Comment: No link between Catalunya and Scotland

The people of Catalunya will have a vote on 9 November 2014.

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Published in the Scotsman on 16th December 2013

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Aberdeen leading way in energy transition, says MEP

Alyn Smith explains how Aberdeen is leading the way and making the energy transition from oil to hydrogen.

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Published by the Parliament Magazine on 5th December 2013

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The EU and animal welfare

As Honorary Vice President of the Scottish SPCA, Alyn gives his views on how the EU can influence animal welfare 

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Published by the Scottish SPCA in their 'With a Little Help From Our Friends' members' magazine in November 2013.

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The Parliament must not be bypassed on animal health

Scotland has had hard-won experience of the damage that animal disease outbreaks can do to the farming sector, rural communities and consumer confidence.

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Published in the Parliament Magazine on 15th October 2013.

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The lessons that must never be forgotten

On the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, Alyn reflects on the improvements in offshore safety.

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Published in the British Safety Council's 'Safety Management' magazine on 2nd July 2013.

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Johnny Foreigners

Alyn writes on the aching parochialism of the No campaign.

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Published by Bella Caledonia on 21st June 2013.

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Alyn Smith: Say Yes to being a modern European nation

With the UK parties trying to out-Ukip Ukip, only a vote for independence can keep Scotland in EU, writes Alyn Smith

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Published by the Scotsman on 8th June 2013

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Death in the afternoon

Alyn outlines the need to end EU subsidies for bullfighting, and spend that money on supporting farmers to grow food instead.

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published by scotspolitics.com on 29th May 2013.

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Alyn Smith: Whisky association must accept a sound judgment

The European Commission supports Scotland’s legal victory in its fight on minimum pricing.

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Published by Scotland on Sunday on 12th May, 2013

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UKIP is reaping what the Tories have sown

Alyn responds to UKIP's gains in English local elections.

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Published by scotspolitics.com on 7th May 2013.

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