Stuart Crawford and Richard Marsh: Defending an Independent Scotland post-Brexit
Stuart Crawford and Richard Marsh, authors of a 2012 RUSI paper on defence in an independent Scotland, find that changed circumstances since 2014 means a different set of priorities for defence spending after independence is needed, with some important implications for the size of an independent Scotland’s defence budget
Craig Berry: I voted No in 2014 - this is what moved me to Yes
Craig Berry, electrical engineer and writer on energy and technology, says it was convincing arguments that changed his mind on independence, not simply the changing conditions of UK politics
IN 2014 I voted No. It's not something I've particularly tried to hide, but it is something which I feel was a mistake. It's important to understand that it wasn't political conditions that convinced me to support independence; it was something far more effective.
Iain Black: Thank You for 2014
Iain Black, co-convenor of the Scottish Independence Convention and Voices for Scotland board member, publishes a note of thank you to everyone he campaigned with in the 2014 referendum, and explains why that campaign meant so much to him
As part of the five year anniversary, I wanted to contribute a very personal and local thank you, written to all those people with whom I campaigned during the first Scottish independence referendum. I posted it on Facebook on 31 December 2014.
Karen Dietz: Remembering the Indy Choir
Contributing to our week of coverage marking five years since indyref, Karen Dietz of the Indy Choir explains how the group got started and it’s involvement in the 2014 Yes campaign
AS A MUSICIAN and leader of choirs I wanted to do something to advance the cause of Scottish independence. I didn’t think I would be any good at knocking on doors. Then it came to me – I would start an independence choir.
In Defence of 2014 - in defence of popular democracy
Kicking off our week of special coverage on the fifth anniversary of the 2014 independence referendum, CommonSpace editor Ben Wray says those who remember fondly the transformative powers of 2014 need to defend popular democracy today, which is under-attack from a concerted effort to extract it from Britain’s body politic forever
IT’S a strange thing to think about the 2014 independence referendum as an item of history.
Indyref at 5: Contribute to our special week of coverage 16-20 September
Give your thoughts to our special week of coverage on Indyref at 5 by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
THE 2014 independence referendum was a defining moment in Scotland’s history.
A mass grassroots Yes movement exploded in every part of the country and, despite losing the referendum vote, changed Scotland forever.
Five years on from the 18 September referendum, CommonSpace is running a special week of coverage from September 16-20 to mark that historic event.
Analysis: Ruth Davidson – a legacy of failure
The Scottish Tory leader leaves behind no major accomplishment beyond providing cover for the populist right which has left Britain in chaos
TIMING. According to comedians, it’s important. Turns out it can garner a few laughs in politics as well.