Scientists overwhelmingly backed the Remain case in last week’s EU referendum. Here a prominent Aberdeen-based scientist laments the outcome and its impact on scientific research funding – and fears for #indyref2 on top.
The Scottish Government has finally appointed a new Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) – months late. Our own CSA muses on the appointment and what else lies in store for Scottish higher education.
Five Scottish-based scientists have just been elected Fellow of the Royal Society. But, in Scotland, the Scottish Government appears to have downgraded the post of chief scientific officer – vacant for almost 18 months. In earlier times scientists such as Robert Moray occupied key political roles; nowadays they’re shunned by politicians.