Deputy FM John Swinney held the Covid press briefing supported by NCD Jason Leitch…The game was ‘let’s compare vaccinations with England” and make ScotGov look bad on the day the UK death rate reached another awful peak…
From the past came a poll about a prosecution of former PM Tony Blair…
Alex Salmond’s former Chief of Staff, Geoff Aberdein, has been barred from giving evidence of a conspiracy against his boss to the Holyrood inquiry…
Nicola Sturgeon is England’s favourite political leader…Who knew?…
Lesley Riddoch analyses the detail in the latest poll by Scot Goes Pop…
We all have a go at the threat to free speech from the woke division.
Norrie and Stewart discuss today’s Brewer show and comment on Jean Freeman’s responses, testing, testing, testing. The Labour Party’s new confusion over Scottish independence, devolutio,n home rule and democracy and finish on a discussion of the latest Scott goes pop poll on Scottish independence tendencies in the electorate.
The boys cover wings over Scotland vanishing from Twitter once again, what does the SMP have to do regarding new policies and will Nicola and Boris fall out over coming out of the lockdown. Honourable mentions include Scot goes pop.
Indy ref two brings us to pieces today the first by Alan Knight a video with written comment comment on the subject of Ruth Davidson or as I like to think of the elusive Ruth Davidson. Unless of course it’s something that bigs her up.
The second piece is also a video this time of Alex Salmon’s new talk show.
Holyrood chronicles has two concise pieces today one on the times description of a modern day Conservative, the second piece concerning David Davidson’s idea that politics should not trump prosperity or something.
James Kelly at Scot goes pop references a Twitter spat between Leask of the Herald and it seems everyone who supports independence. I doubt Mr Leask will lower himself to read this but I think Mr Kelly gives good advice.
The good news blog, Talking up Scotland, has a piece on Scotland being the most productive part of the UK outside of, yes you guessed it, London and the south.
A link to a landmark study which suggests Tory austerity is responsible for 120,000 deaths.
The third piece is a rather interesting look at how street names may affect how you view yourself. For instance anyone living in Union Square, how did you vote in the 2014 referendum?
Talking up Scotland final piece for today asks whether the Scottish Tories will try to steal the credit for overturning the ridiculous situation where the police and fire brigade in Scotland are the only ones in the UK expected to pay VAT.
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.
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.
Munguin’s Republic has a heart warming video followed by a piece on the nonsense about wearing a kilt to the Cenotaph with several pictures pointing out if you can go to war in a kilt you can pay your respects to the fallen in a kilt.
Wings over Scotland has published a video entitled the only game in town and covers the shenanigans surrounding PFI contracts in north Ayrshire. This 40 minute video is well worth a watch as it looks at every level of the contract including the police enquiry.
Ever wondered what would make MPs audibly gas in the House of Commons? Mike small tells us in this piece about meaningless votes in the Brexit mess.
In Mike’s second piece of the day we travel to Faslane where Rob Edwards has been questioning why Trident safety reports have suddenly become classified as secret. There is also a link here to donate to the Faslane peace camp.
Next up is a video supporting the stop funding hate campaign and antidote to the John Lewis Christmas advert.
Finally Bella gives a platform to Nicholas Wilson who you may know better from Twitter as Mr ethical. He lists All the misdeeds of HSBC and points out the web of advertising connections that allows HSBC to stay under the radar of scrutiny from our major news outlets. The Panama papers have a lot to answer for.
Prof Robertson has four new articles up today kicking off with the news Scotland is to host the next Arctic circle forum, this coming weekend, and also lists many of the pluses in green energy recently achieved in our ain wee country.
The second article covers the possibility that the Scottish government will tax private schools as businesses, this is mostly based on an article in The Times and as such may be a load of nonsense.
More good news follows with information that a new GP contract has been negotiated by the Scottish government in an attempt to maintain the quality of our Scottish GPs working lives. Some interesting stats showing the difference between Scotland and the rUK when it comes to the quality-of-life for Scottish GPs.
Next up did you know that Scotland had the U.K.’s largest hydrogen powered bus fleet? Well it does and here John Robertson outlines some of the other hydrogen-based improvements in the world of power.
Thought control Scotland as other blogs have, also goes with the newly released video from Phantom Power ‘The Only Game in Town’ no commentary on this just the video.
Mike small runs through the ever-growing list of the present Tory governments woes and a piece entitled good morning Britain.
We then have a video of Aamer Rahman using humour to shoot hypocrisy down in flames.
This is followed by Twitter feed update on the happenings in Brussels from Jonathan lis.
Katie Hopkins has a book out just in time for Christmas and Otto English explains it’s only one in a long line of right wing diatribes now available to ignore.
Football next Mike small has a quick shimmy through a new fans evaluation of the Scottish game and it doesn’t look as though they are particularly supportive of the top men running the game.
Mike finishes off today’s articles with an explanation of why he needs your support for a Gaelic language project.
And that folks is your Scottish blog Roundup for Wednesday as ever there are firstname.lastname@example.org and if we are missing any blogs you enjoy send us a link to them at aye right email@example.com. Enjoy today’s reads.
Michael Greenwell across at the Scottish independence podcasts decides to keep stone on the comments front but points out a few interesting facts about a tweet from age Scotland that appeared yesterday.
Wee Ginger dug apologises for not blogging as often as he once could and then gives us our diary breakdown of why. Handy if you would like to go and hear him speak because he seems to sell out his meetings rather quickly these days.
Wings over Scotland in a piece entitled hurray for the Jock shirts.
It runs through a collection of the extreme public views expressed by all those guys who as young socialist revolutionaries must have sat about plotting the new constitution they would introduce, when in power, to ensure the trampling of democracy.
Bella continues its collaboration with the National and its latest magazine number nine is out today buy your copy of the national to get it.
Mike small contributes to Bella today with a piece about the new Astroturf outfit ‘These islands’. Pointing out much of what has been said by their members today seems not to chime with what they’re trying to claim for Britishness.
In a piece entitled rebellion against nationalism, this is an opinion piece. The view from the left is discussed after a brief look at Spanish nationalism, something we are beginning to see more of from the British side of the Scottish independence argument.
Next up a video celebrating the coming dark nights.
The final new article today covers Scots trad podcast, a podcast around Scottish traditional music, this podcast covers the top 20 albums in this genre released this year.
Peter a Bell over at Scotto voice warns us to keep an eagle eye out as our mainstream media desperately hunts down an excuse to denigrate Holyrood’s occupants in the same way as Westminster’s sleaze fest is allowing them to throw copious amounts of mud. God forbid the Scottish parliament is better behaved.
Common space has a magnificent seven new articles up in the last 24 hours.
Robert McAlpine discusses the EU and its problems I would imagine echoing a lot of the second thoughts remained voters are having at the moment.
Sean Bell covers the expected increase in child poverty due to the new welfare cuts.
Caitlin Logan writes about the symbolic vote at Westminster against the continued roll-out of universal credit.
In Sean Bel’sl second piece today the options for changes to the income tax system outlined in the Scottish governments new discussion paper are discussed.
Fiona McInnis asks which model for the fishing industry would be best for Scotland.
There is a short video on housing from Paul Farrell.
Yet And finally Sean Bell once again by God that man works hard has an interview with Anna Arque who will be appearing at this weekend’s Scottish independence convention covering many of the twists and turns in Catalonia from an activists point of view.