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  • Commentary

    Print Your Own Labels

    Every six months or so I meet my friend’s son for a catch up. He’s twenty-one and has left home in the highlands for uni […]

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    Heather Pearson 9th Dec'16 12
  • Backing Bella

    Supporting Bella

    Bella is ten years old next year and we’re organising some pretty special events to celebrate (details in January). Over that time have been building […]

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    9th Dec'16 0
  • Arts & Culture

    Bein Yersels

    “Tae be yersels an tae make that worth bein, nae harder job tae mortals has been gien.” – Hugh MacDiarmid Author, language activist, playwright, documentary […]

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    Mike Small 9th Dec'16 8
  • Commentary

    Supreme Brexit

    The derision that followed Kezia Dugdales IPPR speech yesterday was amplified by its coming on the same day as the Supreme Court ruling on Article […]

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    Mike Small 8th Dec'16 27
  • Review of the Year

    Change the Rules

    On Wednesday Dec 21 we’re having a Review of the Year 2016, a year that many of you will be glad to see the back […]

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    Mike Small 7th Dec'16 7
  • Media

    BBC Question Time Cosy Friends Update

    Earlier this week we broke the story of the BBC’s Fake Audiences on Question Time, and received a response from them yesterday – which seemed to […]

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    Mike Small 7th Dec'16 26
  • Commentary

    Brownhog Day

      Today Kezia Dugdale tries (again) to carve out a niche in the world for her herself and her dying tribe. Yet more powers? Again? In […]

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    Mike Small 7th Dec'16 10
  • Review

    Demanding Democracy

    Christopher Silver’s ‘Demanding Democracy – The Case for a Scottish Media’ challenges the reader to ponder questions about Scotland’s broadcasting that far exceed the merely […]

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    Robert J Somynne 7th Dec'16 7
  • Media

    Fake Audiences Update

    We recently raised questions about the role of the ‘Audience Producer’ for BBC Question Time and her role in manipulating and manufacturing audiences (‘BBC Question […]

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    Mike Small 6th Dec'16 24
  • Review

    Borrowed Time

    ‘You can’t draw a line in the water… and yet the difference on either side is so clear. But it must shift with wind and […]

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    Beth Cochrane 6th Dec'16 2
  • Scots

    A Scots Manifesto

    As Scotland cringes and girns its wey through anither St Andra’s Day, Thomas Clark lays oot a road map for the Scots leid. Weel, that […]

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    Tammas Clark 6th Dec'16 5
  • EU membership

    Getting Your Ducks in a Row (Update)

    Ruth’s idea that the Brexit transparency, or lack of it, as outlined on the much maligned Question Time, got a bit of a battering by […]

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    5th Dec'16 4
  • Review of the Year
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