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  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig

    Fuaigh – Interweaving

    Using song, story, imagery and dance, Fuaigh – Interweaving looks at the consequences of losing words, land and language and being forced to the edge. […]

    12th Jul'17 2
  • Uncategorised

    Hodge-Podgeable

    The problem for Theresa May’s constant commands and pleas for ‘Unity” and togetherness is that we live in a state of radical incoherence with multiple […]

    12th Jul'17 8
  • WMD

    Cost of the Union (update)

    The case for dependence was made again and again on what was cutely termed ‘the harsh economic realities’. We had ‘narrow shoulders’ and a volatile […]

    Mike Small 12th Jul'17 9
  • Backing Bella
    Mike Small 12th Jul'17 6
  • Commentary

    Myths of the Gig Economy

    Pre-car-i-ous \pri-‘kar-e-as\ adj [L precarius obtained by entreaty, uncertain—more at PRAYER] (1646) 1: depending on the will or pleasure of another 2: dependent on uncertain […]

    Mike Small 11th Jul'17 1
  • Commentary

    Belonging

    We covered the problems with Karmarama’s new army advert way back in January (‘This is Belonging’) pointing out it was organised violence as an antidote […]

    Mike Small 11th Jul'17 10
  • Commentary

    From the Woodpile to the Bonfire

    It’s not been the best few days for the Tories. In just a few weeks Theresa May has gone from urging us to ‘Crush the […]

    Mike Small 11th Jul'17 5
  • Commentary

    Beware the Hand that Feeds

    Beware the Hand That Feeds You: Corporate Participation in Social Justice Movements. At the recent Pride march in Edinburgh there was a counter march against […]

    Ben Simmons 10th Jul'17 3
  • Events

    Thomas Muir Lecture 2017

    “I have devoted myself to the cause of the people. It is a good cause. It shall ultimately prevail. It shall finally triumph”. (Thomas Muir spoken […]

    Mike Small 10th Jul'17 1
  • WMD

    Labour Built the Bomb

    After a treaty banning nuclear weapons is approved at UN backed by 122 countries, Bill Ramsay examines the implications for Scottish and wider UK politics. […]

    Bill Ramsay 10th Jul'17 1
  • Brexit

    Purposeful Stupidity

    Watching Theresa May’s latest desperate grasp for power, as the prospects for Brexit look more and more dire, it becomes obvious that the Brexit experience […]

    Mike Small 10th Jul'17 7
  • Commentary

    Wild Land

    Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm […]

    Mike Small 10th Jul'17 24
  • Commentary

    Colonel Flustered

      The sense of entitlement is palpable. The shock at the temporary puncture of the media bubble that has protected Ruth Davidson is obvious. The […]

    Mike Small 9th Jul'17 12
  • Film and Animation
    Liz Thomson 8th Jul'17 5

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