Ross, Skye and Lochaber General Election 2017

The 2017 General Election takes place next Thursday, and while almost everyone is focussing on what the national results will be – the reality of the election is that it’s made up of 650 unique contests across the UK that decide who represents the people living there. I’m from Dingwall, but this is my first General Election being able to vote for a candidate in Ross, Skye and Lochaber – after voting in Aberdeen North back in 2015. This constituency was dominated by Charles Kennedy, — Read more →

Fixing Word formatting errors in Notepad++ and Brackets

Microsoft Word is still the best word processor out there, and because of this it’s got a wide range of interoperability with other programmes that deal with text. The problem is that sometimes this interoperability doesn’t work universally, and some of the things that Word does to make your document seem prettier – like automatically formatting characters – ends up being a problem. I use Notepad++ a lot for small bits of plain text or code, and Brackets for larger projects, and sometimes this code — Read more →

Ross County 2016-17 Season Review

It’s fair to say that 2017-18 was a mixed season for Ross County.  Coming on the back of our 2nd top six finish and the amazing achievement of lifting the League Cup, from the start there wasn’t much chance that we’d manage to top last season.  But while there were lots of reasons to be concerned through the season, in the end we finished strongly and took 7th place – which I’d certainly have taken at the start of the season. It all started so — Read more →

General Election 2017: 17 days to go

It’s been a bit of a whirlwhind, but it’s been over four weeks now since Theresa May shocked the country by calling a snap election, and now it’s only 17 days til polling day. A lot has changed in that time, and there’s still lots that could go fantastically well or horribly wrong for May’s Government or Corbyn’s opposition – but just where it will go next is anybody’s guess.   At the start of the election the polls had the Tories on course for — Read more →