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  • Scotland 2021
    Robin McAlpine 21st Dec'16 31
  • Scotland 2021

    Scotland 2021

    What kind of country do you want to live in? What should we demand of our political leaders (now)? What should our priorities be for […]

    21st Dec'16 1
  • Commentary

    Jingo Belle

    Here we stand, approaching the end of 2016 and looking at a whole new year ahead. With Trump being inaugurated in January unless a Christmas […]

    Heather Pearson 21st Dec'16 15
  • EU membership

    Scottish and European

    Nicola Sturgeon today unveiled ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe’ – the first plan anywhere in UK for dealing with Brexit. It’s a bit of an odd […]

    Mike Small 20th Dec'16 23
  • Dialogue

    In Defence of Identity Politics

    Identity politics is under attack, and in some quarters the theory underpinning it is being blamed for the rise of the Right. But as we […]

    Henry Bell 20th Dec'16 17
  • #Indyref2

    After Brexit

    In an extract from his new book Winning The Second Independence Referendum – a manifesto for Scotland and the EU after Brexit Gordon Guthrie argues […]

    Gordon Guthrie 20th Dec'16 13
  • International

    What to fear from Trump?

    Sarah Kendzior is the author of The View From Flyover Country, a collection of essays published in 2015. She is a journalist, researcher and foreign […]

    20th Dec'16 1
  • Commentary

    Have I Got (Fake) News for You

    Tory Communities Minister Sajid Javid has recommended we introduce an oath of allegiance and swearing to a set of ‘British Values” for immigrants, elected officials, civil […]

    Mike Small 19th Dec'16 42
  • Review

    Digging and Dreaming

    Digging and Dreaming: a review of Alastair McIntosh’s Poacher’s Pilgrimage. I spent a chunk of my twenties living and working on the Isle of Iona, […]

    Dougie Strang 19th Dec'16 3
  • Scotland 2021
    Irvine Welsh 19th Dec'16 20
  • Review

    Bella Review Night

    This Wednesday (21 Dec) we’ll be looking back over the carnage of 2016. Join our two panels of commentators and writers to look back (and […]

    17th Dec'16 2
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig
    Daibhidh Rothach 17th Dec'16 2
  • Scots

    A Year o Scots

    Bella, tak a bow. Roon o applause, peepul. Aabody that wants the Scots language tae stey a pairt o Scottish life and no dee the […]

    Matthew Fitt 16th Dec'16 13
  • International
    Gordon Guthrie 16th Dec'16 6

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