Author Archives: Stuart Smith

How to get a fairer, greener planet

Politician’s are like balloons tied to a rock. Campaigns trying to influence only them can only blow them so far. You can’t fundamentally change the position of the balloon without moving the rock. The rock in this instance is the … Continue reading

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Scottish Government Programme for Government

The Scottish Government recently announced their Programme of Government for the coming year. Its decision to focus on green jobs was welcome, given the pressing need to tackle the twin economic and climate crises. The employment and economic impact from … Continue reading

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Deposit Return Scheme

Scotland is due to start a deposit return scheme in the next few years for all glass bottles and soft drinks cans. The idea is that you will pay an extra 20p for a soft drink at your local newsagent, … Continue reading

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Weight Management – still a struggle

It has been a wee while since I posted an update on how I’m coping with my weight. It has been a continuing struggle to loose weight. My attempts have not been fruitful. My excercise is OK, am walking enough … Continue reading

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Nature’s Calendar

Many people have been giving up their time during this pandemic to become a citizen scientist, collecting data to help further our understnading of the health of the planet. The Woodland Trust has had manu contributions to it’s Nature’s Calendar … Continue reading

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