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Tony Trewavas
Technology is the solution to environmental challenges – not the problem

Technology is the solution to environmental challenges – not the problem

IT IS TWO YEARS now since an Ecomodernist manifesto was published by eighteen prominent greens. Its eighty-four statements were a radical departure from traditional environmentalism that it rejected.  It remains a document well worth considering ...

Liam Kerr
Speed cameras play an important safety role

Speed cameras play an important safety role

I was asked recently to comment on figures sourced by the Scottish Conservatives, that showed that almost a third of speeding fines in Scotland come from Fife, Tayside and Central Scotland. In this area, approximately ...

Brian Monteith
Urgent decision needed over Super Puma airworthiness

Urgent decision needed over Super Puma airworthiness

IT IS NOW over a year since the Norwegian and UK civil aviation authorities grounded the Super Puma 225 and its close variant the 332 following a fatal crash in Norway. Safety of crews and ...

Tony Trewavas
The myth of renewables: Why green energy is not green

The myth of renewables: Why green energy is not green

RENEWABLES use sun, water, wind; energy sources that won’t run out. Non-renewables come from things like gas, coal and uranium that one day will. But unless electricity and motorised transport is abandoned altogether, all ‘renewables’ ...

Martin Livermore
Green with prejudice: why a fair hearing is needed for pesticides

Green with prejudice: why a fair hearing is needed for pesticides

FOOD PLAYS A UNIQUE part in our lives. At minimum, it is essential for life, but it also has great cultural significance. For those of us lucky enough to live in peaceful, prosperous societies, eating ...

Tony Trewavas
Robots, Drones, Aeroponics and Hyrdoponics – how science is improving agriculture

Robots, Drones, Aeroponics and Hyrdoponics – how science is improving agriculture

MEETING THE NEEDS of the present without compromising those of future generations is the basis of sustainability. For agriculture sustainability is all about smart technology, robotics and optimising efficient use of land.

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Liam Kerr
Can changing road speed limits work both ways?

Can changing road speed limits work both ways?

BACK IN MARCH, I wrote about the folly of the plans to cut the national speed limit to 20 mph in all residential zones as it would not improve road safety and nor would it ...

Ewen Stewart
Cost of indy now at least £2000 per person per year

Cost of indy now at least £2000 per person per year

WE HAVE SEEN in recent days and weeks a number of terrorist atrocities in the UK. Our thoughts and prayers must go to those so brutally effected by the actions of these perverted individuals.

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Colin Gibson
Act now or we could have a devastating blackout

Act now or we could have a devastating blackout

AS CONSUMERS, we take a properly functioning electricity supply for granted, barring strong winds or snow bringing down power lines. But in practice there will always be some risk to the security of this supply. ...

Liam Kerr
How Car Companion can pump us up

How Car Companion can pump us up

IN RECENT WEEKS I have been asked to comment on various road safety measures, such as average speed cameras on the A9 and A90. What is equally important as these initiatives is what individual road ...

Eben Wilson
Social care is a family affair

Social care is a family affair

WHY IS social care policy proving so difficult for politicians? It’s not as if they haven’t had a long time to think about what needs doing.   

That there are a number ...

ThinkScotland
Get your Brexit flashcards - launched today

Get your Brexit flashcards - launched today

 

BREXIT FLASHCARDS have been launched today and can be found at the website www.brexitflashcards.uk

These flashcards are the single, easy-to-use summary of why it is right ...