"we must bring / our own light / to the / darkness. // nobody is going / to do it / for us." Charles Bukowski

  • Greg Moodie

    MoodieVision: Reporting Jockland

    Series 2 Episode 1 of MoodieVision animation: Reporting Jockland. The follow-up to ‘Greg Moodie Versus The Union’, ‘Greg Moodie’s Election Dissection’ is a compilation of […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 22nd Jul'15 10
  • Commentary

    Caledonian Kaleidoscope

    Looking at UK Labour’s Leadership Election through the wrong end of a tartan telescope (Caledonian Kaleidoscope?) my first thought is that, rather like the UK […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 20th Jul'15 59
  • International

    Leaving Ouranoupolis

    On the way home to Edinburgh we stay in Thessaloniki. We are told not to talk politics – an unusual warning in Greece – because […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 20th Jul'15 5
  • Commentary

    The Open Veins of the Gaidhealtachd

    Eduardo Galeano’s The Open Veins of Latin America* (Las Venas Abiertas de América Latin) is a landmark book which has been described as the bible […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 20th Jul'15 91
  • Feminism

    Beauty and the mess

    There’s a picture that lives in my mum’s house. It’s tucked away in a bottom drawer, and perpetually eked out by my youngest sister to […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 18th Jul'15 7
  • Arts & Culture

    The Age of Gendersaurus

    Here’s a curious little fact. Last year the Imaginate children’s theatre festival hosted a morning discussion about gender. Six people turned up. This year the […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 17th Jul'15 20
  • International

    Turning Japanese

    What can Scotland learn from Japan in creating a de-growth economy? Could we reclaim our derided ‘thrift’ as a version of Japan’s jishuku? I travel back […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 16th Jul'15 17
  • Commentary
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 15th Jul'15 57
  • Commentary
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 15th Jul'15 25
  • Commentary

    Shooting the Tory Fox

    When I started writing this piece on Tuesday morning, there was still the prospect that the SNP group in Westminster were going to vote against […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th Jul'15 23
  • Commentary
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th Jul'15 13
  • Women

    Trust Scotland with Abortion Law

    The opposition to devolving abortion legislation to Holyrood has been both insulting to Scotland and ill-informed. The implicit reasoning behind this opposition (apart from knee-jerk […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 13th Jul'15 21
  • Commentary

    We’re All Beggars Now

    This is a new low, a new level of shambles and disarray. Harriet Harman’s response to the pure Tory budget (‘Anger after Harriet Harman says […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 13th Jul'15 33
  • #Indyref2

    Reaching for No

    Stating the bleedin’ obvious, Archie McKay examines the post-referendum landscape. Dear Editor, I see a lot of comments these days along the lines of “Thanks […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 11th Jul'15 146
  • Commentary

    Difficult Conversations

    I’ve always been an over-thinker. I was the sort of child who developed a love of astronomy out of necessity – it’s important to be […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 10th Jul'15 10

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