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One month on: delivering ‘The Vow’

October 19, 2014 by


Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael says pledge to devolve further powers to Scottish Parliament is on track One month on from Scotland’s decision to remain part of the UK, Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has said the UK Government has hit the ground running on its pledge to devolve further powers to the Scottish Parliament. He called […]

Referendum Day North Edinburgh

September 19, 2014 by


Some local images capturing a momentous day. If you’d like to add some more to the collection please send them to 

OMG! STV to host Facebook referendum debate!

September 12, 2014 by


Social media’s the latest referendum battleground  STV will host the first and only official Facebook independence referendum debate between the Yes Scotland and Better Together campaigns tonight. Scotland Decides: The Facebook Debate will see the SNP’s Humza Yousaf MSP and Labour’s Douglas Alexander MP putting their arguments to Scotland’s voters – as many as 10% […]

Independence: write or wrong?

July 19, 2014 by


Two months from referendum day, two prominent Scottish writers have set out a personal case for Yes and No – and Allan Massie and William McIlvanney are to discuss their differing perspectives on independence at a special event marking 50 days until referendum day. Two new pamphlets by leading Scottish writers inspired by the 2014 […]

More powers for Holyrood pledge as constitution consultation launched

June 17, 2014 by


A fresh start for Scotland, or increased powers within the UK? The SNP launched a consultation on a written constitution yesterday while the three main pro-union parties promised further devolution … Everyone in Scotland will be asked to have their say on a draft Bill which will set out how an independent Scotland will be […]

Six months to go: gamble or golden opportunity?

March 18, 2014 by


With just six months to go until Scotland’s date with destiny the politicians have been having their say once again. To varying degrees the Better Together parties – Conservative, Labour and the Lib Dems – all now support the granting of further powers to the Scottish Parliament, the ‘Devo Max’ option, but the SNP and […]

Independence IFS and buts

November 18, 2013 by


Think Tank report warns of spending cuts and tax hikes  An independent Scotland would have to cut spending or increase taxes for its finances to be sustainable in the long-term, a leading think tank has warned. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said Scotland would face a ‘fiscal gap’ of 1.9% of national income, more than double that […]

Letter: Offensive, Darling – bitter together

October 31, 2013 by


Dear Editor I find it offensive that Alister Darling thinks that Scotland is not capable of self-government or of being a nation with full powers. How come small nations similar to Scotland can gain their independence and be successful, look after their people and economy without their neighbours ? Lets look at what “Better Together […]

Independence? Posing the question through drama

April 5, 2013 by


Stuck in the Middle Poster That referendum – made your mind up yet? If leaflets, TV debates and party political broadcasts leave you unmoved, maybe a drama performance will spark some interest and generate debate? Inverleith CLD worker Callum McLeod is certainly enthusiastic about a forthcoming event: I’ve attached a poster advertising performances by Inverleith Youth Theatre […]

Should Scotland be an independent country? That is the question!

January 30, 2013 by


The Electoral Commission has published its assessment of the Scottish Government’s proposed independence referendum question and has also given its advice on what campaign spending limits in the run-up to the poll should be. John McCormick, Electoral Commissioner for Scotland said: “Voters are entitled to a referendum which produces a result they can have confidence in. The recommendations […]