‘Ain’t seen nuthin yet.’
New devolved powers, lots of parties and the indyref2 question ... hold on to your hats, Holyrood.
Ken Currie, The Trials of Thomas Muir, 2015, Oil on Canvas.
(c) Ken Currie; Collection of East Dunbartonshire Culture and Leisure Trust
He was public enemy number one in his day, but Thomas Muir is now being hailed as the father of Scottish democracy.
If you thought you had the political wiles of Caledonia covered, this’ll be well worth a look
Haggis and Irn Bru have long since been usurped by politics as the greatest Scottish peculiarity. Here's a bunch of nuggets on that subject that are all too often overlooked.
‘It might take more than the king’s horses and the king’s men, your Highness’
The Bingham report on how to stabilise the UK is well meaning but out of step with the reality of the situation.
This Conservative Party leaflet kills three birds with one stone and is a classic example of Lynton Crosby’s campaign strategy.
UK Conservative Party/Buzzfeed
The British Conservative government’s re-election is the latest and perhaps most startling electoral triumph for Australian political strategist Lynton Crosby. So how did he do it?
On May 8, a new battle begins.
One of the consequences of the SNP's rise is that the new UK government will have very few seats in Scotland. This looks set to become a hot potato after the election.
He’s back - again.
As the Scottish Nationalists gear up for a big win on May 7, the contribution of one man is in danger of being overlooked
Nicola Sturgeon unveiling the SNP manifesto on April 20.
Not much of the SNP manifesto would make Labour choke, and some rougher areas just got smoother.
Nicola Sturgeon unveils the SNP election manifesto.
People forget that the SNP backed a minority Labour government in 1976-79 and was undermined by a rogue MP contingent. Nicola Sturgeon may soon have to face the same problem.
The PM chose Glasgow to unveil the Scottish Tory manifesto.
The SNP are the only major party that is yet to show its manifesto hand. Here's why it's probably not worth changing your plans to read it.
The nats are coming, nae need tae fret.
The Tories have been making great hay out of fears that the Scottish nationalists could cause havoc after the election. Here are three reasons why it's not worth worrying about.
Going up or down?
Alex Salmond might not be the leader of the Scottish National Party anymore, but that hasn’t stopped him from speaking out very loudly about his party’s potential role as kingmaker in the 2015 election…
Labour can almost count its young Scottish voters on one hand.
New figures show that Labour is considerably further behind the SNP with an age-group that is planning to turn out in force on May 7.
Salmond signing books in Glasgow last week.
A memoir by Scotland's most famous politician may surprise one or two of his detractors.
Nicola Sturgeon at the London School of Economics on March 16
The Westminster parties should take Nicola Sturgeon's comments about UK-wide social justice and the value of minority government at their word.
The polls look stunning, but Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP know they’ve a long way to go yet.
Lord Ashcroft's latest poll puts the SNP on course for a victory that will echo what happened in the 2011 Scottish election. Here's why it's too early for Nicola Sturgeon to get complacent.
Scotland’s independence battle gets compared to Ireland.
While the UK braces itself for a political earthquake in Scotland in May that could well determine whether Labour or the Conservatives form the next government, a curious paradox surrounds the man at the…
Does the fat bird catch the fattest worms?
Two of Scotland’s leading politicians illustrate an interesting phenomenon on Twitter. In the wake of the Scottish National Party’s surge in popularity following the independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon…
Ed’s Scottish banana skin.
May’s general election is widely being viewed as one of the most unpredictable in living memory. Yet there is one prediction that can probably be safely made – the campaign in Scotland will be a very distinct…
Jim’s the new heid bummer.
So the bookies were right. The new leader of Labour in Scotland is indeed Jim Murphy. The challenge from Neil Findlay (less so Sarah Boyack) wasn’t enough to produce an upset. Not only is the future of…