Archive for July 2014

  • Independence Would Allow Scotland To Enter World...

    Andy Summers | 15/07/2014 | 0 Comments
    My maternal grandfather was an SNP activist for many years through the 1960s, 70s and 80s. It was suggested on a number of occasions that he stand for parliament in Edinburgh North but he always declined as he did not want to be a politician. Growing up I had no idea whom my parents, brother or wider relatives voted for; we were not a politically indoctrinated family. My dad passed away a little over a year ....

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  • Architecture: Shaping the Background

    Ross Aitchison | 11/07/2014 | 0 Comments
    Architecture can play a significant role in the development of communities and wider society. It is architecture which provides the background for a nation; persistently it projects who we were, who we are and who we want to be. The last decade has changed Scottish society for the better, Scotland’s cultural output has grown and its architectural confidence risen.
    It is perhaps particularly appro....

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  • Scottish Architecture and Independence

    Alasdair Stephen | 30/07/2014 | 0 Comments
    On the 18th of September Scotland will hold the most important vote in its history.  It is sometimes difficult to appreciate the enormity of the decision or the significance of the process that has led us to this position.  
    Uniquely, a left of centre nationalist movement, not based on identity, bloodlines and patriotism, but reason, fairness and democracy has – over a period of a hundr....

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  • The Beauty of Utility by Malcolm Fraser

    Malcolm Fraser | 17/07/2014 | 1 Comments

    I’m a great softie, especially for home and country matters: I can well-up just re-watching James McFadden’s wondrous goal for Scotland against France at the Parc des Princes, or at jangly pop genius Edwin Collins’ will to live and make music after a cerebral haemorrhage left him able to say only four phrases, repeated over and over: “yes”, “no”, “Grace Maxwell” (his wife’s name) a....

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  • Building an Independent Scotland

    Alasdair Stephen | 17/07/2014 | 0 Comments
    "This is Scotland”, said Malcolm Fraser, the renowned architect showing a photograph of a snow-covered shepherd’s bothy set within a stunning autumnal Highland landscape. The audience at the event in the 2002 Biennale in Barcelona gasped.
    Then followed a series of other images, from a beautiful fishing port of the East Neuk of Fife, the near perfect planned village of Inveraray, to the....

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