Michael McEwan: Why we're looking for Gig Buddies to Stay Up Late with
Michael McEwan, CommonSpace columnist and chairperson of his local disability group, explains the thinking behind Stay Up Late Scotland, a campaign to promote full active social lives for people with learning disabilities, and why they’ve started a Gig Buddies project
Doaa Shabbir: Global politics is defined by existential dread - can Scotland be different?
Doaa Shabbir, writer and school student based in Glasgow, examines the nervous tension and existential confusion of our era, and makes the case for a way through for Scotland which roots our political identity in the empowerment of place-based communities
Solomon Steinbett: Ecology and Economics - A Blueprint for Survival
Eco-socialist and republican Solomon Steinbett outlines his vision for an economic model based on national self-sufficiency to address the global ecological crisis
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” American Indian Proverb
Sue Laughlin: Glasgow has social justice tools available to it which are under-utilised
Sue Laughlin, a former NHS planner, introduces the findings of her PhD, which explored the application of the public sector equality duty in Glasgow, finding it to be underutilised by public authorities as a means of ensuring ‘the right to the city’ for all
POLICY MAKING and service development tends to what has been called the ‘ideal of impartiality’ whereby difference between population groups is largely ignored. As a result, policies tend to fail to serve peoples’ diverse needs.
‘Black Wednesday’: Why everyone's talking about mental health at the fringe
Mental Health is a hot topic at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe – both on and off stage. Rhiannon J Davies spoke to performers and professionals about its impact
It’s that time of year again; when Edinburgh streets throng with excited visitors, while locals flee the city centre, waiting it out until September when it’s safe to return.
Any day now...
In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller reflects on recent developments around indyref2, and the endless patience of the independence movement…
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