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George Gunn performing at Neu! Reekie! this Friday

Venue:  Summerhall, Edinburgh Time: 7pm-10pm, Friday 30th November Caithness poet and Bella Caledonia columnist George Gunn will be appearing at the final Neu! Reekie! show of the year in Edinburgh [...]

The Future of BBC in Scotland

By Alex Grant How good is BBC Scotland? Ask an Irish comedian. When the BBC Trust states “our job is to get the best out of the BBC for licence [...]

For A’ That Episode 5 – All Aboard!

For the fifth episode of the For A’ That podcast we ventured into a new area for us in that we had a 4-way discussion. Joining Andrew (The Peat Worrier) and myself [...]

Participative localism v Kenny MacAskill’s folly

by Lesley Riddoch So now we don’t really need local councils. Scotland on Sunday reports that Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill believes local government must change to fit the “slimmed down” pioneers [...]

This is not a protest

by Robin McAlpine Anyone who was involved in yesterday’s Radical Independence Conference knows the political buzz is justified, but the big question is ‘what next?’ The Radical Independence Conference which [...]

Hope is the Rejection of the Status Quo

By Mike Small Here’s the text from Saturday’s Radical Independence Conference #RIC2012 with some of the follow-up responses. I want to talk briefly about how we shift from thinking and [...]

Radical Independence Conference 2012 Declaration

This Declaration was read out at the RIC conference by Pat Kane: DECLARATION We call for independence for the Scottish people. No responsibility more defines a generation than its responsibility [...]

The Scottish Indy Podcast Episode 13 – Robin McAlpine

For Episode 13 Michael Greenwell spoke with Robin McAlpine who, amongst other things, is the editor of Scottish Left Review and the director of the advocacy group The Reid Foundation. Democracy was a [...]

Radical Independence Conference – 3 observations

by Pat Kane Some brief notes from the Radical Independence Conference in Glasgow – written for myself, and not in the spirit of “translating” abstractions and theories for wider use, something often [...]

2012 Radical Independence Conference: How was it for you? What next?

by Kevin Williamson On Friday afternoon I was in the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral in Kent for my daughter’s graduation ceremony.  It was a great day out and yes I was [...]