Comment posted Morphing Scotland: Saudi Arabia to Silicone Valley by Graeme mccormick.
Renewable equivalence has nothing to with eggs in one basket
Recent comments by Graeme mccormick
- Professor James Hunter on land reform in Scotland
Land reform will have a very marginal effect because of the costs to the public purse. We need to know who wants to live where if work could be created and then develop a rural repopulation strategy to encourage inward migration from Urban Scotland and beyond Scotland. Forget HS 2 , that’s justa quicker way to head South. Money would be better spent on a Clyde Global Port and rural infrastructure.
- The Trident Whistleblower incident
I’ve not had the chance to read his report yet but it does suggest that it’s time for all UK Armed forces to have a reality check and stop suggesting that ours are the best in the World. That suggestion must hack off our allies somewhat. I have no doubt that we can all be proud of some of what has been achieved but can we have less of the superlatives when they are invariably used by government ministers who are constantly undermining the services with budget cuts and oversea’s commitments for which they are not properly resourced?
- Fred Flintstone owns up to stone age politics
AS did not lie. He had at least three lawyers in his cabinet one of whom has international law as part of her degree.
When u have experts in your cabinet why not use their expertise?
- Type 26 contract for BAE has ensured good news for both BAE Clyde yards
It was always going to happen according to a senior insider. BAE always have the UK government over a barrel. They have no competition.
- Local IT businesses pitch ‘Argyll can do it’ to local SMP and MP
We can’t force people to stay or come or go and come back, but I think it would help if we knew how many folk might be interested in living in rural Scotland and the find out what’s needed to satisfy that need. Housing is one issue , so is low pay and poor infrastructure.
Land owners are daft not giving away modest parcels of land to folk to build their own homes. Such action would reinvigorate their communities and benefit their estates too.
You can buy a spacious timber three bedroom chalet for £42000 from a dealer in Dumbarton. With utilities uou could have a house to bring up a family for £60k.
If government was to do a deal with landowners releasing land in exchange for the government diverting it’s help to buy funds to help the purchase of these chalet homes would transform rural population.
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