Month: September 2013

March for Independence

There could only ever have been one topic for this week’s flag and I hope I can do justice to the 30,000 marchers on Calton Hill on Saturday. Our day began with a meet at 9.15 at Motherwell Station.  I…

Not tonight (or tomorrow), Darling

I had thought that Alastair Darling, as a seasoned politician, would have risen above any personal slight on his status as a leader of the No campaign. However, his assertion that he should face the First Minister in a televised…

Independence in Action

We have just spent last week in a small independent country. It was a popular wee place with tourists from all around the world. Some were tracing their roots and discovering where their fore bearers came from. Others, like us,…

Syria

The single issue overriding all others right now is without a doubt the complexities of the civil war in Syria and the indiscriminate use of chemical weapons on the Syrian people. It is becoming clearer each day that the Assad administration…