With bolder action on climate change, Scotland can lead the way & inspire others

With bolder action on climate change, Scotland can lead the way & inspire others

Patrick Harvie MSP Glasgow Finance, Economy, Fair Work, Equalities TwitterFacebookWebsite The world’s “elite” gathered in Davos this week for the World Economic Forum, with environmental challenges, including a failure to mitigate climate change at the top of their list of dangers facing the global economy. Without a hint of irony...

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Routes to Independence 1: Changing Minds

Routes to Independence 1: Changing Minds

In the first of a series about Routes To Independence, Gerry Hassan reflects on where we are – and argues that independence is about more than a referendum. It is about changing minds and Scotland. Independence has to be about more than tactics and processes – which has dominated too...

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Gaelic Medium Education on Skye

Gaelic Medium Education on Skye

Across Scotland, far too many young people cannot continue Gaelic Medium Education beyond primary school. This lack of opportunity has a negative impact on their fluency and confidence in using Gaelic. Arthur Cormack considers the position in Skye. A highlight of 2018, for me, was the opening of Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig...

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This Week at the Scottish Parliament: Delivering progress

This Week at the Scottish Parliament: Delivering progress

Find out what happened over the last week at the Scottish Parliament.
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The Wee Ginger Dugcast : with Mhairi Black

The Wee Ginger Dugcast : with Mhairi Black

Welcome to the latest edition of the Wee Ginger Dugcast brought to you by The National newspaper. In this week’s episode we have a very special guest, Mhairi Black. Mhairi joins us to chat about independence, the craziness of Westminster, and Brexit. Of course, the only reason she agreed to...

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This Week in Westminster: Brexit deadlock continues

This Week in Westminster: Brexit deadlock continues

Another packed week in Westminster comes to an end. This is your brief roundup of the key events and highlights from your SNP MPs, as they stand up for Scotland and their communities.
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Harlem 69 – Top Ten Playlist

Harlem 69 – Top Ten Playlist

Stuart Cosgrove’s Harlem 69 is the final instalment in the author’s critically acclaimed trilogy on the story of soul music and the US civil rights movement, which began with Detroit 67 and followed by Memphis 68, which won the Penderyn Prize as ‘Music Book of the Year’ in 2018. Taking...

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When wishes father fantasies

When wishes father fantasies

Obviously this site will be making no comment on the criminal allegations now facing Alex Salmond for legal reasons. But amidst a frenzy of gleefully lascivious coverage in the Scottish media (the Daily Record in particular can barely contain its delight), there’s another thread of punditry that does need addressed.

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Patrick Harvie: We have just 10 years left to avert climate catastrophe

Patrick Harvie: We have just 10 years left to avert climate catastrophe

The threat posed by climate change is not a new one, of course. Nor is the lack of substantial international action to address it seriously. The basic science has been understood for more than 150 years, and the warnings from the scientific community about the need for an urgent political...

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Could divine intervention help break the Brexit impasse?

Could divine intervention help break the Brexit impasse?

You see, the Right Honourable Mr Kerr is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – otherwise known at the Mormons. In fact he’s not just a member but kind of a big deal, having held a priesthood role for several years and organised the first...

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While Yemenis starve, MPs are wined and dined by arms dealers

While Yemenis starve, MPs are wined and dined by arms dealers

Perhaps, as previously, those attending might again have opted for the Beef Fillet, Mushroom Truffle Crust, Foie Gras Sauce, followed by the Chocolate and Praline Sphere and Raspberry Coulis. There would, of course, be lots and lots of champagne and wine too. And as for the after-dinner entertainment, well in...

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Alex Salmond faces 14 charges including two of attempted rape

Alex Salmond faces 14 charges including two of attempted rape

He is accused of two counts of attempted rape, nine counts of sexual assault, two of indecent assault and one of breach of the peace. The hearing was held in private, no plea was entered and he was released on bail. A statement from the Crown Office said the case...

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