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

Former Company Secretary concerned about viability of Oban Phoenix Cinema

The former Company Secretary of Oban Phoenix Cinema, a solicitor in Oban who also has a degree in accountancy, Continue reading

Four Argyll areas to get fibreoptic broadband in Summer 2015

Four places in Argyll are in the next phase of installation in their locality of high speed fibreoptic broadband Continue reading

Politically skewed perspectives threaten fairness and the rural economy in land reform proposals

Scotland’s landowners today are facing a form of planned genocide born of expedient political dogma. Continue reading

Scots recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours

In Scotland there are 116 recipients in the Queen’s New Year Honours, just made public by the Scottish Government. Continue reading

A speculation on the Prestwick airport ground-handling leases furore

Today’s edition of The Herald carried a fairly eye-opening story of corporate goings on at the state owned Prestwick Airport in South Ayrshire. Continue reading

New Scottish Government research shows tenanted farm sector norm to be mutually positive relationships

New research just published [7th November] by the Scottish Government, shows mutually positive relationships between landlords and tenants to be the norm Continue reading

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