‘The Wealth of the Nation: Scotland, Culture and Independence’ by Cairns Craig

In the year prior to the Scottish independence referendum, the Jimmy Reid Foundation instigated a project that became the Common Weal think tank. Its plan was to devise a manifesto for a fairer, more democratic, independent Scotland in the twenty-first century. Published in June 2014 under the editorship of Robin McAlpine, former researcher for the […]

Hugh MacDiarmid and the British State

This modernist poet was born in the late-nineteenth century in a small European nation that was once an imperial power but has been somewhat dominated by its closest and larger neighbour. A ‘mystical nationalist’, he used multiple pseudonyms, in part to help spark a literary renaissance in his home nation in the early twentieth century. Celebrated […]


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