Scotland

If you think Yes voters were backing nationalism, then you weren’t paying attention September 2014

Scottish independence campaigner Cat Boyd reflects on a movement that had the whole Westminster elite against it – yet still managed to run them close

Win or lose, the Scottish people have built an incredible mass movement for Yes September 2014

Whether the result is Yes or No, the pro-independence campaign has mobilised a movement for radical change that we must keep alive, says Ken Ferguson

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the union August 2014

'It’s always an intellectual fudge for the left, whereby folksy, blood-and-soil nonsense is inspiring up until the moment of independence but no further'

Event: The radical case for Scottish independence June 2014

Join us at the House of Commons, Thursday 26 June

More views on Scottish independence January 2014

Left wing Labour MP Katy Clark, Philip Stott of the Socialist Party and Carolyn Leckie of Women for Independence put their positions

Imagining a better nation: how independence could unlock Scotland’s potential January 2014

The possibility of creating a fundamentally different Scotland, based on solidarity, togetherness and fairness, is beginning to galvanise radical thinking, argues Jim Johnson

Scotland at the crossroads: the path to a new-born star? January 2014

Will 2014 be the year of Scottish independence? Roz Paterson sees new political alignments and vibrancy on the left in the campaign for a yes vote

Scottish independence: Breaking up is good to do May 2012

John McAllion makes the socialist case for an independent Scotland

Holyrood hopes April 2011

Ken Ferguson asks how the Scottish left can respond to anger at the Westminster cuts consensus

‘Sin Patron’ in Dundee? May 2010

The Prisme packaging factory in Dundee was perhaps the first in the country to be occupied and to successfully take production under workers control. David Whyte visits the factory a year after the occupation

Grown up and independent October 2008

Actress and comedian Elaine C Smith, convenor of the Convention for Scottish Independence, took a long time to cross what she describes as the 'mythical bridge' to a belief in independence. She argues now that there is no going back, and that independence will release the radicalism generated by the Scottish Enlightenment but held back by 300 years of being tied to the United Kingdom