This Script

Source:: Bella Caledonia This Script Jenny Lindsay was one half of the mythical Rally and Broad is the author of Ire and Salt and is the founder and director of Flint and Pitch a platform for emerging, Scottish spoken word, theatre, live literature and music acts. ‘This Script’ is a part univocal poem in, and about, I. From the stage […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia This Script

Glasgow honours Matt McGinn, folk hero who was once bigger than Dylan

Source:: Kevin McKenna Glasgow honours Matt McGinn, folk hero who was once bigger than Dylan Blue plaque for influential Scots singer-songwriter unveiled three decades after his deathFor years James Scott was frustrated by the lack of recognition given to one of his favourite musicians, the folk singer and songwriter Matt McGinn, who died in 1977. Although he was feted in radical folk circles, McGinn’s name was largely unknown and his talents overlooked. Scott decided that needed to change, and set about raising £1,000 for a memorial.“I did this because I am a great McGinn fan… Read the full […]

The Authentic Andy Murray

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Authentic Andy Murray “Maybe, I’ll see you again” In classic Andy Murray fashion, after the downcast press conference, the worldwide tributes and the schmaltzy retirement video by his fellow pros, he gave us all something to cling onto. This week he’s expected to announce if he’ll go ahead with a hip resurfacing operation, which would, if nothing else, […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Authentic Andy Murray

Chris Cairns is on holiday

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Chris Cairns is on holiday Yes, still. Yes, again. But don’t worry, we still have a cartoon joke for you. Ladies and gentlemen, the Scottish Labour Party. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Chris Cairns is on holiday

Chasing Imperial Virility with Enoch Powell and Oliver’s Army

Source:: Bella Caledonia Chasing Imperial Virility with Enoch Powell and Oliver’s Army This week saw the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of the Union, on January 16 1707. The past 24 hours (never mind the previous 312 years) has put such a strain on the Union that it seems at breaking point. The slow draining of the last residual respect not just for Westminster but […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Chasing Imperial Virility with Enoch Powell and Oliver’s Army

The National’s Wee Ginger Dugcast : Jan 18

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The National’s Wee Ginger Dugcast : Jan 18 The second edition of The National’s Wee Ginger Dugcast featuring yours truly and Callum Baird, editor of The National. This week we discuss the events in Westminster and the growing impetus for Scotland to have a say on its future. And we also talk about the dog’s bollocks. As you do. You can help to support this blog with a Paypal donation. Please log into Paypal.com and send a payment to the email… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The National’s Wee Ginger Dugcast : […]

The Prisoners

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Prisoners You wouldn’t know it to watch the black-hole-scale mess our politicians are making of it, but the thing about Brexit is that it ISN’T an insoluble problem. That two of the supposed “partners” in the United Kingdom are being forced out of the EU against the will of their people is a political choice, not […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Prisoners

Friday Pods of Choice

Source:: Bella Caledonia Friday Pods of Choice While we labour away mining in the audio caves to bring you our very own Bella podcast, here’s three very different ones to keep you going. Episode 16 from the Nutmeg podcast: a football & music special with Grant Hutchison from @FRabbits James Graham of @thetwilightsad & Mike Palmer from @wwpj Stream As we avert […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Friday Pods of Choice

The Return of the Barrastinian – Wake Up and Smell the Covfefe

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Return of the Barrastinian – Wake Up and Smell the Covfefe He’s back! A Friday treat of Mixcloud melodies from the way outers, its Neil MacNeil from Barra with a mix-tape for your weekend … More music from Bella with Mixcloud streams and compilations here – and more guest-selected playlists for Spotify here. Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Return of the Barrastinian – Wake Up and Smell the Covfefe

A Question of Loyalty

Source:: Craig Murray A Question of Loyalty I was just talking to an old friend in the European Commission about Scottish Independence. He said within the Commission there would now be overwhelming support for it and for immediate Scottish membership of the EU. He then added “But please can you leave Dr Fox with the English?”. He was joking, but it led me to think about the loyalties of Unionist politicians. I don’t doubt Dr Fox would stay with the English – there will be no power… Read the full article:: Craig Murray A Question of Loyalty

An Announcement is Imminent

Source:: Random Public Journal An Announcement is Imminent Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael THINGS ARE LOOKING UP. At long last, Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, has commented on a timeframe for another independence referendum. Responding to a question from the leader of the Scottish Greens, Patrick Harvie MSP, Ms Sturgeon said that it is now her intention to inform the Scottish parliament on the timing of a referendum in the next couple of weeks, and she added that this would not be derailed in the… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal An Announcement is […]

Machiavellianism and Brexit

Source:: Craig Murray Machiavellianism and Brexit A Cabinet Office source tells me today No. 10 is considering agreeing a second referendum with three choices: No Deal Brexit, May’s Deal or No Brexit. It would be by alternative vote, ie you rate your preferences 1, 2. The thinking is that the first round might go No Deal 23, May’s Deal 37, No Brexit 40. The second round would then go May’s Deal 60, No Brexit 40. They claim there is opinion poll evidence to support this. But… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Machiavellianism and Brexit

Gillette and Occam’s Razor

Source:: Bella Caledonia Gillette and Occam’s Razor If Brexit represents a country having a nervous breakdown, ravaged by identity crisis and hyper-nostalgia, incapable of understanding itself and confused about its role in the world, Piers Morgan personifies this spasm of moronic populism. Morgan, who readers will recall was sacked for publishing faked photographs of troops torturing Iraqi prisoners, has had a crisis […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Gillette and Occam’s Razor

Salmond, Sturgeon and the End of an Era for the SNP

Source:: Gerry Hassan Salmond, Sturgeon and the End of an Era for the SNP Salmond, Sturgeon and the End of an Era for the SNP Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, January 16th 2019 Britain stands at an abyss. Three years of endless Brexit deliberations have resulted in the UK facing crisis, doubt and anxiety about what the future holds. Politics has become a high wire act of competing intransigencies and denials of reality – with the only certainty that there is no easy way out of this mess or simple resolution. This is a crisis… Read the full article:: […]

The Ice Queen’s sandcastle

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The Ice Queen’s sandcastle After the devastating defeat of the government’s Brexit deal on Tuesday, came Wednesday’s vote of confidence called by Jeremy Corbyn. As expected, those Tories who voted down the central policy of their own government yesterday lined up to support it today. They might hate Theresa May’s deal, but they hate Jeremy Corbyn even more. The government has survived, it’s alive but not living. After the vote, Theresa May came out of Downing Street to address the UK from a podium.… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug The Ice Queen’s […]