The case for socialism in the Highlands

The Clearances, despite transforming the Highlands into a wilderness, can be understood as part of Scotland’s transition from tribal feudalism to industrial capitalism. Nearly two centuries later, however, it is capitalist underdevelopment which is to blame for the Highlands remaining a place of wilderness, a sorry picture that can still be changed through investment in…

Report: YesAlba inaugural committee elections

Following a week-long online ballot, the 15 members of the inaugural YesAlba national committee have been named. The election – though conducted imperfectly – moves the process of establishing the new organisation onto a firm democratic basis for the first time, away from the more opaque decision-making by the All Under One Banner (AUOB) team.…