Give a Bike!

There are many good causes in response to giving Tuesday. To highlight the importance of transportation to transforming lives, consider giving to World Bicycle Relief, a charity which gives bicycles to people living in areas of the world without adequate transport. This is an example of their work: a bike will give years of access… Continue reading Give a Bike!

Scotland is getting SLAPPED

from a blog by Iain Lawson here … The giant Norwegian fish farm company, MOWI, largely owned by John Fredriksen, one of the world’s richest men with a fortune, per Forbes Magazine, of about $13 billion, has raised an action seeking an interdict against the well known environmental activist and campaigner, Don Staniford, the effect… Continue reading Scotland is getting SLAPPED

It all sounds so nice…

Highly Protected Marine Area – it has such a reassuring ring to it! But it will be devastating to the Fishing Communities who’ve depended on fishing since the Clearances. Now they feel they’re being Cleared again. Centuries of traditional skills, family history, local knowledge, centuries of living in harmony with nature, are all being piled… Continue reading It all sounds so nice…

Photo ID required for Scottish Elections

In another imposition by the Tories, Scottish voters will require Photo ID to vote in Scottish elections. In legislation put forward by the Tory government, Scottish voters will need Photo ID from May of this year to vote for By-Elections and Recall Votes , and for General Elections from October. The legislation is widely seen… Continue reading Photo ID required for Scottish Elections

Investment in Scottish economy stronger than UK

Respected business insiders KPMG have announced that Scotland had registered a 69% increase in investment in mid-sized companies last year, compared to a 19% drop in the rest of the UK. This is due in no small part to the difference between Scotland’s economy and that of the rest of the UK. The strategic change… Continue reading Investment in Scottish economy stronger than UK

£8 Billion to the UK Treasury

In only 9 months – And Counting. “The Treasury has banked a bumper £8billion windfall from the North Sea in just nine months, according to new research. “Figures published by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce today reveal that offshore operators and licensees have been paying an average of £45.6million in tax per day during… Continue reading £8 Billion to the UK Treasury