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Polling day comment: However we vote, Holyrood needs independent minds to...

Commentary by Christopher Silver What do the people want of the place? They want it to be filled with thinking persons as open and adventurous as...

Why the Scottish Greens are getting my “list” vote in this...

By Hugh Kerr The latest Sunday Herald lead story (Battle is on for second vote) has further fanned the flames of the sharpest debate in the...

SNP, RISE and pre-campaign nationalist ponderings…

Commentary by Derek Bateman January – named after the Roman god Janus (meaning door) which had two faces. The ability to look in two directions...

RISE debate: The case for other voices on the Yes front

Writer, broadcaster and blogger Rachel McCormack takes issue with GA Ponsonby’s argument for a “first and second preference” vote for the SNP in May’s...

Battle for the ‘list’ vote: why backing RISE won’t help independence

G.A. Ponsonby argues that a vote for RISE will not help the case for independence Last summer a new political movement was born.  RISE, which...

Council tax could rise by £700 under Scottish Labour

  By Bob Duncan Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont could hit hard-pressed Scots with a massive hike in Council Tax of nearly £700 per household, if...

Labour MSP makes first-class blunder in rail fare increase attack

By a Newsnet reporter  A Labour MSP has been caught out in an embarrassing gaffe after attacking a price rise policy his own party...

Anglo-Scottish tuiton fee gap set to widen further

By Andrew Barr  University tuition fees in England are set to rise over the next year, approaching a maximum of £9,000 annually, whilst access...

Scottish Chamber of Commerce join calls to scrap 3p fuel-tax hike

By Martin Kelly The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has given its support for cross-party action to scrap the Treasury’s three pence fuel...

Scottish surveyors report increase in house sales

According to research by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland, undertaken monthly, there was a large jump in property sales in April....