Scottish government pays out £500,000 to Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond still faces multiple charges of attempted rape and sexual assault, which he denies. Picture by Bill Heaney By Democrat reporter The Scottish government has paid out more than £500,000 in legal expenses to Alex Salmond over its flawed inquiry into sexual harassment claims. The government admitted breaching its own guidelines after the former … More Scottish government pays out £500,000 to Alex Salmond

Could your child be eligible for free school meals?

Councillor Yvonne McNeilly wants to know if your child is eligible for a free meal. By Aileen MacLennan Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education is urging parents to find out if their child qualifies for free schools meals. Councillor Yvonne McNeilly said: “We all want the best start in life for our children … More Could your child be eligible for free school meals?

Faslane may still have nukes in an independent Scotland

Submarines in the Gareloch heading for the Clyde Naval Base at Faslane. By Trevor Royle in the SUNDAY TIMES The Faslane and Coulport naval base on the Gareloch and Loch Long that played a central role during the Cold War could become a vital asset for Scotland if it gains independence and leaves the UK. … More Faslane may still have nukes in an independent Scotland

WINDAE HINGERS ENJOY THE ELEPHANT PARADE

Hingers watching from their windows on to Dumbarton Road as the elephant parade passed by. Picture by LOST GLASGOW By Lost Glasgow Unlike our pachyderm pals (that’s heffelumps), Lost Glasgow’s memory is far from perfect, which meant that I forgot that yesterday was #WorldElephantDay. Elephants are big in West Dunbartonshire – they’re big everywhere, are they … More WINDAE HINGERS ENJOY THE ELEPHANT PARADE