scottish

  • 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.

  • 6 Aug 2013

    Campaigners, police and public authorities will engage in conversation tomorrow night over the nature and extend of what they say amounts to slavery in modern Scotland.

  • 13 Jun 2013

    The Church of Scotland has defended people living in poverty, and those who need benefits to live, against the lies regularly told about them.

  • 11 Jun 2013

    MSP Alison Johnstone has welcomed plans by the Scottish Government to extend the country's Freedom of Information law, after consultation.

  • 9 Jun 2013

    Independent and Green MSPs want a debate in the Scottish parliament over environmental action, following disappointing climate change news.

  • 31 May 2013

    Two rural congreagtions say they will vote to leave the Church of Scotland over possible further ordinations of lesbian and gay ministers. In truth, the landscape is changing, says Simon Barrow. Larger numbers may well stay or join the Kirk if it ends its rejection of same-sex relationships, than will leave for the same reason. The refuseniks are looking back, not forward.

  • 12 Apr 2013

    There are many important issues in public life right now, but for a large number of people in Scotland the future of football, the national game, is no small matter, says Simon Barrow. It is not just about sport, it is also about people, communities, hopes and dreams, culture and values. Put bluntly, who does (and who should) own a sport loved by hundreds of thousands? Whose interests are being served by the way it is presently being run?

  • 12 Mar 2013

    A Bill to give every 16 and 17 year old a vote in the 2014 independence referendum has been formally introduced to the Scottish Parliament.

  • 12 Mar 2013

    An independent UK watchdog has recognised progress made by the Scottish Government in meeting climate change targets, but warns further challenges lie ahead.

  • 10 Mar 2013

    The Scottish government will offer extra advice and support to those who will lose out under UK Government housing benefit cuts like the bedroom tax.