All Edinburgh Theatre is to take part in this year’s Previously… Scotland’s History Festival when editor Thom Dibdin is on the panel for the discussionDramatising Scotland’s Past.
The discussion is being organised by journalist Jackie Kemp and will look at the engagement with the past that theatre can offer and what this means to Scottish audiences.
The Silence of the Nos
By Jackie Kemp, From the website Wake UP Scotland, 16 September 2014.
There is a strange case of the silence of the Nos in Scotland at the moment.
I have been pointing out what I see as the flaws in the independence plan on social media for a week and I know I am losing friends. I have been accused of falling for “scaremongering”; of behaving “just like a mum”; of exhibiting conduct that is “unbecoming”. “Stop being a fanny and just vote Yes” one person wrote.
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The Goschen Proportion/Barnett
The Herald 25 July 1992. This is an interesting piece from Arnold Kemp on the history of the Barnett formula. Jackie Kemp
WE start with a confession. The Herald has, these past few weeks, been mis-spelling the name of the formula by which Scotland's share of UK public expenditure is decided.
In our error we have at least been consistent, referring throughout to the Goshen/Barnett formula. This must have set up an irritation somewhere in my subconscious. No-one had complained or questioned us. But for no particular reason beyond a vague conviction that something was amiss, I looked it up.