22nd October 2022

What’s in a name?

What’s in a Name? by Sara Salyers   Not much, we might have thought but apparently, we were wrong. It seems a name is enough for no less a person than Dorothy Bain, the Lord Advocate of Scotland to state as a certain fact, that the Treaty of Union saw the extinction of the Kingdoms of Scotland and England and […]
29th March 2021


Press Release ALEX ARTHUR, the Commonwealth Gold Medallist and former WBO Champion of the World will make a sensational switch from the arena of boxing to enter the ring as an Alba Party Candidate for the upcoming Scottish Parliament elections. Days after the launch of Alba, and following a number of political defections, the party has started to unveil what […]
24th March 2021


Below is a public statement from Alex Salmond   – Wednesday, 24th March 2021   “This is my third and final public statement on the subject of the parliamentary and Hamilton investigations and the Dunlop Review. The Inquiries are over and despite their manifest limitations, the findings are in and must be accepted, just like the verdicts of juries and […]
11th December 2020

New Indy Organisation for 2021

NEW INDY MEMBER ORGANISATION GETS DOWN TO WORK, EXPECTS TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL IN NEW YEAR The new mass membership organisation for supporters of Scottish independence has begun detailed preparations for a full public launch in early 2021. The 15-person interim National Committee is meeting (virtually) twice a week, supported by a growing number of technical committees staffed by volunteers […]
3rd August 2020

Opinion – The Lairds

  Former Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson is lined up for a peerage and the reactions are as predictable as dropping a fist-sized chunk of magnesium in a sink of water (©my high school Chemistry supply teacher). “Reward for what?” is the standard printable response and one that underlines one of the two fundamental problems people have with the House […]
2nd February 2020

The Big Light

Candles mean different things to different folk; women like smelly ones, or those in fancy colours with sparkles, glitter and wee mysterious speckles on the surface. Some of us light candles in churches, perhaps particularly abroad on holidays or pilgrimage, in special or hallowed places when we take time to remember those who have gone before us. And though candles […]
10th September 2019

Section 30 Is Not Scotland’s Salvation

I wonder if those who say things like “we are not at the end of the Section 30 order road” have ever stopped to think about what a Section 30 order actually is. When I hear people insisting that a Section 30 order is absolutely required for a referendum on restoring Scotland’s independence to be ‘legal and ‘binding’, I tend […]
5th June 2019

“Have you seen any penises yet?”

“Have you seen any penises yet?” “No, but looks like a couple of folk wrote an essay on Brexit.” “Is that our pile?” “No, that’s the Lib Dems.” “Cor.”  When you’re doing the observations in a counting hall, you have to make your own (doodle-free) entertainment. As the night wore on and the stacks piled up in the Edinburgh hall, […]
5th April 2019

Reframing # 2

Thanks to the many people who contacted me about the article on reframing. I have had many very interesting questions regarding how to apply reframing in the current political climate. Perhaps it is worth restating some of the fundamental principles of framing and reframing, then we will look at how to apply them and answer some of the most common questions. One of the […]