SCOTLAND is the best educated country in Europe, if not the world.
That was the good news released by the Office for National Statistics this week. Nearly 45 per cent of us have been to college, ahead of Ireland, Luxembourg and Finland, the only other countries to get more than 40 per cent.
But even folk who didn’t finish higher or further education are a bright bunch, with a high number of the working population holding qualifications at NVQ4 level or above. So a pat on the back to us.Read more
JOAN urges those who are worried about opting for change to consider the uncertainties that will come with sticking with the status quo.Read more
JOAN believes that if Scotland rejects Independence then David Cameron will milk the result for all it's worth and condemn the whole of the UK to Conservative rule.Read more
Joan discusses the importance of investing in children and why the Scottish Government's early years care plan could be the answer.Read more
JOAN says the Scottish Parliament have done well for our older citizens - delivering free personal care and free transport - which is why we have nothing to fear from a Yes vote.Read more
JOAN says the latest revelation about naval reactor in Caithness shows how Westminster and the Ministry of Defence treat the Scottish people with contempt.Read more
AS Angola, a country recovering from decades of war, is revealed as one of BP's major fields of exploration JOAN says the suggestion that Scotland is any kind of risk is completely absurd.Read more
TV bosses must act on findings of study that show indy coverage isn't the balanced affair it should be
JOAN examines work from academic Dr John Robertson and says it shows more needs to be done to ensure broadcasters stick to their obligation of holding truth to power - including Westminster.Read more