MAKE no mistake, this dry-as-dust-sounding minimum alcohol pricing victory is as important and totemic for drink-sozzled Scotland as legalising divorce and same-sex marriage have been for Ireland. As a nation that’s prone to excess, we are about to collectively go cold turkey. It’s brave and about time. Over recent decades, sustaining self-harming, substance-related addiction has become Scotland’s real national sport – the only one at which we consistently excel. But it wasn’t always that way.
Hundreds of politicians, activists and civic leaders from Norway, Iceland, the Faroes, Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Russia and the wider world will arrive in Edinburgh next week for a special Arctic Circle Forum entitled “Scotland and the new North”. Clinching this conference – that will focus on sustainable development and climate change – is a feather in Scotland’s cap and recognition that although not independent, Scotland is already regarded as a “player” by our North Atlantic neighbours.
THERESA May is a lucky lady. With two Ministerial resignations in one week it doesn’t look that way right now — I ken. But just think. If Brexit wasn’t such an all-consuming nightmare, the Tory leader would have triggered parliamentary rebellions aplenty this summer after revealing plans to rob the Commons of its authority and Holyrood of its powers. If the Tory leader hadn’t coughed her way through that conference speech, its dire content would have been the thing that attracted attention.
Good to hear problems admitting patients for hip ops at PRI seem to have been resolved by putting physios on shift at weekends. Means patients can be discharged 7 days a week freeing up beds. Phew. I'm due in on Monday @ShonaRobison
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