Songs of the Month: April 2017

What’s been a great year for music continues with some stellar tracks this month too. The theme, if there is one as such, might be that of redemption – with the artists here all releasing songs I really like after hitting a perhaps less than golden patch of music. As a heads-up for next month, though, there’s expected to be new CHVRCHES music and LCD Soundsystem perhaps too – so these tracks should count themselves lucky to enjoy their time in the limelight before being — Read more →

Dingwall & Seaforth Council Election 2017

UPDATE: Results for this ward, and all Highland Council wards, are available here. The Scottish Local Elections are happening on Thursday May 4th, and while for many they might be the most unglamorous elections, they are quite important. I live in the Dingwall and Seaforth ward of Highland Council, so I’ll be able to elect four councillors to represent the interests of the ward in the council chambers of Inverness for the next five years.  This is the first time I’ve been able to “re-vote” on — Read more →

Mass Effect: Andromeda – Review

Mass Effect: Andromeda marks the first entry in the series in five years, and the start of a new trilogy that breaks away from the original and forges its own path, in another galaxy no less. Andromeda takes the classic elements of Mass Effect gameplay and story and transports them into a new style and much more explorable world. But all of this comes at a cost, with the gameplay lore and presentation of the game lacking the shine and engagement of its predecessors. Story — Read more →

Your Guide to the 2017 Scottish Local Elections

When are the elections? The Scottish local elections take place on Thursday May 4th, with voting open between 7am and 10pm. What are the elections for? Across the country, voters will be able to elect a total of 1,219 councillors to 32 local authority councils.  Each voter will be able to elect multiple councillors to represent their ward, which is essentially a “constituency” for the local authority, to serve for the next five years. In each council, an administration shall be formed to oversee the — Read more →

The Snap Election

So, it’s happened.  Theresa May has called a snap general election for the 8th of June, and with Labour’s support in Parliament it will happen.  So much for a year without quiet elections, eh? At the moment it looks as though we’ll see a clear Conservative win, as an average of the recent polls see the Tories picking up votes from Labour and UKIP while the Lib Dems take votes from the Tories and Labour: Con Lab UKIP LibDem SNP Green Other 44% 25% 10% — Read more →