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  • Scottish Culture

    Bad Language & Dodo Journalism

    In 2006, the £4 million Glasgow Gaelic School (the cost equivalent to one mile of a two-lane road) threw open its doors in the city’s […]

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    Alasdair Mac Gill-eain 21st Sep'10 55
  • WMD

    Gosh, I Got It Wrong……..

    In the sort of words never to be uttered by Margaret Thatcher or her successor Tony Blair, let me say out loud and clear: Sometimes […]

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    Brian Quail 14th Sep'10 7
  • Referendum on Independence

    Let the People Decide?

      This is in part a response to Jeff’s piece over at the brand new Better Nation (is there room for some kind of ‘Alasdair […]

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    Mike Small 6th Sep'10 16
  • Commentary

    Gullibles Travels

    In 1987 the Gruniad started an article describing Tony Blair like this: “A man without a shadow”; a “pleasant man with a pleasant family living […]

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    Mike Small 5th Sep'10 0
  • Commentary

    Wallace in Flesh and Stone

    To Lanark to deliver the ‘Guardian’s Address’ at the annual commemoration of Wallace’s death in 1305. By bus from Melrose and a lift from Aileen […]

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    Christopher Harvie 3rd Sep'10 0
  • Commentary

    Poet Required

    After hearing Robert Crawford’s compelling evocation of ‘the poet as bearer of cultural tradition’ at the otherwise often dire Edinburgh Book Festival (bland, corporate, rigid, […]

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    Mike Small 2nd Sep'10 8
  • Commentary
    Donald Adamson 26th Aug'10 34
  • Commentary

    In Memoriam Edwin Morgan (1920-2010)

    In a life of 90 years, a degree of transformation is to be expected, as times a-change and people must respond. In Edwin Morgan’s, sheer […]

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    Robert Alan Jamieson 23rd Aug'10 4
  • Politics

    For a Festival of Politics

    Among the festivals competing for space in the capital this August, one leaves writer Gerry Hassan with a distinct lack of festive feelings… Scotland has […]

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    Gerry Hassan 23rd Aug'10 2
  • Community Education

    So now begin

    Open the doors! Light of the day, shine in; light of the mind, shine out! We have a building which is more than a building. […]

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    Mike Small 19th Aug'10 3
  • Anti-Capitalism
    Derek Wall 18th Aug'10 0
  • Civil Liberties

    Educating Tom

    Poor old Tom Harris has this week been branding anyone questioning the death of David Kelly a conspiracist and a nutter, the assumption being that […]

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    Mike Small 16th Aug'10 10
  • Education

    PFI: Private Fuddery Incorporated

      Over the last three years the Scottish government has taken a principled stand against the use of PFI (Private Finance Initiative) to build new […]

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    Kevin Williamson 13th Aug'10 0
  • Common Good
    Mike Small 11th Aug'10 0

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