Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Commentary
    24th Feb'18 3
  • Commentary

    Botched Smear

    Tory Press smears this week that Corbyn once met a Czechoslovakian, have backfired badly after old Brillo Pad himself took them to task. Then on Question […]

    23rd Feb'18 5
  • Arts & Culture

    Scotland the Dump

    Bella is working with the highly-talented Andy Arthur (aka @cocteautriplets ) who created this map of Scotland the Dump “A schematic map detailing the major […]

    23rd Feb'18 15
  • Commentary

    Waiting for the Parade

    Citing Lt. William Calley serving less than 4 years under house arrest for his role in the execution of more than 500 Vietnamese villagers at My […]

    22nd Feb'18 8
  • Brexit


    March 1949. Four years after World War II and no end to austerity. Food rationing is still in force: a weekly adult ration includes two […]

    22nd Feb'18 5
  • 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 79
  • Commentary
    19th Feb'18 3
  • 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
  • Review
    Graeme Purves 18th Feb'18 4
  • 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 […]

    Mike Small 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 […]

    Caitlin Logan 17th Feb'18 28
  • 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 29
  • 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 27

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