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    Burns Nicht

    By Daibhidh Rothach “Well, I know he wrote something about pomp and ceremony being bad, but how about we celebrate him every year with some […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 24th Jan'15 33
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    The Saltire and the Union Jack

    Living in a Border County with Northern Ireland as a neighbour I am regularly reminded of the importance of flags and emblems in that part […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 25th Sep'14 79
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    Who Wants to be Comfortably Numb?

    2014 has fundamentally transformed me. I didn’t expect it. This time last year, Scottish independence was something I barely thought about. Struggling to balance long […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th Sep'14 11
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    Glasgow’s Games

      As a Commonwealth Cynic I have to admit to a certain pre-Games bah-humbag grumpiness, perhaps fuelled by the whiff of empire-past, the Jaconelli story, the […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 3rd Aug'14 17
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    The Ethnic Card

    Recently I’ve noticed a strange duality in people whom I suspect of being closet racists: enthusiastically, and on occasion completely out of context, they proclaim […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 20th Jun'14 20
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    Open Community in the New Scotland?

    Angela Haggerty on the need for diversity and openness in the Yes campaign as a reflection of the wider aspiration for a diverse and multicultural […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 18th Jun'14 95
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    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 15th May'14 15
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    The Cause: Independence and Identity

    In late 2012, Writer and Broadcaster Billy Kay produced and presented a major series for  BBC Radio Scotland on the history of Scottish nationalism.  It […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 24th Apr'14 9
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    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 24th Apr'14 17
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    ‘Ethnic’ Cleanse

    According to the Herald journalist David Torrance he is an ‘ethnic nationalist’. To the composer James Macmillan he is a ‘Blood Scot nationalist’ and ‘motivated […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 16th Apr'14 39
  • Commentary

    Honey I Shrunk the Country!

    Here’s a teaser. Imagine a helicopter takes off from the most northerly point in the UK and flies in a straight line to the most […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 27th Feb'14 89
  • Identity

    The Scottish Genome

    Holy crap this is possibly the most stupid thing Johann Lamont has ever said (and that’s a very competitive group): Labour’s gallant leader appears to […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 26th Feb'14 63
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    The (Os) Bourne Identity

    Distance can lend enhancement to the view. I suspect that most people here in Ireland were not in the least surprised at the demeanor of […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 25th Feb'14 34
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    By Bella Caledonia Editor 26th Jan'14 31

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