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Ross Newton.

Ross Newton (Videographer, ScotlandCan)

Ross Newton works for the think tank Our Scottish Future on creating a positive case for devolution and co-operation within the UK.

COP shows Scotland can host the World Cup

COP shows Scotland can host the World Cup

The World Cup: a tournament that the UK and Ireland should host in 2030. From the UK government’s perspective, it would be an opportunity to reaffirm the deep cultural bonds that exist across the UK.…
After Kate Forbes’ “Meter-Feeding” Budget, it's Time For Opposition Parties to Seize a Positive Agenda

After Kate Forbes’ “Meter-Feeding” Budget, it's Time For Opposition Parties to Seize a Positive Agenda

Kate Forbes billed this as a “budget of choices”. Instead, it was a budget of zero choices. Rather than grasp the thistle of change, the meter was fed, the show trundles on and tomorrow will…
"Stuck"

"Stuck"

It seems that in Scottish politics the word of the week is “stuck”. In an emotional interview with Holyrood magazine, former First Minister Jack McConnell shared his dismay at the state of Scottish politics. He…
Drug Deaths: 3 Things We Can Do

Drug Deaths: 3 Things We Can Do

There were more than 1300 drug deaths in Scotland last year. Every one a real person, with their own individual story, now cruelly packaged up and included as a number in the annual figures that…
A COP Legacy #2: Three Green Ideas That Every Political Party in Scotland Can Back Now

A COP Legacy #2: Three Green Ideas That Every Political Party in Scotland Can Back Now

As one of the biggest international climate change conferences whirlwinds into Glasgow, it’s time we start asking the question, what will COP26’s legacy be for Scotland? Here are three ways we can make COP26 a…
A Government Cap on Aspiration

A Government Cap on Aspiration

Scotland is a nation of romantics. We have always taken pride and pleasure in our nations stories and myths. However, there is danger in delving too deep into the pool of mythology, of becoming too…

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