TIMING IS EVERYTHING

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

I know it’s a crudely constructed piece of history more designed for Hollywood than Holyrood but I love Braveheart. My favourite part is when the Scots are assembled at Stirling Bridge itching to get into battle and William ‘Mel’ Wallace instructs them to...
Friends or Allies: Scotland’s Cyber Independence

Friends or Allies: Scotland’s Cyber Independence

Doing Scottish politics online can be stressful enough without the added stress of personal fall outs. It might be worth our whiles making some decisions about our social media accounts ahead of the next independence referendum. People are always going to have...
Irrigating the Data Desert

Irrigating the Data Desert

“Why speculate when you can calculate?” – John Baez, American mathematical physicist Last week saw the release of Common Weal’s latest policy paper, Scotland’s Data Desert, which examined the gaps in statistical data for Scotland and called for a Scottish Statistics...
Scotland’s a dump

Scotland’s a dump

I saw this one at the weekend and showed it to a friend in England who is a bit of an environment info hub and even he was a little shocked by the extent of it. In my house, I’m sure like many of your own, we make a real effort to try to recycle as much as we can and...