At the end of the day, ALL of us Scots are immigrants of our nation

At the end of the day, Scotland would never exist the dynamic and outgoing nation that it truly is without continuous and uninterrupted immigration. Nobody living here is bigger than the nation. And let’s face it, who is defined as a Scot? The unambiguous answer is that it is every person who lives here, who…

Barnett Formula, you’re fired. Full Fiscal Autonomy, you’re hired.

It’s fair to say that the principle of Full Fiscal Autonomy has not been receiving a favourable press in recent days. But that does not mean that the idea of Scotland achieving it’s financial independence is an idea worthy of provoking economical armageddon. In fact, long term especially, it is not just an luxurious proposition,…

Scotland is my country and I have nothing to prove to you

My reflective mood is still like a runaway train as far as the recent Scottish independence referendum is concerned. One issue that I regret wasn’t raised more often was national identity. Whilst the Yes campaign should be credited with the positives in talking about how to solve the problems and issues that exist within our…

The Americanisation of Scottish politics

Admittedly, I’m still absolutely struck by the enormity of Saturday’s major gathering of Scottish National Party members at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. The vast number of people, the musicality of the occasion and the emphatic volume of the message coming out from one of the world’s major exhibition venues secured the recognition and overall…