Are the Glasgow games for the common weal?

Hello! Roundup time again. It looks like the biggest story of the week was the Commonwealth Games. This sort of thing normally bores me to sleep. Mind you, this time round we have at least had the entertainment of seeing nationalist types who were strongly opposed to London 2012 but have the bunting out for […]

One year old and waiting for Gordo

Well, hello there! It’s time to don your novelty paper hat and offer celebratory greetings. Why? Well, the Roundup has been around for a year this week, with Duncan producing SBR #1 (as it was then) on 1st October. Since then, it’s the changes at the top that have been the most marked, even if […]

Broadcasting in Scotland, and are the SNP really that far ahead?

Hello there! I am back from a three week break from Scottish Roundup. Not fully refreshed unfortunately, but you can’t win them all. Surprisingly, for the silly season, there have been a fair few talking points this week. Starting off with the debate on Scottish broadcasting which has been kickstarted by Alex Salmond this week. […]

Extremism, suspension and resignation, oh my!

Hi folks! As Duncan mentioned last week, I’ve been drafted in to help around here, so I’ll be consolidating the week’s stories into one easy-to-manage Roundup. If you’re looking to re-mortgage your house, on the other hand, then sadly, there’s not much we can do. We can’t do everything. Anyway, we start off with some […]

The PM ignoring the FM as he impresses in FMQs

Welcome to this week’s roundup! You will see that I have at last made the changes I promised. I won’t bang on and on about them here — to save space, I’ve done all that on my personal blog. Fingers crossed everything works. But should anything seem to have gone a bit funny, please contact […]

Godwin’s Law applies to the offline world as well

Hello there! Sorry I haven’t made the promised changes. I can’t get out of the annoying habit of being busy I’m afraid. Still, this week’s roundup is here as scheduled. Many will remember Jamie Stone’s comment during the election campaign, suggesting that nationalists were xenophobic. Labour MP Anne Moffat has gone a whole step further, […]

A week of firsts

Welcome to this week’s roundup. Over the past seven days we have gained a much fuller picture of how Scotland will be governed over the next four years. And, if you wish to swallow the nationalists’ line, it’s just been one historic day after another. Will Patterson tots up the firsts. Alex Salmond is now […]

Coalition talks, Presiding Officers and spoilt ballots (again)

Hello! So you can see, I decided to go with a Wednesday update after all. Plenty has happened since the last roundup, and you bet the bloggers have been talking about it. The big story is of course coalition negotiations and who will become First Minister. The Lib Dems have caused a stink by refusing […]

The last word from the bloggers

So that’s it. The polling places have shut, and the votes are being counted as we speak. As I’ve said before, I’m sure the fun is only just beginning. Election night itself is a blast, and there will be plenty of us liveblogging events through the night. And this won’t be the last post you […]