Euan McColm

What’s going on with Nicola Sturgeon’s memory?

1 February 2024 8:27 am

Nicola Sturgeon’s memory is a fascinating and frustrating thing. At times, the former First Minister of Scotland’s powers of recall…

The desperate plight of Humza Yousaf’s relatives, trapped in Gaza

12 October 2023 7:26 pm

Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf has his flaws as a politician but when it comes to the brutal attacks on…

How standing up for JK Rowling destroyed one author’s career

19 September 2023 11:19 pm

When the Scottish writer Gillian Philip posted a tweet in 2020, she could not have imagined the devastating consequences that…

Graham Linehan and the Fringe’s new puritanism

16 August 2023 9:31 pm

Back in the 1980s and ‘90s, Moira Knox was one of the biggest names on the Edinburgh Fringe. She was…

Humza Yousaf will be judged on Nicola Sturgeon’s mistakes

9 August 2023 3:59 am

We must hope Nicola Sturgeon’s remaining supporters are, right now, judging her. That’s what she wanted, after all. In a…

Will this Scottish by-election bring down the SNP?

5 August 2023 6:30 pm

The first by-election in Scotland since the SNP’s change of leadership is a huge test for First Minister Humza Yousaf.…

Has Humza Yousaf achieved anything in his first 100 days?

7 July 2023 6:00 pm

Perhaps Humza Yousaf’s greatest achievement in his first 100 days as First Minister is that he has survived them. Since succeeding…

The timing of Sturgeon’s arrest couldn’t be worse for the SNP

12 June 2023 3:37 am

The arrest of Nicola Sturgeon by police investigating allegations of fraud within the SNP was hardly unexpected. After all, her…