Civil Society, Politics

Holyrood, charities and culture war

On 6 May Scotland will elect a new parliament. But you're forgiven for not noticing, given the lack of visible campaigning caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic. I've seen just one TV debate; and had a bundle of leaflets drop to the floor with my post (seven in one day!). But do the five parties… Continue reading Holyrood, charities and culture war

Civil Society

We must not lose out to pandemic fatigue

Dreich day, melancholic mood. Today has not been ok; and time, it seems, is not necessarily a good healer. At least not when it comes to this pandemic.  As infection levels rise; and restrictions are tightened, it’s little surprise many of us are fed up, including myself. Indeed, in a weary population, pandemic fatigue is… Continue reading We must not lose out to pandemic fatigue

Civil Society, Politics

A clear message must also give context and hope

The clouds are darkening as I write, but its not just the weather that looks bad. The recent growth in Coronavirus COVID-19 infections is worrying on pretty much every level. Although we should be better informed and better placed to tackle the latest spread, the UK government appears to be changing its messaging at an… Continue reading A clear message must also give context and hope