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  • Commentary

    Croft Work

    Can the harsh economics of urban life entice young people to repopulate the highlands? asks Ewen McLachlan. I recall a conversation of a decade or […]

    Ewen McLachlan 23rd Mar'18 0
  • Environmental Justice

    Our Plastic Sea

    A new report reveals that Scottish seas are contaminated by plastics and micro plastics. But the suggestions about what we should do in response are […]

    Mike Small 21st Mar'18 0
  • Commentary
    Ewen McLachlan 20th Mar'18 0
  • Arts & Culture
    Gerry Hassan 16th Mar'18 16
  • Commentary

    Only Begin

    The Yes movement? A Renew movement? A movement renewed to renew a society that cares … argues Justin Kenrick

    Justin Kenrick 16th Mar'18 9
  • Review

    How to Start a New Country

    I only occasionally do book reviews, largely because I am not the world’s greatest reader of them and so do not often think about writing […]

    Richard Murphy 15th Mar'18 8
  • Events

    RIC Spring Conference

    The Radical Independence Campaign held its Spring Conference in Edinburgh on Saturday, 10th March. The conference was designed as one where the Left could take […]

    Allan Armstrong 15th Mar'18 5
  • Commentary

    Plastic Sea

      Last year scientists on board the Greenpeace’s boat MV Beluga II skirted round Scotland’s coast collecting data on the concentration of plastic and microplastics […]

    Mike Small 12th Mar'18 10
  • Commentary
    Iain McKinnon 11th Mar'18 40
  • Commentary

    SEPA and the Life Aquatic

    The Gairloch community has taken to its beaches to demonstrate against Scottish Water’s plans to downgrade the current water treatment works to a system that […]

    Ewen McLachlan 11th Mar'18 3
  • Commentary

    In Search of Post-Carbon Scotland

    Christopher Silver on how the politics of geology have helped define a post-industrial Scotland that awaits a clear alternative. In October 2017 the Scottish Parliament voted […]

    Christopher Silver 11th Mar'18 12
  • Commentary

    Now is the Time

    There’s a trope in early Hollywood: a girl, bound to railway tracks, an oncoming train. That’s the situation we’re in now: Brexit is the oncoming […]

    Simon Brooke 9th Mar'18 172
  • Commentary

    The Reality After this One

    Peter Arnott suggests that Scottish independence, when it comes, will be ‘as natural as rain’, but we may have to wait until the Brexit plays […]

    Peter Arnott 6th Mar'18 137
  • Commentary

    Meet the New Bosses

    John Cawley asks : who runs Scotland? How do we fight the corporate capture of Scottish politics by lobbyists, journalists who are also lobbyists and […]

    John Cawley 6th Mar'18 16
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