Scotland politics 29 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-44286983 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Shadow Scottish secretary Lesley Laird is to become Scottish Labour's new deputy leader.Nominations for the post closed at noon on Monday with Ms Laird the only candidate nominated for the job.The … [Read more...] about Laird to be Scottish Labour deputy leader
0 Have your say Shadow Scottish secretary Lesley is to become Labour’s new deputy leader north of the border. Nominations for the post closed at noon on Monday with Ms Laird the only candidate nominated for the job.Scottish Labour had been hunting for a new deputy leader after Alex Rowley stepped down from the post in December, after allegations were made about his private life.READ MORE: Alex Rowley steps down as deputy leaderMs Laird defeated the SNP to win the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency - which was previously held by Gordon Brown - in the 2017 snap general election.She will be formally confirmed as Scottish Labour’s new deputy leader after a meeting of parliamentarians and councillors in the coming days.The MP said: “I’m ready to get on with the job of holding the Tory and SNP governments to account and outlining a positive vision of what a Labour government can do in Scotland and across the UK.READ MORE: Lesley Laird named shadow … [Read more...] about Lesley Laird set to be named Scottish Labour deputy leader
THE long-running saga over the future of Banchory's Tor-na-Coille Hotel looks set to come to an end. The Piper understands that millionaire laird Charles Anderson, who owns Drumtochty Castle, is in negotiations to buy the well-known Deeside hotel. A member of staff at Drumtochty Castle confirmed that Mr Anderson was in negotiations to buy the Victorian hotel, but was unable to comment on the matter further. It is not yet known whether the Tor-na-Coille would remain as a hotel, if bought by Mr Anderson. The news of the potential sale comes five months after plans to convert the hotel into nine apartments and create a further 33 flats in two new wings were unanimously rejected by members of Aberdeenshire Council's Marr Area Committee. The proposal had attracted criticism from a large number of local residents. Banchory Community Council had also criticised the plans saying that "the loss of a hotel this size would be a major concern to an area promoting itself as a tourist destination". … [Read more...] about Laird to buy hotel?
PUBLISHED: 13:23 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:23 01 May 2018 Matt Smart Liam Laird v Jake Irving at Barnstaple Amateur Boxing Club's home show. Picture: Thomas Vick Archant Liam Laird flew the flag for Barnstaple Amateur Boxing Club at their home show on Saturday. The club had 11 boxers on the card for the show at Barnstaple Pannier Market, which saw 16 bouts take place over an evening of quality boxing. Laird took on Malmesbury Amateur Boxing Club’s Jensen Irving in a rematch of their ABA Elite Championship semi-final two weeks ago. Irving, the Western Counties senior champion, won that contest by a majority decision, but in front of the Pannier Market crowd Laird was able to get revenge. It was a return to form for the Barnstaple boxer, who put in an up-tempo performance to take a unanimous win. It also ended the Barnstaple club’s evening on a high, after a series of tough contests for the juniors and seniors on the card. Middleweight Tom Allum was on the wrong end … [Read more...] about Liam Laird picks up win for Barnstaple Amateur Boxing Club at home show
A portrait of David Gavin from Gavinton and his first wife Christine is included in an Old Masters Sale at Bonhams this week. Attributed to Edward Haytley, the portrait has an estimated value of £8-12,000.David Gavin acquired the Langton estate in Berwickshire in 1758 and soon afterwards he had the main house and much of the original Langton village demolished. They were replaced by a new purpose built village of Gavinton (known initially as Gavinstown), named after the local laird.There has long been debate about whether Gavin’s intention was to improve the efficiency of the estate and increase its agricultural output or whether he wanted to redesign the settlement so the workers houses were further away from the estate house. It is believed that he wanted his new house to overlook Langton Glen but the workers dilapidated cottages were a blot on the landscape.Whatever his motives were, Gavin’s village remodelling resulted in better housing for the estate … [Read more...] about Portrait of local laird for sale