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Divergence: North v South

I was intrigued to unearth some fascinating research looking for something entirely different on the Romans in Scotland, and I did it without the use of a metal detector. Anything that is liable to reinforce intuition, sensitivity based on empirical … Continue reading

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Fingers Crossed!

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Order now and Amazon books guarantees to deliver the hardback publication of new and extended past essays from the Grouse Beater site pre-25 December. 250 pages, a bargain at £20, and for Kindle, £9.99. Look smart. Be seen reading the … Continue reading

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Questioning Pupils

QUESTIONING PUPILS With its customary gauche habit, the Scottish Government has sent a multiple choice questionnaire to secondary schools asking intimate sex questions of pupils. Understandably, this has caused controversy among all sections of society, a bureacracy meddling in young … Continue reading

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Stonewall Exposed

This article is written by the writer Simon Edge A couple of weeks ago Nancy Kelley, the media-shy CEO of the embattled trans lobby group Stonewall, gave a rare interview to Emma Barnett of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. In … Continue reading

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The Happiest Nation

Finland is constantly cited as the happiest nation on the planet, and certainly my visit to that lake-strewn forest of a country – one of my daughters had a Finnish boyfriend for years – can attest to a certain air … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Ghost Banks

We ought still to be spitting, furious at how easily the guardians of our world renowned banks let their institutions collapse into moral decline and bankruptcy, and how swiftly lumbering Gordon Brown and his hireling Lord darling, sold them to … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Jury System

At the behest of Nicola Sturgeon, High Court judge Lady Leona Dorrian is chairing a committee to look in detail at the efficacy or otherwise of retaining juries in rape cases, her brief to weigh the pros and cons of … Continue reading

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‘ESSAYS’ Now On Sale

“If you want to learn about Scottish history, or know about its politics, read Grouse Beater” Jon Davies, master conservation tiler, Exeter, Devon, to his young son. ON SALE NOW ‘The Collected Essays of Grouse Beater‘ 2015 – 2021 250 … 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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