Again, from the mainstream, middle-of-the-road, Insider, business magazine, so easily accessible yet so often missed by Douglas Fraser and Reporting Scotland, here’s another good-news-story for Scotland:
‘Glasgow has been named the UK’s best convention bureau for the 12th consecutive year at the Meeting and Incentive Travel (M&IT) Awards. Since first winning the title in 2007, Glasgow Convention Bureau has worked to deliver more than £1.1bn worth of business to the city. In the last financial year, it secured 526 conferences for future years through to 2022. It received its latest gold award ahead of Newcastle Gateshead Convention Bureau and Liverpool Convention Bureau. London & Partners, Convention Edinburgh and Destination Bristol also received commendations following a UK-wide poll by industry magazine M&IT.’
This isn’t Glasgow’s first tourism-related award. Indeed, there have been several recently. See:This i
Glasgow only UK city to make New York Times top ten cities to visit. Dundee makes CNN’s most design-savvy list with Tokyo and Paris
Glasgow wins two first places in global tourism awards and comes 4th out of 50!
Edinburgh and Glasgow come second and third in survey of UK cities’ ‘smartness’
Not bad at all, eh?
On the Glasgow and West section of the BBC website 11 of the 14 stories were about violence and crime. The ‘No Mean City’ myth must be persisted with and any evidence from the Violence Reduction Unit must go unpublished. Lower crime rate than Sweden? – that proves how ineffective we are that we cannot even behave worse than these wishy-washy nordic pinkos.
These two sentences are contradictory, but that never stopped the BBC in it’s ‘Scotland is pure shite’ crusade.
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And we don’t even have a date for Indyref2 yet?
Contrary advised us about the Sky news 100 Influential Women poll the other day.
https://news.sky.com/story/vote-who-is-britains-most-influential-woman-11274648 It was supposed to run until this afternoon. I just looked and noted down the votes recorded: (Scottish interest);
1. FM Nicola Sturgeon MSP 41.8K
2. Betty Windsor, Monarch, 23.4K
3. Mhairi Black MP and good egg, 21.6K
5. Maggie Thatcher, deceased PM and, doubtless, currently exploring outer reaches of the Nether World 8.5K
14. Jane Goodall, Animal rights activist and lovely lady, 2.1K
15. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter author and occasional commentator on Scottish affairs! 2.1K
18. Caroline Lucas MP, Green MP south of border, 1.9K
19. PM Theresa May MP, Cheerleader for Hard Brexit, 1.8K
21. Gina Millar, initiator of Supreme Court brexit case which gave brexiteers a blooded nose, 1.3K
Don’t imagine it really tells us much in the grand scheme of things – but if these are the ‘results’ hopefully we can score a few debating points as we go. It certainly makes me smile that – in a UK poll – NS comes out top and brilliant to see Mhairi B just behind Queenie Pooh too! – Theresa’s lot should get a bollocking for leaving her so exposed in public view – and Col. ‘Harrison’ didn’t even get on the slate.
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Think Mhairi Black has just overtaken Queenie , so they will keep running it , although it was supposed to stop today , until they get the answer they want , anyone but Scots !
On a serious note, good to see Caroline Lucas in frame.