Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig

    Gainnead de Ghàidhlig aig NMS

    Tha MISNEACHD a’ togail fianais an aghaidh Taisbeanadh nan Seumasach, Taighean-tasgaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba. Bliadhna Theàrlaich, Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair agus sgeulachd nan Seumasach, chan eil […]

    14th Jun'17 4
  • Austerity Britain

    On the Grenfell Tower Tragedy

    It’s emerged that the local Council – the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – actually threatened a local blogger and action group with legal […]

    14th Jun'17 20
  • Commentary

    Build it and they will Come

    Build It and They Will Come: Scotland and Independence after the election by Gerry Hassan. The 2017 election marks the end of an era of […]

    Gerry Hassan 13th Jun'17 96
  • Media

    TV News from the River Clyde

    The River Clyde’s differential effects on the news editing process: or, now you see Ruth Davidson, now you don’t. Here’s a strange thing. Two broadcasting […]

    Neil Blain 13th Jun'17 10
  • Commentary

    Grant Shapps Tells it Straight

    Here Grant Shapps (former Tory party Chairman – alter ego Michael Green) reveals just a little too much about the Conservative attitude to Scotland … […]

    Mike Small 13th Jun'17 7
  • Events
    Rona Dhòmhnallach 13th Jun'17 0
  • General Election 2017

    Tweeddale Dumb and Tweedle D

    They are still saying “Strong and stable”. This is like Stepford Wives politics. These people are automatons. And clock this, the bar has been lowered […]

    13th Jun'17 15
  • Commentary

    Another Borders was Possible

    I was raised in Hawick, although moving there at six months old excluded me from Teridom. In the 1960s, Hawick was a close-knit town dominated […]

    Jim Bennett 13th Jun'17 12
  • General Election 2017

    Guns n Roses

    One of the greatest things about this dire general election was the complete failure of the media to dictate the agenda. News that Rupert Murdoch […]

    Mike Small 12th Jun'17 3
  • Poetry


    In which her body was a question-mark querying her lies; her mouth a ballot-box that bit the hand that fed. Her eyes? They swivelled for […]

    Carol Ann Duffy 12th Jun'17 0
  • Hot Takes GE17

    From Genesis to Revelation

    Ruth Davidson is your saviour, but how does this work? Last year, gay Conservative @RuthDavidsonMSP went to Northern Ireland to understand the root of the […]

    Mike Small 12th Jun'17 22
  • Commentary

    Not My Circus

    The right are clinging on by threatening women’s rights and continuing with the Rape Clause. Ruth Davidson only cares about LBGT rights, which happen to […]

    Alec Finlay 12th Jun'17 7
  • Podcast
    Gerry Mulvenna and Oisin Murphy-Lawless 12th Jun'17 2
  • Football

    Off the Radar and Off the Hook

    Craig Whyte’s acquittal last week has left Rangers fans with the realisation that no one will be held accountable for the death of their club. […]

    Andy Muirhead 12th Jun'17 3

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