When it comes to local government, creativity will be key to proving Scotland can go it alone

If the SNP wants to devolve as much power as possible to the lowest possible level, and prove that Scotland can stand on its own two feet, its local representatives will need to remove the word “can’t” from their vocabulary.

Poor pay and terrible PR: who’d be a local councillor?

We cannot on one hand complain that anyone who goes into politics is motivated by greed and an unsavoury quest for power and influence, but on the other hand rule out salaries that represent fair pay for the hours and effort involved.