THE DEVO IS NOT IN THE DETAIL

This week, Gordon Brown demanded that the SNP ‘come clean’ on independence. Ignoring the implication of some shady cover-up, it is fair to say there is a need to revisit the issues examined in the Growth Commission and more generally, given the monumental changes that have occurred since 2014. This is something Nicola Sturgeon herself …

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Mark McGeoghegan | My Journey from #NoToYes

Mark is a pollster and strategic communications researcher in Glasgow. He voted No in 2014, but since 2016 has been a member of the Scottish National Party and campaigner for Scottish independence. The past decade has been a politically tumultuous one for Scotland, and for me personally. I began it as a freshly minted, typically …

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Adam Dalgleish | MY #NOTOYES STORY

Adam Dalgleish grew up in the rural town of Sanquhar in Dumfries & Galloway and attended Wallace Hall Academy in the village of Thornhill.  He aims to graduate from the University of Strathclyde with an LLB in 2022 and then plans to complete the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice to become a qualified solicitor.  Outside of …

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Julie Calderwood Fitzsimmons | VOICES

 Julie Calderwood Fitzsimmons is a teacher and playwright from Glasgow. She has written a number of plays for festival audiences, ranging from ‘Party Suzie’ for the Glasgow Comedy Festival in 2014, to an adaptation of ‘The Secret Agent’ by Joseph Conrad. Over Christmas 2017, Julie felt compelled to write a play ‘Our Generation’ (previously Once …

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Michael Sturrock: Why an independent Scotland in the EU will benefit Scottish businesses

 “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference”.   So goes the Robert Frost quote. The implication, of course, is that the road less travelled may be a more difficult one, but it is often a rewarding and fulfilling path to tread.    This image—of striding out into the world and forging a path of originality—is one often touted by Tory hard-Brexiteers. Post-Brexit ‘global Britain’, they …

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Michael Sturrock: My Journey From No to Yes

I was raised in Edinburgh before heading, as so many Scots do, off to university away from home. During my studies, and just before the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, I won a place on the EU’s Erasmus Scheme to spend a year studying in Paris, for which the EU paid my university fees and offered a …

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