Monthly Archives: February 2012

Small Is Beautiful

An early evening seminar at the Hume Institute led by the Chair of the First Minister’s Council of Economic Advisors is not everyone’s idea of entertainment but Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies made it that for … Continue reading

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Capital Offence

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Flight to Blarney Cancelled

This week’s announcement by Ryanair of cuts at Edinburgh airport has been touted by the airline as a major blow to the growing airport and claims that passenger numbers are likely to decline from the present 1.8m to 1.5m passengers … Continue reading

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Subsea Robbery

One fact that is almost wholly unappreciated outside of the oil business is the obligingly shallow nature of places like the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. To landlubbers, the sea looks pretty much the same anywhere and, since … Continue reading

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Along the Highland Line

Scotland’s Chambers of Commerce have gone public with their criticisms of the rail network North of Perth which they describe as “not fit for purpose”. Given that the last major investment made there was the Inverness & Aviemore Direct Railway … Continue reading

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Regular readers know my politics but what may not be so obvious is that I am a fan of the Labour party—not today’s Labour party but the one that John Maclean founded, that spread through the streets and slums where … Continue reading

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Ye’ll Ken It’s Summer When the Rain’s No’ Sae Cauld

With snowdrops out and the first crocuses showing colour, we may not yet be in Spring but the assiduous visitors are already planning their holidays. So, rather than banging on about politics (again), I thought we might provide a little … Continue reading

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SAC Race

Always good to see the Scottish press lead off debate on things that matter to us all. Today, The Record features the deliberations of Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee who have put their heads together and come up with an inquiry … Continue reading

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Carte d’Amitié

L’UNION LIBRE Ma femme à la chevelure de feu de bois Aux pensées d’éclairs de chaleur À la taille de sablier Ma femme à la taille de loutre entre les dents du tigre Ma femme à la bouche de cocarde … Continue reading

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Big Yellow Taxi

Fond as I am of Joni and her subtle creations, this blog has nothing to do with her soaring flexible voice or her poetic lyrics but is about the visit by a Sea King HAR3 to North Berwick this weekend. … Continue reading

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