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  • Poetry


    they will disperse, eternally they will disappear, entirely, wrapping their forms in the hides of rainbows the unpaid unarmed armies are surplus to requirements, bullfrog […]

    Niall McDevitt 15th May'17 0
  • Poetry

    35 Years

    THERE should be no second independence referendum for at least 35 years” – Ruth Davidson THERE should be no more Top Gear for at least […]

    Alec Finlay 15th May'17 6
  • Commentary


    Irvine Welsh on the automation of work and what this means for our social relationships. The media and politicians will often blandly inform us that […]

    Irvine Welsh 14th May'17 18
  • Hot Takes GE17

    Extreme Right Torywatch

    After this weeks revelations about John Buchan (‘Ruth Davidson poses with bigoted trawlerman‘) , we are charting the role of the far-right in Scottish Tory […]

    Rosemary Hunter 13th May'17 15
  • Film and Animation

    What was Done

    Two weeks ago we launched the new film by Edinburgh film-maker Bonnie Prince Bob and his team, What was Done. The film treads the line […]

    Mike Small 13th May'17 7
  • Hot Takes GE17

    Media Wars

    In general elections the true colours of the media really come in to focus. Here (right) are the Barclay brothers getting their knighthoods for services […]

    Mike Small 12th May'17 5
  • Scots

    There’s muckle yont the Tay

    “Growin up in Macduff, the fowk are superstitious. Ye hear loads o stories o ghaisties an battles an folklore an that. Ma faither an granda […]

    Ally Heather 12th May'17 15
  • Commentary

    The Problem of Belonging

    Paul Tritschler considers the potential benefits of self-determination, and some of the perils and pitfalls of collective nostalgia. In 2016 I bagged the Munros – […]

    Paul Tritschler 12th May'17 7
  • Austerity Britain
    Sarah Glynn 12th May'17 4
  • Hot Takes GE17

    Territory Wars

    Peter Arnottt argues we are witnessing Peak Union in the last chance saloon. Two weeks in, and it is already clear that this is going […]

    Peter Arnott 11th May'17 15
  • Commentary

    Ruth Meets a Journalist

    This could be in a Ladybird series. What happens when a politician used to meeting sycophantic, soft-boiled journalists under-arming questions to her meets someone who […]

    Ashley Douglas 11th May'17 20
  • General Election 2017

    Blue Order

    The media have been salivating in recent days about the prospect of a Tory revival in Scotland. There’s been much speculation about what has been […]

    Mike Small 10th May'17 33
  • General Election 2017

    Stability for the Precariat?

    Christopher Silver on the generation wars of our political era. If a week is a long time in politics a lifetime must seem interminable. Yet […]

    Christopher Silver 10th May'17 0
  • Commentary

    Spycops Scotland

    Under cover Policing – the need for a public inquiry for Scotland. My name is Tilly Gifford, at the time of the events I am […]

    Tilly Gifford 10th May'17 5

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