Is Scotland really unique? – Part 1

Assynt North-West Highlands A response by Margaret Johnstone to Gerry Hassan’s recent article in The National, on those who voted No in 2014. Gerry Hassan’s article records the views of a number of people in a focus group on why they voted NO in 2014. Some felt Scotland wasn’t ready, others felt there was insufficient … Read more

The Wall – Le Mur

Photograph © Pascal Moreau, City walls of Aigues-Mortes, Languedoc By Russell Bruce Message to my French friends Pascal et Al line and anyone else listening to Scotland’s pleas. Le Mur c’est formidable et parfaite pour le frontière entre l’Ecosse et l’Angleterre. L’Europe toujours. Translation: The wall is brilliant and perfect for the border between Scotland … Read more

Dear England

By Russell Bruce Dear People of England, We are worried about you. Your government is not giving you the true picture on the Covid-19 pandemic in your country. People in Leicester were surprised by the sudden new lockdown when they understood that the virus was in retreat. The local authority had not been given the … Read more

Polls and donkeys

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Russell Bruce Boris’s star is falling in line with any regard for his governmental competence. Failing stars burn out and that might just be Boris Johnson’s fate even though he does little to over-exert himself in his part time role as PM. Donkeys … Read more

Does Boris plan to turn the population in England into an army of virus slayers?

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Fatality rates By Russell Bruce The new message for England speaks in nonsense riddles. Stay alert? Control the Virus? As the stats in our headline graphics show England is in no position to rush ahead in loosening the lockdown strategy. Johnson’s Brexit government is … Read more

To mask or not to mask?

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Equality Nation In photographs and videos, and in streets and supermarkets, we see people wearing face masks. It’s particularly noticeable abroad where most appear to have been able to buy or acquire supplies. Wearing masks is compulsory in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. … Read more

People are above kings: A nation is its people

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Declaration of Arbroath By Equality Nation Declaration: the letter of liberty The Declaration of Arbroath – 6th April 1320 Enjoy, and be grateful to those who contributed to this film and those who made it to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the signing of … Read more

Time for a rant

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Rick Walthew -thoughtful rant Rick Walthew lets off a bit of steam. It is often good to let it out and move on with what matters in your daily life. Daily life has changed for everybody and ten years of austerity have impacted on … Read more

Right royal lunatics

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Right royal lunatics preening at Cheltenham By Russell Bruce The news that Prince Charles has isolated to his oversized ‘but and ben’ has caused a storm of outrage. By tradition, a ‘but and ben’ has 2 rooms rather than the 3 storey Birkhall at … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon: Information, Compassion and Hope

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. First Minister of Scotland Covid-19 With flawless delivery and leadership. 📺 Today First Minister @NicolaSturgeon delivered an address to the nation on coronavirus (#COVIDー19) ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/BDxd08XqpP — Scottish Government (@scotgov) March 20, 2020 You can find similar content on our blog: https://thaimassagegreenock.co.uk/blog/ Please let … Read more

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