Shaun Kavanagh: Unrequited love - how unionists now occupy the 'curious middle place' in Scotia
CommonSpace columnist Shaun Kavanagh looks at the predicament facing Scottish unionists in modern Britain
"The United Kingdom we cherish is not a thing of the past, but a Union ... in which our national and local identities are recognised and respected, but where our common bonds are strengthened."
- Theresa May
"Between the idea and the reality ... falls the shadow."
- T.S Eliot
NO ONE is making a principled argument for Northern Ireland remaining part of the UK.
From Labour and Iraq to indyref: How Richard Walker became a pioneering Scottish editor
Jonathan Rimmer talks to The National’s founding editor about plurality of opinion and the need for less antagonism between pro-independence supporters and the Scottish media
AT first glance, Richard Walker is like most senior Scottish newspaper journalists: white, male, middle aged and well spoken.
Michael McEwan: It's your parliament and your voice, so make it heard
CommonSpace columnist Michael McEwan, who covers developments around disability, charts a couple of positive moves in the Scottish Parliament and beyond
WHEN I watch things about news and politics on TV I always wonder what's going on behind the scenes, and I recently got an opportunity to find out at the Scottish Parliament.
I attended an event in my local area recently called Your Parliament, Your Voice, held by a delegates from the Scottish Parliament who are running a series of events around Scotland.
Jason Baird: #ScotRef is around the corner and we're taking the IndyApp to the next level
National Yes Registry coordinator Jason Baird says Yes campaigners need effective technology to organise - and win
WE ARE a non-party political communications platform designed for the use of Scotland’s entire grassroots independence movement. A platform where ideas, equipment, campaign strategies and social events can all be easily co-ordinated and shared across the movement’s community group network - locally, regionally and nationally.
Thousands take to Glasgow streets in Sikh Vaisakhi celebration
Writer and human rights advocate Rob McDowall went along to the Nagar Kirtan procession in Glasgow as the city's Sikh community took to the streets to celebrate the Vaisakhi festival
SUNDAY saw thousands of people take to the streets and walk and dance across Glasgow as part of Sikh celebrations for Vaisakhi, which is celebrated on 13 or 14 of April each year.
FilmSpace: The Handmaiden; Raw; Going in Style - reviews
CommonSpace film critic Scott Wilson takes a look at the big movies of the moment
A FILM of the year contender, a cannibalistic coming-of-age drama, and a pensioner-led crime caper make up this week’s releases.
The Handmaiden – ★★★★★
William Thomson: 5 tips for the Yes campaign on making #ScotRef events unmissable
Event consultant William Thomson says Yessers must get more creative with their events as ScotRef campaigning gets started
WITH the ScotRef campaign now underway, we all know that its ultimate success will be powered by the art of persuasion.
So, where is the best environment to unleash the persuasive powers of the Yes campaign? Well, according to a report by Ian Dommett, former marketing director at Yes Scotland, and Dr Iain Black, "nothing beats face-to-face conversations".
Michael McEwan: Why you should drop into the Spoon Cafe and support its amazing community work
CommonSpace columnist and podcaster Michael McEwan says the Spoon Cafe does essential work in helping adults with learning difficulties into the workplace
A FEW years ago I was working with an organisation in the Merchant City in Glasgow, and there were a number of cafes there where I could grab lunch.
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