Dear Alasdair Have a great 77th birthday.. And thank you for everything from Lanark (which in 1982 changed my life and showed me what great literature could aspire to be) to Why Scots Should Rule Scotland (which has helped prepare… Read More ›
Archive for December 2011
The Splashback! campaign to Save Leith Waterworld from Edinburgh Council’s cost-cutting axe has moved into a decisive week. The full Council meets on Thursday 22nd to discuss a motion (from the Greens) to reconsider the 2005 decision. The Splashback! campaign… Read More ›
Gaelic as an option among other new world languages such as Mandarin and Portuguese could propel a Scottish generation confidently into the economies of the future.
From Neil Mulholland and Robin Baillie on The Recent Future of Scottish Art reviewing Scottish Art since 1960 Historical Reflections and Contemporary Overviews Craig Richardson (2011) London, Ashgate, 230 pages ISBN: 978-0-7546-6124-5 in the new issue of Variant. “These artists… Read More ›
Jacob Yates and the Pearly Gate Lockpickers Stereo, Glasgow, Sat 5 Nov by Tess Ferguson Early during a too-brief set, the eponymous Jacob Yates proffered Three Pieces of Glass, souvenirs from the roadside where his first love died. These metaphorical… Read More ›
On the mainstream print media columnists who will shape the independence debate.
Tim Kasser – who spoke at St Andrews University Sustainability Institute on Tuesday night:
How do we create ‘Nue-Camp football’ in Scotland?
Should Transition remain above and beneath and beyond politics, or is there a way of fusing the genius of Transition’s focus on the primary importance of place, and the genius of the Occupy movement’s focus on the crude fact that the very few are destroying the planet we all depend on?
This is a terrible decision for Britain but potentially good news for Scottish independence. A reconstituted eurozone could offer a safe haven from the crazies of big business Bullingdon and hedgefunds represented by British Govt PLC.
How we Democratise Scotland’s Future: Challenging the Conceit that ‘There is No Other Way’
By Donald Adamson One of the many interesting features of devolution in Scotland is that turnouts at Holyrood elections have been consistently lower than turnouts at Westminster elections. On the surface, the reasons for this seem obvious: for example, there… Read More ›
Huge hearty Bellalicious congratulations to Martin Boyce for winning the Turner Prize 2011 with his wonderful spooky installations. This completes a hat-trick for Scotland, following fellow Scots artists Susan Philipsz and Richard Wright, who won last year and in 2009… Read More ›
Warning, this article contains video footage that will make Alan Rough blush.
As Gideon Osbourne and the perfidious Liberals announce the most punitive attack on working people that would make even the Milk Snatcher blush crimson, we round-up some of the responses – online and in the real world,
by Kevin Williamson It has come as a shock to the local community that Leith Waterworld is set to close its doors for good on Monday 8th January. This shabby outrageous decision was being kept hidden from the local community… Read More ›