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Controversial plans to gasify coal under North Sea put on hold until political situation becomes ‘more certain’
Greg Russell
Date: 26th Aug 2015

The company behind proposals for Scotland’s first underground coal gasification (UCG) project in the Firth of Forth has put them on hold indefinitely.

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Coal gas contamination sparks fears of disaster
Rob Edwards,The Ferret
Date: 26th Aug 2015

Revelations that an underground coal gas plant in Australia is facing prosecution for allegedly contaminating over 300 square kilometres of farmland have sparked fears that the same could happen in Scotland.

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Opposition: Scrapping "regressive" council tax and introducing Scandi-style local powers a boost for democracy
Gerry Braiden, The Herald
Date: 26th Aug 2015

Handing Scots councils powers to raise their own taxes would boost turnout at local elections and give them autonomy other countries take for granted, it has been claimed.

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Revealed: new Scottish left party named as RISE
The Herald23.08.15
Date: 26th Aug 2015

SCOTLAND’S new left-wing electoral alliance is to be called RISE.

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RISE Now
Mike Small, Bella Caledonia
Date: 26th Aug 2015

The phenomenon of people arguing that voting SNP is the answer to all and every problem in the universe is becoming commonplace.

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Why Al Jazeera stopped using the word migrant (and we probably should too)
Bethan McKernan, The Independent
Date: 26th Aug 2015
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