Martin McGuinness: Different perspectives of his life, revealed in death

The death of former Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness sparked conflicting responses from political observers and the media, mainly because of his...

Podcast: How to lobby at Holyrood, and other stories

Nicola Sturgeon in the USA, Donald T***p in Florida, MSPs at Holyrood. This week has been a routine one in politics, which led us...

Hot heads, passports and Scotland’s new age of reason

Commentary by Russell Bruce We have seen a rise in the political temperature, from Raging Ruth to Raging Red Tops –Telegraph not excluded. The view from...

Review: Getting triggered by the man with the mic

Glasgow writer and poet Cee Smith reviews the latest from rapper, hip hop artist and now political commentator Darren "Loki" McGarvey I want ‘I got...

Podcast: Reflections on a week of gestures and symbols

It has been a strange week of gestures and symbols. Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon met in Glasgow, agreeing to disagree, before the Scottish...

Brexit plays out as bawdy farce. Well a farce anyway…

Hello Little Englanders. With a stroke of her (Montblanc) pen, that nice Mrs May has sent us back to the 1970s. Inspired, Derek Bateman...

Only mongrels here: independence and an open country

Commentary by Christopher Silver The saying of something remarkable in politics – the conjuring up of those rare phrases that ring more true with repetition...

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...