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Scottish Singles and Albums Charts

The Scottish Singles Chart and Scottish Albums Chart are charts compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on physical and digital sales in Scotland. The Scottish Singles Chart and Scottish Albums Chart are national listings that indicate how sales towards the UK Singles Chart and UK Albums Chart are faring in Scotland; these charts are based only on paid-for sales so, with the growth of streaming, they only reflect a minority of the music consumption in Scotland. In the late 1970s and early 1980s Radio & Record News and Record Business magazines compiled Scottish charts which were broadcast on Independent Local Radio stations such as Radio Clyde and Radio Forth. In the late 1980s, as frustration in Scotland at perceived isolation from the Thatcher government grew, pressure was applied for the creation of an official Scottish chart; that autumn, the SRIA voted to set up its own chart, suggesting that the balance of 75 chart return shops in Greater London to 45 in Scotland was unfair. Although a Scottish chart had been broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland beforehand, the first official Scottish Gallup charts were published on 17 March 1991.

The launch of this chart was heralded by Neil Ross of the Scottish Record Industry Association, who again suggested that the UK charts were disproportionately slanted towards sales in London and the south of England, while music manager Bruce Findlay suggested that Scotland could produce a music TV show with as much international appeal as the then-popular DEF II series Rapido. From 20 September 1991, a short weekly TV programme based around the Scottish chart was broadcast by BBC1 Scotland on Friday nights, hosted by Nicky Campbell of Radio 1 and the chart continued to be broadcast on Monday nights on BBC Radio Scotland. Frankie Miller's song "Caledonia" included in McEwan's adverts which were only shown in Scotland and Northern Ireland, topped the Scottish chart while only being a minor UK-wide hit. An unofficial Scottish Network Chart was taken by Scottish commercial stations, including Radio Tay, in the early 1990s. Archives on the Official Charts Company website go back to February 1994, when Millward Brown took over as chart compilers and the number of retailers sampled throughout the UK increased.

After this relaunch, Scottish Television launched a show based around the official Scottish chart, called Chart Bite. Until 2000, the Scottish album chart included albums eligible only for the compilation album chart at a UK-wide level; the charts in the late 2000s did not reflect the majority of Scottish sales as they only counted physical sales. Top 40 Scottish Singles on OCC website Top 40 Scottish Albums on OCC website

Michael Silvers

Michael Silvers is a sound editor who has worked with Pixar. He has worked on nearly every Pixar feature film, he has over 110 credits to his name. All of these films were for Best Sound Editing. 74th Academy Awards-Nominated for Monsters, Inc.. Nomination shared with Gary Rydstrom. Lost to Pearl Harbor. 76th Academy Awards-Nominated for Finding Nemo. Nomination shared with Gary Rydstrom. Lost to Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. 77th Academy Awards-The Incredibles. Shared with Randy Thom. Won. 80th Academy Awards-Nominated for Ratatouille. Nominated shared with Randy Thom. Lost to The Bourne Ultimatum. 82nd Academy Awards-Nominated for Up. Nomination shared with Tom Myers. Lost to The Hurt Locker. 83rd Academy Awards-Nominated for Toy Story 3. Nomination shared with Tom Myers. Lost to Inception. Michael Silvers on IMDb

Assumpta Nnaggenda-Musana

Assumpta Nnaggenda-Musana Assumpta Nnaggenda Musana, is a Ugandan architect, urban planner and academic, who serves as a lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Physical Planning, in the College of Engineering, Design and Technology, at Makerere University, the oldest and largest public university in Uganda. She was the first woman in Uganda to obtain a doctorate degree in architecture, as of February 2019, the only one, she was born to Mrs Grace Nnaggenda, a fashion designer and Professor Francis Nnaggenda, the well-known sculptor and painter. Both parents resided in Kampala, Uganda's capital city, she attended Nakasero Primary School for her elementary schooling. For her O-Level studies, she went in Wakiso District, she completed her A-Level education at Makerere High School, where she obtained her High School Diploma, in 1988. She credits her parents her father, with encouraging her to channel her artistic talents into architecture. In the 1980s there were no architecture courses at Ugandan universities.

Her father suggested. In 1989, she secured a scholarship to study in the former Soviet Union, was admitted to the Kharkov State University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, in present-day Ukraine. In 1994, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture; the following year, the same university awarded her a Master of Science degree in the same subject. She was admitted to the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, Sweden, on scholarship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. There she graduated with a Licentiate Degree in Urban Planning, in 2004. Four years she was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Urban Planning and the Environment, the first Ugandan woman to attain that academic achievement, her studies at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, involved periods of research in the "informal settlements" of Uganda and Kenya. She specializes in sustainable urban settlements and low-income housing schemes in developing countries. In 1995, following her master's degree, she returned to Uganda and was hired by Land Plan Group, an architectural firm, as an architectural intern.

She worked as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Makerere University. In 2002, the university hired her on a full-time basis as an assistant lecturer. Upon graduation with her doctorate degree, she was promoted to full lecturer, in 2008, she has spoken out on the subject of affordable housing for the poor and urged the Ugandan government and Kampala City Council, which she accused of corruption and incompetence, to do better in order to avoid sprawling slums. Her research suggests that low-rise housing would be a better solution than single-storey detached dwellings for the poor, it makes better use of land, is more to allow people to live within reach of jobs, requires less expenditure on infrastructure. Her proposals could be part of an "enabling strategy" for low-cost housing using local people's ideas and craft skills, according to Professor Emeritus Dick Urban Vestbro of KTH, she has been chief designer in a university team developing mobile public toilets for city centres, slum communities and other places with poor sanitation.

Assumpta Nnaggenda-Musana is married to Daniel Musana, a fellow architect in private practice, together, are the parents of one son, Joshua Musana. In addition to her academic responsibilities, Dr Assumpta Nnaggenda-Musana is an advisor to the National Planning Authority and has been involved in the National Development Plan. Uganda’s First Female PhD in Architecture Nnagenda-Musana's Papers and Presentations Website of the Department of Architecture and Physical Planning, in the College of Engineering, Design and Technology, at Makerere University