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Despatches from the European front line…Edinburgh

Russell Bruce brings you the European news you may have missed The European Union is 60, but perhaps you missed it. Meanwhile in other news… Understandably...

Modern-day coping strategies in a world full of booze

Glasgow poet and writer Cee Smith considers the challenges we face too often from the neck of a bottle. It’s an understatement to say Scotland has...

Podcast: Spring has sprung, the grass is ris…

We wonder where the birdies is... Climate change, renewables and the need to keep the lights on... the dawn chorus is starting earlier and it's...

Who’s kidding who on two way trade with England?

Derek Bateman goes in search of facts on Scotland's supposed trade deficit with England and what might happen in the event of independence. Disclaimer. I’m pretty...

Sturgeon: Scotland at crossroads with opportunity to seize lasting change

On the eve of what may become a historical Scottish Parliamentary vote in favour of a new independence referendum, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon chose...

Podcast: Setting the record straight on Scottish economy?

Independence means you'll be poor, says Radio 4 Today presenter John Humphrys. We'll stop writing you cheques, says The Telegraph... Two bizarre establishment responses...

As SNP and Tories slug it out, Labour slides towards greater...

As the SNP spring conference opens in Aberdeen, having taken on the Brexit-bound UK government, Derek Bateman examines the position of the once-dominant Labour Party...

Finally the cards are played in the first round of a...

Commentary by Derek Bateman Let’s admit at the outset that Theresa May is right. She doesn’t have an option except to block a referendum during the Brexit two-year...

New story should be told about independence in troubled times

Commentary by Christopher Silver Do you want to go on an adventure? Every story begins with a variation on this proposition. It offers an instinctive draw...

Indyref2 call betrays Downing Street mis-reading of SNP Brexit stance as...

Commentary: Derek Bateman reacts to Nicola Sturgeon's confirmation that she will press for a second referendum on Scottish independence. Poor Theresa sure misjudged this one....