Scotland's 5th Estate

  • Arts & Culture


    There’s loads of great stuff coming out of the small press, micro press and zine scene. As we prepare research and interviews about old print […]

    24th Nov'17 0
  • Austerity Britain

    What is this?

    We don’t really talk about ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ Brexit anymore. We just stare at the diplomatic shambles morphing into economic and cultural catastrophe and do […]

    Mike Small 23rd Nov'17 9
  • Commentary

    Two Giants go Head to Head

    Two of the BBC’s most powerful journalists have been slugging it out all week to see who can make the biggest fools of themselves. Laura […]

    Mike Small 23rd Nov'17 5
  • Climate Change

    Scotland at COP23

    Steve Rushton reports from the climate negotiations in Bonn, on Scotland’s climate change strategy, and how they compare to our Nordic neighbours. What difference would […]

    Steve Rushton 23rd Nov'17 5
  • Industrial Action

    BiFab and Beyond

    We asked Jimmy Robertson, scaffolder at Bifab, Burntisland, to reflect on the BiFab victory and the challenges ahead. How can it be that Methil is […]

    Jimmy Robertson 22nd Nov'17 20
  • Scots
    Robbie Handy 22nd Nov'17 1
  • Ghetto na Gàidhlig
    Màrtainn Mac a' Bhàillidh 22nd Nov'17 17
  • Brexit

    Could Northern Ireland Burn Again?

    The year is 2017. There has been peace in the North for 20 years — violence on the margins. The IRA has stopped being a murder gang […]

    Gordon Guthrie 22nd Nov'17 11
  • Brexit

    One Nation Brexit

    We’re repeatedly told by David Mundell and Theresa May and Ruth Davidson that Scotland is being consulted and involved in Brexit debates, though things get […]

    Mike Small 22nd Nov'17 3
  • International

    Judgement day for Ratko Mladić

    The main in the photograph is Fikret Alic. Today he was in the Hague to witness the trial for Ratko Mladić, the Bosnian Serb commander. Charges […]

    Mike Small 22nd Nov'17 27
  • Commentary
    Mike Small 22nd Nov'17 5
  • Brexit

    The Subsidy Junkies

    The anti-Irish brigade is in full flight as the reality that the border issue is a serious one – with no clear resolution and possibly […]

    Mike Small 22nd Nov'17 10
  • Media

    Wrapping Paper Fury

    “Follow the money”, as the saying goes. “Hit them where it hurts” goes another. Stop Funding Hate takes these wise slogans and has turned them […]

    Mike Small 21st Nov'17 4
  • Commentary

    Scotland and the New North

    As the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) move from London to Amsterdam and Paris, and Labour vote to leave the […]

    Mike Small 21st Nov'17 5

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