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‘It’s getting hot in here’: the @SNPYouth v @Rise_Scotland burger battle

The next 5 weeks are the deep fat fryer of Scottish politics. There’s an election. Power, egos, and Scotland’s future are all on the line. One fascinating tension is between the SNP and left-wing pro-independence parties the Scottish Greens and … Continue reading

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Fresh Green shoots

It’s like the first day of school. Walking through the doors of Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh, I’m guided by support staff. Name crossed off. Access granted. Democratic enrolment complete. Many new faces will enter the Scottish Green Party conference this weekend. … Continue reading

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What now? 10 of the best responses to Scotland’s referendum vote

kevin williamson (Bella Caledonia) wrote a simple, sombre considered column on the emotions of the result. jenny lindsay (poet, performer, campaigner) urged everyone to take a deep breath and calm down. Instead of launching into a continued campaign, Jenny states … Continue reading

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What has the independence referendum ever done for us?

In the spirit of Monty Python, what has the independence referendum ever done for us? Except giving more people than ever a vote on Scotland’s future. (4.3 million) Except giving 100,000 16 and 17 year olds a vote for the … Continue reading

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People of Scotland: 10 gift suggestions for my 23rd birthday

It’s my 23rd birthday tomorrow, so I’ve made a list of gift suggestions. You may notice a running theme. 1) I’d like to remove nuclear weapons from the Firth of Clyde, Scotland and preferably Britain. 2) I’d like to spend … Continue reading

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A letter to my grandparents

Dear grandparents, Thank you for the love and care you have shown me throughout my life. I’m a much better person for it. As you all know – from family dinners to reunions – I’ve been campaigning for an independent … Continue reading

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Billy Connolly on Nelson Mandela – Glasgow 2014

“Imagine what Nelson Mandela would think about us all here tonight. All colours, side by side. Everyone saying the same thing in so many different languages. Equality is for all of us. Freedom is for all of us. Here’s a … Continue reading

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