Charity: increased food bank use linked to welfare cuts

A speech by the chairman of Glasgow-based food bank, Loaves and Fishes, to the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee has been circulating on social media recently. The powerful speech by Denis Curran was made as part of a Welfare Reform Committee hearing about possible links between the Westminster government’s welfare reforms, and an increase in food…

Event: What happens if Scotland votes No?

      Following our White Paper event in November, Exploring Independence after the White Paper (#ifyes)  The Future of the UK and Scotland are pleased to announce the date and venue of the follow up #ifno event. When: 26th April 2014, 10:00-15:30 Where: Trades hall of Glasgow, Merchant City The day will provide a…

IndyRef Twitter Analysis: New & traditional media

Today we provide another snapshot of one week’s coverage (20-26th January 2014 – c.27,000 connections[1]) of the debate about the Scottish Independence Referendum on the social media platform, Twitter. The patterns are broadly similar to those we reported in January (based on one week’s traffic in December 2013). Typically those in support of a yes…