Scotland considers trials of Universal Basic Income

It’s a simple yet radical idea that is gaining in popularity. Ditch the welfare system as it stands, and instead give everyone a regular unconditional payment regardless of their work status. Universal Basic Income is increasingly being touted as a tool for combating poverty and inequality in the UK. Its supporters argue it would free … More Scotland considers trials of Universal Basic Income

Welcome to Skye – we hope you’ve booked

People living on Skye are feeling frustrated.  This summer the number of holidaymakers visiting the island has gone through the roof.  Normally that would be a cause for celebration in a place that relies so heavily on tourism.  But Skye’s roads and car parks are struggling to cope, especially at the top attractions.  Recent appearances … More Welcome to Skye – we hope you’ve booked

Football Memories

Davie is in full flow at the end of the table. He’s talking about a Falkirk team from 1957, rattling off players’ names and moments from matches. But this is no ordinary football chat. Some of the men sitting round the table drinking tea are living with dementia. They’re taking part in a session of the … More Football Memories

Tackling Addiction

We’re sitting on a beach in the middle of Hamilton. There are buckets and spades, swings and a couple of kayaks on the sand around us. Even the sun is doing its best to make an appearance. The beach is part of a project run by Hamilton Accies football club to help families in the local community. … More Tackling Addiction