Leading Scottish academic Mike Danson claims that Scottish universities are losing ground in the battle for research funding, as rivals in London and the south-east swallow up funds at the expense of the rest of the UK. Professor Danson, an economics expert at Heriod Watt University and a leading member of Academics for Yes during […]
Derek Bateman’s post election discussion continues, with the arrival of Professor John Robertson of the University of West of Scotland, best known for his analysis of TV News and its coverage of Scottish politics during the referendum and this year’s general election. The Professor joined CommonSpace editor Angela Haggerty and Scot Goes Pop writer James […]
What next for Scotland? Hours after the Tory election victory and minutes after the leaders of three UK parties had resigned, Derek Bateman hosted an insightful analysis of what it all means for Scotland. As the SNP swept to victory in Scotland, winning 56 of the country’s 59 Westminster seats, the virtual wiping out of […]
Top Scottish writers – playwright Alan Bissett and journalist Kevin McKenna – joined Derek in the studio this week to offer their mid election campaign analysis. Writer and author Alan was a leading light in the Yes campaign last year, prominent in the campaign, during the summer’s Yestival project, and in the media. His specially […]
Political blogger James Kelly has been making a name for himself with his sharp analysis of opinion polls, throughout the Scottish independence referendum and now during the General Election campaign. Politics graduate James started his blog, Scot Goes Pop, five years ago as one of many bloggers to join the political scene in Scotland. Here […]
Two SNP candidates tell Bateman Broadcasting listeners what’s it like to be fighting Westminster seats at a time when the polls proclaim that the party is on the verge of a historic breakthrough. The only poll that matters is the vote on May 7 of course. And every election candidate reminds themselves of that every […]
Former First Minister Alex Salmond addressed a packed audience in central Edinburgh recently, and the whole event was recorded for Bateman Broadcasting and its sister-site, Newsnet.scot.
Former First Minister Alex Salmond has become a London media bogeyman since it emerged that – far from retiring post referendum – he intends to return to Westminster.
Rural GP Dr Stephen McCabe covers just about every form of health care in his adopted home of Skye. He knows the real truth about the NHS in the Highlands as it works hard to meet the needs of small and sometimes scattered communities.
The Opposition leader of Labour’s “monolithic” Glasgow fiefdom has spoken out against the city council’s decision to exit the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA). Councillor Susan Aitken, the SNP group leader at Glasgow City Council, accused Labour of forcing through a decision to quit CoSLA despite having no known plan for the future. In […]