EDITORIAL


Fall of an average bear

Kenneth Roy
Collapse of an empire

DIARY


The luvvie list
Walter Humes
Gongs for the undeserving

COLUMNS


City delusions
Gerry Hassan
Glasgow isn't Scotland


Death of a brother
John Forsyth
Suicides in prison


Why must we get it?
Katie Grant
Artists and accessibility

CARTOONS


Out and about

Bob Smith
People of the month


Private Passions
Open File: FAIs
Rear Window: George Rosie
This Scotland

CULTURE


Tartan cringe
Andrea Mullaney
Cultural commentary


The healing touch
Jordan Ogg
Critic-at-large


Let there be light
Andrew Hook
Books of the month

THE CAFE


Dumb Scots
Alastair McIntyre
Readers' forum


Digest Europe
Digest Asia
Digest Africa

Joanna Martin on Mandarin

 


A Bafta for each eye
Peter Ross
Television


Fairy tale of Britain
Jean Barr
At the cinema


Love is all around

Islay McLeod
Photography

THE MIDGIE


End of an era
Stylebook and
Your guide to Barrhead


Choice: The exhibition
Choice: The concert
Choice: The festival

Choice: The play

INSIGHT


Walk in the wilderness
Kenneth Roy
Towns that voted Yes

SKETCH


Gleneagles for tea
Barbara Millar
An afternoon of posh scones

ARTICLES

7
The new gatekeepers
Dominic Hinde
Scotland's opinion-forming elite

5
A duty to mock

Manfredi La Manna
Why religion must be ridiculed


Family ties
R D Kernohan
Restoring traditional values

DESPATCHES

8
Upgrading my identity
Alan McIntyre
Letter from America


Alan Fisher on the Republicans
Anthony Seaton on the NHS
Chris Harvie on Geoghegan
Gerard Rochford's poem