MARTIN IS GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE FOR SNP

  Martin Docherty Hughes on his feet in the Commons and backing up First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Westminster. By Bill Heaney He doesn’t live in the constituency any longer, but Martin Docherty-Hughes, the sitting MP for West Dunbartonshire, was born in 1971 and raised in Clydebank. He will be the SNP candidate on December … More MARTIN IS GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE FOR SNP

LOMONDGATE STAG LIT UP AGAIN FOR CHRISTMAS

The stag was a legacy, a parting glass so to speak, from drinks giant Diageo when they pulled out of Dumbarton to go to Fife. A total of 1600 jobs were lost and it was never a cause for celebration for anyone employed at Strathleven Bonded Warehouses. However, Lomondgate has risen again like the Monarch of the Glen and it’s now a bustling housing complex, tourism and trading estate thanks to Lord McFall of Alcluith who persuaded Diageo to part with all the land on both sides of the A82 for just £1. The former MP looks upon it as his legacy to Dumbarton and the people who elected him into office. … More LOMONDGATE STAG LIT UP AGAIN FOR CHRISTMAS

GENERAL ELECTION 2019

And what about Brexit and Scottish independence? Where does Alix, who grew up in social housing and graduated with an MA in politics from the University of Glasgow, stand on those two vexatious questions, which must inevitably be on every voter’s mind. She said: “I am the only candidate who is standing to respect the results of both referendums, and so during this parliamentary term I would ensure that this [Brexit] was done.” … More GENERAL ELECTION 2019

ELECTION COVERAGE ON THE BBC

On polling day Election 2019: Scotland on BBC One Scotland, from 9.55pm, will be presented by Glenn Campbell with analysis from Brian Taylor plus guests throughout the night.
Laura Miller will be mapping out the story with state-of-the-art graphics, Rebecca Curran will bring the latest news as the result roll in and Martin Geissler will be getting the reaction to the big stories from key figures. BBC Scotland will be at every count, ensuring all the key moments are captured as they happen. … More ELECTION COVERAGE ON THE BBC

FREEMAN GRILLED OVER CHILD DEATHS AT SHOWPIECE HOSPITAL

“Does she now understand why the information gathered by this review was subsequently withheld?”
Ms Freeman replied: “I don’t understand that.” The health secretary explained the clinician led review was not advised to government by the board. She said the government was now looking at that review conducted in 2017 and if it is unhappy or dissatisfied with any of that it will take the action required. The minister also hoped to speak to the clinicians about any obstacles they faced in carrying out the review. … More FREEMAN GRILLED OVER CHILD DEATHS AT SHOWPIECE HOSPITAL

SPECIAL MEASURES NOT RULED OUT, SAYS FREEMAN

Jeane Freeman is facing calls to put the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) in “special measures”. It follows speculation about the deaths of two children treated on a ward affected by water contamination at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
The health board has apologised for the distress caused to parents. … More SPECIAL MEASURES NOT RULED OUT, SAYS FREEMAN

WHY DADS CANNOT BE AFRAID OF SPIDERS

 
The funny thing about my arachnophobia is I used to love spiders. When I was a child I wanted nothing more than to own a pet tarantula. I took every chance to visit a pet store and run straight down to the back where they kept the gently-lit glass terrariums holding these forbidden and hypnotic creatures. I wanted to hold them and feed them dead crickets. I wanted to keep them in my bedroom like Buzz in Home Alone.
Now I can’t look at them. … More WHY DADS CANNOT BE AFRAID OF SPIDERS