Environment

The second half of the programme begins with Liz Bonnin telling us “the more challenges animals face, the more intelligent they become”. Studies of mountain chickadees from Nevada show that they’re more creative and better problem solvers than their counterparts from elsewhere in the US where the climate is better and food is less scarce, […]

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Some time ago, in 2003 I was arrested; I was taken into police custody at Faslane Nuclear Base for protesting about the use of nuclear weapons while I was attending a rally with an old friend and seasoned campaigner, who is mostly confined to a wheelchair due to his medical condition. We were ‘locked on’ […]

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A Scottish alternative to the Queen’s speech… A cynical look at 2011 It’s been a braw year if you’re part of the 1%! As always in old age, the year appears to come around so quickly – this time last year we were all knee-deep in snow and the country had come to a standstill […]

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The old-timers amongst us may think I’m about to launch into a song, but this couldn’t be further from the truth, although this is still very much a love story… I haven’t met a parent yet who doesn’t want a better life for their child/ren and for future generations but… most are completely unaware of […]

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A changing climate

by Lesley

I’ve just returned home from a learning trip to Uist, probably most famous for ‘Whisky Galore‘  in the Outer Hebrides to find out more about how the local communities on the islands are coping with our changing climate. As part of my own local Trust, this visit was also useful in highlighting the problems island […]

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