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Education report card makes grim reading
In theatre and politics, atmosphere is all. In both scenarios, said atmosphere is commonly amplified by the onlookers. Today, during questions to the first minister, the tone was set by her deputy. Boy, did he look glum.
Scotland was a pioneer of salmon farming, and it has been a commercial success. But as other countries have o'er-leaped it, the industry faces big a tough swim upstream, into the unknown and under threat from environmental and parasitic predators.