One of the big complaints among some supporters of Scottish independence in recent years has been about the apparent foot-dragging by the Scottish Government in their supposed pursuit of the powers to hold a second referendum on independence. Following the SNP’s overwhelming victory in Scotland in the General Election at the end of last year…
A review of the wonderful travelogue “All Strangers are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World” by Zora O’Neill.
One of my photos from Stroma has been used in a newspaper’s Remembrance Sunday article about the island’s war dead.
The second independence referendum looks like it’s happening, so here’s what I think the Yes campaign should look like.
A thoroughly depressing post on why Brexit needs to be stopped and why it won’t be.
The idea of Scotland being independent is increasingly boring me. Here’s why that’s a good thing – and an opportunity.
Why I don’t care what currency an independent Scotland will use, why that’s OK, and why that demonstrates a wider point about independence.
In which I offer five reasons as to why Brexit tells us nothing about Scottish independence.
Do you think that Brexit is a cautionary tale for trying to make Scottish independence? Not surprisingly, I disagree. Here’s why.
An excruciatingly detailed walk-through of my imagined fantasy tram network for Inverness.
The final piece of my 2017 reading project jigsaw – part 2 of my review of Black Lamb and Grey Falcon.
How an obscure party political broadcast from twenty years ago is a chilling prophesy of today’s ugly Brexit-era politics.
In the final post in a trilogy on Scottish politics, I imagine what the UK would have to look like for me to vote to remain in it.
In the second of a three-part blog post series, I imagine a “blue skies thinking” political game called “Make The Best of It”. Fancy trying it out?
In the first in a trio of posts on Scottish politics, I imagine playing a game called The Awful-Brilliant Game with Richard Leonard, the Scottish Labour leader. You can play too.
A review of the beautiful and thought-provoking film Leave No Trace, which I saw at the cinema recently.
An account of a more than twenty mile walk from Inverness to Drumnadrochit.
I recently had a photo published in a beautiful book called Underground Worlds: A Guide to Spectacular Subterranean Places, by David Farley. Here’s a little bit about it.
Seven things I have learned having completed my 2017 Reading Female Travel Writers project.
The review of my final title from my Reading Female Travel Writers project: Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain.