Scotland's 5th Estate

Environmental Justice

  • Climate Change

    No Easy Option

    Sarah Beattie-Smith calls for more ambition ahead of the new Scottish Climate Change Bill (consultation here). The last few weeks have been significant ones for […]

    Sarah Beattie Smith 12th Sep'17 8
  • Environmental Justice

    The Right to Care

      Debates over wolf reintroduction, rewilding, and driven grouse rumble on. There is no doubt hunting, climbing, hutting, and Caledonian pinewoods have their symbolic aspects […]

    Alec Finlay 9th Sep'17 4
  • Environmental Justice

    Electric Brae

    The Scottish Governments announcement of a new set of low-carbon policies is to be welcomed.  Nicola Sturgeon declared yesterday the country would end the sale […]

    Mike Small 6th Sep'17 9
  • Environmental Justice

    Plastic Fantastic

    We’re awash with plastics, choking our seas, killing our wildlife, polluting our water and entering our food chain. The problem of plastics in the (sea) […]

    Mike Small 6th Sep'17 8
  • Environmental Justice

    Herring and Drittsekk

    “Scotland gets its brains from the Herring” – Ivor Cutler Michael Gove’s imbecilic comments have got a good run-out this week with him arguing on […]

    Mike Small 4th Jul'17 5
  • Environmental Justice

    Paris Texas

    As news dawns that President Trump is a stupid and as venal as we all thought he was, the responses to his latest bout of […]

    Mike Small 2nd Jun'17 10
  • Environmental Justice

    Frack This

    You only have the rest of today to submit your views on fracking.  You can add your name via the quick form here: Or submit your […]

    Patrick Scott Hogg 31st May'17 6
  • Environmental Justice

    Beyond Black Gold

    The chair of the Growth Commission, Andrew Wilson has stated what a lot of us have been saying for a very long time, that the […]

    Mike Small 7th Mar'17 20
  • Environmental Justice

    Fracking in Frames

    As we enter the first days of the consultation, how do activists and industry make sense of the potential for fracking in Scotland? What are […]

    Daniel McMahon 13th Feb'17 4
  • Environmental Justice

    The Trouble with Wilderness

    The ‘The Artist Traveller’ exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy includes a series of pen and ink and digital pigment prints by artist Murray Robertson […]

    Graeme Purves 16th Jan'17 2
  • Environmental Justice

    Standing Our Ground

    Standing Rock Last Sunday the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would not grant the permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to drill […]

    Justin Kenrick 11th Dec'16 5
  • Environmental Justice

    Barbarism in Dakota

    It’s Thanksgiving – and what better way to celebrate than blowing someone’s arm off with a grenade? 21 year-old Sophia Wilansky was one of several hundred […]

    Mike Small 25th Nov'16 6
  • Environmental Justice


    Walking in the hills for pleasure prodded the land access movement – the ‘unshakeable’ Scottish attitude that ‘the countryside is ours’, as Adam Watson puts […]

    Alec Finlay 29th Aug'16 11
  • Arts & Culture

    The Shieling Project

    This weekend I was lucky enough escape the Edinburgh Festivals and headed North to visit The Shieling Project in Struy, Glen Strathfarrar. The project is […]

    Mairi McFadyen 22nd Aug'16 7

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