronavirus lockdown – and it revealed some truly fascinating bits of information about its attendees. Read the full article:: The National Cabinet Zoom meeting reveals Liz Truss flies Union flag IN house

Oscar-nominated composer to score Declaration of Arbroath film

Source:: The National Oscar-nominated composer to score Declaration of Arbroath film AN Oscar-nominated Scottish film composer is writing the score for a new film about the Declaration of Arbroath, it has been confirmed. Read the full article:: The National Oscar-nominated composer to score Declaration of Arbroath film

Coronavirus: NHS staff visa extensions 'do not go far enough’

Source:: The National Coronavirus: NHS staff visa extensions ‘do not go far enough’ MOVES by the UK Government to extend for a year the visas of almost 3000 migrant workers in the NHS have been welcomed by a charity working with immigrants – but the director of Migrant Voice said they did not go far enough. Read the full article:: The National Coronavirus: NHS staff visa extensions ‘do not go far enough’

Infighting in the Yes ranks must end now, for Scotland’s sake

Source:: The National Infighting in the Yes ranks must end now, for Scotland’s sake I AM disturbed by the infighting within nationalist ranks as an outcome of the Salmond verdict. I am without doubt a supporter of Alex Salmond, who was found innocent in a court of law. That being said, this should be the end of the matter. I appeal to those who support Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond to unite within the wider Yes movement for the sake of Scotland and end any infighting before it really begins. Read the full article:: The National Infighting in […]

There is only one daily newspaper that’s pro-independence

Source:: The National There is only one daily newspaper that’s pro-independence I CANNOT agree with the people who are castigating The National for printing the collective letter from Alex Salmond’s accusers. Read the full article:: The National There is only one daily newspaper that’s pro-independence

The Howff is Open

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Howff is Open howff /haʊf/. A favourite meeting place or haunt, especially a pub. Welcome to the Howff, Bella’s boozer for the cultural void and your lounge for the lockdown. We are featuring and promoting artists and musicians who are now gigless cos of da virus. As everyone tries to move live events online and survive the domestic […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Howff is Open

Tranquility

Source:: Bella Caledonia Tranquility The imperious JD Switch (Optimo) has produced these fantastic Tranquility Mixes to help people keep calm in difficult times. Here’s the first three (of five I think) here. Enjoy … * * Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Tranquility

Groove On 9

Source:: Bella Caledonia Groove On 9 It’s Groove On Episode 9, where we’ll be getting to back to basics with groovy, and mostly vintage, music. Join us! Setting the pace for this episode is Roy Budd with his excellent film theme ‘Get Carter’. From darkest England, we travel to Hawaii for ‘Hunk Of Heaven’ by Lemuria, a fine piece of late […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Groove On 9

WATCH: First Minister accidentally drops F-bomb at daily briefing

Source:: The National WATCH: First Minister accidentally drops F-bomb at daily briefing THE First Minister found herself blushing at her daily coronavirus briefing this afternoon after accidentally using a swear word instead of a journalist’s surname. Read the full article:: The National WATCH: First Minister accidentally drops F-bomb at daily briefing

Daily Record Investigates My Home and Finances

Source:: Craig Murray Daily Record Investigates My Home and Finances The day after I publish my article accusing the corporate media of being an active part of the conspiracy against Alex Salmond, and of giving disgracefully selective, slanted and biased coverage of the evidence of his trial, the Daily Record has decided to investigate my home and personal finances. Is not life full of little coincidences? I received this email from the Daily Record’s political editor. I replied to him politely. This was probably a mistake – I should have… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Daily Record […]

Coronavirus: Concerns over plan to hold trials without juries

Source:: The National Coronavirus: Concerns over plan to hold trials without juries LAWYERS in Scotland have raised concerns over “premature, disproportionate and ill-advised” plans to suspend trials with juries for up to 18 months. Read the full article:: The National Coronavirus: Concerns over plan to hold trials without juries

Princes Street Gardens: a Home Grown Public Realm Disaster

Source:: Bella Caledonia Princes Street Gardens: a Home Grown Public Realm Disaster Part 1; The stab in the heart. Edinburgh council and the curse of commodification Perhaps it’s just as well that, where a concern for public open space is concerned, Scotland is not Turkey. In May 2013 a mass protest movement greeted the proposals of an Erdogan government-backed developer to build a shopping mall on one […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Princes Street Gardens: a Home Grown Public Realm Disaster

Coronavirus: Fury over Toby Young's claims about elderly people

Source:: The National Coronavirus: Fury over Toby Young’s claims about elderly people POLITICAL commentator Toby Young has been branded “heartless” after claiming spending cash on saving elderly people from the coronavirus pandemic is “irresponsible”. Read the full article:: The National Coronavirus: Fury over Toby Young’s claims about elderly people