independence – self-determination – autonomy

Alasdair Gray

  • Arts & Culture

    Bella Caledonia: Songs for Scotland

    This is a musical celebration of Scottish independence at the Òran Mór (gaelic for ‘great melody of life’ or ‘big song’). This is for all who […]

    9th Sep'14 1
  • Commentary

    Songs for Scotland the Album

    Above the stage at Oran Mor in Glasgow is a painted sign: ‘Let Scotland flourish by telling the truth’. Alasdair Gray painted it there when he heard that […]

    Mike Small 14th Aug'14 0
  • Review

    Book of the Day

    A Bird is  Not a Stone Edited by Henry Bell and Sarah Irving (Freight Books, Glasgow) is the first major collection of contemporary Palestinian poetry […]

    Mike Small 2nd Jun'14 0
  • Commentary

    Shortbread Zeal Deficiency

      Recent attempts to scar the independence debate by smearing Alan Bissett will fail (‘Curious case of SNP’s shift from ethnic nationalism‘), and offer up […]

    Mike Small 14th Apr'14 11
  • Arts & Culture

    Where is Alexander Linklater?

    Where exactly is Alexander Linklater? His description of Scotland (‘The union belongs to the Scots, it’s at the heart of our cultural identity’) suggests he’s […]

    Mike Small 1st Apr'14 13
  • Arts & Culture

    Signs of In(ter)dependence

    ‘The run up to Scottish Referendum has inspired a re-examination the relationships, tensions and dialogues between the constituent parts of the Atlantic Archipelago and its […]

    Mike Small 17th Mar'14 2
  • Arts & Culture

    Culture Club

    The List’s indy issue is really odd. Promising ‘a range of cultural voices’ I thought of all the papers out there The List has managed […]

    Mike Small 30th Jan'14 16
  • Arts & Culture
    16th Jan'14 3
  • Arts & Culture

    Art Attack and Cultural Loathing

    After the wave of scandic noir (and the terrible third series of Borgen) E.S. Sandberg explores attitudes to politics and culture in Scotland and Scandinavia. […]

    E.S. Sandberg 20th Dec'13 3
  • Commentary

    Who Carries The Carriers?

      ‘There is no place more revolutionary and no time more exciting than right here and right now in Scotland,’ writes Andrew Redmond Barr of […]

    Alan Bissett 6th Jun'13 35
  • Review

    Five Books to Save Scotland

    No one reads books anymore. The idea that literature will play a key role in the coming months of debate and argument seems lamentably laughable. […]

    Christopher Silver 4th May'13 6
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    Kevin Williamson 19th Dec'12 17
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    Kevin Williamson 18th Dec'12 27
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    Kevin Williamson 26th Jul'12 36
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