From Kirkcaldy to Kolkata, nationalism draws boundaries that don’t exist

By Kirsty Gunn, University of Dundee Kolkata may seem a long way from the Scottish independence referendum, but on a recent journey to the subcontinent...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 17th April 2014

Easter has been slow in coming this year. The daffodils have faded, the weather turned mild some time ago, the school holidays are just...

The next 20 years

If you want the right person to present on ‘Business in the Asian Century’, one can’t get much better than the Global MD of...

Voters aren’t getting a full picture of UK energy prospects if Scotland leaves the...

By Mark Winskel, University of Edinburgh Both the Scottish and UK governments have published new contributions on the energy and independence debate in recent days....

Ed Davey’s claim that Scottish energy bills would rise after independence is a fantasy

By Peter Strachan, Robert Gordon University The twin goals of UK energy policy should be to ensure security of supply for households and businesses, and...

IT’S THE OIL, ISN’T IT?

There's been a lot of discussion over the future of North Sea Oil during the debate on independence. The 'Yes' and 'No' camps clearly...

Child Sexual Exploitation – victims by any other name

by Matt Forde National Head of Service for NSPCC Scotland Caught in a cycle of fear and shame, where your boundaries have been pushed to the...

Letter from Germany: “Energiewende”

The “Energiewende” (energy transformation) has been in the news again here. The basic problem is the rising cost of energy for consumers, both private...

Ambulances, waiting times and MRSA: how UK nations have fared under devolution

By Jennifer Dixon, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Health and healthcare policy have been a matter for the separate administrations in Scotland, Wales...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 11th April 2014

We have spent much of this week discussing the Red Road flats. Should they be blown up as part of the opening ceremony of...