Poop scooping Ross Thomson

Poop scooping Ross Thomson

If Ross Thomson didn’t exist, no one, absolutely no one, would feel the need to invent him. No one would mourn his absence. No one would lament his loss. Without Ross, no one would feel there was an aching vacuum in this country’s public life, even though Ross is Scotland’s...

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Good news on Scotland’s economy you might have missed

Good news on Scotland’s economy you might have missed

Scotland is one of the strongest economies in the world. Against a backdrop of Tory austerity – and faced with a damaging Brexit – we are taking action to make it stronger still. Here is just some of the news from the past week that shows how, in government, we’re...

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British nationalism’s problem with extremism

British nationalism’s problem with extremism

The recent reports about the conviction of a right wing extremist in Edinburgh for making a bomb made for, ahem, interesting reading. Nazi thug Peter Morgan was sentenced to 12 years for making a bomb. Most of the reports in the press pictured him holding up a saltire together with...

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Vi är Sverige

Vi är Sverige

The Stockholm summers of ‘94 and ‘18 have quite a few similarities. Sweden’s capital was basking in the hottest weather on record, its national football team was exceeding expectations in the world cup and the country was building up for crucial elections.

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Supporting a strong NHS workforce

Supporting a strong NHS workforce

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the staff who work in our NHS. Day in and day out, doctors, nurses and support staff deliver world class care for patients in Scotland. Here’s how we’re working to maintain a strong NHS workforce. The number of staff working in our...

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Accessibility on New Direction

Accessibility on New Direction

As part of our drive to make our content as accessible as possible for every user, New Direction now has accessability tools for those who have difficulty reading online content. As you scroll through the pages you will notice the symbol below appear on the left hand side of the...

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Call for volunteer pro-indy writers, pundits, bloggers and commentators for new pro-indy media hub.

Call for volunteer pro-indy writers, pundits, bloggers and commentators for new pro-indy media hub.

You might have noticed the new kids on the block, but if you haven’t then you should know you’re reading an article on the site at the minute. New Direction is one of 8 projects under development by Forward as One, the pro-independence association based in Dunfermline. The purpose of...

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September could be the end of May.

September could be the end of May.

Just before the summer recess of Parliament, there were clear signs emerging from both sides of the Conservative party that Mays days as leader of the party are numbered. With high profile resignations and both the Leave and the Remain sides of her party getting frustrated by her failure to...

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Leaked information from Brussels blows up brexit deal and accusations that UK security services may have bugged EU officials.

Leaked information from Brussels blows up brexit deal and accusations that UK security services may have bugged EU officials.

In an expected turn of events information from the Brussels negotiating team has been leaked stating the the EU has rejected Theresa Mays plans for free trade in goods between the EU and the UK after Brexit. What is more astounding is that allegations have also surfaced that the UK...

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