Fortress New Zealand: this book was written in 2007 by Robin Scott during his time in New Zealand (2006-11). It focuses on the emerging information at that time about global warming and climate change, and its predicted effects on New Zealand.

Much of this information has proved to be accurate and visionary, and the recommendations of the book – that we all need to start building local communities that can feed themselves, fuel themselves and defend themselves – remain a vital survival imperative, never more so than today, in the light of recent events.

The Case for Cannabis, available here.

Read my book, Grow your own.

Rolleston-on-Dove Parish Council

Proposal: That the Parish Council should declare a Climate Emergency, and initiate a process of Public Consultation to draw up a Climate Emergency Plan.This is not a controversial proposal. Most of the major UK councils, and many smaller ones, have already taken this...

Thoughts on Russia

My grandfather, Commander JW Scott, served alongside Russian comrades-in-arms during the winter of 1917/18, when he commanded a British naval garrison that overwintered on the north coast of Russia in the region of Murmansk during WWI. During that time, they assisted...

Things I should have learned at University, and didn’t….!

There are many pieces of advice that I could offer a young person now, looking back over more than fifty years to my time at Oxford in the late 1960s – a wonderful time to have been young, by the way: happy and carefree in that glorious decade of music, drugs, sex and...

Reasons for not having the Covid vaccine

INITIAL LOCKDOWN March 2020Neil Ferguson, professor of mathematical biology at Imperial College, London, was instrumental in forming the UK government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. His virus modelling led to the first lockdown. Neil Ferguson has an appalling...

In Defence of the Unvaccinated

Let me start with some local stories from the front lines:(1) A couple of weeks ago I was in our village post office when I witnessed a conversation between the staff and an elderly but feisty lady, who was complaining bitterly that she had been feeling absolutely...

THE HEALING HERB:

A good friend recently gave me this fascinating gadget as a most welcome present. It’s a simple vaping pen, with a USB charging connection. The unusual difference, however, is that the cartridge doesn’t contain Nicotine; it contains pure Cannabis oil. This may already...

MEMORIES OF CANNABIS IN THE 60s AND 70s

“Robin Scott, the Cannabis Guru” GQ MagazineFormer top scholar at Rugby School, and graduate of Oxford University, where I specialised in Religious and Political Philosophy, I first smoked Cannabis at the age of 18 in Haight Ashbury, San Francisco, in the Summer of...

THE ROLE OF CANNABIS IN TANTRIC YOGA

“Robin Scott, the Cannabis Guru” GQ MagazineFormer top scholar at Rugby School, and graduate of Oxford University, where I specialised in Religious and Political Philosophy, I first smoked Cannabis at the age of 18 in Haight Ashbury, San Francisco, in the Summer of...

RECOLLECTIONS OF HOWARD MARKS

“Robin Scott, the Cannabis Guru” GQ MagazineFormer top scholar at Rugby School, and graduate of Oxford University, where I specialised in Religious and Political Philosophy, I first smoked Cannabis at the age of 18 in Haight Ashbury, San Francisco, in the Summer of...

THE OPTIMUM WAY TO USE CANNABIS

“Robin Scott, the Cannabis Guru” GQ MagazineFormer top scholar at Rugby School, and graduate of Oxford University, where I specialised in Religious and Political Philosophy, I first smoked Cannabis at the age of 18 in Haight Ashbury, San Francisco, in the Summer of...