Month: October 2013

The View from Ivory Towers

Whilst the YES Scotland campaign sums up the 2014 Referendum as the biggest grassroots/community campaign Scotland will have ever seen (I wonder if John MacCormick would be throwing his arms aloft with copies of the National Covenant, saying ‘beat me’!),…

Up For Debate

The Editor of the paper has just shared a link on Facebook, as I write this, from Business for Scotland’s webpage on why the No camp really don’t want a Scottish Oil Fund. I thought I would share it with…

What Difference Does It Make?

Interesting moves were afoot in the UK Scottish Office this week with Borders MP Michael Moore’s departure as Secretary of State for Scotland, replaced by his Lib Dem colleague Alistair Carmichael.  First indications seem to suggest that a more ‘combative’…

Debating Debates and Debaters

With the Yes Scotland campaign boosted by the hugely successful Independence March and Rally, the ‘no’ side would appear still to be floundering in their attempt to put a case – any case – for staying in the Union. They…