independence – self-determination – autonomy

  • Arts & Culture


    Bella is in reflective mood and wants to respond to the challenge laid down by Gerry Hassan about ‘the thinness of much of what passes […]

    Gerry Hassan 3rd Jan'13 10
  • Arts & Culture

    Arc of Innovation?

    Here’s an unashamed plug for Lesley Riddoch’s Nordic Horizons series with two events coming up ‘The Great Green Danes’ in January and ‘Iceland Bounces Back’ […]

    Mike Small 3rd Jan'13 0
  • Arts & Culture

    On to a New Media

    The media in Scotland remains a travesty of poor quality, underfunded, grossly biased and deeply conservative broadcasting and print media. There’s not a newspaper in […]

    Mike Small 1st Jan'13 10
  • Bellas Big Review

    Lamont’s Apostasy

    2012 in Scottish politics was a year to be remembered for two meetings. The first occurred on the 15th of October in Edinburgh between Alex […]

    Callum McCormick 1st Jan'13 12
  • Bellas Big Review

    Fade to Gray

    Watching Scots administer a beating to one of their greats is an unedifying but, sadly, not an unusual spectacle. All the more so when it […]

    Harry McGrath 30th Dec'12 50
  • Bellas Big Review

    Punctuation and Persuadables

    In the next part of our review of the year, Kate Higgins looks at the highs and lows of the Yes and No campaigns and […]

    Kate Higgins 29th Dec'12 0
  • Bellas Big Review

    Energy Futures

    Shaun Burnie on why Big Energy can’t deliver Green Energy, and why we need an energy descent plan for Scotland…

    Shaun Burnie 29th Dec'12 13
  • Bellas Big Review


    Continuing our series #bellasbigreview – Michael Greenwell reflects on the year in politics, asking: are we a society addicted to a failed economy? The definition […]

    Michael Greenwell 28th Dec'12 3
  • Bellas Big Review

    This Land is our Land

    Right over the holidays Bella will be publishing a series of review of 2012 and previews of the year ahead. Collectively, these are Bella’s Big […]

    Gerry Loose 27th Dec'12 5
  • Arts & Culture

    Reasons to be Cheerful

    As it’s announced that ‘Director of Creative Development’ Venu Dhupa is ‘standing down’, Ruth Wishart looks at the future. If you had a taste for […]

    Ruth Wishart 20th Dec'12 15
  • Arts & Culture
    Lesley Riddoch 19th Dec'12 43
  • Commentary
    Kevin Williamson 19th Dec'12 17
  • Arts & Culture
    Kevin Williamson 18th Dec'12 27
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    Kevin WilliamsonMike Small 17th Dec'12 36

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