The fight-back has started. David Bell, Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling, has said the idea of a National Care Service is a “distraction”. He said we should instead be focusing on how to increase funding to the sector, and what a fair funding mechanism would look like.  Donald MacAskill, CEO of Scottish […]

The debate about the future of social care is heating up






“The electoral franchise is personal and in each of us touches on complex matters of identity. Maybe we need not be surprised that in a nation still struggling with its own identity, those who do not fit into the categories of Scottish or English remain the ‘others’”

Ellen Höfer: New Scots voters and the ‘other’ blindspot





Andy Colvin, a resident of Kilmarnock, says many who are self-employed are not getting the support they need. Andy highlights the case of his friend, Sandy Hillan, who has been at the heart of the community response to the crisis but is under severe financial pressure personally. I’M getting a little tired with announcements on […]

The rhetoric and the reality