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 […]

Ash! Ah-aaahhh…

Hi folks! It’s all a bit quiet, really. Nothing to say. Well, apart from an election that’s been blown wide open and a volcano that’s belching tons of ash into the air and knackering travel plans across the continent. Meh. We’ll start with Eyjafjallajoekull. And, no, this is not the latest villain in Doctor Who […]

There’s No Business Like Snow Business

Hi folks! Is it just me, or is the thought of -3 being described as ‘tropical’ beginning to grate a little? Never mind, the appalling weather has brought out some excellent blogging, so it’s good for something. Bill Cameron brings us the view from Nairn, while Stephen is one of a number of bloggers to […]

More on Megrahi

Well, folks, as you’d expect, the decision to release Megrahi on compassionate grounds continues to rumble on. Richard Thomson and Huttonian take a look at the decision. Lallands Peat Worrier takes a MacAskill-esque quasi-legal view of matters, while Jonathan Mitchell QC analyses the decision and concludes that MacAskill’s decision was the right one. Meanwhile, Tom […]

The Blogosphere BBQ

Hi folks! With politicians taking a (well-earned?) break, there’s been a veritable smorgasbord of issues discussed in the blogosphere this week, much like the Summer barbecues we would have if we could guarantee the weather – there’s a little something for everyone. Unlike barbecues, however, there’s little or no chance of food poisoning from a […]

Just when you thought you knew what was going on…

Hi folks! It’s been a weird week – there have been a couple of odd twists and turns that no one would really have expected and you could be forgiven for thinking that there were a few early April Fools kicking around. Turns out that truth is stranger than fiction. Read on… The first shock […]

Morals and Ethics and Carnal Forbearance

Hi folks! This week has been something of a morass of morality, which makes a pleasant change from the usual dreary economic headlines. Perhaps we’re just recessioned out. Anyway, we start with Tom Harris MP, who caused a stooshie this week when he posted his reflections on teenage pregnancies and a society that tolerates them. […]

A new President, an old Poet and a Big Beast

Hi folks! I’d open the Roundup by quoting some Burns at you, but frankly, you’ll have heard quite enough from the Bard by the end of the week. In any case, there have, as always, been lots of reasons for bloggers to take to their keyboards, not all of them poetry related. Firstly, people seemed […]

Save Gordon, Save the World!

Hi folks! This, for the record, is the first Roundup under the new team system, and I’ve been looking forward to it, primarily because it allows me to refer to the ‘Best Political Team in the Blogosphere’, in the style of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. As the Wolfman is a personal hero of mine, that’s no […]

Fighting for Fife: The Glenrothes By-Election Special

Hi folks! Hot on the heels of Tuesday’s look across the Atlantic, we now home in on a corner of the Kingdom of Fife, where polls have closed in an election which might not have been quite so successful in capturing the world’s imagination but has captured a lot of attention in the blogosphere. And […]