A real Olympic legacy

The Olympics draw to a close tonight, and despite the worry and trepidation that many had before Rio 2016 the Games themselves went spectacularly well and proved, once again, to be an incredible festival of sport. Team GB had their best Games ever, clinching more medals than they managed during London 2012 – an amazing feat considering that no host country has ever outperformed themselves in the following Olympics. Britain’s medal haul was so impressive that we came 2nd in the overall table, behind only — Read more →

Clinton’s tortoise and hare Presidential race

There’s just three months left of what’s already felt like an eternal US Presidential election, but unlike in most races in almost a generation, the result seems rather certain already. Hillary Clinton has opened up a sizeable post-convention lead over Republican adversary Donald Trump, with the onslaught of negative press surrounding Trump’s gaffes including (but not limited to) offending the family of a dead Muslim-American soldier and mildly suggesting assassination of his opponent. The boffins of 538 suggest that as things stand Clinton has a — Read more →

2016/17 Scottish Premiership Predictions

The new season gets underway today and it could prove to be the most exciting in many years, with the addition of Rangers meaning that there’ll be new blood at the top of the table.  This means that teams will be moving around the league more often than they were in previous seasons though, so the excitement will flow into the top six races and relegations fights too. It may be tough to predict what’ll happen over the course of a 38 game season, but — Read more →

New site: Obraichean Gàidhlig

I’m delighted to announce today that my latest web project has gone live, and that it is Obraichean Gàidhlig – a website designed to help employers and jobseekers in the Gaelic community find each other. It’s a site that was borne out of a post-graduation sense of frustration that finding jobs related to Gaelic was a difficult task and there was no real way of keeping on top of it.  You could subscribe to alerts on different job feeds, but the results were very mixed — Read more →

Named Person – Right idea, wrong law

Today the SNP Government’s major childcare policy often known as the “named person” system was rejected in part by the UK Supreme Court, who found that some sections of the law were “incompatible” with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). News reporting of the issue so far has been incredibly sketchy and very few people have been able to accurately portray what the Supreme Court ruling actually means.  Here’s a few tweets though that sum up the situation very well from Andrew Tickell, a — Read more →