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💻 Head of Digital @theSNP @YesScot on 8 winning national elections 🎸 Co-founder of @WeAreNational 🎨 @eca_edinburgh grad 📱 The revolution will be digitised
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Sep 11, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 With the front page of today's @ScotNational in mind, by sheer coincidence, I bought a book last week called 'Addresses Against Incorporating Union 1706-1707'. The book cover. Apparently, Glasgow was divided on the Union and it 'stimulated unusual levels of protest'. It also states that 'strong anti-union sentiment' was found amongst Glasgow artisans.
Sep 4, 2018 10 tweets 5 min read
🏢 @NicolaSturgeon: “We will introduce a Non-Domestic Rates Bill to implement other recommendations of the review – for example, reforming rate reliefs and moving to a three year valuation cycle.” #ScotPfG 👷‍♀️ @NicolaSturgeon: “We will increase the number of modern apprenticeships in line with our commitment to 30,000 per year by 2030.” #ScotPfG
Sep 3, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 @theSNP is now officially the second biggest political party in the UK. You can join thousands of people across Scotland helping to build a better nation: 👨 👱‍♀️ This also means that around 3% of the electorate in Scotland are members of @theSNP. A politically engaged society is good for society as a whole.
Sep 2, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Latest Scottish independence poll:

Yes: 52%
No: 48%

Out of the 86 polls on independence since the 2014 referendum, 87.2% have shown support for independence higher than 2014 levels. 🙍‍♂️🙍‍♀️ The latest Social Attitudes Survey found that 41% of people view independence as a positive for Scotland’s economy, up from 26% in 2014 – and now outnumbering those who believe otherwise.
Aug 8, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
😺 Since it’s #InternationalCatDay, here’s a thread of cat photographs I’ve taken. 😽
Aug 3, 2018 15 tweets 6 min read
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🛫 🇮🇪 An Irish plane. 🌿
Jul 28, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
The mind boggles as to why some news broadcasters shut down on people sharing their news coverage. It’s not a good look, particularly for a public broadcaster. From the UK government website. Certain exceptions only apply if the use of the work is a ‘fair dealing’. For example, the exceptions relating to research and private study, criticism or review, or news reporting.
Jul 9, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
🔍 I don’t know much about my Father’s side of my family, so I’ve spent the last few months doing some family research. So far it’s taken me to Stewarton in Ayr, via Govan in Glasgow, and Luss in Loch Lomond. I discovered via the Burns Chronicles that my Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather Colquhoun was a friend of the Burns family of Ayrshire, and had one of them as a lodger for some time. So I decided to go to Alloway, via Stewarton, to see where they lived.
Jul 2, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
A Tory councillor doubling down on questioning @JoyOfTheSNP's right to have her voice heard on the basis that she made Scotland her home after living in another country. This is what happens when the Scottish Tory leadership don't have the backbone to deal with it. Utterly toxic. If you scratch beneath the surface of the cosy liberal image that Scottish Tories try to project there's a rotten core.
Mar 23, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
💡 My colleague @JennieGollan put together this great list of some of the ways SNP members have helped to shape party policy. It is the diversity and talent of our mass membership that has helped shape the party we are today that is changing Scotland.… 🏦 At our Spring Campaign Conference last year, a resolution was passed to examine the feasibility of creating a Scottish National Investment Bank. The bank will work for the benefit of the people of Scotland.
Mar 21, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
🔍 Here's a photograph of the Chairman of the board of SCL Group, which The Times and The Guardian have reported as being the 'parent company' of Cambridge Analytica, campaigning alongside former Tory leader David Cameron. #PMQs A photograph of the Chairman of the board of SCL Group, which The Times and The Guardian have reported as being the 'parent company' of Cambridge Analytica, campaigning alongside David Cameron. Robert Gabb, a director of SCL Group, has donated £717,950.00 to the Tory party. #PMQs Robert Gabb's donations to the Tory party.
Sep 12, 2017 6 tweets 1 min read
You've got to laugh. Scottish Tories translated:

'Grievance' = 'Disagree'
'Divisive' = 'Debate'
'Anti-Westminster' = 'Pro-Scotland making decisions for itself'