Tag Archives: Scottish Government

National Priorities in Education – what does the law say?

On Monday, I was fortunate to be in the audience while the First Minister gave a speech on education.  In that speech, she set out “twin priorities of improving attainment for all children and tackling the attainment gap between children … Continue reading

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Falkland Islanders “Better Together”

Earlier this week, the denizens of the Falkland Islands voted by an overwhelming majority to remain as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom.  This result was not unexpected, but are there any lessons to be learned for our own … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

The Scottish Government, along with its equivalents in Wales, Northern Ireland and .. um .. the rest of the United Kingdom are consulting on proposals to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. Standardised packaging is likely to mean no branding, a … Continue reading

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Church of (an independent) Scotland – Part 2

With all this talk of an independent Scotland on the horizon, there is one question which leaps immediately to the front of one’s mind: What impact would independence have on the constitutional position of the Church of Scotland? At least, … Continue reading

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Ukraine in the Neck!

Council refuses to refund “illegal” parking fines 17 April 2008 The City of Edinburgh Council collected thousands of pounds of parking fines from cars parked outside the Ukrainian Consulate in Edinburgh over an eighteen month period from August 2006 to … Continue reading

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