SR Archive 2017



Wednesday 22 March

Kenneth Roy: Rape and the men who get away with it
The Midgie: A Mexican standoff and other clichés
Nannie Sköld: Could I have some organic oat milk, please?
Walter Humes: Looking forward to the campaign?
Gerry Hassan: When did Scotland catch up with the swinging sixties?
Rachel Sharp: The question I'll be asking my nephew
Katie Grant: Hug a dolphin? Let's kick the bucket list
Cafe: John W Cairns, Christopher Harvie, Chris Attkins, Bernie Cohen and Robert Hoskins
Howie Firth: How can we make science more exciting?
Islay McLeod: The Local
Graham Ogilvy: Fear on the Piazza Maggiore
Alasdair McKillop: The wasp in his eye



Monday 13 March

Bob Cant: Mrs May's bargaining chips

Walter Humes's Diary: Could I please be free of the Scottish commentariat for a week?
The Local: Islay McLeod's compendium of weeks like this
The Daily Sketch: Ides of March

Tuesday 14 March

Kenneth Roy: The SNP – party without a past
David Torrance: Down under, a positive ad for independence
Michael Elcock: Lessons for the young from Iceland
The Daily Sketch: Big day all around

Wednesday 15 March


Gerry Hassan: Can we do better than two versions of Little Britain?
David Mackenzie: The beginning of the end for Trident
Lighthouse: Wilders loses but wins anyway + time to take North Korea seriously?
The Daily Sketch: A first ministerial wobble

Thursday 16 March

Kenneth Roy: The week of wobbles
James Anderson: Ireland will probably have a hard border. But where?
Michael Elcock: The nightmare of spell check
The Daily Sketch: Hurrah Holland

Friday 17 March

SR Panel: Eileen Reid, Walter Humes, Maggie Craig, Katie Grant, Jean Barr, Alasdair McKillop, Catherine Czerkawska, Andrew Hook and Howie Firth
Alan McIntyre: Mad as hell
Maxwell MacLeod: Harry Potter and the peace of Jerusalem
Nannie Sköld: The process of becoming a Glaswegian
Cartoons: Bob Smith's Views
The Daily Sketch: Sound and fury



Monday 6 March

Anthony Seaton: Telling it like it is – a doctor on breaking bad news
Walter Humes's Diary: Scotland's disillusioned teachers
The Daily Sketch: A power grab?
The Local – Islay McLeod's compendium of weeks like this

Tuesday 7 March


Elga Graves: Poor mums – in Scotland, the politicians are the new parents
Cafe: Chris Attkins, James McNie, David McGill and Paul Rogerson
Rachel Sharp: Help! I'm just like Theresa May
The Daily Sketch: Dirty Aberdeen with a cartoon by Bob Smith

Wednesday 8 March


Gerry Hassan: The conceit of Scottish nationalism
David Torrrance: Meanwhile, down under, ethnic nationalism is on the rise
Barbara Millar: My cats get out-of-hours treatment. Why can't I?
The Daily Sketch: Hungary's shame

Thursday 9 March

Rachel Sharp: Gowkthrapple
Cafe: Damian Killeen, Maggie Craig, Norman Smith and David McGill
Rebecca Gebauer: Consumed by spin
The Daily Sketch: The first minister's language

Friday 10 March

Kenneth Roy: My last ambition, and how Theresa May could yet thwart it
Nannie Sköld: The homeless charities who'd rather their clients were deported
Donald S Murray: Oran Domhnall Iain
The Daily Sketch with a cartoon by Bob Smith




Monday 27 February

David Strachan: The BBC's generosity towards Scotland could be deceptive

Walter Humes: Scotland's circle of patronage
The Daily Sketch: Decline and fall of the Scottish press
Islay McLeod: The Local

Tuesday 28 February


David Torrance: The Trump down under
Cafe: Bryan Stuart, Manfredi La Manna, Ron Ferguson, Ian Jack and James Robertson
Alasdair McKillop: Bridge 44 – the canal and me
The Daily Sketch: Scotland the inert

Wednesday 1 March

Gerry Hassan: Hell on earth – Labour under Jeremy Corbyn
Ronnie Smith: A battle of the outsiders for the soul of France
Amy Jardine: Wild swimming
The Daily Sketch: An 'unlikely scenario'

Thursday 2 March


Andrew Hook: Cashademics
Cafe: Fiona MacDonald, Barbara Millar, Sandy Gunn and Catherine Czerkawska
Ron Ferguson: Below Par – bad jokes at the expense of Dunfermline
The Daily Sketch: Farage and a knighthood

Friday 3 March

Jean Barr: Why the right film won – eventually
Nannie Sköld: Stressed – my struggle with the health clinic continues
The Midgie: Nicola Sturgeon on Dragons' Den
Bob Cant: The diamond mine of the stars
The Daily Sketch: 'Politics is not a game', with cartoon by Bob Smith




Monday 20 February

Maggie Craig: Why are we so reluctant to praise an amazing Scottish achievement?
Walter Humes: We need a dystopian novel about Scotland. But we won't be getting one.
The Daily Sketch: Terrible events in Sweden
The Dustbin

Tuesday 21 February

Barbara Millar: Mollycoddling the doctors

Rachel Sharp: Minding my mouth
The Daily Sketch
Cafe: Alan Alexander, Simon Fuller, Simon Smith, Sandy Gunn and Miller Caldwell

Wednesday 22 February

Gerry Hassan: Politically, we are out of our depth
Rachel Sharp: Mothers and daughters (book review)
The Daily Sketch (with cartoon from Bob Smith)
Lighthouse: Pick of the world's intelligent press

Thursday 23 February

James Robertson: A Scottish dystopia
Islay McLeod: What's in a nickname?
The Daily Sketch
Cafe: Ron Cole, Stuart Winton, Alasdair McKillop and Iain Hutchison

Friday 24 February

Allan Shiach: The extraordinary inside story of life at Gordonstoun
Nannie Sköld: We hug for a long time, scared to let go
The Daily Sketch
Midgie TV Highlights



Monday 13 February

Rachel Sharp: Drugs in the clubs

Walter Humes: The trick in Scotland is to cover your back
The Daily Sketch
Lighthouse: Pick of the world's press
Cafe: Angus Skinner
The Dustbin of History

Tuesday 14 February

Alasdair McKillop: The first minister's apology – troubled echo of a triple murder
Barbara Millar: The happy couple want me to pay for their breakfast in bed
The Daily Sketch
Lighthouse: Pick of the world's press
Cartoon: Bob Smith
The Dustbin of History

Wednesday 15 February

Gerry Hassan: The day Britain died
Catherine Czerkawska: Why are atheists so superior?
The Daily Sketch
Lighthouse: Pick of the world's press
Cafe: John Scott
The Dustbin of History

Thursday 16 February

Islay McLeod: Into thin Air
Maxwell MacLeod: Obituary for Britain? Aye right!
The Daily Sketch
Lighthouse: Pick of the world's press
Cafe: Duncan Comrie and R D Kernohan
The Dustbin of History

Friday 17 February

Kenneth Roy: Lunch with the girls at Trump's hotel
Nannie Sköld: Turned down by the local GP
The Daily Sketch
Books: Morelle Smith
The Midgie's TV Highlights
The Dustbin of History




Monday 6 February


Rachel Sharp: Bullied to death

Walter Humes's Diary
The Daily Sketch
Lighthouse: Pick of the world's press
Cafe: Morelle Smith and Alastair Ross
The Dustbin of History

Tuesday 7 February

Kenneth Roy: Cause unknown – the scandal of unexplained deaths in Scottish prisons
Maggie Craig: Fake news 18th century style
The Daily Sketch
Lighthouse: Pick of the world's press
Cafe: Bob Cant and Ron Cole
The Dustbin of History

Wednesday 8 February

Gerry Hassan: Trump is no fascist, so why threaten violence against him?
Josh Moir: Confessions of a digital native
Alan McIntyre: an American version of Alex Ferguson
The Daily Sketch
Lighthouse: in praise of cats
The Dustbin of History

Thursday 9 February


Nannie Sköld: Britain turns its back on refugee children
Kenneth Roy: Apple Tree Yarn
The Daily Sketch
Lighthouse: Pick of the world's press
Cafe: Mike Hally, Alasdair McKillop and Barbara Millar
The Dustbin of History

Friday 10 February

R D Kernohan: The four fallacies of British politics
Jean Barr: In search of my fascist-supporting relative
Morelle Smith: Landscape of the mind (book review)
The Daily Sketch
The Midgie's TV Highlights
The Dustbin of History




Monday 30 January

Graham Connelly: Inside story – life for young offenders
Walter Humes's Diary
The Daily Sketch
Lighthouse: Pick of the world's press
Cafe: Howard Gaskill and Peter Twyman
The Dustbin of History

Tuesday 31 January

Islay McLeod: The 24/7 working life of Scotland's young carers
Barbara Millar: Distillery cats
The Daily Sketch
Lighthouse: Pick of the world's press
Cafe: Dick Mungin
The Dustbin of History

Wednesday 1 February

Gerry Hassan: The moves to independence have to change
Kenneth Roy: The 23 members of my exclusive club (you can't join it)
The Daily Sketch
Lighthouse: Pick of the world's press
Cafe: Rose Galt, Cllr Alan Lafferty, Jim and Jane Swire, Seith Ireland and Archie Hamilton
The Dustbin of History

Thursday 2 February

Tam Dalyell: His personal diary of a historic day
Barbara Millar: Pauline Cafferkey – 'I was just unlucky'
The Daily Sketch
Lighthouse: Pick of the world's press
The Midgie
The Dustbin of History

Friday 3 February


Kenneth Roy: The foolish thoughts of Theresa May
Robins Millar: Postcards from the train
The Daily Sketch
Lighthouse: Pick of the world's press
The Midgie
The Dustbin of History



Monday 23 January

Kenneth Roy: The populist lie
Alan McIntyre: In opposing Trump, we shouldn't let the rage boil over
Walter Humes's Diary
Islay McLeod's Notebook: Moonstruck
The Dustbin of History

Tuesday 24 January

Kenneth Roy: Polmont Boys
Cafe: Dennis Smith, Graeme McCormick, Russell Spence and Aubrey Manning
Barbara Millar: Welcome to the real home of Donald J Trump
The Dustbin of History

Wednesday 25 January

Len Murray: Why all the fuss about Robert Burns
Cafe: Howard Gaskill and Peter Twyman
Lighthouse: Trump's scary appointees
Jean Barr: Irreparable grief (film review)
The Dustbin of History

Thursday 26 January

Gerry Hassan: Feeling miserable? It's time to get over it
Ian Mackenzie: Ghosts
The Daily Sketch
The Dustbin of History

Friday 27 January

Kenneth Roy: A conversation with Tam Dalyell
Andrew Hook: The harsh fate of Thomas Muir
The Daily Sketch
The Dustbin of History


Monday 16 January

Andrew Hook: We're heading for Trump-like universities in the UK
Kenyon Wright: The case for a two question referendum
Walter Humes's Diary
Len Quart: A year in Ohio

Tuesday 17 January

Kenneth Roy: Did we really know what we were voting for?

Cafe: Stuart Robertson, Joe Cryans and Sandy Gunn
Lighthouse: First hours in the White House
Peter Peacock: Landowners have rights. How about responsibilities?

Wednesday 18 January

Kenneth Roy: The myth of Scotland as a beacon of humane enlightenment
Gerry Hassan: Could Scotland be reduced to the status of a region?
Cafe: Marc Lambert, Peter Twyman and Laura Dunlop
Rachel Sharp: The trick is to remain sceptical
The Dustbin of History

Thursday 19 January

George Robertson: The route to calamity

Manfredi La Manna: It may be time to invest in a pair of Virtuous Reality goggles
Cafe: Ron Ferguson, Angus Skinner, Anthony Seaton and Archie Hamilton
Ian Mackenzie: A power cut in Forsinard
The Dustbin of History

Friday 20 January

Brian Wilson: Land grabs

Alasdair McKillop: Out with grace, out with dignity
Alexander Craig: Narcissist-in-chief
Rachel Sharp: Blah Blah Land (film review)
The Dustbin of History


Monday 9 January

Kenneth Roy: Would you lift a finger to save the British mainstream press?
Walter Humes's Diary
Donald S Murray: Loss (poem)
Cafe: James Wilkie

Tuesday 10 January

Gerry Hassan: The problem with Scotland's peaceful revolution
Kenneth Roy's Notebook: Passing thoughts on the Queen and others
Cafe: Quintin Jardine, Peter MacAulay and David Cross
Lighthouse: Why Trump will go to war

Wednesday 11 January

Amy Jardine: Like the end of the world
David Torrance: Journey's end
Barbara Millar: Chic city with a dark past
Cafe: Sandy Gunn and Jonathan Callaway
Islay McLeod: New Year in Scotland


Thursday 12 January

Anthony Seaton: Why do we decry experts?
Kenneth Roy: Obsession – the story of a literary affair
Ian Mackenzie: Small miracle on a winter Sprinter
Cafe: Manfredi La Manna and Robert Anderson

Friday 13 January

Ronnie Smith: The destructive force we call faith
Kenneth Roy: Phew, what a scorcher! Sorry, make that a white hell
Andrew Hook: Scotland's celebrity explorer
Rachel Sharp: The noisy museum


Wednesday 4 January

Brian Wilson: A hard border with England?
Walter Humes's Diary

Q&A: The Bailey Gwynne report
Cafe: Neil McLennan


Thursday 5 January

Rachel Sharp: The depressed generation
Anthony Seaton: Pull the other one
Cafe: Rose Galt and Anthony Kozlowski
Lighthouse: Life after a revolution

Friday 6 January

Kenneth Roy: Who said liberals were nice?
Alasdair McKillop: And the Band played on
Morelle Smith: Brutality and beauty (book review)
Cafe: Shona Quayle, Bill Nicol, David McGill and Alex Wood


















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Annie
A Scottish Review special investigation into the mysterious life and death of Annie Borjesson


The girls on the bridge
A Scottish Review special investigation into
the tragic deaths of Naimh Lafferty and
Georgia Rowe