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  • Commentary

    Authentic Nations

    The question of authenticity is crucial for nations storyboarding. A hundred-thousand undergraduate essays must have quoted Benedict Anderson’s “imagined communities” (by the way in Anderson’s […]

    Mike Small 7th Mar'17 29
  • Digital Culture

    We the People, are the System

    “Now is the time for fundamental change on all fronts because this is THE moment. Ours states are built around systems that are outdated, created […]

    6th Mar'17 1
  • Austerity Britain

    Empire 2.0

    Those of you who noted the, apparently serious, idea to re-float the Britannia, un-buckling it from Ocean Terminal and letting it set sail to act […]

    Mike Small 6th Mar'17 14
  • Arts & Culture

    Celebrating Scottish Political Women

    Here’s a great new series of prints being launched for International Women’s Day celebrating Scottish political women by Lorna Miller, available as signed Giclee Prints. […]

    Laurie Fraser 6th Mar'17 5
  • Commentary
    George Gunn 6th Mar'17 21
  • Film and Animation

    Jock Tamson’s Bairns

    Bella is very proud to support this great new project… PERSPECTIVE is a Scottish politics and arts show created on a super low budget but […]

    Phantom Power 3rd Mar'17 26
  • Commentary

    I’m Done with Being the Token

    Born and raised in South Lanarkshire, I’ve lived the entirety of my twenty seven years in Scotland. I attended non-denominational primary and secondary schools (although […]

    Shola Da Rocha 2nd Mar'17 26
  • Media
    Gordon Guthrie 1st Mar'17 5
  • Short Story

    Porridge at Ballinluig

    This the Scottish Enlightenment – an age in which Voltaire wrote, “We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.” The dead tell a […]

    Paul Tritschler 1st Mar'17 4
  • Music

    Where 2 Now


    1st Mar'17 0
  • Media

    Bella goes National

    We’re delighted to today announce the launch of a new 24-page monthly magazine in partnership with the National newspaper focused on social, politics and cultural […]

    Mike Small 28th Feb'17 36
  • Commentary

    From No to Yes

    Listening to these damascene conversions from some of Better Together’s most vehement supporters is astonishing, whether it is representative of a larger sea-change or not […]

    Mike Small 27th Feb'17 47
  • Commentary
    Adam Ramsay and Peter Geoghegan 25th Feb'17 9
  • Commentary

    Alt-Right on the Night

    From Kirsty Wark’s hilarious opening diatribe in Latin for Newsnight last night, in which she declared Theresa May ‘the imperial master of all before her’ […]

    Mike Small 25th Feb'17 5

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