Various Deliberations

There is a back-handed wish associated with the Chinese: may you live in interesting times. That can be how it currently feels in global affairs these days so I started this as a means of dealing with the disquiet that the ongoing upheaval is causing. Since then, other nicer things are being added so I might overhaul things in time. It is god to release oneself from life’s stresses and strains too.


Beinn Bheag from Strath Fillan, Tyndrum, Stirling District, Scotland

When it comes to the worlds of politics and culture, Scotland often feels like a world away from England. Distance might have a hand in this but the Scottish independence of mind and its ability to foster different opinions cannot be discounted either. Once you get up there, the obsessions of the English media no longer seem so near and its Scottish counterpart purveys its own fare. Like anywhere else, media outlets are national or local and there's a goodly number of the latter too. So, here you'll find collated those that I have found already. There may be more that I have missed and there's always the link for sending a private message to me above if there's any that fall into this category.

National News

Apart from the offering from the BBC, there are also two major Scottish national daily newspapers. Incidentally, the first is from Edinburgh while the second is published in Glasgow. Their English counterparts also appear north of the border but, for reasons that should not surprise you, the Scottish content of these is not as strong. In addition, I have added links for those seeking news pertinent to individual local areas: just use the additional scroll bar to see what's here.

Local News: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Moray

Local News: Argyll & Bute

Local News: Ayrshire & Renfrewshire

Local News: Borders

Local News: Dumfries & Galloway

Local News: Dundee & Angus

Local News: Edinburgh & Lothians

Local News: Fife & Perthshire

Local News: Glasgow & Lanarkshire

Local News: Highlands & Islands

Local News: Orkney & Shetland

Local News: Stirlingshire & Dunbartonshire