Our Favourite Scottish Politics Blogs
If you’re into Scottish politics, I’m sure you’ll know that the Scottish blogging scene is as vibrant as they come, but we thought we’d run through some of our favourite blogs on the topic. If you think we’re wrong, or want to suggest any others you think we should be keeping our eyes one, then let us know.
So, in no particular order, here they are:
Ok, so as the blog of BBC Scotland’s political editor it’s maybe a little obvious, but it’s nonetheless an excellent place to start looking if you want to get into the world of Scottish politics. Brian Taylor updates it pretty much everyday and it covers all the big issues and debates.
Kristofer Keane, a self-descibed “lefty-green who’s far too keen”, is a Scottish Green campaigner from Rutherglen. Having said that, his blog is generally more left-wing than it is specifically green, but that makes it no less interesting. Keane is also follow-able on Twitter, where earlier this month he was covering the ins and outs of the Scottish Green conference.
The Caledonian Mercury takes its name from a newspaper that became defunct back in 1867, and claims to be Scotland’s first truly online newspaper. It has plenty of analysis of all sorts of political issues, but also has sections on sport, entertainment and “outdoors”.
An occasionally bemusing but fascinating blog by a member of the Scottish National Party who “remains intellectually free floating”. The blogger is a self-described “Robespierrist Neo-Jacobin” with an interest in human rights law. The blog covers all sorts of politics – but particularly that of the Scottish variant – in a truly unique way.
Torcuil Crichton is the Westminster Editor of the Daily Record and his personal blog covers the comings and goings of the Westminster village from a slightly Scottish viewpoint. The name of the blog, incidentally, comes from the old telephone number for Scotland Yard.