'Protect Our Future': 4 steps Scotland can take to ditch the great private finance swindle
Campaign launched for public investment in the public interest
A NEW CAMPAIGN has been launched today (Monday 6 February) to get the Scottish Government to ditch its private finance schemes and replace the private infrastructure body, Scottish Futures Trust (SFT), with a state investment company.
Scotland the absent: Holyrood left missing from UK brexit white paper
UK Government fails to outline any detail on new post-Brexit relationship with Scotland
THE BREXIT WHITE PAPER, published today (Thursday 2 February) by the UK Government has come under fire for lacking any detail or substantive references to Scotland.
David Davis, the UK minister for exiting the EU, reiterated the UK commitment to “strengthening the union” that prime minister Theresa May had given in a her Brexit speech last month.
Industrial experts muster for a sustainable Scottish science drive
Campaigners for a circular economy meet to discuss policy ideas for better technology and governance
A SUSTAINABLE SCOTLAND is the ambition of experts in engineering and renewable firms to politicians and students, all attending a conference on sustainable innovation in Edinburgh this month.
The event will look at technological solutions to waste, economic stagnation and explore ideas such as the universal basic income and city-wide renewable heating systems.
Greens reject Labour invitation to "progressive alliance" over Scottish budget
Scottish Greens shun Labour to focus on negotiating with Scottish Government ahead of budget talks
SCOTTISH LABOUR has received a rebuke from the Scottish Green party for walking away from the prospect of any negotiation on the deadlock over the Scottish budget this week.
The comments follow an open letter sent to Green co-convener Patrick Harvie by Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale asking for a “progressive alliance” against the Scottish Government.
Campaigners turn the screw for a full ban as @scotgov launches fracking consultation
As fracking consultation opens to the public, groups mobilised to demand a final full ban
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS have told the Scottish Government that a full ban on fracking in Scotland is necessary to uphold public health and energy sustainability.
UK-Saudi jet raiders released on bail after daring disarm attempt
Anti-war activists attempt to disarm UK-Saudi planes as May puts Turkey and Gulf monarchies at heart of her post-Brexit trade strategy
A PAIR OF ACTIVISTS who tried to disarm BAE fighter jets headed for Saudi Arabia at the weekend have been released on bail today (Monday 30 January).
Daniel Woodhouse, a Methodist minister from Leeds and Sam Walton a Quaker activist have both been released on bail pending charges after breaking into British Aerospace Engineering’s (BAE) Warton warehouse.
Scottish business demands UK Gov guarantee for EU nationals in Scotland
Small business chambers come out to defend freedom of movement for Scottish economy
THE FEDERATION OF SMALL BUSINESS in Scotland has demanded that the UK Government guarantee the right to stay for EU nationals living in Scotland.
Following its own research, which shows Scotland’s economy would be severely hit by exiting the European Union and single market, the body asked for assurances that Scottish business would be able to attract top talent.
May blasted for “subservience to US interests” ahead of Trump trade meeting
Financial experts and social justice campaigners express grave concern over standards and economic sense of May-Trump post-Brexit deal
A UK-US trade deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump would result in lower agricultural standards and leave UK consumers at the mercy of US interests according to campaigners and financial experts.
The criticisms come ahead of May’s trip to the US tomorrow (Friday 27 January) to meet Trump for the first time as she struggles to define UK trade post-Brexit.
Glasgow renewable firm poised for expansion into Africa and US
Renewables company is one of many to branch out from UK trading to American and African energy markets
A GLASGOW BASED company is set to advance into the energy markets of Africa and the US with a newly developed renewable energy generator.
CCL Components builds hybrid power battery systems which can store and give power to areas that are far off the grid and therefore ideal for parts of the global south lacking direct energy infrastructure.