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Wins and Losses in the Gender War

Wins and Losses for Women September 2022 forWomen Scotland Judicial Review Having examined the guidance being issued by the Scottish government on the gender composition of public boards, for Women Scotland (FWS) feels compelled to take the government back to court, as it appears the legal ruling forbidding transgender persons from being on public boards… Read More »Wins and Losses in the Gender War

September 10th – September 16th, 2022 Week 37

10/09/22 – 16/09/22 Disability, royalty, republics, and are we being gamed?…… Disability Discrimination People with disabilities were harder hit during the pandemic and now by the cost-of-living crisis, according to Helen McArdle in the Herald (‘Disabled should be a priority for the new health secretary’, 10/09/22).  But the SNP/Green Programme for Government last week had… Read More »September 10th – September 16th, 2022 Week 37

September 3rd – September 9th, 2022 Week 36

03/09/22 – 09/09/22 Another Police Scotland ‘Boys’ Club? Former police constable Gemma MacRae has accused Police Scotland of failing to tackle a systemic culture of sexism, bullying and misogyny in the force.  Prosecutors took three years to dismiss 20 allegations against the ‘Moray Boys’ Club’, with only one allegation of sexual assault against her by… Read More »September 3rd – September 9th, 2022 Week 36

Legal Matters August 2022

Justice/Legal Matters Does Scotland have the power to pass the Independence Referendum Bill under the Scotland Act 1998? When Winnie Ewing reconvened the Scottish parliament in 1999, it is arguable she reconvened it with full powers, as Scotland had when it was adjourned.  The SNP has sought to intervene in the Supreme Court process to argue… Read More »Legal Matters August 2022

August 13th – August 19th, 2022 Week 33

13/08/22 – 19/08/22 Health, Land, Women, Energy and a Gaelic meltdown ……. Disability Matters Corseford College in Renfrewshire will open in September for 15 young people with complex needs, offering bespoke learning for 18–25-year-olds, with sensory suites, a specialist pool, rebound therapy involving trampolines and outdoor learning.  It aims to prepare young people to live… Read More »August 13th – August 19th, 2022 Week 33

Eco Matters August 2022

Eco Matters                                                August 2022 Grouse Shoots, Wildfires, Land Ownership and more… Grouse Shooting             Is this an iconic Scottish activity or just a cliché of Scottish life like swirling mist, bagpipes, whisky… Read More »Eco Matters August 2022