Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Media

    Ghost Writers and Peak Ink

    We’ve been concerned recently about whether things exist or not. Things like impact assessment reports, democracy in Northern Ireland or a peace process in the […]

    Mike Small 19th Dec'17 3
  • Commentary
    Mark Fisher 19th Dec'17 3
  • Commentary
    19th Dec'17 22
  • Brexit

    Our Finest Hour

    This is really going to piss Nigel Farage off. By any measure, the Battle of Britain stands with the October revolution as among the most […]

    Peter Arnott 18th Dec'17 47
  • Catalonia
    18th Dec'17 1
  • Commentary
    Mike Small 18th Dec'17 34
  • Media

    The Scottish Left, Reviewed

    As a socialist in the SNP, it’s difficult to know what message I am supposed to take from the editorial in Scottish Left Review 101. […]

    Craig Lundie 18th Dec'17 25
  • Arts & Culture

    Nae Pasaran

    The amazing story of the Scottish workers who defied Pinochet and refused to maintain and repair Chilean air force engines.

    17th Dec'17 3
  • Commentary

    Letts Take Back Control

    In a competitive group Quentin Letts (author of ‘Patronising Bastards – How the Elites Betrayed Britain‘) won the competition for Stupidest Tory Bigot of the […]

    Mike Small 17th Dec'17 2
  • Commentary

    Speak for England, Jacob

    …we learned in 2014 that Breaking Up Britain was too big a job for the hesitant, equivocal Scots. Breaking Up Britain was always a job […]

    Peter Arnott 16th Dec'17 5
  • Drugs

    The Case for a Fix Room

    The case for a safer drug consumption facility in Glasgow, by Mhairi Hunter (writing in a personal capacity). Plans to establish a safer drug consumption […]

    Mhairi Hunter 15th Dec'17 16
  • Commentary

    Cat People

    How a short story exposed the fiction of modern dating. Following its publication in the New Yorker on the 11th December 2017, Cat Person, a […]

    Jenny Constable 15th Dec'17 2
  • Arts & Culture

    Creative Enterprise

    Ryan McDougall on the perils of being a young freelance worker in the creative industry.

    Ryan McDougall 15th Dec'17 7
  • Commentary


    The night of the 19th of February 2016 was among the strangest of my life. It had been my birthday two days before and a […]

    Fraser Stewart 15th Dec'17 8

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