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Quarantine checks to begin for travellers arriving in Scotland
6 Jul 2020 at 7:22pm
Checks to ensure travellers coming into Scotland from overseas are complying with coronavirus quarantine restrictions will start from Tuesday, the First Minister has confirmed.


How British nationalism is taking the place of traditional unionism
6 Jul 2020 at 8:37am
Boris Johnson last week declared there was no border between Scotland and England.


Nicola Sturgeon condemns protest urging visitors not to cross Scottish border
6 Jul 2020 at 1:49pm
NICOLA Sturgeon has condemned a group of protesters who urged visitors from England not to cross the Scottish border.


Jeane Freeman only held one meeting with care watchdog in early stages of Cov...
6 Jul 2020 at 5:00am
THE SCOTTISH Government has been accused of leaving the care regulator in an ?unfit state of neglect? - following a lack of contact in the early stages of the coronavirus crisis.


Opinion: Kirsty Hughes: We face a messy and uncertain patchwork of borders an...
6 Jul 2020 at 11:00am
Brexit, even pre-pandemic days, was always about borders. Taking back control, ending free movement, not following Brussels? rules. Never mind that the UK always had a border with its fellow EU member states and was not in the Schengen border-free zone (itself rather frayed due to the Covid crisis).


Quarter of Scots 'would back new pro-independence party led by Alex Salmond'
6 Jul 2020 at 10:39am
MORE than a quarter of Scottish voters would either definitely or probably vote for a new pro-independence political party led by Alex Salmond, a poll has found.


Scottish Government 'mismanagement' fears as clinical waste costs soar
6 Jul 2020 at 5:00am
THE SCOTTISH Government has been accused of ?mismanagement? after it was revealed that almost £40 million has been spent on clearing clinical waste from hospitals since a contract fiasco 18 months ago.


Scots warned not to overdo it or face 'putting lives at risk' as beer gardens...
6 Jul 2020 at 5:00am
NICOLA Sturgeon has pleaded with the Scottish public not to get carried away when beer gardens re-open today ? after worrying scenes south of the border showed revellers ignoring social distancing rules that could be "putting lives at risk".


NHS Clap: Thousands pay tribute to NHS staff on the 72nd anniversary of the h...
5 Jul 2020 at 5:19pm
Thousands have shown their support as part of a nationwide applause to pay tribute to NHS staff on the 72nd anniversary of the health service.


Matt Hancock claims Scots have been moving around more freely than English du...
5 Jul 2020 at 1:51pm
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has claimed that Scotland and England have followed the same strategy for coming out of lockdown ? suggesting that people?s movements north of the border have been more relaxed.


Scottish Government adviser apologises after labelling unionists as 'anti-Sco...
5 Jul 2020 at 2:53pm
A SCOTTISH Government adviser has apologised after labelling unionists as ?anti-Scottish? amid facing "attacks? by Conservative MSPs on social media.


Jackson Carlaw labels small gathering of border protesters an 'absolute disgr...
5 Jul 2020 at 2:15pm
A HANDFUL of protesters who told holidaymakers approaching the Scottish border to stay at home was an ?absolute disgrace?, the Scottish Tory leader has said.


No air arrival in Scotland has had quarantine check due to 'security clearanc...
5 Jul 2020 at 12:22pm
PEOPLE entering Scotland from abroad have not received any follow-up checks by officials since quarantine rules were introduced due to ?security clearance? issues with the Home Office.


Ian Blackford: UK Government's recovery package must match ambition of lockdo...
5 Jul 2020 at 11:48am
IAN Blackford has called on the UK Government to ?recognise the scale of the challenge? facing the economy and match the ambition that has been handed out to keep businesses going through the lockdown.

 

The Scotsman

The Scotsman

Boris Johnson voices fears over Israel plans to annex West Bank in phone call
6 Jul 2020 at 9:44pm
Boris Johnson has expressed concern at Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank in a telephone call with Benjamin Netanyahu.

What is white privilege? the meaning and origins of the term used amid Black ...
6 Jul 2020 at 5:34pm
While the phrase is not a new one, the recent Black Lives Matter protests have put the concept into the international spotlight

Airport slams Scottish Government 'dithering' on air bridges
6 Jul 2020 at 5:17pm
Scotland’s biggest airport has attacked Scottish Government “dithering” over a delay to air bridge agreements with other countries.

Boris Johnson's attempt to steal Franklin Roosevelt's 'New Deal' clothes high...
6 Jul 2020 at 4:45pm
Boris Johnson likes the broad picture but is less comfortable with details and his ‘New Deal’ plans show he’s no Franklin Roosevelt, writes Henry McLeish.

How racist is Britain today? What the evidence tells us ? Anthony Heath and L...
6 Jul 2020 at 4:45pm
Racism may be more widespread than we know, but it’s already clear there’s a pressing need for change, write Anthony Heath and Lindsay Richards.

Brexit Britain must help Asia's democracies stand up to oppressive China ? Ji...
6 Jul 2020 at 4:45pm
The UK should seek to forge closer trade and political partnerships with democratic countries in the Asia-Pacific region where a great battle of ideas is being played out, writes Jim Sillars.

Scots urged to seek cough check-up amid fall in cancer referrals
6 Jul 2020 at 4:29pm
Scots who develop a “chronic cough” have been urged to get checked out amid concerns over a marked fall in lung cancer referrals.

Face mask rules Scotland: latest government guidance on when and where face c...
6 Jul 2020 at 4:16pm
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has updated the rules around wearing face coverings in Scotland, with changes to take effect on 10 July

Tenement Airbnbs to reopen on July 15 despite safety fears from neighbours
6 Jul 2020 at 4:05pm
The Scottish Government confirmed plans to allow tenement Airbnbs to reopen next week.

The Scottish areas facing the most severe job cuts due to Covid-19 recession
6 Jul 2020 at 3:51pm
A new report has revealed that Edinburgh and Glasgow are likely to be severely affected by the looming economic downturn triggered by the Covid-19 lockdown as a result of the two cities’ reliance on banking and finance jobs.

8 words, phrases and terms you didn?t know had racist links and origins
6 Jul 2020 at 3:30pm
Countless seemingly ‘innocent’ words, phrases and terms actually originated in the time of slavery

Nicola Sturgeon: Border protesters ?do not speak for me?
6 Jul 2020 at 2:20pm
Nicola Sturgeon has condemned weekend protests which took place on the Scottish border urging English visitors to turn back.

Scots Covid quarantine checks to finally get underway
6 Jul 2020 at 1:49pm
Quarantine check on travellers returning to Scotland from overseas will get underway tomorrow, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed.

Covid-19 outbreak in Dumfries and Galloway 'under control'
6 Jul 2020 at 1:11pm
Nicola Sturgeon said the Scottish Government is seeking further assurances to ensure the outbreak is contained.

 

 

 

Wings over Scotland

The cat and all the pigeons
6 Jul 2020 at 7:59am
Our most extra-specially alert readers may have recently noticed the website of some dodgy chancer claiming that a recent opinion poll by Survation showed high support for a pro-independence list party led by Alex Salmond. Unfortunately, no such poll existed. The site owner blanked every request to back up his assertion with a link to the supposed survey, …

Premature chickens
5 Jul 2020 at 7:59pm
We were looking for something else this afternoon, but accidentally found this: Just two weeks before the last Holyrood election, widely-respected analysts Weber Shandwick had put together a prediction of how the results would pan out. Just for a bit of fun, let’s compare it to the reality. Based on a “poll of polls”, WS …

Shiny beads and trinkets
5 Jul 2020 at 10:52am
Even by the intellectual standards of the Scottish media, this is a stupid question: But just to be helpful, we’ll answer it: by a majority of more than 500 votes is how. The Tories, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Democratic Ulster Unionist parties in the UK Parliament are all explicitly opposed to a second independence referendum. …

The indivisible kingdom
4 Jul 2020 at 6:59am
Holiday Boy is on holiday again. But this week we stumbled across a genuine piece of artwork that might explain a lot about the way Unionists think. Happy Someone Else’s Independence Day, readers. To mark the occasion of England lifting lockdown restrictions on pubs and restaurants during the coronavirus pandemic (even with daily deaths still lingering …

The trail of breadcrumbs
2 Jul 2020 at 4:30pm
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new World Speed-Reading Champion: Almost 1200 words in 15 seconds is mighty impressive going in anyone’s book. (Either that or it’s REALLY slow for a 12-word tweet.) But we wondered if there might be any other reason why Mrs Angus Robertson wouldn’t want people reading that article. Tom Gordon’s piece …

Wildcat Pete And The Converts
1 Jul 2020 at 9:51pm
What a band they were. I wonder if he’d consider that a… Plan B?

Fannies by gaslight
1 Jul 2020 at 12:42pm
So something quite interesting just happened, and we don’t mean this race: What’s interesting is specifically the video. When we uploaded it in September last year, it was pulled within minutes by YouTube for copyright violation, as very often happens if you post even really short clips of any kind of current or current-ish sporting event …

From the archives #14
29 Jun 2020 at 8:00am
We were rummaging around semi-aimlessly in the vaults last night, readers, and we were rather startled to come across this: Shows what YOU lot know, eh? Wings, of course, is actually good at predicting stuff, so we DID see PM Boris coming, three years in advance: Unlike certain people we could mention. In that June …

The Shining
27 Jun 2020 at 6:59am

What is known as parklife
24 Jun 2020 at 10:25pm
We’ve just been out for our evening constitutional in the relatively cool night air (Bath sweltered at an oppressive 30C today and Bear Patrol was pretty gruelling), and we thought readers might be interested in what we saw. The city has observed lockdown with great diligence, as we’ve previously documented, and to be honest we’re not …


Craig Murray

Craig Murray

I Need A Craig Murray
6 Jul 2020 at 3:06pm

I tried to do a public service in making available to everybody key facts from the Julian Assange extradition hearing and the Alex Salmond trial, which revealed a picture very different from that portrayed in the mainstream media. I find myself wishing now I had somebody to perform the same service for me. I am …

I Need A Craig Murray

Truly Shameful BBC Israeli Propaganda
25 Jun 2020 at 11:34am

In a genuinely outrageous piece of victim blaming, BBC News just blamed Palestinian intransigence in refusing to accept Israeli annexation of the West Bank for the deaths of Palestinian children caused by the Israeli blockade of medical supplies to Gaza. This is a precise quote from the BBC TV News presenter headline at 10.30am: “The …

Truly Shameful BBC Israeli Propaganda

Do Not Mourn the White Saviours of DfID
24 Jun 2020 at 8:47pm

I never write to shock. But I do relish making people think, and consider arguments out of the comfort zone of a set of group shared opinions. I am very aware that many people find this intensely annoying. A good example is that I believe that Russian actions in Syria have been legal, and helpful …

Do Not Mourn the White Saviours of DfID

Cynicism and Warmongering
17 Jun 2020 at 12:49pm

The BBC plumbed the depths of hypocrisy in dressing up the final episode of the Salisbury Poisonings as a homage to Dawn Sturgess while systematically lying about the facts of her death, yet again to cover up the implausibility of the official narrative. As I noted yesterday, the BBC drama appeared to show Charlie Rowley …

Cynicism and Warmongering

The Miracle of Salisbury
16 Jun 2020 at 10:52am

It turns out that the BBC really does believe that God is an Englishman. When the simple impossibility of the official story on the Skripals finally overwhelmed the dramatists, they resorted to Divine Intervention for an explanation – as propagandists have done for millennia. This particular piece of script from Episode 2 of The Salisbury …

The Miracle of Salisbury

?Putin?s Gonna Get Me?.
15 Jun 2020 at 1:15pm

Shakespeare’s heirs at the BBC produced this deathless and entirely convincing line as the climax of the first episode of “The Salisbury Poisonings”, a three part piece of state propaganda on the Skripal saga, of which I watched Part 1 as it was broadcast last night. The other two parts are to be broadcast today …

“Putin’s Gonna Get Me”.

BBC Scotland

BBC News - Scotland politics

Coronavirus: Scotland reopens beer gardens and outdoor cafes as lockdown eases
6 Jul 2020 at 6:24pm
Business owners have warned their biggest hurdle could be persuading customers that it is safe to go out.

Coronavirus: Sturgeon urges people not to protest at border
6 Jul 2020 at 3:02pm
Nicola Sturgeon says protestors who told travellers to stay out of Scotland "do not speak for me".

Scotland's arts community welcomes £97m fund
6 Jul 2020 at 12:55pm
However some industry figures believe the sum is an "afterthought" and more pressure is needed.

Coronavirus: No quarantine checks carried out on passengers arriving in Scotland
5 Jul 2020 at 4:58pm
The Scottish government says its officials have not had access to the information on who is arriving in Scotland.

Coronavirus: New role for NHS Louisa Jordan hospital
5 Jul 2020 at 12:04am
People who have had healthcare postposed could be treated at the NHS Louisa Jordan in Glasgow.

Coronavirus: Nicola Sturgeon attacks 'shambolic' air bridges decision
3 Jul 2020 at 4:07pm
Scotland's first minister criticises the UK government over a plan to relax quarantine restrictions for many overseas visitors.

Coronavirus: Police will enforce border cluster rules as 'last resort'
4 Jul 2020 at 4:56pm
Guidance not to travel more than five miles remains in place in some parts of Dumfries and Galloway.

Scot Goes Pop

More on that astonishing Panelbase poll
6 Jul 2020 at 7:34am
Just a quick note to let you know I have a piece in The National today, with more analysis of Yes remaining on a heady 54% in the latest Panelbase poll.  In particular, I address the oft-heard clai...

This is the real deal: support for independence stays at record-breaking high...
5 Jul 2020 at 6:55am
When a poll shows something out of the ordinary, there's always a chance that the change is - either in whole or in part - an illusion caused by the margin of error, and that the next poll will sho...

The pros and cons of Alex Salmond fronting a new pro-indy party
5 Jul 2020 at 5:47am
As I mentioned a few days ago, a reader very kindly sent me screenshots of the questions in the latest Scottish poll from Panelbase that has been in the field over the last week. It looked to me l...

For the second time in a few weeks, Ruth Davidson demonises a leading scienti...
4 Jul 2020 at 9:53pm
This synthetic outrage is really, really tedious. Anyone who saw the tweet could instantly tell from the context that "anti-Scottish" was intended to be shorthand for "anti-independence".https://t....

Scottish Tory MP Andrew Bowie has made the most despicable comment of the pan...
1 Jul 2020 at 4:12am
Whatever the stereotypes about 'Cybernats', there can be very few independence supporters who truly think that border restrictions with England would be some sort of optimal outcome.  An infinitely...

A solution in search of a problem
30 Jun 2020 at 8:34pm
Just a quick note to let you know I have a new article on The National's website, responding to Ruth Wishart's piece that advocated tactical voting on the regional list.  You can read it HERE.*  * ...

A plea to both sides of the "game the system" debate - stop using misleading ...
30 Jun 2020 at 6:07am
I was reading the Barrhead Boy blog yesterday, and just for a moment or two I thought I felt my ears burning.  But then I realised that "one blogger in particular" probably referred to Peter A Bell...

Want to know how to maximise pro-indy representation at Holyrood? The dull (...
29 Jun 2020 at 5:19am
It was brought to my attention the other night that a few people have been falsely claiming that my position on "tactical voting on the list" has changed, and that for some unspecified reason I now...

Reddit Scotland

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Moon > Saturn > Jupiter from Rosyth, Scotland
7 Jul 2020 at 3:13am
submitted by /u/sweetcumdrop

Scottish bands
7 Jul 2020 at 2:30am
Im looking for bands that 'feel' Scottish. I mean, if i like Tide Lines what else will I like? submitted by /u/jazaraz1

Does anyone have a list of links to pro-brexit tweets/blogs? Fancy keeping a ...
6 Jul 2020 at 12:41pm
Typically looking for ones with the likes of: "It's the will of the people" "defend democracy" "X is a nazi for stopping this" etc.... You know, the stuff that is ultimately going to be extremely h...

Are tourists allowed to go to the Highland games?
6 Jul 2020 at 7:48pm
Was thinking about going to Scotland for a vacation and was wondering if this would be a good thing to go to submitted by /u/SaveUsPapaFranku


Sign in a shop window, London
6 Jul 2020 at 11:38pm
submitted by /u/yohanfunk


Boris blaming care homes for care home deaths...
6 Jul 2020 at 11:10pm
submitted by /u/mgphall


Bunnet Stane Lomond hills
6 Jul 2020 at 11:08pm
submitted by /u/Relax_with_nature


Shop owners: Feel free to print and display this :)
6 Jul 2020 at 10:42pm
submitted by /u/apbarratt


Scotland's flag in the style of Brazil's
6 Jul 2020 at 8:49pm
submitted by /u/theshadypineapple


Donald MacDonald of Kinagarry, Morar.
6 Jul 2020 at 8:15pm
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Lauchlan MacAskill of Laig Bay, Isle of Eigg. C.1920
6 Jul 2020 at 8:14pm
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Hostels.
6 Jul 2020 at 7:48pm
I usually try and get away for a couple of days here and there and wonder if hostels would be opening up, and or what social distancing can be implemented in them, I know some do single rooms but I...


Can we have a moment of appreciation for big cans of Irn Bru?
6 Jul 2020 at 7:06pm
submitted by /u/CraigJDuffy

Celts do it best they say
6 Jul 2020 at 7:06pm
No new Covid Deaths in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland today! Serious milestone for us all to achieve, hopefully the deaths stay low and people coming into our countries respect the ...

Daily Record

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Edinburgh Airport accuses Scottish Government of 'dithering' over flight plans
6 Jul 2020 at 4:25pm
Nicola Sturgeon is still swithering on where Scottish holidaymakers will be allowed to fly from this summer without facing quarantine.


NHS staff must be 'properly rewarded' for hard work during Covid-19 pandemic
6 Jul 2020 at 3:33pm
The Scottish Government told the Record it was committed to delivering "the fairest possible salary settlement" for health workers.


Scottish Labour to boycott Facebook this month in hate speech protest
6 Jul 2020 at 3:05pm
The party will not take out adverts on the platform as part of a growing international campaign


Nicola Sturgeon hits out at protest demo urging visitors to stay out of Scotland
6 Jul 2020 at 1:16pm
The First Minister was asked at her press briefing about the incident at the border


Nicola Sturgeon urged to give arts the £97 million due from UK government fund
6 Jul 2020 at 1:02pm
Scotland?s arts sector is in line for a £97 million boost from UK funds but it us up to the Scottish government how the money is alloacted.


Russia did meddle in 2014 Scottish independence referendum, new book claims
6 Jul 2020 at 11:50am
It has long been suspected that fake news regarding the 2014 IndyRef was spread online on behalf of Vladimir Putin's government.


Nicola Sturgeon's top medical advisor is ?anxious? about beer gardens opening
6 Jul 2020 at 9:33am
Jason Leitch has urged caution as beer gardens open today and said he was more comfortable with regulated hospitality than scenes of mass outdoor socialising witnessed in England.


Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus update LIVE as lockdown eases and beer gardens open
6 Jul 2020 at 8:42am
The First Minister has told Scots to stick by the rules as beer gardens reopen.


Bookies warn shops will close in Scotland because of 'draconian' restrictions
6 Jul 2020 at 4:30am
Betting shops in Scotland are currently barred from broadcasting live racing or switching on gaming machines - leading to fears many will close as a result.


No passengers flying into Scotland had follow-up checks for Covid-19 last month
5 Jul 2020 at 12:47pm
Holyrood ministers blamed a delay in obtaining security clearance for health officials - but said the testing system for international arrivals would begin next week.

The National

The National | Politics
The National

Gerry Hassan: Scottish Labour are in a tailspin, but there is one way out
6 Jul 2020 at 6:57pm

The Labour Party?s downward spiral in Scotland has been going on since devolution; it is a generational shift in Scots politics which shows no sign of slowing.

Carlaw should direct his pent-up frustrations towards his own party
6 Jul 2020 at 7:00pm

AS Gordon Brewer seemingly struggled to interrupt Jackson Carlaw in full rant mode when interviewed on Sunday Politics Scotland, the pantomime appeared complete when the focus of Mr Carlaw?s extreme ire became clear.

Scots queue for hours for first beer garden pints in months
6 Jul 2020 at 6:21pm

SCOTS queued for more than a hour to get into beer gardens as they reopened across the country today.

Nearly half of Yes voters would consider backing Alex Salmond party
6 Jul 2020 at 11:25am

NEARLY half of Yes voters said they would either definitely or probably vote for a party led by Alex Salmond, a new poll has revealed.

FM says Scottish Government will decide on air bridges 'as soon as we can'
6 Jul 2020 at 5:35pm

Nicola Sturgeon has said the Scottish Government will make a decision over whether so-called air bridges can be used to allow Scots to holiday abroad without having to quarantine on their return ?as soon as we can?.

Westminster's Scotland Committee asks public for ideas
6 Jul 2020 at 4:28pm

THE SCOTTISH Affairs committee at Westminster is taking requests from the public on which issues it should explore in a new inquiry.

Jackson Carlaw slammed for blaming SNP for Home Office issue
6 Jul 2020 at 4:00pm

JACKSON Carlaw has come under fire from various prominent SNP figures after blaming the Scottish Government for failing to conduct any follow-up checks on quarantining new arrivals, despite it happening because the UK Home Office did not give Scotland access to the data.

SNP MSP Gail Ross the victim of 'sickening' identity theft
6 Jul 2020 at 3:12pm

AN SNP MSP has become the victim of an "appalling" case of identity theft, as someone imitating them online has been talking to their constituents in their stead.

Richard Leonard's future in doubt as Scottish Labour bomb in polls
6 Jul 2020 at 5:00am

RICHARD Leonard?s leadership of Scottish Labour is in serious doubt after a new poll showed the party losing seven seats at next year?s election.

Nicola Sturgeon condemns Scotland-England Border protesters
6 Jul 2020 at 2:29pm

THE First Minister has condemned a group of protesters who urged visitors from England not to cross the Scottish Border.

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia
independence - self-determination - autonomy

Free Speech and the Union
6 Jul 2020 at 7:44pm
Poor David Starkey, the unhinged historian made a splash this week with some unfortunate off-colour comments about race and slavery. He’s subsequently lost positions at two English universities for his ?completely unacceptable? comments that slavery did not constitute genocide because ?so many damn blacks? survived. Fitzwilliam College at Cambridge University and Canterbury Christ Church Univer...

Saving the Arts? What Does it Mean?
6 Jul 2020 at 3:15pm
Jim Monaghan has more questions than answers about the (very welcome) funding from the UK and Scottish Government’s. Amidst the celebrations of the UK Government?s funding package to ?save the arts? it has been perhaps missed that this is a package that is for ?cultural, heritage and arts?.  At least 20% of the ?funding? will […]

Bithibh coma ? stop being so polite
6 Jul 2020 at 2:12pm
Uill, a? Ghàidhlig chòir. Tòrr smuaintean a dol aig a h-uile duine, seo beagan meòrachadh bhuam fhìn [A few thoughts on the present situation about Gaelic. This is a very important juncture for Gaelic. English below]. Tha naidheachd mun rannsachadh ùr seo air eagal a chuir air grùnnd dhaoine. Tha tòrr ag radh air na […]

Responding Creatively to The Gaelic Crisis
5 Jul 2020 at 3:53pm
Like many Gaelic speakers, this week I was left reeling with the title of the new book by Conchúr Ó Giollagáin and aghast at the spin put on it by the mainstream print and online media. The news even travelled so far as CNN. When have they shown any interest whatsoever in our minoritised community? […]

Border Crossing
5 Jul 2020 at 11:28am
Dark ironies abound. In the week when Priti Patel boasted about stopping freedom of movement Jacob Rees-Mogg declared the United Kingdom “one country” and championed the right of people to move freely within it. But his unitary patriotism doesn’t stretch to his private affairs. His own company accounts show profit in excess of £103 million […]

Saturday Howff ? Away with the Birds and the Three Degrees
4 Jul 2020 at 12:17pm
howff /ha?f/. A favourite meeting place or haunt, especially a pub. Welcome to the Howff, Bella?s boozer for the cultural void and your lounge for the lockdown. Tonight the pub walls are adorned by artwork and the air is filled with bird song. First up Hanna Tuulikki?s Air falbh leis na h-eòin | Away with […]

Gaelic and the Hebrides are Valuable ? Let?s Strengthen Them
4 Jul 2020 at 10:20am
Charles (Teàrlach) Wilson argues that the Hebrides are not a remote archipelago with nice views and old-fashioned ways of life: they are a crucial and important part of Scottish society, identity, history. If we reconceive the problems of Gaelic as not a crisis of language but a crisis of how we see rural and Highland […]

Groove On 29
3 Jul 2020 at 5:09pm
? and we?re back with Groove On Episode 29, after an rather long and unintentional pause. This episode was made without notes and may contain a more aimless blethering than usual. It begins with a timely tune, Björk?s ?There’s More To Life Than This? from her 1993 album Debut, which is followed by a soulful […]

Refugees for Justice
2 Jul 2020 at 3:16pm
In April, campaigners called on the UK Government to protect asylum support and to end hotel detentions in Glasgow. The Home Office contractor, Mears Group, made the controversial decision to move over 370 asylum seekers from their private accommodation to hotel rooms during lockdown. This was done at very short notice with little concern for […]

China Crackdown in Hong Kong Betrays Xi?s Internal Crisis
2 Jul 2020 at 2:24pm
PRESIDENT Xi?s crackdown in Hong Kong raises an obvious question: why is the Chinese regime risking its important international financial base in the ex-colony? The answer lies in the rapid changes now affecting the mainland economy.  The Chinese economy has reached a new stage that is exacerbating internal tensions ? hence Xi?s drive to impose […]

Guardian - Scottish Politics

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Scottish politicians call for urgent action to stop Gaelic dying out
5 Jul 2020 at 4:20pm
Finance secretary, Kate Forbes, among those asking for language to be prioritisedSenior politicians in Scotland?s Gaelic-speaking areas have called for the language to be given much greater priority in civil and public life to stop it dying out.Kate Forbes, the Scottish finance secretary, and Ala...

Scottish and Welsh first ministers attack UK's 'shambolic' quarantine rules
3 Jul 2020 at 5:05pm
UK government regards consultation with Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast as an afterthought, they sayCan Britons book a summer holiday now?Coronavirus ? latest updatesThe first ministers of Scotland and Wales have launched scathing attacks on the UK government?s ?shambolic? handling of lifting quar...

Scots Gaelic could die out within a decade, study finds
2 Jul 2020 at 6:01am
Language is used routinely only by a diminishing number of elderly islandersA casual visitor to Scotland might assume that the Gaelic language is thriving, with every police car carrying the word poileas and every ambulance ambaileans. Yet in the few places where it is spoken, the language is in ...

Nicola Sturgeon: no 'reckless race' with rest of UK on lockdown easing
24 Jun 2020 at 3:17pm
First minister defends ?careful? approach as Covid-19 deaths fall for eighth straight weekCoronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNicola Sturgeon has said she is not prepared to put lives at risk ?in some kind of reckless race with other parts of the UK?, as she faced criticis...

Scottish salmon farmers to be banned from shooting seals
17 Jun 2020 at 6:28pm
Stricter wildlife protections will also clamp down on use of acoustic deterrent devicesSalmon farmers in Scotland will be banned from shooting seals and face tougher controls on using acoustic devices to scare them off under stricter wildlife protection laws.Scottish ministers are introducing the...

'We locked down early': the Scottish care home with no coronavirus
11 Jun 2020 at 1:20pm
How Eskgreen care home, a council-run facility in Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, responded to the Covid-19 pandemicCoronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageClair Anderson decided to lock down the care home she manages in mid-March, a week earlier than the others nearby. She crank...

'Scandalous' postcode lottery of coronavirus care home testing in Scotland
10 Jun 2020 at 7:35pm
Figures show huge divergence in figures for different parts of the country Coronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Scottish health board figures for tests on care home staff and residents reveal a ?scandalous? postcode lottery, with significant divergence in how different par...

Scotland's lockdown could be eased soon after deaths diminish
8 Jun 2020 at 5:58pm
First minister is under pressure to restart economy after no Covid-19 fatalities in two daysCoronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNicola Sturgeon has signalled that Scotland?s strict lockdown regulations could be eased more quickly after the country recorded no Covid-19 deat...

Britain's urban fabric comes under spotlight shone by BLM protests
8 Jun 2020 at 5:57pm
Force of history demands re-evaluation of colonial statues and street names Cities have always been about apportioning and memorialising power; about writing force into space. Britain?s colonial and imperial past is inscribed into the bricks and mortar of every city and town in the country. Mostl...

Care home coronavirus deaths in Scotland overtake hospitals
3 Jun 2020 at 3:51pm
Scottish government accused of failing to implement routine testing for care home staffCoronavirus ? latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore people have now died in care homes in Scotland than in hospitals, according to the latest figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS), wh...

Wee Ginger Dug

Wee Ginger Dug
Biting the hand of Project Fear

The fate of Gaelic is in our hands
Last week a report was published which claimed that Gaelic is rapidly headed towards extinction in its remaining heartlands. This isn’t news to anyone who has been following the linguistic literature on language endangerment. Reports of the imminent extinction of the Gaelic language are not new, in 2000 a study by researchers from the Max […]

Turning the corner
We’ve turned the corner. A new opinion poll out this weekend confirms that support for independence is at 54%, meaning that the previous poll showing support at that level was not a flash in the pan. It’s a real phenomenon and not a blip or a statistical outlier. We now live in a Scotland where […]

Where there?s a will
Yesterday the Scottish Government announced that in the previous 24 hours there had been 1 death from covid-19 in the country. There was one death in Wales, and two in Northern Ireland. There were 133 deaths overnight in England. (Source : https://www.travellingtabby.com/scotland-coronavirus-tracker/) If the death rate in England was the same as it was in […]

The Dugcast fae the Dughoose ? with Andrew Tickell
Welcome to the July 3 edition of the Dugcast fae the Dughoose. This week I am joined online by Andrew Tickell, otherwise known as Lallans Peat Worrier. Andrew is a law lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University and columnist for The National. He gives us an explanation of the legal issues around a referendum without a […]

The border of human decency
Scotland, you don’t exist. For years people have been walking around and thinking that they were Scottish, talking with Scottish accents – or trying not to talk with a Scottish accent if you’re Michael Gove – eating potato scones and drinking Irn Bru, arguing about just how crappy BBC Scotland is, living under an ancient […]

They?re just not that into you
It’s a hard life being a Scottish Tory. There you are, doing your utmost to be subservient and telling everyone and anyone that Scotland is a pathetic bankrupt mess that depends utterly on the good graces of the British Government in order to be able to wipe its own arse. You go on social media, […]

Economic stimulus meh
The part time Prime Minister did some work on Tuesday. He gave a speech in the English Midlands annoucing his big plan to boost the UK economy so it can recover from the effects of the pandemic. Although touted as a big speech, as major announcements, as the British equivalent of Franklin D Roosevelt’s American […]

Keeping us safe
A long time ago back in a lost and distant past when people still thought that the British Government was headed by serious people, even if we disagreed with those people viscerally, the notion that the prime aim of that Government was to keep the population safe from threats was widespread – and for the […]

The millstone that is Westminster
Scotland is making significant progress in tackling the coronavirus epidemic. For the past three days there have been no reported deaths from covid-19 in the country. It’s a small but very hopeful sign that the efforts of the Scottish Government to get the virus under control are working. We cannot be complacent, although progress has […]

Better than this
Some British nationalists, presumably for the bantz, decided to mount a banner likening Nicola Sturgeon to a Nazi on a fence close to the official residence of the First Minister. Complete with a faux Germanic font and a racist misspelling of English as spoken by the cast playing the Germans in ‘Allo ‘Allo, it was […]

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The Scottish Independence Podcast 187 ? Odes To Our Adversaries
Just occasionally in all the years I’ve been doing this, mostly for laughs, I’ve made a few little, ahem, tributes, to some of our political adversaries. The 187th episode of The Scottish Independence Podcast is a run through of some of the best of these, because I think most of us are in need of …

Now Why Would These Seem Familiar?
I can’t put my finger on it…

The Scottish Independence Podcast 186 ? Tory Lies, Trump, Empire
The 186th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast is amongst other things, a mix of some bad excuses. There’s a bad excuse for a Prime Minister, a bad excuse for a President of the United States, and a few bad excuses for the behaviour of the British Empire. Along with that, there are people trying …

Sometimes It?s Too Blatant To Let It Go
Last night the story came out that the US Department of Justice would rather like a wee word or two with Prince Andrew regarding his connections with Jeffrey Epstein. Well, they have wanted to have a little chat with him for a while, but they actually filed a ‘Mutual Legal Assistance’ request. This “moves Andrew …

One Thing Doesn?t Negate The Other
Whatever you think about the very current activities with regard to defacing or pulling down statues, what was written on the Churchill statue is a statement of fact. Let’s have a look at some of Churchill’s statements (not the we will fight them on the beaches stuff). You may have seen most of them before …

The Scottish Independence Podcast 185 ? Billy Kay on Scotland and Identity
The 185th episode of the Scottish Independence Podcast is a talk by Broadcaster, writer and activist and former guest on the show, Billy Kay, about Scottish identity. Have you ever noticed when you go abroad that the locals always seem to know what happened in 1437 in every wee nook and cranny of their town. …

The Times Handed Its Arse by Football Club
The Times, or at least The Sunday Times, has a history of getting things wrong about Hitler. And it seems to have happened again. This was the response by Schalke 04, a German football team, to the latest mistake…

Just Leaving This Here
I thought this is worth reproducing here.

Gerry Hassan

Gerry Hassan ? writing, research, policy and ideas
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Border troubles point to the long-term crisis of unionism in Scotland and the UK
Border troubles point to the long-term crisis of unionism in Scotland and the UK Gerry Hassan Sunday National, July 5th 2020 Reaching 100 days since the start of the UK lockdown was always going to be a milestone, but in many places it has been marked by a kind of cabin fever irritability and over … The post Border troubles point to the long-term crisis of unionism in Scotland and the UK appe...

Scotland?s future as an independent nation is being created in the here and now
Scotland?s future as an independent nation is being created in the here and now Gerry Hassan Sunday National, June 28th 2020 Independence is back in the news and making the news. Truth is it never went away, but last week?s 54:46 poll in this paper set a surge of energy through the Scottish political scene. … The post Scotland’s future as an independent nation is being created in the here and...

My Scotland and Glasgow during lockdown
My Scotland and Glasgow during lockdown Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 24th 2020 The past three months have been different to anything any of us have previously experienced. We have all lived our lives differently; changed our patterns of behaviour, both work and personal; and been affected by the absence of people who we would … The post My Scotland and Glasgow during lockdown appeared f...

How to organise and defeat the forces of fascism, racism and bigotry
How to organise and defeat the forces of fascism, racism and bigotry Gerry Hassan Sunday National, June 21st 2020 The popularity and power of the message ?Black Lives Matter? was always going to provoke a reaction. In the past fortnight there has been the emergence of the ultra-right on the streets of the UK. And … The post How to organise and defeat the forces of fascism, racism and bigotry ...

When music could make the future: The legacy of Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney
When music could make the future: The legacy of Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 17th 2020 Music is pivotal to what it is to be human. It is part of our universal language and connected to how we live, breathe and at a fundamental level the rhythm of the human … The post When music could make the future: The legacy of Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney appeared ...

After the Virus: Debating the Big Issues in Society and Scotland
After the Virus: Debating the Big Issues in Society and Scotland Gerry Hassan Scottish National, June 14th 2020 After COVID-19 what will our society, our lives and our politics look like? How will we return to talking about the big issues and in a way that faces up to the huge challenges in Scotland, the … The post After the Virus: Debating the Big Issues in Society and Scotland appeared firs...

The legacy of Empire is not just about the past but all about present day Sco...
The legacy of Empire is not just about the past but about present day Scotland and Britain Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 10th 2020 Black lives matter has become an international issue with street protests, rallies and gatherings across the globe. People have been mobilising, getting animated and becoming visible as they emerge from the … The post The legacy of Empire is not just about th...

All Across the Globe: The Politics of Protest
All Across the Globe: The Politics of Protest Gerry Hassan Sunday National, June 7th 2020 All around the world people are protesting. Black Lives Matter have filled the streets of America. Everywhere from Canada to Australia, New Zealand to Germany, France to England and here in Scotland people are showing their solidarity with those taking … The post All Across the Globe: The Politics of Pro...

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Scottish independence: New poll shows clear majority for yes vote - The Scotsman
Scottish independence: New poll shows clear majority for yes vote  The ScotsmanSupport for Scottish independence rockets as voters back Nicola Sturgeon's pandemic response  Daily RecordSurge in support for Scottish independence as poll predicts landslide victory for SNP at 2021 Holyrood election  The CourierWhy support for Scottish independence has surged during the Covid-19 crisis  New Statesm...

Scottish independence: Coronavirus waking unionists up to benefits of devolut...
Scottish independence: Coronavirus waking unionists up to benefits of devolution, says polling expert John Curtice  The Times

Coronavirus propels support for Scottish independence - The Australian Financ...
Coronavirus propels support for Scottish independence  The Australian Financial Review

Scottish Independence Gains Support On Views of Virus Handling - Bloomberg
Scottish Independence Gains Support On Views of Virus Handling  Bloomberg

Coronavirus pandemic could prove to be 'critical moment' for Scottish indepen...
Coronavirus pandemic could prove to be 'critical moment' for Scottish independence  Press and Journal

Scottish independence: Threat to boycott Westminster if referendum request is...
Scottish independence: Threat to boycott Westminster if referendum request is refused  The Times

Nicola Sturgeon's dream in tatters as Scottish independence dubbed 'catastrop...
Nicola Sturgeon's dream in tatters as Scottish independence dubbed 'catastrophe'  Express

Support for Scottish independence is at 54%, poll indicates - The Courier
Support for Scottish independence is at 54%, poll indicates  The Courier

Support for Scottish independence rises in new poll - Daily Record
Support for Scottish independence rises in new poll  Daily Record

Why Scotland would vote for independence if a referendum was held now - New S...
Why Scotland would vote for independence if a referendum was held now  New Statesman

Scottish independence: Brexit has changed the safe choice from No in 2014 to ...
Scottish independence: Brexit has changed the safe choice from No in 2014 to Yes today ? Kenny MacAskill  The Scotsman

Lord Darling claims Boris Johnson has aided case for Scottish independence - ...
Lord Darling claims Boris Johnson has aided case for Scottish independence  The Times

Scottish independence warning: Tory MP confronts Sturgeon on risks of pushing...
Scottish independence warning: Tory MP confronts Sturgeon on risks of pushing campaign  Express

Scottish independence map suggests how country would vote - and Edinburgh is ...
Scottish independence map suggests how country would vote - and Edinburgh is still 'no'  Edinburgh Live

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Sturgeon condemns 'racist' border protest but refuses to confirm if SNP will take action  Telegraph.co.ukSturgeon confronted on anti-English border protests as SNP fails to condemn angry demo  ExpressSupport for Scottish independence surges in new poll as SNP look set for landslide victory at Holyrood elections  HeraldScotlandEuan McColm: SNP and Tories must put conflict aside for Scotland?s fu...

SNP MSP 'feels sick' after scammer set up fake profile and contacted vulnerab...
SNP MSP 'feels sick' after scammer set up fake profile and contacted vulnerable person  Daily Record

Kirsty Blackman steps down as SNP deputy at Westminster - BBC News
Kirsty Blackman steps down as SNP deputy at Westminster  BBC News

?SNP incompetence?: Millions spent on disposing of medical waste including bo...
?SNP incompetence?: Millions spent on disposing of medical waste including body parts  Express.co.uk

SNP anger over post-Brexit trade standards ?power grab? - The Scotsman
SNP anger over post-Brexit trade standards ?power grab?  The Scotsman

We Unionists could do with a few less free gifts for the SNP - Telegraph.co.uk
We Unionists could do with a few less free gifts for the SNP  Telegraph.co.uk

BGC: SNP must ease draconian orders or lose 4,500 jobs - SBC News
BGC: SNP must ease draconian orders or lose 4,500 jobs  SBC News

SNP government 'neglecting care homes watchdog' - Morning Star Online
SNP government 'neglecting care homes watchdog'  Morning Star Online

Kenny MacAskill warns SNP in danger of losing touch with its core support by ...
Kenny MacAskill warns SNP in danger of losing touch with its core support by ignoring indyref2 pleas  HeraldScotland

Letters: Where is the opposition that will halt the SNP surge? - HeraldScotland
Letters: Where is the opposition that will halt the SNP surge?  HeraldScotland

Sturgeon warning: Scottish voters told to ditch ?isolationist? SNP at next el...
Sturgeon warning: Scottish voters told to ditch ?isolationist? SNP at next election  Express.co.uk

How SNP politics is putting some Scots? holidays in sun on hold ? Susan Dalge...
How SNP politics is putting some Scots? holidays in sun on hold ? Susan Dalgety  The Scotsman

SNP call on Rishi Sunak to 'raise ambitions' and sign off on £80 billion UK c...
SNP call on Rishi Sunak to 'raise ambitions' and sign off on £80 billion UK coronavirus recovery plan  Press and Journal

Mhairi Black calls for the SNP to admit transphobia - The Times
Mhairi Black calls for the SNP to admit transphobia  The Times

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Scottish independence: New poll shows clear majority for yes vote - The Scotsman
Scottish independence: New poll shows clear majority for yes vote  The ScotsmanSupport for Scottish independence rockets as voters back Nicola Sturgeon's pandemic response  Daily RecordNew poll: Majority of Scots now in favour of independence  Daily MailWhy support for Scottish independence has surged during the Covid-19 crisis  New StatesmanNicola Sturgeon's polling surge tilts balance on inde...

Why Scotland would vote for independence if a referendum was held now - New S...
Why Scotland would vote for independence if a referendum was held now  New Statesman

Coronavirus propels support for Scottish independence - The Australian Financ...
Coronavirus propels support for Scottish independence  The Australian Financial Review

Scottish independence: Coronavirus waking unionists up to benefits of devolut...
Scottish independence: Coronavirus waking unionists up to benefits of devolution, says polling expert John Curtice  The Times

SNP MP mocked over giving up independence as Scotland Secretary insists 'UK w...
SNP MP mocked over giving up independence as Scotland Secretary insists 'UK will be free'  Express.co.uk

George Galloway in explosive clash with 'imbecilic' caller defending Sturgeon...
George Galloway in explosive clash with 'imbecilic' caller defending Sturgeon independence  Express

Why Scottish independence supporters should be feeling optimistic ? Angus Rob...
Why Scottish independence supporters should be feeling optimistic ? Angus Robertson  The Scotsman

Scottish independence: Brexit has changed the safe choice from No in 2014 to ...
Scottish independence: Brexit has changed the safe choice from No in 2014 to Yes today ? Kenny MacAskill  The Scotsman

Support for Scottish independence at its highest for four years as 54% back Y...
Support for Scottish independence at its highest for four years as 54% back Yes in new poll  The Scottish Sun

Neil Oliver to step down from National Trust for Scotland role days after Twi...
Neil Oliver to step down from National Trust for Scotland role days after Twitter row  The Scotsman

Nicola Sturgeon blow: Crushing verdict on independent Scotland's NATO entry r...
Nicola Sturgeon blow: Crushing verdict on independent Scotland's NATO entry revealed  Express

Sturgeon blow: Senior SNP politician turns on party saying IndyRef2 would be ...
Sturgeon blow: Senior SNP politician turns on party saying IndyRef2 would be illegal  Express.co.uk

British nationalism has 'replaced unionism' in fight to stop independence - T...
British nationalism has 'replaced unionism' in fight to stop independence  The Times

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SNP MP admits independence referendum flaw with shock ?hellish limbo? warning  Express.co.uk

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When will indyref2 happen?
Not when you would like it to happen, but when do you believe indyref2 will happen?

General Politics Thread
Firstly, what happened to capybara's thread? I've went back about four pages and can't find it. Am i going blind/dottled? Anyway, until it is found. I know it's purely an English/Welsh issue, but the junior doctors' dispute is not improving. Looks like the government is going to try to impose ...

Polling: 2017 General Election, Council Elections and Independence
Despite the roaring success of the polls in recent years; it may be worth starting a thread specific to upcoming elections. All UK, Scottish subsamples, specific Scottish polls and leader popularity welcome; not to mention the independence question.  

The Official President Trump thread

Geopolitics in the 2020s.
So five months into the decade where are we? The coming demographic changes in Europe are going to have huge social and economic impacts. The drop in in younger people will begin to bite this decade. This means less demand for the kinds of goods young people buy and liquidating the assets of ...

Oor Nicola Sturgeon thread.
   

     

What is the point of Labour
Much as I hate the tory party (and christ do I do) you have to give them credit for a couple of things. 1. They have stupid unionists voting for them despite the fact Scotland is going to shit. 2. They think brexit is a good thing for the UK and bring stupid unionists to think the same an...

The official Boris pm cluster-fuck thread
Day to day discussions relating to the bumbling, chinless twat.  He's currently giving a trumpesqian speech in Manchester relating to his Northern powerhouse plan - building a railway between Manchester and Leeds. He's went off message a few times, notably guessing when Stephenson's rocket was a ...

Stay Classy Sinn Fein
Good to see Barry McElduff representing ALL of his constituents. A hate filled James Hunt of a man. For anyone wondering what the Kingsmill connection is, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsmill_massacre I think the fact that he is claiming he didn't intend any offence is more ins...

Ireland
Needs a thread on it's own. Esp with the Wolfe Tones at Number 1 in Ireland and UK. Who saw that coming? A wee history lesson for some Brits.  

Ruth Davidson.
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Nipper Salmond
Well well well
 
I?ve been reading some of the left fascist scum hypocrisy over the last few hours and I must say it?s laughable. The same imbeciles who were up in arms about the alleged Donald Trump allegations are defending and sweeping under the carpet the Alex Salmond allegations
 
It seems that ...

The Politics Knowledge Bank
Hi folks, reading through some of the threads in here there's a lot of folk who seem to be very well read (queue chortles from the rest of the forum) and I'm struck that I'm decently well-read on history and political history, but I don't know where to start with modern politics beyond the papers...

The normalisation of the far-right continues
Tommy Robinson. 6 months ago nobody had heard of the c**t, and if they had it was only to recognise him as an ignorant, racist nutter. Today I had the car radio on and listened as BBC 5Live gave this guy a full 20 minutes of coverage, including having a reporter outside prison waiting bre...

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Ennio Morricone 1928-2020
Quite simply the world's greatest film composer has passed away aged 91.  Probably best known for amongst many others the  - A Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Once Upon A Time In The West, Once Upon A Time In America, The Mission, The Untouchables a...

Jokes
A Chinese doctor can't find a job in a hospital in the US, so he opens a clinic and puts a sign outside that reads "GET TREATMENT FOR $20 - IF NOT CURED GET BACK $100." An American lawyer thinks this is a great opportunity to earn $100 and goes to the clinic. Lawyer: "I have lost my...

Series Worth Watching
Wee bit like the movies thread - just got this showbox app on my tablet and it's got hundreds of different series on it. Anybody recommend any worth watching? Am about halfway through Homeland - quite enjoying it and have watched Peaky Blinders (which I found surprisingly good). Tried Game of Thr...

Wanky Phrases
Stolen from the fitba thread, in general life what annoys you. Just had forward thinking and last minute.com in a meeting. Just fck off.

This Board Needs Tunes
Been off the board for a few weeks and have no idea what's going on. Couldn't resurrect the original thread so here's a timely new beginning. Come on back folks! Our beautiful Scotland.

Indy Ref 2
Since no-one's started the thread... A lot of former No voters including some pretty prominant activists, politicians and commentators either coming out for Yes or softening their position - even Chris Deerin saying today that he's not saying that he would vote Yes but that he couldn't say th...

Epstein
Apologies if this is elsewhere - but thought the following was quite inetresting in and of itself - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGF4cH9t6SgF5e4OELMbDjg/videos Interesting what you can do with a drone these days - with the "totally co-incidental" huge fire - https://cloverchronicle.com/20...

Coronavirus
  I?m not taking any chances. 
   

Black Lives Matter... in Scotland
I coudn't see a thread on this. But it's one of the issues of the day. A range of Scottish voices discussing justice for Sheku Bayoh here:   https://www.pscp.tv/w/1yNxaBaRmngKj?t=33m18s  

The Weather thread
Well, that's been a great May, and a good start to June, even getting some of that warm rain they get abroad. I'm still depending on the BBC for my forecasts although I have heard tell of someone on twitter or whatever called Windy something who is really good. Hopefully might get some nice thund...

Is Donald Trump's Campaign A Spoof?

Glasgow Terrorist Attack
Multiple stabbing deaths reported ?

Predictive text
I have never found it an assist in typing out text . In most recent months I have actually grown to accept it is there to troll me , take the pish , frustrate , annoy and generally do owt but help . Fuk face is the worst, there it feels like some individuals are devoted to replacing my efforts wi...

Steelmen
I'm giving this it's own thread if that's OK with the mods.  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B087SMDQD7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_RUuXEb6Y2CQ3Y

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Running-the-United-Kingdom-From-Beyond-the-Grave- Lock up Your Daughters -The...
  One of the links between Goldsmith’s Referendum Party and the Tory government of Boris Johnson – Ultra right-wing political schemer – Dougie Walters Scottish born Walters first surfaced in Scottish politics when he was appointed Chief of Staff for the Tory branch Office leader Michael Forsyth. His tenure did not last long asContinue reading "Running-the-United-Kingdom-From-Beyond-the-Grave-...

Running-the-United-Kingdom-From-Beyond-the-Grave ? The Zionists are in Total ...
  Profiling “Goldenballs” Goldsmith Expanding on Goldsmiths business activities before his move into British politics.     The Goldschmidts – Bankers of Germany The Goldschmidts, neighbours, and rivals to the Rothschild family, were a wealthy, Frankfurt-based, Jewish family, who had been influential figures in international merchant banking since the 16th Century. His great-grandfatherConti...

Running the United Kingdom From Beyond the Grave ? Sir Jimmy ?Goldenballs? Go...
  Who is Running the United Kingdom? This is the opening narrative of a blog intended to enlighten readers of the political dogma and background of many of the political and unelected advisors that are now governing the Kingdom. It will be a lengthy but informative mind-blowing read.     Sir James GoldsmithContinue reading "Running the United Kingdom From Beyond the Grave – Sir Jimmy “Golde...

New Labour Zionists Back in Control ? No Place for Scottish Lefties Under Ia...
    The Rise of New Labour The demise of Corbyn and a return to power of the Zionist supporting “New Labour” brings with it an opportunity to bring the Scottish Branch to heel. And in this respect, the Party has Ian Murray “champing at the bit” ready to “clear out” any partyContinue reading "New Labour Zionists Back in Control – No Place for Scottish Lefties Under Ian “Benito” Murray"

Tories in Scotland developing links with the Orange Order and DUP is actively...
    Tories in Scotland developing links with the Orange Order and DUP is actively promoting the return of bigotry Pastor Jack Glass established his Zion Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Glasgow’s Polmadie area in 1965. From there he conducted a 40-year “fire and brimstone” crusade against the LGBT community and the Roman CatholicContinue reading "Tories in Scotland developing links with the ...

The Blatant Use of the BBC by Westminster as a Weapon of Propaganda Against S...
    Crazy but true – Scottish taxpayers pay for and accept BBC anti-Scottish propaganda The BBC was first formed then developed by Whitehall spooks who perceived the medium of radio and subsequently television to be well suited to control and manipulate the thoughts and actions of the population of the country and widerContinue reading "The Blatant Use of the BBC by Westminster as a Weapon of...

Scottish Judicial System Is Being Dismantled by Unionist English Politicians...
    The Scottish judicial system is being subsumed by Westminster Westminster Unionist politicians and landed gentry have been instrumental in many breaches of the 1707 Act of Union determined upon standardizing the laws of “Greater England” for their own nefarious purposes through many creeping changes in Scottish legislation each weakening the ScottishContinue reading "Scottish Judicial S...

Labour Leader?s Hitman Ian Murray to Purge the Left in the Scottish Labour Br...
    Rejection by the UK electorate of the left-wing politics of the Labour Party In December 2019, in the UK General Election, Helen Mcfarlane stood as the Labour party candidate in Airdrie and Shotts for Westminster. She works for NHS, is a member of the People?s Assembly, a UNITE member and activist andContinue reading "Labour Leader’s Hitman Ian Murray to Purge the Left in the Scottish Lab...

The 1707 Act of Union Handed Scotland Over To a Very Wealthy English Elite Su...
  Definition of Oppression A country controlled by a small percentage of very wealthy people who deny opportunities to those who are poor. The poor work for little wages and struggle to achieve a basic human standard of living such as having food and shelter. The poor are carefully controlled by the oppressors andContinue reading "The 1707 Act of Union Handed Scotland Over To a Very Wealthy E...

Francesca Osowska ? The Lowest Point Of Her Career Was working as Principal P...
      12 Jul 2017: Francesca Osowska appointed Scottish Natural Heritage chief executive The new Scottish Natural Heritage?s new chief executive will take up her post on 1 October 2017. Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: ?I am delighted to approve the appointment of Francesca Osowska as chief executive of Scottish NaturalContinue reading "Francesca Osowska – The Lowest Point ...

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