Month: December 2013

Merry Christmas

The other night I watched “A Christmas Carol”, the film of the novel by Charles Dickens.  While the poverty of the Londoners of that era tugged at the heartstrings, it is difficult to accept that the same situation is developing…

‘All Aboard’

I was fortunate enough to find myself at the Scottish Government’s ‘Stakeholder Engagement’ Q&A event in Edinburgh last week – the first of its kind and organised with the stated intent of reaching out to ‘civic’ Scotland.  Held at the…

Glasgow’s Time to Shine

It’s been quite a difficult time in Glasgow – first with the tragic events unfolding as a helicopter crashed into the Clutha Vaults pub, and then with the reaction to the sad loss of Glasgow’s most famous adopted son Nelson…

Talking Independence

One of the most momentous weeks of my life took a turn for the worse by Saturday morning.  Tuesday’s media launch of the White Paper was a fascinating study in how London-based journalists ‘just don’t get us’ and/or resent the…