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Jill Stephenson
Sins of omission in the Nationalist narrative

Sins of omission in the Nationalist narrative

IT IS NOW a commonplace that Scottish nationalists tell lies. I rehearsed a number of these in a previous Think Scotland article. What is also clear is that Scottish nationalists cannot tell the ...

Tony Trewavas
Why I Yam convinced GM food is safe

Why I Yam convinced GM food is safe

THE SWEET POTATO (commonly called a Yam) is a familiar root vegetable on our supermarket shelves. The swollen root is highly nutritious, low in fat but high in vitamins A, C and fibre. It is ...

Charles Harris
Bluebells are a wonderful Spring treat

Bluebells are a wonderful Spring treat

EACH SPRING, in the ancient forests of Britain, we witness one of the miracles of nature with the arrival of the Bluebell. They are always a joy to see growing and never ever disappoint. Our Bluebells, ...

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 ...

Jamie Greene
Nul points for oor Nicola

Nul points for oor Nicola

I AM PROBABLY not the only person who thinks that the most political event of the year graced our television screens just recently.  No, not the French presidential election, the German regional elections, nor even ...

Jack Ponton
When will the sun go down on Scottish wind turbines?

When will the sun go down on Scottish wind turbines?

ALEX SALMOND seems to have had an obsession with renewable energy. He set the SNP's 'target' of producing the equivalent of 100% of Scotland's electricity from renewable sources without explaining or justifying the figure. Despite, ...

Charles Harris
Is modern life rubbish and can we do anything about it?

Is modern life rubbish and can we do anything about it?

THIS WEEK I have enclosed two images along with some political questions I hope you will find relevant.  The first image is a painting of “Angel Holes over Glenturrett” which I hope,  illustrates and symbolises the simple joys ...

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 ...

Tony Trewavas
Britain should become an optimistic nation by backing Thorium for power generation

Britain should become an optimistic nation by backing Thorium for power generation

USE OF THORIUM instead of uranium in reactors can allay virtually all public concern over weapons proliferation, radioactive pollution, toxic waste and fuel that is costly and complicated to process. 

Thorium is ...

Roger White
Thoughts on Labour's suspension of its Aberdeen councillors

Thoughts on Labour's suspension of its Aberdeen councillors

IT WON'T TAKE YOU LONG rooting around my blog to discover I have more than a passing interest in the city of Aberdeen (I live there) and in local government (I worked in ...

Charles Harris
The lost secrets of Classical Art: Joseph Farquharson landscapes

The lost secrets of Classical Art: Joseph Farquharson landscapes

DEAR READER, in the recent article about Raeburn, I described the best Scottish Portrait Painter.  This time I wish to discuss our best Scottish landscape painter, Joseph Farquharson.   As a painter he will be familiar ...

Kirstein Rummery
There’s a strong economic case for women’s equality, so why so little progress?

There’s a strong economic case for women’s equality, so why so little progress?

CAMPAIGNERS FOR women’s equality often draw attention to the social costs inequality entails: the risk or experience of sexual violence, the lack of role models in positions of power, and the everyday sexism experienced by ...