Scottish Surf Team International Adventures

On the 15th of February 2015, the Scottish Surf Team – who had declared independence only one year prior – were welcomed into the International Surfing Association family of nations along with our Finnish brothers and sisters. Securing this status has been a remarkable achievement involving a massive amount of hard work and has not […]

Nicola Sturgeon’s Address to SNP Conference Sat, 28/03/2015 – 15:21

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s Full Speech Conference, We meet here today in this great city of Glasgow. It is highly appropriate that we do so – and for many different reasons. First – and not least – there’s the fact that I live here. And surely one of the perks of leadership must be that […]


One of the most insistent refrains of the No side during the referendum was the claim that nationalist politics is inherently about “putting up barriers.” In part, this was an example of how the No campaign simply relied upon the capitalist fantasy of economic wealth being created through pure, uninterrupted flows (of cash, goods and […]

BBC News favoured the No Campaign by a ratio of more than 2 to 1

BBC News favours the No Campaign by a ratio of more than 2 to 1 By Professor John Robertson (12/09/2014) Last night (Thursday 11th September) I watched BBC 1’s coverage of the events around the visit to Scotland of the three Westminster leaders and the press conference with First Minister, Alex Salmond. As the thirty-minute […]

The flags of Catalunya

This morning the Catalan First Minister, Artur Mas, announced that an unofficial consultation about independence would be held on 9 Nov 2014. A more binding official independence referendum planned for the same date has been blocked by legal moves from Spain. Our attention will be focused on developments there over the next few weeks. Watching […]

The Scotsman’s Trolls Savage the Professor

The Scotsman’s Trolls Savage the Professor In January, Doctor Robertson of the University of the Best of Scotland, published research on TV News coverage of the Scottish Referendum debate. It showed bias against the Yes campaign. The BBC responded quickly to rubbish the research and report the researcher to his boss, the Principal. None of […]

Anthony Barnett on Carswell and UKIP

On 15th September 2014, just 3 days before Scotland’s independence referendum, we broadcast a Tom Nairn book launch live from Edinburgh. It was a venue packed tight with intellectuals of the left, who shared a solid, but in hindsight misplaced, confidence that we were on the brink of a YES victory. Anthony Barnett, founder of […]