Summer 2014 realised fears about coastguard numbers in new service

[Updated below on Belfast Coastguard situation] The rash concept of radical cost cutting to ‘modernise’ the United Kingdom coastguard service and its clumsy introduction Continue reading

Is Constance entry to the contest for SNP Deputy Leader designed to thwart Brown?

A few days ago, Angela Constance, recently promoted to Cabinet Rank in the Scottish Government as Continue reading

Scottish Government invests in future of Ferguson’s shiyard

With the details still to be announced, it has been made known today that the Scottish Government is Continue reading

Have state guardians been consulted on contraceptive administration to minors?

The Scottish Government’s unconsulted decision to appoint state Guardians for every Scottish child from birth to Continue reading

Will ‘ye tak the high road’ on the Great Glen Way?

One of Scotland’s Great Trails, The Great Glen Way, now has a newly completed alternative section of 17km above Continue reading

Crisis at Rothesay Joint Campus: will Audit Scotland engage?

Back on 16th April, a group of highly concerned parents wrote to Audit Scotland asking it to intervene in a crisis situation, Continue reading

RET fares for last Clyde and Hebridean routes – but is a blanket bargain basement the answer?

Keep your hands in your pockets and count your cash before automatically celebrating the Scottish Government’s Continue reading

Tiree takes its wholly unable power situation straight to government

Argyll’s Atlantic island of Tiree is well used to fending for itself and is markedly robust in its ability to do so – Continue reading

Scottish Parliament Committee in Stornoway, treading carefully on islands’ devolution

With the canny Western and Northern Isles councils’ collaboration making the weather on the issue of internal devolution, Continue reading

Meaningless claptrap as First Minister tells EU Scotland would be ‘an equal partner’ in Europe

What the First Minister Alex Salmond, is telling the EU inBruges today in his campaign to win support for fast tracking Continue reading