"Coming soon: The history of Scots film and tv", Herald Scotland 7 May2012 (http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/coming-soon-the-history-of-scots-filmand-tv.17505661): "The Scottish Cultural Memory Project aims to preserve the legacy of recent Scottish cultural activity, initially by interviewing Scotland's leading figures in film and television. Christopher Young, producer of the massively successful film The Inbetweeners, will be interviewed at Stirling University on Wednesday night as the first subject of the initiative. Peter Broughan, the Scottish producer of films such as Rob Roy and The Flying Scotsman, is heading the project, which has a year's funding from Creative Scotland and supporting partners in Stirling University and BBC Scotland." "Scotland's jobless will suffer five years of pain", Herald Scotland 7 May2012 (http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/political-news/scotlands-jobless-will-suffer-fiveyears-of-pain.17520316): "SCOTLAND faces 'five more years of pain' with unemployment rates expected to outstrip the UK average and hit their highest level in almost two decades, a think tank has warned. By 2016, the Scottish unemployment rate will be close to 10%, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). The last time it nudged close to that level was in 1993, following the recession of the early 1990s. The CEBR forecast brought an accusation of 'economic mismanagement' by the Coalition at Westminster from Finance Secretary John Swinney, while Labour said the group's predictions made 'grim reading'." "Scottish council elections: Labour turns to Tories to strike power deals", Scotsman 7 May2012 (http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish-council-elections-labour-turns-to-tories-to-strike-power-deals-1-2278855): "LABOUR has agreed deals with the Conservatives to take charge of at least two councils, with coalition talks also taking place between the parties at Edinburgh city council, The Scotsman has learned. Sources said the two parties were close to forming an alliance to seize control of the capital from the SNP, which has been in coalition with the Liberal Democrats for the past five years." The referendum / independence issue: "Bannockburn date muted for referendum", Herald Scotland 2 Jan. 2012 (http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/bannockburn-date-mooted-for-referendum.16330813). "Cameron's referendum challenge to Salmond", Herald Scotland 9 Jan. 2012 (http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/political-news/camerons-referendum-challenge-tosalmond.1326078267). "PM to get tough over referendum", Herald Scotland 9 Jan. 2012 (http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/herald-view/pm-to-get-tough-over-referendum.16397848). "A positive reason for the Union? Most Scots want it", Herald Scotland 9 Jan. 2012 (http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/columnists/a-positive-reason-for-the-union-mostscots-want-it.16397974). "1,000 days to decide our future as Salmond names autumn 2014 as preferred date for independence referendum", Scotsman 11 Jan. 2012 (http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/1- 000-days-to-decide-our-future-as-salmond-names-autumn-2014-as-preferred-date-for-independence-referendum-1-2047037).
"Scottish independence referendum: Treasury threat to future of Scottish bank notes", Scotsman 13 Jan. 2012 (http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish_independence_referendum_treasury_threat _to_future_of_scottish_bank_notes_1_2053525): "THE referendum debate has taken an unexpected turn after Chancellor George Osborne sparked a row over the future of Scottish bank notes – raising the prospect of them being banned if Scots vote to leave the United Kingdom." "Scottish independence referendum: SNP wins concession from Westminster over ballot supervision", Scotsman 15 Jan. 2012 (http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish_independence_referendum_snp_wins_conc ession_from_westminster_on_ballot_supervision_1_2057646): "SCOTTISH Secretary Michael Moore is offering a key concession over the holding of the independence referendum saying Holyrood, not Westminster, should supervise the running of the ballot. Moore said he planned to change the law so that the Electoral Commission, which supervises elections and referendums across Britain, is made to report to the Scottish Parliament on the poll. SNP figures want to avoid the referendum ending up being run by a body answerable to the Westminster parliament alone and the issue has emerged as a major sticking point. In an attempt to smooth over the differences between the two administrations after a week of constitutional wrangling, Moore said that under his plans "we [the coalition government] would alter the current framework to tell the Electoral Commission to report to the Scottish Parliament rather than Westminster”. In an interview with Scotland on Sunday, Moore also made a fresh call for a straight in-out vote on independence, saying plans for a vote on 'devo-max' – full tax-raising powers for Scotland – would lead to a legal challenge. He also insisted that Holyrood cannot be handed more powers without support from the UK, as they would have an impact on everyone across the country. Moore is taking a Westminster-ordered central role in referendum negotiations, despite First Minister Alex Salmond's call for face-to-face meetings with coalition leaders David Cameron and Nick Clegg to thrash out areas of conflict. Yesterday, Moore specified that he wanted to meet Salmond in Edinburgh this week for talks on the referendum." "Keeping the Pound would be 'ludicrous', says Darling", Scotsman 16 Jan. 2012 (http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/keeping_the_pound_would_be_ludicrous_says_darling_1_2058679): "FORMER chancellor Alistair Darling has dismissed suggestions from Alex Salmond that an independent Scotland could retain the pound as an "absolutely ludicrous position." "Scottish independence: Momentous day as Salmond outlines referendum vision", Scotsman 25 Jan. 2012 (http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/scottish-independence-momentousday-as-salmond-outlines-referendum-vision-1-2074332): "ALEX Salmond admitted last night that an independent Scotland would have to rely on the Bank of England as a lender of last resort if the country retained sterling as its currency." "Independent Scottish parliament by May 2016 targeted by Alex Salmond", Guardian 25 Jan. 2012 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/jan/25/independent-scottish-parliament-may- 2016?CMP=EMCNEWEML1355): "Alex Salmond has laid down a road map to independence for Scotland, for the first time outlining the question voters will be asked in a referendum in 2014 on ending the 305-year-old union with England, and naming May 2016 as the target for elections to a post-United Kingdom parliament in Edinburgh." Scottish Studies Newsletter 39, May2012