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Scottish Resistance protester Sean Clerkin loses High Court case

Sean Clerkin (right) lost the appeal against his fine for a Breach of the Peace. Photograph: Jamie Simpson

PROTESTER Sean Clerkin has lost his appeal to have judges overturn a conviction for a protest at an Ed Balls Labour Party event.

12:00am Wednesday 29 March 2017

MSP Michael Russell calls for heads to roll over damning Argyll and Bute school report

Russell said the report was ‘deeply worrying and very depressing’

ARGYLL MSP Michael Russell has called on the leader, the deputy leader and elected education chief of Argyll and Bute Council to start “considering their positions” in light of a damning report on the council’s education service.

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

The National Roadshow in Dumfries: Petition lodged on puppy farming has full backing of MSP Emma Harper

Emma Harper (centre) with staff from the SSPCA. Photograph: Peter Devlin

CAMPAIGNERS in Galloway have lodged a petition with almost 1000 signatures calling on the Scottish Government to take action against puppy trafficking.

12:00am Friday 24 March 2017

National Roadshow in Dumfries: MSP behind Transport Summit, Joan McAlpine, keeps up fight to dual the A75

Joan McAlpine (centre) with members of the campaign group lobbying to dual the A75

THE South Scotland MSP whose campaign secured a Transport Summit for Dumfries and Galloway has written to the Scottish Government’s Transport Minister following her latest meeting with young local transport activists behind a fight to dual the A75.

8:01pm Thursday 23 March 2017

Man behind attack campaign on Nicola Sturgeon is Holocaust-denying extremist

The posters have attracted media attention

A campaign targetting Nicola Sturgeon that has received huge amounts of media coverage is being run by a right-wing holocaust denying blogger who was kicked out of Ukip for his extreme views.

12:00am Friday 24 March 2017

May's Brexit trigger will come day after Holyrood vote on independence referendum

Sturgeon: Expected to win vote

A HOLYROOD vote expected to back Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum will take place next Tuesday – the day before Theresa May launches the formal process to take the UK out of the European Union.

12:00am Friday 24 March 2017

Roadshow in Dumfries: Drive to create south-west version of popular North Coast 500 tourist route

Picturesque: The village of Wanlockhead

A MAJOR drive is on to create a new south-west Scotland tourist route similar to the hugely successful North Coast 500 – Scotland’s answer to America’s Route 66, which is listed as one of the world’s best road trips.

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

ScotRef vote is put on hold in respect to London attack

The debate and vote at Holyrood was suspended after the suspected terror attack at Westminster

HOLYROOD bosses postponed their debate on another Scottish independence referendum yesterday as a mark of respect for the tragic events at their “sister Parliament”.

12:00am Thursday 23 March 2017

Westminster attack puts routine arming of officers on Scottish Police Federation conference agenda

Federation general secretary Calum Steele said the routine arming of officers is a complex question

SHOULD Scotland’s police be routinely armed? That’s one of the questions being discussed by rank and file officers during an emergency debate at today’s Scottish Police Federation annual conference.

12:00am Tuesday 28 March 2017

Euan Waddell: Young people may be the future, but we have the chance to make a difference right now

Euan Waddell is MSYP for Eastwood

‘YOUNG people are the future’ – the eternal cliché. Every single generation has been in receipt of this statement, and then passed it on to the next. It’s a patronising and empty sentiment that can tokenise the views of young people while…

12:00am Monday 27 March 2017
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