Save the Brains and Save Ourselves

The story of a family and a nation on the brink of losing it's way

In just five days the Brain family, Gregg, Lachlan and Kathryn pictured above, will be deported from Britain by the Home Office on account of their visas running out.  The family, who have made their home here in Dingwall, will be forced on a plane to the other side of the world despite being fantastic contributors to the local community.  It’s a national embarrassment that this is happening, and we need to do whatever we can to make sure it doesn’t happen. The story of — Read more →

Sàbhail na Brains ‘s Sàbhail ar Dùthcha

An ceann còig latha thèid an teaghlach Brain, Gregg, Lachlan ‘s Kathryn a th’ air dealbhachadh gu h-àrd, cur à Bhreatainn le Oifis na Dùthcha air sgath ‘s gu bheil iad na visas aca air crìochnachadh.  Thèid an teaghlach, a th’ air an dachaigh aca a’ dhèanamh an seo ann an Inbhir Pheofharain fhèin, a chur air plèana gu taobh thall an t-saoghal, ged a tha iad na buill mhath de choimhearsnachd na sgìre.  ‘S e maslachadh a bhios seo don dùthaich againn, agus feumaidh — Read more →

The Pensions Time-bomb

Pensions are a cornerstone of our welfare system, and something that despite the growing differences between the political parties in our country remains untouched – but with a quickly aging population and a growing spend on pensions, it’s an area that we desperately need to fix before it gets out of control. The pensions system is a minefield both economically and politically, and there are many contradictions and dilemmas that need to be addressed before reaching any sort of conclusion on where to go next. — Read more →

Ross County 2015-16 Season Review

Once again we’ve reached the end of the football season, and even though the pain of Scotland’s failure to reach Euro 2016 will echo through much of the upcoming months it’s been softened greatly by the fact that Ross County have had one of their best seasons ever. Ross County have cemented themselves as a top flight club and done so in some style by storming to their second top-six finish in their four year stint in the Premiership and of course winning their first — Read more →

2016 Scottish Parliament Election constituency results

Here is a full breakdown of the constituency results from the 2016 Holyrood election.  You can find a full summary of all results, including those from the regional list, here. Navigate between pages using the links below: A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    K    L    M    N    O    P    R    S    U Aberdeen Central (North-East) Votes % Change Scottish National Party Kevin Stewart 11,648 43.62% 3.6 Scottish Labour Lewis MacDonald 7,299 27.33% -10.2 Scottish Conservatives Tom Mason 6,022 22.55% 10.2 Scottish Lib Dems Ken McLeod 1,735 6.50% -2.8 Aberdeen Donside (North-East) Votes % Change Scottish National Party Mark McDonald 17,339 — Read more →