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There are four Big Noise Orchestras for Kids in Scotland, all running under the auspices of Sistema Scotland. Sistema began in Venezuela setting up community-based projects to let kids learn an instrument and play together in an orchestra. It has since expanded to many countries. It’s motto “Music for Social Change.” Big Noise Govanhill In […]

Valerie and Marlene, our Daytime Show team, are back in action this week. Friday’s edition included Geraldine Clayton of Divest Strathclyde and Glasgow City councillor Ken Andrew. Our interviews cover both sides of an on-going discussion about ending fossil fuel reliant investments held by Strathclyde Pension Fund. If you’re old enough you’ll remember when Scotland […]

In November Glasgow will be hosting the UN Climate Conference COP26. The UKGov holds the Presidency of the meeting and Alok Sharma MP has been given the job of setting it up and seeing it through. He’s already put partnership agreements in place. Isn’t it great that these big businesses want to be in partnership […]

Sovereignty, sharing it, and the effects of Brexit, from an Irish point of view A few months back, Grassroots Oban organised a meeting with Dr Paul Gillespie of University College Dublin. Dr Gillespie is a former foreign affairs editor for the Irish Times. His is an academic and analyst working in the field of Irish, […]

Pensions in an Independent Scotland is an important topic. And it’s important that we think through the implications for our pensions well before Scottish Independence Day. If we don’t, there may not be an independence day. Because Scots of pension age are still be convinced about the benefits of leaving the UK. So Yes Kirkintilloch, […]