Monthly Archives: November 2021

Barbados Ditches the Queen

“Barbados is a republic. No one screamed ‘Blood and soil nationalism!” for the people were happy.” Grouse Beater “The creation of this republic offers a new beginning,” Prince Charles In an act that makes the government of Nicola Sturgeon appear … Continue reading

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Leader Popularity Plummets

A new survey puts Nicola Sturgeon’s popularity in the doldrums, but all the opposition leaders are in Purgatory or in Hell. She leads the pack by a wide margin but should not be complacent. Any number of setbacks have befallen … Continue reading

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Cairngorms By eBike

Jamies Lafferty takes a hike on a bike through some of Scotland’s most beautiful countryside, host to lush forests, red deer and buzzards. This is an out-of-season guided cycle trip around Braemar revealing a landscape in a state of flux. … Continue reading

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Fly-Tipping Mafia

Environmental activist George Monbiot takes a look at the craft of fly-tipping, usually done by small rogue firms trying to save money by not taking the materials to the local city recycle plant. They price a job cheaply to get … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Oil

The Right Hon Alex Salmond MP, leader of the ALBA party dedicated to regain Scotland’s self-governance, answers Nicola Sturgeon’s off-the-cuff dismissal of the Cambo oil field. THE ENGINE OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE This week Nicola Sturgeon turned off the switch in … Continue reading

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The Case for Freedom

THE FUNDAMENTAL CASE FOR FREEDOM by Professor Alfred Baird ‘It was just like old times’, said George Kerevan in The National in reference to the first ALBA conference in Greenock last weekend. He was referring to SNP conferences of 20 … Continue reading

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The Blight of Second Homes

If readers substitute Scotland for Wales in the article below the same problem of empty properties here as in Wales is evident. Back in the late Seventies, Welsh radicals took to burning selected empty holiday cottages that were killing village … Continue reading

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COP26: What Next?

After the expected watering down of COP26 held in Glasgow, the Agreement’s key aspects compromised by India and China, enironmental activist George Monbiot takes a long, cold look at what we must do to stop mankind wiping out floar and … Continue reading

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Dune – a review

Moviegoers of Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 adaptation (Hollywood’s third attempt), of the sci-fi novel Dune have noticed the presence of bagpipes during the latest two-and-a-half-hour epic. The new movie version of Frank Herbert’s best-selling novel has received positive reviews since its premiere … Continue reading

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Malvena Wells

An occasional series on eminent Scots unjustly ignored or forgotten Way before the Black Lives Matter campaign (BLM), articles began appearing in the press about Scotland and its historical attachment to slavery. It was a topic back in the Seventies … Continue reading

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