Ed Davey’s claim that Scottish energy bills would rise after independence is a fantasy

By Peter Strachan, Robert Gordon University The twin goals of UK energy policy should be to ensure security of supply for households and businesses, and...

NEED FOR BETTER MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE

A report from the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has claimed that Scotland has the worst mobile coverage in the UK. Citing the Scottish...

IT’S THE OIL, ISN’T IT?

There's been a lot of discussion over the future of North Sea Oil during the debate on independence. The 'Yes' and 'No' camps clearly...

Letter from Germany: “Energiewende”

The “Energiewende” (energy transformation) has been in the news again here. The basic problem is the rising cost of energy for consumers, both private...

Sisters raise a glass to women in whisky

The once stereotypical image of men in tweed conjured up by the words ‘whisky drinker’ is long gone in the drink’s spiritual home. There...

INDEPENDENCE – 90%+ OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE DECIDED

More than 90% of small business owners in Scotland say they've already decided how they are going to vote in the September referendum on...

CONFIDENCE BOOST IN CONSTRUCTION

The latest Scottish Construction Monitor suggests that employers in the industry in Scotland are at their most confident since the beginning of the economic...

Scotland Decides ’14: all about the money as currency debate rages on

By Michael Keating, University of Aberdeen; Chris Whatley, University of Dundee; Jo Armstrong, Glasgow University, and Trevor Salmon, University of Aberdeen Scots would continue to...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 28th March 2014

Another battle has broken out in the energy war. Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has thrown down the gauntlet to its competitors, and the...

Letter from Scotland: 22nd March 2014

The history of Scotland could well be written up as a search for energy. We began by cutting down the Caledonian forest, then cutting...