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  • Review of the Year
    5th Dec'16 3
  • Review

    The Sinner by Stuart Macgregor

    Stuart MacGregor (1935-1973) was a Scottish novelist, poet and songwriter who worked as a medical doctor and a lecturer in social medicine. As John Herdman […]

    Richie MacCaffery 5th Dec'16 3
  • International
    David Black 5th Dec'16 9
  • Commentary
    Mike Small 5th Dec'16 52
  • Commentary
    George Gunn 4th Dec'16 26
  • Music

    Dreaming of a Yellow Christmas

    There’s a revolution going on in the Scottish music scene, writes Ruth MacGilp. So rarely does a musician truly mean it when they claim they […]

    Ruth MacGilp 3rd Dec'16 2
  • Commentary

    Getting Our Ducks in a Row

    “Many other people are falling and yet some of us have not yet noticed that the ground has dropped away. A handful of us believe […]

    Mike Small 2nd Dec'16 33
  • Tax Justice

    Caring for Scotland

    There are plenty of ‘wicked’ problems in UK and Scottish public policy of which the crises in care and affordable housing are perhaps the most […]

    Chris Cook 1st Dec'16 4
  • Commentary

    A Message from Theresa May

    Theresa May’s St Andrew’s Day address sounds like it was written by Frankie Boyle and Alan Bissett on a big night out, but apparently it’s […]

    1st Dec'16 17
  • Foreign Policy

    Sturgeon at the Seanad

    The Seanad’s enthusiastic reaction to Sturgeon’s speech reflects a shift in Irish attitudes towards Scottish constitutional politics since the European referendum argues Jamie Maxwell. Nicola […]

    Jamie Maxwell 30th Nov'16 37
  • International

    Lessons from Anacostia

    Linda Tirado looks at a broken America. “I don’t call for unity. There can be no unity with people who oppose your existence.” Follow her […]

    Linda Tirado 30th Nov'16 11
  • Arts & Culture

    An Evening for Alasdair Gray


    29th Nov'16 4
  • Poetry
    29th Nov'16 0
  • Commentary

    Scotland’s Pompidou Problem

    As Douglas Robertson’s recent article on fifty years of failed ‘renewal’ outlined, we’re frequently in thrall to under-ambition, short-termism and low aspiration. Things don’t get fixed, problems […]

    Mike Small 29th Nov'16 29

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