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    Bella Caledonia 2007-2017

    Thanks to everyone for their support over the years, to the board members and writers who gave their time and to everybody who supported us […]

    Mike Small 8th Jan'17 65
  • Identity

    Oidhche Challain [The Old New Year]

    On January 12th we’ll say hello to the New Year in the old tradition, reaching an important point in the Celtic Calendar. The candle burning […]

    Rona Dhòmhnallach 8th Jan'17 0
  • Scots

    Stars Are The Aizles

    Moth Larva In The Muckle Tapestry History I digest slawly: Hou it sticks in ma thrapple! I got masel taigelt amang the Stuarts, Cuidnae follae […]

    William Hershaw 7th Jan'17 4
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    George Gunn 5th Jan'17 8
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    2017 Decision Time

    Sturgeon’s wrong – in 2017, liberals have to decide which side they are on, argues Ben Wray. What are the major political challenges of 2017? […]

    Ben Wray 5th Jan'17 94
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    Thinking Inside the Box

    On only the very first day of 2017, the political scene on Scottish Twitter seemed to be in full-flow silly season. Like the daftie I […]

    Iain Robertson 3rd Jan'17 65
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    Alvaro Huertas and Svenja Meyerricks 2nd Jan'17 3
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    Allan Grogan 2nd Jan'17 21
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    Bella’s Review of the Year

    Bella’s review of the year in full – from the Melting Pot, Edinburgh, December 21 Panel 1 – Joyce McMillan, Andy Wightman, Heather Burns, Christopher […]

    24th Dec'16 9
  • Commentary

    Merry Christmas from Bella

    As we hurtle towards a boozy-Yule I just wanted to say a tinselly thanks to all our readers and writers and to everyone who has […]

    Mike Small 24th Dec'16 16
  • Scots

    The Dug Faictory

    Forrit tae an end tae the wrangous pauchlin o puppies in Scotland Oan Wadensday 21st December, ah hud the preevilege o leadin a debate in […]

    Emma Harper 23rd Dec'16 3
  • Music

    Home for the Holidays

    Support this great project, and buy this great album with This is the Kit, Stanley Odd, the Son(s), Wooden Box, Mersault, Withered Hand, Frightened Rabbit […]

    23rd Dec'16 0
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    I wandered back to the crinkly brain soaked in a jar. All the experiences of the world happen here in this faint grey galaxy of […]

    Paul Tritschler 22nd Dec'16 10

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