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NICKY MARR: We may have Nessie, but we lack confidence, ambition, and infrastructure

24 April 2024
NICKY MARR: We may have Nessie, but we lack confidence, ambition, and infrastructure

NICKY MARR: We may have Nessie, but we lack confidence, ambition, and infrastructure

24 April 2024

I love living here. But I implore our national and regional leaders to travel. And watch and notice what others do better and bring that home.


NICKY MARR: Academic achievement isn’t the be-all and end-all

10 April 2024
NICKY MARR: Academic achievement isn’t the be-all and end-all

NICKY MARR: Academic achievement isn’t the be-all and end-all

10 April 2024

Comparing secondaries in different parts of the country purely on the Higher results of their cleverest kids tells us nothing new, says our columnist.


NICKY MARR: Undoubtedly, lives will be saved by Duchess

27 March 2024
NICKY MARR: Undoubtedly, lives will be saved by Duchess

NICKY MARR: Undoubtedly, lives will be saved by Duchess

27 March 2024

Royal they may be, but they’re people too. Let’s grant them breathing space.


NICKY MARR: Race is on for more renewable energy schemes

20 March 2024
NICKY MARR: Race is on for more renewable energy schemes

NICKY MARR: Race is on for more renewable energy schemes

20 March 2024

If anything is worth investing in as we try to save our planet, it’s our long-term economic future.


NICKY MARR: Collaboration can mean learning from each other

13 March 2024
NICKY MARR: Collaboration can mean learning from each other

NICKY MARR: Collaboration can mean learning from each other

13 March 2024

“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”


NICKY MARR: Mikeysline founder Ron Williamson remembered for being the change for mental health

06 March 2024
NICKY MARR: Mikeysline founder Ron Williamson remembered for being the change for mental health

NICKY MARR: Mikeysline founder Ron Williamson remembered for being the change for mental health

06 March 2024

What a legacy Ron has left.


NICKY MARR: Hit pause on new national parks

28 February 2024
NICKY MARR: Hit pause on new national parks

NICKY MARR: Hit pause on new national parks

28 February 2024

Can we press pause on more National Parks? Just till we’re back on track with the vital stuff?


NICKY MARR: Selling up – for the right reasons

21 February 2024
NICKY MARR: Selling up – for the right reasons

NICKY MARR: Selling up – for the right reasons

21 February 2024

The housing crisis here – as in other parts of Scotland – is well documented.


NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

14 February 2024
NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

14 February 2024

Comparing the opportunities that a tiny 28-pupil school can provide with what can be offered in a city school, isn’t comparing like with like.


NICKY MARR: Local news has never been more important

31 January 2024
NICKY MARR: Local news has never been more important

NICKY MARR: Local news has never been more important

31 January 2024

What is really important, is to keep abreast of the issues that I can do something about.


NICKY MARR: Our words can have impact we may never know

24 January 2024
NICKY MARR: Our words can have impact we may never know

NICKY MARR: Our words can have impact we may never know

24 January 2024

Think about the impact we, and our words and actions, each have on the lives of those around us.


NICKY MARR: Surely I'm not the only one struggling with phone addiction

17 January 2024
NICKY MARR: Surely I'm not the only one struggling with phone addiction

NICKY MARR: Surely I'm not the only one struggling with phone addiction

17 January 2024

I can’t seem to help myself. I am addicted to my phone.


NICKY MARR: Mr Bates vs the Post Office and the power of the arts

10 January 2024
NICKY MARR: Mr Bates vs the Post Office and the power of the arts

NICKY MARR: Mr Bates vs the Post Office and the power of the arts

10 January 2024

If you’ve not yet seen the four-part drama, you’ll have heard about it.


Nicky Marr: Could we be doing more to check in on neighbours?

20 December 2023
Nicky Marr: Could we be doing more to check in on neighbours?

Nicky Marr: Could we be doing more to check in on neighbours?

20 December 2023

We’re inescapably on the countdown to Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Are we winning?


Nicky Marr: Talking can bring comfort during festive period

06 December 2023
Nicky Marr: Talking can bring comfort during festive period

Nicky Marr: Talking can bring comfort during festive period

06 December 2023

Take time to be kind to ourselves, focus on what matters, and lean into the love of those who we do have around us.


Nicky Marr: A bid farewell to the BT phone book after 150 years

29 November 2023
Nicky Marr: A bid farewell to the BT phone book after 150 years

Nicky Marr: A bid farewell to the BT phone book after 150 years

29 November 2023

Ringing changes on part of our shared history


Nicky Marr: Trust today's youth to take ownership of their careers

22 November 2023
Nicky Marr: Trust today's youth to take ownership of their careers

Nicky Marr: Trust today's youth to take ownership of their careers

22 November 2023

At school my only dream career was to be a Blue Peter presenter.


Nicky Marr: Shop local this Christmas, it can make a difference

15 November 2023
Nicky Marr: Shop local this Christmas, it can make a difference

Nicky Marr: Shop local this Christmas, it can make a difference

15 November 2023

"Shop local this Christmas. Use it or lose it. I consider myself warned."


Nicky Marr: We need to keep on talking about the menopause

08 November 2023
Nicky Marr: We need to keep on talking about the menopause

Nicky Marr: We need to keep on talking about the menopause

08 November 2023

What do you think of when you hear the word menopause?


Nicky Marr: What if we didn’t need charity fundraisers at all?

01 November 2023
Nicky Marr: What if we didn’t need charity fundraisers at all?

Nicky Marr: What if we didn’t need charity fundraisers at all?

01 November 2023

The creativity of charity fundraising seems endless.


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