Lamont standing down immediately as Scottish Labour Leader

The beleaguered Leader of the Scottish Labour group, Johann Lamont MSP, has made it known that she is standing down Continue reading

Tobermory community consulted on marine port plans

Tobermory Community Consultation 2014 (19) copy

Following the enviably go-ahead Tobermory Harbour Association’s development plans, around 50 local residents interested Continue reading

Indy: the constitutional options of the Northern and Western Isles – and other regions

[Revised 11.45] In an article on this page, Andrew Argyle raises the issue of Shetland at least and possibly the Northern Isles Continue reading

Issues of judgment in pro-union television advertisements and in those licensed to sign them off

Two feeble pro-union television advertisements have done the pro-union campaign no favours, with the worst the recent insulting presentation Continue reading

BBC indy debate: incoherent uncontrolled unedifying bear pit

[Updated below 26th August] The BBC has had the last debate between the campaigns contesting the Referendum on Scottish Independence, between Continue reading

Why has Scottish Government let Ferguson’s shipyard go down?

Ferguson’s shipyard in Port Glasgow has gone into administration, bringing the loss of 70 jobs with immediate effect. Continue reading

Porkie from Salmond on fiscal policy as Darling bests him again in Reporting Scotland interviews

The female is indeed deadlier than the male when it comes to Scottish television interviewers. Continue reading

£43.1 million over 4 years for 500 Named Persons/ State Guardians for birth to age five children

Heath Secretary, Alex Neil has announced the appointment over a four year period of 500 Health Visitors to act as the highly controversial Named Persons Continue reading

Does trial by jury really produce justice? Pistorius trial highlights strengths of an alternative

The trial of South Africa’s Olympic and Paralympic runner, Oscar Pistorius over the death by shooting Continue reading

Chilcot must remember that his report on the Iraq war was commissioned in the interests of the people

The camp of discredited former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is continuing to obstruct publication of the report Continue reading