Is Scotland on the right climate change path?

The UK Committee on Climate Change has produced its latest report to the Scottish Parliament on Scotland’s steps towards ‘net zero’ and projecting how these will go. It does not make for encouraging reading. Let’s start with what it says that...

Why are care inspections decreasing?

Today it was revealed that only four per cent of whistle-blowing cases in care homes were properly followed up by the regulator. To understand this properly it helps to look at the overall picture. In 2001 the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 was introduced, one...

The least a budget can be

Details of the Scottish Budget have been announced. Is there any substance in it? The quick answer is no, not really. This may be an example of the largest gap yet between government rhetoric and government action. It is worth noting that the media release (for a...

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