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Corporate ownership of our Police force, and prisons

Suggested by: Jenny Meade (14 May, '20) Upvoted: 05 Oct Comments: 2
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Investigation of the detrimental effects on the environment of modern forestry extraction.

Suggested by: John Craig (10 May, '20) Upvoted: 05 Oct Comments: 4
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Empty Homes

Suggested by: C Savage (11 May, '20) Upvoted: 26 Aug Comments: 4
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Issues around Scottish Government over-ruling council decisions on developments

Suggested by: Alison B (19 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 04 Oct Comments: 3
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Just how environmentally friendly is the electric car?

Suggested by: John Craig (28 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 04 Oct Comments: 5
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Mass surveilllance

Suggested by: Kevin Cahill (09 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 10 Sep Comments: 0
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Care Homes, the Forgotten Service!

Suggested by: Mike Miller (21 May, '20) Upvoted: 21 Jun Comments: 1
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Nuclear Dump Deep Cronyism Embedded in the Cumbrian/Solway Coal Mine

Suggested by: Marianne Bennett (16 May) Upvoted: 12 Jul Comments: 2
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Allotments

Suggested by: Natalie Novick (17 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 21 Jun Comments: 2
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What good is the Care Inspectorate?

Suggested by: Jake Williams (08 Jan) Upvoted: 26 Aug Comments: 0
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UK Gov Modernisation of Nuclear Weapons, Scottish Gov responsibilities under civil contingencies act

Suggested by: Janet Fenton (19 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 12 Jul Comments: 1
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Potential demolition of Ayr station hotel, trend of poor maintenance of historic buildings in Ayr

Suggested by: Susan Coughtrie (31 Mar) Upvoted: 05 Oct Comments: 0
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Active travel infrastructure since lockdown

Suggested by: Chris (30 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 12 Sep Comments: 0
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Rural house price levels

Suggested by: F I MacIllFhinnein (28 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 04 Oct Comments: 0
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Crofting and grazing collectivisation

Suggested by: F I MacIllFhinnein (28 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 10 Jul Comments: 0
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Suggested by: Ray Calder (01 May, '20) Upvoted: 13 Jul Comments: 0
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the removal of children at birth from mothers

Suggested by: Maggie Mellon (15 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 13 Jul Comments: 1
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DDR planning to ruin Inverkeithing

Suggested by: Natalie Novick (08 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 30 Jul Comments: 1
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Update your analysis of Scottish balance of trade

Suggested by: Dr Richard Saville-Smith (29 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 30 Aug Comments: 0
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Green incentives in Scotland v England

Suggested by: Lisa Glaze (31 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 30 Aug Comments: 0
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The loss of social housing across the Transformational Regeneration Areas in Glasgow

Suggested by: Molly (10 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 26 Aug Comments: 0
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Can localism thrive at the current rate of pay of LA Councillors or is centralisation inevitable

Suggested by: nicola mclelland (07 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 18 Nov, '20 Comments: 1
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Comparisons of care home deaths across the four UK nations

Suggested by: Sean (19 Nov, '20) Upvoted: 12 Jul Comments: 0
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Why over "one million people in Scotland live on filthy streets" -Keep Scotland Beautiful

Suggested by: George Niblock (01 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 11 May Comments: 0
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Were vulnerable Children being adequately looked after during Lockdown

Suggested by: Christopher Cowdy (13 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 25 Apr Comments: 0
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Opioid epidemic

Suggested by: Christopher Cowdy (13 Aug, '20) Upvoted: 10 Jul Comments: 0
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cost of childcare

Suggested by: Jacky Dahlhaus (23 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 13 Jul Comments: 0
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Student Accommodation

Suggested by: George McQuilkin (21 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 10 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
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Resumption of elective surgery in Scotland and use of private hospitals

Suggested by: Dale Robertson (20 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 06 Feb Comments: 0
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deep dive into George Eustice's financial connections to GMO

Suggested by: concerned citizen (12 Apr) Upvoted: 23 May Comments: 1
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Westminster funding of Scottish covid response

Suggested by: Allan Redpath (01 Feb) Upvoted: 06 Feb Comments: 1
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The use of Stink-Pits by Scottish landowners

Suggested by: Nick MacIneskar (29 Jan) Upvoted: 01 Sep Comments: 1
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White Collar Crime Involving Covid Fund

Suggested by: Sean Stirling (06 Jul, '20) Upvoted: 12 Aug, '20 Comments: 1
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Is Marine Scotland a waste of taxpayers' money ?

Suggested by: Bob Halbert (11 May) Upvoted: 27 Jul Comments: 0
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Fife Council - Shepherd Offshore Education Campus Masterplan: White Elephant to World Class?

Suggested by: Robin Irwin (07 Mar) Upvoted: 08 Mar Comments: 0
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The possibility of Shetland and Orkney wanting a referendum to break from Scotland

Suggested by: David Hall (12 Feb) Upvoted: 02 Mar Comments: 0
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Stirling Council's decision to take back running of the National Wallace Monument.

Suggested by: E Allan (13 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 25 Apr Comments: 0
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Are the UK government's covid-19 tests a hoax?

Suggested by: Lachlan (04 Oct, '20) Upvoted: 19 Dec, '20 Comments: 0
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Nature Scot gives green light to shoot Hinds and Calfs from 1st september

Suggested by: Jim (10 Sep, '20) Upvoted: 11 Sep, '20 Comments: 0
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The reasons behind national differences in Covid-19 excess death statistics

Suggested by: Tom Dargie (13 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 19 Dec, '20 Comments: 0
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British food standards.

Suggested by: Susan Gassaway (07 Jun, '20) Upvoted: 19 Dec, '20 Comments: 0
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Coronavirus: Suspension on PSED Reporting

Suggested by: Debbie (05 May, '20) Upvoted: 02 Mar Comments: 0
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Ivermectin. Whybis its use being suppressed in the UK

Suggested by: Peter Tanner (26 Apr) Upvoted: 26 Apr Comments: 2
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how many frontline NHS staff had 1st dose Covid jag in NHS Lothian?

Suggested by: M.Dawes (02 Feb) Upvoted: 02 Feb Comments: 2
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Why the call for Long Covid Clinics are being ignored

Suggested by: r (12 Jul) Upvoted: 12 Jul Comments: 1
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Covid Vaccination Rollout

Suggested by: Andrew Unsworth (18 Dec, '20) Upvoted: 18 Dec, '20 Comments: 1
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Should we be concerned about GCHQ involvement in Smart Meter design?

Suggested by: I Alderdice (10 Sep) Upvoted: 10 Sep Comments: 0
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Where is the Common Good?

Suggested by: Angus Hardie (31 Aug) Upvoted: 31 Aug Comments: 0
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The myth that just double vaccinating everyone will stop the pandemic

Suggested by: Alasdair Philips (30 Aug) Upvoted: 30 Aug Comments: 0
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