Category - scotland

  • June 9, 2013

    Independent and Green MSPs want a debate in the Scottish parliament over environmental action, following disappointing climate change news.

  • June 4, 2013

    Lawyers and legal justice campaigners have held a demonstration outside the Scottish Parliament over the proposed closure of ten sheriff courts.

  • May 31, 2013

    Two rural congreagtions say they will vote to leave the Church of Scotland over possible further ordinations of lesbian and gay ministers. In truth, the landscape is changing, says Simon Barrow. Larger numbers may well stay or join the Kirk if it ends its rejection of same-sex relationships, than will leave for the same reason. The refuseniks are looking back, not forward.

  • May 29, 2013

    How goes the referendum on Scottish independence? This is the question my friends from down south ask almost every time I speak to them. The answer is that it feels to be in a strange kind of limbo.

  • May 28, 2013

    Questions are being asked following a report which claims that Scottish airports were used as part of a US programme of rendition flights.

  • May 23, 2013

    The 2013 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has voted for what is effectively “establishment by the back door” in any new constitutional arrangements for an independent Scotland, says lawyer and commentator Carla J Roth. She questions whether this is helpful or appropriate either for the church or for the nation.

  • May 8, 2013

    Shelter Scotland has called for regulation to ensure responsible letting agents are rewarded and the bad ones are suitably penalised.

  • April 15, 2013

    At least forty-seven people, including several Christians, have been arrested while peacefully blocking entrances to the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland.

  • April 12, 2013

    There are many important issues in public life right now, but for a large number of people in Scotland the future of football, the national game, is no small matter, says Simon Barrow. It is not just about sport, it is also about people, communities, hopes and dreams, culture and values. Put bluntly, who does (and who should) own a sport loved by hundreds of thousands? Whose interests are being served by the way it is presently being run?

  • March 23, 2013

    The anti-nuclear weapons rally at Faslane nuclear base in Scotland will not go ahead today, due to snow, ice and dangerous conditions in the area.