Thursdays Scottish Blogs



Business for Scotland has its regular weekly Scottish business buzz covering a new competition launched by virgin start-up for new start-up businesses.

News about ultrafast broadband arriving in Sunderland.

A piece about UK consumer price inflation and another about Edinburgh and Glasgow airports breaking records.

Munguin’s republic asks how it’s all going and decides it’s maybe not going quite so well as Theresa May would hope. As an added bonus he has a piece about Petula Clark who has a birthday, he is a big fan by all accounts.

James Kelly at Scott goes pop delves into a new ICM poll to discover nothing but bad news for Labour and good news for the SNP.

Wee Ginger dug asks what happened to the sovereignty the Brexiters were so desperate to return to Westminster.

Peter a bell at Scotto voce has two pieces up one bemoaning the fact that too many people don’t read the small print especially when it comes to the new minimum alcohol pricing which hopefully will be on the statute books soon.

In a good place his second piece argues that Nicholas Sturgeon has many options at her disposal when it comes to the second independence referendum.

First article of three today from common space is by Linda Pearson who has a deep look into nuclear weapons.

Caitlin Logan writes about the recent UK Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Scottish government to go ahead after a five year battle with minimum alcohol pricing.

Caitlin second piece covers Labour’s investigation into Alex Rowley the interim leader of the Labour Party who has had to stand down amid allegations made by a former partner.

Bella has a piece by Kevin Williamson who in a previous life was an integral part of the team at Bella. This piece is an interview with Kurdish poet and activist be Bejan Matur.

This is followed by a piece on food boycotts.

A good piece from an Irishman Phil Mac Giolla Bhain on the Irish situation and that border the Westminster seems to think doesn’t exist.

A season in the new North covers all the events for your diary over the next wee while if you have an interest in what is happening in your country.

Our final blog for today is thought control Scotland hosted by Prof John Robertson an covers four topics today.

Scotland’s airports and their record-breaking throughput.

Scotland unemployment beating the rest of the UK.

The Scottish government’s victory over the Scottish Whisky Association and the fight for minimum alcohol pricing.

Finally a piece about the drop in the number of shops closing albeit the closures are still ahead of the new starts.

Take the time to follow the links in these pieces as you can find some interesting publications that are not mainstream but contain a lot of good information.

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