Than an nou — poverty, makkin dae, an leukin oot for ilk ither

The TV news the nou is stappit fou wi hert brakkin sichts. Puir sowels wi naewhaur tae bide nor lay their heids left tae chitter in the cauld; fowk wha uissless, shilpit Offícialdom hae cast sae far doun they’v nae fecht left; fowk no able tae feed their bairns, niver mind theirsels. I think o ma mither, a wumman wha in her young day haed seen a deal o poverty …

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Trains approachin?

Puir infrastructur is a belt aboot Scotland’s thrapple. Oor roads ar pithailed anachronisms. Boats tae the isles ar auld an dear. Fleein tae ony airt ither than London gars ye traivel tae ane o the central belt aeroports, doublin the cost an time o ilka journey. Scotrail is a mixter-maxter o the sorry an the sublime. On the ae haund there’s a braw new electric service breingin atween Embra an …

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Pit astronomy heich up in the Scots education system

We can read this Thursday in The National that Scotland could be the place for the rapplin space industry by the wey o Tom Walkinshaw o technology firm Alba Orbital. We can read an-aw that space technology firms fae Scotland is developpin new technology, wi Alba Orbital developpin the lichtest, cheapest, and peeriest sattelite aroond. Anither newins tae dae wi the Scots space industry, the possibility o a spaceport, wis …

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