Month: February 2013

And the Oscar goes to….Scotland

More than six months after its LA premiere saw the First Minister and assorted delegates from Scotland’s tourism industry walk along a specially-made green carpet, Disney-Pixar’s Brave had glasses raised in its direction once again when it took the Oscar for best…

Not in my name

It doesn’t seem like more than ten years since the massive anti-war demonstrations, held to dissuade Blair from joining with the US invasion of Iraq. Yet February 15th marked the date of the biggest peace rally in recent times. I…

Depreciate and deprecate

  January editorial from Scots Independent As I have said, I will publish the Editorial from the preceding month’s Scots Independent. Here is the Editorial from January; it does not seem dated, as the Unionists   keep repeating their behaviour Depreciate…

Another Historic Day for Scotland – and we best get used to them!

It seems that hardly a day goes by that Scotland takes one step closer to Independence Day.  History will see the Edinburgh Agreement as hugely significant in determining our country’s future. Tuesday 5th of February saw the launch of the…

Jimmy Halliday 27 Feb 1927 – 3 Jan 2013

Jimmy Halliday was unable to remember a time when he was not a Nationalist. He used to read the Scots Independent in the Greenock Public Library on the way home from school, and he joined the SNP in 1943 when…