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National Collective

  • Review

    Stories from a Nation in the Making

    I am gratified someone wrote a book describing some of the cultural components of the 2014 Referendum campaign, because that was what the referendum was […]

    Peter Burnett 14th Nov'16 7
  • Arts & Culture

    The Revolution (s) Will Be Improvised

    Today the National Collective has announced it’s over issuing this statement saying: “National Collective belongs to a time and a place, and that moment has […]

    Christopher Silver 1st May'15 14
  • Commentary

    Hope Over Fear?

    By Robin McAlpine I never really wanted any front-line political or public role and avoided it for most of my career. One of the reasons […]

    Robin McAlpine 28th Apr'15 182
  • Commentary
    David Greig 10th Apr'15 149
  • Arts & Culture
    14th Mar'15 9
  • Arts & Culture

    Loki on National Collective

    An interesting set of challenges from Loki to the National Collective. This needs to be part of the debate about the groups future and direction, […]

    10th Mar'15 75
  • Arts & Culture

    Another Country

    The stream of cultural outpourings brought on by the referendum has turned into a torrent. We can’t keep up, so apologies if yours isn’t amongst […]

    9th Sep'14 3
  • Commentary

    Brain v Blancmange

      As Jenny Hjul appears to be cooking nicely in a ceviche of her own bile, the contrasting experiences of the campaign strike home. For one side […]

    Mike Small 10th Aug'14 14
  • Arts & Culture

    Yes Poster Competition

    If you were asked to design a poster that inspires a nation, what would it be? Bella Caledonia and the Scottish Independence Convention have teamed […]

    Mike Small 18th Jul'14 4
  • Commentary
    Mike Small 9th Jul'14 2
  • Commentary

    Yestival rolls into Falkirk tonight

    Yestival rolls into Falkirk tonight with a top notch line-up by any measure.  So what you waiting for? Get yourselves along!

    Mike Small 8th Jul'14 1
  • Commentary

    Permitted Participants

      Apart from the terrible language – ‘Permitted Participants’ suggests others are not permitted – the registration for the Electoral Commission is a marker of […]

    Mike Small 8th May'14 12
  • Arts & Culture

    Easter Rising

    Bella is taking a short break for the Easter holidays to have a brief digital detox and gorge on over-packed chocolate items. We will be […]

    Mike Small 4th Apr'14 9
  • Arts & Culture

    An Eye for an Aye?

    If you were asked to design a poster that inspires a nation, what would it be? Bella, National Collective and Scottish Independence Convention today launch […]

    Mike Small 2nd Apr'14 7
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