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White knuckle rides and Blue Whales in Sri Lanka

by Iain McGill
I WAS SITTING in Koh Tao, a little diver's paradise of an island in the Gulf of Thailand, trying to find a place on an Air Aisa route that neither my friend nor I had been to before, and that ...

Article from Tuesday 23, June, 2015
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What the 'Named Person' policy really means for the teacher-parent relationship

by Stuart Waiton
A RECENT BLOG and posting on Facebook could be a sign of things to come as the ‘named person’ legislation kicks in. The blog, written by an irate mother of a 13-year-old in Aberdeen, was complaining about a ‘little chat’ ...

Article from Wednesday 27, May, 2015
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Campaigning effectively will be the key to Conservative success

by Rob Murray
SCOTLAND is going through a turbulent period just now. We have seen around 1.4 million people of an electorate of 4 million vote for a nationalist party. Whilst it is a great achievement for the SNP to have 56 MP’s ...

Article from Monday 25, May, 2015
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Where now for eurosceptics in Scotland?

by Jonathan Stanley
UKIP’s MANIFESTO LAUNCH in Scotland never really left the launchpad, largely I suspect because there was never fuel in the tank to begin with.  There really was no manifesto and I doubt there ever will be, rather like a cheque ...

Article from Saturday 9, May, 2015
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Notes from the #GE2015: part 1

by Lap Gong Leong
THIS ELECTION was and will be remembered as the most important in a generation. It will be up there with 1945 and 1979. So many problems that were boiling under the surface are now coming to light: the future of ...

Article from Friday 8, May, 2015
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New research paper: The SNP's broken promises revealed

by Murdo Fraser
A COMPONENT in the SNP’s electoral success in recent years has been the party's perceived reputation as providing competent government in Scotland, during its period of minority rule in the Scottish Parliament in 2007-2011, and as a majority government from ...

Article from Wednesday 6, May, 2015
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How tax cuts get a bad name...

by Ivor Tiefenbrun
ONE OF the many reasons why Socialism does and cannot ever work. Please forgive me if you have seen it before but this really should be on the front page of every newspaper during the election campaigns. Suppose ...

Article from Thursday 30, April, 2015
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Fast and Furious 7 – For Paul

by Conor Hargan
Film Review: Fast and Furious 7 Starring: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham. Produced By: Michael Fottrell, Vin Diesel, Neal H Moritz. Directed By: James Wan THE LATEST INSTALMENT of the Fast and Furious ...

Article from Wednesday 8, April, 2015
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Legislation is not the key to raising attainment

by Elizabeth Smith
LAST WEEK, the Scottish Government published its new education bill. It appears to have been met with a less than enthusiastic response within the educational establishment.  This is not because the central aim of the bill is ...

Article from Tuesday 31, March, 2015
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A very simple choice

by Hugh Andrew
DANNY ALEXANDER has received some degree of criticism for uttering a clear and simple truth. The General Election in Scotland is a choice between two movements. One wishes the end of Britain, one wishes its continuance. If you wish to ...

Article from Monday 16, March, 2015
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