Scottish Cabinet visit to Aberdeen

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her cabinet of the Scottish Government visited Aberdeen last night to take part in a public meeting with citizens to answer some questions from the public as to what the Scottish Government is doing to address their concerns.  Questions ranged from local issues, such as the controversial Marischal Square development project, to international issues, such as the current fall in the oil price and the upcoming TTIP legislation.  All-in-all it appears that this exercise of…

My Video Game Slump

Do you ever get the feeling at some point where you slowly realise that something or someone that you used to have great fun with, spend a lot of time with and really care about doesn’t actually do all of those things any more.  It’s not necessarily an overnight thing, and there’s not necessarily a reason for it, but it’s definitely not the same.  As melodramatic as it may seem, that’s how I’ve felt about video games for the last…

Cashing in on football’s heart

Long ago football was the sport of the common people and the working class.  It was common people and the working class that would fill the terraces to watch games on a Saturday afternoon and long ago even the players were just normal people playing the game they loved at a high level. Today, Sky and BT secured the rights to screen Barclays Premier League matches here in the UK between the 2016/17 and 2018/19 seasons.  The incredible news, though,…

State of the Polls: February 2015

You might have noticed that generally the poll of polls in the months running up to elections are fairly static. The Conservatives and Labour have hovered in and around the 33% mark for months and months, since the independence referendum here in Scotland last September at least, and you might think then that the idea of polling months before an election might be a little worthless. There’s some truth to that, but at this stage of an election it’s the…

Songs of the Month: January 2015

January’s a month of greyness and the rather tough return to reality after the Christmas and New Year festivities really lends itself to finding solace in some good music. While there have been plenty of new tracks out this month, for some reason I’ve found myself listening to old and forgotten tracks that normally fall foul of the skip button on my iPod. A few of them are mixed in here along with some new stuff that is just as…

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