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  • 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 […]

    Dr Robert Sproul-Cran 27th Feb'14 91
  • 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 […]

    Mike Small 26th Feb'14 63
  • Identity

    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 […]

    Phil Mac Giolla Bhain 25th Feb'14 34
  • Identity
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  • Identity

    The World Is Not Scottish

    One of the souvenirs to be reliably found in the gift emporia on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, alongside the See You Jimmy hats and the Princess […]

    Fraser MacDonald 24th Jan'14 32
  • Identity


    Andy Warhol included the words “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes” in the program for a 1968 exhibition of his work at […]

    Mike Small 21st Jan'14 10
  • Film and Animation

    All of Us First

    Inspiring video to go with the stylish launch of Commonweal … is this what democracy looks like?

    8th Dec'13 12
  • Identity

    Exist Strategy

    The second of a series of posters and materials we’re producing – available soon in print form …

    Mike Small 24th Oct'13 4
  • Arts & Culture
    Neil Macrae 23rd Aug'13 43
  • Arts & Culture

    What’s the Story?

    I believe in the redeeming power of stories, I believe that stories are incredibly important, possibly in ways we don’t understand, in allowing us to make sense of […]

    Mike Small 29th Jul'13 12
  • Arts & Culture

    Against Scottish Wildness

    I’ll say it upfront and get it out of the way: I’ve never had much time for John Muir. He has become one of Scotland’s […]

    Fraser MacDonald 17th Jul'13 58
  • Identity
    Christopher Silver 21st Jun'13 9
  • Arts & Culture

    Lost in Translation

    Dr Wilson McLeod scrutinises the place of the Gaelic language in the independence debate and criticises the Scottish Government’s ‘illogical’ decision not to issue a […]

    Dr Wilson McLeod 11th Jun'13 90
  • Autonomism

    It’s Democracy Stupid

    One of the most telling phrases in modern politics, “It’s the economy, stupid”, was coined by a strategist within Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign office […]

    Christopher Silver 7th Jun'13 11

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