Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Commentary

    Devolution 20 Years On

    Twenty years on, devolution, which seemed a historic victory at the time, now seems an event marking a timid and low-aspiration politics. At the time […]

    Mike Small 11th Sep'17 14
  • Commentary

    Now is not the Time

    Bill McKibben of 350 informs us that “5.6 million Floridians have been told to evacuate, making it by far the largest mass movement of people […]

    Mike Small 10th Sep'17 4
  • Civil Liberties
    Fuad Alakbarov 10th Sep'17 5
  • Commentary

    There’s No App For That

    There’s No App For That: why technology is ineffective without emotional awakening – by Pat Kane and Indra Adnan. A wise blog post by environmental […]

    Pat Kane and Indra Adnan 9th Sep'17 0
  • Environmental Justice

    The Right to Care

      Debates over wolf reintroduction, rewilding, and driven grouse rumble on. There is no doubt hunting, climbing, hutting, and Caledonian pinewoods have their symbolic aspects […]

    Alec Finlay 9th Sep'17 4
  • Economics
    Andrew Mitchell 9th Sep'17 0
  • Commentary

    Forgetful Mogg

    Left is right, black is white, liberal is illiberal. Welcome to the new politics of Trumpworld UK inc, brought to you by deranged but organised […]

    Mike Small 8th Sep'17 27
  • Environmental Justice

    Electric Brae

    The Scottish Governments announcement of a new set of low-carbon policies is to be welcomed.  Nicola Sturgeon declared yesterday the country would end the sale […]

    Mike Small 6th Sep'17 9
  • Commentary

    Forward Scotland

    Jonathon Shafi explores the new political landscape and drivers behind the Scottish Governments ambitious Programme for Government announcements. The ideas of the left are at […]

    Jonathon Shafi 6th Sep'17 15
  • Environmental Justice

    Plastic Fantastic

    We’re awash with plastics, choking our seas, killing our wildlife, polluting our water and entering our food chain. The problem of plastics in the (sea) […]

    Mike Small 6th Sep'17 8
  • Scots

    The Ghaists

    Billy Kay reads The Ghaists by Robert Fergusson on his birthday. “Robert Burns was moved to call Fergusson his ‘elder brother in misfortune, by far […]

    6th Sep'17 5
  • Commentary

    To Govern ‘As If’

    “It unashamedly looks to a Scottish State to coordinate and shape a holistic vision of what a country can be. In the contemporary context, this […]

    Peter Arnott 6th Sep'17 9
  • Currency
    Vinay Gupta 5th Sep'17 0
  • Media

    Blog Awards

    We’re delighted to be shortlisted for the Best UK Blog 2017 in the Politics section. We’re down to the final six. The other five nominations are: […]

    Mike Small 5th Sep'17 2

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