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Steve Sayers
Battle Of Britain latest – the Harris Tweed skirmish

Battle Of Britain latest – the Harris Tweed skirmish

LAST WEEK the Scottish nationalist preoccupation with "flegs" waved its weary head above the parapets again, this time in Inverness.

The stooshie revolved around a new shop in Inverness. (I won't name ...

Joshua Curzon
Venezuela's tragedy: self-inflicted hyperinflation

Venezuela's tragedy: self-inflicted hyperinflation

HYPERINFLATION in Venezuela has reached astonishing levels, making life extraordinarily difficult for ordinary people and causing immense economic damage. Inflation is currently running at some 200,000 per cent and is projected by the IMF to ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 21

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 21

THERE’S NOT much worse than seeing one of your kids sick. The next worst thing is being sick yourself. The best thing to do would be to crawl into bed with a Lemsip and a ...

Paul Spare
Wind power ain't all that's claimed for it

Wind power ain't all that's claimed for it

EVERY SO OFTEN there is a story in Scotland’s media that hails the great advances being made by technology designed to be environmentally friendlier and help us reverse climate change. That’s fair enough, but what ...

Elizabeth Smith
 Mountain Rescue deserves better from the First Minister

Mountain Rescue deserves better from the First Minister

AS I WRITE THIS, Scottish Mountain Rescue teams across the country are gearing up and preparing for the winter season. This is a time of year where call-outs spike as our hills are transformed into ...

Ross Thomson
Our Union must be indivisible before, during and after Brexit

Our Union must be indivisible before, during and after Brexit

THERE IS MORE that brings together the nations of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland than divides us. The ties that bind go beyond nations to individuals. As citizens, we have built the UK together. We have traded ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 20

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 20

WHAT A CLASS WEEKEND. The first time James and I have spent an entire evening together without babies in two-and-a-half years! To say I was slightly nervous at the notion of being away from the ...

Jack Ponton
Tidal power ain't all that's claimed for it

Tidal power ain't all that's claimed for it

IT IS DEPRESSING how the media routinely publish press releases from renewable energy developers and lobby groups as if they were scientific fact rather than exercises in public relations. An example of this appeared in ...

Jonathan Stanley
The Conservative & Customs Unionist Party will bring #Indyref2 down on us all

The Conservative & Customs Unionist Party will bring #Indyref2 down on us all

THERE ARE A FEW salient features of a modern state. The rise of globalism and especially Europeanism have undermined the nation state in ways few predicted. A faceless internationalism in terms of corporatism and a ...

Aaron Brown
Theresa May's transition assurance is political theater to negate Scots Tory MPs' efforts

Theresa May's transition assurance is political theater to negate Scots Tory MPs' efforts

FOLLOWING WELCOME PRESSURE by Conservative MPs, in unison with Scottish Secretary David Mundell, Theresa May has been forced to state the UK will not accept an extended transition for the fishing industry.

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Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 19

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 19

THE TERRIBLE TWOS are well and truly underway. Just when I thought I had it under control and had discovered what tactics worked, Jamie has dished out a whole new set of meltdowns. 

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Eben Wilson
Hammond's neo-Keynesian budget threatens us all

Hammond's neo-Keynesian budget threatens us all

A NUMBER of commentators have pointed to the oddity that Conservative Chancellor Philip Hammond appears to have succumbed to a worldview in which Her Majesty’s Government is the owner of all our money, and it ...