Archives / 2012 / January

Syria: Refugee crisis worsens as West supports fractured insurgent coalition

Syria: Refugee crisis worsens as West supports fractured insurgent coalition

UN Special Envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, has said that Syrians want “real change” Scottish news: Syria – Refugee crisis worsens as West supports fractured insurgent coalition by Christine Orr UN Chief, Valerie Amos, has this week accused Syria of firing mortar bombs near the Jordanian border to prevent refugees fleeing the country. Amos stated that this bombing was “getting wo... »

Channel 4 rumoured to become primary Scottish broadcasting channel

Channel 4 rumoured to become primary Scottish broadcasting channel

    Scottish News: Channel 4 rumoured to become primary Scottish broadcasting channel Speaking at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival in August, Alex Salmond announced broadcasting plans for an independent Scotland. The first minister told delegates that he envisaged negotiations following independence would include dividing both the assets and the liabilities of the U.K... »

News in Scotland Thursday

News in Scotland Thursday

Chief Secretary to the treasury, Danny Alexander, has ignited a dispute with the SNP over whether Scotland subsidises the UK or the other way round Scottish News: News in Scotland -Thursday Channel 4 offered key role in independent Scotland Channel 4 (C4) has been highlighted as a potential Scottish broadcasting station by the first minister. Alex Salmond outlined plans in August to replace BBC Sc... »

Pussy riot appeal adjourned

Pussy riot appeal adjourned

Russian punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ are appealing against a 2 year jail sentence Scottish news: Pussy riot appeal adjourned by Pamela Paterson A court in Russia has adjourned an appeal hearing for punk band Pussy Riot after one of the members of the band sacked her lawyer. The hearing will resume next week on 10 October after Yekaterina Samutsevich rejected one of her lawyers and argued tha... »

Women for Independence launches

Women for Independence launches

Political icon Margo MacDonald is a key role model for attracting women to the ‘yes’ cause by Roisin O’Brien Scottish news: Women for Independence launches Former Scottish Socialist Party MSP Carolyn Leckie has today praised the newly launched Women for Independence campaign as a place to listen to other women’s views on independence. Ms Leckie has stated she is sick of “watching... »

News in Scotland Monday

News in Scotland Monday

Ed Miliband has said admitted that Scots may vote ‘yes’ in Scotland’s independence rerferendum in 2014 Scottish news: News in Scotland – Monday SCOTLAND Women for Independence campaign launched A campaign encouraging women to vote “yes” on the Scottish independence referendum has been launched. “Women for Independence” is supported by Jeane Freeman, who was a key member of ... »

Scottish independence: David Cameron intervenes again over Scots referendum

Scottish independence: David Cameron intervenes again over Scots referendum

Westminster has intervened again over Scotland’s independence referendum Scottish independence: David Cameron intervenes again over Scots referendum by Aya Kawanishi Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday infuriated the Scottish government by attempting to pressure Scottish ministers into a ‘deal’ on Scotland’s independence referendum by September and with an emphasis on a single-question re... »

New YouGov poll has mixed message for pro and anti

New YouGov poll has mixed message for pro and anti

A new YouGov poll shows an increase in support for independencesince the SNP’s historic Scottish election victory last year Scottish news: New YouGov poll has mixed message for pro- and anti-independence parties A new opinion poll has shown that support for independence has grown since the SNP’s landslide election in May last year and that the gap between those supporting independence and th... »

Edinburgh Interactive Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Edinburgh Interactive Celebrates 10th Anniversary

 The 10th Edinburgh Interactive Conference runs from 9-11th of August Scottish news: Edinburgh Interactive Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Phil Harris In the midst of the Edinburgh Festival, fringe et al, is the 10th Anniversary of the Edinburgh Interactive Conference. A tour de force of videogames industry developers and speakers, both new and longstanding, in one of the longest running games rela... »

News in Scotland Wednesday

News in Scotland Wednesday

Prime Minister David Cameron continues to attempt to pressurise the Scottish government over its independence referendum proceedings Scottish news: Top stories roundup – Wednesday Scotland London interferes in Scottish referendum timetable again In yet another attempt by Westminster to influence Scotland’s independence referendum proceedings, Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday infu... »

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