Author Archives: Grouse Beater

I Am A Man

I Am A Man I am a man. I am a man who is fighting for his rights. I fight for the rights of every man in my homeland. And every woman and every child, and those who want none, … Continue reading

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Salmond: Inquiry Submission

This is a copy of the written submission made by the former First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond. It contains redactions as published by the Scottish Parliament on 22nd February 2021. There is a clear and overriding public interest in … Continue reading

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Dr William Gordon Stables

An ocasional series on eminent Scots forgotten or largely ignored This is the tale of a travelling man who invented the caravan to make his life on the road more comfortable, a Scot, a man who without knowing it, was … Continue reading

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Salmond: Hamilton Inquiry

James Hamilton QC is engaged in a separate inquiry into the Civil Service Scandal. He has no limitations placed on him, and indeed, would not have taken on the role had their been constraints on getting to the truth. He … Continue reading

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An Innocent Man

This is the submission of Alex Salmond to the Holyrood Inquiry. He lays out the process that led to an innocent man facing the rest of his days in jail, a heinous charge made by people intent on a constructive … Continue reading

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A Shakespearean Tragedy

Only two days ago I published an essay beginning with these words: “The SNP is wrestling with a fundamental crisis of its own making, a profound loss of trust by the public in its honesty and methods…..“. I referred to … Continue reading

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SNP and Loyalty

The SNP is wrestling with a fundamental crisis of its own making, a profound loss of trust by the public in its honesty and methods, a crisis that that has spilled over onto its ability to secure independence, the principle … Continue reading

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Dr James Niven

An occasional series on eminent Scots unjustly forgotten or ignored We are suffering one of humankind’s many pandemics, killing over two million souls, as I write, and as with those killed in past times, the majority the poorest in our … Continue reading

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Holyrood Inquiry

Rumours and counter-rumours are circulating that Alex Salmond is relucant to give verbal evidence to the Holyrood Inquiry committee investigating the profoundly flawed process that led to scurrilous allegations made against him, all thrown out in two court trials, both … Continue reading

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Salmond’s Submission To Inquiry

This 31 December 2020 submission from Alex Salmond to the Holyrood Inquiry, is published on the basis the members of the Committee have had it in their possession and read it by now, and it is in the public domain, … Continue reading

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