Extinction Rebellion ‘Begins at Home’

By Catherine Early Climate change campaigners are gearing up for action on an international day of protest on 15th April by encouraging activists to hold talks in their homes. Small venues are just as good as big for educating and enlisting new members, according to Extinction Rebellion (XR). Ahead of a planned international day of …

The London March, 23 March 2019

A report and pictures from Arran resident Sally Campbell who joined the one million rally last weekend in London, calling on the government to end the Brexit deadlock with a People’s Vote. Enjoy the placards! A million plus walked (or shuffled, progress very slow due to density of the crowd). So why go? • To …

Local MP speaks out as UK government suffers third Brexit defeat

Patricia Gibson, MP for North Ayrshire and Arran, has spoken out after yet another shambolic week of chaos at Westminster over the UK Government’s Brexit plans. Any last semblance of government control vanished, as MPs voted to take charge of the parliamentary timetable, undertaking a series of ‘indicative votes’ on our future relationship with the …

Local MP tackling gambling-related harm

A report from Patricia Gibson, MP for North Ayrshire and Arran While it appears that the UK Parliament is struggling to get anything done due to a pre-occupation with Brexit, MPs continue to address important issues affecting their communities, unrelated to our membership of the European Union. Last week I participated in a debate about …

A Scotland – Canada Partnership

The New Scotland – Canada Social Enterprise Partnership By Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North In February, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP announced a landmark international agreement to grow and sustain social enterprises in Scotland and Canada. The Social Enterprise Academy, which provides learning and development for the sector in Scotland, has now launched a …

An Open Connected Country

  Here MSP for Cunninghame North, Kenneth Gibson discusses how important it is to maintain our cross-cultural and creative links with Europe, at a time when our political and economic connections are subsiding.   With the UK on the brink of leaving the EU, Scotland’s role as an open, connected country is more important than ever. While …