Greens progress seaweed dredging ban at Holyrood

We want to give communities the assurances they need while fully supporting existing, sustainable seaweed harvesting arrangements Mark Ruskell MSP A ban on the dredging of seaweed around Scotland’s coastline has become more likely after a Holyrood committee today voted in favour of a Green MSP’s amendment to the Scottish...

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Exiles on Truth Street: From The Province Of The Cat

Exiles on Truth Street: From The Province Of The Cat

If you look, you will see. Observation is, after all, the basis for all the arts and sciences. When I look across the Pentland Firth I see two oceans meeting, swirling and colliding with each other in a fluid, renewing, vibrant ballet that allows the world to breathe. What you...

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Announcing a New National Campaign

Announcing a New National Campaign

As reported this morning: “A NEW national campaign organisation to help win a future independence referendum on Scottish is set to be launched on St Andrew’s Day. The Scottish Independence Convention (SIC), a voluntary cross and non party organisation, is to launch a fundraising appeal to provide staff and resources...

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Stranger things

Stranger things

This beautiful poem by John McIntosh was sent to me after John met the dug, and me too, at James Dornan’s fundraising event in Cathcart Bowling Club earlier this month. As today is the anniversary of the first independence referendum, and as we anticipate another, I thought it was the...

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SIC launches a new cross-movement campaign

SIC launches a new cross-movement campaign

The cross-movement campaign to win a future independence referendum has been announced today by the Scottish Independence Convention (SIC). The SIC has revealed its plans to provide staff and resources for the movement as part of a package that will act as a national campaign organisation. The as-yet-unnamed campaign body...

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Broken promises by Tories and No campaign since #IndyRef

It has now been four years since Scotland was told by the Tory Westminster government and No campaign that in 2014 the way to protect Scotland’s place in Europe was to vote No, we now find ourselves being dragged out of the EU against our will and towards an extreme...

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What isn’t a fact

What isn’t a fact

God bless our dear old pals at the Labour-fronted Tory that is Scotland In Union. Fresh from their latest stirring morning office singalong of , they’ve decided to belatedly get in on the fact-checking game. As the established force in the field, we had to have a look.

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‘Appalling’ secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak

‘Appalling’ secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak

Under the EU plan, goods will be tracked using barcodes on shipping containers under “trusted-trader” schemes administered by registered companies. In what the Scottish Government described as a “deceit”, the EU is reportedly, at the behest of the UK Government, carefully writing its proposal to prevent the SNP from demanding...

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EU chief urges Britain to work with the bloc for a safer future

EU chief urges Britain to work with the bloc for a safer future

He told an audience at the University of Glasgow last night that it was in the shared interest of both the UK and the EU27 to work together. “While the Brexit negotiations are the responsibility of my colleague Michel Barnier they come in two parts – try to reach an...

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Swinney invites MSPs to see P1 tests first-hand ahead of vote to scrap them

Swinney invites MSPs to see P1 tests first-hand ahead of vote to scrap them

Teachers have claimed the tests have left some four and five-year-olds in tears. Now opposition MSPs are expected to back a Tory motion calling for them to be abolished for the P1 age group. However, even if the Scottish Parliament votes against testing for P1 pupils, the result will not...

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‘Apalling’ secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak

‘Apalling’ secret Tory plot to shut out Scotland in Brexit deal exposed by leak

Under the EU plan, goods will be tracked using barcodes on shipping containers under “trusted-trader” schemes administered by registered companies. In what the Scottish Government described as a “deceit”, the EU is reportedly, at the behest of the UK Government, carefully writing its proposal to prevent the SNP from demanding...

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