Union officials called the money grab a “scandal” and are calling for a government investigation.
It's been five years since I visited Scotland, the home of my paternal ancestors, and it was far from the tartan-clad, bagpipe-playing, haggis-eating oasis I was half-expecting.
The internet gets obsessed with things. There was planking, Gangnam Style, grumpy cat and now this girl.
urry in a Hurry was on our agenda for lunch, and we were able to fit in a nice walk to the French café on West Bow (by the castle) for supper. Carrot and fennel soup and an amazing veggie sandwich on toasted bread, was a perfect meal for a rainy Scottish evening.
James P. Leary's new book and CD set, Folksongs of Another America, reveals astonishing diversity in the music of the Upper Midwest.
A Scottish babysitter’s life seems to be in a spin cycle after she snapped photographs of a toddler with Down syndrome inside a washing machine for a laugh.
It's an old cliché that Canada is entirely like the United States -- a sort of 51st state. Of course, it isn't. It has some qualities that are characteristically Canadian, not American. The "Capers,'' a mix of Scottish, French, English, Irish and those whom Canadians call members of the "First Nations'' (our "Native Americans''), have a very strong regional identity.
If Scotland does become sovereign it will quickly discover that that sovereignty has been severely restricted by new global rules promoted by increasingly dominant global corporations.
(Reporting by Belinda Goldsmith) (Reuters) - In the battle over Scottish independence, a rising number of famous Scots have
There's a classic saying that goes, "An old musician never dies, he just... (fill in the blank)," and one fills in that blank with whatever witticism aptly applies. I don't know if Erik Scott would appreciate the "old musician" reference, but since he and I did meet back in the early-'80s, it's likely the term applies to us both!