Full Fiscal Autonomy, a laywoman’s view

Full Fiscal Autonomy, a laywoman’s view

There has been much discussion in the mainstream media (and social media) about Full Fiscal Autonomy (FFA) for Scotland. I will make clear from the start this is not another blog to debate how rich or poor Scotland would be if the Scottish government had full control...
Indy Referendum  #2- Is it the Perfect Storm?

Indy Referendum #2- Is it the Perfect Storm?

  Independence Referendum #2- Is it the Perfect Storm? I am not a lawyer, a journalist or a politician. Who am I? I wear many hats, but for the sake of this piece, let’s call me an activist. There has been quite a bit written lately about the timing of a second...
In Defence of Youth Transitions

In Defence of Youth Transitions

In the last article I outlined a relatively new conceptual approach to the study of young people – that of youth generation. Proponents of this approach have argued that this way of looking at young people’s issues offers the best way of unpacking processes of change,...
#indyref2

#indyref2

I decided to write about this because I do love a hashtag. I love all the different opinions and articles, I lap it up like one of those super absorbent kitchen rolls.  Alas I struggle a bit to actually form a solid opinion on it.  Maybe it’s because I’ve...
THE GREEN MAN

THE GREEN MAN

I drift on the threshold of a dream but the rumble of a passing chemical tanker shakes the room and I am pulled kicking and screaming back to waking consciousness. I lay in the semidarkness, the orange glow of the fracking flares send hellish shadows dancing across...