Scotland's 5th Estate

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    Everyone has a legal right to see information from Scottish public authorities. You don’t have to say who you are or why you want the information. And if the public authority […]

    Mike Small 9th Jul'12 1
  • Identity

    The Positive Case for the Union

    It’s Back! By popular demand! In a Bella exclusive we can unveil the POSITIVE CASE FOR THE UNION! Having waited years for Darling, Lamont or […]

    5th Jul'12 28
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Banking and a New Deal for Scotland

    “An epitaph for an age of irresponsibility symptomatic of a financial system that elevated greed above all other concerns and brought our economy to its […]

    Joe Necchi 3rd Jul'12 10
  • Arts & Culture
    Ewan Morrison 3rd Jul'12 5
  • 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

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