Lawyer Rosalind MacInnes on Freedom of Expression in Scotland

 

 

At a recent Edinburgh NUJ meeting on freedom of expression, media lawyer Rosalind McInnes, who is employed by the BBC, was on the panel. She was speaking in a private capacity about the current state of freedom of expression laws in Scotland.

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Quiz about physically disabled students.

 This is a quiz from a fundraising event for physically disabled school students at George Watson's College. The questions are based on the short descriptions of inspiring people who overcame disability as children and young people below. Answers are at the foot.

 

 

1 Whose musical feet found a path to success?

2 Who turned out to be a lot brighter than his teacher thought?

 

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'Dramatising Scotland's Past' at Scotland's History Festival 2014

Actor and Gaelic singer Dolina Maclennan began this event at Scotland's History Festival 'Previously...' with a reading from her recently published book, ‘Dolina: An Island Girl’s Journey’. http://www.theislandsbooktrust.com/store/books/dolina-an-island-girls-journey/



Maclennan read a passage about her memories of touring the Highlands and Islands in 1973 with the huge theatrical success of that time ‘The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil’ , a play about the Highland clearances, and land rights. Dolina recalled the audience member who rose to her feet to deliver a Gaelic curse to the actor playing land agent Patrick Sellar; rolling up the gaffa tape on a pencil to use it again; travelling with pots and pans and taking £5 from the cast each Thursday to feed them for the week. She linked the tumultous reception the play received in its tour across Scotland to a surge of nationalism which sent 11 SNP MPs to Westminster a year later.
 
James McArdle and Gordon Kennedy. Photo: Manuel Harlan

History? James McArdle (James I) and Gordon Kennedy (Murdac Stewart). Photo: Manuel Harlan
 
Dramatising Scotland’s Past:  free event at Scotland’s History Festival, ‘Previously...’ Adam House on November 19, 2014.

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The Silence of the Nos

By Jackie Kemp, From the website Wake UP Scotland, 16 September 2014.

There is a strange case of the silence of the Nos in Scotland at the moment.

I have been pointing out what I see as the flaws in the independence plan on social media for a week and I know I am losing friends. I have been accused of falling for “scaremongering”; of behaving “just like a mum”; of exhibiting conduct that is “unbecoming”. “Stop being a fanny and just vote Yes” one person wrote.

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