Brexit import controls – uncontrolled confusion.

As we posted last Friday, the UK government has decided – against the interests of Scots – to implement the border controls Boris Johnson agreed to in order to finalise his ‘oven ready’ Brexit deal with the EU. Of course, they’re not ready, even after 4 years. The Institute of Export and International Trade has… Continue reading Brexit import controls – uncontrolled confusion.

Brexit Bourach

The Brexit fallout isn’t over yet – not by a long shot. Once again the UK government is making decisions which affect Scotland, over which Scots have no say, and which will take money away from Scottish families. The first decision the Sunak government is taking: they’re going to reinstate border checks on food imports.… Continue reading Brexit Bourach


A summary of Iain Lawson’s blog on social media and freedom of speech. Iain Lawson’s full blog is posted here. Recent times have seen a number of bloggers leave the scene or at the very least cutback substantially on their number of posts. One of the main reasons for this is the impact of social… Continue reading WHAT WE PRO INDY BLOGGERS ARE UP AGAINST (Summary)

Teacher retention – an issue for Scottish Schools

In the light of today’s story on STV about teachers leaving, here is a speech from ALBA’s Conference 2022 Motion to set up Education Working Group This speech was cut short due to time constraints – please read the full text above. Use the button to expand to full screen. Heather McLean is a retired… Continue reading Teacher retention – an issue for Scottish Schools

Speech on the Environment

Fiona Sinclair

This is the speech that Fiona Sinclair was not able to deliver at this year’s Alba Party Conference. Telling the truth is a revolutionary act – deceit has been used by the powerful throughout history, to promote their own message and, through this, their own interests. In no other political field is the telling of… Continue reading Speech on the Environment

Scotland Against Pylons

Scotland is being exploited! A blog by Joan DuncanImages from SSEN We must all work together to stop the annihilation of Scotland’s countryside, environment, wildlife, rural economy, tourism and health with all that means. We will not be collateral damage for profit! We do not need the amount of energy that SSEN and many of… Continue reading Scotland Against Pylons

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!

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…