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Daily Archives: October 22, 2010

Editorial: The Old Rock 22.10.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 22.10.10

22/10/2010, by in News

Two decades ago the economist J K Galbraith published a book with the title The Culture of Contentment. His broad thesis was that in an age of affluence the contented majority in rich western countries couldn’t care less about the poor and therefore they had become politically marginalised. (more... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

22/10/2010, by in Features

We debated aircraft carriers being built on the Clyde and Firth of Forth, the Nimrod base at RAF Kinloss in Morayshire and the merits of the Tornado strike aircraft in the Bressay Shop on Tuesday. (more…) Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

22/10/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoA unique combination of wind, water and diesel could bring a constant supply of electricity to Foula. The ambitious plans are still only on the drawing board, but they have been accepted in Foula. Any problems with the scheme going ahead now look likely to be financial rather than t... Read more...