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The Scotsman
  1. Downing Street parties: Boris Johnson is unlikely to go quietly so we can expect increasingly angry soundbites and absurd policies
  2. Cobra Kai’s success as a Karate Kid sequel is based on its adherence to Aristotle’s advice to be ‘consistently inconsistent’
  3. Covid lockdown restrictions have strained many friendships, but the true ones will remain
  4. Covid: New Year’s resolutions in the pandemic age are a mistake
  5. The question of what to do with the work of controversial artists
  6. Covid in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon should realise even Winston Churchill’s rhetoric couldn’t hide the need for results in this war against the pandemic
  7. Covid Omicron variant: Government should act decisively, not keep us all on tenterhooks with constant warnings
  8. Think Winston Churchill hated Scotland? Think again
  9. We need a cultural shift that equates wellbeing with success 
  10. Scotland’s NHS is in crisis as people fail to realise that they too could become a statistic 
  11. COP26 climate change summit: A world government may be required to truly tackle global warming
  12. Scotland’s councillors should be better paid given their level of responsibility for education, environment, homelessness and more
  13. Vicious political language is spilling over into violence. We must change how we talk about each other
  14. Covid pandemic saw planning consultations go online. The results were not what you might expect
  15. How James Bond is being let down by Boris Johnson and co in the battle for hearts and minds
  16. Scottish independence vs the Union: Police Scotland and Gaelic being drawn into culture-war politics is a sign we’re in trouble
  17. SNP-Green ‘coalition’ is not what Scotland voted for and there is a better way to run the country
  18. Covid vaccine passports should be expanded to become full-blown medical ID cards
  19. Scottish independence: Why the Scottish Parliament should be given the power to call second referendum
  20. Dyslexia is not a superpower or a ‘gift’, whatever Princess Beatrice says
  21. Spain’s most far-right town was made rich off the backs of low-paid migrant workers but some still long for General Franco’s return
  22. SNP needs to get real about foreign policy in a complicated world
  23. Is Nicola Sturgeon at risk from the ‘curse’ of China’s panda diplomacy?
  24. Love Island is brain-dead smut and reality TV is the modern-day equivalent of Victorian freak shows
  25. Scotland can’t just play the perfect friend on the world stage
  26. Boris Johnson is not a true conservative in the style of either One Nation Tory Benjamin Disraeli or Margaret Thatcher
  27. James Bond: Will a physically imperfect 007 ever face a handsome supervillain or will out-dated stereotypes continue?
  28. Reading Hitler and Lenin does not make you a Nazi or a communist. We must examine the worst of our history
  29. Scottish independence: MSPs who are also MPs, like Douglas Ross, could help keep the Union together – Alastair Stewart
  30. Scottish independence: Scots living in rest of UK should be allowed to vote in any future referendum
  31. Scottish independence, like Brexit, depends on creating a villain as politics turns into militant smearing
  32. Scottish independence: Irredentism, not nationalism, will deliver a Yes vote
  33. We should elect the monarch – and banish a millennium’s worth of privilege
  34. Scottish independence: Why Dominic Cummings’ gift to the Yes campaign is no good reason to leave the UK
  35. Nicola Sturgeon’s personality cult may mean she will ultimately face the same fate as Margaret Thatcher
  36. Scottish independence may seem a good idea amid ‘post-war’ euphoria of Covid pandemic’s end but history warns against unrealistic dreams
  37. Why reliance on social media is bad for our politics
  38. Politicians must act to shore up flagging public morale as motivation to follow the rules flags
  39. Winston Churchill was close friends with a founder and leader of the SNP, Andrew Dewar Gibb, and supported Scottish home rule
  40. Scottish independence: Why James Bond’s most incredible mission just might be saving the Union
  41. Digital exclusion is not just a problem for the elderly 
  42. How can we love the art while hating the artist?
  43. Why Douglas Ross should remain an MP 
  44. Scottish independence: How a federal UK could save the Union
  45. George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman can teach us a lesson in morality
  46. Donald Trump is the President who would be king, just as shine comes off Britain’s Royal family
  47. VE Day: Why Britain is not overly obsessed with the Second World War
  48. Climate change means lockdown-induced boom in working from home is here to stay
  49. Coronavirus: Why we should beware talk of global utopia after Covid-19 threat recedes 
  50. Coronavirus: Is Britain now at war with Covid-19? 
  51. Coronavirus: How Covid-19 could torpedo independence
  52. Amateur ‘coronavirus experts’ should learn a lesson from Jurgen Klopp
  53. Thatcher, Churchill and the Lib Dems: The danger posed by simplistic judgements 
  54. Freedom of movement in the EU was a geopolitical wonder
  55. How Scotland’s political parties failed to respond to devolution 
  56. How TV talent shows exploit a horrible human instinct
  57. Why hating the Tories is bad for Scotland
  58. We need healthy debate over avoidable deaths
  59. Never mind saving the world, a Jane Bond could change it 
  60. How Hollywood seems to be embracing use of ‘ghost actors’
  61. Should we treat Tony Blair as an elder statesman or put him on trial?
  62. Churchill’s roar drowns out Johnson’s huge ego 
  63. We need to talk about an independent Scotland’s foreign policy
  64. Brexit: Why Gibraltar’s border issue is most likely flashpoint for violence
  65. Nuclear weapons: Big question is whether UK would use them in revenge 
  66. Brexit: How Brexiteers’ worldview can be understood through history 
  67. Brexit Britain must realise it cannot stand alone in the 21st-century world
  68. Why people are not listening to Greta Thunberg
  69. A robust Tory party can only be good for Scotland’s democracy 
  70. Corbyn can save the Union if he embraces federalism
  71. Why political opinion polls may well be harming our democracy
  72. How to make your career ambitions come true in the digital age 
  73. The danger to democracy posed by voting apps and internet politics
  74. How we’ve failed to heed Nikita Khrushchev’s warning about personality cults
  75. How US-style politics could be damaging British democracy
  76. What the public can learn from MPs’ pragmatism
  77. French Revolution has lessons for Brexit Britain
  78. One more (reluctant) fight – that’s why we love comeback screen heroes (print only)
  79. The European Union’s biggest failure? Explaining what it does
  80. Why we’re fascinated by Jeremy Kyle, Katie Hopkins and the like
  81. Why Gothic Edinburgh was born to be Gotham City
  82. MP for Spain? Expats need a voice
  83. Brexit: Why it’s wrong to blame the older generation
  84. Social media addiction is gaining recognition from an unlikely source 
  85. How does the UK reconcile post Brexit? (print only)
  86. Brexit: To expats in EU, the UK sounds like it’s preparing for war 
  87. Dear John McDonnell, if Winston Churchill is a villain, who is a hero? 
  88. Scottish independence would strip Churchill of his ‘Britishness’
  89. Here’s how to end the UK’s ‘elective dictatorship’ 
  90. Will tourist tax have the same effect on tourists as plastic bag tax had on bags? 
  91. What Donald Tusk can learn from Winston Churchill 
  92. Winston Churchill: Ross Greer is wrong, but so is Piers Morgan 
  93. Scottish Secretary should be elected by MSPs
  94. Donald Trump’s wealth is no reason to denounce him 
  95. Churchill once defended ‘Scottish nationalism’ at Ibrox stadium
  96. Disagreeing is a virtue our society is fast forgetting (print only)
  97. Macedonian village healer changed my life in a way I didn’t expect
  98. North Macedonia? Don’t you ‘North Briton’ me!
  99. Scotland is the Casablanca of the Great Brexit
Edinburgh Evening News
  1. Orthodox good will reflects our Scottish diversity 
  2. Covid in Scotland: Something is terribly wrong with our NHS
  3. Edinburgh’s statue slavery row: Interactive, digital plaques could be used to teach us their real history
  4. Going digital is the way forward for planning
  5. Today it’s a fear and loathing in Edinburgh day
  6. Meadows action plan should be a city template
  7. Why aparthotels are ready-made Covid solution
  8. It’s time for a rethink on living in retirement
  9. Scotland needs fresh ideas for empty homes
  10. Donald Trump has saved our democracy
  11. Going digital is no quick fix for Christmas cheer
  12. This war on virus is unearthing political truths
  13. Switch to digital is boosting community engagement
  14. Don’t let social media scare stories add to pandemic fears 
  15. Churchill’s Scottish connections run deeper than we may think
  16. Tory strength in opposition is good for Scottish democracy
  17. Colour-blind casting ensures new talent gets recognition
  18. Disabled can bear brunt of social shaming in Scotland 
  19. Two decades after devolution, do we actually understand it? 
  20. A problem with pubs re-opening
  21. Great men and women have earned a place in our history
  22. We’re a shell shocked nation in need of cautious optimism
  23. Let’s make our streets interactive learning places
  24. Even reduced democracy is better than no democracy
  25. If we don’t all follow the rules then the chances are none of us will
  26. Coronavirus: Is lockdown showing us the shape of things to come?
  27. Coronavirus: Let’s get virtually married, it will be good for morale
  28. Coronavirus: Isolation will start the clock on a mental health timebomb
  29. Immigration: The UK’s new policy is an affront to reason
  30. As a society, we seem torn between fear and optimism
  31. Burns Night a good time to see our history for what it is
  32. We don’t need a solution to homelessness, we need a resolution
  33. Would independent Scotland be a ‘good global citizen’

Churchill and Scotland

Alastair has a particular interest in Winston Churchill and is leading the team to create one of the first books on Churchill’s Scottish connections.

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Features & columns

THE HERALD

THE TIMES

It’s time for Scotland to reclaim Winston Churchill (PDF)

EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS 

Churchill’s Scottish connections run deeper than we may think

Great men and women have earned a place in our history

FINEST HOUR

Why have the Scots forsaken Churchill? 

Review: ‘The Churchill Myths’

INTERNATIONAL CHURCHILL SOCIETY 

Why Have the Scots Forsaken Churchill?

THE SCOTSMAN

Think Winston Churchill hated Scotland? Think again

Winston Churchill was close friends with a founder and leader of the SNP, Andrew Dewar Gibb, and supported Scottish home rule

VE Day: Why Britain is not overly obsessed with the Second World War

Thatcher, Churchill and the Lib Dems: The danger posed by simplistic judgements 

Churchill’s roar drowns out Johnson’s huge ego 

Dear John McDonnell, if Winston Churchill is a villain, who is a hero? 

Scottish independence would strip Churchill of his ‘Britishness’

What Donald Tusk can learn from Winston Churchill 

Winston Churchill: Ross Greer is wrong, but so is Piers Morgan 

Churchill once defended ‘Scottish nationalism’ at Ibrox stadium

Johnson should take care what conflicts he conjures up (print only)

BBC RADIO SCOTLAND

HISTORY SCOTLAND

Why have the Scots forsaken Churchill?

Remember the man, not the myth series

Part 1: Debunking the cult of Churchill

Using primary sources to explore the statesman’s life and work.

Part 2: Churchill as a military leader

A look at Churchill’s reputation as a boorish war leader with a penchant for expeditions over expediency. Is it justified?

Part 3: Churchill the actor

For all his flaws and quirks, Churchill makes for an infinitely more interesting character study than the heavily redacted, and catastrophically cliched, caricature of a stoic leader with a jutted jaw and cigar.

Part 4: Why the real quotes are better than the memes

Alastair calls for a more significant distinction between the real and apocryphal stories about Churchill.

Part 5: A heavy drinker?

Examining Churchill’s reputation as a heavy drinker.

Part 6: The real price of ale

If Churchill wasn’t an alcoholic, but if he fanned tall drinking tales about himself, then what was he at heart?

Part 7: Churchill was a peacemaker, not just a warrior

Exploring Churchill’s post-war role as a peacemaker.

Part 8: The Dream reveal’s Churchill’s soul

What ‘The Dream’ can tell us about Churchill’s relationship with the father he thought never believed in him.

Part 9: Churchill & Europe – the ultimate myth?

The many Churchills, the many Europes.

Part 10: Churchill on our doorstep

Where are the books dedicated to Churchill and Scotland?

E-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Would Churchill have voted for Brexit? 

THE SOL TIMES

When Churchill bribed Franco (print)

THINK SCOTLAND

Review | Pip Utton: Churchill

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The Scotsman

History Scotland

Public Affairs & PR

The Olive Press News

The Times

Finest Hour

The Edinburgh Reporter

Edinburgh Evening News

Scotland on Sunday

Sol Times (News)

The Herald

Churchill & Scotland PR

Sol Times (Features)

Journals & Magazines

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History Scotland

Why have the Scots forsaken Churchill?

The Scot who nearly killed Franco

Churchill: Remember the man, not the myth

Part 1: Debunking the cult of Churchill

Using primary sources to explore the statesman’s life and work.

Part 2: Churchill as a military leader

A look at Churchill’s reputation as a boorish war leader with a penchant for expeditions over expediency. Is it justified?

Part 3: Churchill the actor

For all his flaws and quirks, Churchill makes for an infinitely more interesting character study than the heavily redacted, and catastrophically cliched, caricature of a stoic leader with a jutted jaw and cigar.

Part 4: Why the real quotes are better than the memes

Alastair calls for a more significant distinction between the real and apocryphal stories about Churchill.

Part 5: A heavy drinker?

Examining Churchill’s reputation as a heavy drinker.

Part 6: The real price of ale

If Churchill wasn’t an alcoholic, but if he fanned tall drinking tales about himself, then what was he at heart?

Part 7: Churchill was a peacemaker, not just a warrior

Exploring Churchill’s postwar role as a peacemaker.

Part 8: The Dream reveal’s Churchill’s soul

What ‘The Dream’ can tell us about Churchill’s relationship with the father he thought never believed in him.

Part 9: Churchill & Europe – the ultimate myth?

The many Churchills, the many Europes.

Part 10: Churchill on our doorstep

Where are the books dedicated to Churchill and Scotland?

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E-International Relations

PR & Public Affairs

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Orbit Communications - Digital Consultations

Providing public affairs, public relations, design and digital support to clients. Sample work below. 

Recognition

Digital community consultation | Scottish Government best practice 

Press coverage

Orbit digital engagement deemed best practice by Scottish Government (Scottish Housing News)

Edinburgh company’s digital engagement deemed best practice by Scottish Government (Deadline News)

Best practice digital nod for Orbit Communications (Scotland on Sunday)

Insight

Going digital is the way forward for planning (Edinburgh Evening News)

Recognition

Digital community consultation | Scottish Government best practice 

Press coverage

Orbit digital engagement deemed best practice by Scottish Government (Scottish Housing News)

Edinburgh company’s digital engagement deemed best practice by Scottish Government (Deadline News)

Best practice digital nod for Orbit Communications (Scotland on Sunday)

Community Engagement Goes Digital (PAS)

Digital should become a permanent part of planning consultation process (Scottish Federation of Housing Associations)

Adapting to COVID-19 with Orbit Communications (Scottish Housing News)

Guest article: 2020: The year digital went mainstream (Consultation Institute)

Lobbying for change (Place Design Scotland)

Switch to digital is boosting community engagement (Consultation Institute)

Covid-19 could be a digital starting gun (Orbit)

We must be mindful of the isolation time bomb (Orbit)

Alastair Stewart: Adapting to COVID-19 with Orbit Communications (LinkedIn)

How to raise community support for planning proposals (Orbit)

2020 – Looking ahead to another curveball year? (Orbit)

Webinar Series

Engagement and project approval  

Green light for Canongate office development

£140 million Grade A office block to go ahead on Argyle Street

Pinkhill flats plans set to be approved despite residents’ privacy fears

Green light for Edinburgh Old Town office development at UNESCO World Heritage Site

Build to rent Skyliner towers get green light for Leith

Digital

Gilston Park – http://gilston-park.scot/

Parkhead Hub – https://parkheadhub.scot/

British Land – Dougalston – https://bldougalston.co.uk/

Buckholm Corner – https://buckholmcorner.com/

Queensberry Properties – https://finance-house.co.uk/

PLATFORM_ – https://platform-edinburgh.co.uk/

Consultation

Former Edinburgh Lloyds Banking call centre to be converted into 170 flats

Public event will discuss plans to demolish Leith buildings such as John Lewis depot for housing

Around 145 student flats planned at old petrol station site on Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh

Podcast

 

Press & Brand

Envipco among VIBES finalists for environment partnership

Events

Gorgie farm welcomes the Dalry llama

Explore ‘Glesca’ and ‘Embra’ on interactive Scots language map

DRS trial concludes with strong resu

Macedonia naming dispute

Working with the United Macedonian Diaspora to raise awareness about the implications of the Prespa Agreement and Macedonian accession to NATO and the EU. 

Post-independence UK would hold all cards over Scotland (PDF)

North Macedonia? Don’t you ‘North Briton’ me! (The Scotsman)

Macedonian village healer changed my life in a way I didn’t expect (The Scotsman)

UMD appoints new communications director (UMD)

Колумна на новинарот Алистер Стујарт: Северна Македонија? Не ме прави Севернобританец (Don’t you North Briton me!) (Kurir)

Шкотски новинар за Преспански договор: Катастрофална пирова победа за Владата на Заев (Express MK)

Колумна на новинарот Алистер Стујарт: Северна Македонија? Не ме прави Севернобританец (The Grid)

Северна Македонија? Don’t you ‘North Briton’ me! (Time.MK)

Аластер Стујарт: Северна Македонија? Don’t you ‘North Briton’ me! (Denesen) 

Северна Македонија? Don’t you ‘North Briton’ me! (Off.net.mk)

Идниот македонски зет од Шкотска не сака да биде „Севернобританец (New Macedonia)

Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) назначи нов Директор за Комуникации (Observer, Macedonia) 

Why the United Macedonian Diaspora matters (UMD) 

Overseas MPs

Launched a six-month campaign to introduce MPs for British citizens living in Europe. The central focus was on raising awareness as to the current status quo and putting forward suggested reforms. 

Campaign to introduce MPs for British expatriates (Petition)

Scottish teacher launches petition for MPs for expats (Edinburgh Reporter)

Brexit: Brits in Spain react to Theresa May’s speech (The Local)

Scottish expat in Spain campaigns for MPs to represent Brits living abroad (The Olive Press News)

Teacher in Spain launches online petition for MPs for Brits living abroad (EuroWeekly News)

Almeria writer launches petition for MPs for British citizens abroad (The Sol Times)

March for The People’s Vote (Bremain in Spain) 

Why Do We Need A People’s Vote? (Bremain in Spain) 

Votes for Life must only be the beginning (Bremain in Spain) 

Member of the month – Newsletter – Alastair Stewart (Bremain in Spain) 

Digital design

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Orbit Communications - Digital Consultations

Providing public affairs, public relations, design and digital support to clients. Sample work below. 

Recognition

Digital community consultation | Scottish Government best practice 

Press coverage

Orbit digital engagement deemed best practice by Scottish Government (Scottish Housing News)

Edinburgh company’s digital engagement deemed best practice by Scottish Government (Deadline News)

Best practice digital nod for Orbit Communications (Scotland on Sunday)

Insight

Going digital is the way forward for planning (Edinburgh Evening News)

Community Engagement Goes Digital (PAS)

Digital should become a permanent part of planning consultation process (Scottish Federation of Housing Associations)

Adapting to COVID-19 with Orbit Communications (Scottish Housing News)

Guest article: 2020: The year digital went mainstream (Consultation Institute)

Lobbying for change (Place Design Scotland)

Switch to digital is boosting community engagement (Consultation Institute)

Covid-19 could be a digital starting gun (Orbit)

We must be mindful of the isolation time bomb (Orbit)

Alastair Stewart: Adapting to COVID-19 with Orbit Communications (LinkedIn)

How to raise community support for planning proposals (Orbit)

2020 – Looking ahead to another curveball year? (Orbit)

Webinar Series

Engagement and project approval  

Green light for Canongate office development

£140 million Grade A office block to go ahead on Argyle Street

Pinkhill flats plans set to be approved despite residents’ privacy fears

Green light for Edinburgh Old Town office development at UNESCO World Heritage Site

Build to rent Skyliner towers get green light for Leith

Digital

Gilston Park – http://gilston-park.scot/

Parkhead Hub – https://parkheadhub.scot/

British Land – Dougalston – https://bldougalston.co.uk/

Buckholm Corner – https://buckholmcorner.com/

Queensberry Properties – https://finance-house.co.uk/

PLATFORM_ – https://platform-edinburgh.co.uk/

Consultation

Former Edinburgh Lloyds Banking call centre to be converted into 170 flats

Public event will discuss plans to demolish Leith buildings such as John Lewis depot for housing

Around 145 student flats planned at old petrol station site on Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh

Podcast

Press & Brand

Envipco among VIBES finalists for environment partnership

Events

Gorgie farm welcomes the Dalry llama

Explore ‘Glesca’ and ‘Embra’ on interactive Scots language map

DRS trial concludes with strong resu

International Columns

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Euroweekly News
  1. Teacher in Spain launches online petition for MPs for Brits living abroad
  2. A very British fudge – why democratising the Monarchy may be the best compromise 
  3. It’s time to call Theresa May undemocratic
  4. Votes for life must only be the beginning
  5. Why it’s time for overseas MPs
  6. Passports are a hint of things to come
  7. Guns will stop the US government? Give me a break
  8. Is Batfleck the hero for the Trump generation?
  9. Star Trek: Discovery isn’t really Star Trek
  10. If Nigel Farage is calling for a second referendum, it’s time…
  11. Decluttering social media
  12. New Year’s resolutions are hogwash
  13. The Apprentice is bad for business and bad for the BBC
  14. Have you noticed something about Bond villains?
  15. I’m a member of the Scottish Parliament – Get Me Out Of Here
  16. It’s not superhero fatigue, it’s misery fatigue
  17. Brits abroad must help support stray cats and dogs
  18. Shouldn’t International Men’s Day be as important as the female…
  19. Lights, camera, Salmond!
  20. The rise of the social media wedding
  21. Kevin Spacey has betrayed his fans and they’re hurting too
  22. Why irredentism explains Brexit
  23. Catalonia was a gross injustice, plain and simple
  24. The day America accidentally dropped a nuclear bomb on Spain
  25. Read this before you see the film Dunkirk
  26. Don’t be afraid of the big, bad doctor
  27. The Diana tapes are a ‘macabre indulgence’
  28. Brexit, the game show!
  29. Stop panicking about new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker
  30. Expatriates need to stop calling themselves ‘expats’
  31. Doctor Who travels through space, time and… Spain
  32. Why doesn’t Spain love the iPhone?
  33. Why Brexit matters in Almeria
  34. Dual mandates are wrecking British politics
  35. Who’s who in Almeria politics
  36. Our responses to terror must be consistent
  37. Opinion: Why Tim Farron had to go
  38. When Winston Churchill bribed Spain’s General Franco
  39. May-day: Looking at the General Election result
  40. Grenfell Tower blaze victims deserve justice
  41. Why Theresa May is wrong about human rights
  42. Of course Wonder Woman deserves an all-female showing
  43. Understanding Spain’s political parties
The Sol Times
  1. A street called 17 January 1966 
  2. At home and abroad: What does Europe mean? (print)
  3. A very British fudge – Why democratising the Monarchy is the only way forward
  4. Brexit makes me angry, and you should be too
  5. Brexit, the game show! (print)
  6. Brexit thoughts: Through the glass, darkly with Mrs May (print)
  7. Boris, Brexit and Britons in Spain (print)
  8. Brits abroad must support stray cats in Europe
  9. Can you compare Scotland and Catalonia (print)
  10. Catalonia was a gross injustice, plain and simple (print)
  11. Decluttering the hell of social media
  12. Did the sun really seton the British empire? (print)
  13. Doctor Who travels through space, time…and Spain
  14. Don’t be afraid of the big, bad doctor (print)
  15. Dual mandates are wrecking British politics (print)
  16. Expatriates need to stop calling themselves ‘expats’ (print)
  17. Gibraltar doesn’t, shouldn’t and won’t bother the Spanish (print)
  18. Grenfell Tower blaze victims deserve justice (print)
  19. Guns will stop the US government? Give me a break!
  20. Have you noticed something about Bond villains? (print)
  21. History and hope over terror and tyranny (print)
  22. How do the Spanish feel about the UK general election? (print)
  23. I’m a member of the Scottish Parliament, get me out of here!
  24. If Nigel Farage is calling for a second referendum, it’s time for a rethink 
  25. Is Batfleck the hero for the Trump generation?
  26. Is Discovery Star Trek?
  27. It’s time to call Theresa May undemocratic
  28. It’s not superhero fatigue, it’s misery fatigue
  29. Kevin Spacey has betrayed his fans and they’re hurting too 
  30. Lights, camera, Salmond
  31. May, Rajoy and ‘Brexpats’ (print)
  32. May is right to hold a general election (print)
  33. May-day: Looking at the general election (print)
  34. Moggmentum is the last straw of sanity (print)
  35. New Year’s resolutions are hogwash 
  36. Of course Wonder Woman deserves and all-female showing (print)
  37. Opinion: Terrorism can’t become normalised (print)
  38. Our responses to terror must be consistent (print)
  39. Passports are a hint of things to come
  40. Read this before you see Dunkirk (print)
  41. Shouldn’t International Men’s Day be as important as International Women’s Day?
  42. Stop panicking about Jodie Whittaker (print)
  43. The Apprentice is bad for business and bad for the BBC
  44. The Diana tapes are a macabre indulgence (print)
  45. The old men in grey suits should be listened to (print)
  46. The rise of the social media wedding
  47. Tired of government officials lying to you? (print)
  48. Trains, planes and bins: how Almeria works (print)
  49. Trump’s obvious historical strategy (print)
  50. The UK is not coming apart at the seams over Europe (print)
  51. Understanding Spain’s political parties (print)
  52. Votes for life must only be the beginning
  53. When Churchill bribed Franco (print)
  54. Who’s who in Almeria politics (print)
  55. Why Brexit matters to Almeria (Almeria)
  56. Why Esteban Gonzalez Pons’ comments on Scotland don’t matter (print)
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  58. Why irredentism explains Brexit
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  61. Why Tim Farron had to go (print)
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About Alastair

About Alastair

Writer & Public Affairs Consultant

Alastair is a strategic public affairs specialist with private sector, parliamentary and NGO experience. He is a national columnist specialising in Scottish history, devolution and UK politics. His bylines include The Times, The Scotsman, The Herald and the Edinburgh Evening News.

He has a particular interest in Winston Churchill’s connections to Scotland.

Columnist

Freelance writer. Extensive experience writing for newspapers and journals worldwide.

PR & Public Affairs

CIPR Accredited PR Practitioner. Strategic public affairs specialist with private sector, parliamentary and NGO experience.

Digital

Digital innovator. Web construction, social media marketing and digital consulations.

Get in touch

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