Category - scottish

  • 31 Oct 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.

  • 30 Oct 2013

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

  • 28 Oct 2013

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

  • 27 Oct 2013

    Cross-party support has been secured for a Scottish Parliament debate on a popular European system designed to protect road users.

  • 25 Oct 2013

    Scotland is getting it wrong. This is the bold assertion of Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish, a passionate polemic on Scottish culture, society and politics (including key issues like land reform) by award-winning journalist Lesley Riddoch.

  • 22 Sep 2013

    An estimated 30,000 people turned up to support the campaign for Scottish self-government in Edinburgh yesterday afternoon.

  • 21 Sep 2013

    Thousands of people in Scotland are mobilising for self-government today, as a large march and rally gathers in Edinburgh.

  • 23 Aug 2013

    Though many are frustrated by the tit-for-tat style of the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum campaign, it is undoubtedly a vital and exciting moment in the country's long history.

  • 17 Aug 2013

    People in the Edinburgh area should look out for a unique opportunity to taste a process which gives a creative say about Scotland's future next Tuesday, 20th August, in the Thinking Together event put on jointly by So Say Scotland, Just Festival and the Quakers in Scotland.

  • 11 Aug 2013

    In the early run-up to the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, fear and chauvinism have often defeated creative and inspirational 'constructivist' approaches, suggests Dr Michael Marten of the University of Stirling. But there are also examples of the reverse happening. In a detailed examination of the emerging political terrain, he looks at how the competing discourses are faring, and where the room for more imaginative approaches is emerging.