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Today, the Scottish Government approved the construction of a 67 turbine windfarm at Stronelarig in the Monadliaths.  This is what I wrote to Fergus Ewing about this. —————————————————————————————————————— Mr Fergus Ewing, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh Dear Mr Ewing, I am writing to you to express my dismay at your recent decision to approve the construction […]

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Today, the Scottish Government published ‘Scotland’s Future’, their blueprint for independence where they set out their ‘vision’ of what an independent Scotland would be like. I might be called a ‘sympathetic sceptic’ about Scottish independence. I voted SNP in the 80’s when Thatcher’s policies where devastating the industrial cities where I was brought up. I […]

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The ethics of recording meetings

This blog is mostly about outdoors stuff with a bit of photography but sometimes a news item catches my eye and I feel like commenting on it. In Scotland recently, there has been some controversy over a college principal who covertly recorded a meeting with the Scottish Minister of Education, Mike Russell and distributed this […]

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