Entries by Mike

Somersaulting out of a Cave of Gold: thoughts on the current and future condition of the Gàidhealtachd


Words by Iain Mackinnon. Illustration by Pearse O' Halloran.“Let me begin by stating something that might seem obvious: isolation is an important tool, and a devastating result, of colonization. …the colonized society as a whole is made to think of itself as entirely alone in the universe – completely vulnerable and unprotected. At...

Why we need cosmological limits to growth


Dr Katharina Richter on the cultural direction of socio ecological transformations. Illustrations by Deborah Mullen.Degrowth is a big tent, peopled by ecological economists, political ecologists, activists, (eco)feminists, anthropologists, artists, researchers, students, political scientists, sociologists, and many more. Participants in a social movement, degrowthers are often both researchers and activists. They provide compelling answers to...

Re-Membering the Tuath


Forms of traditional ecological knowledge that have been erected since antiquity in Scotland are ripe for re-imagining. Col Gordon explores ways in which a renewed application of these methods can help transition to sustainable, locally-appropriate forms of agriculture in the post fossil-fuel era.“I hear the storm. They talk to me about progress, about ‘achievements’;...

Other Worlds


Degrowth and Ecology: a Silent PlantingLast night we launched our new issue with the magnificent Stove Network in Dumfries. You can pick up a copy from there, and in the coming weeks across Scotland- check the list of our Hubs here for updates, or order a bundle to help share and distribute by contacting...

LESS #4 – Call for Contributions


LESS is a journal on degrowth, radical sufficiency and decolonisation in Scotland. Issue 4: the ecology issue.With Glasgow's COP26 fading into history as another milestone in industrial civilisations' failure to reckon seriously with the root causes of climate change, the limitations of our ability to handle diffuse, complex risk becomes clearer. Our national and global...