It’ll all be over by Christmas?

This is my second stint at the Scottish Roundup. The last occasion was in March, but it does prove that if those in control like you can’t think of anyone else – they invite you back! The heading here of course relates to the rather optimistic view of some with relation to the outbreak of […]

The More Things Change….Time to Adjust Your Clocks.

Editing the Scottish Roundup is a first for me but I can’t help thinking there is a whiff of nostalgia and deja-vu in the air as I look through the news headlines and how the Scottish blogosphere interprets it in its own inimitable and diverse way. It’s the run up to an election, Labour are […]

The Return of Smeatomania

Hi folks! Conference season is now well and truly upon us, and it began last weekend with the arrival of the LibDems in Bournemouth. Caron had her reflections here. However, not everyone was impressed with the week – and non-LibDems found all sorts of things to look at, such as Vince Cable’s proposed ‘mansion tax’, […]

Hasta El Roundup Siempre!

Hi folks! It’s been another weird and wonderful week in the Scottish blogosphere, and nothing is more weird and wonderful than the investigation into Tommy Sheridan. Until now, the Tanned One has been taking pelters, but there are the first signs of a backlash developing, with a Solidarity spokesman decrying the inquiry as a ‘witch-hunt’. […]

Borders and Boundaries

Hi folks! This week’s Roundup is going to be a bit process-y, as you are in the tender care of an unapologetic electoral geek. This is because the Boundary Commission for Scotland has issued its long awaited draft proposals to revise the boundaries for the Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies. ASwaS takes a look at some of […]

Lack of Solidarity, and the latest converts to independence

Damn! You’ve caught me coming down your chimney to fill your stockings with bloggy goodness. You’re not supposed to look at them until the 25th, but seeing as the surprise is ruined you may as well get the good stuff now. I’ll be leaving a note though — lumps of coal for you next year. […]

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 […]

A bad night for democracy, but an historic night for politics

Welcome to the first roundup to be posted since the results of the election have come in. Inevitably, the aftermath of the election is the dominant topic. On the night itself, a variety of us were liveblogging events as they happened. The star of the night was undoubtedly Mr Eugenides, who clearly had a lot […]

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 […]