Derek Bateman discusses Scottish independence referendum: how has the landscape changed?

Journalist and broadcaster Derek Bateman, who has previously worked for the BBC and the Scotsman, reveals his thoughts about how the Scottish political landscape has changed since the 2014 referendum vote was announced.

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Gordon Brown: argument for Scotland remaining part of UK has been rewritten

Speaking at an Academics Together event in Edinburgh in July 2014, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown during the Q&A explained why he thinks the argument for Scotland being part of the Union has been rewritten over the past century. Full feature on Academics Together to follow soon.

Independence Minded? video from the Radical Independence Campaign mass canvas


Groups around Scotland joined together on Sunday June 22, 2014, in an effort to register voters and perhaps persuade them to vote yes. We followed members in Edinburgh and Inverness, and talked to leading Radical Independence Campaign activist Cat Boyd to find out what the realtively new and increasingly high-profile movement is all about — and what it hopes to achieve.

What happens after the Scottish independence referendum?

Writer David Torrance, author of ‘The Battle for Britain: Scotland and the Independence Referendum’, offers his opinions on both the main campaigns in the Scottish independence referendum, and talks about what will happen afterwards in the event of a Yes or No vote.

Scottish independence referendum: David Torrance on grassroots and positivity of campaigns

 How effective have the emerging grassroots movements actually been in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum? And has the Yes campaign been more positive than that of No? Writer David Torrance, author of ‘The Battle for Britain: Scotland and the Independence Referendum’, lends us his perspective.

David Torrance talks about Scottish independence referendum and political situation

Political writer David Torrance, author of ‘The Battle for Britain: Scotland and the Independence Referendum’, talks to Independence Minded? about the situation as it currently stands regarding the Scottish independence referendum – and how things have changed since the vote was announced.

Tommy Sheridan on effect of grassroots for Scottish independence referendum

In this first clip from our Independence Minded? feature, Tommy Sheridan talks about the scale and effect of the Yes grassroots in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum vote.