Kevin Williamson

Late Call – Editors Blog 5

by Kevin Williamson It’s unlikely that the US state considers award-winning journalist Amy Goodman to be a national treasure but she’s in danger of becoming one of the great inspirations for radical media activists everywhere. Goodman, along with Juan González, is news anchor for the… Read More ›

Celebrate Robert Burns

Yes Scotland will celebrate the life of Robert Burns on Friday 24th January 2014 in Edinburgh. The fundraiser Gala Dinner will be held at The Hub venue on the Royal Mile, 7pm til midnight. The contemporary Burns Supper will feature special performances… Read More ›

Cmoan Andy!

by Kevin Williamson Andy Murray is about to take to the Centre Court at Wimbledon to do battle with Novak Djokovic. After two captivating thrill-a-minute semi finals this is a match that promises much.  It hardly needs to be said… Read More ›

The Pound In Your Pocket

by Kevin Williamson On 19th November 1967 Prime Minister Harold Wilson made his famous “Pound In Your Pocket” speech.  His government  had just announced a devaluation of sterling and Wilson was anxious to reassure Joe Public that the everyday value… Read More ›

Not in My Name

In advance of his Fringe show (National Library of Scotland 4-28 Aug), Darran Anderson from 3AM magazine interviews Kevin Williamson (see also the Not in My Name site here) 3:AM: Aside from exploring the poet’s life and works, Robert Burns:… Read More ›

FED – Ideas to Sustain

Realpolitik and Bella Caledonia present ‘FED – Ideas Worth Sustaining’, a one-day program of talks, discussions, and, most importantly, ideas. FED takes its cue from July’s TEDGlobal Edinburgh conference – but while TED costs an eye-watering £3,700 to attend, FED… Read More ›

What’s Going On?

First up from our occasional series of assorted & haphazard shtuffwhatshappening…is our own NeuReekie…Friday 27 May…Scottish Books Trust, Trunk’s Close, 55 High Street, The Capital. Here’s the blurb: “Neu! Reekie! is a night of avant-garde poetry, music and film fusions…. Read More ›

All is Not Lost

It is important to identify this development in order to juxtapose it to the traditional structures and institutions of power. Similarly if the concept of a Scottish left is to have any meaning it may need to be considered as an emerging fuzzy entity rather than ring-fenced in advance by rigid absolutism or fixed ideology.

The Democracy Of Books

“I’m of the opinion that authors should avoid reviewing books of their peers” Philip Kerr. By Kevin Williamson There’s been a nice wee authorial square-go erupted between our very own Philip Kerr and Allan Massie.  Its not quite the talk… Read More ›

There is no Alternative?

A Twitter Poll site wrote this morning: ‘So Deutsche Bank are with the Tories? It’s slipping away Labour’. The election is being conducted as if business backing policy decides all.  Kevin Williamson on the narrowing of the political agenda: As the UK… Read More ›