In hock to corporate lobbyists and with a record of voting with the Scottish Tories on everything from progressive taxation, outsourcing and against public ownership of rail, the SNP nonetheless appears to have convinced many London-based progressives that the politics of national identity have somehow alchemised north of the border into a vision they can connect with. … More SNP RECORD OF VOTING WITH SCOTTISH TORIES
Sergeant Anthony Hannah, who is based at Rothesay Police Office, said: “Although Paul lives alone, it is unusual for his family to have no contact for this length of time and they and police are becoming increasingly concerned for his well-being and safety. … More MAN MISSING FROM HOME IN ROTHESAY
The movie tells the story of organized crime in post-war America through the reflective eyes of World War II veteran Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran, a hustler, and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century.Spanning anning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history – the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa. … More WHO KILLED UNION BOSS JIMMY HOFFA?
Trailblazing footballer Rose Reilly has pledged to donate her brain after her death so more research can be done into female concussion. Rose, who was crowned the world’s best female footballer in 1984, said she knew former players who had died of degenerative brain conditions. … More ROSA MUNDI WAS BEST FEMALE FOOTBALLER
Writer and broadcaster Clive James received his first terminal diagnosis almost ten years before he died at the age of 80 this week. He had the time to ponder what it means to be mortal, to say his goodbyes and even to write his own obituary – all with a touch of his characteristic dry wit and sense of humour. … More ENJOY YOURSELF, IT’S LATER THAN YOU THINK
There’s still time to snap up all the Christmas bargains that will be on display until 5pm.
As a famous Clydeside shop steward once said….I may not agree with your opinion but I will fight to my dying breath for you to have and be able to argue that opinion – Jim Gow
All smiles – the Ladies Section of Dumbarton Bowling Club – The Big Green – in the 1980s. Hat tip John Urie
If it’s Marks and Spencer, it must be good. Hat tip Jack Irvine … More DAILY MIRROR GOES FOR THE SHORTBREAD VOTE
Even the people who own restaurants have to eat out from time to time. And it was not by accident that Cara and Milan Nicolic, of La Barca and many other restaurants in Helensburgh, chose to go to Annaya’s when they felt like an Indian. Tremendous choice there, and lots of it. Cara, who has a way with words (well, she is a journalist) said: “Enough Nan to sink a ship – plain nan, garlic nan, cheese nan, onion and cheese nan… the table was creaking!” Nice wee bottle of wine there too. Bill Heaney … More FROM SPAIN TO INDIA IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER