Scotland's 5th Estate


  • Commentary
    Gerry Hassan 23rd Jan'18 148
  • Commentary

    Means and Ends

    As someone who has never been comfortable being described as a ‘nationalist’, who is suspicious of excessive enthusiasm about flags, and who mostly views the […]

    Caitlin Logan 15th Dec'17 10
  • Commentary

    Trigger Happy

    Yesterday was a desperate day for the Scottish Unionist bloc. Cornered, frightened and facing obvious defeat, the Conservatives, Liberals and Labour united to try and […]

    Mike Small 29th Mar'17 27
  • Commentary

    Roses of the World

    Recent Tory, Labour or unionist comments equate the Scottish independence movement with the most divisive aspects of the Brexit campaign, but we need only look […]

    Rose Strang 10th Mar'17 4
  • Commentary

    Journey to Yes #2

    The second in the Phantom Power series looking at people who have moved from No to Yes. Daniel – a Dundee based engineer originally from […]

    16th Feb'17 4
  • Radical Independence

    10 Reflections from RIC 2016

    On Saturday the Radical Independence Campaign held what will be looked back on as an important staging post in positioning the pro-independence left in relation […]

    Jonathon Shafi 4th Oct'16 11
  • Arts & Culture

    How I Want Thee

    ‘How I want thee, humorous Hogarth! Thou, I hear, a pleasant rogue art. Were but you and I acquainted, Every monster should be painted: You […]

    Dial M for Murdo 25th Aug'16 6
  • #Indyref2
    Hannah Westwater 19th Aug'16 4
  • Backing Bella

    Sustaining our New Media

    “One of the great things to come out of IndyRef was the diversity of new media, and 2 years on much of it is still […]

    21st May'16 0
  • Commentary

    Undependence Day

    Today Longannet closes and Unelectable Jeremy Corbyn opens up a 14% lead over Cameron in the @IpsosMORI leader ratings. At least one of the STV News’s upcoming […]

    Mike Small 24th Mar'16 98
  • Interview

    Bella interviews Alex Salmond

    We kick-off the first of a series of interviews in the run-up to the Holyrood elections discussing Brexit, the indyref, the oil figures and the […]

    Mike Small 17th Mar'16 42
  • WMD
    Bill Ramsay 10th Jan'16 4
  • Film and Animation

    Altered State 2

    The second part of Phantom Power’s doc on the referendum … ‘begins with the increasingly desperate ‘No’ campaign arranging Her Majesty’s backing. The impact of […]

    Phantom Power 8th Nov'15 6
  • Commentary

    The Day After a Year Ago

    With the Clackmannan result in, I really needed to go. In the time it took to get to the door The Glad Café had become […]

    Douglas Robertson 20th Sep'15 35
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