Category Archives: Angus

Bending the rules

This week a new shop opened up on the High Street. Unlike the others, though, it is actually part of a Scotland wide chain, passing itself off as a local independent. I refer, of course, to the Yes shop in … Continue reading

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The Myth of left wing Scotland

I was talking to someone the other day about the independence referendum – you know in that way where you have to initiate the conversation, as most normal people don’t have independence as top of their agenda. But, they said, … Continue reading

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Here’s what I would have said

Here is the text of the speech I would have given if I had managed to catch the eye of the chair in today’s debate on Transport at Scottish labour conference: Chair, Conference Thank you. John Ruddy, Angus CLP and first time … Continue reading

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Save Angus College

At last nights Labour Party meeting, we had a visit from Douggie Dean, UNISON steward at Angus College. He was able to give us an update on the funding situation at Angus College, and it made for grim listening. As … Continue reading

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New cafe in Montrose

Its always a pleasure to see a new business open up, especially when it moves into a previously empty shop. Its even more of a pleasure when it is a business offering something unique. Cafe O’ Clay in Murray Street … Continue reading

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We need more Wind

The Montrose facility operated by GlaxoSmithKline has proposed installing two large wind turbines in order to help make the plant self-sufficient in electricity. However there is a growing opposition to the scheme, on what seems to be the most spurious … Continue reading

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