For immediate release: Thursday 19 January 2023 LEVELLING UP – ALBA REACTION “THIS IS NOT LEVELLING UP, ITS SHORING UP THE TORIES AND THE UNION” – MACASKILL “STICKING PLASTER WILL NOT COVER THE GAPING WOUND OF BREXIT” – HANVEY ALBA Westminster Leader Neale Hanvey MP and ALBA Depute Leader Kenny MacAskill MP have responded to the announcement today (Thursday)Continue reading “LEVELLING UP – ALBA REACTION”


Is Monday 16th January an unexpectedly red letter day in the battle for Scottish independence? What chance for principled politics for Scotland so early in the new year? Alex Salmond gave his all in leading the campaign for his country’s independence in 2014 but considered his duty to resign when his efforts came to naught.Continue reading “AN OPEN LETTER TO THE SNP”


A guest article from one of my favourite correspondents Breeks. Further to some ongoing discussion, partly on Wings, there are clearly differing opinions about whether a Plebiscite General Election would be deemed a success if it secured 30 Westminster seats, or, as others insist with some passion, whether a 50%+1 share of the vote wouldContinue reading “HERE IS AN INTERESTING TACTIC”

A Presentation on Ferry options.

This is a presentation by Dr Alf Baird to the SNP Branch in Orkney. While he is discussing the Orkney Ferries the comparisons he uses are equally true for other ferry routes in Scotland. It is produced on YFS with the kind permission of Dr Baird and Mike Robertson from the SNP Branch in Orkney.Continue reading “A Presentation on Ferry options.”

Bishops urge Scottish Government to reject “Conversion Therapy” report

Bishops urge Scottish Government to reject “Conversion Therapy” report. Monday 16 January 2023 Responding to the publication of the Scottish Government’s ‘expert’ advisory group on “Ending Conversion Practices”, Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have issued the following statement: The Church is pastorally sensitive to the experience of people who identify as homosexual. They are to be metContinue reading “Bishops urge Scottish Government to reject “Conversion Therapy” report”

Letter from Denmark: National Consciousness

Another great article from Peter Young of IndyScot News in Denmark. Enjoy! Letter from Denmark: National Consciousness There are two ways to see the Danish parliament. The first is a standard 45-minute guided walk about. The second is the longer ‘Kunstomvisning’, or art tour. I suggested to my wife that she give up her sacred Saturday morningContinue reading “Letter from Denmark: National Consciousness”


SEEN IT ALL BEFORE..THE CIRCLE OF POLITICS! Seems to me politics in the UK AND SCOTLAND are on a forty year circle of life OR DEATH. As I look around today I am reminded of the late seventies/ early eighties. Inflation is on the rise, strikes are very common and the cost of living isContinue reading “SEEN IT ALL BEFORE..THE CIRCLE OF POLITICS!”

The Union is Over Thank You Justices

The Union is Over Thank You Justices “In truth it’s not for Glory or riches, or honours that we are fighting, but for freedom, for that alone, that no honest man gives up but with life itself’ – Declaration of Arbroath 1320 Reproduction of this article is permitted Paper written by lain-Smith: Kerr. 26th DecemberContinue reading “The Union is Over Thank You Justices”

Some reflections on the year just gone.

Another interesting article from regular columnist Ewan Kennedy from Argyll. Some reflections on the year just gone. My older friends already know that from quite an early age I’ve held a strong belief in the non-existence of a god. The seed may have been planted by those students who emerged from the MacBrayne Hall oneContinue reading “Some reflections on the year just gone.”


An article from regular contributor Breeks to Yours for Scotland forms the first post of 2023. I don’t want to add fuel to the argument. It’s just not productive. Personally it’s been a long haul rabbiting on about Scottish Sovereignty since what feels like forever, including being schooled by Robert Peffers on Wings, who taughtContinue reading “BREEKS KICKS OFF 2023”