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...

INDEPENDENT IRELAND – WAS IT WORTH IT?

The first state visit to Britain by an Irish president this week has caused me to wonder what all the fuss and suffering over...

New Head of Oxfam Scotland

Jamie Livingstone has been announced as the new Head of Oxfam Scotland, one of the most high profile roles in the Scottish charity sector....

Letter from Germany – ‘The answer my friend…’

In some European countries community ownership of onshore windfarms has been a main driver for the development of renewable energy and the decentralised generation...

LOCKERBIE – AN UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH

Pan-Am Flight 103 (Picture: Air Accident Investigators) For years, the former Labour MP, Tam Dalyell, insisted that there were fundamental flaws in the accepted explanation of...

CRISIS FOR CHILDREN IN SYRIA

Syrian health system 'broken' Syria’s shattered health system is forcing health workers to engage in brutal medical practices and a series of epidemics have left...

Ukraine highlights a crisis in British foreign policy created by its retreat from an...

By Michael Emerson, The Centre for European Policy Studies Events in Ukraine mark not only the start of a momentous shift in the region, but...

SCOTLAND THE BRAND – THE NEED TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT!

Scotland - overburdened by iconography by Charlie Laidlaw Companies stand or fall on the authenticity of their brands, with brand value an integral element in corporate...

LETTER FROM GERMANY 24th February 2014

Bavarians, Prussians and the indy debate Germans have a positive image of Scotland - though largely based on whisky, football and scenery Up until a few...

WEIR’S WEEK 14th February 2014

Is there something wrong at the heart of Scottish Rugby Saturday Let me take you back 24 hours to the televised Scottish Cup tie at Ibrox...