October 2010

They come out at night, and give you such a FRIGHT

Whatever the songs and rhymes you learnt at school would have you believe, you’ll be much safer taking your chances with the ghouls and witches tonight than you are dipping your toes into the black waters of the Scottish blogosphere – at least, that is, if the disquieting goings-on that have been reported to the […]

Coalition cuts make our blogposts overfloweth

But hey, we weren’t exactly in whimsical mood this week. Boy did we want Osborne and co to feel our anger and it translated into some fantastic posts. Not for we Scots bloggers the obvious path of retreading the cuts announcements but lots of quirky, off piste angles and thoughtful analysis. Made me proud to be among youse.

The Future of Scottish Round Up

The Scottish Roundup has two aims; to give Scottish bloggers a platform and to showcase the best of Scottish blogging every week.  Like its cousin The British Blog Roundup we want to show our readers the diversity of blogs out there in Scotland. However, we need your help. In short we need blog readers and […]

Interesting event for bloggers: Political Innovation

There is an event coming up that will interest a lot of Scottish political bloggers. Political Innovation is taking place on 13 November at the University of Edinburgh’s Informatics Forum. The Political Innovation project is a series of free-to-attend practical events at which people with ideas on political innovations can meet up with technical experts, […]

“Spewings and rantings of very drunk people late at night…”

“A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed, young men sitting in their mother’s basements and ranting. They are very angry people. OK – the country is full of very angry people. Many of us are angry people at times. Some of us are angry and drunk. But […]

Won’t someone please think of the children?

One of the issues that got a number of Scottish blogs buzzing was the announcement at the start of the week at the Conservative Party Conference by Chancellor George Osborne that child benefit would be cut for parents on the higher rate of tax. Efrafandays agrees that, even though there are a number of problems […]

Season of tiffs & mellow fruitiness…

If there hasn’t exactly been Miliband-fever, at the beginning of the week the blogosphere at least broke sweat over  the new Labour leader’s first big speech, which conspired to load and bless his party with electoral fruit. Kezia Dugdale suggests the speech was… “… an absolute triumph. It was vibrant, honest and full of depth. […]