By Christopher Harvie I The Ring of Fire What we think and say now is quite different from the autumn of 2010; in a different world from the Copenhagen agenda Continue reading
We demand the reinstatement of all the political Facebook accounts blocked in the run-up to the royal wedding, and that Facebook release an official apology to all those affected. As Continue reading
What motivates this new story is a sense of possible futures…
by Kevin Williamson Yesterday* was the tercentenary of the birth of the 18thC Scottish philosopher, David Hume (1711-1776), a man widely regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of the Continue reading
The election is by no means over (a Kinnock beach moment could happen to Big Eck or Wee Paddy at any moment) but it seems a good time for a Continue reading
In today’s Guardian, writer Pat Kane argues that a critique of consumer culture must answer both the human itch for excited engagement and the call of the damaged Earth. Pat Continue reading
Stop telling me it is wrong for me to object, to think for myself or to feel this is wrong. Take your hands off my neck and take back your flag. I will not take one of these and I will not forget what has been done to us all. We are not all in this together.
The reality is that the longer the AV ‘campaigns’ drone on the less anyone cares. So let’s turn a miserable little compromise into a voice for real change. You now effectively have 3 votes for independence on the 5th May – let’s make our voice heard. AV=Alba Voice. Vote Yes Yes Yes for independence!
In California, this is “John Muir Day”, a public holiday. Why don’t we celebrate it here? John Muir is practically a saint in the USA (actually he is considered a saint in at least one church), but this great Scottish environmentalist is still barely known in his home country.
Words By Brian Quail image by Tom Leonard I haven’t got my special invitation, so I’m afraid I won’t be going to the Abbey for the Kate and William bash. Continue reading
Our readers in Brittany may like to know that Mel Gibson’s ‘Braveheart’ is being shown tomorrow night (Thursday 21st) on a number of local channels there, dubbed for the first Continue reading
By Kevin Williamson This was the front page of The Sun on Election Day 2007. The usual lies and scare-mongering from the Unionist press. Today The Sun announced its backing Continue reading
In place of doffing of caps, scraping and bowing Bella invites you to take your pick from a culture orgy of activities to celebrate the Wedding from Hell…
Dear James McAvoy I read with interest your comments in The Scotsman at the weekend. It’s a fair point you make about their being no movies dealing with the Highland Continue reading
We’ve posted this brilliant seven minute film for all our deaf readers. They’ll love it. At long last a normal person gets to find out what it’s like being deaf. Continue reading
With the People’s Toff and the increasingly miserable Krampus figure of Nick Clegg Labour should be romping home. It’s testimony to the complete failure of Miliband to master any sense of direction or vision that Labour are struggling to make an impact in this election.
Moira Bell is already one of the great characters of Scottish theatre; a working class force of nature, a single mother with two big laddies (who cannae handle their hash), Continue reading
Report by Kevin Williamson (Note: the article below and the headline above have been tweaked since it was first posted earlier today …. see Comments). “LUKEWARM BACKING FOR AUTONOMY PLAN” Continue reading
Twelve years of devolution have largely failed Scotland’s children. In twelve years of plenty, with record billions at our disposal, we have conspired to create a Scotland in which educational attainment has flatlined and health has deteriorated. Our children are now less well fed and less well off; they are more vulnerable, more abused and more neglected; violence and alcohol blight their lives daily.
By Mike Small Following the Scottish tradition of visual thinking, Bella C and collaborators will be charting online activity over the summer of 2011. Inspired by the above map we Continue reading
Reviewed by Kevin Williamson “It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than Continue reading
From the people at D8: Scottish people have a long history of innovation. You name it, we invented it. Yes, everything (almost). Admittedly, it’s been a while since we gave Continue reading
In an excellent article published today on Open Democracy political analyst Gerry Hassan looks at some of the prevailing prejudices towards Scottish politics that exist among the stalwarts of the Continue reading
A short animation from False Economy on the flawed logic and viable alternatives to the London government’s programme of deficit cutting.
By Kevin Williamson (This article was originally written for the Scottish Independence Convention’s Election 2011 daily blog). Come election time the members, supporters and activists clustered around political parties leap Continue reading
By Thom Cross Scotland ought to be more than a virtual nation with a popular cultural consciousness. Scotland is a subsidiary nation within the UK state. It is currently engaged Continue reading
By Mike Small The news that Rangers FC could be going bust would come as a shock only to the pliant Scottish football media (CEO Chick Young) and the follow Continue reading