The Scottish Youth Parliament has been rocked by the resignation of at least seven of its members amid calls for structural change and amid claims of bullying, sexism and stifled debate, The Courier can reveal.
Should young people be able to opt out of religious observance in schools, or is religious literacy vital to avoid radicalisation and intolerance? As the Scottish Government’s position on religious observance is challenged by humanists, MICHAEL ALEXANDER looks at the arguments for and against change.
In the fourth part of our pre-election mini-series, Michael Alexander meets Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie who is battling to reclaim the former Lib Dem bastion of North East Fife from the SNP.
In the third part of our pre-election mini-series, Michael Alexander meets Dundee’s Jenny Marra who is top of Scottish Labour’s North East Scotland regional list and battling to secure victory as a pro-UK candidate in Scotland’s ‘Yes’ city.
In the first part of a pre-election mini-series, Michael Alexander meets the Dundee-based co-convener of the Scottish Green Party, Maggie Chapman, who is top of the Greens’ North East of Scotland regional list and has ambitions to be Scotland’s “first participative MSP”.