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Professor Sir Donald MacKay - an appreciation

A CHAMPION of home rule, a stout defender of liberal economics and an unswerving supporter of enterprise and the market economy: Professor Sir Donald Mackay who died last month aged 79, made a unique and distinctive contribution to Scottish public life, and often against the tide of prevailing political opinion.

He was ...

by Bill Jamieson

Wednesday 7, December, 2016 , | Comment


Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Bake your cake now before it's too late!

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING to do this weekend? Why not make your own Christmas cake? After this weekend you will not have long enough to feed it!

This is the cake I have made for years and is fool proof as well as being the best tasting Christmas cake I make, despite me being swayed to ...

by Jackie Anderson

Saturday 10, December, 2016 , | Comment


Alex Johnstone MSP – A Tribute

I first came across Alex Johnstone at the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool in 1997. This event was held in the wake of the Party’s crushing defeat in that year’s General Election, but one of the platform speakers caught my eye. He was a young Kincardineshire farmer who spoke with passion and clarity. I cannot ...

by Murdo Fraser

Friday 9, December, 2016 , | Comment