The Election that wasn’t

Hi folks! You have me again this week, chiefly on account of the fact that I’m keeping my Saturday nights free for the next few months, but have nothing to do after Strictly Come Dancing finishes for the night. Anyway. The Westminster Election that now won’t be happening was the talk of the blogosphere this […]

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. […]

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 […]

Midweek SBR: 7 days to go!

Greetings to one and all: Mr Eugenides at the wheel for this midweek roundup of the best in Scottish blogging (though it would be remiss of me not to acknowledge a lot of sterling work from DoctorVee in assembling most of the material you’ll see below). Anyway, to visitors from outwith these fine shores, we […]

SBR 29: Controversy, Camper Vans and re-living historical moments

Good morning! Richard here, your guest-editor for this Scottish Blogging Roundup. There’s lots been going on this week, what with manifesto launches, television interviews, nominations closing and voting cards going out (at least here in Glasgow). The blogging community has been picking apart these events with its usual gusto, and I’ve done my best to […]