The politics may have changed over the years, but the literary obsessions of 'northern Britain' seem hard to shake.
Happy birthday, RDM.
Robert Duncan Milne made HG Wells struggle to keep up.
Outside the courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state's past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.
Peter Graham: Wandering Shadows (1878).
The Catalans have no trouble telling their story of oppression through culture. The Scots find it trickier.
What’s it all about, wonders Sandy Grierson.
Anything That Gives Off Light explores Scottishness from three very different perspectives.
The Field of Waterloo by Joseph Turner (c.1817)
When word reached the Scottish writer of Napoleon's famous defeat, he promptly travelled to the continent to bear witness to the carnage first-hand
Remembering Walter Scott
In many states fathers can be incarcerated for failing to pay child support. This is a crisis that needs addressing.
Sir Walter shows off his baby blues.
This week sees the 200-year anniversary of the publication of Walter Scott’s first novel Waverley. Journalist Stuart Kelly has called Scott “the man who invented a nation” but what is Scott’s relevance…