Barclay McBain

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Patrick Harvie: Greens are go in fight against greenhouse gases

THE First Minister was in Katowice this week at the latest round of international climate talks, where she warned against climate complacency and spoke of increasing Scotland’s ambition in response to the latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Agenda: Venture that is reaping rewards for young people

WIND the clock back 10 years and Scotland was in the grip of the global banking crisis. Royal Bank of Scotland was bailed out, Halifax Bank of Scotland was forced into a shotgun marriage with Lloyds TSB and consumers stared into the precipice of a decade of ultra-low savings rates.

War was won as Germany fell apart

DURING the course of 1918 the alliance between the Entente powers and the United States grew in cohesion, at sea as well as on land, and in its control of global resources and its capacity to use them for the purposes of the war. At the same time, tensions between the Central Powers, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire, intensified. One alliance rallied, and the other fell apart. The consequences determined both how and when the war was won.