Category - independence for Scotland

  • 11 Oct 2014

    Independent MSP John Finnie has joined the Scottish Greens. He was received rapturously at their annual conference in Inverness.

  • 8 Oct 2014

    All over Scotland, people are still trying to work out what exactly just happened in the referendum on 18 September 2014. Tam McTurk looks beneath the timbers of the vote and raises constructive questions about the future of the Yes movement for social change and the rush to join pro-independence political parties.

  • 6 Oct 2014

    Charities and poverty experts have spoken out about the deeply damaging effect of UK government welfare policies on Scotland’s poorest families.

  • 3 Oct 2014

    The Glad Cafe in Shawlands, Glasgow, is hosting two important post-referendum sessions on Sunday 5th October 2014, under the banner of 'Imagination: Scotland’s Festival of Ideas'.

  • 26 Sep 2014

    There is much talk from some quarters about “reconciliation” after the Scottish independence referendum, and the need for politicians to move the country forward, says Dr Michael Marten. But the way this is framed misses several important points about participatory democracy, very the real divide between the powerful and the disenfranchised, and differences between governors and governed.

  • 23 Sep 2014

    It’s a fact that the people who suffer most harm from government policies are the people least likely to vote. A common reason for not voting is that ‘it doesn’t make any difference’.

  • 18 Sep 2014

    That's what everyone would like to know. Tomorrow morning we will. In the meantime there is both curiosity and speculation about Scotland's independence vote.

  • 18 Sep 2014

    A confident and independent Scotland, far from deserting its neighbours, might actually end up being a better friend, argues writer Nick Thorpe, analysing the language used to describe the referendum choices and how it can both lead and mislead.

  • 18 Sep 2014

    A busy start to voting in Scotland's independence referendum today indicates that predictions of a high turnout will be confirmed.

  • 18 Sep 2014

    One of the most ingrained, and mistaken, ideas about the 'Yes' side of the Scottish independence referendum is that, as a friend from England wrote to me, "really its all about nationalism, identity and flag-waving."