Fiona Kyle thinks we should build more houses like this one at Talisman Avenue, Westcliff, instead of the “prison-like” flats in Dumbarton Town Centre. Do you agree? … More WHY NOT BUILD MORE HOUSES LIKE THIS?
Scottish Liberal Democrats have described it as a “tragedy” that 12,300 children didn’t have a home to call their own last Christmas and called for a “social rent revolution”. … More NO ROOM AT THE INN, NOT EVEN AN INN UNDER NATS
He was President of the Dumbartonshire Golf Union, served on the executive of the Scottish Golf Union and was elected President of that body in 1994. During his year in office he travelled extensively around Scotland and Europe, and also attended the Masters Tournament at Augusta Georgia. … More OBITUARY: DOUGLAS STORY DALGLEISH
Since he is a great believer in freedom of speech, Ken won’t mind me saying that while he has made some fantastic movies, his last one was a disaster. I watched it in The Tower with half a dozen others and was well disposed to it until it started. He gilded the lily enough to put me and his fans on alert for his next one. In order to avoid it. And I am no Monarchist.
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The SNP government have come under a two-pronged attack over their failure to keep special constables on the beat. And ignoring the fact that significant numbers of police are off work with mental health problems. Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has warned that the police’s Special Constabulary could “vanish altogether” after he revealed that their numbers have nosedived since the SNP’s police centralisation. … More EVEN SPECIAL COPS ARE HANDING IN THEIR HANDCUFFS
A renowned polymath, Alasdair Gray was beloved equally for his writing and art. His debut, Lanark, which Canongate published in 1981, is widely regarded as being one of the masterpieces of twentieth century fiction. It was followed by more than thirty further books, all of which he designed and illustrated, ranging from novels, short story collections, plays, volumes of poetry, works of non-fiction and translations – most recently, his interpretation of Dante’s Divine Trilogy. His public murals are visible across Glasgow, with further examples of his work on display in galleries from the V&A to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. … More OBITUARY: ALASDAIR GRAY