EMMA’S WORRIES ARE ALMOST OVER. IF SHE STICKS BY THE RULES AND PLAYS THE SNP GAME, SHE’LL SOON FIND OUT, LIKE EWING, HENDRY AND BLACKFORD, IT’S RAINING MONEY

by Colin Campbell A FEW days I reported on a vicious attack on newly-elected SNP MSP Emma Roddick, on the influential and widely read nationalist website Wings of Scotland. Ms Roddick has had the last laugh, earlier than might have been expected. Two days ago Wings owner Stuart Campbell penned a long, angry and bitter farewell to his readers, saying he was packing it all … Continue reading EMMA’S WORRIES ARE ALMOST OVER. IF SHE STICKS BY THE RULES AND PLAYS THE SNP GAME, SHE’LL SOON FIND OUT, LIKE EWING, HENDRY AND BLACKFORD, IT’S RAINING MONEY

Roadworks, barriers and bollards strewn city provides a less than ideal welcome for visitors

by Colin Campbell A COUPLE of days ago I headed down my usual shortcut pathway from Scorguie to King Brude Road to find it blocked halfway along by a small digger which had been manoeuvred into position to gouge deep holes in the verge and surrounding area for installation work of some kind. “Sorry mate, 10 minutes or so till we get this bit done,” … Continue reading Roadworks, barriers and bollards strewn city provides a less than ideal welcome for visitors

Sturgeon’s fake ‘electoral mandate’ will get her absolutely nowhere

by Colin Campbell SO much for the “supermajority”. So much for “the settled will of the people”. So much for the “mass street protests”. The empty threats that the nationalists have been regaling us with in recent months look pretty worthless now. In their triumphalism and arrogance they set themselves up for a heavy fall and they’ve come crashing down now. The SNP won the … Continue reading Sturgeon’s fake ‘electoral mandate’ will get her absolutely nowhere

Rogue travellers were the bane of people’s lives and Ross spoke the truth, twisted by SNP as usual

by Colin Campbell DOUGLAS Ross may well be no one’s idea of an inspirational leader or an accomplished TV performer. The Scots’ Tory leader is either hesitant and stilted when he speaks or over eager and excitable, as he has been in these party leader debates. Neither does his youthful appearance resonate gravitas, particularly when he tries with knitted eyebrows to appear a junior statesman. … Continue reading Rogue travellers were the bane of people’s lives and Ross spoke the truth, twisted by SNP as usual

Beauty spot? What beauty spot? Idyllic stretch of riverside torn apart

by Colin Campbell THE time for argument and protest over plans to build an “artwork” wall and concrete pathways on a natural and unspoilt riverside beauty spot is now well and truly over. Riverside beauty spot? What riverside beauty spot? The idyllic riverbank setting adjacent to the Ness islands has been torn apart by heavy machinery and looks like an industrial building site. Which is … Continue reading Beauty spot? What beauty spot? Idyllic stretch of riverside torn apart

Sturgeon’s stunning lie over vaccine has a very jagged edge

by Colin Campbell SNP politicians like Fergus Ewing and Drew Hendry must be meeting a lot of people these days with their hectic involvement in the election campaign. And no matter how attentive people are to social distancing requirements, in hectic times it’s all too easy to let attention slip. So its just as well for them that they’ll both have been vaccinated. The same … Continue reading Sturgeon’s stunning lie over vaccine has a very jagged edge

Holier than thou Greens are now just lickspittle sycophants of the SNP

by Colin Campbell THE rosiest night ever for the Green Party in the Highlands was the election for the first time of a Green Party candidate to Highland Council in the 1980s. He may now be long forgotten now but Roger Winter’s success sparked scenes of jubilant celebration at the Inverness election count among his sizeable number of supporters present. I was there to witness … Continue reading Holier than thou Greens are now just lickspittle sycophants of the SNP

Day Prince Philip came to the rescue of a camera shy youngster in Dingwall

by a contributor THE Queen and Prince Philip visited Dingwall in 1963/64. I was seven or eight at the time and a pupil at Dingwall Primary School. Back then the primary school was part of Dingwall Academy. We youngsters were excited and astonished to be informed the Royals were coming to visit! They were down in London, or abroad, or walking Corgi dogs at Balmoral, as far as … Continue reading Day Prince Philip came to the rescue of a camera shy youngster in Dingwall

Boris Johnson will never risk becoming the PM who lost Britain

by Colin Campbell LESS than four weeks to go the Scottish Parliamentary elections on May 6 and Nicola Sturgeon is still brazenly peddling the fiction that Boris Johnson will cave in and back an independence referendum, because opposition to it will be “unsustainable”. That was the jaded and ridiculous claim she dragged out yet again in an interview yesterday. If I was an SNP nationalist … Continue reading Boris Johnson will never risk becoming the PM who lost Britain

Flags lowered and tributes paid on behalf of the people of the Highlands after death of Prince Philip

by Colin Campbell TRIBUTES were paid and flags on government buildings across the Highlands were lowered to half mast yesterday following the death of Prince Philip. The response was respectful but restrained. The Duke of Edinburgh, unlike some of the other leading royals, in particular the Queen, Prince Charles, and Princess Anne, has been an infrequent visitor to the Highlands over the decades. However the … Continue reading Flags lowered and tributes paid on behalf of the people of the Highlands after death of Prince Philip