Culture

Poetry and the SSP

March 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Alan Gay It is astonishing how most of us accept the suffering caused by the huge economic divisions in our society—£6.50 an hour and zero hours contracts existing alongside bankers’ pay; you ...

The remarkable Eleanor Marx

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Book review: ‘Eleanor Marx: A Life’ by Rachel Holmes (Bloomsbury 2014, £25) by Alex Miller This new and very well-written biography tells the story of the life of Eleanor Marx (known to ...

Remembering Ewan MacColl

January 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ewan MacColl, folksinger, socialist and giant of the folk revival was born 100 years ago this month. Bill Scott takes a look at his life Ewan MacColl was born Jimmie Miller in Salford (“Dirty old ...

Build on Yes campaign gains

September 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

by Lynda Williamson, Newsnet Scotland Most commentators would agree that the process of the independence referendum has been transformational for voters in Scotland. Up and down the country people ...