LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 9th May 2014

Fate is a cruel thing. This week we are mourning the loss of a young, courageous and talented woman who we are proud to...

Scotland Decides ’14: what would independence mean for Scottish universities?

By John H McKendrick, Glasgow Caledonian University and W David McCausland, University of Aberdeen Scotland is home to some of Europe’s oldest universities, and the...

Scotland Decides ’14: who is right on EU membership?

By John Curtice, Strathclyde University and Michael Keating, University of Aberdeen Europe is back on the agenda in Scotland. William Hague wrote to the Scottish...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 2nd May 2014

This being exam season, Alex Salmond faced a tough test in international relations this week. He travelled to Bruges in Belgium on Monday to...

Young, undecided and in the front line of Scotland’s indyref mindgames

By Paul Aitken, University of Aberdeen To make an obvious point, the younger generation’s opinions on the referendum have not been formed by as much...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 25th April 2014

Kenny MacAskill is in trouble again. Scotland’s justice secretary is like one of those skate-boarders who always seems to be tumbling towards a fall...

Scotland Decides ’14: why are women wary of independence?

By Jo Armstrong, University of Glasgow; Karly Kehoe, Glasgow Caledonian University, and Trevor Salmon, University of Aberdeen Poll after poll shows Scottish women are considerably...

The ‘partisan’ CBI

Has the CBI in Scotland shot itself in the foot? For months, it has been posing dozens of awkward questions about the implications of...

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...

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...