Brexit demonstrated that while Scotland remains in the UK, its people’s right to determine their own political future can always be overruled by another country with a population ten times greater.
The building has however been widely criticised as not being fit for purpose because the public gallery is inadequate to cope with the number of members of the public who turn up for meetings, particularly when contentious matters are on the agenda.
Over 20 firms linked to Aberdeen’s oil and gas technology and innovation sector visited the Home of the UK Submarine Service, meeting some of the men and women responsible for maintaining the country’s nuclear-powered submarines.
As the Fraser of Allander Institute explains: “As a result of the nine year council tax freeze in Scotland, council tax north of the border for the average band D house is now some 14 per cent lower in real terms in 2019-20 than it would have been had it kept pace with inflation.”
Clare County Council has granted planning permission to Donald Trump’s Doonbeg golf resort to build a new ballroom/function room, leisure facilities and 53 more holiday homes at a cost of €38 million.
INVESTIGATION: Data from the 2018-19 school year, revealed through freedom of information requests to Scottish councils, has heightened concerns over multi-level teaching and links to deprivation levels in schools, despite education secretary, John Swinney, arguing such data did not exist.