Scotland's 5th Estate

  • International
    25th Sep'17 0
  • Commentary

    Florence and the Machine Politician

    The strength of feeling that the Scottish people have about this need for control and the direct accountability of their politicians is one reason why, […]

    23rd Sep'17 12
  • Arts & Culture

    Homage to Catalonia

    With the Catalan crisis coming to  a head, a timely film festival in Scotland celebrates Catalan culture. Homage to Catalonia – Scotland’s Catalan Film Festival […]

    22nd Sep'17 4
  • Events

    Build: Bridges to Indy

    The Scottish Independence Convention has announced a major conference in Usher Hall in Edinburgh on Saturday 4th November, called Build: Bridges to Indy. It promises […]

    22nd Sep'17 12
  • International
    21st Sep'17 4
  • Review
    20th Sep'17 25
  • Commentary

    The Power Grab

    In the context of the Brexit breakdown Phantom Power examines the origins of devolution, the historic attempts to undermine it and the recent efforts to […]

    Phantom Power 20th Sep'17 4
  • Commentary

    England their England

    In The Lion and The Unicorn, his great 1940 essay on the nature of Englishness, George Orwell, in Hampstead, as the German Bombers flew overhead, […]

    Peter Arnott 20th Sep'17 35
  • Commentary

    For the Muggles not the Few

    JK Rowling – a talented writer and generous philanthropist who has popularised children reading – is frequently slightly unhinged about politics. In a confused twitter […]

    Mike Small 19th Sep'17 10
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig
    Sgioba Misneachd 19th Sep'17 1
  • Scots

    The Tales we Tell Oorsells

    Whaur are the Women? Whaur are the gaels? Whaur are the teuchters? Whaur the fuck even is Huntly?

    Alistair Heather 19th Sep'17 8
  • History

    The Women of the ‘45

    To mark the Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition at the Museum of Scotland, we have a series of articles about the issues it […]

    Maggie Craig 19th Sep'17 2
  • Commentary

    In Defence of Nostalgia

    Paul Tritschler considers that remarkable attribute of memory – nostalgia. School and childhood were complicated, and I got out of both as fast as I […]

    Paul Tritschler 19th Sep'17 3

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