Category - scotland

  • November 20, 2013

    This evening the Scottish Parliament passed the first reading of the Marriage Equality Bill by 98 votes to 15, with five abstentions.

  • November 19, 2013

    The Scottish Government’s 200-page paper on economic policy choices in an independent Scotland has been broadly welcomed by advocates of self-government.

  • November 15, 2013

    Many who support the idea of an independent Scotland but would prefer not to be described as nationalists are motivated by the prospect of greater responsibility, explains Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s economy committee. Here she sets out a vision of a just, sustainable future with a particular emphasis on the vital role of women, children, welfare and work. Among other things, she draws upon examples and models from the Nordic countries.

  • November 15, 2013

    Scottish Greens have launched their own visionary campaign for a Yes vote in next year's independence referendum.

  • November 14, 2013

    The Scottish Independence Referendum Bill has been passed by MSPs after its final stage debate on 14 November.

  • November 7, 2013

    As has been widely reported, BAE Systems is to cut 1,775 jobs at English and Scottish shipyards, with the complete closure of shipbuilding in Portsmouth and the loss of 835 jobs will be lost at yards in Govan and Scotstoun, on the River Clyde in Glasgow, at Rosyth in Fife, and at the firm's Filton office, near Bristol. This is tragic for all negatively impacted.

  • November 1, 2013

    The Prison Officers Association Scotland has become the first trade union to offer its full support to the Scottish self-government campaign.

  • October 31, 2013

    A renewed 'Claim of Right' for Scotland would invoke popular sovereignty and more than nationalist is also social democratic, liberal, green, feminist and much more, says commentator Gerry Hassan. It is the Scotland of boldness, determination and self-determination, which is larger than labels and beyond being small-minded about differences. It is also a challenge to the fading 'high Scotland' which talks the people's talk while remaining paternalist, and a step beyond the limitations of the current referendum campaign.

  • October 29, 2013

    The Rev Dr Angus Morrison has become Moderator Designate of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

  • October 28, 2013

    Having a good home is central to the health of everyone in Scotland, says the chair of the independent Housing and Wellbeing Commission.