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  • Commentary

    Wallace in Flesh and Stone

    To Lanark to deliver the ‘Guardian’s Address’ at the annual commemoration of Wallace’s death in 1305. By bus from Melrose and a lift from Aileen […]

    Christopher Harvie 3rd Sep'10 0
  • Commentary

    Poet Required

    After hearing Robert Crawford’s compelling evocation of ‘the poet as bearer of cultural tradition’ at the otherwise often dire Edinburgh Book Festival (bland, corporate, rigid, […]

    Mike Small 2nd Sep'10 8
  • Commentary
    Donald Adamson 26th Aug'10 34
  • Commentary

    In Memoriam Edwin Morgan (1920-2010)

    In a life of 90 years, a degree of transformation is to be expected, as times a-change and people must respond. In Edwin Morgan’s, sheer […]

    Robert Alan Jamieson 23rd Aug'10 4
  • Politics

    For a Festival of Politics

    Among the festivals competing for space in the capital this August, one leaves writer Gerry Hassan with a distinct lack of festive feelings… Scotland has […]

    Gerry Hassan 23rd Aug'10 2
  • Community Education

    So now begin

    Open the doors! Light of the day, shine in; light of the mind, shine out! We have a building which is more than a building. […]

    Mike Small 19th Aug'10 3
  • Anti-Capitalism
    Derek Wall 18th Aug'10 0
  • Civil Liberties

    Educating Tom

    Poor old Tom Harris has this week been branding anyone questioning the death of David Kelly a conspiracist and a nutter, the assumption being that […]

    Mike Small 16th Aug'10 10
  • Education

    PFI: Private Fuddery Incorporated

      Over the last three years the Scottish government has taken a principled stand against the use of PFI (Private Finance Initiative) to build new […]

    Kevin Williamson 13th Aug'10 0
  • Common Good
    Mike Small 11th Aug'10 0
  • Anti-Capitalism

    Jimmy Reid: Scottish Socialist

    “I believe in socialism. I believe it will become abundantly clear that globalisation driven by multi-national corporations will be a disaster. I think there will […]

    Mike Small 11th Aug'10 4
  • Elections

    Voting Sham

    This editor has been busier than a BP lawyer in the last few days so to catch-up on some great commentary that’s been hitting the […]

    Mike Small 28th Jul'10 3
  • Afghanistan

    Troops Out

      Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable. –  George Orwell Afghanistan is little more than a sanitised bloodbath and […]

    Mike Small 27th Jul'10 2
  • Transport

    A Lesson from Snowdonia

    I In 1966 I spent Easter working on the Festiniog Railway, then running about half its length from the old slate port of Porthmadog towards […]

    Christopher Harvie 23rd Jul'10 4

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