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Scottish politics in 2017: polls, pantomime and public opinion

At the end of 2016, Public Affairs Co-op carried out its first Twitter poll. The question asked was simple Y/N - Will a second referendum on Scottish independence take place during 2017? The answer was clear cut - Yes 22% No 78% - on a turnout of 262. The polling took place just before the Christmas break. Despite the result we were surprised as everyone else when not long after January's return to work, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon advised in an STV interview ... Read more

Bright future for forestry in Scotland

Scotland last had a new Forestry Act in 1967 and it looks very likely that it will get a new one exactly 50 years later, in 2017. To complete the full devolution of forestry, the Scottish Government recently launched a consultation - which ends on November 9th - to decide how to shape that future. The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing, has pledged to listen carefully to what the forestry sector in Scotland wants, as he understand the importance ... Read more