Monthly Archives: December 2012

Chris Marr: Obituary

Early in the morning of Sunday December 9th, Chris Marr was found with serious head injuries in Bank Street, North Berwick. Though rushed to Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary, he died soon after. The police, so far, are treating the death as … Continue reading

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On the First Dodge of Crimbo…

    Found this on Facebook and thought it too good not to rip off from:

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‘Tory Evolution’: an Oxymoron?

There appears to be a concerted programme of disinformation being followed by unionist parties. The latest is how Scotland would need to reapply to be an EU member in its own right, complete with letter to the House of Lords … Continue reading

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How Many Does It Take?

Scotland has a proud history of making things. Our industrial revolution was built on a robust base of a very manly heavy industry that once supplied steel and locomotives and ships to a significant portion of the globe. The eighties … Continue reading

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Pretzel Logic

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Osbo’s Tunnel of Osterity

We are, it must be said, lucky. Not only do we live in Scotland but, unlike the dark days of the 1980’s, we are sheltered from the worst excesses of a Tory government in London by the existence of one … Continue reading

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If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home by Now

Much is made these days of green living, whether it be using low-energy light bulbs or recycling the newspapers. And, while these and similar efforts do make contributions to minimise the impact we humans have on the ecological balance of … Continue reading

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Blessings Be Upon Them

One of the wonderful things about Britain is its diversity. Not only can you travel less than 100 miles and get a different accent, scenery, culture, architecture, etc but there have been waves of immigrants who have all spiced up … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

I had planned to be in Perth for the regular meeting of the SNP’s National Council of which, for my sins, I am an elected member. There was in fact a decent debate on the merits of the European Arrest … Continue reading

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