On Identity

On Identity

This is the second extract from the Freedom Papers, a collaboration between Gutter Magazine and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Afua Hirsch is a writer, journalist and broadcaster. She is a columnist for the Guardian, and a presenter on current affairs debate shows The Pledge on Sky News and Talk...

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On Freedom

On Freedom

This is the first extract from the Freedom Papers, a collaboration between Gutter Magazine and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Yaba Badoe is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer, whose short stories have been published in Critical Quarterly and African Love Stories: an Anthology.

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Can Scotland’s Parliament be persuaded to champion Regional Agency?

Can Scotland’s Parliament be persuaded to champion Regional Agency?

When the Scottish Parliament begins Stage 2 of the consideration of the Planning (Scotland) Bill in mid-September, one of the issues for debate will be the future of strategic planning. The Scottish Government intends that the Bill should remove the statutory requirement to prepare strategic development plans for the four...

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Kenneth White, 1968 and Geopoetics

Kenneth White, 1968 and Geopoetics

Kenneth White was in Scotland at the end of May for a series of talks, film screenings, poetry readings and lectures, organised by the Research Network in Existential Philosophy and Literature in collaboration with the Institut Francais, Alliance Francais Glasgow and the University of Glasgow. White is a poet and...

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Black Snake Mone

Black Snake Mone

It’s always nice to see Michelle Mone , especially when the Tory peer crowbars an attempted intervention into Scottish politics into everything she does. And since there’s not much else going on, it seemed like a good excuse to have a wee delve into what she’s been up to lately.

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Scottish Business Buzz (15.08.18)

Scottish Business Buzz (15.08.18)

Electric cars could be charged in a matter of seconds using a revolutionary battery system developed by a team of Scottish scientists, it has been claimed. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have adapted nano-molecules so they are able to store either electric power or hydrogen gas, creating a flexible...

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What do Labour, a very young Alex Salmond & Shirley Bassey have in common?

What do Labour, a very young Alex Salmond & Shirley Bassey have in common?

Well, in a nutshell, Labour are putting the word about, there’s something evolving. Whatever may come, the world keeps revolving. They’ll keep saying the next big thing is here, that their revolution’s near, but to Alex, it seems quite clear, that it’s all just a little bit of history repeating....

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Analysis: Indyref2 will be talk of conference even if not on SNP agenda

Analysis: Indyref2 will be talk of conference even if not on SNP agenda

However, their hopes of a fresh plebiscite intensified after the SNP made a manifesto commitment at the Holyrood 2016 elections to call a new vote if Scotland voted to Remain in the EU and the UK as a whole voted to Leave. READ MORE: This is the most likely independence...

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Brown declares war on ‘SNPBad’ stories with new rebuttal service

Brown declares war on ‘SNPBad’ stories with new rebuttal service

The move follows increasing irritation among the SNP and its supporters that the mainstream media is anti-independence and does not reflect SNP policies fairly. READ MORE: The Lying Kings: The Ferret finds Tories are worst for false claims The frustration that the party’s key messages were being misrepresented featured heavily...

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SNP to combat false Unionist claims with ‘fact checking’ service

SNP to combat false Unionist claims with ‘fact checking’ service

The move follows increasing irritation among the SNP and its supporters that the mainstream media is anti-independence and does not reflect SNP policies fairly. READ MORE: The Lying Kings: The Ferret finds Tories are worst for false claims The frustration that the party’s key messages were being misrepresented featured heavily...

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Referendum debate is the big concern even if not on SNP agenda

Referendum debate is the big concern even if not on SNP agenda

However, their hopes of a fresh plebiscite intensified after the SNP made a manifesto commitment at the Holyrood 2016 elections to call a new vote if Scotland voted to Remain in the EU and the UK as a whole voted to Leave. READ MORE: This is the most likely independence...

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Independence referendum not featured on SNP conference agenda

Independence referendum not featured on SNP conference agenda

But a provisional agenda for the October conference does not feature either building a new case for independence or the timing of a new vote. READ MORE: Referendum debate is the big concern even if not on SNP agenda Out of 32 listed ‘potential resolutions’, none refer a new plebiscite...

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Petition over Second Independence Referendum now formally lodged with Holyrood

Petition over Second Independence Referendum now formally lodged with Holyrood

It is a public forum which will, for the first time allow the general electorate of Scotland to directly engage with the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government, allowing the public, businesses, civic organisations and activists the opportunity to lay before the committee, letters of support, reports and comments about moving to a second referendum

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