• Graeme McDonald

    We must stop the Treasury tail wagging the Government dog

    By Graeme McDonald | June 23, 2021

    Graeme McDonald senses 'much of Whitehall has a greater understanding of our challenges than for many years, but is handcuffed by the inflexible, rigid approach imposed by a shortsighted Exchequer'.

    • Lorna Baxter

    Where did it all go wrong on audit?

    By Lorna Baxter | June 23, 2021

    Lorna Baxter says we need to be able to show taxpayers how we have spent their money and that provided by Government. 'But do our residents need to understand the fair value of financial instruments and what category they are?'

    Protecting our borough’s future

    By Cllr Johnny Thalassites | June 23, 2021

    Planning guidance may sound technical and uninspiring, but using it to protect the environment and historic buildings is anything but, says Cllr Johnny Thalassites.

    Planning for a greener Scotland

    By Rory Alexander | June 23, 2021

    With a draft of the latest, environmentally focused Scottish National Planning Framework set for publication later this year, how might this change councils’ approach to applications, asks Rory Alexander.


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