Encouraging the magnificent golden eagle – one of Scotland’s most iconic birds – back into the hills and glens of South West Scotland is surely a cause deserving of wide support. It has been embraced by relevant organisations such as Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Buccleuch Estates and the Scottish Government. And the project has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the work.3 comments
In the wake of a terrorist atrocity, governments are naturally and rightly suspicious of known individuals using encrypted communications technology to send messages across networks. This is now a recognised means by which terrorist cells can operate to deadly effect.
Police Scotland has included a projected deficit of nearly £50 million in its budget for the coming financial year.19 comments
Everybody should have the chance at redemption, and the terrorist turned politician Martin McGuinness played a significant role in bringing peace to Nothern Ireland.
It is hard not to hear Tom Watson’s cries of a secret plan to seize control of the Labour party, and not have the feeling that history is repeating itself, with the party once again spiralling into factionalism.8 comments
It is hard to see what Theresa May thought she would gain by announcing in an interview that she was going to reject First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a Scottish independence referendum before Brexit.48 comments
Finally the correct decision has been reached, and the murder conviction handed out to Sgt Alexander Blackman has been replaced with one of “manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility”.1 comment
Cash-rich suitors could exploit resilient British economy and weakness of sterling post-Brexit vote to launch strong year of deals, writes Martin Flanagan.
The announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is really no surprise, but, now the prospect of a second independence referendum is upon us, it brings home the enormity of the political turmoil into which we are being thrown.30 comments
White men are now an “endangered species” in top business jobs as women and members of ethnic minorities are promoted to the senior positions, Tesco’s chairman has said.11 comments
The unfolding crisis in the NHS is perhaps no more keenly felt than in general practice.1 comment
Robots and driverless cars are among the “disruptive technologies” to receive additional funding, the Chancellor has said.2 comments
THEY were the future, once. When the first MSPs were elected in 1999, two young SNP members raced ahead of the shuffling herd.113 comments
Vital elections in Europe could see the rejection of the far right, not its triumph, writes Paris Gourtsoyannis32 comments
Chancellor Philip Hammond has warned the EU that Britain will “fight back” and not “slink off like a wounded animal” if it does not get the Brexit deal it wants.15 comments
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has accused Labour of running an “orchestrated smear campaign” over claims relating to the Hillsborough disaster.11 comments
South Yorkshire Police said they were “strong-armed” into giving a BBC reporter information about an investigation into Sir Cliff Richard, a High Court judge has heard.
Ruth Davidson’s advisory group on Europe has said a separate Scottish deal on European Union or European Economic Area membership would result in the “fracturing” of the UK domestic market.15 comments