an artsy cabal

  • Identity

    This is not who we are

    Imagine, the Scottish people as if they are a Peter Howson portrait, all simmering anger and grimy masculinity, a crowd scene of shared mistrust, the […]

    Robin McAlpine 24th May'11 11
  • Holyrood 2011
    Mike Small 20th May'11 22
  • Review

    Iain Banks & The Culture

    Steve Arnott takes a personal look at the ‘Culture’ novels of Iain Banks and argues that sceptics of the genre are missing out on something […]

    Steve Arnott 18th May'11 10
  • Anti-Capitalism

    North and South, Ecology and Justice

    With neoliberalism on a down slope and a new era of South-South cooperation dawning, this is the most favorable historical moment in decades to retake […]

    Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero 17th May'11 0
  • Anti-Capitalism
    James Doleman 16th May'11 27
  • Alex Salmond

    Independence Lite?

    It’s fair to say – along with the not-so-gentle student arm-twisting of a newly elected representative for the South of Scotland region – that the […]

    Pat Kane 14th May'11 23
  • Holyrood 2011

    Donald Dewar’s Glasses

    Donald Dewar will be remembered, among other things, as the last Labour figure whom Scots looked upon with any real sense of affection. After his […]

    Gordon Darroch 11th May'11 41
  • New Scotland

    Altered State

      “We have given ourselves the permission to be ambitious.” More than anything among a barrage of new sensations (collective relief, delight, and unbridled optimism) […]

    Mike Small 9th May'11 22
  • Holyrood 2011

    A Scottish Spring

    This is about more than one election result. This is about a deep, long-term transformation of Scotland which has been occurring for decades. From the […]

    Gerry Hassan 7th May'11 70
  • Holyrood 2011

    It Was the Scottish People Wot Won It

    What will it take for the opposition parties to “get it”. Even as Alex Salmond was arriving in his helicopter at Prestonfield House to claim […]

    Kate Higgins 7th May'11 7
  • Alex Salmond

    It’s A New Dawn, It’s A New Day

    Scotland has shown that it is no longer content to be a second-class satellite of a union that is built on a global city and […]

    Peter Geoghegan 7th May'11 8
  • Uncategorized
    Kevin Williamson 6th May'11 15
  • Alex Salmond

    Porty, Clause 4 and Election Fever

    ( a response to A Liminal Moment) Elections are always liminal moments, moments of ‘in between’ when the normal state of things is turned upside […]

    Justin Kenrick 5th May'11 19
  • Alex Salmond

    A Liminal Moment

    ‘A relationship is like a shark. It’s got to keep on going forward. What we have is a dead shark.’ – Woody Allen Woody Allen’s […]

    Mike Small 4th May'11 6

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