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Scottish Culture

  • Scottish Culture

    God versus the Gays

    A consultation on the issue of same-sex marriages and religious ceremonies for civil partnerships has been launched by Scottish ministers. The Scottish Government said its […]

    Duncan Hothersall 7th Oct'11 24
  • Scottish Culture

    Scottish Studies 1

    This is the first part in a series on the idea of Scottish Studies which ‘Labour front-runner’ Ken McIntosh described as “brainwashing” and Joan McAlpine […]

    Mike Small 3rd Oct'11 10
  • Identity

    ID Cards

    Earlier this month , David Tobin critiqued visions of a Post-colonial Scotland, examining the “national identity politics” which are shaping us on our course to […]

    Mhairi McAlpine 2nd Oct'11 7
  • Arts & Culture

    For Scottish Democracy

    ‘Democracy’ is a term that has become tattered and bandied about, it has come to inhabit a similar terrain to words like ‘family’, ‘fairness’, and […]

    Mike Small 29th Sep'11 1
  • Common Good

    Beyond Centralised Power

    In any new constitutional settlement it is vital that the question of how we are governed at the local level is addressed. If it is […]

    Andy Wightman 29th Sep'11 5
  • Scottish Culture

    The Word

    I had an animated conversation in an Edinburgh howf during the recent Festival. I attempted to record this dialogue of feeling within the standard structure […]

    Thom Cross 29th Sep'11 2
  • Arts & Culture
    Mike Small 29th Sep'11 0
  • Scottish Culture

    Scottish Labour’s Ratner Moment

    Jimmy Reid began in the Communist Party, moved to Labour but ended up in the SNP. Latterly, whichever party he was in, he was fond […]

    Mike Small 25th Sep'11 8
  • Arts & Culture

    Orwell was Wrong (just occasionally)

    I have been an Orwell obsessive since I was 11 years old when I read Down & Out in Paris & London. I was obviously […]

    Michael Greenwell 15th Sep'11 19
  • Ireland
    David Tobin 11th Sep'11 16
  • Anti-Capitalism


    I’ve been involved for several months now with the Coalition of Resistance in Glasgow, an interesting development with a participative format and an activist focus, […]

    Mhairi McAlpine 8th Sep'11 39
  • Collapsononics

    The Party that Died of Shame

    ‘NUD’ or ‘Archie Stirling’s Scottish Voice 2.0’? Bella has stepped in to support the brand new Conservative re-launch…

    Mike Small 4th Sep'11 17
  • Scottish Culture

    Inspiring Capital

    Auld Reekie’s catchphrase is, I think, a throwback to the golden age (about 7 years ago) when the city’s financial elite (let’s be polite) were […]

    Mike Small 21st Aug'11 4
  • Common Good
    Jim CuthbertMargaret Cuthbert 18th Aug'11 4

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