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Letters: SNP’s disappearing Brexit powers aren’t what they seem

The SNP’s claims of disappearing Scottish powers after Brexit are not what they seem, writes a Scotsman reader.

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Letter: Parents’ atitudes stopping Scottish education becoming world class

Iain Gray (Perspective, 16 September) is right that the changes to schooling proposed by John Swinney will not solve the problems defined. They are an obsolete “top-down” approach, similar to that taken with policing.

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Letters: Catalan vote could be huge for Scotland

It was immensely welcome to witness the statement from the Scottish Government, reinforcing the right of the Catalan people to determine their own future.

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The Royal High School building which could become an independent music school.

In full: Open letter to Lord Provost concerning Royal High

An open letter from some of the leading voices in the Capital’s entertainment and heritage scene has been sent to the Lord Provost. You read the entire letter below.

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Letter: Named Person Scheme belongs in the dustbin of history

The proud Scottish Government will be the last to concede defeat in any plan they propose – even their most bizarre and ridiculous – so let us do it for them.

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The SNP is a well-drilled political machine, where party unity is taken for granted, writes Euan. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Euan McColm: How SNP’s strict discipline is stifling debate

A party that refuses internal discussion of significant issues should not be surprised to find itself lacking solutions writes Euan McColm.


University of Glasgow to open £32m Imaging Centre of Excellence

The University of Glasgow will officially open its new state-of-the-art £32 million Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE) 
for precision medicine tomorrow.

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Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore

Do Not Disturb: Macdonald Resort, Aviemore

Family fun with wow factor


It’s worth a try

Raymond Paul (letter, 29 August) suggests an independent Scotland would be a “basket case”. There are many arguments, but to me the relative success and prosperity of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland – all different from each other but all doing better than Scotland – suggests to me that we should join them in independence.

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May may lack superpowers but SNP seems to lack willpower to protect shipping

The Transocean Winner oil rig grounding on the exposed and inhospitable coast at Dalmore on the Isle of Lewis has brought from the local MP, Angus Macneil, the depressingly-predictable response of a man with an inflexible Nationalist mindset. He has laid all blame and responsibility for allowing the oil rig to ground with the UK government. Case closed.

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Brave effort

One cannot but admire Mr Fraser Grants tenacity in defence of SNP’s economic performance and his attempts to “explain” the mindboggling £14.8 billion Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) deficit they now preside over (letters, 25 August.)

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Flimsy GERS figures do not prove that Scotland can’t be independent

It is never great long-term politics to trumpet a set of figures that are likely, at a later date, to come back and bite you.

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Nuclear option

We so wallow in a swamp of narrow-minded (British) nationalism and Olympomanic hysteria, that we are blind to momentous events happening in the real world.

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Museum letdown

I was impressed on my first visit to the revamped National Museum of Scotland. It is indeed a museum for the 21st century with a buzz of activity, a Visitor Experience Team and a Fringe Box Office.

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Festival protests go a long way towards explaining the feelings of vulnerability

Your report “Jewish Community feels ‘more vulnerable’ under Police Scotland” (24 August) was interestingly juxtaposed with the commentary from Matt Hancock, UK Minister of State for Culture, in the same edition.

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Venue problems

Once again Edinburgh is showing the world how to put on not just a festival but numerous such all embracing cultural extravaganzas.

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‘Reality is, education is delivered by a team of people – not just lecturers’

I was disappointed to read Shona Struthers (CEO Colleges Scotland) letter in Friday’s Scotsman.

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Royal High saga

The intervention of Unesco’s assistant head of culture in the continuing saga of the Royal High School is welcome, but there is one particular aspect which should be thoroughly investigated.

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