DST changes debate

February 24, 2011 · Filed Under Politics 

The BBC reports on some of the pros and cons of Britain no longer using Daylight Saving Time. Key points it raises is that farmers are not particularly concerned about whether we use DST or not, and that accidents actually lowered on previous experiments – a rise in the morning, but more than offset by […]

The Aurorae are coming!

February 17, 2011 · Filed Under Weather 

Potentially, anyway: Sun unleashes huge solar flare towards Earth The Sun has unleashed its strongest flare in four years, observers say. The eruption is a so-called X-flare, the strongest type; such flares can affect communications on Earth. Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft recorded an intense flash of extreme ultraviolet radiation emanating from a sunspot. […]

Grumpy Northerners

February 17, 2011 · Filed Under Politics 

Surely it’s not suggesting that the only two councils in the UK not allowing staff off work for the royal wedding are Scotland’s most northerly? No Royal wedding holiday for two Scottish councils Two Scottish councils have said they will not let staff have a day off to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and […]

Airport railway station edges closer

February 11, 2011 · Filed Under Development 

The BBC reports on a Q&A at Holyrood that reveals Network Rail and Transport Scotland are discussing plans to open two new railway stations, one of which would be at Dalcross at the airport. It’s certainly welcome that we could see a rail connection to the airport, though like Dyce at Aberdeen, it’s going to […]