It was Donald Smith, Director of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, who first put me squarely on the trail of Don Roberto with an invitation to speak about him at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival in 2016. Everything that has followed … Continue reading
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Here is a short video posted on 31 December 2020, imagining what Don Roberto might have thought about our impending departure from Europe.
A prayer and a prize
Almost every day lately we’ve been reminded one way or another of the contempt and disrespect in which Scotland and its representatives are held at Westminster. Thankfully this will cease for a while now as we enter general election purdah, … Continue reading
A Declaration for Independence
The energy is rising, the momentum is growing. Less than a week after Scotland’s greatest-ever demonstration of support for independence, when more than 100,000 people marched in pouring rain through Edinburgh, from Holyrood to the Meadows, the following Declaration for … Continue reading
In a letter to The Herald last week, a correspondent remarked on the ’unprincipled, illiberal and undemocratic’ stance of Jo Swinson and Willie Rennie—the heirs, however unlikely it may seem, to the party Don Roberto once, albeit briefly, called his … Continue reading