11/02/2020Ben WrayWorkers’ Theatre seeks to bring plays and other cultural events to a broad public on a non-profit basis Workers’ Theatre group set to expand with second festivalAim to create affordable, accessible and family friendly artsEvents will explore radical themes including gentrification in Glasgow WORKERS’ THEATRE, the non-profit radical cultural group, will be expanding in […]

Radical theatre co-operative to launch second festival in Glasgow’s Southside

11/02/2020Ben WrayThousands of free cashpoint machines closed down across the UK last year Scots charged £9.5 million to access their own cashBig bank profits spike over cuts to local banking servicesCalls for new Scottish Government backed retail bank THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has come under fresh pressure to address fee-charging cashpoints, after it was revealed that […]

Pressure on Scottish Government to find solutions as ATM charges double

11/02/2020BeccaGovan Docks Regeneration Trust have been holding consultations on the future prospects of Govan graving docks, and have just released the findings of their consultation. “THE DEFAULT idea was 750 high rise flats, well now there are all sorts of other ideas and visions and aspirations, including bringing jobs, training and employment opportunities back for […]

Govan Docks: The Potential to Change Govan’s Future

10/02/2020SeanBellCommonSpace book critic Chiara Bullen reviews the latest releases out in February Hotel Du Jack, Dan Brotzel Short Stories | Sandstone | £8.99 | Buy Here A woman granted a superpower discovers it’s more trouble than it’s worth. A neighbourhood forum becomes the setting for a bizarre ghost story. A children’s entertainer wrestles with problems […]

BookSpace: Hotel du Jack; Monster Slayer; Fate; The Great Pretender

10/02/2020SeanBellThe first minister conceded she was “not overly optimistic” about the Scottish Government’s efforts to prevent the UK from adopting lower standards than the EU –          Nicola Sturgeon argues that, when Scotland achieves independence, “the case for us joining the EU will be an overwhelming one.” –          Speech in Brussels follows intervention from former EU […]

Nicola Sturgeon makes fresh case for Scottish EU membership in Brussels speech

10/02/2020SeanBellScottish Greens propose expanding powers of Scotland’s leading animal protection charity to tackle wildlife crime Stage one committee report on the Animals and Wildlife Bill recommends exploring an expansion of powers for the Scottish SPCAAt present, the charity only has the power to collect evidence on crimes against domestic animalsScottish SPCA also backs call to […]

‘Build a better Scotland for all animals’: Proposals to expand powers of Scottish SPCA win committee backing

07/02/2020Ben WraySome organisations have expressed disappointment with a restrained budget THE SCOTTISH BUDGET may have been overshadowed by the resignation of former finance secretary Derek Mackay. But what did emerge was also quite a muted and conservative body of proposals, relating in part to some of the political challenges facing the Scottish Government. For the […]

Scottish Budget 2020: Reaction round-up

07/02/2020SeanBellAhead of COP26, Scottish Community Alliance raises concerns over the Scottish Government’s approach to engaging local communities with the climate emergency REPRESENTATIVES from 17 members of the Scottish Community Alliance have written to the Scottish Government raising concerns about its approach towards the community sector’s contribution in the fight against the climate emergency. The Scottish […]

Scottish communities seek government support in local battle against climate change

06/02/2020Ben WrayScottish budget unveiled ahead of UK budget in order to provide “stability” for local authorities Range of green investments forms keynote of Scottish budget, alongside additional spending on health and alleviating child povertyForbes warns any disruption created by changes in spending from UK budget in March will be fault of UK GovernmentOpposition parties demand […]

COP 26 and climate emergency loom large in extraordinary Scottish budget