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Should Snare Traps be Banned ?

black rabbits in the cliffs at Marwick Orkney

“The Scottish SPCA strongly supports this announcement by the Scottish Government. As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we have long called for an outright ban on the use of snares due to the level of suffering an animal is caused.” – Scottish SPCA Chief Superintendent Mike Flynn

Emma Roddick MSP: Ferries, Funding & the EU

“Having used inter-island ferries in Orkney over the summer, I recognise the challenge for the councils in the Northern Isles and other Scottish local authorities that have responsibility for ferries. That is why the Scottish Government has provided more than £136 million over the past five years to support the running of these services around Scotland.”

Places I have been:- Ouagadougou

the city scape of Ouagadougou with lots of high rise block type buildings

Sometime ago I travelled to Burkina Faso for work. This is a description of what happened and how I saw the trip. It has some humour is has some observations about the country or more specifically the Capital Ouagadougou. Things almost certainly will have changed since then, some for the better some for the worse, the country is now influenced by the Wagner Group.

Obituary: The Late Dr Winnie Ewing

profile picture of a smiling Winnie Ewing when she was in her late 70s

“She was one of the most generous people one would ever meet, hosting meetings, dinners & other social events. She would send encouragement to local people of all ages setting up new businesses of all kinds. Winnie struck up lasting friendships with people like Marjorie Linklater, also an SNP supporter & women’s rights campaigner from her early years. “