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Talking Point: Save your energy

Posted on: 6 November 2013

With the prospect of low-income househo

Talking Point: A referendum challenge

Posted on: 23 October 2013

The starting gun to next year’s indepen

Talking Point: The Others

Posted on: 5 October 2013

Smaller parties, it has to be said, hav

Full house

Posted on: 11 September 2013

As the summer draws to a close and business resumes across Scotland’s town halls and at Holyrood, now is a good time to cast our eye over one of the biggest local government stories of recent month

Talking Point: The Nappy Mountain

Posted on: 11 September 2013

There is nothing quite like a dustbin b

Talking point: A funny thing happened on the way to the abattoir

Posted on: 28 August 2013

As somebody who wants to at least try t

Everyone else is doing it so why cant we?

Posted on: 26 July 2013

A few years ago I remember a TV news pi

Talking point: Rural independence

Posted on: 3 July 2013

Contrary to how it often appears, the k

Talking Point: Conflicted interests

Posted on: 19 June 2013

The latest MP plunged into the murky de

Talking point: A minefield

Posted on: 5 June 2013

Scottish Coal’s collapse has raised one

Talking point: Immovable objects

Posted on: 22 May 2013

No doubt most people will have suffered

Talking point: A history lesson

Posted on: 22 April 2013

“What we are now doing to the world, by

Talking point: Brave decisions

Posted on: 8 April 2013

Scotland has been lauded far and wide f

Talking point: Trapped

Posted on: 25 March 2013

On a grainy low-lit piece of camera foo

Talking Point: High water mark

Posted on: 11 June 2010

Besides a warning last September from the then governor of Perth prison, Mike Inglis, that novel psychoactive substances are “starting to gain prominence”, use of ‘legal highs’ across the Scottish