Bang! Bang! you’re deid

By Russell Bruce “That was nae fair, getting big Jenny tae tuck her skirt intae her knickers jist as you went sneaking roun ma back....

Homage to Catalonia

By Peter Rowberry My wife Susan and I moved to Scotland just over a year ago. We knew we would get good value for money...

To catch a mackerel, inshore east coast fishermen gain permanent 1000...

By Russell Bruce In the last article on fishing I covered an overview of the industry, the diversity of boat types and sizes. Different parts...

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...

The Tories have just swallowed fishermen whole and spat them out

By Russell Bruce Coastal communities are being exploited by a band of hard Brexiteers who care nothing about the future of fishermen and the media...

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...