The Scottish Household Survey has just been published. This data provides the most detailed account of the demographic make-up of Scotland’s communities, and how it has changed over time. It also provides information on people’s views and beliefs on a number of issues, from climate change to religious belonging. Here, we will focus on what the […]

Scotland’s communities: divided by money






Here we go again. One by one, Scottish Labour MSPs are calling for their leader, Richard Leonard, to resign. The figure is currently at four, but according to the BBC’s Glenn Campbell there’s more waiting in the wings. Leonard has responded by saying these MSPs were always opposed to his leadership and are waging an […]

SLabification is the disease which no leader has a cure for


With the Programme for Government due tomorrow in Scotland, it’s a good time to take a look at the state of politics.  A poll over the weekend showed Labour are now neck and neck with the Tories, with the Conservatives managing to squander a 26 point lead in the space of five months. When Johnson […]

The Programme for Government in political context