Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Arts & Culture
    George Gunn 1st Jul'12 9
  • Economics

    Just Say No

      The start of the No campaign came after a month-long trail of visceral criticisms of the Yes Scotland launch. With a gushing media presence […]

    Mike Small 27th Jun'12 4
  • English Culture

    Fear, Nostalgia and the British state

    The Union has infantalised Scotland, its politics and its people, to the extent that the grievances of the many are rarely articulated and even less […]

    Calum Wright 26th Jun'12 4
  • Film and Animation

    The Beautiful North

    Someone much cleverer than I once said Edinburgh is not the Athens of the North, it is the Reykjavík of the south. The southern part […]

    25th Jun'12 1
  • Football

    Walking Away from North Britain

    When Rangers went into administration in February I wrote here that “a bastion of North Britain is terminally ill”. The mainstream media, especially the obedient […]

    Phil Mac Giolla Bhain 21st Jun'12 55
  • Arts & Culture

    George Gunn – In Atomic City

    Caithness poet – and Bella Caledonia columnist – George Gunn is making a rare appearance in Edinburgh this Sunday 24th June reading at Shore Poets […]

    George Gunn 20th Jun'12 0
  • Antifascism
    Sophie Cooke 19th Jun'12 0
  • Climate Change

    Rio Grand Apathy

    Throw off the shackles of the so-called ‘debate’ on climate change – environmental problems are real, and they are here to stay. Forget about global […]

    Ross Croall 19th Jun'12 5
  • Football

    The Man from Team 12

    Once again the media is failing and the rules of Scottish Football, are being ignored. These are SPL articles… 6. A Share may only be […]

    Mike Small 18th Jun'12 10
  • Anti-Capitalism
    17th Jun'12 0
  • Uncategorized
    Mike Small 17th Jun'12 13
  • Gender


    Feminists among Bella Caledonia readers will be familiar with the concept of “mansplaining”.  Its always gone on, but until recently we didn’t have an actual […]

    Mhairi McLellan 13th Jun'12 13
  • Scottish Culture
    Kevin Williamson 13th Jun'12 4
  • Arts & Culture

    Page 3 Propaganda

    This from our friend Tim Ireland over at Bloggerheads. As the Leveson spectacle draws to its politically impotent conclusion it’s worth recalling the cultural impact […]

    Tim Ireland 11th Jun'12 3

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