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Thistle and the butterfly: Scotland’s 158-year links to Japan

By Dorothy Bruce Fiona Hyslop, Holyrood’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, has spent a productive trip to Japan recently, sweet-talking trade and cultural...

Video showcase: PERSPECTIVE 1 and ‘Jock Tamson’s Bairns’

https://youtu.be/DIWr6aF-qFg The Scottish politics and arts video magazine PERSPECTIVE presents its first edition with a programme packed with insights, issues and even a few laughs. This first...

Podcast: In British politics, the chaos plays on

So, two English by-elections. Labour lose a safe seat to the Tories but fight off UKIP to retain another one. Jeremy Corbyn lives to fight...

BBC Scotland channel: the nationalist case for optimism… almost

Commentary by Derek Bateman I’ve just been interviewed by BBC Scotland for their new digital channel. ‘So, Derek. What do you think of our plans for...

Perils of British independence: what does residual unionism tell us about...

Commentary by Christopher Silver “The vote on 18 September could indeed be a moment of destiny, but not the one the separatists are praying for:...

Trainspotting: Choose Life. Be Moved. And all that stuff.

Glasgow poet Cee Smith takes a trip to the pictures I was seven in 1996 when Trainspotting first came out. I don’t know how old I...

Podcast: Populist politics and the media. Discuss.

Sometimes on Newsnet Radio we use our weekend podcasts to reflect on political events near and far, using that landscape to compare and contrast...

Podcast: Patrick Grady MP on that Brexit ‘debate’

Well, if Scotland was under any illusions about its place in the "Mother of Parliaments", they were shattered during the past week's bizarre days...

Josephine Sillars: Problems with power in an age of anxiety

Cee Smith reviews the new single from Josephine Sillars Band 'Everybody’s got their problems with power... everybody’s got their problems with power’ So is the driving refrain...

The task of explaining Scottish independence to Reporting Kurdistan

Commentary by Derek Bateman I was interviewed by Kurdish television about Scottish independence (they’re not exactly disinterested in the subject themselves) and found myself articulating...