independence – self-determination – autonomy


  • Commentary

    Has EVERYONE gone Tonto?

    By Peter Arnott I’m coming to the end of the biggest and most difficult piece of writing I have ever done. You’ve no idea how […]

    27th Apr'15 82
  • Greg Moodie

    Lord Smith and the Giant Fudge

    Greg Moodie on the perils of Smithy and the consequentials for all …

    Greg Moodie 28th Nov'14 31
  • Commentary

    What Happened Yesterday on Clydeside?

    On a day when Gordon Brown has announced his resignation from Parliament and the Scotsman newspaper declared that nothing has really changed in Scottish politics; […]

    Peter Arnott 23rd Nov'14 52
  • Greg Moodie

    The Love Bug with Jim Murphy

    Tuning up the Irn-Bru candidate for the People’s Party

    Greg Moodie 14th Nov'14 11
  • Gender Equality

    Closer Launch Invitation

    Tomorrow we launch Closer 3 – it’s our magazine written by and for women on independence. It features a spectacular pull-out poster by Rosie Balyuzi, essays […]

    Mike Small 14th Sep'14 0
  • Media

    Closer 3

    Closer 3 comes back from the printers tomorrow. This is the third of four special edition print off-shoots that Bella dabbles in in our down-time. Issue […]

    Mike Small 11th Sep'14 0
  • Commentary

    Towards a 21st Century Broadcaster

    With decades of commitment to the national industry, the Danes can expect around 25 feature dramas and 30 documentaries a year to be made in […]

    Christopher Silver 16th Jul'14 13
  • Media

    Help us distribute Closer

    We want your help to distribute Closer magazine. We are looking for groups or individuals willing to help us out: here’s the deal. We send […]

    Mike Small 19th Jun'14 1
  • Arts & Culture

    Closer Launch

    The next issue of Closer magazine launches this Saturday featuring fourteen writers, artists and thinkers on how to create a democracy in Scotland. It also […]

    Mike Small 13th Jun'14 5
  • Commentary

    Closer #2

    We’re soon to launch the second issue of Closer, our offshoot print publication. Closer is the second of four special supplements we’re producing this year […]

    Mike Small 5th Jun'14 7
  • Commentary

    Closer – Issue 1

    As part of our plans for expansion we’re publishing four seasonal print publications, in the run up to the referendum. Here’s our first issue, our […]

    Mike Small 17th Dec'13 2
  • Commentary

    The Fairly Big Society

    From our ongoing series of extracts from Closer, here Dougald Hine reflects on the Big Society. Whatever became of the Big Society? It still gets […]

    Dougald Hine 11th Nov'13 2
  • Crofting

    Unwilding Scotland

    In the final years of the last century I elected to live for a while on the island of North Uist. From the moment of […]

    Fraser MacDonald 2nd Nov'13 10
  • Commentary
    Kevin Williamson 25th Oct'13 6
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