When people in most areas have as much chance of seeing a gritter as they have of winning the lottery

by Colin Campbell A YEAR which took an evil twist comes to an end with a more predictable form of aggression, as Inverness and the Highlands are plunged into winter deep freeze. Anyone thinking the virus is the most dangerous thing out there should have tried walking on the Inverness pavements, or the side of the road for that matter, over the past two days. … Continue reading When people in most areas have as much chance of seeing a gritter as they have of winning the lottery

SNP charlatans warned of horrors of a no deal Brexit. Now they’re voting for a no deal Brexit

by Colin Campbell THE SNP, who a week ago were warning of the horrendous consequences of a no deal Brexit, are to vote against the government’s deal with the EU, thus effectively voting for a no deal Brexit. Sometimes with these Westminster charlatans you really couldn’t make it up. The grievance they’ve come up with this time relates to seed potatoes and fish. They had … Continue reading SNP charlatans warned of horrors of a no deal Brexit. Now they’re voting for a no deal Brexit

Nothing Red Hot about Hogmanay this year as virus infections soar

by Colin Campbell THE shock felt in Dingwall over a serious outbreak of coronavirus cases has been replicated elsewhere in the Highlands and in communities across Scotland with a drastic rise in the number of infections. Nationally nearly 1,900 new cases were reported on Tuesday. And in the Highlands 152 more cases were recorded over the Christmas period. The current rate of infections in the … Continue reading Nothing Red Hot about Hogmanay this year as virus infections soar

Gaelic fanatic Forbes joins nationalist crazy gang

by Colin Campbell THE novice MSP Kate Forbes who, God help us, found herself suddenly elevated into the role of Scottish Government Finance Minister after her predecessor was caught sending dubious texts to a young teenage boy, was asked if she’d made a New Year resolution. She replied: “Not yet – I never keep them anyway.” A more accurate reply surely would have been: “My … Continue reading Gaelic fanatic Forbes joins nationalist crazy gang

Will 2021 REALLY be the year of the reviled Gathering Place

by Colin Campbell WILL the new year finally see the dreaded day when a natural beauty spot adjacent to the Ness Islands is ripped apart and covered in concrete described as artwork, at a cost of £300,000. The destructive and despised Gathering Place has been postponed so many times before in a tortuous three year saga that it’s impossible to say. The council, led by … Continue reading Will 2021 REALLY be the year of the reviled Gathering Place

Dingwall coronavirus outbreak is another severe blow to Inverness and Highland pub trade, as anxious residents ask: What have we done to deserve this?

by Colin Campbell On August 2 it was reported that a total of 13 coronavirus cases had been linked to the a bar in Aberdeen, the Hawthorn bar. It was a shocking turn of events at a time when bars and the hospitality industry were back in business and there was at least the hope that the virus threat might be receding. As a result … Continue reading Dingwall coronavirus outbreak is another severe blow to Inverness and Highland pub trade, as anxious residents ask: What have we done to deserve this?

TOWN IN SHOCK: Residents’ express their fears as they learn of virus spread

PEOPLE in Dingwall were yesterday coming to terms with the shock of a serious outbreak of the coronavirus at the heart of the community. What had seemed a still distant threat struck home with at least 12 cases of the virus having already been identified in a town with a population of just 6,000, with health chiefs warning that the numbers are likely to rise. … Continue reading TOWN IN SHOCK: Residents’ express their fears as they learn of virus spread

Trade deal triumph reinforces certainty that PM will NEVER agree to indyref2

by Colin Campbell SOON I’ll be going along to celebrate Christmas Day with my daughter, her husband and the grandchildren, near the end of this truly cursed year. But first an acknowledgment of the festive gift that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has delivered to Unionists everywhere. Yesterday, after four years of failed negotiation by his predecessors, he clinched a crucial Brexit trade deal with the … Continue reading Trade deal triumph reinforces certainty that PM will NEVER agree to indyref2

Leisure centre closure causes needless harm to health and mental wellbeing

by Colin Campbell THE decision by Nicola Sturgeon to propel Inverness and the Highlands from tier 1 to tier 4 overnight on Boxing Day has been widely condemned. No justification has been provided for such a draconian increase in restrictions with virus infections here still barely reaching double figures on any particular day. On Wednesday Inverness was buzzing with pre-Christmas activity. Masks were everywhere but … Continue reading Leisure centre closure causes needless harm to health and mental wellbeing