Young people are at higher risk when exposed to asbestos, says asbestos consultant

By Olivia Ogilvie It’s often that asbestos exposure is linked to jobs that men worked in as asbestos was predominantly found in shipyards and construction yards. Asbestos can be found in areas you may not even be aware of such as old schools, hospitals and offices it is highly likely these buildings contain asbestos fibres. Robin Howie, a consultant on asbestos says: “Asbestos does damage … Continue reading Young people are at higher risk when exposed to asbestos, says asbestos consultant

Fast-track training scheme is not the answer for teaching shortages in Scotland

By Chris Doyle A controversial fast-track scheme for training teachers in Scotland is not the answer to the shortage of teachers according to former South Lanarkshire Director of education, Larry Forde. The two-year training course, with a six-week condensed course in the summer, sees graduates paid as unqualified members of staff in year one and as a qualified teacher with a salary of £22,917 in … Continue reading Fast-track training scheme is not the answer for teaching shortages in Scotland

Marijuana legalisation needs debate says SNP councillor

By Sanjeev Mann (@Ask_Sanjeevs) An SNP councillor thinks tobacco and alcohol causes more problems than marijuana, and advocates the legalisation of marijuana for medical use. Kilmarnock councillor Jim Todd’s comments come after SNP voted for a motion to reform drug policy at their national conference last week in Glasgow. As well as his medicinal views Todd feels that there needs to be a more recent … Continue reading Marijuana legalisation needs debate says SNP councillor

Celtic can get a result against Bayern Munich says ex Hoops striker Frank McGarvey

Former Celtic Frank McGarvey believes Celtic can get a result against Bayern Munich in Germany tonight – as long as the Scottish champions stick to their way of playing.   The Hoops take on the German giants in matchday three of the Champions League and McGarvey thinks it could be their night. He said:   “I think Celtic can do well tonight, if they sneak … Continue reading Celtic can get a result against Bayern Munich says ex Hoops striker Frank McGarvey

UK is “Walking Closer to the Cliff Edge” with Brexit Talks, warns Labour MSP

By Olivia Armstrong SCOTTISH LABOUR MSP Jackie Baillie has warned that the UK is “walking closer to the cliff edge without any sign of a deal” regarding Brexit. Baillie was speaking after a report from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, released on Tuesday, which claimed a second Brexit referendum or change in government could significantly improve the UK’s economic situation. She added that the … Continue reading UK is “Walking Closer to the Cliff Edge” with Brexit Talks, warns Labour MSP

Mind over matter for Celts against Bayern

By Kevin Craigens ASKING Celtic to go to Germany and beat Bayern Munich would be a tall order in the Champions League tonight. But does height make a difference in a world of tiki-taka football? Gordon Strachan suggested that genetics was to blame for his Scotland side’s failure qualifying for the World Cup. But a leading sports psychologist believes that it is style of play … Continue reading Mind over matter for Celts against Bayern