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Another Week of Brexit

So, we have had yet another week of the Tory Westminster Government treating us like a bit of smelly pooh on the end of their foot. The behaviour of the English MPs towards the Scottish MPs has been diabolical. The…

Scots Independent 90th Birthday

This week the Scots Independent newspaper had its 90th Birthday;  there was a well attended lunch in the Salutation Hotel on Saturday 5th November.   There were stunning displays of the SI through the years in one part of the…

September issue

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It’s nearly over

I sit here some 38 hours before polls open for the referendum. You will be reading it near close of poll or after. I am singularly uninspired. Just as well I voted by post before the depths of this campaign…


Kezia Dugdale has come under renewed pressure to use her party’s conference to set out a credible position on council tax – amidst polling evidence showing that even her own party’s voters are backing the SNP’s fair, progressive reforms to…

Mr Q having fun

Dennis Robertson MSP for Aberdeenshire West and his guide dog Mr Q were spotted taking time out from the SNP conference at the SECC to visit the Quilter Cheviot Etape Royale stand at the Cycling and Walking exhibition which was also taking place. The 2016 100 mile closed road event starts and ends in Ballater on 18th September and takes in some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland on its route through upper Deeside, and on to Dufftown before climbing up over the Lecht and back to Ballater.

Aboyne, Upper Deeside & Donside SNP Councillor Geva Blackett said “This event, now in its second year, is very important for businesses in Ballater and the surrounding area as visitors from all over the world stay in our hotels, B&Bs and guest houses,  eat in our restaurants and spend money in our shops – I am delighted that Dennis is supporting the event too but have to say, he is much braver than me as no way was I climbing onto that penny farthing!”

Dennis Robertson