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The Monarchy and Scotland

Whatever your position on the Royal Family may be, the passing of Queen Elizabeth II serves as a reminder to all of us of the fleeting nature of life and the immediacy of mortality. It binds us closer to our loved ones. The procession of the Queen’s body through these green lands has further highlighted […]

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Why I wouldn’t feel guilty voting in IndyRef2

If the referendum goes ahead, I – an English student living and studying in Scotland – would get to vote. And for a long time this was something I felt a tinge of guilt over: as if it wasn’t my place to have a say in this once in a generation – surely not to […]

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Edinburgh students react to independence referendum announcement

Edinburgh students polled by The Student have reacted in favour of leaving the United Kingdom if a second Scottish independence referendum, announced on Tuesday, goes ahead. According to a straw poll held on The Student’s Instagram account on the night of the announcement, 69% of respondents would vote “Yes” in an October 2023 referendum. The […]

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Nicola Sturgeon announces plan to hold second independence referendum in October 2023

Nicola Sturgeon announced today that her government plans to hold another independence referendum on 19 October 2023. Speaking to Holyrood in a televised address, she said that the 2021 Scottish general election’s pro-independence majority gave her a mandate to pursue another referendum. Like the 2014 vote, the referendum would be consultative, meaning that the result […]

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Independence is nigh… but it’s not inevitable

The campaign for indyref 2 is stepping up from the dejected dawdle we’ve endured for the last 7 years to a brisk, brusque step. And it can’t come soon enough. The SNP government has announced its intentions to hold the referendum in late 2023, giving us two years to recover enough from covid for people […]

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William the Conqueror

Halle-fucking-lujah. The union is saved. Scottish nationalism has been struck dead in a single blow, never to rear it’s ugly head again.

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Exclusive interview with Bonnie Prince Bob – The indy outsider hoping to shake up the Holyrood establishment

In 1745, Charles Edward Stewart, best known as “Bonnie Prince Charlie”, led a Jacobite revolt to return the British throne to his father, James Francis Edward Stewart and ultimately bring independence back to Scotland. Almost 300 years later, an independent candidate lending his name to the romanticised historical figure is challenging to win the Edinburgh […]

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Scottish Census Delayed by Covid, but rest of UK will continue

England and Wales will go ahead with the planned 2021 census next week whilst Scotland has postponed it until March 2022, citing the logistical difficulties of the pandemic. The National Records of Scotland, responsible for collecting the data, initially made a statement citing the ongoing pandemic, and that “the census is a major logistical operation […]