Land of the Brave? Trump victory and the American Scots who saw it happen
CommonSpace spent the US election night amongst some of Edinburgh's American expats to gauge their reactions on a momentous evening
“WE’LL still do it, we’ll do it - I know,” that was the desperate phrase uttered by a group linguistics and biosciences students standing in a crowded bar in Edinburgh as the result for Florida came in.
Arun Sood: A view from DC - The 2016 election and the future of US 'race' relations
Writing from the US, journalist and academic Arun Sood explores the role race has played in this week's election
IT is under 24 hours until one of the most controversial presidential elections in modern history, and tension is rising in Washington DC as polls draw the two candidates closer than previously anticipated.
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh: Local elections are the SNP's next big challenge and equality must be at the heart of it
Ahead of the party conference this week in Glasgow, SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh explains why she's standing for re-election as the SNP's national women's and equalities convener
Angela Crawley MP: An open letter to members of the SNP
SNP MP for Lanark and Hamilton East Angela Crawley explains why she hopes to be elected as the party's national women and equalities convener
AS I launch my bid to become the national women and equalities convener, I know without doubt the huge importance that this role can have in shaping the Scottish National Party now and in the future.
Life expectancy lower for Scots than ethnic minorities, report shows
Study finds Asian migrants have better life expectancy than native Scots
A RECENT study on differences in life expectancy between Scots and ethnic minorities, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, has found life expectancy among white Scottish people to be lower than that for people from ethnic minorities residing in Scotland.
Ethnic minorities at "greater risk of overcrowded poverty", says Scottish EHR Commission
Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland urges more targeted action on ethnic disparities
People born into an ethnic minority household in Scotland are twice as likely to face poverty and unemployment and four times more likely to face conditions of overcrowding, a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has found.
This week in the Scottish Parliament 11th May 2015
The race and employment enquiry and primary school Euroquiz
Loneliness inquiry comes to Islay
Social media savvy young islanders, a ground-breaking housing project and a ceilidh for more than 100 senior citizens are set to help MSPs understand how to tackle loneliness and isolation.
School pupils in Euroquiz
More than 120 primary six children from across Scotland will take over the Scottish Parliament's Debating Chamber on Monday 11 May for the Euroquiz final.