Month: January 2014

Full Circle

Over the past few weeks I have started digging out books from my shelves on the First World War.  You know the one – it has its centenary in 2014, and the BBC have promised us four years of topical…

Young People and Yes

The prospect of Yes should inspire first time voters – but how do we reach them and what to say? I should start with a disclaimer – I’m not as young as I used to be, and really hope none…

Learning from Europe

The NO campaign has taken to scaring university staff and students alike this week with scare stories about tuition fees and Research Council funding. If we take university tuition fees for starters. The Scottish Government has said that the current…

SNP Government announce £114M investment in children’s future

For some time now the Better Together partners have been suggesting that the SNP have put Scotland on Pause.  Yesterday Alex Salmond showed a Scotland far from “on pause”, rather a Scotland of the Possible.  Possible- tackling of inequality and…

Aspiration and Inspiration

Commemoration  Day This publication date is the first anniversary of the death of Jimmy Halliday.     Aspiration and Inspiration I am about one third of the way through reading the White Paper, and I am in no hurry to…