independence – self-determination – autonomy


  • Commentary
    George Gunn 6th Aug'16 31
  • Commentary

    The White Stuff

    By Mike Small Michael White of the Guardian yesterday gave us all a master class in elite media condescension. In a piece dripping with contempt […]

    Mike Small 27th May'15 67
  • Commentary

    The Gummy Bear Omnishambles

    By Mike Small How have things changed in a few short months? Ireland, supposed European cradle of reactionary catholic conservatism has delivered an inspiring celebration […]

    Mike Small 24th May'15 36
  • Commentary

    True North

    We’ve covered attempts to manipulate the democratic process before (‘The Shetland Card’). Here Malachy Tallack reports on the latest efforts to bring the Northern Isles […]

    Malachy Tallack 22nd Mar'14 36
  • Commentary

    No More Mr Nice Guy

    Are women actually going to vote yes or no to independence on the basis of a cuddly or less-cuddly man or on the perception of […]

    Fiona MacInnes 18th Nov'13 7
  • Commentary

    Hit the North

    Orkney has been a safe Liberal and then Lib-Dem seat for as long as anyone up here has political memories. There was a time before […]

    Fiona MacInnes 13th Oct'13 9
  • Commentary

    Island Voice

    A central theme of Bella Caledonia’s new journal, Closer, is that democracy must become more localised – decisions should be made as near to the […]

    Malachy Tallack 27th Sep'13 15
  • Commentary


    Later this year we’ll be publishing  a paper looking at how independence represents an opportunity to bring democracy closer to people – but also an […]

    Mike Small 25th Jul'13 10
  • Europe
    Mike Small 19th Mar'13 0
  • Yes Launch

    Yes Orkney

    The official ‘Yes Orkney’ inaugural meeting took place in Kirkwall recently after several months building a twitter and facebook presence. The facebook page has grown […]

    Fiona MacInnes 10th Dec'12 7
  • Identity

    Orkney and the New Class Culture

    In the 60s I would hear my father describe the Orkney in which we lived as a classless society. Then I didn’t know what ‘class’ […]

    Fiona MacInnes 20th Apr'12 19
  • Fishing

    Ghost Fishing

    We are at the end game of what started back in the 1970s, the theft of Scotland’s fish. In those pre- ro-ro days us islanders, […]

    Fiona MacInnes 3rd Oct'11 2
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