Month: September 2015

A better Scotland is possible

I came across the above title when I was reading a piece by Francis McKee in this week’s Sunday Herald; he had read this on a placard in George Square Glasgow. I read it carefully as it was about the…

Scotland’s Big Book of Accident Prevention

I had the pleasure of hosting an event for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accident, RoSPA, on their “Scotland’s Big Book of Accident Prevention” and am even more delighted to have written the forward for the book. My…

Weekly Round-Up

The Refugee Crisis – Scotland’s response attracts U.N. praise Scotland has led the way in highlighting the inadequacy of the UK Government’s response to the refugee crisis and has established a multi-agency Refugee Operation Task Force comprising local government and…

UK GOVERNMENT SUPPLYING ARMS TO COUNTRIES WHO USE CHILD SOLDIERS

Following reports that the UK has sold military equipment to countries that regularly use child soldiers or where children are targeted in warzones, the SNP’s Defence spokesperson Brendan O’Hara has called for immediate clarification on the breaches of UN protocol.As…

The View from The North

The SNP Constituency candidates have all now been chosen and the Regional List selection procedures are well underway throughout the country. Up here in the Highlands, Fergus Ewing was reselected to stand for Inverness & Nairn with Orkney’s Professor Donna…

From Broad Church to Reclusive Sect

I was taught by a former Sales Manager that God gave us two eyes, two ears and only one mouth. And that we should learn to use them in proportion. “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already…

Let us show some Humanity

What is the hostility to taking refugees into the UK? Today I have heard all sorts of excuses, some of the most pathetic were “well we know some of them are criminal gangs, we don’t want them” and “we can’t…

Aberdeen’s Commemoration of William Wallace 2015

On Saturday 29th August the Wallace 700 Association held their annual celebration. The weather stayed fair till after the tidying up was completed. These pictures are just a taste of a well organised event.