By Angela Miller

I’m going to begin this article by explaining why this issue is particularly close to my heart.  My son, who is currently 13 and a half will be 16 years old in the summer before the Referendum.

We’ve discussed this with him, as we often discuss politics in our house, and he is very keen to be able to vote on Scotland’s future.  It will be his Scotland after all, at least he’ll have a part share of Scotland with all of our young people.

By Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman, March 17th 2012

One of the most important influences shaping the coming debate on the future of Scotland will be the nature of Britain.

While various anti-independence campaigners interrogate every aspect of the Scottish Government’s case, they overall fail to deal with the reality of modern day Britain. The actions and reputation of the British government matter, along with the condition of the state, society, economy and culture.

By Kenneth Roy

Many of Scotland’s major public bodies fail a gender equality target officially recommended for UK boardrooms by the coalition government. The results of a Scottish Review survey demonstrate that Scotland is a long way from shattering the ‘glass ceiling’ which prevents gifted women from getting to the top and that our reputation as a male-dominated culture is shifting painfully slowly.

The pressures for reform are considerable – and growing. Earlier this month, EU justice commissioner Vivien Redding launched a three-month consultation on how to redress the gender imbalance in Europe’s boardrooms.

By Sean Adams

It’s Monday, 20th October, 2014 and the people of Scotland have voted for Independence empowering the Scottish Government to enter into negotiations with Westminster regarding Scotland’s secession from the Union.

A substantial aspect of these negotiations will concern what share of our collective defence assets an independent Scotland will take control of.

There are those that believe an unarmed Scotland is a reasonable option – presenting a threat to no-one and thereby inviting attack from no-one. I see the logic in the argument but just don’t agree with it; for a number of reasons.

By Chad MacGregor

The BBC published an article recently mocking the fact that the Scottish-American diaspora of thirty million strong were throwing their support behind the campaign for Scottish independence.

I was contacted by the author of the BBC article, Brian Wheeler, prior to the publication asking what the general consensus was amongst the Scottish-American community.  Mr Wheeler was most displeased to learn that the vast majority within our community thought positively towards an independent future for Scotland.