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We have to talk about Scoxit

Five referendums have come and gone in my lifetime: two for Europe, two for devolution, one for independence. All five have been characterised by a lack of knowledge of what the future might hold after change. The exception was the 2014 Independence referendum when the Scottish Government...

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Sandlands Blog Tour!

Rosy Thornton's short story collection, Sandlands, is finally here, and we're celebrating with a blog tour! There's lots of great content, from interviews to extracts, so be sure to follow the tour on Twitter using #Sandlands. Day 1: Random Things Through My...

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In the Brexit aftermath...

Feelings run high in the country after the narrow (UK wide) vote in favour of leaving the European Union. Language has been immoderate, to say the least, with one prominent Leave activist, only today, describing the reaction in favour of Remaining as ‘a hysterical wave’. Meanwhile, attacks on...

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The McIlvanney Prize 2016

‘I went to Bloody Scotland and I was just knocked out.... I’ve been at literary events where a lot of people have knives sticking out their back that they don’t know are there and this event was so friendly, so supportive I was honestly overwhelmed’ William McIlvanney – speaking on...

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Short Ride on a Fast Machine

Sandstone Press is to publish Short Ride on A Fast Machine, by Magnus McGrandle, a graduate of the Faber Academy and BBC journalist. Robert Davidson, MD of Sandstone Press, has acquired Great Britain, Ireland, Commonwealth excluding Canada, from Elinor Cooper of Diamond Kahn & Woods...

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