‘What planet are these people on?’

SCOTTISH GREEN MSP Andy Wightman slams forecasts for north sea oil extraction until 2050, his comments in contradiction to SNP which welcomed the new report, reports Ben Wray for Common Space at the end of last month. Wightman has criticised a new report forecasting increased oil & gas extraction from the north sea up until 2050, after …

New Tim Pomeroy Exhibition in Edinburgh

MARBLE SLATE WOOD – NEW SCULPTURE BY TIM POMEROY Arran-based stone carver and artist, Tim Pomeroy, opens a one man exhibition at The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh on Friday 16th November. It runs until Saturday 22nd December. This is his third show with The Fine Art Society. Based on northern European archaeology, natural history …

The Darien Disaster 1698 – 1700

By Jim Henderson The Darien disaster 1698 – 1700. King of Scotland & England William 11/111 1689-1702. A Protestant with Dutch connections. Leading up to the year 1700 a total of 7,000 Scots emigrated to the America’s, Between 10 and 20,000 moved to Europe and between 60 and 100,000 went to Ireland. This was 60 …

Corrie Food Festival

The first ever Corrie Food Festival was held in the Village hall last Saturday, 27th October, and by the large numbers filling the hall (people were apparently queuing to get in before the event opened at 12), it got off to a thriving start. By 2.30pm the hall was so crowded it was hard to …

Marine News

By John Kinsman, COASTWATCH ST MONANS, east Fife. Did sonar cause unexplained deaths? Scientists are investigating why 75 deep water whales washed up on Scottish and Irish coasts during August and September this year. Most are Cuvier’s beaked whales, which are among the deepest diving whales on the planet. Experts said 45 badly decomposed beaked …