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.
Today, barring a very unlikely rebellion in SNP ranks, the Scottish Parliament will vote by a narrow margin for a second independence referendum.
There was something suspicious in the timing of a pro-Nationalist newspaper’s report on Sunday detailing online abuse against the First Minister.
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.
The date for the next Scottish independence referendum may not have been set yet but there is little doubt that the Nationalists are already in campaign mode.