Monthly Archives: November 2021

Ferries: Scotsman To the Rescue

It might come as a shock to learn that one of the world’s most successful ferry designers happens to be a Scotsman, yet his repeated offers to build and invest in ferries in Scotland have been rejected by the Scottish Government and its hapless ferry agencies CMAL and CalMac. Dr. Stuart Ballantyne, chairman of … Continue reading

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Winning Independence

Angus MacNeill was one of the earliest SNP MPs to show he had an independent mind and was not hidebound by the leader’s dogma or meaningless ‘Gold Standard’ slogans. He has said Nicola Sturgeon is ‘dithering’ on Scotland’s indepdence goal. … Continue reading

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COP26 is Doomed

The sight of Boris Johnson jetting up to Glasgow to deliver a haltingly bad speech full of waffle – switch on BBC news bulletins at various times of the day to witness excerpts contradict each other – and jetting back … Continue reading

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A Referendum Fail

There is mounting unease among informed independence supporters over the thought of another referendum on Nicola Sturgeon’s blind faith. The Yes camp keeps hearing rumours of a referendum rout, snatching at half-verified words like a hungry dog at scraps of … Continue reading

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Grouse Beater Publication

Forget the kids festive time, buy the book; trade the kids for a holiday where you can read it in peace. “A collectors item fit for your local recycling yard.” “A literary sensation. I could not bear to read it.” … Continue reading

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A Catastrophic Failure

The ALBA MP Kenny MacAskill stood up to in the House of Commons to make his speech about Scotland’s ferry scandal and every member of the Scottish National Party walked out. This is how keen Scotland’s elected representatives are to … Continue reading

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The Culloden Schemie

Building any sort of housing development close to the battlefield of Culloden is a national disgrace. Do we care about our history and the graves of the martyred, or are we petty wee capitalists? A red line perimeter ought to … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Stolen Oil

There is little need to add lengthy comment to the Times article published today that makes plain what has been known for years, Labour’s clandestine plans to steal Scotland’s oil by moving maritime boundary lines, and disseminate falsehoods of a … Continue reading

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Scotland and Climate

This is the seventh article in our series on the climate crisis, with no apology for it being from the UK’s foremost activisit on Climate Change, writer George Monbiot. He points out that the Land for the Many report, which … Continue reading

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