Lamlash Fish Farm: A Message from COAST

Thanks to everyone who attended the COAST public meetings where we discussed and explored our community’s opinions on the Scottish Salmon Company’s (SSC) proposal to double the production of salmon in the waters of Lamlash Bay and potential development at other sites. As promised, we’d like to share with you: How you can help A …

A Quiet Passion at the Corrie Film Club

Corrie Film Club The film for the 14th of January will be A Quiet Passion (UK/Belgium. 2016. Directed by Terence Davies. 126 mins Cert.12A)  This is a finely detailed portrait of Emily Dickinson, from girlhood to later years, a reclusive poet whose work was only recognised after her death. A thoughtful, profoundly serious film, that …

Unready Scotland

      Unready Scotland A report by David Mackenzie and Jane Tallents for Nukewatch UK has highlighted the lack of preparation by Scottish public authorities for an incident involving the transport of nuclear weapons materials across the country. Such transport convoys travel between the Aldermaston and Burghfield atomic weapons plants in Berkshire and Coulport …

Mans Inhumanity to Man – 100 Years of Balfour

by Stephen Brown As the year 2017 closes our thoughts may turn to Burns and ‘Auld Lang Syne’ but it is perhaps timely to consider another quote from the bard –  ‘Mans inhumanity to man, Makes countless thousands mourn!’ Written in 1784 but apposite to the plight of the Palestinian people today – 100 years on …

… and a Merry Christmas from CalMac

On the 22nd of December the CalMac ferry Loch Linnhe was on sea trials around Great Cumbrae and we noticed (on Marine Traffic) that the Master had created a seasonal message for us all.

And Finally: Scotland in Europe – A Message from Alyn Smith MEP

It has been a long year, and the ongoing failures of the Brexiters gives no joy to the rest of us tied to the train crash they have set in motion. This week we finally saw some of the UK’s fabled impact assessments. There were no revelations since much of what they contained was simply …