So where are those ‘macabre’ Royal mourning kits now?

by Colin Campbell IN 2018 Highland Council was accused of making “tasteless” preparation for the death when it happened of the most senior members of the Royal family. According to newspaper reports at the time: “Macabre ‘mourning kits’ that include black bordered photographs and books of condolence have been sent out by a council in a ‘tasteless’ preparation for the deaths of the Queen, Prince … Continue reading So where are those ‘macabre’ Royal mourning kits now?

Sturgeon takes off her bossy boots and puts on her football boots as she falls in with the crowd

by Colin Campbell I WAS at the last major sporting event in Scotland, in fact in Europe, where thousands of people were in attendance and I’d like to be at the next one as well, if I could get a ticket. Ibrox last March hosted a European tie in front of a sellout 50,000 crowd and then we all went home to await the imminent … Continue reading Sturgeon takes off her bossy boots and puts on her football boots as she falls in with the crowd

Nationalist campaigners face long, endless climb to indyref2

by Colin Campbell FERGUS Ewing’s normally moribund Twitter site has been energised by his election campaign. It gives considerable prominence to photos of his SNP supporters in Inverness shinning up lampposts to put up posters. No-one has ever been persuaded to vote for a political party by seeing a poster on a lamppost, but it’s still good to see that some old fashioned campaigning traditions … Continue reading Nationalist campaigners face long, endless climb to indyref2

With attention fixated on fake ‘Gathering Place’, essential gathering places were left to rot

by Colin Campbell AS pre-election bribes go, Nicola Sturgeon’s assumption of the new role of Scotland’s playleader in chief is one of the more acceptable. One of a number of giveaways she’s announced involves a £60 million fund “to renew every playpark in Scotland, so that all children have access to a place to play in their own community”. Parents and children in the Highlands … Continue reading With attention fixated on fake ‘Gathering Place’, essential gathering places were left to rot

As SNP dole out English funded freebies, what if the money for them all dried up?

by Colin Campbell NICOLA Sturgeon and the SNP don’t just want to lead us to the land of milk and honey, right now they’re trying to create the impression we’re already there. The £60million for restoring playparks is welcome. But there’s a long list of other pre-election freebies that they’re dangling in front of the voters or placing increased emphasis on as well. A free … Continue reading As SNP dole out English funded freebies, what if the money for them all dried up?

RIVERSIDE TRAVESTY: £300,000 project to concrete over natural beauty spot will be complete by summer

by Colin Campbell WORK is to start this week on the Ness riverside Gathering Place. As water from the river in spate filled the site planned for the “artwork” scheme yesterday hopes that the hugely controversial project would also be sunk were dashed by an announcement from Highland Council. Its April Fool’s day timing could not have been more ironic. But this was no risible … Continue reading RIVERSIDE TRAVESTY: £300,000 project to concrete over natural beauty spot will be complete by summer

The superb success of lifesaver vaccination programme

by Colin Campbell I AM absolutely delighted to be joining Her Majesty the Queen in receiving my second dose of the coronavirus vaccine this week. She received hers a couple of days ago, as emblazoned in yesterday’s headlines, and Friday’s the day for me. It is a joy and a privilege to share this momentous experience with the most famous and most admired woman in … Continue reading The superb success of lifesaver vaccination programme

Already, less need for concern over threats from Salmond the slob

by Colin Campbell THE first poll on Alex Salmond’s Alba Party has found only three per cent of voters plan to support it. If that holds and given Salmond’s widespread unpopularity – another poll finding –  then Alba will disappear like snow of a dyke. At the weekend Salmond the slob raised the prospect of “street protests” arising from a refusal by Boris Johnson to … Continue reading Already, less need for concern over threats from Salmond the slob

SNP ‘crofter’ and money-grubber Blackford prepares to lead the sheep

by Colin Campbell “AND so it begins” sighed Ross MP and SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford in a Twitter posting. And begin it did, as defections from the SNP to Alex Salmond’s new Alba party turned the level of infighting among nationalists into a frenzy of fury, recrimination and loathing. But “simple 10-acres crofter” Blackford wasn’t referring to that as he took refuge from it … Continue reading SNP ‘crofter’ and money-grubber Blackford prepares to lead the sheep

Power crazed Sturgeon and vengeance crazed Salmond will compete to ramp up extremism

by Colin Campbell WHAT a truly hellish pair of cult leaders now represent the squalid face of nationalism. Scowling, grievance-mongering Nicola Sturgeon with her threat to hold an illegal referendum at the height of the pandemic has been joined by her arch enemy Alex Salmond, a man with a reputation for arrogance and nastiness towards his fellow human beings, particularly women, and oozing vengeance out … Continue reading Power crazed Sturgeon and vengeance crazed Salmond will compete to ramp up extremism