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  • Arts & Culture

    Tourist Cull

    Never mind a tourist tax, let’s have a tourist cull. David Black explores the Touristland of Auld Reekie. As the feckless merriment of Christmas gives way […]

    David Black 8th Jan'18 4
  • Commentary


    Watching the Cabinet re-shuffle is an eye-opener. If you had your political antennae set to “snooze” as you scoffed the last of the sherry trifle […]

    Mike Small 8th Jan'18 8
  • Commentary

    The Year without Summer

    In the wake of eruptions in Indonesia, Paul Tritschler wanders through the mad dream that is our existence, and weaves through the cosmic and volcanic […]

    Paul Tritschler 7th Jan'18 1
  • Commentary


    In these short days and cold dark nights, it’s time for reflection. The busy frenetic pace of contemporary life, with its whirring 24 hour news […]

    6th Jan'18 3
  • Commentary
    Kirsteen Paterson 5th Jan'18 1
  • Media
    Andrew Learmonth 5th Jan'18 11
  • Commentary

    Feminist vs Dating

    “Do you put your politics on there?” “Well, not as such, but there’s a photo of me in my Corbyn vest, so I think it’s […]

    Mickey Noonan 5th Jan'18 11
  • Music

    The Magic of Vinyl

    “I knew what I wanted to create,” says monorail’s Stephen McRobbie, a week or so after the record shop celebrated 15 years of trading in […]

    Nadine McBay 5th Jan'18 1
  • Commentary
    Raman Mundair 5th Jan'18 62
  • Bella10
    Mike Small 4th Jan'18 2
  • Brexit
    Gordon Guthrie 2nd Jan'18 14
  • Commentary

    Good Scots

    The long tail of Anglo-British Nationalism which erupted into consciousness in 2017 seemed to come out of nowhere. But the signs were visible for a […]

    Mike Small 1st Jan'18 22
  • Commentary

    Scotland in Union Data Dump

    The Scotland in Union data dump isn’t just about that single organisation, it’s about political support from the super-rich and landed classes to the parties […]

    Mike Small 31st Dec'17 51
  • Scots

    Wha’s Like Us?

    The differences atween, say, the Yes muivement an Make American Great Again are that plain an that pautent as tae want further owergaun. We’re no […]

    Tammas Clark 28th Dec'17 4

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