Have a greta 6 year old son who is Green Party supporter aleady. I work at Edinburgh University in student support but write political articles on various topics. I have a specific interest in poverty and health politics.
Siobhan Tolland: No medication for 5 days could kill me - I'm scared about No Deal Brexit
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland says her rare medical condition Addison’s disease requires a smooth supply of medication to keep her healthy – the possibility of a No Deal Brexit and a delay in medical supplies therefore leaves her fearful
Siobhan Tolland: Let's keep it inclusive - no more 'Tory Scum Out' banners on indy marches
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland weighs in to the debate about the Tory Scum Out banner at the All Under One Banner independence demonstration in Bannockburn on Saturday [23 June], arguing that it presents the wrong image of the independence movement and should not be on future marches
Siobhan Tolland: Everything I know about history tells me Scotland's next chapter will be independence
Siobhan Tolland, a historian and Yes activist in Dundee, argues that Brexit is an English crisis in the denial phase of British imperial decline, and that the tide of history is heading towards an independent Scotland
Siobhan Tolland: Launching the Indy Pledge - a code of conduct for the Yes movement
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland unveils the Indy Pledge and encourages all Yes groups and individuals to sign up to the movement's values
THE end of March sees an important move forward for the Yes movement as a grassroots Indy Pledge is launched: a voluntary code of conduct for the movement to sign up to, as individuals or as groups.
Siobhan Tolland: Why #FlagGate was yet more evidence of a dying union on its knees
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland says the recent 'flag gate' controversy over how often the union flag flies on official buildings in Scotland showed how weak the British state has become
IT'S been a fair fiasco for the Telegraph, Daily Mail and the Express. With the backing of Theresa May and David Mundell, you cannot find better examples of a screeching, screaming union.
Siobhan Tolland: Why it's more than bluster when the Tories spin that they're 'winning' in Scotland
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland suspects the Tories have a much more long-term strategy than opponents realise
I HAVE been thinking about this high pitched, salivating media hype about how the Tories won the Scottish local council elections.
I had friends contacting me all worried that the Tories were on the rise again. The Wee Ginger Dug tells us that the hype was so bad that a BBC guest thought the Tories had taken Glasgow - a perception that wasn’t all that unusual. If you didn’t live in Scotland you really would think the Tories had won.
Siobhan Tolland: My message to Ruth Davidson at #GE17 - back off, Scotland does not want you
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland is convinced Scotland will reject the Tories in the snap General Election
IF you could think of one image of Ruth Davidson it is very likely to be all that pouty outrage that she expresses at every turn: in parliament, in debates, on TV couches. It’s all aghast with accusations of "disingenuous" and how terrible it is and how that is just not true and how she has the information there that proves it isn’t.
Siobhan Tolland: Personalisation really matters when talking to older voters during #ScotRef
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland has been trying to find out more about the best way to engage with older voters as ScotRef campaigning gets started
OVER the last week I have embarked in an online dialogue with older Yes activists and their thoughts and ideas on the next referendum campaign.
Siobhan Tolland: Trump is exploiting a genuine media problem - and you should be afraid
CommonSpace columnist Siobhan Tolland warns that US President Donald Trump's rhetoric on the media will not end well for the people
THIS WEEK, the media is taking the brunt of Trump’s warring rhetoric. The lying media is something that certainly resonates here in Scotland, but I am becoming concerned about a tendency for some people to be seduced by the Trump school of media criticism.