DOWN MEMORY LANE

St Michael’s Girls Club circa 1947/48. Eleanor Paxton writes: “My late Mum Elizabeth McGinlay nee Coll is seated extreme right of the second row beside the girls kneeling.  Miss Annie Ward, the group leader, is sitting in the middle of that row (white collar) and I think that may be her sister Pris beside her. … More DOWN MEMORY LANE

RORY THE TORY IS IN THE POLITICAL DOGHOUSE …

Tory leadership contest: Rory Stewart knocked out BBC politics is reporting that four men are left in the race to be next prime minister after Rory Stewart, pictured above,  was knocked out. The international development secretary was eliminated after coming last with 27 votes, 10 fewer than last time. He said his warnings about a … More RORY THE TORY IS IN THE POLITICAL DOGHOUSE …

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IS AN EXPENSIVE MYTH

Council officials push to weaken freedom of information law By Rob Edwards, investigative reporter Senior local authority officials are lobbying to relax freedom of information (FoI) law so that they can increase charges, delay responses and reject more requests as “vexatious”. Two groups representing council managers have made a submission to a Holyrood committee investigating whether FoI … More FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IS AN EXPENSIVE MYTH

PRINCESS LAUNCHES OOR WULLIE CHARITY TRAIL

Princess Beatrice of York, patron of Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, has officially launched Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail.

The trail is considered to be the first of its kind, which sees five of Scotland’s major cities unite for 11 weeks, with 200 life-sized Oor Wullie sculptures taking to the streets in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness – supporting children’s hospital charities and celebrating Scotland’s favourite and forever young son, Oor Wullie. … More PRINCESS LAUNCHES OOR WULLIE CHARITY TRAIL