It's good to be back after our wee break and, after we ruminate on the weather, I reveal just what that" hockey business" Lesley alluded to last week was all about.
Lesley's recent visit to Skye revealed the crisis in housing afflicting the island as more and more homes are turned into short term holiday lets. There are solutions, but will the Scottish Government be bold enough to take them?
Despite my being in a sporting bubble last week I just couldn't escape the latest in the never-ending Brexit saga, the EU'S draft legal agreement, and the impact on Ireland, North and South.
Lesley picks up on this theme with its knock-on effect on the timing of YES2.
We return after "ending" to the growing row over tenant farmers being evicted from Buccleuch estates to make way for grant-aided forests.
There’s, as usual, other meanderings including my potential career as a local radio DJ and a sneaky admiration for Alex Massie (yup THAT Alex Massie)