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Missing – an energy strategy for Scotland

LAST WEEK we had yet more unwelcome news about the future of the Longannet power station in Fife. As somebody who represents the area, I am well aware of the significance of the plant to the local economy, and of the concerns of the workforce who are undoubtedly facing a worrying time.

by Murdo Fraser

Friday 27, February, 2015 , | Comment


Fifty Shades of Garbage

Film Review - Fifty Shades of Grey

Starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Luke Grimes, Max Martini

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Written By: Kelly Marcel, E.L James

THIS YEAR'S most anticipated film based on E.L James adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey hit our cinemas ...

by Emma Lockett

Friday 27, February, 2015 , | Comment


Irritation & mild dissent at the EICC (or, Notes From A Twee Townie)

Due to circumstances entirely within my control, I’ve decided I’d rather not write about attending the Scottish Conservative conference last week. Instead I’ve turned the job over to my (never previously mentioned) associate Fitzroy Prince, who insists the following timeline of his day is accurate.


The early start ...

by James Corbett

Thursday 26, February, 2015 , | Comment


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