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  • Soon is a Scottish Independence

    18 October 2019

    Yes, independence for Scotland now regardless of the fact or form of Brexit, and I think we should use the Referendum Act to get on with scheduling a referendum for this spring and summer with a vote in September 2020 and demand the transfer of the necessary...

  • Krakow

    17 October 2019

    After all what is a book festival? Book fairs and festivals are community-centered events that bring books and authors and the publishing world to the reading public. Whether local, regional or niche-based, these literary events celebrate and showcase...

  • What makes Scotland Independent

    16 October 2019

    What Makes Scotland an independent country. Here's how Scotland measures upon the criteria that define an independent country or state. Space or Territory With Internationally Recognized Boundaries Boundary disputes are OK. Scotland does have internationally...

  • Freedom For Privacy

    15 October 2019

    Governments always hate things they cannot control. They will always say they need the power to stop this or that although they are the biggest abusers of power. Encryption, the internet, social media challenges the power of the State and the State will...

  • The Crucial Common words

    13 October 2019

    The Crucial Words in order to learn English Children need to learn just 100 words and 61 phonic skills to read the English language The English language looks highly irregular, but a significant part is regular, so can be learnt through core skills -...

  • Advice on Visiting Disney World

    13 October 2019

    Visiting A Disney World is like visiting a US hospital, you will be mercilessly fleeced. Methodically, deliberately, outrageously. Take it is not a joke anyone. It starts when you exit Orlando International Airport onto one of two toll freeways leading...

  • The Scottish independence is on the cards

    13 October 2019

    Scotland set for independence The Scottish National party leader, has said she will request another independence referendum from the prime minister in “a matter of weeks”. The SNP’s autumn conference in Aberdeen today, The SNP have set out imminent plans...

  • How music illuminates our lives

    13 October 2019

    Strange. I was thinking about Lloyd yesterday, and playing this and Easy Pieces - a quick shot back to being 14, 15, confused and falling in love every other school lesson. I loved this record; those clean fluid guitar lines, the half spoken non-voice,...

  • Jane Haining the Scottish Martyr in Auschwitz

    13 October 2019

    Jane Haining became the only Scottish man or woman named as “righteous among the nations,” When Jane Haining was given the opportunity to escape the Nazi invasion of Budapest, she refused to abandon the Jewish girls in her care, ultimately giving her...

  • Furniture from Auction: A pleasure

    12 October 2019

    I started buying my furniture at auction years ago when I realised that for the price of an Ikea unit made from particleboard and liable to start looking frayed before if even finished putting it together, I could get something in solid hardwood that...

  • Arabic Freedom of Speech

    08 October 2019

    Arabic Freedom of Speech now able to be read on the internet Just 0.6% of internet content is available in Arabic, despite it being the fourth most common language Recently there have been more than 2.1 million words added to the Arabic Wikipedia, including...

  • Northern Ireland. Religion and Politics 2019

    08 October 2019

    In the Northern Ireland of 2019, religion is just a handy hook to use as an excuse for violence and crimininality. For those who do not know the root of the more recent "troubles" (as opposed to partition) here is an explanation: In the 1960s there was...

  • Dundee and how they got the Victorian and Albert Museum

    06 October 2019

    Dundee and how they got the Victorian and Albert Museum. One of the most interesting aspects of the V&A in Dundee (apart from the spectacular - paid for - exhibitions) is the origin of the story. The V&A didn't approach Dundee council with the idea for...

  • Running round the park

    05 October 2019

    Running round the park Honestly the best community initiative of the last fifteen years. It's fantastic as a community event, gets people exercising and makes a real difference. I love it. I got a massive buzz on my first parkrun. I'd never done anything...

  • I love the garden

    04 October 2019

    I love my garden best in autumn. I neglect all the tidying up chores and cast my eyes up to the trees and the ever changing beautiful leaf colours. Love to see the wind sending a golden blizzard of leaves across the neglected grass and the fungi growing...

  • Rubbish cleanup in the Oceans

    03 October 2019

    A huge floating device designed by Dutch scientists to clean up an island of rubbish in the Pacific ocean that is three times the size of France has successfully picked up plastic from the high-seas for the first time. In the Great Pacific Garbage Patch....

  • Tea bags are destroying the world

    02 October 2019

    Tea bags are destroying the world Those nylon tea bags are leeching billions of microplastics into every single cup of tea and then those plastics enter into the sea and into the oceans to be eaten by the fish. tea bags are actually flooding every one...

  • Lido is a great experience

    01 October 2019

    Bains des Paquis in Geneva, a beautiful renovated 1932 lido jutting out into the lake, in the summer it's the coolest beach, and in the winter a magical spa, with sauna, hammam and Turkish baths, the plunge pool being the lake. Oh and one of the most...

  • The chestnut tree

    30 September 2019

    The chestnut tree The chestnut is the most useful tree in the world. There are 4 major species – American Chestnut (Castanea dentata), European Chestnut (C. sativa), Chinese Chestnut (C. mollissima) and Japanese Chestnut (C. crenata) and 9 less important...

  • The World Stone Skimming Championships

    29 September 2019

    Here in Oban today is a World Championship The World Stone Skimming Championships were started in 1983 by Bertie Baker , and then lay fallow until they were resurrected in 1997 by Eilean Eisdeal (The Easdale Island Community Development Group) as a fundraising...

  • wildflowers

    29 September 2019

    Pulsatilla, Sanguisorba, Wild Strawberry and Ivy are all UK natives. Blue Chicory is probably a native too. If not, it's certainly been growing in the UK since before the Romans were here. Even if they were non native botanically, it's possible to source...

  • why do teachers shout

    28 September 2019

    Instead Of Shouting… No matter how frustrated you may get with your students, yelling should never be an option. Although it often works in the moment, the cost of gaining momentary control is much too high. So instead of being that teacher, the one with...

  • flounder fish stock

    28 September 2019

    Nothing that can't make a great fish stock. The best I ever made was the result of an accidental flourish with a flounder. Went to the fish shop for a warehou to hot-smoke whole, but they didn't have any, so went home with a large flounder. It was too...

  • Saying nothing to be perceived as educated

    27 September 2019

    Saying nothing to be perceived as educated Everyone wants to sound fluent. Hesitating, even for as little as 300 milliseconds, can change how your audience perceives you – and in a surprisingly positive way. Being silent or having a pause is judged more...

  • Saying nothing to be perceived as educated

    27 September 2019

    Saying nothing to be perceived as educated Everyone wants to sound fluent. Hesitating, even for as little as 300 milliseconds, can change how your audience perceives you – and in a surprisingly positive way. Being silent or having a pause is judged more...