With lowest rod catches in 60 years Salmon & Trout Association Scotland calls for conservation of stocks

Today’s publication by Scottish Government of the official 2014 catch statistics for salmon confirms Continue reading

The SNP manifesto – are we seeing the take-off of a Scottish Icarus?

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has made it know in advance to the national media that her manifesto for the SNP’s General Election campaign, Continue reading

Salmond tries sleight of hand move on full fiscal autonomy

Hardly – on evidence, the Gold Standard of accuracy on anything fiscal after his contortions on oil and currency during indyref, Continue reading

CalMac, Islay, Colonsay, the Uig Triangle and the refit ‘lobster quadrille’


The recent complaints from Islay over failures in its ferry services during the Easter holiday period highlights Continue reading

Scottish Conservatives demand SNP publish figures on impact of full fiscal autonomy

The Scottish Conservatives are demanding that the Scottish Government finally publish figures Continue reading

Analysis of Gourock-Dunoon ferry services confirms imperative for change

MVA Consultants were hired in 2012 by the Scottish Government to report on the feasibility of a second vehicle and passenger ferry service Continue reading

£7 million technology innovation competition as Wave Energy Scotland surfs ashore

The hunt for innovative power take-off systems for wave energy devices has regenerated. Continue reading

New land reform proposals could intervene in inheritance of family home

New land reform plans could prevent people from passing on their house to the family member Continue reading

One-size-fits-all legislation has to stop

Amongst others, communities and families are now at real risk from simplistic and indiscrimate legislation passing Continue reading

Ministerial commitment on local engagement in pre-tendering discussions NOT to be honoured in CHFS ferry contract

When, on 17th February, the Scottish Government announced the start of the formal tendering process for Continue reading