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The Scotsman Debate

The Scotsman Debate

Bombers and budgets under scrutiny at annual debate

WITH the decision to release the Lockerbie bomber still reverberating around the Scottish legal profession, it was unsurprising that the topic was first on the agenda for the annual Scotsman live legal debate held on Wednesday in Edinburgh.

The Scotsman law debate: If profession can adapt, the future's bright

THERE was certainly no shortage of subjects to be discussed, as the great and the good of Scottish law gathered in The Scotsman building to examine the state of the Legal profession.

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Scotsman debate: Out with the old and bring in the new

AFTER feisty discussion on subjects such as independence, the military and the arts in Scotland, the final Scotsman Debate took place in the Albert Halls in Stirling on Wednesday. Progess Beyond Politics saw an eclectic group of panellists consider weighty topics affecting Scotland – poverty, community breakdown and young offending among them. Some were optimistic, some despondent, but all agreed the challenges facing Scotland in the coming 50 years are vast.

The Scotsman Debate: A necessary wind of change or a storm on the horizon?

THE tone of the evening was set when the vast majority of the audience at Jedburgh Town Hall cheered as renewables sceptic Bob Graham referred to "the wind farm scam".

The ScotsmanDebate: "There's a need for more money …and a bigger slice of the cake"

"BITCHING and whingeing" – those were the words used by Richard Holloway over the criticism aimed at Creative Scotland, the arts agency he is tasked with constructing. The words of the normally philosophical Holloway rang round Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre, in the closing minutes of the Scotsman's latest debate – on the Arts in Scotland.

Scotsman debate

DO SCOTLAND'S islands have a viable future? That was the central question posed at the third of the eight ScotsmanDebates being held this year. The debate was held in Sgoil Lionacleit, the secondary school in Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides. Chaired by Lesley Riddoch, the writer and broadcaster, it examined a range of issues central to the future of Scotland's islands.

Scotsman debate - Trump – is it the economy versus the environment?

HAS THE TRUMP APPLICATION SHOWN THAT SCOTLAND PUTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AHEAD OF THE ENVIRONMENT?

'Banana republic' warning if Trump gets go-ahead

SCOTLAND risks having a planning system like that a "banana republic" if Donald Trump's application for a golf resort gets the go-ahead, it was claimed last night.

Scotsman debate: Independence the divisive issue in Scotland's future

AFTER a year of SNP government, the burning question is whether Scotland is any closer to independence. The first of a series of eight ScotsmanDebates took this key question as a starting point to look at where Scotland goes now.

First Scotsman Debate sees sparks fly on independence

NICOLA Sturgeon, the deputy First Minister, last night insisted the SNP had not "chickened out" of holding an immediate referendum on independence when recently challenged by Wendy Alexander.

ScotsmanDebates debut is a sell-out

THE first in a series of eight ScotsmanDebates to discuss the big issues of 2008 is a sell-out.

Last chance to get tickets for first debate

A DEBATE organised by The Scotsman on the prospects of an independent Scotland will see nearly 500 people pack into a university lecture theatre tomorrow night.

Join the ScotsmanDebates

SCOTLAND in 2008 is a vibrant and changing place. There are huge constitutional, political, social, economic and environmental issues up for discussion.

Still time to have your say on Scotland

HUNDREDS of tickets have already been snapped up for The ScotsmanDebates, a series of public events to discuss the big issues that matter in Scotland in 2008.

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