Scottish Government NOT allowing building on flood plain but anything goes for Tories

In the Guardian today: One in 10 of all new homes in England since 2013 have been built on land at the highest risk of flooding, official figures reveal, potentially leaving tens of thousands of people in greater danger from extreme winter storms. The number of properties built in these high-risk areas annually has moreContinue reading “Scottish Government NOT allowing building on flood plain but anything goes for Tories”

Massive fall in sepsis cases and deaths in cleaner Scottish hospitals less than half that in England

In the wake of recent cases where a small number of patients who have died have later been shown to have contracted blood infections, Alex Cole Hamilton has helped us to put these into a wider context. His parliamentary question in Holyrood yesterday has revealed that the number of hospital stays with a diagnosis ofContinue reading “Massive fall in sepsis cases and deaths in cleaner Scottish hospitals less than half that in England”

Herald writer Neil Mackay's serious lack of self-awareness

Today, repeating one of his favourite opening types, Neil Mackay, ‘Writer at large’ [we could both lose a few pounds but we’re neither of us obese] writes: ‘SOMETHING very dangerous is starting to happen in this country. Science, our last barrier against irrationality, is under attack. Without science we’ve nothing – no reality, no modernity,Continue reading “Herald writer Neil Mackay's serious lack of self-awareness”

Lock up your daughters! And sons of course! Dangerous prisoners might need to break-out to complain to SNP!

And we’re off with an all day scare story fed to BBC Scotland by the dread Jenny Marra. It’s a real crisis and urgent action is needed say….MSPs. Ah, no research? No figures that we can trust. Just the eminently untrustworthy Marra? I’m not saying all is well in these prisons, but a bit ofContinue reading “Lock up your daughters! And sons of course! Dangerous prisoners might need to break-out to complain to SNP!”

The Gender Recognition Act in Scotland

From Contrary Now that you’ve mentioned the T word [in the piece on the Top 50], I want to share some links of interesting information. I really appreciate what Stu [Wings] is doing to keep us informed of the ‘debate’, and I think I can assume that most people want to avoid it, it beingContinue reading “The Gender Recognition Act in Scotland”

Major hydrogen trial for Aberdeenshire reported by BBC England only

From Ludo Thierry with further comment from Legerwood: Noticed a piece (dated 18/02) on beeb site regarding ‘Govt’ funding (presumably a Westminster/Whitehall dept. – mentions £5.2M of funding for these trials) for 2 trial projects for industrial scale production of hydrogen. One is happening at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire (Pilkington Glass and Unilever in PortContinue reading “Major hydrogen trial for Aberdeenshire reported by BBC England only”

Entrepreneurial migrants flee to Scotland from Henley-on- Thames

Ludo Thierry Here’s some really good news carried in The Courier – Priti might be doing her darn’dest to make in-migration to Scotland as difficult as possible – but here are some most welcome entrepreneurial migrants arriving from Henley-on- Thames of all places – Welcome aboard folks – Scotland is delighted to have you joinContinue reading “Entrepreneurial migrants flee to Scotland from Henley-on- Thames”

Should Jackson Carlaw quit over illegal campaign donation?

Ludo Thierry Am totally puzzled by a piece carried in the National – Apparently ‘Union’ Jacko received a £5,000 donation for his ‘North British’ tory sub-branch manager campaign from a wealthy donor resident in Jersey. Don’t I recall wee Wendy Whats’it having to stand down following her labour North Brit sub-branch manager campaign accepting aContinue reading “Should Jackson Carlaw quit over illegal campaign donation?”

'Without gas we cannot transition to net zero': Challenging the Unionist dismissal of Scotland's assets

From reader stewartb and further comment from Alasdair Macdonald: It is commonplace for journalists and even industry spokespersons to refer to the ‘North Sea’ when what they really mean are the areas of the UK continental shelf which include the actual geographic North Sea plus the Scottish Atlantic Margin. The prevailing message to the electorateContinue reading “'Without gas we cannot transition to net zero': Challenging the Unionist dismissal of Scotland's assets”

'Top' 50 Scottish News Websites On The Web

Regular readers may remember our recent shamelessly triumphal piece reporting entry at 22 in the top 50 Scottish News Websites, headed by the Daily Wrecker, and synchronistically, just below the more heavily staffed Falkirk Herald, my old local before my move to Ayr in 1984. This places TuSC in second place for pro-Indy sites behindContinue reading “'Top' 50 Scottish News Websites On The Web”

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