Better late than never. My, my; it fair wiz a richt shooder-tae-shooder affair in Freedom Square this afternoon, and no’ just in the metaphorical sense either! There were reckoned to be around 20,000. A real cross-party presence too, with, as well as a huge SNP support, flags and banners for the Greens and the Scottish Socialist Party. Even the English Scots for Scottish Independence were there. I’ve never seen the Square so crowded. Great speeches by Mhairi Black, Patrick Harvie, Humza Yousaf and Nicola Sturgeon. … More HUGE TURNOUT FOR INDEPENDENCE


Scottish Labour has launched its election campaign by pledging to fund the building of 120,000 council and social houses over the next 10 years.
The party, whose candidate in West Dunbartonshire is Jean Anne Mitchell, says the build up to the general election on 12 December has now formally begun.
Richard Leonard opened Labour’s campaign with a new policy designed to end homelessness “once and for all”. … More GENERAL ELECTION


Assistant Chief Constable Gillian MacDonald of Police Scotland said the lengths of time mobile telephones were retained were specific to individual investigations.
She added: “We recognise the inconvenience this may cause and are working with partners to address this. We have proposals to introduce cyber kiosks that would help speed up this process, and in some cases prevent the need to retain devices. … More COMPANIES MAKING PROFITS OUT OF RAPE MISERY


Imagine how hard it might be to uphold values such as these if we were to remain part of an isolated UK in the hands of free-booting, right-wing, English nationalists. There is then only one possible choice on the ballot paper, the party whose founding president Don Roberto became in 1934, the Scottish National Party. … More DON ROBERTO AND ME