Big blow for Borders windfarm - your views online
You could cover Scotland with wind farms but it still would not benefit the Scottish people. The SNP sells licences to private companies and they will still charge a fortune for energy even though the wind costs nothing. It's not too long ago that every commercial break on STV had an advert from the SNP claiming that Scotland was 95 per cent self-sufficient in energy production thanks to wind power. These have stopped recently because we are self-sufficient in zip all.
It’s funny how the Greens don’t see the problem – why make a mess of our country to benefit foreign investors? Now if it was a Scottish company making the turbines here and selling the power at just above cost that would benefit Scotland. Unfortunately the Scottish Government can’t work out how to do that, just like ferries.
Wind farms clearly do not work in Scotland, most are turned off. The prices for electricity keep going up. Scotland is a wind farm powerhouse so the fact that we can’t supply the power to the people of Scotland cheaper proves the point. Build new nuclear power stations and get rid off wind farms altogether.
Bloody SNP, making electricity for my car.
Great – 60 per cent of our used energy last year came from renewables. Keep going. Renewables is one of the areas I would nationalise. And I'm not a fan of publicly-run entities. However, installing a wind farm is simple and maintenance is also simple. Once it's in and running the production costs don't change that much. If as a country we owned even half of them the government could use that capacity to stabilise energy prices.
More destruction of the countryside
A bit of needle
Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will allow cabin crew to display their tattoos. Previously, they’d have to be covered with a long-sleeved shirt, plasters or make-up.
They are scraping the bottom of the barrel if that's the only folk they can get to work for them and represent the company.
I work in healthcare and have tattoos on forearms and many of my colleagues do too. It doesn't define who I am and what my values are but what you wrote definitely defines what kind of person you are.
I dislike tattoos – can't see anything attractive about them. But I fully support anybody over 18 who wishes to have one and I don't care if they fly planes or ferry the tea trolley up and down the aisle.
I don't see the need to cover tattoos up unless they are offensive.
It is about time. There’s been discrimination against tattooed people for too long
Nicholas Burns Cumming
One more reason not to fly Virgin!
This will be because most people have tattoos and they are so short-staffed.
Queen of Scots
Nicola Sturgeon has spoken of her “deep respect” for the Queen as celebrations continue for the Platinum Jubilee.
The SNP government has stated it would keep the Queen in an independent Scotland yet totally ignores the Platinum Jubilee. Sturgeon is down there partaking in the festivities yet did nothing to encourage participation by the citizens of Scotland. They have actively snubbed the Jubilee and then she comes out with a glowing review of the Queen's reign. The hypocrisy is shameful.
Oor Nicola is in an awkward position. Once independence is secured Scotland will have a debate on the subject of the head of state. Cut her some slack.
No let's have that discussion now so we know exactly what independence means. Certainly not after the event
If, after independence, most Scots want Scotland to be a republic then we will be a republic. That’s what independence means.
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