Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Commentary

    The Right Stuff

    Anti-communist hysteria? Check. Sectarianism and violent bigotry normalised? Check. Revived notions of social control through reproduction? Check.  Secret police? Check. Weird nationalism wedded to paranoia and inappropriate […]

    19th Feb'18 2
  • Commentary

    On Myths of Genocide

    In recent weeks there’s been discussion of the claim that Scotland has suffered its own ‘genocide’ during the Highland Clearances. I consulted Sir Tom Devine […]

    21st Feb'18 32
  • Commentary
    19th Feb'18 3
  • Review
    18th Feb'18 2
  • Arts & Culture

    The A List

    Assuming contemporary rather than historical, and in no particular order, here are Scotland’s A List writers: Writerer’s James Robertson James Kelman AL Kennedy Alan Warner […]

    18th Feb'18 27
  • Commentary

    Whose Gender Is It Anyway?

    Caitlin Logan in the latest of our series on gender, feminism and the GRA. See previous here: Jennie Kermode on ‘Gender Recognition – it’s not […]

    17th Feb'18 28
  • Commentary

    The Right Stuff

    Anti-communist hysteria? Check. Sectarianism and violent bigotry normalised? Check. Revived notions of social control through reproduction? Check.  Secret police? Check. Weird nationalism wedded to paranoia and inappropriate […]

    Mike Small 19th Feb'18 2
  • Scots

    Don Roberto

    There no mony faimlies in Scotland wi sic a pruid history as the Grahams. The faimly can trace theirsels richt back tae the Wallace in […]

    Ally Heather and Billy Kay 16th Feb'18 28
  • Commentary

    Scotland’s Nostalgic Future

    “And the droll thing was, for a’ they misca’d Gleska, and gret about Clachnacudden, ye couldna get yin o’ them tae gang back to Clachnacudden […]

    Ewen McLachlan 16th Feb'18 18
  • Commentary

    Fewdalism?

    This ‘For the Ermine’ from @tradasro is good on the rank hypocrisy of supposed socialists filling the House of Lords.

    14th Feb'18 6
  • Commentary

    Boris and the Freight of Terrors

    “I absolutely refuse to accept the suggestion that it is some unBritish spasm of bad manners. It’s not some great V-sign from the cliffs of […]

    Mike Small 14th Feb'18 9
  • Arts & Culture
    George Gunn 13th Feb'18 13
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig

    Achd nan Cànan Gàidhealach

    Thairis air na beagan mhìosan a chaidh seachad tha connspaid ann an Èirinn a Tuath air aire an t-sluaigh a tharraing, le buaidh ‘An Dream […]

    13th Feb'18 10
  • Commentary
    Mike Small 13th Feb'18 24

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