City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Politics


Pressure Builds on Ex-Royal Bank Chief to Give Up £16m Pension

Royal Bank of Scotland, St. Andrew Square

Former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Sir Fred "the Shred" Goodwin is facing increasing public and government pressure to give up his pension after running the bank into the ground.

RBS, which has its head office in St. Andrew Square, reported an annual loss of more than £24bn on Thursday - the largest corporate loss in British history.

Homage to Caledonia Book Review

Homage To Caledonia book cover

At the beginning of his book, Homage to Caledonia - Scotland and the Spanish Civil War, Daniel Gray quotes from another book on the subject, From the Calton to Catalonia by John and Willy Maley (Glasgow City Libraries).  The extract is written in
gallus Glaswegian Scots and describes conditions in the east end of Glasgow in the 1930s.

Study Says Edinburgh Is Loneliest Place in Britain

Edinburgh Castle and Old Town from Holyrood Park

According to a new study by the BBC and Sheffield University, Edinburgh is the loneliest place to live in the UK. In "Changing UK: the Way We Live Now" researchers compiled and rated areas across Britain using official statistical data from the Census to show how Britons are more demographically segregated "than at any time since the computerisation of census data (1966)."

Fast Moving Seats for Festival of Politics 2008

Debating Chamber

Fast moving Seats for Festival
of Politics 2008