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    Scotland the Dump

    Bella is working with the highly-talented Andy Arthur (aka @cocteautriplets ) who created this map of Scotland the Dump “A schematic map detailing the major […]

    Mike Small 23rd Feb'18 9
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    The A List

    Assuming contemporary rather than historical, and in no particular order, here are Scotland’s A List writers: Writerer’s James Robertson James Kelman AL Kennedy Alan Warner […]

    Mike Small 18th Feb'18 27
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    George Gunn 13th Feb'18 13
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    Creative Accounting

    Music has the right to children. Children have the right to music, and theatre, and books, and art and film. It’s hard to reconcile the […]

    Mike Small 5th Feb'18 3
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    The Last Days of Creative Scotland

    Scotland’s artists mustn’t fall for this any longer. A change of management won’t be enough to save CS this time. It’s time for artists to […]

    Neil Cooper 3rd Feb'18 28
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    Mairi McFadyen 2nd Feb'18 10
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    Neil Cooper 29th Jan'18 21
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    The Immortality of Robert Burns

    Based on an Immortal Memory delivery by Alastair McIntosh to the GalGael Trust, Glasgow, 25 January 2018 The question that I shall address tonight is […]

    26th Jan'18 6
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    Alistair Heather 26th Jan'18 14
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    St Bride

      Random Art, an occasional series. As Madeleine Emerald @emeraldthiele [“Victorianist musings on Pre-Raphaelite Art & Angels, & other stuff in between”] points out the […]

    Mike Small 22nd Jan'18 5
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    The Ink Truck

    There’a a flurry of writing competitions, prizes and opportunities … here’s some of them with deadlines looming this month: Gutter Magazine, Scotland’s Magazine of new […]

    16th Jan'18 1
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    Tourist Cull

    Never mind a tourist tax, let’s have a tourist cull. David Black explores the Touristland of Auld Reekie. As the feckless merriment of Christmas gives way […]

    David Black 8th Jan'18 4
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    Nae Pasaran

    The amazing story of the Scottish workers who defied Pinochet and refused to maintain and repair Chilean air force engines.

    17th Dec'17 3
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    Creative Enterprise

    Ryan McDougall on the perils of being a young freelance worker in the creative industry.

    Ryan McDougall 15th Dec'17 7

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