The Need for a Scottish Visa

A report by Kenneth Gibson, MSP  The SNP Government has unveiled proposals for a new Scottish Visa to address depopulation and the growing risk of a skills gap. The proposals have been designed to work under devolution but the principles and practical measures proposed could be adapted for an independent Scotland. Under the current constitutional …

A new strategy to protect Scotland’s environment

This article was originally published by Scottish Environment on 25th February 2020. Feature image: Suilven, image credit Sandra Graham. Scotland’s leading environment charities have welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement today of a vision and outcomes for an environment strategy, applauding the government’s commitment to restore nature and end Scotland’s contribution to climate change. They have …

Students seek to take Climate Education into their own hands

Written by Frances Rankin, originally published in DeSmog 26.02.20 Students last week took their education into their own hands and launched a climate emergency education bill in parliament, to call for rapid education reform and with the hopes of gaining support from MPs. Their calls contrast starkly with similar bills introduced by Conservative MP Christopher …

Providing 1,000 Computers for Malawi

A report by Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North. The SNP Government has provided 1,000 used computers to African trainee teachers and students through its latest donation in partnership with the Turing Trust. The computers are no longer suitable for corporate use and will be sent to educational projects in Malawi. This is the second …

London Plane Tree

By Brian Larkin Brian Larkin is a Coordinator for XR Peace, the coalition of peace groups that aims to address the links between war, militarism and the climate crisis. He was arrested blocking the entrance to BAE Systems, on the steps of the MOD and at the Supreme Court after police banned XR protests in …