Project: Guerilla Cinema

The Cinema That Comes To You

Once upon a time, not so many years ago, the people of Scotland spent their weekend evenings in their local picture houses. Today we find these places of communal activity, shared laughter, tears and education lost to the power of large commercial …read more

A slogan for Glasgow? I have a few choice words | Kevin McKenna

Apparently, ‘People Make Glasgow’. Next they’ll be telling us that bricks make buildings and wheels go on cars

The meaningless lexicon of marketing has been scraped clean in civic Scotland’s latest attempt to justify another spurious branding exercise. All the usual dismal phrases are there: “key sectors”; a “driver” …read more

Interest rate rise needed

By George Kerevan
Faithful readers of this column will know that I have scant regard for Sir Mervyn King’s forecasting abilities. So when he gave a valedictory message to the Treasury Committee this week on the future of interest rates, I shivered.

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Pandering to Racism

Here in Ghana people are stunned by the announcement that a bond of £3,000 will have to be submitted by visa applicants to the UK, redeemable on return.

It is unpleasant for a nation to be singled out as comprised of particularly untrustworthy individuals against whom special measures are needed.  Theresa …read more

The Man Who Didn’t Disappoint

Nelson Mandela was a rallying focus for any progressive thinker of my generation.  I attended numerous events of which the aim was to free Nelson Mandela.  I carried a torch through Edinburgh, danced round a bonfire in Dundee and talked to the startled tourists in Norwich cathedral, among other things.

That …read more

For A’ That 28 – Dons, Docus & Duress

So we’re back from our two and a half week break and this time Andrew and I had Callum McCormick as guest. Callum is a contributor to Bella Caledonia and a PhD student.

Up for discussion were the SNP and Mark McDonald’s victory last night in the Donside …read more