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A statue of Robert Burns

Robert Burns’s Memory: A Matter of State

by Paul Malgrati Every year, on 25 January, Burns Night offers a remarkable opportunity for Scottish political parties to issue a statement about the Scottish nation, its identity, and its situation. Last year, in 2022, Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon,…

Who is reading what – a round-up of popular articles

1. Palestine and Genocide From Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies, Professor Martin Shaw revisits his earlier article “Palestine in an International Historical Perspective on Genocide” and reviews the responses to in this new article “Palestine and Genocide”  He points…

Whose Central Bank is it Anyway?

Division of UK assets and liabilities between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK (“rUK”) following a YES vote in the September 18th referendum continues to provoke heated discussion with just months to the big event. Rod MacLeod…

The Scottish Independence Referendum

Will the Scottish Referendum process be fair?

Four months ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, Stephen Tierney (University of Edinburgh) in an Analysis piece in the Edinburgh Law Review (Volume 18.2), summarises  some of the main points concerning the Referendum process and event. He highlights the importance…

Scottish Affairs – New to Edinburgh

February 2014 not only sees the launch of our new Journals blog, but we’re also delighted that Scottish Affairs is now publishing with Edinburgh. Established in 1992, it’s the leading forum on Scottish current affairs in an international and historical…