Tag Archives: Scotland

Pedalling on Parliament

On Saturday 28th April 2012 along with thousands of fellow cyclists I pedalled on Parliament.  I haven’t ventured down to Edinburgh since 2008, so a trip to the Capital is a big occasion for me but I felt that I … Continue reading

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Musings on Mary Slessor

So this weekend in the Press & Journal we read the headline that “Sir Ian Wood said last night that projects in Africa would benefit from the £50million he has offered to Aberdeen – should the City Garden Project be … Continue reading

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You’ve Been Trumped Première

Last night I attended the Scottish première of Anthony Baxter’s new documentary You’ve Been Trumped – it’s actually the second time I’ve been to a première in Aberdeen having seen the debut of Fraser Denholm’s Run Down Aberdeen earlier in the year. Trump’s PR … Continue reading

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Dogs die in hot cars

At Moved to Comment we get annoyed when myths and inaccuracies about Scotland are perpetuated. These are usually based on ignorance from media folks still coming to terms with the fact that there is life beyond the M25 but if … Continue reading

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Public plastic pays for £3,550.37 Pom Pom purchase. Priceless!

On the 27th May 2011, the Daily Telegraph published a list of spending on council credit cards above a £500 threshold and it was with great interest that we perused the section detailing the £566,929 spent using Aberdeenshire Council credit cards. Now for an … Continue reading

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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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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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Thought provoking performance art

Crossing the Denburn Viaduct yesterday I chanced upon this strange scene outside the Triple Kirks – at first I thought it was a protest about the Triple Kirks development but then I found that it was part of the This Is … Continue reading

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The Aberdeen Civic Car : A Civic Disgrace?

Aberdeen City Council have been in the news a lot recently with up to 900 council jobs facing the axe in a desperate effort to balance the books of a City in financial ruin after decades of apparent civic mismanagement by successive … Continue reading

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Triple Kirks Nonsultation ?

Nonsultation = A specious public consultation on decisions that have already been made. I like this word, but I loathe the concept it describes. More and more we see that government, business and property developers are embracing this concept, with … Continue reading

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