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 […]

Recess? What recess?

Hi folks! With the MSPs off on their hollybobs, it’s tempting to think that bloggers will follow suit, and hang up their keyboards for a week or so. Wrong! In fact, the Scottish blogosphere is as busy as ever, and with the Scottish Labour Conference taking place in Aviemore last weekend, why not? Kezia Dugdale […]

Information on a Conversation and a Resignation (updated)

Hello there! It’s that time of the week again. Is it just me, or does it come around far too quickly these days? (Don’t answer that.) Anyway, I start with a small confession: when I said ‘yes’ to taking part in the Roundup, I was quietly dreading August, and the probable lack of material that […]

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. […]

SBR 22: Conservatives off the rails

Hi folks! Duncan and Garry are putting their feet up this week (and why not?) and in a moment of madness they’ve put me in charge. Bloggers everywhere will now be producing a very audible collective gulp. Much like the gulp no doubt emitted by David Cameron when Patrick Mercer, the Tory Homeland Security Spokesman, […]