Category Archives: National

Considering Calman and The Scotland Bill

Eberhard ‘Paddy’ Bort is the Academic Coordinator of the Institute of Governance and a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Edinburgh. Further biographical details are available here.

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Capturing Wave and Tidal Power on the Crown Estates

The Crown Estate is the organisation, established by Parliament, which manages the estates of the Crown throughout the whole of the United Kingdom. The marine estate in Scotland consists of approximately 50 per cent of the foreshore and beds of … Continue reading

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The future of Scottish Education

Isobel Lindsay comes with a long history of invovlement in Scottish Politics. Professionally, she was a lecturer in sociology at Strathclyde University, and was a member of the Scottish constitutional Convention. A peace activitst, Isobel is currently vice-convener for Scottish … Continue reading


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Rebuilding, repairing and reinvigorating Scottish infrastructure

The Scottish Futures Trust is the independent company responsible for improving value for money in public infrastructure investment projects such as schools, transport, health and regeneration. One of its main functions is to find new ways to raise affordable finance … Continue reading

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Hot off the press

Bill Jamieson is well known to regular speaker at our meetings, and we can always rely on him to entertain us with a topical issue of the day. Bill is Executive Editor of The Scotsman writing regularly on finance and … Continue reading

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