Indy: For Argyll live online to the result – with Gordon Harmer from Shetland

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Apart from the overall result of the independence referendum tomorrow morning, the places to watch are Shetland Continue reading

Indy: NATO, oil and the Northern Isles – a once in a lifetime opportunity

[23.00 update below - this issue is moving, Guardian article this evening] Arguably the most intriguing scenario in the independence referendum lies in the far north – Continue reading

Privatisation: Scottish Government binned its own ferry company in favour of Serco

The political opportunism of the Scottish Government’s sudden championing of nationalisation is best shown by examining its own practice. 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

Andrew Argyle: Scots turkeys vote for Christmas

As far as Scottish independence is concerned, we are unable to ‘try before we buy’. However, it behoves us, at least, Continue reading

Sturgeon hits the floating voter in a Q&A session to Shetland on MV Hrossey

Nicola Sturgeon is hitting floating voters in the Independence Referendum in a Question & Answer session this evening, Continue reading

19th September and after

Alex Bell, Alex Salmond’s  former Head of Policy, has recently said that the SNP’s planned response if it lost Continue reading

Rail Union calls on Scottish Government to act as SERCO’s troubles threaten future of Caledonian Sleeper

The Rail Union RMT today, 22nd August, wrote to Scotland’s Transport Minister, Keith Brown, calling for his urgent Continue reading

Scottish Government does what it can on Seatruck’s underpaid Estonian crew

Transport Minister, Keith Brown has, in response to RMT’s call for action, engaged in the issue of the exploitation by Seatruck Continue reading

Tutorial from McGrigor as parliamentary questions see Transport Minister wriggling on Gourock-Dunoon ferry

Highlands and Islands MSP, Jamie McGrigor, yesterday got answers to written parliamentary questions he had put Continue reading