Monthly Archives: March 2011

A dissapointing effort from BBC News

The BBC used to give a link to stories in local papers on their website – and being in the North East I often look at the North East, Orkney & Shetland part of the site – now they’ve changed … Continue reading

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Should Heritage Lottery Funding be used to destroy heritage?

It was with some incredulity that I read the following headline in the Press & Journal of 19th March 2011 : “City Gardens bosses to apply for lottery cash”. Now to clear up any confusion right at the start – The … Continue reading

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Clock ticking for Triple Kirks

In January 2011, we posted a piece titled Triple Kirks Nonsultation? about what was going on at The Triple Kirks site. At this stage, the plans for the site had already been subject to intense local criticism, inspired a poem and … Continue reading

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The shape of things to come?

Earlier this week, I was over in Stavanger on business and after finishing work on Tuesday I had a stroll round the harbour with my camera.  Now, amid all the heavy duty nautical ephemera you expect to find in a … Continue reading

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