What first springs to your mind when people talk about ‘culture’? Language, poetry, visual art or theatre, perhaps? If you thought of sport, you’re probably in a minority. But why? Sport is as demonstrably intrinsic to Scottish culture as Burns, bad weather and bagpipes. People in Scotland are aware of ‘their team’, the inherited legacy…
Johnnie Gallacher reviews a recent piece of Scots language literature from working class Airdrie author Graeme Armstrong.
Mary McGregor recalls Mary Brooksbank in this speech delivered in Dundee at the Republican Socialist Platform’s commemoration of the 124th anniversary of her birth.
As Glasgow City Council announce the move of Maryhill and Whiteinch libraries from historical buildings to ‘community hubs’, James Barrowman recounts the decline of Scotland’s communal architecture
In the latest installment of our History Illustrated series, we examine one of the lesser-known episodes in the Highland Clearances, when crofters and cotters stood together to physically resist the forces of the state as they attempted to enforce the will of the lairds.
When the tide of progress in Russia turned back in the 1930s, it was a gay communist from Edinburgh who made a desperate appeal directly to the Soviet leadership not to turn their back on human liberation.