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Obama defends David Cameron's handling of the economy
16 Jan 2015 at 1:30pm
Barack Obama has again weighed into politics on this side of the Atlantic - to defend David Cameron's handling of the economy.

Party politics and winning the General Election lies behind the strategy for ...
16 Jan 2015 at 1:15pm
WITH the General Election now hovering on the horizon, party politics increasingly infects everything.

Surge in Green Party membership
15 Jan 2015 at 9:14am
Green Party membership appears to have surged past Ukip's amid the row over general election debates.

Hague: Osborne showed considerable foresight cutting North Sea oil taxes ahea...
15 Jan 2015 at 6:51am
The Chancellor showed "considerable foresight" in cutting taxes on North Sea oil ahead of the plunge in commodity prices, William Hague has said.

Clegg: PM's general election TV debate objections are laughable
15 Jan 2015 at 4:38am
Nick Clegg has urged broadcasters to show "backbone" by holding general election debates without David Cameron - branding the Prime Minister's objections "laughable".

Home Secretary warns lives at risk if security services do not get enhanced m...
14 Jan 2015 at 6:11pm
INNOCENT lives will be put at risk if the security services do not get greater data collection powers, Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has warned.

Cameron in White House push to secure release of last British resident held i...
14 Jan 2015 at 6:11pm
DAVID Cameron is to press for the release of the last British resident being held in Guantanamo Bay during his final visit to Washington before the General Election, UK Government sources have confirmed.

Why battles over NHS play differently on separate sides of the border
14 Jan 2015 at 6:11pm
THE cover of Lord Ashcroft's latest piece of polling research tells you almost as much as the next 48 pages, a clever set of four word clouds in Tory blue, Labour red, LibDem yellow and UKIP purple showing the terms focus groups employed most about these parties' attitude to the NHS.

Pub landlord Al Murray: Elect me and I will make Salmond first minister of No...
14 Jan 2015 at 12:55pm
TV funnyman Al Murray's "pub landlord" is to stand in the general election - on a manifesto that includes a pledge to make Alex Salmond the First Minister of Norwich.

SNP accuses Labour and Lib Dems of ganging up with Ukip to exclude them from ...
14 Jan 2015 at 12:20pm
The SNP have accused Labour and the Lib Dems of colluding with Ukip to exclude them from the leaders TV debates, as David Cameron hinted he could agree to a showdown - but only with Ed Miliband.

Experts: RAF Typhoons are at of risk of catastrophic mid-air crash with passe...
14 Jan 2015 at 10:55am
RAF Typhoons are at risk of a mid-air crash with a passenger jet and a "catastrophic" loss of life, military regulators have warned.

Blair apologises for secret letter that let 1982 Hyde Park bombing suspect wa...
13 Jan 2015 at 6:11pm
Tony Blair has apologised for a secret letter that let the man suspected of the 1982 Hyde Park bombing walk free from court.

Inflation fall to record low is giant tax cut for UK economy, says Treasury c...
13 Jan 2015 at 6:11pm
BRITAIN should celebrate the effects of low inflation, not fear them, George Osborne will insist today as he seeks to allay concerns that the fall in the Consumer Price Index to a 15-year low could lead to sustained deflation and economic stagnation.

Abolish the House of Lords, say SNP, and replace it with a democratic institu...
13 Jan 2015 at 6:11pm
THE SNP will today call for the abolition of the House of Lords, branding it an "absurd political institution".

DWP failings costing the taxpayer billions: Westminster committee
12 Jan 2015 at 6:11pm
BILLIONS of taxpayers pounds have been lost as a result of the Department for Work and Pensions' failure to tackle housing benefit fraud and error effectively, a Westminster Parliamentary Committee claims.


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Scotsman

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Labour ?on course to lose half its Scottish seats?
18 Jan 2015 at 8:09am

A NEW poll suggests Labour is on course to lose half its 40 Scottish seats at Westminster in May.



Labour in call for new Scottish fiscal body
18 Jan 2015 at 6:10am

LABOUR will call for a new independent economic forecasting and analysis body to be set up when the SNP Government introduces its Budget in Holyrood this week.



Plan to issue free vitamins as rickets returns
17 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

ALL pregnant women and children under the age of five in Scotland could be given free vitamins under radical plans to improve the nation’s health.



Sturgeon urges unity in call for Chilcot publication
17 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

NICOLA Sturgeon has urged her political opponents to join her in calling for the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War to be published before the May general election.



Swinney forced into rethink on new property tax
17 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

JOHN Swinney will this week lower new tax rates on property purchases in a move that should spare middle-class house-buyers from being hit as hard as expected by a new levy on mid-market and up-market homes.



Stricken North Sea faces ?irreversible? damage
17 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

THE falling price of North Sea oil threatens “irreversible damage” to the off-shore industry unless ministers take immediate action to alleviate the crisis, Sir Ian Wood has warned.



Comment: North Sea oil at point of no return
17 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

Without an agreement on immediate action, the current crisis of confidence threatens to do irreparable harm to Scotland’s oil and gas industry



McCluskey urges MSPs to overturn corroboration
17 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

A FORMER solicitor-general has urged SNP MSPs to break ranks with the party leadership and overturn the decision to abolish corroboration in criminal trials.



Euan McColm: Raise your glasses to the Pub Landlord
17 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

THERE are few things more unbearable than wacky ­political candidates. I loathe and pity them in equal measure.



Catalans critical of Mas snap election delay
17 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

THE Catalan government has called elections for 27 September, the third regional vote in five years, after months of ­political horse-trading.



Jackie Baillie: Weed out parties? financial fantasy
17 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

WE ARE on the cusp of a new era in Scottish politics. The major new tax and welfare powers coming to Scotland mean the Scottish Parliament is not just the centre of political activity in our country, but also increasingly responsible for the future of the nation’s public finances.



Leaders: Question marks over vitamins
17 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

Divided medical opinion means we should be cautious about a free supplements policy



Drumlanrig: Relief as top civil servant logs out
17 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

SO farewell Sir Peter Housden, whose departure as Scotland’s most senior civil servant was announced last week.



Andrew Wilson: Throw open the TV debates
17 Jan 2015 at 6:00pm

TAUROMACHIA is the answer. I tell you it is as clear as the nose on your face. Bull fighting. All we need to do is get the three establishment party leaders in the ring with party-coloured capes and japes to meet the rage of the bulls. Nigel can be the wild card as the expensively educated most establishment anti-establishment figure in history. Magical.



Strong winds disable St Kilda?s Missile Range
17 Jan 2015 at 6:37am

WINDS of nearly 190mph battered Britain’s largest missile test range in the Hebrides and putting it out of action, according to reports.




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Wings over Scotland blog

Wings Over Scotland
Scottish independence, plus jokes.

The price of truth
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
18 Jan 2015 at 4:43am
…is eternal vigilance, chums. Turn your back on Unionists and the media – for the sake of argument we’ll say that’s two things – for a second and they’ll start trying to slip lies out into the public consciousness, from which place they’re notoriously hard to dislodge. (Kim Jong-Un’s mythical Scottish restaurant is a recent case […]

Keeping on keeping on
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
17 Jan 2015 at 11:00am
Some readers have been a bit dispirited by the findings of our Panelbase poll this week, which revealed a few quite socially-conservative views among the Scottish population and also found fairly small differences of opinion between Scots and the rest of the UK on a number of issues. But to be downhearted about the findings is […]

The Saturday cartoon
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
17 Jan 2015 at 6:31am
Chris Cairns is on holiday.

Professional jealousy
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
16 Jan 2015 at 4:32pm
Alert readers may recall this baffling story from last month, in which we discovered that Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie hadn’t been able to think of any more pressing issues to occupy himself with than finding out how many times Scottish Government civil servants had accessed Wings Over Scotland in the six months leading up […]

Dividing lines
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
16 Jan 2015 at 10:00am
So far in our twin social-attitudes polls of Scotland and the rUK we’ve found that while there can be very sizeable gaps between Scottish public opinion and that elsewhere, it mostly tends to be within the same side of the debate – for example, rUK citizens are much keener on retaining the monarchy and nuclear […]

The same and different
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
16 Jan 2015 at 7:04am
For our next grab-bag of data from our twin social-attitudes polls of Scotland and the rUK, let’s take a look at some things where Scottish people converge and diverge from their English, Welsh and Northern Irish counterparts. It’ll be something to do. ——————————————————————————————————– BRITAIN SHOULD KEEP THE MONARCHY Scotland Agree: 65% Disagree: 25% Net agreement: […]

The forgotten creed
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
16 Jan 2015 at 1:00am
We apologise if the results of our twin social-attitudes polls of both Scotland and the rUK have been a little depressing so far, readers. Depending on how you choose to look at things (and where you live), this next tranche of data is going to either cheer you up a little bit or make you […]

Crimes and punishments
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
15 Jan 2015 at 12:00pm
Having found to our dismay that both Scots and the rest of the UK want to see people prosecuted for offensive but non-threatening comments on Twitter and Facebook, it seems a good time to reveal the rest of our findings on matters of law and justice. We picked a random clutch of serious, not-so-serious, timeless and topical […]

We are not all Charlie
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
15 Jan 2015 at 10:00am
Freedom of speech has been a very hot topic across the world in the wake of the brutal murder of 12 editorial staff at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and other related killings. So in our latest poll we thought we’d find out how committed people were to the principle, even in much less […]

A United Kingdom?
by Rev. Stuart Campbell
15 Jan 2015 at 8:21am
Keen students of politics can’t have failed to notice a fascinating situation coalescing in the last few months. On current polling, it looks very much like no two of the UK’s four constituent nations will vote for the same party at the forthcoming general election. The Tories are miles ahead in England, in Scotland the […]


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BBC Scotland

BBC News - Scotland politics
BBC News - Scotland politics
The latest stories from the Scotland politics section of the BBC News web site.


Property tax revamp under review
17 Jan 2015 at 6:21pm
New tax rates planned for property purchases are to be reviewed as part of the Budget process, the Scottish government confirms.


Unity urged over Iraq inquiry demand
18 Jan 2015 at 6:20am
Scotland's first minister urges political leaders to unite in demanding the publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war.


Record numbers use Scottish food banks
16 Jan 2015 at 3:05am
A record number of adults and children relied upon food banks in Scotland in December, according to new figures obtained by the BBC.


Inquiry into Scottish milk crisis
16 Jan 2015 at 8:11am
An urgent inquiry into the milk pricing crisis is to be held by the Scottish Parliament's rural affairs committee.


CBI Scotland appoints new chief
16 Jan 2015 at 9:25am
The business lobby group, the CBI, announces Hugh Aitken as its new director in Scotland.


Referendum inspires young activists
15 Jan 2015 at 7:35pm
A quarter of 16 and 17-year-olds were inspired by the Scottish independence referendum to join a political party, according to a new survey.


Talks held over future of North Sea
16 Jan 2015 at 10:37am
Unions meet North Sea industry leaders to discuss the future of the oil and gas sector in the wake of recent jobs cuts.


Refugee crisis 'never more dire'
16 Jan 2015 at 4:12am
A conference is being held in Glasgow to look at what role Scotland can play in helping to tackle the global refugee crisis.


Final nuclear sub waste summit held
15 Jan 2015 at 7:51pm
A final consultation event is being held on proposals to use a former Scots nuclear plant to store radioactive waste from redundant submarines.


Top Scots civil servant to step down
15 Jan 2015 at 8:37am
Scotland's top civil servant, Sir Peter Housden, is leaving to make way for a successor ahead of the 2016 Scottish Parliament election.


Probe urged into housing contract
15 Jan 2015 at 3:45am
The Scottish Parliament is being urged to investigate a multi-million housing and repairs contract awarded to a firm which later went bust.


VIDEO: Scottish Parliament
15 Jan 2015 at 8:23am
Nicola Sturgeon is questioned on the problems facing the oil industry during fmqs.


VIDEO: Call to strengthen budget scrutiny
18 Jan 2015 at 7:54am
Scottish Labour calls for an independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) for Scotland.


VIDEO: SNP 'must be included' in debate
14 Jan 2015 at 9:57am
The SNP should be involved in TV debates in the run up to the general election, its leader Nicola Sturgeon says.


AUDIO: Salmond as deputy PM scares Tory
7 Jan 2015 at 4:36am
Ruth Davidson says a Labour-SNP coalition in the general election could mean Alex Salmond is deputy prime minister.


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COUNTDOWN TO NEWSNET.SCOT RE-LAUNCH
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
28 Dec 2014 at 3:19pm

By the Editors

Newsnet Scotland is to be re-launched on a new web platform within the next 24 hours.

One of Scotland's foremost alternative news sites, Newsnet Scotland repeatedly broke new and vital stories during the independence referendum campaign.

Now the site is merging with the current affairs' podcast site Batemanbroadcasting.com to create a new home for new journalism in Scotland.

We intend to broaden Newsnet to cover Scottish news and current affairs, as well as Scottish politics.

We believe our readers and listeners want to access independent, high quality journalism and comment.

Newsnet will continue to lead on Scottish politics - especially with the UK general election next May and the Scottish Parliamentary election in 2016 looming.

But we shall also reflect on issues that matter in Scotland. We plan to include "Citizen" journalism, features and other elements which will be rolled out as quickly as possible.

We shall also provide space for readers to post comments and exchange views.

All of this takes time, and money. We shall be seeking subscriptions as well as other financial support in order to maintain the site and to pay for the everyday running costs of Newsnet Scotland.

Much more will be announced during the weeks ahead. Earlier today, co-editor Derek Bateman explained a little more here.

Meanwhile please take some practical steps to ensure you continue to enjoy Newsnet Scotland:

Regular visitors should set their browsers to the Web address www.newsnet.scot in order to access the new site directly.

Other addresses such as newsnetscotland.scot and newsnetscotland.com will re-direct to the new "umbrella address". All changes will take place during Monday, December 29.

www.newsnet.scot



Open letter to thon quine in Lundun
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
28 Dec 2014 at 2:25pm

Commentary: Blogger Russell Bruce responds to Her Majesty's Christmas broadcast...

 

 

Dear Quine,

 

Speeches are funny things and it is easy to get things wrong - just as I am not sure how to address you. I will be honest. I am a bit of a soft republican. So for me you are not the most important issue.

 

I hope that provides some little assurance, rather than offence of which none intended. Monarchy just seems out of place in the modern world, but then Scotland has been a monarchy in full and in part for 1,000 years. That sort of track record is good for tourism so probably explains a wee bit of my ambivalence on the subject.



Dumped SNP hopeful complains about procedure
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
27 Dec 2014 at 6:50am

By Derek Bateman

The former diplomat Craig Murray has claimed the SNP is authoritarian after being rejected as a prospective candidate.

The Yes blogger, who was interviewed on Bateman Broadcasting two weeks ago, was rejected from the approved list of candidates after taking part in hustings for the Falkirk seat where he was seen as a frontrunner. He has been approached by other constituencies to stand for the SNP.



The gleeful messengers of Scottish oil doom
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
23 Dec 2014 at 3:13pm

Analysis by Mike Danson

Oil is important to the global, UK and Scottish economies, driving the system, traded across the world and also a prime cause of climate change.

It should be no surprise therefore that prices and production are influenced by more than simple forces of supply and demand.

Not for the first time since 1970, the current manipulation of the world market is clearly evident with significant exploitation of shale deposits, the political consequences of the troubles in Ukraine and several other factors being identified as the causes of the recent falls in oil prices.



How The BBC Stole The Referendum - Chapter 2
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
23 Dec 2014 at 3:57pm

How The BBC Stole The Referendum is a book currently being written by GA Ponsonby, founder of Newsnet Scotland.

Ponsonby, a fierce and consistent critic of the BBC's role during the referendum campaign, has pulled together his critique of the corporation, and the influence he believes it had on the final vote. It is a view shared by many Yes campaigners.

Here Newsnet Scotland reproduces a late draft of the second chapter [Click here to read chapter 1]. Its author is raising funds to publish the book by April 2015: in time of the UK general election, where the BBC's coverage will be under intense scrutiny once again. Details are at the bottom of the page.



Murphy 'consensus' doctrine falls at first hurdle
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
21 Dec 2014 at 9:59am

By Thomas Connolly

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy's conversion to consensus politics appears to be stuck in first gear after just a week in charge.

The performance of his deputy, Kezia Dugdale MSP, in trying to pin responsiblity for the woes of the oil sector on the SNP at First Minister's Questions last week, suggested that Labour cannot shake itself out of the position of "opposition for opposition's sake" at Holyrood.



Row deepens over Treasury civil servants' indyref role
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
19 Dec 2014 at 2:08pm

By Thomas Connolly

The row over the highly-charged role of the Treasury's specially created referendum unit - first revealed by Newsnet Scotland - has deepened following the revelation that the chairman of a House of Commons Select Committee may probe comments attributed to a leading team member.

Mario Pisani was quoted by the leading trade journal Civil Service World as welcoming his team's involvement in a political campaign, namely the independence referendum.

The deputy director of the Treasury, and a former speech writer to ex-Chancellor and Better Together campaign figurehead Alistair Darling MP, Pisani made several controversial remarks at a ceremony where he and the rest of the department's  "Scotland Analysis Programme Team" received the Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Award in the annual Civil Service Awards.



BBC Radio Scotland reshuffle 'response to indyref'
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
16 Dec 2014 at 4:56pm

By Thomas Connolly

BBC Radio Scotland has revealed a significant programming reshuffle, supposedly in response to the independence referendum, during which its news and current affairs department faced severe criticism.

Radio Scotland head Jeff Zycinski has unveiled a three-hour daily morning show, to be presented by broadcasting stalwart Kaye Adams four days a week with the fifth day to be chaired by ex rugby player John Beattie.

To be launched in March, The new Adams show will supposedly have a strong "news and current affairs" angle, including phone-ins, debates and interviews. It is not known which BBC department will produce the programme.



Fishing talks deliver key gains for Scottish fleet
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
16 Dec 2014 at 4:33pm

By a Newsnet Scotland Reporter

Crunch European Union fishing talks ended in Brussels last night with a couple of key wins for the Scottish lobby which had pressed for measures to take some pressure off the industry.

Scottish Fishing Secretary Richard Lochhead MSP said the outcome would bring relief as the industry prepares to cope with the implications of ongoing measures to cut "discards", the controversial practice of returning the "wrong" catch dead into the sea.



Treasury officials praised for 'No' campaign work
by contact@newsnetscotland.com (Online Editor)
13 Dec 2014 at 6:54pm

Exclusive by Thomas Connolly

 

The civil service team behind the UK government's anti-Yes campaign in the Scottish referendum have been patted on the back for a splendid job by their peers.

 

The Treasury's "Scotland Analysis Programme Team" - little known during the referendum campaign - has been given the Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Award in the annual Civil Service Awards.

 

According to a glowing review in the magazine, Civil Service World, the senior team "was tasked with producing analysis in the lead-up to the Scottish referendum of how both, Scotland and the rest of the UK, benefit from being part of one country".




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Scot Goes pop

SCOT goes POP!
A pro-independence blog by James Kelly - voted one of Scotland's top 10 political websites.

SNP lead by 10% in first full-scale Scottish poll of general election year
by James Kelly
17 Jan 2015 at 4:29pm

Tonight sees the publication of the first full-scale Scottish poll of 2015, which has been conduc...



SNP and Plaid Cymru close to within just 1% of the Liberal Democrats in today...
by James Kelly
16 Jan 2015 at 12:34am
For the third time in 2015 so far, the combined vote for the SNP and Plaid Cyrmu has reached 5% i...

Take 2 : Let's all take a deep breath, and respond to the BBC Trust consultat...
by James Kelly
15 Jan 2015 at 12:52pm

You might remember that after some of us sent submissions to the BBC Trust's consultation on elec...



Fewer people in Scotland think Ed Miliband would make the best Prime Minister...
by James Kelly
15 Jan 2015 at 12:23am
Today's Scottish subsample from YouGov continues to show an entirely familiar picture : SNP 44%, ...

Is Charles Kennedy heading for defeat at the hands of the SNP?
by James Kelly
14 Jan 2015 at 1:57pm
The conventional wisdom about the impending Lib Dem meltdown in Scotland is that they'll cling on...

SNP and Plaid are once again on 5% of the Britain-wide vote - just 2% behind ...
by James Kelly
14 Jan 2015 at 12:33am
Today's Britain-wide YouGov poll shows support for the SNP and Plaid returning to 5% for the seco...

A clear majority of voters in England think Nicola Sturgeon should be include...
by James Kelly
13 Jan 2015 at 12:03pm
You may have already seen this in the SNP press release yesterday, but a YouGov poll conducted la...

"Eet vos a pleasure to shhhhhred eet, James!!!" (Cue prolonged maniacal cackl...
by James Kelly
13 Jan 2015 at 1:20am

Hmmm.  I don't want to jump to conclusions, but judging from this lengthy outpouring on Twitter y...



Are the Lib Dems doomed to exclusion from the Holyrood leaders' debates next ...
by James Kelly
12 Jan 2015 at 2:19am
I'm slightly perplexed by the reaction in some pro-independence quarters to the provisional Ofcom...

SNP lead by 14% in latest Poll of Polls
by James Kelly
11 Jan 2015 at 12:38am
I had imagined I might be able to update the Poll of Polls this morning with a whole variety of p...

Three different ways in which betting odds and betting markets have proved to...
by James Kelly
9 Jan 2015 at 9:25am
You've probably heard the claim that "democracies never go to war with each other".  Ironically, ...

SNP and Plaid back up to 5% of the Britain-wide vote in today's YouGov poll
by James Kelly
9 Jan 2015 at 12:25am
For the first time in 2015, the SNP and Plaid Cymru have reached 5% of the GB-wide vote in a YouG...

The broadcasters' logic for excluding the SNP from the leaders' debates lies ...
by James Kelly
8 Jan 2015 at 7:29am
If Ofcom's provisional ruling that UKIP only has major party status in England and Wales is uphel...

SNP lead by 12.5% in first Poll of Polls of 2015
by James Kelly
8 Jan 2015 at 12:39am
As with every other Scottish subsample to have been published by YouGov since the referendum, tod...

SNP maintain 15% lead in second YouGov subsample of 2015
by James Kelly
7 Jan 2015 at 12:28am
Today's second GB-wide YouGov poll of the year shows the Tories drawing level once again, while U...


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Sunday Mail Opinion: Murphy is quick on his toes, while Sturgeon's still laci...
by Mail Opinion
18 Jan 2015 at 8:40am
JIM Murphy was quick to travel to Aberdeen last week to discuss the deepening oil crisis with ind...


New poll shows 1 in 3 voters still unsure who to back in general election
by Mark Aitken
18 Jan 2015 at 7:17am
AN opinion poll published last night has shown that one in three voters, amounting to around 36% ...


Police taskforce was set up to tackle referendum-related crime during indepen...
by John Ferguson
18 Jan 2015 at 2:35am
CODENAMED ?Operation Wheeler?, it saw a unit of specialist officers monitor daily ?running logs? ...


North Sea Oil Crisis: Energy billionaire calls for big business to hold its n...
by Charlie Gall
17 Jan 2015 at 2:19am
AS uncertainty surrounds North Sea jobs, industry leaders havce called on the Government to intro...


Indyref view from China as ex-pat maths teacher joins East Kilbride SNP
by Lynda Nicol
16 Jan 2015 at 2:00am
MICHAEL Herd has observed Scottish politics from Shanghai where he heads a school mathematics dep...


Torcuil Crichton: Why Tory victory is right result for SNP
by Torcuil Crichton
14 Jan 2015 at 2:30pm
TORCUIL discusses why a Tory majority is what SNP want - while an EU referendum, creating an open...


Scottish Government slammed after it emerged they are 'unlikely' to meet pled...
by David Clegg
14 Jan 2015 at 10:27am
THE SNP have signed up to a statutory target of wiping out fuel poverty "as far as practically po...


East Kilbride family take RAF death justice fight to House of Commons
by Andrea O'Neill
14 Jan 2015 at 8:18am
CHARLES and Susan Fleeting, whose RAF firefighter son Robert, 24, died suddenly at an army base, ...


Jim Murphy shares radical plans to keep mums out of prison by confronting pet...
by David Clegg
14 Jan 2015 at 7:35am
THE Scottish Labour leader has called on plans to rehabilitate more in the community instead of b...


Record View: Those embarking on political career in Scotland's Youth Parliame...
by Record View
14 Jan 2015 at 3:37am
THE referendum not only made politics attractive to discuss and debate again, but it inspired a w...


Referendum sparks rush to fill 150 seats as 850 aim to launch political caree...
by John Ferguson
14 Jan 2015 at 3:37am
THE independence referendum campaign was widely praised for encouraging political engagement and ...


Joan McAlpine: Local councils do have the power.. they just don't use it
by Joan McAlpine
14 Jan 2015 at 2:03am
JOAN accuses "anti-SNP parties" of wanting to devolve power from the Scottish parliament to local...


Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy insists he is 'not a unionist'
by David Clegg
13 Jan 2015 at 6:01pm
MURPHY, who embarked on a 100 towns in 100 days tour in support of a No vote in last year's refer...


Revealed: Jim Murphy shelves Scottish Labour's plans to put NHS in hands of i...
by Andy Philip
13 Jan 2015 at 7:54am
JOHANN Lamont unveiled the policy in October but new Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has put a ...


Holyrood committee agree to ask SNP if Flower of Scotland should become new n...
by Andy Philip
13 Jan 2015 at 6:24am
A CAMPAIGN to nominate the terrace anthem has received support from Scottish Labour leader Jim Mu...


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BREAKING: From the Highlands and Islands of Lordaeran in the North, to the i...
by BBC Scotlandshire
17 Jan 2015 at 2:34pm
BREAKING:

From the Highlands and Islands of Lordaeran in the North, to the industrial centre of ...

Our latest cartoon.
by BBC Scotlandshire
16 Jan 2015 at 12:02pm
Our latest cartoon.




BREAKING: A cocaine dealer was caught on a drugs run with his infant daughter...
by BBC Scotlandshire
14 Jan 2015 at 11:04am
BREAKING:
A cocaine dealer was caught on a drugs run with his infant daughter in the car, a court...

Finally, we at the BBC have incontrovertible evidence that SLab leader Jim Mo...
by BBC Scotlandshire
14 Jan 2015 at 5:57am
Finally, we at the BBC have incontrovertible evidence that SLab leader Jim Morphy does indeed hav...

Tonight's cartoon. Don't forget to vote for us in the Bella Caledonia #IndyR...
by BBC Scotlandshire
12 Jan 2015 at 2:21pm
Tonight's cartoon.

Don't forget to vote for us in the Bella Caledonia #IndyRefAwards
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BREAKING: Labour in Scotlandshire's deputy Dugdale has warned viewers not to ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
12 Jan 2015 at 10:24am
BREAKING:
Labour in Scotlandshire's deputy Dugdale has warned viewers not to support BBC Scotland...

The BBC would like to ask our loyal viewers to vote for us in the funniest bl...
by BBC Scotlandshire
11 Jan 2015 at 5:11pm
The BBC would like to ask our loyal viewers to vote for us in the funniest blog category of the @...

#JeSuisCharlie Our cartoonist's response.
by BBC Scotlandshire
11 Jan 2015 at 6:44am
#JeSuisCharlie Our cartoonist's response.




BREAKING: Labour in Scotlandshire must 'go back to the future if they are to ...
by BBC Scotlandshire
10 Jan 2015 at 11:01am
BREAKING:
Labour in Scotlandshire must 'go back to the future if they are to have any hope of ret...

This is a frightening day to be running a satirical magazine.
by BBC Scotlandshire
7 Jan 2015 at 5:09pm
This is a frightening day to be running a satirical magazine.




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by BBC Scotlandshire
7 Jan 2015 at 3:06pm



BREAKING: Nursery school staff and registered childminders must report toddl...
by BBC Scotlandshire
5 Jan 2015 at 10:44am
BREAKING:

Nursery school staff and registered childminders must report toddlers at risk of becom...

JUST IN: Is this what psephologist Prof. Curtains means by an SNP shoe-in? On...
by BBC Scotlandshire
4 Jan 2015 at 2:40pm
JUST IN:
Is this what psephologist Prof. Curtains means by an SNP shoe-in? On May the 8th, who's ...

BREAKING: Labour in Scotlandshire has just named a new sole distributor for t...
by BBC Scotlandshire
4 Jan 2015 at 10:51am
BREAKING:
Labour in Scotlandshire has just named a new sole distributor for their 2015 party memb...

Our new BBC poll by YouGuff shows 98% of Scots are less concerned about catch...
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2 Jan 2015 at 4:08pm
Our new BBC poll by YouGuff shows 98% of Scots are less concerned about catching Ebola than they ...


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Scotland's 5th Estate


Imperialist Leather: British Empire Honours as Fetish Objects
by bellacaledonia
18 Jan 2015 at 5:30am
Honours are shiny. Even those recipients who don?t start out with the Gollum-ish ?I wants it? ten...


Why I Want To Be An Average Wage MP
by bellacaledonia
18 Jan 2015 at 5:23am
Dan Paris writes as part of our #newvoices series In 2009, the expenses scandal confirmed the wor...


A Gold-Plated Red-Upholstered Narnia
by bellacaledonia
17 Jan 2015 at 4:18am
'Bloated, ermine-coated, never been voted ...' Pete Wishart on why we need to abolish the House o...


The ?Main? Parties
by bellacaledonia
16 Jan 2015 at 12:26pm
Greg Moodie on Ofcom and the leaders' debates.


Indyref Awards 1
by bellacaledonia
16 Jan 2015 at 10:24am
Showcasing some of the nominees vying to win our #indyrefawards. We’ll be promoting each of the n...


Is Scotland a country of the Arctic?
by bellacaledonia
16 Jan 2015 at 8:18am
‘Scotland is a nation of the north; it is a Nordic Scotland, it is a country of the Arctic’ argue...


Just Say Yes
by bellacaledonia
16 Jan 2015 at 7:11am
By Jamie Szymkowiak, part of our #newvoices series ?The dream shall never die?. That was my momen...


Nae Bevvying
by bellacaledonia
15 Jan 2015 at 4:15pm
As part of our #newvoices series, this from Malcolm Kerr. Malcolm joined the SNP in 1967. As a GP...


Gravedigger? Or Saviour?
by bellacaledonia
14 Jan 2015 at 11:00am
By Gordon Guthrie @gordonguthrie Is He The Gravedigger? A popular meme among the ?45 leaning Twit...


Ofcom and the Union ? Mediating Democracy
by bellacaledonia
14 Jan 2015 at 4:24am
By Mike Small We’ve become used to being excluded and marginal but after a year-long insistence t...


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Scotland and Independence

scotland independence -guardian - Google News
scotland independence -guardian - Google News
Google News

Poll: 66% of Scots think independence will happen eventually - Herald Scotland
18 Jan 2015 at 3:09am

Herald Scotland

Poll: 66% of Scots think independence will happen eventually
Herald Scotland
The sur...


#MyFutureScotland Labour Campaign Mercilessly Hijacked By Scottish ... - Huff...
17 Jan 2015 at 4:48pm

#MyFutureScotland Labour Campaign Mercilessly Hijacked By Scottish ...
Huffington Post UK
Across Sc...


Scottish independence material set for museum expo - Scotsman
10 Jan 2015 at 6:19pm

Scotsman

Scottish independence material set for museum expo
Scotsman
The National Library of Scotlan...


Alex Salmond Says 'Yes' Could Win Second Scottish Independence Referendum - H...
20 Dec 2014 at 12:26pm

Belfast Telegraph

Alex Salmond Says 'Yes' Could Win Second Scottish Independence Referendum
Huffing...


Cost of Scottish independence referendum to exceed £16m - Herald Scotland
31 Dec 2014 at 3:09pm

Cost of Scottish independence referendum to exceed £16m
Herald Scotland
Statistics from the Cabinet...


Scottish Independence: 'No quick referendum' - Edinburgh Evening News
8 Jan 2015 at 3:30am

Edinburgh Evening News

Scottish Independence: 'No quick referendum'
Edinburgh Evening News
He said t...


Top Scots civil servant Sir Peter Housden to step down - BBC News
15 Jan 2015 at 8:40am

BBC News

Top Scots civil servant Sir Peter Housden to step down
BBC News
Sir Peter was cleared of a ...


Queen's Speech: Elizabeth II Speaks Of The Troubles, Scottish Independence .....
25 Dec 2014 at 9:28am

Queen's Speech: Elizabeth II Speaks Of The Troubles, Scottish Independence ...
Huffington Post UK
T...


Scottish Independence vote fraud scam: Probe reveals hundreds tried to cheat ...
29 Dec 2014 at 6:11am

Scottish Daily Record

Scottish Independence vote fraud scam: Probe reveals hundreds tried to cheat...


Scotland's oil slick: The fall in the price of crude will be painful, but in ...
15 Jan 2015 at 3:16pm

Scotland's oil slick: The fall in the price of crude will be painful, but in ...
The Independent
An...



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SNP - Google News
SNP - Google News
Google News

Plaid Cymru to join forces with SNP and Greens in debate over Trident weapons...
18 Jan 2015 at 12:27pm

WalesOnline

Plaid Cymru to join forces with SNP and Greens in debate over Trident weapons ...
Wales...


New office bearers - Shetland News
18 Jan 2015 at 12:11pm

New office bearers
Shetland News
The local SNP branch's vice convener Charlie Gallagher (left) and ...


Willie Rennie makes fair student finance a Scottish budget priority - Liberal...
18 Jan 2015 at 11:51am

Willie Rennie makes fair student finance a Scottish budget priority
Liberal Democrat Voice
There is...


Also numerous of Scotland's females end up in jail ? and that is undesirable ...
18 Jan 2015 at 11:00am

Also numerous of Scotland's females end up in jail ? and that is undesirable ...
USA DAILY NEWS
Yet...


Also lots of of Scotland's ladies end up in jail ? and that's bad news for us...
18 Jan 2015 at 10:43am

Also lots of of Scotland's ladies end up in jail ? and that's bad news for us all
USA DAILY NEWS
Bu...


Also lots of of Scotland's ladies end up in jail ? and that's undesirable new...
18 Jan 2015 at 10:41am

Also lots of of Scotland's ladies end up in jail ? and that's undesirable news for ...
USA DAILY N...


Too many of Scotland's women end up in jail ? and that's bad news for us all ...
18 Jan 2015 at 9:35am

The Guardian

Too many of Scotland's women end up in jail ? and that's bad news for us all
The Guard...


Leaders' Twitter efforts compared - Hartlepool Mail
18 Jan 2015 at 9:09am

Hartlepool Mail

Leaders' Twitter efforts compared
Hartlepool Mail
Green leader Natalie Bennett, Ukip...


Prospect of new Scottish poll spooks investors - Financial Times
18 Jan 2015 at 8:53am

Financial Times

Prospect of new Scottish poll spooks investors
Financial Times
However, membership o...


China Petroleum & Chemical Corp Receives $94.24 Consensus Target Price ... - ...
18 Jan 2015 at 8:47am

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp Receives $94.24 Consensus Target Price ...
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Salmond denies Westminster bid is to gain second Scottish referendum - RT
9 Jan 2015 at 10:35am

RT

Salmond denies Westminster bid is to gain second Scottish referendum
RT
Former First Minister of ...


Sunday Herald referendum sales boost after 'Yes' support in referendum - BBC ...
14 Jan 2015 at 8:28am

BBC News

Sunday Herald referendum sales boost after 'Yes' support in referendum
BBC News
Speaking at...


Secret US files reveal Washington's interest in Scottish referendum ? report ...
5 Jan 2015 at 6:18am

RT

Secret US files reveal Washington's interest in Scottish referendum ? report
RT
The Scottish Sund...


Cost of Scottish independence referendum to exceed £16m - Herald Scotland
31 Dec 2014 at 3:09pm

Cost of Scottish independence referendum to exceed £16m
Herald Scotland
In 2013 in an impact assess...


Referendum inspires young activists - BBC News
15 Jan 2015 at 7:36pm

BBC News

Referendum inspires young activists
BBC News
A quarter of 16 and 17-year-olds were inspired...


Alex Salmond Says 'Yes' Could Win Second Scottish Independence Referendum - H...
20 Dec 2014 at 12:26pm

The National

Alex Salmond Says 'Yes' Could Win Second Scottish Independence Referendum
Huffington P...


Secret crime squad spied on referendum - Express.co.uk
17 Jan 2015 at 6:35pm

Express.co.uk

Secret crime squad spied on referendum
Express.co.uk
However, Police Scotland said non...


Conservative party tries to rebuild base in Scotland - Financial Times
16 Jan 2015 at 11:34am

Conservative party tries to rebuild base in Scotland
Financial Times
Baroness Mobarik said the new ...


Scotland's house prices dip after post referendum boost - Property Wire
14 Jan 2015 at 1:10am

Scotland's house prices dip after post referendum boost
Property Wire
Image Residential property pr...


UK's Queen Elizabeth urges reconciliation in post-referendum Scotland - GMA News
25 Dec 2014 at 8:22pm

Herald Scotland

UK's Queen Elizabeth urges reconciliation in post-referendum Scotland
GMA News
LONDO...



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Je Suis Juif
18 Jan 2015 at 10:23am
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30870537

GTF with this sort of nonsense. What a load of absolute pish.

Any Hearach On The Board?
18 Jan 2015 at 6:02am

I've got someone asking for a recommendation for a B&B on Harris?

 

I could look up some websites,...



92 Seats Predicted To Change Hands In The Election
18 Jan 2015 at 3:49am

Thought this was interesting.

 

A pollster predicts each individual seat in England, Scotland and...



Panelbase Poll
17 Jan 2015 at 3:49pm

Vote share

SNP 41% (-5% on November poll) Labour 31% (+3% on Nov) Conservatives 14% (-1% on Nov) ...

North Sea Storm
17 Jan 2015 at 7:37am

Anyone thinking about a career in oil should watch this, if it doesnt put you off, you must have ...



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16 Jan 2015 at 6:06pm
First episode this week on Sky 1. I loved it.

Anybody else watch it? Can't wait for next week.

J

Dotcom / Big Norrie
15 Jan 2015 at 7:19pm
RIP Big Yin, SOAR ALBA xxx

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15 Jan 2015 at 6:22pm
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15 Jan 2015 at 2:05pm

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15 Jan 2015 at 8:32am
Rumour has it a legendary Embra punk band are about to start rehearsing in Stirling.

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Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world's leading liberal voice

How Westminster helped squander Scotland?s black gold | Kevin McKenna
by Kevin McKenna
17 Jan 2015 at 7:30pm

The collapse in North Sea oil prices is being used to score cheap political points by the SNP?s opponents

As an illustration of why the Labour party in Scotland might be wandering in the wilderness ...



Quarter of youngest Scottish voters have joined a party since referendum
by Libby Brooks, Scotland reporter
16 Jan 2015 at 5:31am
Online survey also found two-thirds of 16- and 17-year-olds were inspired by the campaign to find out more about politics

A quarter of Scotland?s 16- and 17-year-olds have joined a political party s...



Jim Murphy joins calls for Scotland to abandon women?s super-prison
by Libby Brooks, Scotland reporter
13 Jan 2015 at 6:01pm
Critics of proposed facility in Inverclyde say it runs contrary to Scottish government?s own advice on treatment of offenders

Jim Murphy has lined up with pro-independence women?s campaigners to cal...



How Jim Murphy can make Glasgow Man love Labour again | Kevin McKenna
by Kevin McKenna
10 Jan 2015 at 12:30pm

The party?s new leader should stop listening to the fluffers and the panderers

Dear Jim,

It?s now almost a month since you were elected leader of Labour in Scotland. I trust that by now you have been...



Nicola Sturgeon denies oil price plunge harms case for Scottish home rule
by Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
8 Jan 2015 at 10:07am
Fall to $50 a barrel leaves £18bn black hole in SNP tax and spend forecasts prompting critics to suggest Scotland is better off within UK

Scotland?s first minister has brushed aside warnings that th...



London Labour MPs criticise Scottish Labour leader?s mansion tax pledge
by Frances Perraudin
6 Jan 2015 at 10:53am
Jim Murphy accused of unscrupulous behaviour after saying mansion tax could pay for 1,000 extra nurses in Scotland

Labour contenders for London mayor have lined up with Boris Johnson to criticise a ...



Labour mugging Londoners to win votes in Scotland ? Boris Johnson
by Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent
6 Jan 2015 at 4:51am
Mayor accuses party of divisive politics after Labour?s Jim Murphy vows mansion tax will pay for 1,000 Scottish nurses

Labour is stoking tensions between Scotland and England after it announced a ?f...



Scottish Labour vows to harness mansion tax to fund 1,000 extra nurses
by Press Association
5 Jan 2015 at 5:09pm
Leader Jim Murphy promises to put Scotland first by using money generated by taxing London millionaires

Labour would use money generated by taxing millionaires in London to pay for 1,000 extra nurse...



Politics needs William Blake?s vision ? and his blazing anger | Letters
by Guardian Staff
5 Jan 2015 at 3:07pm

Martin Kettle (English radicalism needs to recapture the spirit of Blake, 2 January) is so right that progressive politics is these days instrumentalist and lacking in vision ? if anyone was in any...



Labour woos 200,000 former voters in Scotland in bid to avert election rout
by Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
4 Jan 2015 at 6:01pm
Scottish Labour will appeal to pro-independence voters who deserted the party before the referendum

Labour is to target nearly 200,000 of its former voters who supported independence in the referend...



Scottish government?s oil revenue forecast ?out by £15.5bn?
by Press Association
29 Dec 2014 at 12:44pm
Scottish secretary says Scotland would now be facing huge shortfall if it had voted for independence

The Scottish government?s oil revenue forecast for the first three years had Scots voted in favou...



Scottish politics: who are the leaders and how are they doing?
by Tom Clark and Severin Carrell
26 Dec 2014 at 1:25pm
As poll shows some party chiefs on the election campaign trail are far from well-known, Guardian writers compile a who?s who

Four parties returned MPs to Westminster from Scottish seats in 2010, but...



Scottish Labour?s Jim Murphy: we?re in for the fight of our lives
by Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
26 Dec 2014 at 12:01pm
Party?s new leader in Scotland must overcome largest-ever poll deficit after survey puts it 17 points behind biggest rival, the SNP

Christmas has been a brief moment of calm for Jim Murphy, Scottish...



Labour set for a bloodbath in Scotland in general election, poll says
by Tom Clark
26 Dec 2014 at 12:01pm

Traditional Labour heartlands turning to SNP, which could win 45 of 59 Scottish Westminster seats, Guardian/ICM survey finds

Labour is on course for a bloodbath in Scotland in 2015, according to a s...



After independence defeat, SNP looks set for general election victory in 2015
by Tom Clark
26 Dec 2014 at 12:01pm

ICM poll reveals old distinction between Scottish and UK elections is disappearing in wake of September referendum

Forty-five is a losing score in a referendum, but as a percentage in a general elec...




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Scotland - all things Scotland, Scottish and Scot here.

Hebdo: Not racist? If you say so... (x-post from /r/anarchism)
18 Jan 2015 at 1:05pm
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Here yous, it's snowing oot
18 Jan 2015 at 12:56pm

Just so ye know

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Comparing Labour and Tory spending plans (xpost r/uk)
18 Jan 2015 at 12:44pm
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Controlled Votes - Nationalisation is popular but you can't vote for it
18 Jan 2015 at 9:08am
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An alternative look at Wings Over Scotlands Recent Poll
18 Jan 2015 at 8:09am

A few days ago, Wings Over Scotland released a poll looking at the differing attitudes of people in Scotland on various issues compared to those in the rest of the UK. While the idea behind this wa...



Why is there animosity aimed towards Cameron if he's the best chance the SNP ...
18 Jan 2015 at 7:57am

Isn't that what people wanted? To have the SNP and greens included?

I understand why you might not like the guy, but why disagree with him on this one particular issue if it greatly benefits your p...



The Daily Record have named the driver in the Glasgow bin lorry crash, identi...
18 Jan 2015 at 7:30am

I'm not linking to the article, for obvious reasons, but this is utterly contemptible behaviour. Even if The Herald apparently named him first (and shame on them too), there was no excuse for this,...



The Chancellor gives a huge pre-election bribe to the moderately wealthy over...
18 Jan 2015 at 7:14am
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Glasgow Uni working on solar fuel development
18 Jan 2015 at 5:42am
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Golf courses and whisky firms breach water rules
18 Jan 2015 at 5:28am
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For all I dislike about Dunfermline, it can be beautiful.
18 Jan 2015 at 3:34am
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Gay couple who were first to be married quit humanist group after row
18 Jan 2015 at 2:36am
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Poll: 66% of Scots think independence will happen eventually
18 Jan 2015 at 2:31am
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[link] [85 comments]

Honeymooning in Scotland this September/October/November. How much should we ...
18 Jan 2015 at 12:52am

My husband has Scottish heritage and has never been there so I want to surprise him with a mind-blowing trip to Scotland for our honeymoon.

Time: Ideally this fall (sometime between September, Oct...



Canadian coming to Scotland
18 Jan 2015 at 12:04am

I've always thought about immigrating to Scotland since that's where my family is, but how easy is it for me? My mother is full Scottish living with me in Canada(and everyone on her side is current...




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Better Nation
Work as if you live in the early days of a

A rash prediction
by James
30 Dec 2014 at 7:12am
There aren’t many certainties around the UK General Election due in May, so everyone says. As the proportion of voters backing Labour or the Tories, even under First Past The Post, dwindles, the ma...

The Smith Revolution
by Guest Blog
8 Dec 2014 at 7:48am
Another guest post from our pal Duncan Thorp on the Smith Commission report. Thanks Duncan! Lenin, Guevara, Khomeini, Robespierre, Smith. Well not quite, but change of some kind is coming, it trans...

The Black Dog on My Shoulder
by Malc
7 Dec 2014 at 8:44am
A fair few people found Malc‘s last blogpost about depression pretty helpful. Here’s a wee followup. Thanks Malc! Five weeks ago I decided to write about my battle with depression in this article. ...

Sweden?s far right a glimpse of UKIP?s potential
by Dom
3 Dec 2014 at 12:44am
At half past four yesterday afternoon Mattias Karlsson, the temporary leader of Sweden’s far right Sweden Democrats, caused a political shockwave as he revealed to the press that he and his colleag...

10 pictures that will make you realise how amazing Edinburgh is.
by Dom
21 Nov 2014 at 6:48am
Someone?s day started badly this morning. Outside my flat on the street was the footprint of a trainer in dog shite, the thinnest of a progression from the corner where the offending pile sat. As t...

Labour?s Green hunt has been done before, and failed.
by Dom
18 Nov 2014 at 12:16pm
The most read article in the sidebar of the Swedish socialist newspaper Flamman is ?Are the Greens a bourgeois party?. The short answer is no, but the eagerness with which Sweden?s socialists are a...

November Holyrood voting intention
by James
18 Nov 2014 at 4:03am
The Daily Record‘s latest poll with Survation has Holyrood numbers which, shall we say, may add to the anxiety in Labour that they still haven’t hit bottom yet. Presumably a new leader will hope fo...

The personality battle ? leadership contests in a post-referendum Scotland
by Guest Blog
12 Nov 2014 at 7:51am
A guest today from Mark Diffley, Director of Ipsos Mori Scotland. Thanks Mark! In the fevered political climate six months before a general election, the ability of party leaders to appeal to voter...

Questions for the SNP depute leadership candidates
by James
11 Nov 2014 at 7:34am
The SNP may know who their next leader will be, but the polls are open until Wednesday night for the depute role, and there are three contenders. I thought I’d ask them all three awkward questions,...

Faraway, so close!
by Dom
8 Nov 2014 at 4:58pm
25 years ago the Berlin Wall came down. The most physical symbol of the division between East and West was pulled apart by the people that feared it. The spectre of a border dividing what was suppo...


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Biting the hand of Project Fear

Whoops there go my neurones
by weegingerdug
16 Jan 2015 at 8:19pm
I went to visit a friend last night, who insisted that she had to watch her favourite telly show – Celebrity Big Brother. Katie Hopkins is in it, taking refuge from that part of the Scottish popula...

Vote Dug
by weegingerdug
12 Jan 2015 at 8:39pm
Voting is now open in Bella Caledonia’s indyref awards, because we didn’t win the actual indyref, they thought it would be a good idea to cheer us up with an awards ceremony. Thankfully this hasn’t...

Mortuary SLAB
by weegingerdug
11 Jan 2015 at 11:01am
I’ve given up – my plans to write about something other than the flustercluck which passes for the Smugurph’s leadership of the Labour party in Scotland have foundered upon the McTernan Rocks, a di...

Skanktimonious sock puppets and the Smugurph bounce
by weegingerdug
4 Jan 2015 at 4:30pm
It’s not easy being Saint Dougie the Diminutive, all those party colleagues and Guardian writers looking at you expecting a miracle, and all you’ve got is a box of party tricks that are as transpar...

Giving up bad habits
by weegingerdug
26 Dec 2014 at 1:03pm
This article first appeared in the first edition of iScot – Scotland’s new news, politics and features magazine.  If you’ve not subscribed yet, do so now!  I’ll be writing for them regularly – beca...

Mr Hi Jumpy and the high jump
by weegingerdug
22 Dec 2014 at 8:02pm
Jim Murphy has been raising the profile of the Labour party this week, at least according to an interview in the Guardian, a newspaper which sells only a handful of copies in Scotland, most of whic...

Thinking very carefully
by weegingerdug
17 Dec 2014 at 9:50pm
I’m plastered in potions and lotions in an attempt to get my psoriasis under control, but I’m not sure which is scabbier, psoriasis or the union. Psoriasis is a chronic condition, but there’s a cur...

Running down Shettleston Road naked with a red rose up my bum
by weegingerdug
13 Dec 2014 at 1:23pm
I’ve come over all Labour party this week, scabby, lazy, and only interested in my own comfort.  I’ve got an excuse – my psoriasis has flared up again – but the Labour party’s condition is terminal...

Alicsammin?s part in Alan Cochrane?s downfall
by weegingerdug
6 Dec 2014 at 9:01pm
How many Alan Cochranes does it take to screw in a lightbulb?  He doesn’t have to, he just holds up the bulb and the world revolves around him.  Alan has a very high conceit of himself, and indeed ...

Wullie Rennie?s letter to Santa
by weegingerdug
4 Dec 2014 at 12:15pm
Just three months after the referendum, and for much of the Scottish political class and their media hingers oan it’s back to business as usual. This consists of finding things to accuse the SNP of...


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