Motherwell: Struggling to escape the past, cut to the bone in the present
Sean Bell reports from Motherwell, a town often defined by its history, but those working to combat poverty and austerity within the town are facing contemporary challenges
BEYOND Motherwell's precincts, perception of the town is often defined by its past.
Anti-slavery freedom fighter Frederick Douglass to be commemorated in Edinburgh
Historic Environment Scotland will unveil a plaque in honour of Douglass, the first black figure recognised by the Commemorative Plaque Scheme
FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the 19th century abolitionist, campaigner for black suffrage and civil rights icon, will become the first historic figure to be honoured by the Historic Environment Scotland’s 2018 Commemorative Plaque Scheme.
Nicola Sturgeon: Sexual misconduct complaints against Alex Salmond “could not be ignored”
As the former first minister challenges Scottish Government procedure in court, Sturgeon calls for the privacy of those who made complaints against him to be respected.
FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON has stated that allegations of sexual misconduct against her predecessor Alex Salmond cannot be “swept under the carpet” and emphasised the need to ensure “fair and due process”.
Analysis: How many controversies must occur before Dungavel is finally closed?
The notorious detention centre has been condemned as an affront to human rights for almost 20 years; what will it take to finally be rid of it?
THAT Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre is housed around a retrofitted Victorian hunting lodge, where the Duke of Hamilton would once spend his summers, is oddly appropriate.
Better Than Zero campaign calls for strikes against Amazon to extend from mainland Europe to UK
Thousands of Amazon warehouse workers in Germany, Spain and Poland today went on strike, demanding better working conditions
THE BETTER THAN ZERO CAMPAIGN has welcomed the outbreak of industrial action against the e-commerce megacorporation Amazon across several European nations, and has expressed its hope that such strikes spread to the UK.
Scottish Govt must condemn Spanish attack on right to self-determination, campaigners say on eve of Torra-Sturgeon meeting
Call from Scottish activists follows meeting between the Catalan President Quim Torra and new Spanish Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez
THE CATALAN DEFENCE COMMITTEE (CDC) SCOTLAND has called on the Scottish and UK Governments, as well as opposition parties, to apply political pressure to the Spanish Government to endorse a recognised referendum on Catalan independence, on the even of new Catalan President Quim Torra meeting First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh.