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The thorns in our side

The thorns in our side Written by Harriet Moll, creative director 12 September 2020 Good morning, When will there be good news? I’m afraid I can’t answer that this morning, but I hope this week’s mix of reads and listens from a wide variety of sources do at least provide some understanding and insight into some of the thorniest problems we face together as …

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History shot on the wing

History shot on the wing Written by David Gaffney, partner5 September 2020 Good morning, Great journalism stops us in our tracks. Beyond simply informing us of facts and events we may or may not have been familiar with, like all stories it can elicit strong emotional reactions, making us feel angry, terrified, grateful, hopeless, or …

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Rocky relationships

Rocky relationships Written by Andrew Wilson, founding partner22 August 2020 Good morning, Opinion polls caused a stir in Scotland and beyond this week as momentum grew behind support for independence. But has the debate changed since 2014 and if so, how? What is certain is that if a second referendum does come it will have …

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Two sides of the same coin

Two sides of the same coin Written by Malcolm Robertson, founding partner15 August 2020 Good morning, I once provoked a mild-mannered argument with a prominent journalist when I wrote that “sometimes, pictures are better than words”. “No, they’re not”, he replied, and the debate – in as far as it was one – didn’t really get more sophisticated than that.  As …

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Nature is reeling

Nature is reeling Written by David Gaffney, partner1 August 2020 Good morning, While lockdown imperilled our livelihoods, scuppered our social lives, and generally messed with our collective mojo, some of us were comforted by the consolatory news that our green spaces – and the flora and fauna that reside in them – were apparently thriving, …

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Travelling tales

Travelling tales Written by Kevin Pringle, partner25 July 2020 Good morning, As lockdown restrictions ease – something we all have a responsibility to keep going by sticking to the rules – it’s understandable that people want to get away for a holiday or short change of scene. Or just fantasise about where we might go …

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We contain multitudes

We contain multitudes Written by Harriet Moll, creative director18 July 2020 Good morning, “The times they are a’changing”, is as relevant a song today as it was at its release in 1964. And 2020 isn’t all bad because amongst the eye-popping horrors, it’s also the year Bob Dylan handed us the next chapter in our …

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