Scotland Your Scotland

Source:: Bella Caledonia Scotland Your Scotland “The Union hasn’t been saved, it’s over” argues Andrew O’Hagan in his Scotland Your Scotland keynote lecture to the Edinburgh Book Festival, arguing: ” Scotland is a place in which to live and breath and vote and argue, but it is also a place in the mind, a moveable feast, and self-improvement will be our greatest […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Scotland Your Scotland

80 000 panel solar farm to be built in Scotland

Source:: John Robertson 80 000 panel solar farm to be built in Scotland Generating 20MW (5 000 homes), the farm will cover 47 hectares (40 football pitches) on the Errol Estate in Perthshire. The land will still be used for grazing and hedge rows will be unaffected to preserve the wildlife diversity in the area. I have previously expressed surprise that solar was a ‘goer’ in rainy, cloudy Scotland but it seems North-East Scotland has relatively clear skies and long days making it more viable than parts of the UK further south. There… Read the full article:: John […]

Two in court after Keith attack

Source:: Northern Scot Two in court after Keith attack TWO men have been charged following the alleged assault of a women in Keith. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Two in court after Keith attack

Scottish Business Buzz (16.08.17)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (16.08.17) Record number of tourists in summer holiday boom say VisitScotland.  Although official figures are not yet available for this summer’s season, VisitScotland have confirmed that its been a bumper year for many of Scotland’s top attractions, including Edinburgh and Stirling Castles, the National Museum of Scotland and the Scotch Whisky Experience. Tour operators have said that […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (16.08.17) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (16.08.17)

Let’s not Condemn Violence on “Many Sides”

Source:: Random Public Journal Let’s not Condemn Violence on “Many Sides” Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael After empowering the ultra-far-right Nazis in the United States, Donald Trump condemns even the violence of those resisting their rise to power. In Britain and the rest of Europe it’s the same. So it’s time to get tough. “Violence is always wrong,” my mother used to tell me after giving me a hiding for fighting at school. The irony of a grown – formidable – woman of 5’4 thumping a wain to give him… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal […]

Drawing a Perfect World

Source:: Random Public Journal Drawing a Perfect World Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Of all the things that are wrong with the world, baby boxes and free sanitary provision aren’t two of them. Yet the BBC wants us to ignore the costs of Brexit and nuclear bombs and think of these as a waste of money. Many – many – moons ago, while still a nipper back in Bellfield Primary School, my teacher Mrs Miller asked our class to draw the perfect world. What we all drew… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Drawing a Perfect […]

The unbearable triteness of Deerin

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The unbearable triteness of Deerin I wrote yesterday’s blog article about the importance of not allowing British nationalists to pose as non-nationalists or anti-nationalists before Chris Deerin’s piece was published in Tuesday’s Daily Herald newspaper. And there it was, in all its self-righteous and self-deluding glory, a proponent of British nationalism staking out the moral high ground and linking the Scottish independence movement to the Nazis of Charlottesville while at the same time he was seemingly blithely unaware of his own nationalism. Or at least… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The unbearable […]

An Updated Login Coming to the WordPress Mobile Apps

Source:: North British Post An Updated Login Coming to the WordPress Mobile Apps Over the past few months the Mobile team has been thinking a lot about the login experience in the WordPress apps and how we could make it better — we’re never satisfied, you know, so we’re always trying to improve things. After much thought, and even more work, we’re very happy to unveil a new login experience in the WordPress apps. The WordPress apps are all free and available here.   Building a better login As we reimagined the login experience,… Read the full article:: North […]

Moray solar farm given the green light

Source:: Northern Scot Moray solar farm given the green light A SOLAR farm covering around 47 hectares of land and described as a “significant renewable energy development” for Moray has been given the go-ahead. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Moray solar farm given the green light

Moray sick kids ward must be a priority

Source:: Northern Scot Moray sick kids ward must be a priority A PETITION has been launched to save the children’s ward at Dr Gray’s Hospital. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Moray sick kids ward must be a priority

Calling things what they really are

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Calling things what they really are Language is important. It makes a difference what words we use to describe things. When we accede to the Conservative inspired move to rebrand social security as welfare, we’re acknowledging and giving justification to their ideologically inspired attempts to destroy a universal system which everyone pays into and which everyone benefits from and to replace it with a state funded charity which magnanimously grants alms to those poor the state deems to be deserving. The choice of word welfare implies… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Calling […]

Americans, Irish, Uzbeks, Ukrainians, Pakistanis – They All Have More Balls Than We Scots

Source:: Craig Murray Americans, Irish, Uzbeks, Ukrainians, Pakistanis – They All Have More Balls Than We Scots The fascist violence in Charlottesville was in defence of prominent public statues to those who fought to uphold slavery. History should not be destroyed, and there is a place for such statues in appropriate explained context in museums. But public celebration of advocates of slavery ought to end. People always throw off the monuments of their oppressors, and so they should. The statues should be removed from their prestigious positions. Hardly anybody remembers now that O’Connell Street in Dublin was… Read […]

Fash

Source:: Bella Caledonia Fash Stuart Paterson is ane o the maist vital, vocal an virrsome poets oan the Scottish scene. He screives baith in English an Scots, anent a braid sweep o subjects. At the enn o July he wis makit the official makar fir BBC Scotland. He wis mibbie no the loon ye’d hae thocht wid get sic […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Fash

Post Brexit UK may have to beg USA for TTIP style trade deal

Source:: Business for Scotland Post Brexit UK may have to beg USA for TTIP style trade deal I had an interesting discussion the other day about the problems with Brexit and forecasting the economic impact it will have, with a leading economist. It was soon clear that neither of us could find any silver lining. We agreed that we expect interest rates to rise, expect food inflation to soar and the general […] The post Post Brexit UK may have to beg USA for TTIP style trade deal appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: […]

The brittle fragility of Scottish Unionism

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The brittle fragility of Scottish Unionism Over the past couple of weeks the issue of trolling within the independence campaign has been done to death. Articles have been written, including on this blog, letters have been published, fingers have been pointed, and allegations and counter-allegations have been lobbed about like diarrhoea filled balloons. Which is a trollish way to describe some of the Unionist commentary on this issue, but there you go. The Unionists have been looking upon the entire episode with a gleeful and deeply… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The […]