No singing in Parliament please, just in case you were thinking of it

When it comes to any future referendum, Jeff warns that “…meek conformity will be a factor”. Robin McAlpine makes an argument for a crowd sourced constitution for a new independent Scotland…

And if it comes to it, John Kay advises people to think carefully before considering the set up of a separate Scottish currency, even, and maybe especially, one that it is pegged to the English pound…

On Bright Green Scotland, Adam Ramsey warns against the danger social media facilitating a radical clique rather actual social action…

And Guesting on the same blog, Dr Paul Cairney examines a new Lord Ashcroft funded poll that show different forms of questions on any future independence can make a difference of up to 8%…

In her podcast, Leslie Riddoch talks about social action in Barra…

Guesting at the Caledonian Mercury, Blair Jenkins, a Fellow of the Dunfermline based Carnegie Trust argues that “charitable foundations and civil society associations find a way to invest in support of honest and high-quality news media”.

Madly social points out that for all the bad press we get, bloggers are still being sought out for their, erm, audience and credibility…

Gordon Darroch too has a bone to pick with the media, over the Andrew Wakefield MMR  and the crude and continuous misreporting for well over a decade and a half… and on the subject of anti science, Jim Sillars is taking some flak from Scots Renewables for a recent column in the Scotsman (presumably following another column in the Hollyrood Magazine)…

And if anyone thought Belfast and/or Israel/Palestine has the premium on fences, Wulf has news for you:

Greece is pittin up a fence on its Turkish border – short notandum here. The EU isnae pleased (nae surprise there than) – the apparachniks will ay be howpin tae mak Turkey pairt of the EU, ower the deid body o democracy if necessar.

Kerry has some great pics from the recent Celtic Connections 2012 in Glasgow recently…

Misssy M is worried about some highly undemocratic plans to take the Victorian gentility of Aberdeen’s Union terrace and turn it into something altogether less sedate. But never mind, here comes Donald Trump to save Scotland… or he could if it wasn’t for those damned offshore wind farms…

And shock, horror, Brian Taylor reports that the Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick has banned singing at Holyrood…

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