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Interview with Paddy Cullivan

This interview deals mainly with the recently-released two-part documentary on Michael Collins, but touches on present day politics in both Ireland and Scotland. “Paddy has performed his sold-out historical entertainments all over Ireland and beyond. His latest projects are online documentaries on Wolfe Tone and Michael Collins. “Paddy is a multi-platform entertainer, MC, Speaker andContinue reading “Interview with Paddy Cullivan”

Arrivals and Departures

It’s early January and the airport ‘Departures’ sign above my head is still framed by Christmas lights. It looks almost festive – almost, but not quite. Once again, I’m preparing to see my son off to catch his plane. The other part of the Auld Alliance is his current destination. Ever since he completed hisContinue reading “Arrivals and Departures”

IndyScotNews 19 January 2022

his week’a show features Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, Chair of the Alba Party; Denise Findlay #ScottishFreeMedia and Dr Mark McNaught. Finally Neil MacKay of @AUOBNOW #AlbaNational Assembly #Ireland100 #SSRG #ScottishRenewablesSellOff #EmergencyIndyMarch

IndyScotNews Midweek 6 Jan 2022

For the first review of the week in 2022 we have Denise Findlay co-host of #TheCauldron, Julia Pannell Communications Officer with and Roddy MacLeod host of ‘Through a Scottish Prism’ and author of the #BarrheadBoy blog.

IndyScotNews Midweek Part 2 (15 Dec 2021)

At 10pm EMT (Edinburgh Mean Time) Part 2 of our midweek review of the recent news and events relating to Scottish independence with guests Michelle Ferns of the Alba Party, Peter Barclay from #TweetSteeet and Roddy MacLeod, host of #ScottishPrism Show.

IndyScotNews Midweek Part 1 (15 Dec 2021)

A review of current news stories relating to Scotland and Scottish independence hosted by Peter Young with guests Peter Barclay @barclaypeter7 Michelle Ferns @michelleferns11 and Roddy MacLeod @Scotpol1314

The Tide of History

My wife and I were watching the north German drama ‘Der Usedom-Krimi’ recently. We suddenly recognised one of the seaside towns used as the location in the episode. We’d visited this town only a few weeks after the re-unification of East and West Germany on 3 October 1990. Those momentous events of three decades agoContinue reading “The Tide of History”


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