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    Lowlands Away

    The scene is familiar to anyone who lives, or has spent time, in the Highlands of Scotland: the ruined village tucked in a glen, surrounded […]

    Dougie Strang 6th Mar'16 22
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    Henry Holland 11th Jan'16 0
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    Technê and Technology

    Review of Dark Mountain issue 8: Technê. ‘I would like to get a certain number of people to think about what tools do to our […]

    Alastair Hulbert 16th Nov'15 3
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    Damned Cannibals!

    If the psyops of the 2014 referendum taught us anything, it’s that ‘narrative’ isn’t just something relevant to storytellers and fiction writers. A recent article […]

    Peter Burnett 4th Nov'15 11
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    Allan Armstrong 13th Aug'15 19
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    Selling Britain

    One of the things that’s happened that makes the whole concept of ‘Britain’ untenable is that it’s been sold. Sold off and sold out. So […]

    Mike Small 22nd May'15 4
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    1st Apr'15 5
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    24th Mar'15 4
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    Denigration and Spite

    By Mike Small Chris Deerin famously wrote that ‘Scots have a clear moral duty to stay British’ . He was head of comment at the Telegraph till […]

    21st Mar'15 19
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    How Corrupt is Britain?

    David Whyte – ‘How Corrupt is Britain?’ (Pluto, 2015) “Corruption reproduces and concentrates power …”

    21st Feb'15 5
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    The People’s Referendum

    In the weeks and months leading up to September’s referendum, Peter Geoghegan travelled across Scotland – and Europe – meeting people on all sides of […]

    2nd Feb'15 24
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    The Liberty Tree

    Kenny McAskill reviews The Liberty Tree – The Stirring Story of Thomas Muir And Scotland’s First Fight For Democracy by Murray Armstrong Word Power Books, […]

    Kenny McAskill 18th Dec'14 12
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    Writer’s Bloc

    I’m being Inspired by Independence (Word Power Books) edited by Ross Colquhoun and Christopher Silver and in particular the work of Lyndsay Allardyce (great gulls!); […]

    Mike Small 20th Jul'14 10
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    Book of the Day

    Stephen O Donnell’s debut novel Paradise Road is a coming of age tale about a young footballer whose dream falls apart and takes a different […]

    Mike Small 26th Jun'14 0

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