Author Archives: Grouse Beater

Jacobite By Name

To the perceptive the briefest study of Scotland’s history will throw up remarkable similarities to our current predicament, the same abuse hurled by colonial Brits, the same threats from Westminster if Scotland goes its own way, the same divisions among … Continue reading

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The Meg – a review

The Meg is a hoot of an action snapper. It’s hilarious for all the wrong reasons, mirthful for the right reasons. Why it’s showing in your local multiplex is easy to understand. The short sleeve shirts that walk around office … Continue reading

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CAR NEWS: A New Taxi

That black vehicle that hangs around in groups, does U-turns suddenly in front of you, that is given special fast lanes to drive in, driven usually by a man who can’t be bothered to get out and help you load … Continue reading

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The Incredibles 2 – a review

Holiday fare at your local multiplex, and a few art house cinemas too hoping to cash in on this summer’s biggest grossing family film by pushing out superior work. Hard to believe the first The Incredibles was released in 2004, … Continue reading

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A Constitution For Scotland

INTRODUCTION A constitution guarantees liberty and citizen rights under the law. It is the foundation of civil liberties. It tells other nations of our values and standards. It sets out the principles by which we hope to live. It bedevils … Continue reading

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Car News: Brexit Fallout

More anxieties, angst and woe – termed by Unionists of a lack of democratic rights as ‘grievances’ – over the disaster that is Brexit without a plan. Investors in the car industry, it’s life blood, are heading for the hills. An … Continue reading

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An Auld Sang Still Sung

Murray Foote former Daily Record editor – 3-times Newspaper of the Year Truculence is a lovely word. I have other favourites such as somnambulant and wind – not the intestinal kind – and confluence, words that slide off the tongue. ‘Truculence’ … Continue reading

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