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The 50 best theatre shows of the 21st century

50 Three Kingdoms (2012) Few productions this century have divided opinion like Three Kingdoms. Simon Stephens’ detective yarn took audiences on a thrilling and disorientating trip across Europe, in a trilingual collaboration with German director Sebastian Nübling and Estonian designer Ene-Liis…

Liberal Democrat conference: Five things to look out for

The Liberal Democrats gather for their annual conference in Bournemouth on Saturday with a real spring in their step. The venue may be familiar - it's their third visit to the south coast in the past five years - but in every other respect things look rather different. The resurgent party has a new…

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5 Live listeners react to suspension of Parliament

The prime minister's decision to suspend Parliament has prompted an angry backlash from MPs and opponents of a no-deal Brexit. The government has said the five-week suspension in September and October will still allow time to debate Brexit. 5 Live Breakfast spoke to listeners from across the country…

Ferry route planned from Scotland to Netherlands

Image copyright DAvid Dixon Image caption A previous service from Rosyth ended last yearA Scottish shipping company is planning to start a daily ferry service linking Rosyth with the Netherlands. Operations would start around the time that Brexit is scheduled by the Westminster government. That…

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John Drummond

John Drummond is an expert on business ethics and corporate responsibility. His published works include two books on business ethics: “It’s Good…

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Math Campbell-Sturgess

Math Campbell-Sturgess is a graphic designer & political activist. Born in England, Math served for 5 years as an SNP Councillor in Inverclyde,…

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Fraser Pettigrew

Fraser Pettigrew was born in 1963 in Glasgow and led an itinerant early childhood in the mining towns of central Scotland before gaining his secondary…

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Will McLeod

Will McLeod is an independent journalist in the United States who writes about Scottish & American politics. His podcast can be found at…

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Gaius Gracchus

Gaius Gracchus is a pro-indy writer who believes power belongs to the people - and that independence is the only way Scots can live in a modern state…

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Desmoulins

Gracchian. Once a potential polymath, but stymied by a permanent state of ennui and pervading sense of futility, chose instead to begin his working…

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Calgacus

Calgacus is a part-time vegetarian, who when he isn't fighting the Empire fills his time with yoga-classes, books and staring at walls.

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Lindy Anne Barbour

Lindy Barbour is a psychotherapist and poet living in rural Lanarkshire. She teaches counselling and psychotherapy at the University of Edinburgh. She…

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