A Green Games? Really?

The Games organizers have made much of their green credentials leading up to 2014 – but do they really come up to scratch? Recent news that The City Council may be adding Ultra Low Carbon Vehicles (ULCV) to its fleet,…

‘Irresponsible’ land sales cost public. Millions lost as councils sell land despite the ‘credit crunch’.

Published, 24.08.2008 TAXPAYERS ARE losing out on millions of pounds because public bodies are carrying out “irresponsible” land sales while prices tumble during the recession. Last week, John Swinney, the finance secretary, said he was putting an extra £50 million…

Taxpayers won’t foot Games bill says City Council – the money will come from flogging public land and assets instead!

Published, 04.04.07. Council taxpayers will not be asked to pay for the 2014 Commonwealth Games if Glasgow wins its bid to host the event. Council leader Steven Purcell said: “One thing I am absolutely clear about is there will be…

M74 extension jobs boost ‘not credible’.

Published, April 21st 2002. The “jobs boost” for Scotland which would result from the controversial M74 extension has undergone a 15-fold increase from 2900 to 44,000 in just eight years, the Sunday Herald has learned. According to sustainable transport pressure…