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Scotland your Scotland

by Alec Ross "The vanity of each generation", writes the brilliant Andrew O' Hagan in his essay 'Scotland Your Scotland', "is to believe that we...

Why I wouldn’t have voted for Pete Wishart 

Iain Bruce takes issue with a Westminster SNP MP's position on the next independence campaign. It is generally agreed that as Chair of the Scottish...

Open University Module, Propaganda-101: The aiding and abetting of hee-haw-saying

Citizen Cuddis tunes into Good Morning Scotchland - strictly in the name of education - as Fluffy Mundell arrives to make one of his...

Sound bites and carrots

By Alec Ross These are the meaningless, vacuous, lazy, mendacious, cynical and intellectually pessimistic sound bites that have largely replaced sensible discourse and now dominate...

The fundamentals: why we need to  talk about place and...

Commentary by Christopher Silver What does it mean to live a life tied to a particular place? To feel your fate inescapably tied to it? Is it...

We are back online

By Russell Bruce The Newsnet website has been down for a few days and we apologise for our temporary absence. A plug-in was causing a...

Brexit impact expectations: only in a darkened room

By Alec Ross “Scotland small? Our multiform, our infinite Scotland small?” Hugh McDiarmid Better Together. Family of Nations. Valued, equal partners in this most precious of unions,...

The drive to tackle the injustice facing Britain’s ‘WASPI ladies’

By Clair Ramage I am sometimes asked why did you stand as a councillor? The answer can be very simple, “Because I was asked to”....

“Irony is wasted on the stupid”

  By Alec Ross Fans of popular music will be aware of Alanis Morissette’s 1996 angst-ridden classic song “Ironic”, in which the Canadian-American alt-rocker rather spoils...

Granite City royal revellers go large — God bless the...

Intrepid citizen reporter Caddis hid behind the curtains as the Aberdeen licensing czars pronounced on the booze night of the year. Aberdeen City Council’s licensing board decided...