The Scottish Government have introduced new regulations via The Scottish Parliament on smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in all homes.
Legislation due to come into effect will mean that the standards which currently apply to private rented property and new-builds will also eventually be extended to all homes in Scotland. Continue reading
In the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said: “This pandemic is not a war. Nations are not against other nations, soldiers against other soldiers. It is a test of our humanity.”
These have been indeed the most testing of times for people in Europe and across the world. Continue reading
Article by First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon on yes.scot (6 Sept 2020)
Independence is the normal form of governance for most nations in the world. Most of them take it, and the ability it affords them to take decisions in their own national interest, for granted.
Being independent does not magically solve every problem a country faces, but it does allow the opportunity to deal with those problems in a way best suited to your needs. That is the essence of self-government – but Scotland does not yet have the ability to exercise those independent choices. Continue reading
Writer Article by Kat Cary 09/04/20: U.S. Politics 2020 Presedential Election
I knew that this was coming, but the timing seemed off. About an hour before the campaign livestream, news broke that Senator Bernie Sanders was suspending his bid for the Democrat nomination. As I listened to the broadcast – tuning out from time-to-time as Bernie went through his greatest hits – something grabbed my attention. If you were to guess who he would quote, who would it be? If you are like me and thought it would be Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., give yourself a half-point because he quoted two individuals. The senator from Vermont reserved his initial quote for Nelson Mandela, and the words hit me like a punch in the gut, “It always seems impossible until it is done.” Continue reading
April the 6th 2020 marks the 700th Anniversary of The Declaration of Arbroath and the claim of right of an Independent and sovereign Scotland.
ANNIVERSARY FILM (Charlie Stuart / Lesley Riddoch)
Documentary celebrating the Declaration of Arbroath on the 700th anniversary 6th April 2020 Continue reading
‘Mandates, Mandates, Roll Up For Your Mandates….Plenty To Choose From’
The Conservative Party Has No Mandate In Scotland
(***Some Mandates may have extra terms and conditions!)
Short Commentary by Solon Scotland Continue reading
2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of the current Scottish Parliament at Holyrood in Edinburgh.
A special event marking the opening of the parliament is taking place on Saturday 29th June 2019 and members of the public are invited to visit the parliament and join the celebrations.
What many will not be as aware of, is that the previous version of the parliament (known as The Parliament of Scotland was in existence from 1235 – 1707 – a period of almost 500 years of Scottish Independence. Continue reading