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Scottish Greens joined thousands of young people today on marches in Scottish cities calling for urgent action to tackle the Climate Emergency. Alison Johnstone MSP and Andy Wightman MSP joined co-leader Lorna Slater at an enormous march in Edinburgh, Patrick Harvie MSP and Ross Greer MSP joined strikers in Glasgow, Mark Ruskell MSP was...
I was in The Meadows and spoke to some of young people taking part in the march just before it began. Why do you think those in power aren’t paying enough attention to your cause? Josie, 15, Broughton High School told me : “They just think it’s not a...
Thousands of protesters marched down the Royal Mile to Holyrood today demanding action on climate change. Some unions and political parties were also represented in a file of people which took an hour to pass us by. Dylan Hamilton, a member of Scottish Youth Climate Strike that...
Sandy Boyd, the Trinity High School pupil who is behind the organisation of today's climate change strike, met with council leaders yesterday at the City Chambers. Although he has appeared as a deputation on previous occasions he declined to do so this time saying that he found the fact that councillors could...
From 10.00am the relatively small group of protesters had steadily, stealthily grown into hundreds, then thousands in The Meadows.  Suddenly, swarms of people had arrived from every direction.  Two children wielded a megaphone, chanting in support of their cause.  One marcher arrived armed with a boom box strapped to his back, up-tempo music filling the air...

Letter from Scotland

Does anyone else feel we are getting a little lost?  Are we walking through a hedge?  Is Birnham wood coming to Dunsinane?  We are surrounded by confusion and turmoil -   Brexit, independence, climate change. Who’s in charge? Parliament, the law lords, the Queen, the people? Where are we heading ? What's...
The Educational Institute of Scotland has written to all Scottish local authorities urging them not to punish pupils who take part in planned anti-climate change strike action. It is thought that many pupils across Scotland will join people around the world in taking action to highlight the dangers of climate change later today....
A man has been sentenced to 12-months in prison after an illegal firearm was seized by police at his home in Midlothian. Acting on intelligence, officers from the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) executed a warrant at a home in Arbuthnot Road, Loanhead. Steven Seaton, now aged 46, was...
The Quaich Project is holding an event in New York to launch an international fundraising campaign and they want to take a young Scottish musician with them to perform alongside some big Scottish stars. The project began with a private donation of £5 million from Edinburgh businessman Norman Springford which he provided...
The council has agreed to move its bold transformational plans for the city centre forward. At today's full council meeting, despite an amendment from the Conservatives demanding more detail, the strategy is now a central part of the council's business programme. The proposed pedestrian zone on Waverley Bridge
Roberta Hall McCarron, head chef and co-owner of The Little Chartroom in Edinbugh has won Breakthrough Chef of the Year at this year’s national Food and Travel Awards. Roberta opened The Little Chartroom in Albert Place in June 2018 with her husband Shaun. Since then the restaurant has gone from strength to strength. In the space of a year the restaurant...
Rotary – what is it all about? Have you ever seen this wheel, on a poster or a hotel plaque, and wondered what a Rotary Club is? Well, a Rotary Club is a group of people who enjoy friendship and fellowship, but whose main raison d'être is “Service above Self” meaning that they...
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