The colourful Mr Klein and his house

Source:: NewsNet Scotland The colourful Mr Klein and his house With a lifelong love of colour and family links to the textile trade, Dorothy Bruce has long been drawn to the work of Bernat Klein. His legacy also includes the A listed modernist High Sunderland, the Klein family home, now carefully restored. Amidst all the grinding news, tit-for-tat politics and endless barefaced lies from certain politicians, it was refreshing to come across an interesting piece of information in a recent arts mailing: a link to the website of a foundation… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland The colourful […]

Calling an ambaileans for British nationalists

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Calling an ambaileans for British nationalists It’s a tough gig being a Scottish Unionist, constantly on the lookout for things to feel outraged about that can be laid at the door of the Scottish Government and the SNP, even if what they are complaining about is not actually the responsibility of the Scottish Government or the SNP. Parliament, both the Scottish and British ones are currently in recess for the summer, so it falls to British nationalist zoomers on social media to work themselves up into… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Calling […]

Poem of the week : Press Release

Source:: Bella Caledonia Poem of the week : Press Release   Press Release There is a rush at the supermarket for anxiety tablets. There is a rush on for diagnosis at the morning clinic. Everyone is gravely sick. Nightly parent’s dissolve painkillers into a glass of water and drink from it hungrily before passing the glass to their children. The use of the word trauma […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Poem of the week : Press Release

Here comes the Nice: Glasgow’s Sweaty Palms have got the right stuff

Source:: Bella Caledonia Here comes the Nice: Glasgow’s Sweaty Palms have got the right stuff Sweaty Palms frontman Robbie Houston opens up to Hugo Fluendy about their new single Nice to be Nice and how he’s not making a scene about it Robbie Houston is a quietly courteous, young working class Glaswegian, shy almost. Just don’t take his good manners for granted, as his band’s Sweaty Palms explosive new single […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Here comes the Nice: Glasgow’s Sweaty Palms have got the right stuff

Truth Bomb in a Time of Universal Deceit

Source:: Bella Caledonia Truth Bomb in a Time of Universal Deceit “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell I’ve only been to Westminster once. It was to interview Alex Salmond. It’s a very strange place which radiates almost identical amounts of power and dysfunctionality. This week saw the power of tradition overcome any sense of decency […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Truth Bomb in a Time of Universal Deceit

Govanhill Carnival Returns for the Fifth Annual International Festival

Source:: Bella Caledonia Govanhill Carnival Returns for the Fifth Annual International Festival In 2017 and handful of people, myself included, planned to mark the 40th anniversary of the historic Rock Against Racism movement with a reggae concert in Queens Park on Glasgow’s Southside. The plan expanded a bit and the concert went ahead with a small programme of events around it including the first Carnival, taking to […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Govanhill Carnival Returns for the Fifth Annual International Festival

The Idiot

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Idiot Although we’re retired we already wrote this, so we may as well put it up for the 99.9% of Scots who don’t read the comments on David Leask‘s columns in the Herald. Scotland’s worst, most reliably wrong and most pathologically insecure self-identified “real journalist” rehashed one of his favourite hobby-horses yesterday, namely that it’s a “nationalist myth” that Scotland […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Idiot

Good COP Bad COP: Big Oil, Cambo and Media Climate Lies 

Source:: Bella Caledonia Good COP Bad COP: Big Oil, Cambo and Media Climate Lies  Christopher Silver on the extreme weather of the climate crisis and the spectacular media failure of the Scotsman newspaper in covering the new Cambo oil field. This week they published an article claiming that the new Cambo field will ‘help the UK cut its carbon emissions.’ The reality is that the new oil field alone […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Good COP Bad COP: Big Oil, Cambo and Media Climate Lies 

Paint it black

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Faerie Folk, Frolics and Fiddles

Source:: Bella Caledonia Faerie Folk, Frolics and Fiddles Not to brag, but yesterday I wept in an orchard. It was all very Lizzie Siddal of me. The lichen-covered stone wall, the twisted trees, the refreshing pint of cider I imbibed shortly afterward – it all got me in the mood for some whistles and fiddles. I was raised in a folkie household, with […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Faerie Folk, Frolics and Fiddles

When calling out a liar’s lies is worse than lying

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug When calling out a liar’s lies is worse than lying I had intended to post a new blog piece yesterday (Thursday) but I had a very intensive ( and painful) physiotherapy session which left me wiped out. The physio said I’m an unusual case as I have recovered good movement but sensation and proprioception (awareness of where your limbs are in space) remain very poor. So she did a lot of work aimed at reawakening my numbed side with the aim of retraining my brain so that it remembers that… Read the full article:: […]

Make Your Best Photos Shine

Source:: North British Post Make Your Best Photos Shine We’ve recently launched an upgraded photo carousel experience that takes photo viewing to the next level on mobile devices. Now your visitors can swipe, zoom, and double-tap with ease and get the best look at those beautiful snaps! Video Overview Here’s a short video overview of using the photo carousel on a mobile device and the upgrades we’ve introduced: What’s New Smooth, Hands-on, High Resolution Photo Viewing Full-width photos expand to the display of your deviceSwift, smooth pinch-to-zoom, and double-tap-to-zoom… Read the full article:: North British Post Make Your […]

Boris Johnson’s Government is losing control of the health crises – again

Source:: Business for Scotland Boris Johnson’s Government is losing control of the health crises – again Across the EU’s 27 nations the average number of new coronavirus cases is 2,394. New UK cases this week (7 day rolling average) amount to 47,723.   Sure there are some smaller nations in the EU, so let’s look at those of similar population size to the UK at 66.5 million:  Germany 1,366 cases from […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Boris Johnson’s Government is losing control of the health crises – again

British Soldiers Who Tortured Iraqi Children Have Been Immunised From Prosecution

Source:: Bella Caledonia British Soldiers Who Tortured Iraqi Children Have Been Immunised From Prosecution As the British government announces a statute of limitations to end all prosecutions related to the Troubles in Northern Ireland before 1998 – effectively an amnesty for the armed forces – we look at another arena in which the British Army’s conduct has been airbrushed from history. In an exclusive for Bella Irfan Chwodhury reports […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia British Soldiers Who Tortured Iraqi Children Have Been Immunised From Prosecution

Podcast: Floods and ‘Fit for 55’ – is Europe waking up to the reality of climate breakdown?

Source:: Bella Caledonia Podcast: Floods and ‘Fit for 55’ – is Europe waking up to the reality of climate breakdown? As the world watches climate breakdown and the billionaire space race occurring side-by-side, is it time for Europe to embrace a radical plan to rapidly reduce emissions and tackle inequality all-at-once? Ben Wray speaks to Dušan Pajović of DiEM25’s GND for Europe campaign about the floods, the EU Commission’s ‘Fit for 55’ climate plan and […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Podcast: Floods and ‘Fit for 55’ – is Europe waking up to the reality of climate […]