By Robin McAlpine OK, even by my standards this is a rather rapid run-through of how we can pursue the twin-track approach of making Scotland a better place for its citizens and showing them in the process why independence will… Read More ›
19 year-old Haniya Khalid looks back at the campaign and the way ahead, on Cameron’s stomach ulcers, the Queen’s new look, Labour and toast, and the Butterfly Rebellion. I’ve been rather guilty of lashing out at those of my friends who voted… Read More ›
by George Gunn As the fighter jets take off from Cyprus the torch of their engine burn sears the raw wound of a three week hurt. One of the very important aspects of British foreign policy which independence would have… Read More ›
More genius from the Barrastinian … Scotholm Syndrome Blues by The Barrastinian on Mixcloud
by Kevin Williamson As an unashamed film buff there’s something that’s been bugging me for years: Where are all the independently produced feature-length documentaries made in Scotland? Three years ago Anthony Baxter produced an absolute beauty with the internationally acclaimed You’ve… Read More ›
By Laura Eaton Lewis We need a new way of doing politics that reflects the maturity that we have developed through our referendum process. We have found the binary Yes/No proposition desperately inadequate for the complexity of the choice we… Read More ›
Throughout the last year new leaders have emerged everywhere. Here’s one of them. This is a remarkable inspirational speech by Loki.
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by Ian Gillan With just days to go until the Scottish independence referendum, the country has changed. It’s never felt like this before. The wonder of democracy shines everywhere. I’m voting yes, and I’ll explain why in a minute. But you’ll… Read More ›
My granny used to tell me: ‘remember you’re as good as anyone but better than nobody’.
By Mike Small In 2012 Lesley Riddoch wrote: “We are currently witnessing the collapse of de-regulated Britain. All we can anticipate is a welter of sticking plaster solutions when we need fundamental change. Radical change requires firmly held, widely shared moral… Read More ›
There’s been a massive focus on oil, but here’s an absolutely vital missing element to the whole independence discussion around energy. This from Professor Stuart Haszeldine of Edinburgh University is about two kinds of power, one political, one natural. It… Read More ›