Analysis: After Govan, the Scottish political tradition of ‘Ireland avoidance’ must end
Threats to ban political expression on Ireland are out of kilter with the new realities of Brexit Britain, David Jamieson finds
CLASHES between police and loyalist groups in Govan (Friday 30 August) were the result of attempts to block a pre-planned and sanctioned march for a united Ireland by Republican groups.
Analysis: After the Cineworld stooshie, can we put Scotland’s real history on the big screen?
Robert the Bruce created a public debate about Scotland’s history being shown in cinemas – but have we exhausted the medieval Scotland mine?
THE dust is finally settling on an episode that might be more cynically described as a successful marketing campaign than a controversy.
Material change of circumstances for indyref2 “has already happened”, Patrick Harvie tells #SGPConf
Scottish Greens co-convener argues the UK Government has proven it will not respect Scotland’s parliamentary democracy, and calls on Nicola Sturgeon to provide details of her plan for a second independence referendum
- Patrick Harvie argues that clarity on Brexit negotiations may never come, and that the Scottish Government may miss its window of opportunity for a second referendum by waiting
Exclusive: Campaigners call on Scottish Govt to release legal advice on testing
It remains unknown what legal advice the Scottish Government received on parents’ rights to opt out of the new national standardised tests, or whether it supports their position
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has been urged to release legal advice regarding parents' rights to opt out of controversial standardised tests, after an FOI confirmed that Ministers have received legal advice.
‘A great achievement’: Campaigners welcome defence of the right to self-determination from Sturgeon & Catalan President Quim Torra
Following their meeting at Bute House, both leaders agreed that in “21st century Europe issues of self-determination must ultimately be addressed through democratic referendums”
CATALAN ACTIVISTS have welcomed the outcome of the historic meeting between First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Catalan President Quim Torra yesterday [11 June], characterising the symbolic strengthening of ties between the two nations as “a great achievement.”
Analysis: No stress relief - new findings reveal systemic problem requiring society-wide solutions
CommonSpace examines the growing problem of stress, and how it has seemingly permeated every aspect of society
SURVEYS, as any pollster will tell you, are an imperfect rubric for determining societal trends with anything more than passable accuracy. Yet this caveat hardly softens the troubling conclusions of a new YouGov poll commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation.
'Not acceptable': Nicola Sturgeon joins Greens in condemning mountain hare culling
Green MSP Alison Johnstone highlighted the ‘sickening slaughter’ after footage of hare culling was released by the BBC
THE LARGE-SCALE CULLING of Scottish mountain hares is “not acceptable”, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has stated at First Minister’s Questions.
Sturgeon made her condemnation of the practice in response to a question from Green MSP Alison Johnstone, who described the practice as “sickening slaughter”.
It's all over: Offensive Behaviour at Football Act repealed
After years-long campaign, the OBFA finally falls by 62 votes to 60 in parliamentary vote
MSPS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY VOTED to repeal the Offensive Behaviour in Football Act (OBFA), narrowly defeating in the Scottish Government by 62 votes to 60.
After the OBFA: Introduce new law or withhold football funding to tackle sectarianism, charity says
As Holyrood prepares to repeal OBFA, anti-sectarianism charity Nil By Mouth says Scottish football cannot be allowed to self-regulate anymore
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT should consider implementing Uefa’s ‘Strict Liability’ principles on Scottish football, whether by new legislation or by withholding millions of pounds of public funding, a leading anti-sectarianism campaign has argued.