'Wednesday Headway' columns (NB: for latest contents see <https://draytonmark.substack.com/p/wed-head-i>)[edit | edit source]
The 'Wed-Heads' are weekly online articles written by Mark Drayton and published on SubStack under the sub-headline '(Making) Wednesday Headway' (or occasionally some variation thereof).
The Author[edit | edit source]
Edward Marcus ('Mark') Drayton is a community councillor living in Morven Place, Plantation, Fort William, Inverness-shire.
The Columns[edit | edit source]
"By way of introduction, some time around the middle of March 2021 I made a commitment to write a weekly 'mini-column' until (at least) the FITCC** AGM in June, and to post them on <https://NextDoor.co.uk/>, a 'hyper-local' social networking site. They didn't stay 'mini-' for very long - about a fortnight in fact. At the end of July I decided to move everything onto <https://SubStack.com/>. Since I'd already created a <https://WordPress.com/> site - <https://DraytonMark.WordPress.com/> - I kept the same prefix, hence <https://DraytonMark.SubStack.com/>. -M"
Contents (correct as of mid-December 2021)[edit | edit source]
March 2021 (17th, 24th, 31st) i. (this) ii. (original i & ii) iii. Local Place Plans (LPPs) I
April 2021 (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th) iv. LPPs II v. FWCAG's Ft Wm Locality Survey vi. Snook's Public Accountability Report vii. LPPs III
May 2021 (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th) viii. Dog Fouling ix. Election of MSPs x. Fouling II xi. Parking in the Planny
June 2021 (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th) xii. Fouling III xiii. 2011's Christie Report xiv. HRC's Planny Survey xv. ScotGov/COSLA's Place Principle xvi. Governance Review
July 2021 (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th) xvii. 2015's Community Empowerment Act xviii. Part 3 of the Comm-Emp Act I xix. Part 3 of the Comm-Emp Act II xx. Part 3 of the Comm-Emp Act III
August 2021 (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th) xxi. The Scottish Enlightenment xxii. David Hume on 'Is' and 'Ought' xxiii. Scottish Independence xxiv-1. John Stuart Mill's 'On Liberty'
September 2021 (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th) xxiv-2. J S Mill (cont) xxv-1. Nicholas Wade on COVID's origin xxv-2. N Wade (cont) xxvi-1. F A von Hayek on Liberalism xxvi-2. F A von Hayek on Conservatism
October 2021 (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) xxvii-1. John R Searle defends the "Enlightenment vision" xxvii-2. J R Searle I (cont) xxvii-3. John R Searle on language xxvii-4. J R Searle II (cont)
November 2021 (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th) xxviii. Ward 21 by-election on 2nd December xxix-1. My first 'election address' xxix-2. My second 'election address' xxix-3. My third 'election address'
December 2021 (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th) xxix-4. My eve-of-poll 'election address' xxx-1. Marking the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbour xxx-2. Working out who won an Alternative Vote election xxx-3. (stub column only) (n/a). (no column: publication suspended indefinitely)