Anas Sarwar Fact Check

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Anas Sarwar Fact Check Quite a few remarkable things were said on last night’s STV debate between the two prospective leaders of the Labour Party branch office in Scotland. This one, though, was especially striking. That’s Anas Sarwar denying three times that he was a part of the “Better Together” campaign with the Tories. A startled Colin Mackay claims […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Anas Sarwar Fact Check

StB – Scotland’s life science industry

Source:: Business for Scotland StB – Scotland’s life science industry Animal health, and aquaculture research in Scotland  Scotland is considered at the forefront of animal health research, particularly within fields including genetics, genomics, proteomics and animal disease research. Scotland has been a significant contributor to the life science industry for a long period of time, for instance in 1996 the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh was […] The post StB – Scotland’s life science industry appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland StB – Scotland’s life science industry

Anti-shooting signs go up around Findhorn

Source:: Northern Scot Anti-shooting signs go up around Findhorn SIGNS to enforce a shooting ban have been erected on council-owned land on Findhorn Bay. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Anti-shooting signs go up around Findhorn

Is Scotland really a social democratic country?

Source:: Gerry Hassan Is Scotland really a social democratic country? Is Scotland really a social democratic country? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, October 18th 2017 At last week’s SNP conference in the middle of her keynote speech, Nicola Sturgeon asked: ‘What kind of country do we want to be?’ She wasn’t expecting an answer, and seemed surprised when a member of the party faithful shouted out ‘an independent one.’ Behind Sturgeon’s non-question is the belief in Scottish difference, the efficacy of our values, and the link of both of these to… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan Is Scotland […]

A Rough Guide to a Rough Media

Source:: Bella Caledonia A Rough Guide to a Rough Media   Slightly better news from the OECD, if you can find it in the world’s most beautiful country On the morning that the Herald did itself credit by running a piece on an OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) report  which notes positive performance in the Scottish economy, I looked around to see where […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia A Rough Guide to a Rough Media

The missing half of the equation

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The missing half of the equation Readers will doubtless be startled to hear that today’s Scottish newspapers have taken a somewhat misleading approach to the facts on one of today’s big stories. Several of them report the findings of a commission looking into the idea of a Citizen’s (or Universal) Basic Income, a scheme which pays every adult in the country […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The missing half of the equation

Singing sisters make trip from Mississippi to Moray

Source:: Northern Scot Singing sisters make trip from Mississippi to Moray A TRIO of country singing stars from the USA will be performing in Moray next Thursday night. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Singing sisters make trip from Mississippi to Moray

The 52%-empty glass

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The 52%-empty glass Investigative site The Ferret this afternoon published a report into the Scottish Futures Trust, the SNP’s replacement for Labour’s cripplingly costly PFI projects. The report was undertaken by Jim and Margaret Cuthbert, a pair of economists well regarded in nationalist circles, and makes some interesting if vague comments about downsides that MIGHT, in theory, exist […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The 52%-empty glass

Changing their hearts and minds

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Changing their hearts and minds We long ago gave up expecting any sort of principled consistency from the Scottish Tories. Whether it was Ruth “line in the sand, no more powers” Davidson magically morphing into a champion of extended devolution, or suddenly reversing her position on free prescriptions, the party is now almost as fluid on policy as Scottish Labour. The […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Changing their hearts and minds

Weinstein Syndrome: Drivers and Accomplices

Source:: Bella Caledonia Weinstein Syndrome: Drivers and Accomplices Harvey Weinstein is not a sex addict. We need to take the word sex out of the equation. Get rid of the prurience and titillation here. Get rid of the pot plants and bathrobes and sordid details. See things for what they are. He is a power addict. At present there is no rehab for that… Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Weinstein Syndrome: Drivers and Accomplices

Scottish Business Buzz (18.10.17)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (18.10.17) Leading economist Professor Anton Muscatelli has has warned Scottish firms will begin a jobs exodus within months to avoid the Brexit “cliff-edge”. Prof Muscatelli, the principal of Glasgow University who chairs the Scottish Government’s panel of experts on Brexit, said businesses would move evermore operations abroad early next year to prepare for a “no deal Brexit”, […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (18.10.17) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (18.10.17)

Cocoa Thoughts

Source:: Craig Murray Cocoa Thoughts I attended a State Dinner in Accra a couple of nights ago in honour of President Ouatttara of Ivory Coast. Ghanaian President Nana Akuffo Addo made a speech which included the striking fact that Ghana and Ivory Coast produce between them 65% of the world’s cocoa, and yet receive only 5.5% of the income of the world chocolate industry. This simple fact sums up much of the dilemma of Africa; stuck in primary commodity production and still, after decades of… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Cocoa Thoughts

Political Prisoners in Catalonia

Source:: Bella Caledonia Political Prisoners in Catalonia An Open Letter from ANC Scotland (the Scottish branch of the Catalan National Assembly). On the evening of 16 October, the presidents of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Òmnium Cultural (ÒC), the two biggest grassroots organizations fighting for independence and self-determination for Catalonia, were sent to prison, accused of sedition because they organised demonstrations […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Political Prisoners in Catalonia

Ruth’s soggy bottom

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Ruth’s soggy bottom Well that’s it. Time to give up and go home. I don’t mean the independence campaign, Scotland needs it more than ever now. I mean serious political commentary – although thankfully this blog has never specialised in the serious. How can you be serious when the biggest piece of political news in Scotland today is that Ruth Davidson is going to appear on Bake Off? That’s it. That’s Ruth’s Scottish Conservative contribution to the pressing issues of today, she’s going… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Ruth’s soggy bottom

Life In Sardinia

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Life In Sardinia The Guardian today on Ruth Davidson’s legendary commitment to the day job: And an action shot of those packed-in crowds two weeks ago: We hope nobody was injured in the crush. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Life In Sardinia