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Carillion 4 is out!!!

My latest Carillion novel, A Shower of Roses,  is now available for your delectation on Amazon. Any thoughts greatfully received. A great way to fill in the time during lockdown. DCI Carillion is back with his most complex case to

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Posted in Books, Carillion, Crime Fiction, Fiction, Glasgow, Marketing, Scotland, Sharing, Thriller

Carillion 2 Review

Five stars for Carillion 2: Nowhere Man. I’m seriously chuffed! Amazon Customer 5.0 out of 5 stars good plot – with enough loose ends to make you want to read the next one Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 February

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Posted in Books, Carillion, Crime Fiction, Reviews, Scotland, Sharing, Thriller

Rebel Scots; Unquelled!

  Extiction Rebellion Scotland Scotland in Europe

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Posted in Brexit, Climate Change, Comment, Edinburgh, Environment, EU, News, Parliament, Photographs, Politics, Scotland, Sharing, Westminster

The Queen of Sheba

A smashing poem this from Kathleen Jamie. The Queen of Sheba Scotland, you have invoked her name once too often in your Presbyterian living rooms. She’s heard, yea even unto heathenish Arabia your vixen’s bark of poverty, come down the

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Posted in Poetry, Reviews, Scotland

Eurohood

I couldn’t resist this by Liam Kirkaldy  © Holyrood Magazine, especially the description of Nigel Farage as a cross between Napoleon and Captain Birdseye. With hindsight, it seemed inevitable that the EU referendum campaign would be decided by a badly

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, EU, Holyrood, Humour, Journalism, Politics, Scotland, Westminster

Scotland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

It’s pleasing to be able to report some good news for a change. It has take a while but for the first time since the Climate Change Scotland Act was brought into being Scotland has met and surpassed its annual

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Posted in Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Comment, COP 21, Environment, News, Scotland, Scottish Government, Sharing

Scottish Election 2016

With the news media fixated either on Labour’s alleged anti-Semitism or the Tories European meltdown little light has been shed on the Scottish Parliament elections. So with thanks to Grayling Scotland herewith some thoughts. Amidst what by all accounts will

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Posted in Comment, Democracy, Election Debate, Labour Party, Lib Dems, News, Politics, Scotland, Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, Sharing, SNP, Tory Party
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