In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller takes a look at the furore surrounding the alleged sexual misconduct of former First Minister Alex Salmond, who won a court case against the Scottish Government this week over its handling of the investigation.
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Timon Moss: Scotland has some catching up to do on community-led housing
Timon Moss, a housing researcher and planner, outlines his vision for a community-led housing model in Scotland, showing real-life examples from the rest of UK and further afield and highlighting legal impediments in Scotland to this model flourishing here
The Scottish economy lost £9.2 billion from financial outflows in 2017, think-tank finds
Fraser of Allander and Common Weal raise questions about the benefits of foreign direct investment, which the Scottish Government has said is a “key priority”
THE Fraser of Allander Institute has found that £9.2 billion of economic value created in Scotland, equivalent to 5.5 per cent of Scottish GDP, left the country in 2017, leading to questions being asked about whether Scotland really benefits from extensive foreign ownership of its economy.
Tourism businesses backs Edinburgh tourist tax in consultation, despite industry lobby opposition
85 per cent of respondents issued strong support for the proposals, with nine per cent strongly opposed.
A MAJORITY of businesses and accommodation providers have backed proposals for a tourist tax in an Edinburgh City Council consultation, in contradiction to the tourist industry lobby which has made high-profile attempts to oppose the plans.
Alex Salmond wins case against @ScotGov over handling of sexual harassment claims
Former FM says Scottish Government "made an abject surrender" and calls for Permanent Secretary to consider her position
FORMER First Minister Alex Salmond has won his case against the Scottish Government after it admitted it had breached guidelines in investigating allegations of sexual harassment against him.
Judge Lord Pentland told the Court of Session in Edinburgh that the Scottish Government had acted unlawfully “in respect that they were procedurally unfair" and "tainted with apparent bias".
Max Wiszniewski: As the shooting season ends, it's time for a new beginning on Scotland's grouse moors
Max Wiszniewski, Campaign manager for the Revive coalition which seeks reform of Scotland’s grouse moors, says an ambitious project to transform Scotland’s grouse moors can literally change the face of Scotland for the better
IT’S all very well talking about radically reforming or banning driven grouse shooting but you need to show there is something you can replace it with.
#ScottishBudget Reaction: Patrick Harvie, Poverty Alliance, IPPR Scotland, Child Poverty Action Group, PCS + more
Reaction to the Budget from across Scottish politics and civil society
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT Finance Minister Derek Mackay has delivered his draft Budget to the Scottish Parliament.
Mackay has proposed to maintain income tax rates as they were, increase public sector pay by 3 per cent for those earning under 36.5k per year, and have real terms funding increases for Healthcare and Early Years & Childcare.
CommonSpace has rounded up reaction to the budget from politicians, think tanks, trade unions and others.
Craig Dalzell: This is a mitigation Budget - Scotland desperately needs the powers to chart its own course
Craig Dalzell, head of policy & research at Common Weal, gives his take on the Scottish Government’s draft budget for 2019/20 announced today [12 December]
THE first draft of the Scottish budget possibly wasn’t the highest profile piece of news to come out this week, given the state of Brexit and the impending no confidence vote on Theresa May.