Andy Wightman to stand as independent on Highlands and Islands list

Source:: The National Andy Wightman to stand as independent on Highlands and Islands list ANDY Wightman has confirmed that he will stand as an independent at the next Holyrood elections. Read the full article:: The National Andy Wightman to stand as independent on Highlands and Islands list

People of Colour and the Creative Industries in Scotland: A Post-2020 Reflection

Source:: Bella Caledonia People of Colour and the Creative Industries in Scotland: A Post-2020 Reflection   Since August 2020 Arusa Qureshi has been a Commissioning Editor for Bella Caledonia, you can read all of her articles here. As she explored the experiences of underrepresented voices in Scottish arts and culture she published a weekly playlist of new tracks by artists of colour [listen to them all here]. The full archive […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia People of Colour and the Creative Industries in Scotland: A Post-2020 Reflection

Survation independence poll: Half of Scots support Yes vote

Source:: The National Survation independence poll: Half of Scots support Yes vote SUPPORT for independence is evenly split in Scotland, according to the latest Yes poll. Read the full article:: The National Survation independence poll: Half of Scots support Yes vote

Anas Sarwar named Scottish Labour leader – but indyref2 is 'elephant in the room'

Source:: The National Anas Sarwar named Scottish Labour leader – but indyref2 is ‘elephant in the room’ ANAS Sarwar has been elected as the new leader of Scottish Labour, making history as the first person from an ethnic minority to lead a major UK political party. Read the full article:: The National Anas Sarwar named Scottish Labour leader – but indyref2 is ‘elephant in the room’

Unionist journalist says Boris Johnson’s lying is a threat to politics

Source:: The National Unionist journalist says Boris Johnson’s lying is a threat to politics BORIS Johnson’s “habitual lies” will lead to a total collapse of trust and crisis in politics, an author has warned. Read the full article:: The National Unionist journalist says Boris Johnson’s lying is a threat to politics

Scottish student forced to seek study abroad fund alternative to Erasmus

Source:: The National Scottish student forced to seek study abroad fund alternative to Erasmus WHEN law student Sarah Cowie spent a year studying abroad, it was an opportunity she believed would still be there in the future. Read the full article:: The National Scottish student forced to seek study abroad fund alternative to Erasmus

Former refugee who fled Taliban aims to make election history

Source:: The National Former refugee who fled Taliban aims to make election history A MAN who was forced to flee the Taliban in Afghanistan when he was a teenager could become the first former refugee to win an election in Scotland. Read the full article:: The National Former refugee who fled Taliban aims to make election history

Medical expert in warning to Boris Johnson over relaxing restrictions

Source:: The National Medical expert in warning to Boris Johnson over relaxing restrictions BORIS Johnson’s decision to relax the stay-at-home message in England ahead of Scotland risks the importation of the coronavirus, one of the UK’s leading public health experts has warned. Read the full article:: The National Medical expert in warning to Boris Johnson over relaxing restrictions

Nicola Sturgeon denies breaking code following complaint from Jim Sillars

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon denies breaking code following complaint from Jim Sillars NICOLA Sturgeon has denied breaching the ministerial code at a Scottish Government Covid briefing following a complaint by a former SNP deputy leader. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon denies breaking code following complaint from Jim Sillars

Rishi Sunak urged to provide help for excluded workers in UK Budget

Source:: The National Rishi Sunak urged to provide help for excluded workers in UK Budget CHANCELLOR Rishi Sunak has been urged not to ignore the plight of thousands of people who have “fallen through the gaps” in financial support during covid when he unveils the UK budget this week. Read the full article:: The National Rishi Sunak urged to provide help for excluded workers in UK Budget

Saturday night at The Howff with Arab Strap, The Countess of Fife and Wojtek The Bear

Source:: Bella Caledonia Saturday night at The Howff with Arab Strap, The Countess of Fife and Wojtek The Bear howff /haʊf/. A favourite meeting place or haunt, especially a pub. The Howff is Bella’s Boozer, your virtual lounge for the lockdown. Every week we bring you new releases and recommendations for your listening pleasure. This week we bring you tracks from Arab Strap, The Countess of Fife and Wojtek The Bear The Refugee Benefit […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Saturday night at The Howff with Arab Strap, The Countess of Fife and Wojtek The Bear

Judges, Juries And Horseshit

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Judges, Juries And Horseshit Iain Lawson’s fine blog today reveals that Nicola Sturgeon has already taken it upon herself to answer Jim Sillars’ complaint from Thursday – which was sent to Permanent Secretary Leslie Evans, not to the First Minister – about her breaking the Ministerial Code by casting doubt on the jury’s verdicts in the Alex Salmond trial. It’s […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Judges, Juries And Horseshit

Nicola Sturgeon's full reply to claim she broke ministerial code at Covid briefing

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon’s full reply to claim she broke ministerial code at Covid briefing NICOLA Sturgeon wrote a letter to the former SNP depute leader after he claimed she breached the ministerial code at a Scottish Government coronavirus briefing. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon’s full reply to claim she broke ministerial code at Covid briefing

Union flag should be stuck to all UK spending in Scotland, former Blair strategist tells BBC

Source:: The National Union flag should be stuck to all UK spending in Scotland, former Blair strategist tells BBC TONY Blair’s former director of political operations has called for the Union flag to be stuck on “every single piece” of UK Government spending in Scotland. Read the full article:: The National Union flag should be stuck to all UK spending in Scotland, former Blair strategist tells BBC