The Unaccountability of Scottish ‘Justice’: What the Imprisonment of Craig Murray says about Scotland

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 30th November 2021, Craig Murray will be released from HMP Edinburgh, having served four months of an eight-month prison sentence imposed earlier this year. The remaining four months will be served in the community under licence. Mr Murray, journalist and former British diplomat, was imprisoned after being found guilty of contempt of […]

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Remembering the Accused Witches of Scotland

By Peigi @erasmusresearch The Paisley Book Festival: Radical New Futures is now on and continues until the 27th February.  This exciting event has highlighted important developments in the Arts in Renfrewshire, across Scotland and indeed, further afield.  It has also created the space for important conversations that highlight activism and community engagement; crucial resources in […]

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Some reflections on the symposium, ‘200 Hundred Years of the 1820 Radical Uprising’

On 8 January 2021, several members of the Erasmus Collective attended the online symposium marking 200 years of the 1820 Scottish Radical Uprising. The event, organised by the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Scottish and Gaelic Studies, was moved on-line after a number of postponements due to the ongoing restrictions of Coronavirus. Our interest in […]

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One Week in April – The Scottish Radical Rising of 1820 by Maggie Craig

As the Stirling Sentinel’s 1889 serialisation of the Story of Baird and Hardie moves towards its conclusion, we are featuring blogs and articles by other authors and historians (with their kind permission) whose bicentennial contributions greatly enriched the tapestry that tells the tale of what has been until now, something of an under-represented period of […]

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