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Russell Bruce

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Maureen Beattie in Québecoise play to tour Scotland

By Russell Bruce It is a fascinating experience to watch a rehearsal for a play about to start touring.  Increasingly directors are prepared to...

What do the Guardian monthly polls tell us?

By Russell Bruce The Guardian on Monday published their monthly poll conducted by ICM.  As Newsnet Scotland readers will be aware UK wide polls...

Martin McGuinness links end of empire to a British state now...

By Russell Bruce Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness has said that the British state has "changed forever" and has called for a...

Thoughts on the passing of Stephen Maxwell, and the legacy of...

By Russell Bruce I was on the publicity committee at the time Stephen was VC for Publicity.  I remember him fondly for his quiet...

The Economist comes to the aid of the Party

By Russell Bruce Much furore has been generated by the latest edition of The Economist with its ‘Skintland’ map of Scotland as a front...

Scotland’s economic future – a contested space

By Russell Bruce There’s that old joke that if you ask 10 economists a question you will get 11 answers. If one thing is...

Scotland’s private sector ends 2011 with 12 months of growth

By Russell Bruce The latest Bank of Scotland Purchasing Manager’s Report (PMI) for December confirms that businesses in Scotland succeeded in delivering month...

Bond Vigilantes, Credit Ratings and The Scotsman

By Russell Bruce Flashed up at the end of Newsnight Scotland was the Scotsman headline for today in tabloid redtop style ‘Threat to top...

Cameron: “no intelligence, no friends and no flexibility”

By Russell Bruce According to a report on David Cameron’s 'breezing in and floundering out' of EU talks by the Guardian's political editor Patrick...

As Chinese and German manufacturing contracts, Scotland maintains modest growth

By Russell Bruce Everything is relative and Scotland has a bit to go to catch up with numbers 1 and 2 of the world’s...