Freedom is an Attitude: Land, Craft, and Rebellion in The Highlands


Affordable access to secure, decent housing was difficult enough for many before the pandemic. Afterwards, it’s even worse. Buyers fleeing urban environments for an ‘improved quality of life’ have created a particularly overheated property market in the Highlands and Islands. Rural areas already suffering from depopulation and chronic housing shortages for locals, especially young...

Education for Transformation: Rethinking education in a time of ecological and social crisis


It is only by mainlining the adoption of degrowth education that Scotland can begin to move to systems of educational practice that begin to address the multiple emergencies we face, writes Mark Langdon, member of the newly established Anti-Capitalist Education Network. Illustration by Andy Arthur. There is a great quote by Bill Shankly (the famous...

Wasted Opportunity: Decoupling Social Mobility from Resource Consumption


Kate Chambers on the class divisions and social inequality exposed by the pandemic, and the environmental imperative to decouple social mobility from growth and resource consumption. During the global pandemic, Naomi Klein asked the newly furloughed classes, those of us who could afford the luxury of isolation, the ones framed in opposition to ‘key workers’: “What...

The Cuchubal and the Commons


Sharing Circles, Food Sovereignty and Organising Bioregionally Globalised industrial food systems are unsustainable – huge carbon emissions, soil degradation, unsafe and unethical intensive livestock farming, and brittle supply chains and distribution leading to empty shelves being just some of the problems. So what can future-proof food systems look like, and what lessons can Scotland learn...