Good news for democracy, good news for Europe

The EU, ECHR and Council of Europe, will notice a big and positive difference


Published in New Europe, September 10th 2014

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Scottish Independence Referendum – Scotland – a presence among equals

With a Yes to Independence, Scotland has an opportunity to join the international community as a presence among equals. 




Published in The Edinburgh Reporter, Tuesday September 9th 2014

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Commission chief ‘scaremongering’ over Scottish independence

Barroso takes the low road


Published in NewEurope online on Sunday 2nd March 2014.

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Scotland can be proud of Itself ... but the fight’s not over yet

This week a majority of our representatives in our national parliament will vote to approve equal marriage


Published in Herald on Sunday on 2nd February 2014

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Alyn Smith: UK isolated by unpleasant rhetoric

Scotland has an opportunity to distance itself from scaremongering.


Published in the Scotsman on Thursday 23rd January 2014

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Comment: No link between Catalunya and Scotland

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


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.


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 


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.


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.


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

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