After spending is revealed, STOP pouring money down the drain

by Colin Campbell

AFTER one of the hottest weeks on record, the level of anger and protest against the planned riverside Gathering Place may be beginning to burn out – but it’s got nothing to do with the weather. There are simply only so many ways you can say the same thing in response to the same absurdities repeated over and over again. Continue reading “After spending is revealed, STOP pouring money down the drain”

Tour boom brings different kind of visitor to Highland capital

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AS thousands of tourists have flooded into the Highland capital for summer, a different kind of visitor is arriving in the city as well. The “escort” trade in Inverness is flourishing as women arrive in to a bid to cash in on the tourism boom. Upwards of 100 adverts have appeared online from addresses across the city in recent weeks. Continue reading “Tour boom brings different kind of visitor to Highland capital”

Proud Ness marchers bring feelgood factor to Inverness

 

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A colourful Proud Ness display on the streets of Inverness.

HUNDREDS of people who took part in the latest “Proud Ness” LGBT march brought a feelgood factor to the streets of Inverness. With the event taking place in bright sunshine, there was no denying the carnival atmosphere which surrounded it. Most of those in the parade were young people, in their teens or 20s, but a significant number of older people joined in as well. Continue reading “Proud Ness marchers bring feelgood factor to Inverness”

‘Plan B’ plotting – but Unionists would not stand for it

by Colin Campbell

MANY Nationalists are salivating over the prospect of Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister and, it has to be said, many among the rest of us as none too thrilled by it either. But, all too predictably, it has fired up elements among them to a near-frenzy of impatience for another referendum and, as they see it, the inevitability of a vote for independence. Continue reading “‘Plan B’ plotting – but Unionists would not stand for it”

Flood disaster – while vast sums planned for riverside ‘artwork’

by Colin Campbell 

WHEN the last severe flooding hit Dingwall 13 years ago I was struck by the candour of the maintenance manager there at the time, and wrote an article in the paper I was working on accordingly. Ignoring any attempts to put any kind of positive/defensive spin on the situation – the usual local authority style bilge which pours out in any such situation, he said he simply didn’t have the manpower to cope. Continue reading “Flood disaster – while vast sums planned for riverside ‘artwork’”

Nationalists launch ‘engaging and listening’ charade

THE “Cross-Party Citizens Commission” set up by Nicola Sturgeon with the intent of “bringing people together” won’t be so cross-party after all. Labour, the Conservatives, and the Liberal Democrats want nothing to do with it. The Nats have affected dismay at such a lack of progressive thinking based on blockheaded Unionist instransigence. But why would anyone who doesn’t want Scotland dragged out of the United Kingdom into chaos over currency, confusion over trade and uncertainty over pensions have anything to do with it? Continue reading “Nationalists launch ‘engaging and listening’ charade”