Don’t believe defence scares, British security could benefit from Scottish independence

By Colin Fleming, University of Edinburgh Former British Vice Admiral John McAnally entered into the Scottish constitutional debate the other day by warning of the...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 4th April 2014

Tragedy is never far away. I live less than a mile from Liberton High School in Edinburgh where on Tuesday a 12 year old...

Letter from Germany – ‘The answer my friend…’

In some European countries community ownership of onshore windfarms has been a main driver for the development of renewable energy and the decentralised generation...

INDEPENDENT IRELAND – WAS IT WORTH IT?

The first state visit to Britain by an Irish president this week has caused me to wonder what all the fuss and suffering over...

The Odyssey of Acceptance

Someone recently asked me how I created an article from scratch. What was my ‘process’? To tell you the truth, the answer was woefully...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 14th March 2014

Spring is in the air After nearly a week of fine weather, I have finally been convinced that spring has arrived. The daffodils opening their...

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...

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: 22nd March 2014

The history of Scotland could well be written up as a search for energy. We began by cutting down the Caledonian forest, then cutting...

WILDLIFE TRUST CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

The Scottish Wildlife Trust was founded in 1964 by Sir Charles Connell, an Edinburgh lawyer and keen ornithologist. He brought together a small team...