This is no longer just a question of yes and no. It is, rather, a question of whether we want a fully functioning, vibrant Scottish democracy with every available power – or direct rule from a political culture at odds with our worldview, democratic culture, aspirations, health and economic wellbeing.
The Harray men who went for gold
“In the late summer of 1835, 19-year old Joseph Clouston, who had been born in Stromness but was then living at Nisthouse in Harray, arrived at the coastal town of Anamaboe.”
Putting Dogma Before Development: DFID RIP
“DFID’s leading work on gender inequality is widely praised as being amongst the most impactful in dealing with poverty.”
Are Our Food Standards and Farming Industry Under Threat of a ‘Stack it high, Sell it low’ Mindset ?
“We must maintain our integrity throughout everything that we do—environmental standards, animal health and welfare and so on.” Jonnie Hall, Director of Policy for NFU Scotland
Aberdeen and Augsburg And The Northern Renaissance
“A shared digital humanities approach to these sources on a new scale offers the potential to enhance our understanding of the advancements of the northern renaissance.” Dr Jackson Armstrong
Orkney, Shetland and The Merchants of Bremen and Hamburg
A major research project is to get underway investigating trade links in early modern Europe.
Scotch Beef Back on the Menu in Canada
“I was impressed by the quality and standards of the beef industry in Scotland, and excited that we are the first restaurant in Canada to have Scotch Beef on the menu.”
Growing Scotland’s Trade with the USA
“This visit will build on the existing links between our countries and provide new opportunities for us to work together and share expertise in areas such as energy and renewables, life sciences and innovation, and FinTech.”
Importing from the EU After Brexit: Updated Advice
The UK may be leaving the EU this Friday, 12th of April and it also may be with No Deal. If this happens the UK Government has issued advice to those wishing to import good from EU countries.
Total value of exports from Scotland (excluding oil and gas):£81.4billion
Scotland’s quality food and drink is 18% (£5.9billion) of all our international exports. Most of this – 74% – is from the Whisky sector (£4.4billion).