New Inverness SNP MSP hit by venom at the heart of nationalism

by Colin Campbell WHEN Inverness councillor Emma Roddick stepped forward on the podium at the counting centre on Saturday as a newly-elected list SNP MSP for the Highlands, it must have been one of the best moments of her life. As the youngest MSP elected to Holyrood, at just 23 years old, her sense of joy must have been overwhelming, as she spoke of the … Continue reading New Inverness SNP MSP hit by venom at the heart of nationalism

Ewing, Hendry, Blackford and the other SNP chancers are now safely back with their snouts in the trough

by Colin Campbell WOULD the Great Independence Election Day herald the beginning of a new era for the SNP’s Inverness candidate Fergus Ewing, for whom the election process will have a certain familiarity? He’s held the Inverness seat since 1999, and sought a return to Holyrood for the sixth time. So for 22 tortuous years he has been unable to break free of the huge … Continue reading Ewing, Hendry, Blackford and the other SNP chancers are now safely back with their snouts in the trough

There will be delight if silent majority turns out in force to shut the nats up

by Colin Campbell BY next Sunday we’ll know the full results of the Scottish election and if the SNP get the drubbing they so richly deserve and which I believe could be coming their way two words will sum up my personal reaction – sheer elation. I’ll be punching the air, dancing a jig and raising a glass, all at one and the same time. … Continue reading There will be delight if silent majority turns out in force to shut the nats up

As ALBA mob diced with death on Infirmary bridge, grievance mongering Gathering Place could be their new home

by Colin Campbell WHAT on earth were so many Alba Party supporters doing on the structurally risky Infirmary Bridge at the same time during their futile Highland campaign. The motley Alba crew was aboard a structure which has been chronically neglected in recent years as Highland Council direct all their resources and ingenuity towards building the wall and concrete Gathering Place “artwork” a couple of … Continue reading As ALBA mob diced with death on Infirmary bridge, grievance mongering Gathering Place could be their new home

Sleazebag Salmond launches doomed campaign to woo voters in Highlands

by Colin Campbell ALEX Salmond and his motley Alba crew held the launch of their Highland campaign with a demand for more “urgency” in forcing through a second independence referendum. They were upstaged last week by the SNP’s Kate Forbes, Highland MSP and novice finance minister, who insisted a referendum could be held as soon as Covid restrictions ease. That starts today, Monday, April 26. … Continue reading Sleazebag Salmond launches doomed campaign to woo voters in Highlands

The nationalists so called ‘independence election’ has utterly failed to set the heather on fire

by Colin Campbell A COUPLE of election posters, one Tory, one SNP, have been torn down and I suppose “vandalised” in Inverness. That made the news. Feelings must be running high over the May 6 poll. Or, apart from a couple of lamppost fixated oddballs, probably not. There are now just two weeks of the interminable build-up to the Holyrood poll to go. It seems … Continue reading The nationalists so called ‘independence election’ has utterly failed to set the heather on fire

Sturgeon’s stunning lie over vaccine has a very jagged edge

by Colin Campbell SNP politicians like Fergus Ewing and Drew Hendry must be meeting a lot of people these days with their hectic involvement in the election campaign. And no matter how attentive people are to social distancing requirements, in hectic times it’s all too easy to let attention slip. So its just as well for them that they’ll both have been vaccinated. The same … Continue reading Sturgeon’s stunning lie over vaccine has a very jagged edge

City centre is in its very last days of being a ghost town

by Colin Campbell INVERNESS has entered the last week of the already fraying lockdown, what surely will be the final lockdown. A range of certainties has disintegrated under the pressure of the virus over the past year and more but it must be 99 per cent certain that we will not see Inverness city centre again turned into a dismal and empty ghost town. With … Continue reading City centre is in its very last days of being a ghost town

After so many months of sound and fury, still no one has a clue how significant May 6 will turn out to be

by Colin Campbell A SMALL pile of election leaflets accumulated over the last couple of weeks, delivered by party stalwarts who deserve credit no matter what quarter they’re from for expending time and shoe leather in support of their cause. I set them aside to read through, as I normally do at elections. But when the time came to digest their content, for the first … Continue reading After so many months of sound and fury, still no one has a clue how significant May 6 will turn out to be

Riverside work finally begins on most wasteful scheme in civic history

by Colin Campbell AFTER nearly three years of intense controversy the barricades have finally gone up at the riverside site for the Gathering Place. The most wasteful development in Inverness civic history is now underway. The sight that thousands of opponents of the wall and concrete “artwork” plan had hoped they’d never see became reality as a lengthy stretch of riverside was blocked off as … Continue reading Riverside work finally begins on most wasteful scheme in civic history