The Nationalists took their campaign to Hamilton on Monday, with Nicola Sturgeon leading the baby cuddling photo opportunities. Nothing unusual about that, you may think – there is a general election in three weeks.
While the focus north and south of the border is on the general election, voters could do a little to change their lives by choosing the most competent councillors in tomorrow’s local ballots.
Even before Theresa May’s announcement of a general election in June, Scotland had been on something of a war footing, with local elections on May 4.
Leaders of nations and governments, small and large, relish any opportunity to perform on the global stage.
Dundee has hit the national headlines after one of its residents incurred what is believed to be the UK’s biggest ever parking fine.
Given the choice, would Europeans prefer to live in Scotland or England? Judging by the respective immigration statistics of the two nations, the answer is pretty clear.
Who is advising Nicola Sturgeon on when (there is no longer an if) to call a second independence referendum? She apparently relies on a very tight inner circle that includes her husband, Peter Murrell, who is also the SNP’s chief executive.
The word ‘nationalism’ has clear connotations wherever it is associated with political movements, across the world and across the ages.
The SNP government has at last caved in to pressure from the Scottish business community over extortionate rate increases but only after mounting criticism within its own ranks.
After all the tricky customers the Prime Minister has had to endure recently, the Scottish First Minister must have seemed a minor distraction.