Placebo 50:50

How I gambled on a Covid-19 Vaccine trial and lucked out. During one of the daily Covid briefings late last summer, Nicola Sturgeon called for volunteers to take part in Covid-19 vaccine trials by registering on the NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Research Registry portal .  Oh, I thought ‘science needs me’ so I registered my interest …

Children and Young People Experiencing Domestic Abuse – ‘Are we getting it right?’

Scottish Justice Matters – Children and Young People Experiencing Domestic Abuse – Are we getting it right? Scottish Justice Matters November 2014 Edition just published Living It -Children, Young People and Justice

Why I am voting YES!

With three maybe four sleeps to go before we know the result of the Scottish referendum I can barely contain my excitement. I am finding it difficult to concentrate on anything else – and like most people, most women especially, there is much to be got through in a day.  However there is no other …

Another Post from A Woman’s Place

A Scottish Rape Crisis It is not for the first time that this column has been given over to discussions of rape and violence against women but it may be the first time I’ve directed my pen at all right thinking  men – yes you sir – please – read on! Whether it is right …

Oral history can survive the Boston College tapes debacle

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Glasgow, Housing and Red Road – Another Scheming Failure?

The block housing asylum seekers at Red Road. Glasgow 2014’s proposed detonation of Red Road flats as entertainment had no appeal for sore eyes.   The city always gets into a fankle when it tries to show off. Like the Workers’ City Group who argued with the organisers of Glasgow City of Culture in 1990 about …

Another post from A Woman’s Place….

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/all-about/west%20dunbartonshire 365 Poster exhibition hosted by Dumbarton Refuge Dumbarton District Women’s Aid Hosts celebrated International Women’s Day 2014 by hosting the Violence Against Women 365 International Poster Exhibition. Curated by Colm Dempsey , a Child Protection specialist from Dublin, this is 365’s third successful visit to West Dunbartonshire. The exhibition, currently in its tenth year …

Channel 4 Strippers – Reality Show Bites

I GlasgowAnni passes up chance to appear on Channel 4’s Strippers Walking with friends on Sauchiehall Street on a Saturday night recently, we were stopped by two enthusiastic young people, one shouldering a heavy video camera, asking if they could interview us for a new Channel Four documentary about lap dancing clubs in Glasgow, Edinburgh …

Family Wellness Warriors are U.S.?

  Scotland’s shores were graced by some big names from across the Atlantic during the last fortnight: a group of world-renowned health care professionals from Alaska and a feminist sociologist from Penn State University. Katherine Gottlieb the warm and energetic CEO from South Central Foundation and her team told a large and eager crowd at …

Corroborating a miscarriage of justice?

‘Domestic abuse is possible because women and men are not equal in Scottish society… the abolition of corroboration is an essential and long overdue reform which prevents justice for all in strong cases’. So said the Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill recently as he reflected on the long journey to abolish corroboration in Scots law, emphasising …