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‘We’ve lost a braw fechter for Scotland’: In memory of Ivor Birnie

OUR mutual friend Stuart McHardy could not have put it better when he said that “we lost a braw fechter for Scotland in Ivor Birnie”, when Ivor saw his final Hogmanay, leaving this world just after the 2022 bells. Ivor’s brother Stewart had died in 2015, so he leaves the remaining three of his five siblings, Anne, June and Ron. He was remembered this week at a post-pandemic “cheeky wee glass” in Wilkies Bar.

COMMENT Big nuclear powers want to be seen as acting responsibly when no action is taken

ON the eve of the day that the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference was due to start at the UN in New York if it had not been postponed again due to Covid, the Leaders of the five nuclear-armed states that are signatories to that treaty have issued a joint statement which they describe as being on "Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races".