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Jim Hunter
Highland writer and historian
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Miriam Brett Dec 10
One million hectares of upland Scotland has been used in recent decades for grouse shooting, which has dire environmental consequences and only adds about 0.04% to Scotland’s economy. Replace grouse moors with woodlands and scrub, and let uplands flourish.
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UHICentreforHistory Dec 10
Our Prof Emeritus will be speaking in Elgin Library tonight about the extraordinary courage of Moray folk in the riotous events of 1856-7 when the north was gripped by famine and desperation. Book your place at
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NorthLink Ferries Dec 9
In 1755, 51% of ’s population lived in the but by 2013 that was only 4% Strathnaver was one of the places most affected by the we interviewed Fiona Mackenzie, Development Manager of to find out more!
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Jeremy Cliffe Dec 9
Watching from Germany, where children don't have to sleep on coats on hospital floors, there's something so utterly tragic about Britain. All the chippy hubris, all the bombast, all the swaggering bullshit from the leaders of a country that is not even coping with the basics.
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Nicola Sturgeon Dec 9
I hope that migrants who have chosen to live in and make a contribution to Scotland do feel like it is their country - their home in other words - because it is. Really despicable, dog whistle politics to suggest otherwise.
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katya adler Dec 9
When supporters of Boris Johnson say: he achieved what so many claimed was impossible: he got EU to renegotiate deal therefore he can also get an EU trade deal done by December next year although many say unlikely .. It’s important to remember the red line PM crossed.. /1
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Neil Drysdale Dec 8
David Northcroft’s new book includes fascinating interviews with the likes of Buff Hardie, Sheena Blackhall, Jimmy Scotland and Edi Swan - who died last week! 20-year labour of love to chronicle Aberdeen Lives… via
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Highland Bookshop Dec 7
Here it is, folks! Our 2019 Top Ten best selling children's books. A great mix of books here and lots of wonderful Scottish stories! Our recommended age for these books is around 8-12 years. Spot any favourites?
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Simon Schama Dec 7
If you want to hear a decent politician and human for once actually speak the truth of history listen to this
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Tòmas MacAilpein Dec 6
I've tried to hunt down any Gaelic material on the Communist Party in Ballachulish - nae luck so far! Their meetings were likely in Gaelic but probably not their minutes etc. All the protest meetings between 1902 and 1905 were, according to Neville Kirk.
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Jim Hunter Dec 6
Replying to @fidhlear
I recall being told, though I have no independent verification of this, that in the 1920s Ballachulish became the only place in the world to have a Marxist or Communist Sunday School conducted entirely in Gaelic
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Jim Hunter Dec 6
Not quite a century since, with Irish independence, the UK acquired its present borders. We live in a country that, historically, isn't very old
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Jim Hunter Dec 6
Top British diplomat Alexandra Hall Hall quits with Brexit tirade - CNN
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Jim Hunter Dec 6
Replying to @fidhlear
I've always felt that the only real vote involves a plywood polling booth and a pencil stub that's secured to the booth by a wee piece of string
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@librariesmoray Dec 6
James Hunter to talk about his new book Insurrection at Elgin Library Tues 10th Dec 7pm. Moray featured heavily in James Hunter’s researches and, Moray events loom large in his book. Find out more - Elgin Library 01343 562602
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Jim Hunter Dec 6
Way back its slate quarries made Ballachulish a rare centre of left-wing feeling in Argyll. A Tory candidate, progressing round a county he could take for granted, there met his sole hostile audience. Saying, 'You can keep your votes, I don't need them!' he stalked grandly out
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Jim Hunter Dec 5
Isn't it the case that an island in a loch that's in an island was seen traditionally as a very special place? Witness the key role of Finlaggan in the era of the Lordship of the Isles. Which maybe makes an island in a loch that's in an an island in a loch even more special??
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BBC Politics Dec 5
“It is not too late. We have an interview prepared. Oven-ready, as Mr Johnson likes to say” Andrew Neil issues a challenge for Boris Johnson to commit to an interview with him, to face questions on why people have “deemed him to be untrustworthy”
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Jim Hunter Dec 5
Not if you intend to be on several of them again
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David Worthington Dec 5
We ( staff and research students) revalidated our research degrees today, receiving eight commendations, several recommendations and no conditions. A joy to hear us referred to as a ‘model’ and ‘success story’ for . Thanks to all involved. Job done!
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