Laws, Levies, Let-offs and Leadership

Hi folks! Remember the song, “It Might As Well Rain Until September”? Well, it has done, and if I’m ever in Carole King’s neighbourhood I’m going to put a cobra through her letterbox. Still, at least Holyrood is back to bring little rays of bitter sunshine into our lives. And what better way to get […]

The middle of Wendy (think about it…)

Hi folks! I’m sure crossword fans will get the post title, but there’s nothing cryptic about what we’re leading with this week, as Wendy Alexander resigned, failing even to emulate the staying power of Iain Duncan Smith. The BBC’s Brian Taylor has a resumé of the tale. However, the general tone of the blogosphere seems […]

100,000 go Mad in Manchester

Hi folks! It’s been an ugly, ugly week for Scottish bloggers, with Rangers falling at the last hurdle of the UEFA Cup, their supporters trashing Manchester (which, to be fair, isn’t hard) and Scottish Labour’s policy over an independence referendum being as sure to work as a giant TV screen in Piccadilly Gardens. Yup, it’s […]

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 […]

Constitutional conversations, commissions and conferences

Hello and welcome to this week’s roundup! I hope you are not too sleep deprived from this spring forward nonsense. I am writing this very late on Saturday night, and I’m worried that I won’t get to sleep until around 6am (because I am bad at sleeping in general, not just because I’m writing this)! […]

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. […]

Fore!

Hi folks! Me again this week, and what a week! Who knew that a golf course would get people talking so much? So let’s tee off right away (sorry, I’l stop now!). Clairwil reckons that Donald Trump’s plans for a golf resort in Aberdeenshire will, all in all, be a good thing for Scotland, and […]