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Alex Salmond has already lost — if the Edinburgh Festival is anything to go by

Lloyd Evans’ trawl of Edinburgh will make for unhappy reading for the yes campaign

23 August 2014

9:00 AM

23 August 2014

9:00 AM

Scotland’s on a knife-edge. Like all referendum-watchers at the Edinburgh Festival I grabbed a ticket for The Pitiless Storm, a drama about independence, which attracts big crowds every lunchtime at the Assembly Rooms.

The play draws its inspiration from the passion and fury of Red Clydeside. David Hayman, an actor and lifelong leftie, plays a Glaswegian trade unionist who reflects on the troubles of Scottish socialism as the referendum approaches.

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