Brendan O’Hara MP and Tommy Sheppard MP

In the past few days some of the new group of SNP MPs have made their maiden speeches in the House of Commons. Here are two very different speeches from Argyll & Bute’s Brendan O’Hara and East Edinburgh’s Tommy Sheppard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4NObZwYJDk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhwMoPF6540 Enjoy

Argyll & Bute: How it works: Complaint against me and the response so far

Yesterday’s post (read here) has kick started a response from Michael Russell MSP. Overnight he has solicited support from people he was able to contact so that the press release below could be issued before any notification from the Ethics and Standards Commissioner. I am very grateful for this and reproduce the press release as… Continue reading Argyll & Bute: How it works: Complaint against me and the response so far

Community Land Scotland Conference, 21/22 May 15

I attended the above on behalf of South Cowal Community Development Company (SCCDC) to hear how the land reform movement was progressing through community ownership. SCCDC failed¬† in their bid to buy the Castle Toward estate due to the owner, Argyll & Bute Council, being unwilling to budge on the price they were demanding. The… Continue reading Community Land Scotland Conference, 21/22 May 15

HOW ARGYLL & BUTE WORKS: THE BUDGET: NOW MSP ASKS QUESTIONS

I have been in Inverness the last 2 days at the Community Land Scotland conference, of which more later this weekend. For now, back to the scandal of Cllr Walsh’s undemocratic activities in concealing from the public and most councillors what is being discussed. Michael Russell MSP has tabled the following questions in the Scottish… Continue reading HOW ARGYLL & BUTE WORKS: THE BUDGET: NOW MSP ASKS QUESTIONS