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Covid in Scotland: Over 2,200 new cases and 17 deaths overnight
27 Nov 2021 at 2:08pm
The latest Scottish Government figures show 17 new deaths overnight and more than 2,200 new cases in the last 24 hours.


Unspun: the political diary
27 Nov 2021 at 6:00am
Pigging outBORIS Johnson?s loopy CBI speech inevitably led to Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross being asked if he'd also sampled Peppa Pig World. ?No, I have not. But on Saturday afternoon I was at Elgin Town Hall watching the McDougalls, "he replied. "If you?ve not seen them, congratulations, you?re relieved of that. They?re basically the new Singing Kettle.? A bit harsh, we thought, but then if you?re having to deal with the Prime Minister, being surrounded by hundreds of unruly toddlers is hardly a good day off.


Alba councillor Lynne Anderson questioned as Met police launch official fraud...
27 Nov 2021 at 5:00am
THE METROPOLITAN police have questioned a former employee of a SNP MP over alleged fraud.


Scotland's rural tourism industry is ?sacrificial lamb? in controversial lice...
27 Nov 2021 at 5:00am
By Scott Wright


SNP MP Hannah Bardell calls for action and education to tackle female harrass...
27 Nov 2021 at 2:30pm
The Livingston MP also revealed that more recently a man had yelled ?vile and homophobic abuse? at her and a girlfriend.


English Channel: UK-France relations are ?strong?, says minister despite migr...
27 Nov 2021 at 12:21pm
A Home Office minister has insisted that relations between France and the UK are ?strong? despite Boris Johnson and President Emmanuel Macron clashing over how to deal with migrants crossing the Channel in small boats as they flee war, poverty and persecution.


Humza Yousaf: My mother asked if Cabinet promotion was due to ?annoying Nicol...
27 Nov 2021 at 11:31am
Scotland?s Health Secretary has revealed how his mother asked him if he had ?annoyed? Nicola Sturgeon when he was appointed to the job.


Political inertia and supranational scale
27 Nov 2021 at 5:00am
THE migrant crisis and ongoing political ramifications continued to dominate the newspaper comment sections.


Boris Johnson's Week: 'Allo 'Allo! shows you can?t trust the French
27 Nov 2021 at 10:00am
As imagined by Brian Beacom


Hugh MacDonald: I've started falling so often I'll soon have a loyalty card a...
27 Nov 2021 at 10:00am
MY new hobby is falling. I say new, but apparently I was an adept faller as a toddler but now have taken it up again in my pensionable years. Oh, what larks!


Robert McNeil: Stirling is the happiest place in Scotland is it? I'm not so s...
27 Nov 2021 at 6:00am
AW, as it were, naw. How depressing. The results of another happiness survey are in. This latest, compiled by Rightmove (the people who need you never to settle down) put Hexham in Northumberland top of its annual poll. Stirling came first in Scotland.


SNP Conference: What's really going on with the SNP's endlessly-stalled push ...
27 Nov 2021 at 5:30am
THE SNP conference meets once again this weekend, in an online format, at least. Speaking to a veteran SNP campaigner, we talked about how much the traditional in-person conferences were missed. Partly, this nostalgia referred to the ability to debate fully, to get a sense of one?s own political agency and to feel the atmosphere of the crowd after a rousing speech. But personally, too, it was an opportunity to socialise and to catch up with friends.


Spencer: Diana movie exposes the heartlessness of royal family, says Joanna B...
27 Nov 2021 at 5:30am
I FIND the royal family monumentally boring. I don?t watch The Crown. I haven?t the least interest in the Cambridges or the Sussexes, what they wore, what they said, whether or not they are ill, or squabbling amongst themselves.


Kevin McKenna: Scotland tries to help refugees ? but UK policy is a crime aga...
27 Nov 2021 at 5:30am
THE BBC, never knowingly over-informed about Scottish affairs, found another level of political illiteracy yesterday morning. This occurred during an interview with Kate Forbes, Scotland?s Finance Minister.

 

The Scotsman

The Scotsman Politics


SNP conference : MP recounts years of street harassment as she calls for acti...
27 Nov 2021 at 1:40pm
Action and education is needed to tackle the level of harassment women and girls face in the street, according to an SNP MP who has spoken out about her experiences of abuse.


Omicron: New coronavirus variant is ?of concern?, says WHO
26 Nov 2021 at 7:10pm
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a new coronavirus mutation a "variant of concern" and named it Omicron.


UK ministers accused of 'insulting' Scotland's culture sector by failing to p...
27 Nov 2021 at 4:55am
The UK Government has been accused of insulting Scotland's culture sector by failing to pass on tens of millions of pounds of funding.


SNP conference backs consideration of Finnish-style 'open prisons' in Scotland
27 Nov 2021 at 4:55am
Plans to consider Finnish-style "open prisons" in Scotland have been backed at the SNP?s conference.


Boris Johnson accused of 'playing SimCity' after research shows bridge to Nor...
26 Nov 2021 at 5:19pm
Boris Johnson has been accused of trying to ?play SimCity? after research he commissioned showed a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland would cost hundreds of billions of pounds.

 

 

 

Wings over Scotland

FREE MONEY OFFER
23 Nov 2021 at 2:59pm
I’ve just remembered that I meant to leave this pinned to the front page when I shut Wings down as a blog, so here it is. It’s just a short one. I am willing to bet anyone in the UK any amount of money of their choosing that there will NOT be a second independence referendum in …

Jigsaw Puzzle Blues
22 Nov 2021 at 11:18am
Craig Murray is due to be released from HMP Edinburgh a week tomorrow, having served half of an eight-month sentence for contempt of court via “jigsaw identification”. Our latest poll data from Panelbase, surveying 2000 Scottish voters last week, reveals that just a quarter of Scots think that such an offence merits imprisonment. Readers may …

Into the new world
18 Nov 2021 at 1:12pm
So, in accordance with the wishes of the readership (and despite rather peculiar claims on some sites that all polls in Scotland are now commissioned by Unionists), Wings has its first polling data for you in its present form, relayed without comment. In association with Panelbase, this month we surveyed 2000 Scottish voters (double the normal sample size) on …

Tidying up
28 Sep 2021 at 8:37am
Right, as promised, one last piece of admin. (This post will be removed in due time.) We left yesterday’s piece and the associated poll up for two full days to make sure the people who don’t read Wings at weekends saw it and had the chance to vote in it too. But in truth it …

Under Her Thumb
26 Sep 2021 at 7:59am
When the Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts died last month, the first of their songs that popped into my head, for no particular reason, was “Under My Thumb”, a mildly controversial 1966 album track the band never released as a single in the West. Its most infamous place in history, though, is this. Until Watts’ death …

Lights out
25 Sep 2021 at 6:59am
This week in 2014, I drew a picture of a light going out. Seven years on, I’ve just done the same thing. Back then it was the union snuffing out Scotland’s candle of hope. This time around, it’s about our very own caped crusader hanging up his black rubber pants? at least for the foreseeable. …

Not-so-pretty Greens
24 Sep 2021 at 1:46pm
For many years now, whenever I’ve done one of those ?Which Political Party Should You Be In?? online quiz things, it always says that I’m a Green, which is weird because I really hate cyclists. Nevertheless, it was still the result when I did one most recently, just last month. So I decided that for the first …

Lawful assembly
18 Sep 2021 at 6:59am

All the right people
12 Sep 2021 at 9:28pm
…appear to be absolutely raging tonight about this: Folk used to accuse Wings of being divisive. But look who we’ve united! Dim young Mr Kiehlmann of the Twitler Youth there has in fact quite spectacularly misunderstood the judgement in our defamation case against Kezia Dugdale. But that aside, SNP, Greens, Labour, Tories, and desperately-failed old would-be intellectual …

Hearing voices
12 Sep 2021 at 12:17pm
Craig Murray’s speech to the Alba conference yesterday, delivered by his wife Nadira.


Craig Murray

Craig Murray

Keeping Freedom Alive
1 Aug 2021 at 1:13am

**Date for Diaries** Please join us outside HMP Edinburgh on the morning of 30 November 2021 to celebrate Craig?s release from prison. Speech from Craig. All welcome. It?s St Andrews Day – bring your Saltire. #cmcountdown #ScotlandJailsJournalists Craig Murray Justice campaign (@cmurrayjustice) November 17, 2021 Craig Murray #CountdownToFreedom series #ScotlandJailsJournalists Peter Oborne, journalist & …

Keeping Freedom Alive

Going Dark
30 Jul 2021 at 12:34pm

This blog will be going dark for a few months. The Queen kindly paid for my dinners for over twenty years while I was a British diplomat and Ambassador, and now she is going to be paying for my dinners again. That is very kind, I thought she had forgotten me. The following is a …

Going Dark

On Being A Bit Wrong
5 Jul 2021 at 10:15pm

I was down in London last week for discussions around my appeal to the Supreme Court, and staying in a hotel close to Leicester Square, I wandered along to see the fans during their game with Ukraine and its very noisy aftermath. I was hoping to write a piece about disgusting uncouth yobs of racist …

On Being A Bit Wrong

FBI Fabrication Against Assange Falls Apart
29 Jun 2021 at 8:02am

On the final day of the Assange extradition hearing, magistrate Vanessa Baraitser refused to accept an affidavit from Assange’s solicitor Gareth Peirce, on the grounds it was out of time. The affidavit explained that the defence had been unable to respond to the new accusations in the United States government’s second superseding indictment, because these …

FBI Fabrication Against Assange Falls Apart

Warmongering British Actions in the Black Sea
24 Jun 2021 at 10:07am

The pre-positioning of the BBC correspondent on HMS Defender shatters the pretence that the BBC is something different to a state propaganda broadcaster. It also makes plain that this propaganda exercise to provoke the Russian military was calculated and deliberate. Indeed that was confirmed by that BBC correspondent’s TV news report last night when he …

Warmongering British Actions in the Black Sea

Black Ops in the Black Sea
23 Jun 2021 at 1:12pm

Sometimes it is worth stating the obvious. The United Kingdom does not have a coast in the Black Sea. British warships are not infesting the Black Sea out of a peaceful intent, and there is no cause for them to be entering disputed waters close to anybody’s coast. This is not a question of freedom …

Black Ops in the Black Sea

BBC Scotland

BBC News - Scotland politics

SNP conference: Swinney claims Johnson wants to 'take back powers'
27 Nov 2021 at 2:59pm
Scotland's deputy first minister John Swinney urges the SNP conference to "stand up" in defence of devolution.

SNP conference: Has Nicola Sturgeon delivered on her pledges?
26 Nov 2021 at 6:13am
The SNP leader has made lots of policy pledges in her conference speeches - but have they been delivered on?

Sturgeon: Not time to panic over new Covid variant
26 Nov 2021 at 6:34pm
Scotland's first minister says the new strain circulating in Southern Africa is worrying but more investigation is needed.

Two more child deaths 'linked to hospital infections'
25 Nov 2021 at 1:35pm
Anas Sarwar says whistleblowers contacted him about the deaths at the troubled QEUH hospital in Glasgow.

Asylum seekers to be put in hotels across Scotland
25 Nov 2021 at 4:17pm
More than 50 asylum seekers are in a hotel in Falkirk - and Aberdeen and Perth could house more.

Scotland's Covid vaccination programme 'saved 27,000 lives'
25 Nov 2021 at 5:23pm
A World Health Organization study estimates 86% of expected deaths were prevented by vaccination.

'Transformation' of Army in Scotland planned
25 Nov 2021 at 3:46pm
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace outlines plans which sees Glencorse Barracks saved from closure.

Scot Goes Pop

News on Craig Murray's release, plus a weary reply to Ipsos-Mori's in-house i...
26 Nov 2021 at 5:20pm
I've been meaning to post this since an email I received about it four days ago, so I hope the information isn't out of date by now!  Craig Murray is expected to be released from prison on St Andre...

Yes vote holds up in new YouGov poll
26 Nov 2021 at 1:11pm
As you may have seen, YouGov's first full-scale Scottish poll for six months was published yesterday, and it showed no change on the independence question.Should Scotland be an independent country?...


My all-time favourite thing on the internet has finally arrived: a Medium art...
25 Nov 2021 at 5:39pm
Yeah. I know. This is the sort of thing that normally happens to Selena Gomez. The author of the world's unlikeliest internet article is someone called Katy Montgomerie, who - entirely uncoincident...


And that's a wrap: here is the full list of results from the comprehensive Sc...
24 Nov 2021 at 9:24pm
We've now reached the conclusion of the latest Scot Goes Pop / Panelbase poll.  As regular readers will recall, the idea for the poll back in July was to try to produce the Scottish equivalent of a...


SCOT GOES POP / PANELBASE POLL: Scottish public want official crime statistic...
24 Nov 2021 at 5:27am
We've discussed on this site before whether the number of female perpetrators of certain crimes, such as domestic violence, may be significantly underestimated by the official statistics due to the...


VIDEO PREVIEW of Tuesday night's result in the Scot Goes Pop GRA poll: the su...
23 Nov 2021 at 7:49pm
SCOT GOES POP POLLING FUNDRAISER: I'm having to partly cover the costs of the current poll with my own funds, so if we're going to run further polling in the future, we'll need to reach the £6500 t...

Yes, the dating / attraction question in the Scot Goes Pop / Panelbase poll i...
23 Nov 2021 at 2:23pm
As I mentioned last night, I wasn't sure whether the question in the Scot Goes Pop / Panelbase poll about dating and attraction was really important enough to warrant inclusion, but the reason I ev...


SCOT GOES POP / PANELBASE POLL: Vast majority of Scottish public believe it i...
22 Nov 2021 at 11:46pm
Of course I couldn't include absolutely every possible GRA or gender-related question in the Scot Goes Pop / Panelbase poll.  One question I had on my provisional list was about the issue of whethe...

STV Politics News

Politics ? STV News

MP recounts street harassment as she calls for action on misogyny
27 Nov 2021 at 1:13pm
Hannah Bardell told the SNP conference about numerous incidents of harassment she has faced over the year.

Yousaf: My mum asked if Cabinet promotion was due to ?annoying Nicola?
27 Nov 2021 at 11:48am
The health secretary who took on the portfolio after May?s Holyrood election, spoke about the challenges of his role.

Swinney: Devolution being hollowed out by Boris Johnson
27 Nov 2021 at 7:59am
The deputy first minister will claim Johnson 'secretly wants to take back powers' from devolved governments.

Government urged to work with charity and expand pink card scheme
26 Nov 2021 at 5:31pm
The Emily Test initiative distributes cards telling people where to get help, with SNP members backing a call for this to be expanded.

Sturgeon won?t say if she?ll lead SNP into next election
26 Nov 2021 at 1:28pm
First Minister also discusses plans for the Cambo oilfield and a second independence referendum.

Bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland ?would cost £335bn?
26 Nov 2021 at 1:00pm
Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy said the price of a bridge or tunnel 'would be impossible to justify'.

Justice secretary accused of misleading MSPs over unsolved homicides
26 Nov 2021 at 11:37am
A freedom of information request by the Scottish Tories showed 181 homicides in the past eight years were unresolved.

Keith Brown: SNP?s ?ambition and optimism? will lead to independence
26 Nov 2021 at 6:41am
The SNP deputy leader will make the comments during the party's annual conference on Friday.

PM to create UK-wide strategic transport network ?right away?
26 Nov 2021 at 6:41am
Recommendations for Scotland include increasing capacity on the West Coast main line.

MSP Monica Lennon quits Scottish Labour?s front bench
25 Nov 2021 at 9:10pm
Lennon resigned from her position as net zero, energy and transport spokesperson on Thursday.

Thomson: Too little has changed since I revealed teen rape trauma
25 Nov 2021 at 6:56pm
In 2016, Thomson gave a speech in the House of Commons revealing she had been raped as a teenager.

SNP condemns creation of Union Division as part of Army overhaul
25 Nov 2021 at 4:10pm
The Ministry of Defence said planned investment will ?deliver over a £1bn of economic benefits to Scotland?.

Sarwar: Two more child deaths ?linked to hospital infections?
25 Nov 2021 at 2:29pm
The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) has been at the centre of controversy in recent years.

Coronavirus contact tracers to be kept on until September 2022
25 Nov 2021 at 12:34pm
Some £33.1m is being made available to retain the current contact tracing workforce.

Daily Record

Daily Record - Politics


Pro-independence group to pay back £10,000 coronavirus business support grant
26 Nov 2021 at 4:14pm
The grant had been described as an ?appalling and inexplicable misuse of public funds? by one critic


SNP deputy Keith Brown pledges 'updated and detailed' case for Scottish indep...
26 Nov 2021 at 3:03pm
Keith Brown also claimed the campaign for independence is "well underway"


Nicola Sturgeon tells Scots 'don't press the panic button' as concerns grow o...
26 Nov 2021 at 12:58pm
The First Minister said more analysis was required to understand the level of threat posed by the new covid variant


Nicola Sturgeon urged to sack NHS Glasgow bosses over claims of child deaths ...
26 Nov 2021 at 11:38am
Anas Sarwar has called on the SNP leader to put the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital under direct ministerial control following a string of scandals.


True cost of Boris Johnson fantasy bridge from Scotland to Northern Ireland l...
26 Nov 2021 at 11:20am
A report on Boris Johnson's dream of building a bridge across the North Channel found it would cost a staggering £335 billion.


Boris Johnson blamed for 'enormous error' as France cancels talks on migrant ...
26 Nov 2021 at 9:28am
The Prime Minister's decision to publish his demands to the French government led to so much anger that talks between the governments have been cancelled.


Scottish independence referendum mandate is 'overwhelming', claims Kate Forbes
26 Nov 2021 at 9:18am
Finance secretary Kate Forbes said she wants to use Scotland's "rich natural assets" to feed hungry children across the country.


Covid in Scotland LIVE as Nicola Sturgeon praises vaccine for saving 27,000 l...
26 Nov 2021 at 8:25am
World Health Organisation led paper estimated that 27,656 people, who were aged 60 or older, have been saved in Scotland by the Covid vaccine.


Nicola Sturgeon prepares SNP for independence referendum push as party confer...
26 Nov 2021 at 4:30am
The SNP's 87th annual conference begins today with members keen to hear how a referendum will be secured in the face of Westminster opposition.


Benefits-slashing DWP received nearly £80m from Scotland's social security ag...
25 Nov 2021 at 10:30pm
Full implementation of Holyrood's benefits powers has been delayed and the DWP has a continued role

The National

The National | Politics

Nicola Sturgeon rejects Alex Salmond criticism Cambo oil opposition will cost...
27 Nov 2021 at 3:38pm

NICOLA Sturgeon has rejected criticism from Alex Salmond about her objections to new oil fields in Scotland, saying her stance doesn?t throw those in the sector ?on the scrap heap?.

Dumfries, Aberdeen and the Highlands in line for civil service jobs post inde...
27 Nov 2021 at 3:35pm

SNP delegates have voted to support a radical distribution of government departments and civil service jobs across Scotland's towns and cities under independence in a move to reflect a German style of decentralisation and not replicate the over centralisation of the UK economy.

SNP conference: John Swinney slams Tory sleaze and devolution attack
27 Nov 2021 at 3:29pm

Swinney told delegates that the Tories have ?rewritten the definitions of cronyism and corruption? and cannot be trusted with devolution

SNP Conference: Street harassment should be studied
27 Nov 2021 at 2:21pm

The misogyny working group is currently exploring whether or not misogyny should be considered a hate crime under Scots law.

Scots Tories told to stop 'sitting on their hands' over carbon capture snub
27 Nov 2021 at 2:18pm

THE SNP are urging the UK Government to U-turn on its decision not to invest in a Scottish carbon capture project.

SNP conference: UNCRC Bill should be passed urgently
27 Nov 2021 at 2:10pm

SNP members debated a resolution on children?s rights during the party?s Saturday conference session

Kay Ullrich, who brought Nicola Sturgeon into politics, recognised with SNP p...
27 Nov 2021 at 1:29pm

THE woman who brought Nicola Sturgeon into the SNP has been recognised by Michael Russell with the President's Prize at the virtual SNP conference.

Green Labour ambitions called out after leader meets with oil and gas body
27 Nov 2021 at 12:21pm

ANAS Sarwar's relaunch of "Green Labour" just over a week ago has been called into question after he met with oil and gas lobbyists.

Leave the UK Government to sort their self-inflicted constitutional farrago
27 Nov 2021 at 12:00pm

?LABOUR, LibDems and the SNP need to put their differences to one side and build a coalition to stop the Tories at all costs? ? a quote from a blogger in The Independent. One can understand the frustration at Westminster and beyond. The Lords is now complaining about the Commons being sidelined by secondary legislation and reserved powers by the present Tory No 10!

Omicron variant: Vaccines being tweaked to fight against Covid variant
27 Nov 2021 at 11:26am

PHARMACEUTICAL firms producing Covid-19 vaccines are working to adapt them to work against a new concerning strain of the virus that has sparked travel bans.

Bella Caledonia

Bella Caledonia

Scottish Print Media Failure
27 Nov 2021 at 1:09pm
Why have Scottish titled publications fallen far further in circulation than counterparts in the UK and Europe in the 21st century? The decline of the Scottish print media has been chartered over years but recent figures mark out just how stark this is. Publicly available figures show that percentage falls in Scotland and the UK …

Poem of the Week: SÚILÍNÍ GORMA (pale blue eyes)
27 Nov 2021 at 11:13am
SÚILÍNÍ GORMA (pale blue eyes) There is nothing left but the brush of possibility, the rattling moan of a train that cracks its metal knees before leaving, the confidence of a chin and its thin pair of lips singing an ancient Irish song even as they are sealed with silence.   There is nothing left …

Black Friday ? Global Action against Amazon
26 Nov 2021 at 10:10am
Amazon?s fulfillment center in Dunfermline, Fife, the biggest distribution center in the UK, is being blocked by climate activists who are disrupting the company?s business on its busiest day of the year. The action is intended to draw attention to Amazon?s exploitative and environmentally destructive business practices, disregard for workers’ rights in the name of …

We need to talk about ferries
26 Nov 2021 at 9:32am
Scotland’s island communities are poorly served and the tendering and shipbuilding process has been a shambles. Could democratising the whole system improve the process of planning transport networks and ferry services? In 2015, as work started on the building of two new ferries for Arran and the Hebrides, I visited the Ferguson yard in Port …

Beat
25 Nov 2021 at 9:43pm
A poem by Magi Gibson as part of our coverage of 16 Days to End Violence Against Women and Girls.   My aunt?s funeral ? my first – I?m twelve or maybe just tipped into being a teen. In the gloomy, flower-filled living room my uncle grips her coffin as they try to move it …

Bella Caledonia, an Anthology of Writing from 2007-2021
25 Nov 2021 at 6:15pm
I’m delighted to announce a project we’ve been working on for months, an anthology of some of the best of Bella’s published work since we launched way back in 2007. We publish in the New Year but you can pre-order an advance copy here for only £12.99. The collection is a mash-up of all the …

Priti Patel Must Be Sacked
25 Nov 2021 at 4:35pm
British politics is bewildering, and slightly terrifying. Here we are ruled by a government we didn’t elect that includes individuals such as the Home Secretary Priti Patel who has presided over a toxic and racist immigration policy and cultivated an atmosphere of hate. This disastrous and inhuman set of policies has now culminated in the …

Scotland 1979: Time, Crime and Telling Stories of the Past
24 Nov 2021 at 6:01pm
1979, By Val McDermid, Hachette, £20. Reading Val McDermid’s new novel 1979, a line from L.P Hartley’s ‘The Go-Between’ kept coming back to me: ‘The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there’. That line may be a cliché, but it neatly sums up this novel’s central concerns. In 1979, the first of …

Cambo Convergence
24 Nov 2021 at 12:26pm
There’s a convergence of pro-Cambo views that brings together the unlikely forces of Brian Wilson, Alex Salmond and the Daily Express. Writing in the Scotsman Brian Wilson notes: “The decision on whether or not Cambo and other developments proceed should be evidence-led and not based on sloganising or political positioning. We have seen enough of …

Peppa Pig World
23 Nov 2021 at 8:46pm
Many of you will have briefly paused celebrating all of the huge opportunities that we’ve been brought by Brexit to notice that we are governed by a bizarre priapic buffoon. Apparently the Conservatives have just noticed this too. After the sea of chaos and sleaze he has presided over it seems it’s only NOW dawning …

Guardian - Scottish Politics

Scottish politics | The Guardian

Sturgeon urged to commit to end oil and gas production in Scotland
18 Nov 2021 at 3:49pm
First minister says country could join Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance at lowest ?friend? tier of supportNicola Sturgeon has been urged to take a tougher stance on phasing out oil and gas by signing up to a new global alliance that calls for an end date for oil drilling.Scotland?s first minister sign...

Scotland?s bottle and can return scheme in ?shambolic? mess
17 Nov 2021 at 5:27pm
Legislation for compulsory scheme was passed by Holyrood in 2019 but there is no longer launch date, say ministersScottish ministers have been accused of making a ?shambolic? mess of their bottle and can recycling programme after admitting they no longer had a launch date for it.Scotland was expe...

Scottish Tory leader refers himself to watchdog over undeclared income
13 Nov 2021 at 11:56am
Douglas Ross says failure to declare income from refereeing and MSP work was ?an error on my behalf?The Scottish Conservative leader, Douglas Ross, has reported himself to the parliamentary standards watchdog after it emerged he did not declare earnings from his second and third jobs while servin...

Scotland to ban plastic straws and polystyrene food boxes from June
11 Nov 2021 at 3:50pm
Scottish ministers fear raft of measures could be undermined by delay to parallel action in EnglandThe sale of plastic straws, cutlery and polystyrene cups and food boxes is to be banned in Scotland next year as part of measures to reduce waste and pollution.The Scottish government said the ban w...

Tory party vice-chair Andrew Bowie resigns in protest over sleaze
10 Nov 2021 at 10:19am
MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine becomes first party figure to step down as a matter of conscience over scandalToday?s politics news ? live updatesThe Conservative MP Andrew Bowie has announced he will resign as a vice-chair of the party in the wake of the sleaze scandal engulfing Boris J...

Scotland?s rainforests are a biodiversity treasure | Letter
8 Nov 2021 at 3:22pm
Along the western seaboard of Scotland, the largest remaining fragments of temperate rainforest in Europe cling on. Dr Andrew Weatherall and Dr Paul Walton say the Scottish government needs to back up its restoration pledge with a clear financial commitmentIt was disappointing to read in the Guar...

Revealed: Scottish anti-independence donation may have breached rules
8 Nov 2021 at 1:18pm
Centre for Economic Education and Training faces possible sanctions from Electoral Commission after £46,000 donationA Scottish anti-independence campaign group was given £46,000 from an obscure organisation that might have breached political fundraising guidelines, the Guardian can reveal.Scotlan...

Cop26 protesters urge Sturgeon to act over ?intimidating? policing
4 Nov 2021 at 5:52pm
Activists call on Scottish first minister to intervene after ?numerous incidents of abuse of powers? Climate campaigners attending the Cop26 summit are urging Nicola Sturgeon to intervene in what they describe as intimidating and heavy-handed policing of protests in Glasgow.The open letter from ...

Scottish minister?s complaint against nursery upheld by inspectors
3 Nov 2021 at 3:31pm
Nursery that was subject of complaint by Humza Yousaf ?did not promote fairness, equality and respect?Inspectors have upheld a complaint by the Scottish health secretary, Humza Yousaf, after a nursery allegedly refused to offer his daughter a place.The Care Inspectorate said Little Scholars nurse...

Nicola Sturgeon makes presence felt despite no seat at Cop26 table
2 Nov 2021 at 3:32pm
Analysis: first minister can steer clear of any policy failures while pointing to benefits independence could bringAs world leaders, negotiators and activists converged on Glasgow for the start of the Cop climate summit, curious delegates who picked up a Scottish newspaper may have seen a small a...

Wee Ginger Dug

Wee Ginger Dug

Johnson: the perfect figurehead for a corrupt and unreformable Westminster
24 Nov 2021 at 1:13pm
The performance artiste with the stage name Boris Johnson who is treating the position of the Prime Minister of the UK as the world’s greatest improv gig does not currently have his troubles to seek. The fall out from his disastrously self serving decision to rip up independent oversight of Conservative MPs’ sleazebag side gigs …

Not building bridges with the UK : making connections with independence
22 Nov 2021 at 11:05am
It was reported today that the “Boris Bridge” has been definitively cancelled. Most of Scotland was about as shocked and surprised at this development as it was at the revelation that bright orange is not in fact the natural skin colour of the cast members of The Only Way Is Essex or that there’s been …

plus ça Westminster change, plus c?est la même chose de Westminster
18 Nov 2021 at 2:06pm
There’s one thing that Westminster is very good at – you might even say that in this respect the UK really is world-beating. It’s just a shame then that what Westminster is world beating at is in finding ways to appear to be dealing with an issue while not actually changing anything at all. This …

One million arguments for independence
16 Nov 2021 at 11:05am
If you read The National you will be aware that the paper is about to embark on a major initiative along with Believe in Scotland and the SNP to print over one million copies of a special eight page pro-independence newspaper and deliver it to homes across the country. I’m not involved with this project …

The moral vacuum that is Johnson?s Westminster
14 Nov 2021 at 7:35pm
As the Conservative sleaze scandal and the controversy surrounding second jobs for MPs, or in the case of Douglas Ross, third and fourth jobs, rumbles on, it has come to light that the Conservative MP for Moray, list MSP for the Highlands and Islands, leader of the Scottish Tories, and linesman for the SFA managed …

A short break
8 Nov 2021 at 5:08pm
I’ve not had a proper break for a while, and I’ve probably been overdoing it of late. I’ve been trying to build up my strength and stamina in my bad leg and walk outdoors without relying on the walking stick.  It has been going well but unfortunately the post-stroke fatigue is rearing its ugly head …

Shining a light on Tory dark money
7 Nov 2021 at 5:33pm
During the Scottish Parliament elections in May, the question of a second Scottish independence referendum dominated the campaign. It’s a measure of just how important and defining an issue for modern Scottish politics that the independence question has become that it even pushed the covidocalypse off top billing during the campaign. As we all know, …

Joe Biden?s popcorn bowl
4 Nov 2021 at 8:35pm
According to a recent article in the Daily Mail, a vile and frothing right wing British nationalist nightmare of a publication whose sole saving grace is that it is not quite as unhinged as the Express (although there’s not much in it), the paper was informed by a senior Tory MP that he Conservatives had …

The Tory theft of devolution to buy themselves votes
3 Nov 2021 at 10:19am
It didn’t take long at all for the Scottish Conservatives’ hypocrisy about the COP26 conference to be exposed. But then, it never does. The Scottish Conservatives hide their hypocrisy in much the same way that a puppy thinks that by burying its nose under a cushion it becomes invisible even though its body is still …

Putting Alister Jack?s gaslighting at a peep
1 Nov 2021 at 12:33pm
Ever since the EU referendum and particularly since the Scottish elections in May, the Conservatives have been trying to gaslight Scotland into believing that certain truths which are deeply uncomfortable for the Tories are not in fact true. There problem is that despite the best efforts of a right wing press and a BBC which …

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Nicola Sturgeon?s oil and gas U-turn blamed for slowing north-east recovery
27 Nov 2021 at 6:00am
Nicola Sturgeon has been told by a north-east council chief that her position on oil and gas has left the region's economy struggling to bounce back.

First day of SNP conference sees party vote for prison reduction and women?s ...
26 Nov 2021 at 6:04pm
SNP members have backed plans which could lead to a more open prison estate like in Finland.

Police Scotland ends Sri Lankan training scheme over human rights concerns
26 Nov 2021 at 2:57pm
Scotland's police service will stop training officers in Sri Lanka after concerns were raised over human rights abuses in the country.

Coronavirus in Scotland ? track the spread with these charts
26 Nov 2021 at 2:00pm
We?ve put together a collection of daily updated charts to track the coronavirus crisis in Scotland.

Coronavirus in Scotland ? here are the key demographics
26 Nov 2021 at 2:00pm
We have put together some regularly updating charts and maps showing the demographic information available on the people affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland.

NHS Tayside admits breast cancer patients are being sent elsewhere for care
26 Nov 2021 at 6:00am
Bosses at NHS Tayside have admitted breast cancer patients are being forced to travel to other health board areas for care after weeks of claiming staffing issues had "no detriment" to the public.

5 talking points ahead of the SNP annual conference
26 Nov 2021 at 6:00am
The SNP annual conference kicks-off on Friday, taking place virtually once again because of the Covid pandemic.

Ex SNP energy minister says Scotland still needs a ?thriving? oil and gas ind...
25 Nov 2021 at 4:53pm
Scotland?s former energy minister has warned his own party that Scotland will continue to need a ?successful, working, thriving? oil and gas industry if it is to develop new carbon capture technologies.

Black Watch set for Leuchars move in 2029
25 Nov 2021 at 1:21pm
Military chiefs have signalled the famous Black Watch battalion could return home in 2029 by moving to an expanded Leuchars base.

Nicola Sturgeon?s approval ratings plunge
25 Nov 2021 at 9:40am
Nicola Sturgeon's popularity has taken a drastic hit since the height of the pandemic - but she remains far ahead of her rivals, according to a new poll.

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Imagine a Scotland where we won the FIFA World Cup ? And when we did
24 Nov 2021 at 4:40pm
Imagine a Scotland where we won the FIFA World Cup … And when we did Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, 24 November 2021 Imagine a world where the Scotland men?s national team were not only occasionally very decent and even sometimes very good at football, but actually contested and succeeded at the top of the international … Imagine a Scotland where we won the FIFA World Cup … And when w...

Seven years of Nicola Sturgeon and resolving the tensions between party and m...
23 Nov 2021 at 11:15pm
Seven years of Nicola Sturgeon and resolving the tensions between party and movement Gerry Hassan The National, 23 November 2021 Nicola Sturgeon has been First Minister and SNP leader for seven years. This formidable achievement is part of a bigger picture of the SNP?s emergence as the dominant party, the rise of independence, and the … Seven years of Nicola Sturgeon and resolving th...

Falling in love with the Scotland football team again
17 Nov 2021 at 7:03pm
Falling in love with the Scotland football team again Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, 17 November 2021 Scotland are on the rise again. At least in terms of the men?s national football team who are on a roll. They have qualified for the World Cup play-offs next year after winning six World Cup qualifiers in a … Falling in love with the Scotland football team again appeared first on Gerr...

The Tory Party has long has a contempt for the people. Until Boris Johnson th...
17 Nov 2021 at 9:07am
The Tory Party has long had a contempt for the people. Until Boris Johnson they used to be better at hiding it Gerry Hassan The National, 16 November 2021 The whiff of Tory sleaze, decay and arrogance is all around; Boris Johnson is clearly revealed as the chancer politician that everyone knew he was. But … The Tory Party has long has a contempt for the people. Until Boris Johnson th...

The British political crisis is deeper than Boris Johnson and the Tories
12 Nov 2021 at 8:57am
The British political crisis is deeper than Boris Johnson and the Tories Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, 10 November 2021 The UK is undergoing one of its periodic spasms of concern about Tory sleaze and corruption. Two complacencies underpin much of this coverage. The first is about Boris Johnson?s unique slapdash version of morality, monies and … The British political crisis is deeper...

The Keir Starmer-Brian Cox exchange tells us how Scottish independence needs ...
9 Nov 2021 at 7:53pm
The Keir Starmer-Brian Cox exchange tells us how Scottish independence needs to be reframed Gerry Hassan The National, 9 November 2021 The past week has been one of the worst in British public life for decades as the scale of corruption of the UK Government and the Tories has been further revealed. This should be … The Keir Starmer-Brian Cox exchange tells us how Scottish independenc...

A Short Cut Out and Keep Guide to Scotland for COP26
3 Nov 2021 at 7:09pm
A Short Cut Out and Keep Guide to Scotland for COP26 Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, 3 November 2021 Welcome to Scotland. This is your chance to contribute to saving the planet ? or at least to making it a slightly more hospitable place. While undertaking your serious work in Glasgow here is your concise cut … A Short Cut Out and Keep Guide to Scotland for COP26 appeared first on Gerry...

As COP26 meets ?It?s the Economy Stupid? which needs to change
3 Nov 2021 at 8:52am
As COP 26 meets ?It?s the Economy, Stupid? which needs to change Gerry Hassan The National, 2 November 2021 The world?s media currently has one subject – will COP26 succeed in committing leading nations to act and change their ways on climate change. What is less talked about are economic assumptions and versions of the … As COP26 meets ‘It’s the Economy Stupid’ which needs to change...

The world comes to Glasgow: Time to Think and Act Big
31 Oct 2021 at 8:43pm
The world comes to Glasgow: Time to Think and Act Big Gerry Hassan Sunday National, 31 October 2021 Glasgow can do big things. It has revelled in being an international host city ? from the most memorable European Cup finals to European City of Culture 1990 and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The city?s sense of … The world comes to Glasgow: Time to Think and Act Big appeared first on G...

Can books really change the world?
27 Oct 2021 at 7:03pm
Can books really change the world? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, 26 October 2021 The past two months has seen me spend much time packing and unpacking piles of books: putting them into boxes, labelling them, taking them out of boxes, and putting them up on newly built shelves as I recently have moved house. It … Can books really change the world? appeared first on Gerry Hassan - writ...

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As new variant arrives in UK infection rate in England soars to twice that in...
27 Nov 2021 at 4:33pm
The Herald makes no attempt to tell you anything useful, with: SCOTLAND has recorded 17 coronavirus deaths and 2,287 new cases in the past 24 hours, the latest Scottish Government figures show. The death toll under this daily measure ? of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days ? now stands at 9,562. https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/19746476.covid-scotl...

Alex Massie still able to fool his bosses that he knows about Scottish Politics
27 Nov 2021 at 12:52pm
Feeding English readers of the Times and the Spectatory with comfortable myths, the notion that Ross and Sarwar are teamed-up is one of his funniest. He writes: For the second week in a row, Douglas Ross used his time at first minister?s questions to ask about crime and Anas Sarwar used his to inquire into the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital?s disagreeable habit of allowing patients to catc...

Not the most ?worrying? Covid variant
27 Nov 2021 at 10:42am
True to form, stupid and exploitative, the Express describes the new Omicron (formerly a wrist watch for Buddhists) as ‘the most worrying’ when it’s not. The Telegraph has CMO England, Chris Whitty, saying the opposite: BBC UK has this: The Omicron Covid variant is “not a disaster” and some people may be “hugely overstating the situation”, a scientist advising the government says. Omicron has b...

?We are now seeing a concerted attack on our parliament?
27 Nov 2021 at 10:23am
From SNP Media Embargoed till 00:01 27th November 2021: Addressing delegates at the SNP?s annual conference today (Saturday) Deputy First Minister John Swinney is expected to say: ?We are now seeing a concerted attack on our parliament, from the very people who fought tooth and nail against it being established in the first place. ?In a grotesque irony, the Tories are using something that the p...

Why are Scottish GPs not voting for industrial action?
26 Nov 2021 at 1:53pm
In the Guardian today: GPs in England have voted in favour of taking limited forms of industrial action to protest against the government?s drive to force them to see patients face to face. The results led the profession?s new leader to warn ministers that ?demoralised, broken and exhausted? family doctors may refuse to undertake some normal duties to show their anger. https://www.theguardian.c...

Royal College fails to find ambulances queuing outside Scottish hospitals
26 Nov 2021 at 1:30pm
According to BBC Health but nowhere on the BBC Scotland website: The Royal College surveyed A&E departments across the UK between 8 and 14 November, receiving responses from 70 of about 230 units. During that week: 94% of clinical directors said that ambulances had been held outside their buildings at some point before patients could be taken into the hospital 61% said ambulances were being for...

Scottish newspaper hides Scottish vaccine rollout success
26 Nov 2021 at 11:09am
In the Scotsman today: Covid: Vaccine has saved almost 28,000 lives in Scotland, study says Thousands of people in Scotland are still alive today because of the coronavirus vaccine, a new study has said. What, I thought you said they were hiding the vaccine rollout success? They have praised it but have carefully avoided any comparison with, for example, England. Like this in that new study the...

Scottish newspaper unaware of major vaccine developments less than an hour away
26 Nov 2021 at 10:51am
The Herald today strikes fear into our hearts with this on the new Covid variant: They don’t however mention the evidence that the Valneva vaccine developed in Scotland may have the edge to combat new variants, as reported by Al Jazeera, more than two weeks ago: https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/11/9/valneva-covid-19-vaccine-why-it-might-be-a-game-changer

Why is the new S African variant more dangerous and how the vaccine developed...
26 Nov 2021 at 9:12am
I’m not a virologist, an expert in how viruses work, or an epidemiologist, an expert in how human societies respond to them, but I can read a bit. Why is the new S African variant likely to be more dangerous? The rod-like spike proteins on the surface of SARS CoV-2 are the tip of the spear of the COVID-19 pandemic. The spikes bind to human cells via the ACE2 receptor and then dramatically chang...

New South African variant may be more vulnerable to the cancelled Livingston ...
26 Nov 2021 at 7:29am
According to English Health Secretary, Savid Javid, this morning, the new B11529 variant, identified only 3 days ago in South Africa, has twice the number of mutations as the Delta variant and may be more resistant to the existing vaccines. Notably, we hear that the new variant has around 30 changes to the spike protein which the virus uses to break into human cells making it dramatically diffe...

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COP26: Where are the Global South?
10 Nov 2021 at 3:35pm
In this special COP26 edition of the podcast, Louise Wilson hears from Alistair Dutton of SCIAF about who is feeling climate change first and worst, the missing $100bn climate finance, and the achievements of COP so far. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/holyrood/message

COP26: Can we be cautiously optimistic?
5 Nov 2021 at 11:20am
In this special COP26 edition of the podcast, Louise Wilson speaks to WWF Scotland?s Fabrice Leveque about cautious optimism, how Scotland can prove it?s a climate leader and the work still to be done. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/holyrood/message

All Eyes on Scotland
29 Oct 2021 at 11:30am
In the latest edition of the podcast, Mandy Rhodes speaks to SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford about the latest push for independence and the UK Government?s decision not to award a carbon capture plant to Scotland. Elsewhere, the team discusses the upcoming COP26 climate summit and asks ? does Glasgow really have a rat problem? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/holyrood/message

An Attack on Democracy
25 Oct 2021 at 9:31am
Following the murder of Sir David Amess MP, there is renewed focus on the growing level of threat and intimidation politicians face, particularly online. In this edition of the podcast, journalist Margaret Taylor speaks to SNP MP Carol Monaghan about what it was like to receive a death threat. Elsewhere, the team discuss whether Sir David?s death will lead to a tightening of security for electe...

Joking aside
13 Oct 2021 at 2:00pm
Former Scottish Conservatives leader Jackson Carlaw is the guest on this week?s edition of the podcast, fresh from being named Wag of the Year at the Holyrood Political Awards. He reflects on a career in politics and what really happened when he stepped down as leader last year. Elsewhere, the team discuss Nicola Sturgeon?s comments about having ?time on her side? when it comes to a second inde...

The case for independence
6 Oct 2021 at 4:35pm
In this edition of the podcast, Mandy Rhodes speaks to former SNP deputy leader Jim Sillars about his life in politics and why he believes the current party leadership is failing to articulate the case for independence. Elsewhere, the team discuss a landmark legal ruling by the Supreme Court and Prime Minister Boris Johnson?s speech to the Conservative party conference. --- Send in a voice m...

Where now for Labour?
29 Sep 2021 at 12:00pm
As the Labour Party meets for its annual conference in Brighton, journalist Andrew Learmonth talks to recently elected MSP Michael Marra on how the party can get back into government both at Holyrood and Westminster and how it heals itself following the division of the Jeremy Corbyn era. Marra also reflects on being named One to Watch at the recent Holyrood Political Awards. Elsewhere, the team...

Deal or no deal
10 Sep 2021 at 2:58pm
After striking an historic Green deal and announcing its 12-bill programme for government, has the SNP run out of steam or is it ready to power forward to independence? Mandy Rhodes interviews Professor James Mitchell. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/holyrood/message

A Leap of Faith  
3 Sep 2021 at 9:02am
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the cooperation agreement is a ?leap of faith,? but which party has more to gain, the SNP or the Scottish Greens? Join the Holyrood team as they discuss all the latest developments, as well as the prospect of vaccine passports amid rising Covid cases and Michael Gove?s unexpected appearance in an Aberdeen nightclub. --- Send in a voice message: https://anc...

Captured by the Taliban
27 Aug 2021 at 6:00am
The guest on the podcast this week is journalist Yvonne Ridley, who was taken hostage by the Taliban while reporting from Afghanistan after 9/11. Also on this episode the team discuss the deal between the Greens and the SNP and the prospect of a "circuit breaker" due to the worrying rise in Covid cases. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/holyrood/message

Scotland and Independence

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Scottish independence referendum mandate is 'overwhelming', claims Kate Forbe...
26 Nov 2021 at 9:18am
Scottish independence referendum mandate is 'overwhelming', claims Kate Forbes  Scottish Daily Record

SNP claims 'future of our planet' depends on Scottish independence - HeraldSc...
26 Nov 2021 at 5:05pm
SNP claims 'future of our planet' depends on Scottish independence  HeraldScotland

The Economic Case for Scottish Independence Is Built on Fossil Fuels - Foreig...
3 Nov 2021 at 7:00am
The Economic Case for Scottish Independence Is Built on Fossil Fuels  Foreign Policy

Boris Johnson is making SNP complacent about path to Scottish independence ? ...
12 Nov 2021 at 8:00am
Boris Johnson is making SNP complacent about path to Scottish independence ? Joyce McMillan  The Scotsman

Corbyn: Pressure building for Scottish independence referendum - BBC News
28 Oct 2021 at 8:00am
Corbyn: Pressure building for Scottish independence referendum  BBC News

Why would rUK cease trading with Scotland after independence? - The National
22 Nov 2021 at 6:34pm
Why would rUK cease trading with Scotland after independence?  The National

Quebec party pledges support for Scottish independence movement after slammin...
11 Nov 2021 at 8:00am
Quebec party pledges support for Scottish independence movement after slamming Premier for shunning Nicola Sturgeon during COP26 visit  The Scotsman

Scotland Still Has to Navigate a Rocky Road to Independence - Jacobin magazine
3 Nov 2021 at 7:00am
Scotland Still Has to Navigate a Rocky Road to Independence  Jacobin magazine

Rod Stewart attacks Boris Johnson and discusses Scottish independence in Span...
22 Nov 2021 at 2:37pm
Rod Stewart attacks Boris Johnson and discusses Scottish independence in Spanish media  The National

Flemish ports should prepare for possible Scottish independence, says Jambon ...
23 Nov 2021 at 2:42pm
Flemish ports should prepare for possible Scottish independence, says Jambon  The Brussels Times

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SNP conference: Swinney claims Johnson wants to 'take back powers' - BBC News
27 Nov 2021 at 2:59pm
SNP conference: Swinney claims Johnson wants to 'take back powers'  BBC NewsSNP opens four-day virtual party conference  BBC NewsKeith Brown's full #SNP21 opening speech ? Scottish National Party  SNPSNP have 'undeniable mandate' for indyref2, depute leader tells conference  Evening StandardSNP conference backs consideration of Finnish-style 'open prisons' in Scotland  The ScotsmanView Full cov...

SNP conference: UNCRC Bill should be passed urgently - The National
27 Nov 2021 at 2:12pm
SNP conference: UNCRC Bill should be passed urgently  The National

Nicola Sturgeon's approval ratings plummet ahead of SNP conference - The Scot...
25 Nov 2021 at 5:58pm
Nicola Sturgeon's approval ratings plummet ahead of SNP conference  The Scotsman

SNP conference : MP recounts years of street harassment as she calls for acti...
27 Nov 2021 at 1:44pm
SNP conference : MP recounts years of street harassment as she calls for action on misogyny  The Scotsman

Nicola Sturgeon: My successor as SNP leader will be excellent but has to wait...
27 Nov 2021 at 12:01am
Nicola Sturgeon: My successor as SNP leader will be excellent but has to wait  The Times

SNP condemns creation of Union Division as part of Army overhaul - Evening St...
25 Nov 2021 at 7:24pm
SNP condemns creation of Union Division as part of Army overhaul  Evening Standard

Start of SNP conference hit by row over transgender rights - HeraldScotland
26 Nov 2021 at 1:40pm
Start of SNP conference hit by row over transgender rights  HeraldScotland

SNP calls on Sky Sports to make Scotland World Cup play-off match free-to-air...
24 Nov 2021 at 10:30pm
SNP calls on Sky Sports to make Scotland World Cup play-off match free-to-air  Scottish Daily Record

Scotland has 181 unsolved killings ? but SNP justice chief claims there are n...
26 Nov 2021 at 9:50pm
Scotland has 181 unsolved killings ? but SNP justice chief claims there are none...  The Scottish Sun

Kay Ullrich, who brought Nicola Sturgeon into politics, recognised with SNP p...
27 Nov 2021 at 1:30pm
Kay Ullrich, who brought Nicola Sturgeon into politics, recognised with SNP prize  The National

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Scottish independence referendum mandate is 'overwhelming', claims Kate Forbe...
26 Nov 2021 at 9:18am
Scottish independence referendum mandate is 'overwhelming', claims Kate Forbes  Scottish Daily Record

Do Scottish nationalists really want another referendum now? - Aljazeera.com
16 Nov 2021 at 8:00am
Do Scottish nationalists really want another referendum now?  Aljazeera.com

Corbyn: Pressure building for Scottish independence referendum - BBC News
28 Oct 2021 at 8:00am
Corbyn: Pressure building for Scottish independence referendum  BBC News

Scottish independence referendum not happening now as focus on climate crisis...
31 Oct 2021 at 7:00am
Scottish independence referendum not happening now as focus on climate crisis - Alister Jack  Scottish Daily Record

The Economic Case for Scottish Independence Is Built on Fossil Fuels - Foreig...
3 Nov 2021 at 7:00am
The Economic Case for Scottish Independence Is Built on Fossil Fuels  Foreign Policy

SNP claims 'future of our planet' depends on Scottish independence - HeraldSc...
26 Nov 2021 at 5:05pm
SNP claims 'future of our planet' depends on Scottish independence  HeraldScotland

Claim Scotland can't afford independence will be used to 'frighten' during in...
15 Nov 2021 at 5:06am
Claim Scotland can't afford independence will be used to 'frighten' during indyref2  The National

Owen Paterson U-turn 'shows Boris Johnson won't be able to stand in way of Sc...
26 Nov 2021 at 3:42pm
Owen Paterson U-turn 'shows Boris Johnson won't be able to stand in way of Scottish independence referendum'  The Scotsman

Scottish independence poll shows views unchanged as pro-Union side maintains ...
29 Oct 2021 at 8:00am
Scottish independence poll shows views unchanged as pro-Union side maintains lead  Scottish Daily Record

Quebec party pledges support for Scottish independence movement after slammin...
11 Nov 2021 at 8:00am
Quebec party pledges support for Scottish independence movement after slamming Premier for shunning Nicola Sturgeon during COP26 visit  The Scotsman

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Slate wiped clean: SNP's 87th annual conference could be its most collegiate ...
26 Nov 2021 at 11:25am
Last year's internal elections were dominated by factionalism, that won't be the case this year

Monica Lennon resigns from Scottish Labour front bench
26 Nov 2021 at 10:40am
The Central Scotland MSP has stood down from her role as net zero, energy and transport spokesperson

First Minister urges caution as new Covid variant is discovered
26 Nov 2021 at 8:06am
Nicola Sturgeon says government is "acting on a precautionary basis" as variant found in southern Africa

Cross-border rail, A1 and A75 upgrades backed by long-awaited UK transport re...
25 Nov 2021 at 10:30pm
But the Scottish Government said UK ministers must "respect" the fact transport is devolved

Vaccine programme has saved close to 28,000 lives in Scotland, WHO estimates
25 Nov 2021 at 6:46pm
World Health Organization study estimates that 86 per cent of expected deaths were avoided due to vaccinations

Two more child deaths linked to scandal-hit Glasgow hospital
25 Nov 2021 at 3:30pm
Anas Sarwar shares whistleblower accounts and accuses First Minister of a failure of leadership

Scottish Government accused of breaking promise to family of murdered woman
25 Nov 2021 at 3:06pm
First Minister pushed on pledge to implement Michelle's Law

Nicola Sturgeon approval ratings drop by nearly 40 points with Scottish voters
25 Nov 2021 at 9:57am
However, First Minister still, by some considerable distance, most popular party leader in Scotland

UK and France vow to take action following deaths in the Channel
25 Nov 2021 at 7:39am
The two countries will 'keep all options on the table' following the deaths of 27 people

Scottish Parliament to hold minute's silence for women killed by men
25 Nov 2021 at 12:01am
MSPs will mark the 30th anniversary of a global campaign against gender-based violence