Elections, Erections and (Middle) East Politics

Either I did such a sterling job of rounding up the best of Scottish blogging last time you let me in or the rest of you are busy campaigning, policy making, drinking wine or just far to busy to spend a Saturday night in front of a laptop. Whatever the reason it’s lovely to be back, especially this […]

Indecision Time

Hi folks! We may well have been expecting a Hung Parliament for some time, and the Scottish blogosphere went through all this three years ago, but let’s face it, we were always going to go into overdrive, weren’t we? Anyway. Big Rab had a few observations on the big day, and on results night, FlyingRodent, […]

What a difference a week makes…

Hello there everyone! Kirsteen here from Debate is Free; doing my first Scottish Round up, please be gentle and don’t aim for the head the bruises will show. It’s been a funny old week with the fallout of the Icelandic ash cloud still dominating much of the headlines when it wasn’t vying for space against […]

Avoiding the wooden spoon

Greetings one and all, and welcome to this week’s Scottish Blogging Roundup. It is, as the nurse said to the patient, “months since I’ve been in this position”, so it’s good to see you all again. (No, really, that is what the nurse said to the patient.) Apart from Scotland’s marvellous win at Croke Park […]

Turning Left?

Hi folks! It’s been a busy and varied week in the blogosphere, and there’s been plenty going on for you all to get your teeth into. The thing is, just as we’re supposedly heading for a rightward turn at Westminster, Holyrood appears to be facing the other way. Scottish Socialist Youth has a report from […]

F—— of S—– in 20–

Hi folks! Holyrood might be in recess but there’s still been plenty to chew on this week, especially with the last of the Conferences taking place, as the SNP gather in Inverness. But the main thing that’s got people to their keyboards this week is the Trafigura affair, where libel lawyers Carter Ruck successfully took […]

Glasgow East by-election special

The polls have closed and now we just have to wait a few hours for the result. By the time you read this I will be getting on with something much more important — I’ll be down the pub. But I have spent the day diligently gathering the best online commentary about Glasgow East from […]

A few admin notes

This is just a little post about some of the plans for Scottish Roundup over the next little while. By-election special First of all we are going to have a Glasgow East by-election special to be posted when polls close on Thursday. That roundup will contain all the last-minute campaign and pre-poll thoughts and will […]

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 […]

Labour on a high

Hello there. Good news, I think. I have felt myself flagging a little bit in recent months while writing the weekly roundups. I always felt that this would be too much work for one person (especially when that person was me), even with the occasional help of guest editors. Ever since CuriousHamster (whose blog is […]