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Letter from Scotland

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Nicola Sturgeon has fired the starting gun on a second Scottish independence referendum.  It’s a huge gamble on her part but she will be cheered to the rafters for it at the SNP’s spring...

Letter from Scotland 

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We are about to take another leap forward in the never-ending journey towards Home Rule. The politicians have been diving through hoops to entertain us on this pilgrimage, and on Thursday (5th May) the...

Letter from Scotland

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Scotland’s 32 local councils have made a rare appearance on the election hustings this week. The work-horses of politics have become the latest talking point in this “tax and spend” election, now just two...

Supreme Court issues decision on Scottish prisoners’ voting rights

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The UK Supreme Court has confirmed its earlier stance that prisoners should not have the right to vote, despite the European Court of Human Rights having declared that preventing prisoners from voting is illegal.The decision...

Letter from Scotland

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“At this time of the rolling year I suffer most,” says the ghost in Dickens’ ‘Christmas Carol’ as he compares the world around him with the kinder, gentler world he wishes for. And there...

Presiding Officer calls for Parliamentary reform

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 The voices of the people must be heard in Parliament following Scotland’s unprecedented voter turn-out at the Referendum, says Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick.Leading Time for Reflection, at the first meeting of the Scottish Parliament since...

Letter from Scotland

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 On a dull, misty, September day, Scotland reluctantly decided to stay with the rest of Britain, for better or for worse, and we lost our First Minister as a result. We are not used...

Letter from Scotland

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Thank goodness for football. Like that scene from the trenches in the First World War, both sides in the referendum battle called a truce for an hour on Wednesday and played football. The No...

Letter from Scotland

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What is a nation ? Is it a geographical place or a people or a culture or a language or an economic territory or a political unit ? We are asking the question now...

Scottish Independence Referendum – Loretto Lecture

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 IT is the topic on everyone’s lips; one of the most discussed events in Scotland’s recent history, maybe even overtaking that of the weather. The referendum. Of course, one can only speculate as to...

Alistair Darling accuses Salmond of blindfolding the electorate

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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,...

Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce hosting Reform Scotland speaker

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The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce continues its commitment to giving businesses the opportunity to understand how the issues relating to next year’s referendum on Scottish Independence impact them. It is hosting a dinner at...

Scottish Referendum Consultation now available on your iPhone

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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 announces consultation on Independence Referendum

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First Minister Alex Salmond at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh yesterday outlined detailed proposals for the referendum in autumn 2014 on whether Scotland should become an independent country. The consultation paper - Your Scotland Your Referendum – seeks...

Get down to the beach today to vote Yes!

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Yes! on the Beach Sunday 24 April 2011 15:00-18:00 Portobello Beach (meet in front of Swim Centre)Yes! to Fairer Votes supporters in Edinburgh will be meeting on Easter afternoon for a "purple picnic" and to create our...
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