Is the investment promised in Scotland if it accepts free ports of a scale that makes the decision impossible? Almost certainly not.
There have been big claims about the jobs to result from the ScotWind sell-off but the reality of the proposed action to secure them tells a very different story
The ScotWind auction has just handed almost total control of Scotland’s energy future to overseas corporations for what looks like a pitifully small sum
Claims that a substantial Council Tax rise are essential and too damaging to consider are both correct and will continue to be true until it is replaced
The UK Climate Change Committee’s new report to the Scottish Parliament makes sobering reading for those who believe Scotland is a ‘climate leader’
The remit of the Scottish Government’s Covid Inquiry is pretty comprehensive and its Chair predictable but solid – but information is still being held back and the reasons for this are not clear
New figures show a new low in the proportion of investigations into care providers – but separate figures show quite the opposite for investigations into the workforce. What is going on?
The Scottish Budget is about as stand still as it gets, but bodes ill both for local government and for the prospects of a National Care Service – and Climate Change action
In England an independent Coroner system has produced clear warnings about Covid failures. There is no comparator in Scotland because we do not have an independent Coroner system, so we are in the dark
A spike in support of independence is entirely in line with the pattern of previous polls rather than representing anything new – but there is a visible change in attitudes to currency in the movement
The Scottish Government’s response to the report of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland is basically a rejection of the whole report in favour of a restatement of what is already being done
The Scottish Government’s steps to crack down on single use plastics are anything but courageous, dodging big business and instead targeting small businesses