Ahead of the Scottish election on May 6, the former Scottish Labour leader explains what's at stake – and what could happen next.
Plus, how researchers have discovered a biological switch that can turn neuroplasticity on and off in the brain. Listen to episode 13 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
As the Brexit clock ticks down and the Alex Salmond crisis grows, the stakes have never been higher for his SNP successor.
Brexit has shown the constitutional arrangements around devolution for what they are.
The politics may have changed over the years, but the literary obsessions of ‘northern Britain’ seem hard to shake.
Scotland’s former first minister has sparked outrage in the UK with his latest move.
When you put together the efforts of the Spanish authorities to curb media coverage of the Catalan referendum, you have a deeply worrying picture.
Scotland’s former first minister on Brexit, Scotland and the need for a new generation of visionaries.
Theresa May isn’t the only national leader having a queasy election.
The Scottish nationalists’ election pitch is about damage limitation, not a radical sell.
The Conservative threat in Scotland is more than just hype.
Nicola Sturgeon may have fired a starting gun for indyref2, but much about the proposed sequel remains uncertain.
As a second independence referendum beckons, a counterweight to the unionist-leaning press is hugely important to the Yes side.
How to shift those stubborn opinion polls?
Scotland's numbers look far worse than the UK's.
Anything That Gives Off Light explores Scottishness from three very different perspectives.
The two women at the top of UK politics could be heading for a disagreement.
If Holyrood is ultimately answerable to Westminster, Westminster is ultimately answerable to realpolitik.
Once again, Londoners are calling for the city to become independent: could it really happen?
Boris could be about to discover a taste for Scottish nationalism.