Riverside petition organiser says desecration of beauty spot is a disgrace. Months behind schedule, a mass implant of concrete, and no resemblance to pretty picture illustrations from council that treated public with contempt

by Colin Campbell HELEN Smith, who organised a 3,000 strong petition against the Gathering Place, says what’s going on at the riverside site right now is a disgrace. huge concrete bridge-like structure is being implanted there which bears no resemblance to the pretty picture illustrations of the development presented by the council. Neither does Ms Smith believe the addition of thin stone panels is going … Continue reading Riverside petition organiser says desecration of beauty spot is a disgrace. Months behind schedule, a mass implant of concrete, and no resemblance to pretty picture illustrations from council that treated public with contempt

Worst fears confirmed as concrete spreads over former beauty spot

by Colin Campbell THE Gathering Place is shaping up on its dirt and rubble strewn site adjacent to the Ness Islands, and what was depicted in pretty picture illustrations as a curved wall with people leaning contentedly on it now looks more like the first stretch of a bridge. Huge slabs of concrete jut out over the river. They look much more solid than the … Continue reading Worst fears confirmed as concrete spreads over former beauty spot

Inverness leisure centre expansion and welcome changes ahead

by Colin Campbell THE north’s most important centre for health and wellbeing outside the NHS, Inverness Leisure, is set for a rapid return to near normality. There are also expansion plans for the gym area in the coming months to substantially increase capacity. With restrictions being eased more exercise machines will become available for use. And it is expected that the long awaited reopening of … Continue reading Inverness leisure centre expansion and welcome changes ahead

With no indy plan anywhere in sight, nationalists cave in to frustration and despair

by Colin Campbell ANGUS MacNeill, MP for the Western Isles, is a nationalist extremist, a definition that fits him by any yardstick you care to apply. His constituency is remote from the SNP heartland of the Central Belt and his views on how to secure independence are equally remote from the SNP hierarchy’s way of thinking. He is one of a fringe group of awkward … Continue reading With no indy plan anywhere in sight, nationalists cave in to frustration and despair

Six million EU migrants – and the SNP want ever more

by Colin Campbell HIGHLAND MSP Maree Todd has voiced concerns over the Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme application backlog. As of July 2, she said, UK government figures show that while just over six million applications to the scheme had been received by the June 30 deadline, only 5,446,000 had been concluded by the same date. She has written to all EU nationals in her … Continue reading Six million EU migrants – and the SNP want ever more

‘I’m no economist’ Hendry, the chancer who tried to trash a report by the LSE

by Colin Campbell INVERNESS MP Drew Hendry has been producing a series of podcasts on the whys and wherefores of independence and I’ve listened to several of them in a 30 minute exposure to jargon, soundbites and the usual SNP “ifs”, “buts” and “maybes”. In the latest effort he’s joined by a couple of SNP cohorts discussing “Scotland’s Finances”. I almost switched off before I’d … Continue reading ‘I’m no economist’ Hendry, the chancer who tried to trash a report by the LSE

Nationalist gloating over England defeat was another dismal day for Scotland

by Colin Campbell PREDICTABLY and inevitably, nationalist extremists yesterday gloated with embarrassing excess over England’s defeat by Italy in the final of the European Championships. At one point the website of the National newspaper featured TWENTY TWO articles relating to the match, which the Italians won after extra time and penalties. Its sister paper The Herald also ran an incoherent column suggesting that the outcome in … Continue reading Nationalist gloating over England defeat was another dismal day for Scotland

Britain united by extraordinary tension and drama as Southgate’s men lose in Euros final

by Colin Campbell THE country was united by nerve-shredding tension on Sunday night as England were defeated by Italy in the final of the European Championships in a penalty shoot-out at Wembley. The country, from Land’s End to John O’ Groats. England haven’t won a major tournament for 55 years and south of the border and among the many English people living in Scotland hopes … Continue reading Britain united by extraordinary tension and drama as Southgate’s men lose in Euros final

Carry on masking decree is Sturgeon’s final fling in the north-south divide

by Colin Campbell THE options available to Nicola Sturgeon in her ceaseless efforts to do things differently from Boris Johnson over the past 15 months now seem to have been whittled down to one only, that north of the border we must continue wearing face masks. If that’s the only divide between the removal of restrictions in Scotland and England then so be it. Many … Continue reading Carry on masking decree is Sturgeon’s final fling in the north-south divide

Elation for the English as they reach the final of the Euros, while north of the border nationalists choke on Tesco, Fat Les, and Vindaloo

by Colin Campbell TESCO is the latest target for a boycott by nationalists after “outrage” erupted on social media because one of their stores in Scotland over the tannoy yesterday played “Vindaloo” by Fat Les. This news was widely reported on Wednesday morning hours before England advanced to the final of the Euros after being awarded an extremely dodgy penalty. Between Tesco’s Vindaloo and the … Continue reading Elation for the English as they reach the final of the Euros, while north of the border nationalists choke on Tesco, Fat Les, and Vindaloo