‘Winter of discontent’ doom mongers are determined to damage morale and bring people down

by Colin Campbell THE days are shortening rapidly and the first chill of winter is setting in. We are a year further into this virus situation, and with everyone who wants to be fully vaccinated, things should be looking a lot better than they were 12 months ago. But it doesn’t feel like it. And not even the sunniest optimist could say the first days … Continue reading ‘Winter of discontent’ doom mongers are determined to damage morale and bring people down

No huge bullying payouts at Highland Council

by Colin Campbell ON the same day it was revealed that NHS Highland has paid out a staggering £3.4million to employees and ex-employees as a result of bullying disputes, it was reported that there are some similar issues at Highland Council. A survey by the GMB union found that 59 per cent of respondents had concerns about harassment, mistreatment and abuse they say is not … Continue reading No huge bullying payouts at Highland Council

Revered prince, Earl of Inverness, should have starring role at riverside ceremony

Special report by Colin Campbell PRINCE Andrew, who has the title of Earl of Inverness, and Banksy, the celebrated graffiti artist, are believed to be in line to be star Guests of Honour at the grand opening of the controversial Ness riverside Gathering Place. A source close to the council told us: “This is being viewed as an event of enormous significance for the Highland … Continue reading Revered prince, Earl of Inverness, should have starring role at riverside ceremony

Rayner sinks to level of cybernats, and it doesn’t get any lower than that

by Colin Campbell LABOUR deputy leader Angela Rayner sank to the level of the most extreme nationalist cybernats when she called Tories “scum”. And it doesn’t get any lower than that. Rayner’s outburst came at a fringe meeting at the Labour Party conference. She afterwards refused to apologise, saying it had been a “post watershed” meeting. Which meant she’d been drinking. Just the kind of … Continue reading Rayner sinks to level of cybernats, and it doesn’t get any lower than that

Gathering Place saga nears an end, as riverside is adorned with extraordinarily expensive £300,000 mini wall

by Colin Campbell THE three-and-a-half year Gathering Place saga will end in a few weeks time when work at the riverside site is finally completed. Only a few yards of the curved wall remain to be built. And then Provost Helen Carmichael will officially open the thing to everyone who wants to sit on a wall by the riverside in late November or early December. … Continue reading Gathering Place saga nears an end, as riverside is adorned with extraordinarily expensive £300,000 mini wall

No plans for indy march in city after paltry turnout in capital

by Colin Campbell THE organisers of an independence march through Edinburgh at the weekend claimed 5,000 took part. Other assessments say there were only a few hundred, and certainly less than 1,000. The police have given up providing estimates of the numbers involved in these marches. So the true number is likely to be somewhere in between the figures claimed. Even if a high side … Continue reading No plans for indy march in city after paltry turnout in capital

Only 27 in Highland hospitals with virus out of 200,000 population

by Colin Campbell THE number of people in Highland hospitals with coronavirus as of Sunday was 27, out of a population of more than 200,000. Apart from two days in August when five people were in ICU, no one has been in intensive care with the virus in the Highlands since the beginning of March. The numbers in hospitals have remained relatively stable, from a … Continue reading Only 27 in Highland hospitals with virus out of 200,000 population

NEVER ENDING DOOM AND GLOOM: But the good news is, after what we’ve been through, a ‘Winter of Chaos’ and three day week would be like a walk in the park

by Colin Campbell THE term “neverendum” was coined to describe the SNP/nationalists agitating for the break up the UK in poll after poll till they finally succeed, if they ever do. Now it could equally be applied to the neverendum of bad news emblazoned over newspapers and swamping the TV channels. We’ve just emerged from 18 months of virus trauma, stress and fatigue and now … Continue reading NEVER ENDING DOOM AND GLOOM: But the good news is, after what we’ve been through, a ‘Winter of Chaos’ and three day week would be like a walk in the park

A staunch defence of blustering Blackford

by Colin Campbell A READER, David Birkett, has sent in his lengthy view on blustering Ian Blackford, and criticism of the “simple 10-acres crofter” who is Ross MP and the SNP leader at Westminster, and who rakes in a fortune there in salary and expenses under a system he professes to hate. He writes: 1/ Ian Blackford was wealthy before he was elected. He was … Continue reading A staunch defence of blustering Blackford

No wildcat referendum in 2023: honesty shock from leading light in the SNP

by Colin Campbell MICHELLE Thomson secured her place in history this week when she became the first SNP politician ever publicly to say something that Nicola Sturgeon has strongly, or even mildly disapproved of. Given the North Korean standards of discipline and threatened punishment applied by the SNP, it was a bold move indeed, MSP Thomson said that Boris Johnson would not grant permission for … Continue reading No wildcat referendum in 2023: honesty shock from leading light in the SNP