Category Archives: The Burd

Xmas books for kids is back – please give generously

Last year, the amazing Burd led a project which raised over £3300 to buy books for kids who otherwise wouldn’t have them at Christmas. And she’s back this year. I’m sure she won’t mind me copying her words shamelessly: Last … Continue reading

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Help The Burd buy books for vulnerable kids this Christmas

The charity Children 1st  aims to improve the lives of Scotland’s children by providing services to help them and speaking out for them to law and policy makers. The Scottish blogosphere’s Kate Higgins, who writes for Better Nation and her own … Continue reading

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Lallands Peat Worrier to throw off his wig………

….. and reveal to us who he is. Maybe all of Scotland already knows this and I’m the last to find out, but, whatever, I’m looking forward t it. I know his first name from private e-mails, and I know … Continue reading

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Don’t boycott male only panels – complain about them

The Burd has posted about continuing, ignominious gender fail at the BBC. The culprit this time is Newsnight Scotland, affectionately tagged #newsnicht on Twitter – again. Female panellists are as rare as hens’ teeth on that programme, a source of … Continue reading

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Six answers for the Burd’s questions to Mike Moore

The other day, The Burd posed six questions for Mike Moore in response to the Scottish Secretary’s attempt to nail Salmond’s independence jelly to the wall. I thought it was worth repeating the questions and the answers I left as … Continue reading

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