Monthly Archives: December 2011

How to Get Here from There

When Stagecoach ran a successful pilot fast hovercraft ferry service between Kirkcaldy and Portobello for two weeks in the summer of 2007, it was expected that a commercial version of the route would soon be open. Not only did such … Continue reading

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Before There WAS a Border

Yesterday, I had the privilege of being invited along to Aberlady Conservation Society’s unveiling of a beautifully sculpted  reproduction Northumbrian cross. A good turnout, despite a bitingly cold December wind saw Historic Scotland, a partner in the careful recreation of … Continue reading

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Are You Citting Somfortably?

…then I’ll begin. Once upon a time, there was a worrible hitch called Cargaret Murran who lived in a carge lastle called Mestwinster. From there, she and her wasty nizard friends had kept all the land of Brorth Nitain under … Continue reading

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A Shade Too Shadowy

It seems only yesterday that Margaret Curran was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and announced a fitba’ team of fellow Labour MPs with a common mission: Cathy Jamieson, Russell Brown, Gemma Doyle, Tom Greatrex, Ian Murray, Anne McGuire, Gregg … Continue reading

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Such a Waste!

Official Statistics released  the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) show that Scotland’s local authorities recycled 43.6% of the household waste they collected in the three months between April 2011 and June 2011. Twelve of the 32 local authorities recycled more than … Continue reading

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