Monthly Archives: September 2013

Head Examination

This weekend, a minor fracas broke out in Scottish education circles that barely broke the surface of the media. Professor Andy Hargreaves, an educationalist based at Boston College in the United States, was reported as saying that “England’s education system … Continue reading

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Why Labour wants us to vote no

Originally posted on A Burdz Eye View:
I am puzzled by the virulence with which Labour folk have thirled themselves to the Union.  To put it another way, I am bemused by their inherent opposition to independence.  Oh, there are…

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‘Murdoch’ She Wrote

I am not Cllr. Lesley Hinds’ greatest fan. Much of her work—up to and including the ill-fated Trams—has come in for some stick in this blog. But she is to be commended for highlighting a key issue in our communities … Continue reading

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Coffee-Coloured Punters

Being old enough to remember main cultural moves in Western society for the latter half of the 20th century, one element that keeps returning to me as various unionists meld the peoples of Britain into one prosperous happy family is … Continue reading

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A Geographic Concept

It seems Viking is doing a special on bulk-buy venom this week as ex-MP & Highland Free Press veteran Brian Wilson is using a vat-load in his busy  quill. His article in the Hootsmon today (Weds 11th) is well worth … Continue reading

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Disproving the First Law

After a career spent largely pushing paper around in pursuit of ever more complex computer electronics, I returned to Scotland twenty years ago, bringing back an MGB already twenty years old and engaged mechanic buddy Colin to help restore it. … Continue reading

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