Analysis: Disastrous hare-culling shows big landowners are irresponsible custodians of Scotland
With hares on eastern Scottish moorlands at less than 1 per cent of what they were in 1954, questions about the ownership and stewardship of Scottish land are more pressing than ever
THAT Scotland’s mountain hare population is under threat is not, strictly speaking, news.
Crowdsourced public broadcasting: Lesley Riddoch begins new documentary series examining Scotland's neighbours
The journalist and broadcaster Lesley Riddoch will present documentary series examining what Scotland can learn from small, neighbouring countries
LESLEY RIDDOCH is to present a new series which will give Scots a glimpse of life in the powerful wee countries in the north, bringing to life what she has learned after studying Scotland's neighbours and what they are doing right.
Analysis: What do revelations about BBC political vetting tell us about press freedom in the UK?
After a report from the BBC itself revealed that political vetting within the corporation went on far longer than previously claimed, how is the UK’s public broadcaster to be judged?
THAT POLITICAL VETTING took place within the BBC was hardly a secret, even prior to a new report from journalist Paul Reynolds last week, which detailed the extent to which potential BBC personnel were judged and often secretly banned based on their supposedly ‘subversive’ affiliations or connections.
Poll: No cracks in the pro-indy vote as Yes nears the finishing line
Despite fears over Brexit, new polling shows 46 per cent in favour of an independent Scotland
NEARLY HALF OF SCOTS back an independent Scotland, according to a new Ipsos Mori poll conducted on behalf of STV News.
Echoing the results of the 2014 independence referendum, in which 44.7 per cent of Scottish voters chose Yes, the polling would indicate that support for Scottish independence has not dramatically risen or fallen, but remained solid.
Radical Independence conference: Brexit is a symptom of the decline of the British state
RIC conference sees passionate debate over the independence movement’s response to Brexit and left-wing views on the EU.
THE EDINBURGH CONFERENCE of the Radical Independence Campaign (RIC) saw wide-ranging and ambitious discussion of Brexit and its impact on future strategies for Scottish independence.
Inaugural “IndepenDANCE” organisers urge country-wide rollout of popular event
Organisers call others to get up and indepenDANCE following successful debut
LAST Friday, the first ever IndepenDANCE brought independence supporters to the dance floor in Haddington, and organisers are encouraging other groups to try their hands – or feet – at planning similar events.
This week on OpenSpace: Q&As with SNP Depute candidate Tommy Sheppard and broadcaster Lesley Riddoch
New question and answers space on CommonSocial gives you the opportunity to chat to leading campaigners, politicians and activists
COMMONSOCIAL feature ‘OpenSpace’ continues this week with special guests Tommy Sheppard MP, who is joining us for the second of our Q&As with SNP Depute leadership candidates, and broadcaster and land reform campaigner Lesley Riddoch.
Our Land 2016 launches with pledge to push for more radical land reform
Festival comes after years of intense activism over land reform in Scotland
OUR LAND 2016 has outlined five demands to press for bolder, more radical land reform than has been delivered so far by the Scottish Parliament.
More than a month of meetings and activities across 20 locations in Scotland begins today, on the traditional start date of the grouse hunting season, which festival organisers feel exemplifies the misuse of Scottish land by large landed estates.