The Queensferry or Second Forth Crossing is no triumph of Scottish engineering but, rather, a reflection of globalisation. George Rosie reports on – and laments – how very few Scottish firms are engaged in building this hugely important and costly infrastructure project.
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Charles Kennedy was a conviction politician. Affability and an ability to bring commonsense warmth into the nation’s living rooms won him affection, but no one who studied his career from 23-year-old MP to sceptical (but loyal) observer of the LibDems in coalition could doubt that principles were more important than public performance.
One hundred years after the Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock was published Fay Young reflects on how Eliot’s poem fits our “deranged and unbalanced” 21st century.
As with their counterparts in other parts of the UK and beyond, Scotland’s public-sector workers are more and more sceptical about the willingness of the SNP to go beyond mere rhetoric. Following the experience of Scottish Labour, the risk is that this costs the nationalists much of their support as early as next May at the Scottish parliament elections.