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

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

Is the BBC Scotland website getting dangerously close to Nationalist sentiment?

Source:: John Robertson Is the BBC Scotland website getting dangerously close to Nationalist sentiment? (c) discoversutherland.co.uk Good Morning Scotland broadcasts with the latter two still fierce distorters in defence of the Union. However, more than one respondent has drawn my attention to the fact that the website has been reporting good and accurate news for Scotland. I’ve put it down to the fact that the top brass at Pacific Quay know that social media is already dominated by Yes-supporters but that TV and Radio still offer them an older and/or more passive, audience that… Read the full article:: […]

Scottish Government’s £500 million investment in the M8 significantly cuts journey time between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Source:: John Robertson Scottish Government’s £500 million investment in the M8 significantly cuts journey time between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The AA route planner makes the journey about 1 hour and 8 minutes. The announcement claims a 20-minute cut or about 30% which to my mind seems a major reduction for that type of transport. The main aim of the project was to tackle congestion problems on a notorious seven-mile stretch of the M8 which Transport Scotland now claim will allow average speeds of just under 70mph even at peak time on that section. The gov.scot report makes two interesting… […]

As Scottish exports boom, Scottish salmon exports reach a record high with a 70% increase in just one quarter

Source:: John Robertson As Scottish exports boom, Scottish salmon exports reach a record high with a 70% increase in just one quarter (c) realscottishsalmon.co.uk Scottish salmon exports were £346m in just the first half of 2017. Indeed, sales of £190 million were racked up in just Q2. That increase on the 2016 Q2 figure of 19 000 tonnes to 29 000 tonnes in Q2 2017 is a whopping 70%! This suggests Scotland’s trade balance is going from strength to strength as the rest of the UK struggles with a massive deficit triggering inevitably its huge debt. See these as […]

Even more economic growth in Scotland

Source:: John Robertson Even more economic growth in Scotland I suspect some might be getting just a bit fed up with all this good news on the Scottish economy. We’ve had falling unemployment, increased job opportunities, increased business confidence, increased demand for office and industrial space and the suggestion that Scotland is the best place to start a business. Recently, even the UK government has published data showing a fairly long-term trend for Scotland to have trade surplus while the rest of the Union racks up huge debts due… Read the full article:: John Robertson Even more economic […]

Elgin and Forres in town battle

Source:: Northern Scot Elgin and Forres in town battle TWO towns in Moray have been shortlisted in the Scotland’s Most Beautiful High Street competition. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Elgin and Forres in town battle

‘Scotland is making wild demands!’ Good, so we should

Source:: John Robertson ‘Scotland is making wild demands!’ Good, so we should (c) pinterest.co.uk According to the not very lovely Sunday Express, our First Minister (that’s not what they call her) is sure ‘a fresh deal will be offered to Edinburgh over new powers for Scotland’ to persuade us to: ‘SIGN THE DEAL! Westminster demands Scotland’s backing as Sturgeon threatens Brexit hijack’ Here’s some of the Express language for you: ‘The deal [for Scotland] will be offered ahead of the signing of the Great Repeal Bill which will begin dismantling EU legislation… Read the full article:: John Robertson […]

Lossiemouth Raft Race today

Source:: Northern Scot Lossiemouth Raft Race today CREWS will take to the water this afternoon for Lossiemouth Raft Race. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Lossiemouth Raft Race today

£30k upgrade for Elgin fountain

Source:: Northern Scot £30k upgrade for Elgin fountain SCAFFOLDING will be going up around one of Elgin’s best loved landmarks. Read the full article:: Northern Scot £30k upgrade for Elgin fountain

England ran a massive trade deficit in 2014 and 2015 too. Scotland had an even greater surplus in those years. Who knows how much we’ve been subsidising the UK balance of payments and reducing debt over the years?

Source:: John Robertson England ran a massive trade deficit in 2014 and 2015 too. Scotland had an even greater surplus in those years. Who knows how much we’ve been subsidising the UK balance of payments and reducing debt over the years? In 2016, it was: £ Deficit/Surplus in 2016 England           -120 038 000 000 Wales              – 55 000 000 Scotland          +2 148 000 ooo N Ireland         – 4 039 000 000   In 2015, it was: £ Deficit/Surplus in 2015 England           -110 358 000 000 Wales              – 1 600 000 000 Scotland          +4 124 000 000 N Ireland         – […]

England runs massive trade deficit. Only Scotland has a viable sustainable economy, exporting more than she imports thus requiring no national debt

Source:: John Robertson England runs massive trade deficit. Only Scotland has a viable sustainable economy, exporting more than she imports thus requiring no national debt As it says in my headline, only Scotland of the UK regions exports more than she imports. Indeed, England is massively dependent on imports to survive. Here are the data from the UK government site: 1 £ Value of all exports (EU and non-EU) in 2016 England           221 605 000 000 Wales              12 405 000 000 Scotland          25 423 000 000 N Ireland         7 791 000 000   2 £ Value of all imports […]

Children’s ward under threat at Elgin’s Dr Gray’s?

Source:: Northern Scot Children’s ward under threat at Elgin’s Dr Gray’s? MORAY children who need to stay in hospital overnight will have to go to Aberdeen or Inverness Read the full article:: Northern Scot Children’s ward under threat at Elgin’s Dr Gray’s?

27 Moray drivers caught on the phone

Source:: Northern Scot 27 Moray drivers caught on the phone MOTORISTS using mobile phones at the wheel have been targeted in a police crackdown. Read the full article:: Northern Scot 27 Moray drivers caught on the phone