Month: August 2013

Democracy Max

I was really interested to read the report from the Electoral Reform Society’s Democracy Max inquiry, which was published this week. It coincides with the ongoing debate around independence for Scotland but doesn’t come down on either side of the…

A selective Commonwealth

This does not refer to the Common Weal issue being highlighted by the Jimmy Reid Foundation, but to the Royal and Ancient Commonwealth of the former nations usurped by the British Empire – well ancient in the sense that the…

History Lesson

MRS LILIAN MACDONALD We regret to announce Lilian MacDonald, a long-time director of the Scots Independent, died yesterday. There will be an obituary in the September issue of the Scots Independent.   History Lesson As a Motherwell born and raised…

We Get It!

The Better Together Campaign just can’t get it, but the Yes campaign obviously does. It’s better to campaign together when groups from different political and social backgrounds in society all believe in one common idea…………….that Scotland could be so much…

That’s Enough Old Sport

Golf is one of Scotland’s most famous, and best loved, exports to the world.  Coming on the back of Andy Murray’s spectacular win at Wimbledon this summer, the Open Championship at Muirfield ought to have been a fine conclusion to…