By Duncan Muir With all the claims and counter-claims firing back and forth in the referendum debate, it’s no wonder that some folk can’t make up their minds. When Holyrood puts forward one position it is then contested by Westminster… Read More ›
It’s amazing when young people get involved in politics. It’s fantastic that Scotland’s radical left is finding its feet again. But, just this once, here’s to the thousands of folk who are in no political party, who work long hours, look after their kids or grandkids in the evening, and still manage to give a wee bit of their time each week to transform our country. When it comes time for us to hand out medals, they should be first in line.
Part of the ‘what could have been’ debate about how you would have done the Glasgow opening… This is quite a mix from Keith McIvor aka JD Twitch (Optimo) which was rejected late-on and replaced with something less interesting…. Read More ›
The future doesn’t come with guarantees. We know that. But a Yes vote can guarantee that the choice would remain in our hands.
Are we really going to give that away on September 18th? Are we really going to vote to leave the power in these islands exactly where it is?
By John S Warren The atmosphere of the referendum has noticeably changed. An increasingly paradoxical quality has emerged, probably because Better Together and the Unionist parties have coalesced closer and closer together in a kind of defensive, closed, belligerent, indistinguishable,… Read More ›
Here’s the link to the download for Peter Arnott’s article in an edited printable version: A No Vote is not a Vote for No Change please print and share this link.
Reflecting on George Galloway as Ronald Villiers with a media free-pass and London’s love-in with Gordon Brown
This from Peter Arnott works as a part response to this conflict-averse piece by Madeleine Bunting (check the weird ethnic civic framing). One thing that almost all of my friends who tell me they intend to vote No in September… Read More ›
With decades of commitment to the national industry, the Danes can expect around 25 feature dramas and 30 documentaries a year to be made in their native land. How many are made here?
We are a nation. Not “again” but for the very first time. A nation in the 21st century. Who are the Scots? We are. And we are not climbing back in the bottle.
By Donald Urquhart I need to take you back to Letham, a housing scheme in Perth and to the 1960’s where my political consciousness was first stirred. At the heart of it was when a great unfairness became apparent to… Read More ›
by Kevin Williamson It wasn’t exactly worthy of the name “infographicgate” but when it appeared online the above picture sent the chieftains of the No campaign into purple apoplexy yesterday. Heid Naysayer Blair McDougall led the stampede to condemn the official Yes Scotland… Read More ›
Seeing as this is my last day in the Editor’s chair before Mike returns suntanned and rested I’m going to take the opportunity to brazenly, blatantly and unapologetically plug an amazing Neu! Reekie! event I’ve helped organise. It’s a showcase of some of Scotland’s… Read More ›
Its refreshing to hear from a journalist who comes to Scotland, listens carefully to what is being said, then reports back to London media with a candid open-minded honesty. The fact this hasn’t happened very much is partially responsible for the ignorance and disinformation so… Read More ›
“We have a chance to change our future”.
by Stephen O’Donnell A quick glance through the Scottish Government’s white paper on Independence will reveal that virtually no mention is made of Scottish sport in the 600+ page document. This is perhaps understandable, given that any claim by the… Read More ›
National Collective: ‘Imagine A Better Scotland’ is the Edinburgh leg of the Yestival tour, brought to you by National Collective. Over 4 days and nights, at Summerhall Arts Centre, National Collective presents a series of events designed to engage, inspire… Read More ›
Yestival rolls into Falkirk tonight with a top notch line-up by any measure. So what you waiting for? Get yourselves along!
by J Simon Jones What were you doing on Saturday afternoon? I was in Rothesay, milling around the town centre. And why not? It’s not like there was a reason not to be. The sun was shining, the sea at… Read More ›
by Johnny Marten A response to Who’s Land is it Anyway by Dòmhnall Iain Dòmhnallach The Core Areas of Wild Land (CAWL) map produced by Scottish Natural Heritage and the John Muir Trust (JMT) has received much criticism and little… Read More ›
The letter below arrived on the Bella desk (via Margaret who helps organise for Yes Helensburgh & Lomond). Sometimes you need an outside view to help put things into perspective. Thank you Phi Yến Pham. June 28, 2014 A Vietnamese view of Scotland’s… Read More ›
by Kevin Williamson It’s unlikely that the US state considers award-winning journalist Amy Goodman to be a national treasure but she’s in danger of becoming one of the great inspirations for radical media activists everywhere. Goodman, along with Juan González, is news anchor for the… Read More ›
Elsewhere in Glasgow this weekend the Orange Order don fancy dress to celebrate all things 17th century, warmly embraced by NO campaigners like Labour MP Michael MacMahon…
Ewan Morrison is one of the most celebrated and innovative of novelists to emerge in post-Devolution Scotland. Winner of the 2012 Glenfiddich Writer of the Year, the 2012/13 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year, and an acclaimed film-maker to… Read More ›