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Electoral Reform Society calls for UK-wide Constitutional Convention

Today’s publication of draft legislation to devolve powers to Scotland makes the case for a UK-wide, citizen-led Constitutional Convention ever more pressing, according to the Electoral Reform Society. The Edinburgh Reporter spoke with Will Brett...

Newspaper to promote the cause of independence

 The curious thing about the Scottish independence referendum was that while it was on everyone's mind and lips, the newspaper industry in Scotland were slow to back one side or the other.Now that the...

Thursday in Edinburgh – what’s on today

Magic Carpet Minis: introducing very little ones to the fantastic objects in the museum through 20 minutes of stories, songs and activities. Suitable for very young children (ages 0-2) with their parents or carers. 10.30-10.50am or 11.30-11.50am today and...

Caledonian Dreaming: Gerry Hassan at Blackwell’s, Edinburgh

Gerry Hassan knows he's going to vote on 18th September 2014; he's even 99% sure which way.  Most of the audience at Blackwell's on Wednesday night seemed to feel much the same.  many people...

Scottish Independence Referendum – the chat today

 A selection of remarks and comments and pointers to articles about the Scottish Independence Referendum.People living in Scotland are invited to vote in the referendum on independence from the United Kingdom on 18 September 2014....

Jim Sillars at the Jewel Miners’ Club

JIM SILLARS AT THE JEWEL MINERS’ CLUBAn audience of over 150 people attended the ‘Trade Unionists for Scottish Independence’ public meeting at the Jewel Miners’ Club on Thursday night.The speakers were Annie McCrae ,...

Alistair Darling accuses Salmond of blindfolding the electorate

Better Together campaign leader, Alistair Darling, today met with members of the public to discuss the most recent developments in the  independence debate. The meeting, at the Piecebox Café in the city's Polwarth Crescent,...

Letter to the Editor – Thoughts on Independence

I would like to ask as to why Scotts abroad are allowed to vote for this referendum and yet Scots in England are not. Surely this discriminatory tactic borders vote rigging strengthening the yes...

Scottish Independence Referendum – one year to go

It is exactly one year till Scots will vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum on 18 September 2014. The Edinburgh Reporter is based in the heart of the country, in the capital where the devolved...

Referendum BIll makes progress

Parliamentary committee endorses Referendum BillThe Scottish Independence Referendum Bill has cleared its first parliamentary hurdle following the endorsement of the general principles of the Bill by a leading Holyrood committee.In its Stage 1 Report...

University podcast on Scottish independence

The University of Edinburgh has launched a new audio series called The Big Idea.Bringing together Edinburgh's brightest minds to discuss topical and though-provoking issues, the podcast's launch show offers experts the chance to discuss...

Scottish Referendum Consultation now available on your iPhone

The Scottish Government say they will become the first administration in the UK to make an official  publication available in digital download format for devices such as iPad and Kindle, after it was confirmed...

First Minister making speech in London tonight

The First Minister is set to tell a London audience tonight that independence is the key to Scotland's future economic growth.Alex Salmond is expected to tell a capacity crowd at the London School of...


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