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

UK ‘Single [wee] Market’ threat to Scotland

Ideological vandalism By Equality Nation and Russell Bruce The proposed UK Govt Internal Market Bill will create a “level playing field” across the UK for trade negotiations with the EU which will be imposed on Scotland, Wales & N Ireland. Is this the end of the road for Scotland’s high quality food and drink industry? … 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

100 days of WHO reports – time to get masked up

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Russell Bruce 29th April marked 100 days of WHO (World Health Organisation) daily reports on Covid-19. This is the first major epidemic to hit Europe and the US to such an extent since the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. Masks were an established part … 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

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

Closing down and staying open

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Screen image C4 By Russell Bruce This is not the contradiction in terms it might seem. As borders close and events are cancelled it is vital that information, food and medicines can continue to flow as freely and safely as possible. The internet is … Read more

Millions and billions for the NHS is not good enough!

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. By Russell Bruce The money is welcome no question, but just throwing money at the problem without a cohesive package of measures to ensure health boards can make best use of the money is to con people into a false sense of security that … Read more

Slaughter of the lambs

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Questions over future of lamb. Photograph Russell Bruce for Newsnet By Russell Bruce Farmers want to know how they can survive when crashing out of the EU means sales of lamb to EU markets will dry up because of 40% tariffs. The question has … Read more

Such a parcel o’ rogues 1

Greenock, Scotland news and updates. This post was provided by Newsnet.scot. Bank of Scotland note of 1723 Part 1 By Russell Bruce With the state of the Union in a unholy mess and England and Scotland at odds over the future and with different objectives for relations with the EU, it seemed timely to republish … Read more

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