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Caw canny with the jungle drums

By Russell Bruce I remember my dad joking, if there was a couple you did not like then give their kid a drum. I’m sure...

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...

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,...

“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...

Reporting Distortion?

By Derek Bateman I’ve never believed the media lost us the 2014 referendum. That’s deflection and avoidance of responsibility. But they played their part. And...

The cosy relationships within Scotland’s chattering classes fail to impress

Derek Bateman's article about Labour's exploitation of the holiday period to line up several days of pre-arranged press coverage sparked an angry reaction from...

Labour exploits Scottish media void to press unchallenged claims

Analysis by Derek Bateman The media has been positively bursting with bad news stories about the SNP government over the holiday period. Expose after expose...