Industry bosses back Holyrood plans for Scottish greenports

Source:: The National Industry bosses back Holyrood plans for Scottish greenports BUSINESS groups and public bodies are backing plans to set up so-called “greenports” in Scotland. Read the full article:: The National Industry bosses back Holyrood plans for Scottish greenports

Landed: Colonial Connections

Source:: Bella Caledonia Landed: Colonial Connections In our new series we profile the best podcasts we have come across each week. Here’s more from the brilliant Farmerama featuring among others sometimes Bella contributor Iain Mackinnon. Farmerama Radio · Landed part 3: Colonial connections Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Landed: Colonial Connections

Nicola Sturgeon vows to take action on drug deaths as crisis deepens

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon vows to take action on drug deaths as crisis deepens NICOLA Sturgeon said the Scottish Government “does not shirk the responsibility” and is “determined to make changes that will save lives” after Scotland’s drug deaths rose to a record 1339 last year. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon vows to take action on drug deaths as crisis deepens

Michael Russell: Some choices about our future are for after independence

Source:: The National Michael Russell: Some choices about our future are for after independence IN her groundbreaking book The Gun, The Ship And The Pen, published earlier this year, the historian Linda Colley presents a somewhat different view of constitutions from that currently being promoted by some individuals and organisations in Scotland. Read the full article:: The National Michael Russell: Some choices about our future are for after independence

Alex Cole-Hamilton apologises for sending constituents false Covid news

Source:: The National Alex Cole-Hamilton apologises for sending constituents false Covid news ALEX Cole-Hamilton has been rebuked for sharing false information about coronavirus rules to his constituents. Read the full article:: The National Alex Cole-Hamilton apologises for sending constituents false Covid news

The Yes movement will be damaged if the SNP do not act soon

Source:: The National The Yes movement will be damaged if the SNP do not act soon I REFER to Alan Magnus-Bennett’s letter of July 28 chastising Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh. I have no dog in the race since I am neither SNP nor Alba. However, I was concerned at some of the matters raised therein. Read the full article:: The National The Yes movement will be damaged if the SNP do not act soon

Tiny Universities of Solidarity

Source:: Bella Caledonia Tiny Universities of Solidarity In a recent analysis of ‘Generation Left,’ James Meadway pointed out that, with 50% of 1- year-olds attending university, ‘education is no longer a marker of class in the way that it was two or three generations ago.’ As political scientists continue to puzzle over the generational divides in our society: the old tools for […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Tiny Universities of Solidarity

Mrs Windsor caught escaping renewable obligations

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Mrs Windsor caught escaping renewable obligations By Russell Bruce Funny thing about the Royal family with some of the younger members reported to be in favour of promoting renewable energy and backing action on climate change but Grandma it appears is of a different mind. We all know the constitution of the UK is a malleable mess. Dating back to some of the Stewart kings who believed in the devine right of kings, sometimes refered to as God’s mandate, the right to interfere with parliamentary legislation… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Mrs Windsor caught […]

Oliver Dowden stands by GB News support despite Farage's RNLI attack

Source:: The National Oliver Dowden stands by GB News support despite Farage’s RNLI attack THE Tory Culture Secretary is standing by claims that GB News is a “welcome addition” to the UK’s media – despite the channel being widely condemned for broadcasting Nigel Farage’s attacks on the RNLI. Read the full article:: The National Oliver Dowden stands by GB News support despite Farage’s RNLI attack

Boris Johnson moans about £160k salary as he cut benefits for UK's poorest

Source:: The National Boris Johnson moans about £160k salary as he cut benefits for UK’s poorest BORIS Johnson has been branded “shameless” after reportedly complaining about his supposedly meagre salary. Read the full article:: The National Boris Johnson moans about £160k salary as he cut benefits for UK’s poorest

To solve Scotland's drug crisis we must urgently deal with 'street benzos'

Source:: The National To solve Scotland’s drug crisis we must urgently deal with ‘street benzos’ THE latest drug death figures show a continued upward trend in benzodiazepines being implicated in the deaths of people dying of a drug overdoses. Read the full article:: The National To solve Scotland’s drug crisis we must urgently deal with ‘street benzos’

Labour MP Apsana Begum cleared of housing fraud charges

Source:: The National Labour MP Apsana Begum cleared of housing fraud charges A LABOUR MP has been cleared of housing fraud after a jury found in her favour. Read the full article:: The National Labour MP Apsana Begum cleared of housing fraud charges