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

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

Hate Crime In Scotland: Sectarianism still an issue

By Sanjeev Mann A new campaign called Hate Has No Home was launched this week to even further combat hate crime in Scotland. The campaign came from a partnership between the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and The Crown Office and was used that improve understanding and reporting of hate related crime. The campaign will focus around digital adverts around bus stations and other public areas … Continue reading Hate Crime In Scotland: Sectarianism still an issue

SCOTLAND’S NATIONAL TEAM – TIME FOR CHANGE?

AFTER another failed qualifying campaign Scotland find themselves in a period of transition once again. When next year’s World Cup comes round, the Tartan Army will once more be watching on from home having been firmly left out of the party for the tenth consecutive tournament in a row. Manager Gordon Strachan was sacked following last Sunday’s draw with Slovenia which was a must win … Continue reading SCOTLAND’S NATIONAL TEAM – TIME FOR CHANGE?

South Ayrshire supports LGBT

By Natalie Miller South Ayrshire Council County Buildings have announced they will be supporting LGBT History Month next February when they fly the Pride flag for the whole month. Although LGBT History Month is celebrated for those 28 days, LGBT History supports the community all year round as they spread the message equality for all. This year at the end of the month the film … Continue reading South Ayrshire supports LGBT

Big Eck wants back – it’s time to forgive and forget

Let’s cast our mind back to that September night in 2007 in the French capital of Paris. The setting for our national team’s greatest victory. Scotland – starved of a place at a major finals and heavily unfancied against the might of France – charged the field of the Parc des Princes. They fought like true Scotsmen that night, and thanks to a James McFadden … Continue reading Big Eck wants back – it’s time to forgive and forget