How would Inverness Leisure cope with gender madness?

by Colin Campbell

AS everyone knows, or certainly should know, we are very much in the LGBTI era, and let there be no doubt about it.  In case anyone has NOT been paying attention, LGBTI stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex. Whether or not other acronyms stretching across the alphabet to describe other varying groups are yet in place, well it could happen. How about a ONSHPEFRMFC group? That would cover One Night Standers, Heterosexual Philanderers, Escort Frequenters, and Randy Male and Female Clubbers. Well, it doesn’t seem to be in place – not yet. They could all join forces and hold a parade through Inverness as well, although what manner of interaction would break out at the end of it, God only knows. Continue reading “How would Inverness Leisure cope with gender madness?”

The Anyone But England era is well and truly over

THE COLIN CAMPBELL COLUMN

AFTER 50 years as a paid-up member of the ABE (Anyone But England) club for me it’s time to ditch that sentiment, put it on the transfer list, get rid of it, and ensure it never comes back.  I’ll be cheering on England in the rugby World Cup final next Saturday and will be delighted if they win, and if their triumph is plastered all over the TV news and radio good luck to them, and I hope they enjoy it to the full. Continue reading “The Anyone But England era is well and truly over”

Too late for council to take fright over the worst decision in years

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PROVOST Helen Carmichael hailed the launch of the excellent Inverness Winter Festival, an imaginative programme of events which helps dispel some of the gloom and glaur which can hang over the city as the clocks change and we head into a time of year which, pre-Christmas, is not a calendar highlight for many. Continue reading “Too late for council to take fright over the worst decision in years”

Scots will cheer if Westminster says no, no and NO again

by Colin Campbell

AS an example of SNP online abuse it could scarcely have been bettered.“These English nationalists and their slavering lickspittle Scottish backers are a disgrace to democracy. Get the hell out now. There is absolutely nothing to be gained by Scotland and its people dragging out this utterly humiliating charade.” Continue reading “Scots will cheer if Westminster says no, no and NO again”

Sturgeon deserves some credit for a rare flash of honesty

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WITH an election looming, the SNP Government might be expected to steer well clear of any last-minute policy which is guaranteed to go down badly with many voters. But Nicola Sturgeon has driven a coach and horses through that convention with the determination to start charging for workplace parking. Continue reading “Sturgeon deserves some credit for a rare flash of honesty”

Spark found but voices lost as Caley Thistle reach the last eight

THE PAUL CHALK COLUMN

IT was a job well done in the end as Caley Thistle defeated Alloa Athletic 3-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup on Saturday. The cold facts from a chilly afternoon at the Caledonian Stadium were that a much-changed ICT team got the goals they deserved and, in the end, the performance was worthy to take them through. Continue reading “Spark found but voices lost as Caley Thistle reach the last eight”

If you want to sell your Inverness home, at the right time, be there

In the second of two articles, 10 things to do and to avoid when making one of the biggest moves of your life

1/ Pay no attention to the opinions of friends, relatives, neighbours, painters and decorators or any of the professionals involved when it comes to how long your Inverness property will take to sell or what level of popular appeal it’ll have with potential buyers. Continue reading “If you want to sell your Inverness home, at the right time, be there”

Online fraud now seems a worthwhile reason for paranoia

by Colin Campbell

OUR “Black Friday” house move, which I referred to recently, went smoothly enough in the end. Now we have the usual period of adjustment to make. Several of those who viewed our former home in Kenneth Street expressed concern about the traffic noise in that car-jammed thoroughfare. I told them, truthfully, that you very soon got used to it. Now we wait to adapt again. Having left behind the relative clamour of Kenneth Street, we’re still trying to get in tune with the deafening silence of Scorguie. However, there’s a darker tale to tell – and it most definitely deserves to be told. Continue reading “Online fraud now seems a worthwhile reason for paranoia”

Caley Jags’ promotion hopes rise as Tangerines look vulnerable

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FRIDAY night’s Championship stunner as Dundee United lost 1-0 at rock-bottom Alloa was a shot in the arm for chasers Ayr United and Caley Thistle, who met on Saturday afternoon in the seaside town. It meant Ayr, now minus Partick Thistle gaffer Ian McCall, had the chance to top the table if they drew with John Robertson’s Highlanders. A win for ICT would trim their advantage over the joint-leading hosts to two points, rather than see Ayr stretch eight points clear. Continue reading “Caley Jags’ promotion hopes rise as Tangerines look vulnerable”