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Wings Over Scotland


About us

Wings Over Scotland is a Scottish political website, which focuses particularly on the media – whether mainstream print and broadcast organisations or the online and social-network community – as well as offering its own commentary and analysis.

The site is edited and maintained by Rev. Stuart Campbell, a Liberal Democrat voter at every election for the last 22 years. It advocates Scottish independence, but is not affiliated or connected in any way to the SNP, and neither gives to or receives money from the party, or indeed any other party (including membership fees). We have an inquiring mind, and actively welcome intelligent contributions from all sides of the political debate. Got something worthwhile to say about Scotland’s future? Try us.

The site has an open comments policy – if you’re a new user your first comment needs to be manually approved as an anti-spam measure, but after that anything you say will be published automatically and unmoderated, and without making users negotiate irritating Captchas or social-media registrations/logins.

(However, please note that the Akismet spam filter built in to all WordPress sites will sometimes place comments which contain links – and particularly multiple links – into the moderation queue, even from approved users. Such comments won’t appear until we manually accept them, which can take anything from a few seconds to several hours if we’re out at the shops or something. This is outwith our control, unless we want the literally hundreds of spambot messages a day that Akismet intercepts. If you want to post several links, it’s best to do it in several comments with one link in each.)

We reserve the right to edit/remove comments for legal reasons, or in the event of sustained personal abuse, trolling that’s aimed purely and intentionally at disrupting rather than promoting debate, or spam which somehow manages to evade Akismet. But you’ll have to try very hard indeed, and ignore repeated warnings, to have any sort of censorship applied here. Enjoy the site.

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  1. Jennifer says:

    Was looking for a button to subscibe to your site and couldn't find one.  I know it's probably something obvious but I can't see it!  Cheers,  Jenny

      

  2. RevStu says:

    There’ll be an RSS feed shortly.

      

  3. Jim Campbell says:

    Great site
    in a lot of cases you are printing what I was thinking.

      

  4. Just want to say I have been finding the blog a great read – I remember Stuart Campbell from Your Sinclair and Amiga Power and I’m sure several other of the periodicals I used to avidly read.  It’s a joy to see you all writing so eloquently on the topic of Scottish independence.

      

  5. Dan says:

    RevStu says:
     
    17 November, 2011 at 1:56 am
     

    There’ll be an RSS feed shortly.
    Liar, liar, pants on fire! :)

      

  6. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    Um, there’s been one for at least a year:

    http://wingsland.podgamer.com/follow/

      

  7. Old Mikey says:

    It seems to me most of these polls are unreliable and shown to be following an agenda of their own. In the council elections in 2012 not one of them got near the correct outcome. Wherever these polls were taken it was not Scotland, it must have been in Poonacandy or some such place. A far more reliable poll is the old common or garden betting shop, these establishments follow the money. I wouldn’t dream of encouraging anyone to gamble but i like a wee punt. My two pounds a week on the lottery will be going on a yes vote in 2014 whenever the odds become available. If the yes outcome or the yellow horse becomes favourite, or joint fav. or thereabouts this will impact on both campaigns. The yesses will gain confidence and the nays will be trembling in their troosers. OOOOH i forgot, gambling’s a sin.  

      

  8. Bill Laing says:

    Cannot contribute to your lets get serious site I press continue and it doesn’t follow through to allow payment

      

  9. Rev. Stuart Campbell says:

    Sorry about that. What browser are you using?

      

  10. Bill Laing says:

    Internet explorer

      

  11. PattheCat says:

    Ok new to the comments section, but been a reader for a few months, Decided to commit to £10 a month to help Rev with his target.
    Was gonna say I am a proud Scotsman, but just found out I am in fact an Englishman in all but name….
    great :-(

      

  12. Angus Coull says:

    Great idea! And long overdue! I have encountered censorship issues, hidden behind the pretext of ‘moderation’, at both the Herald and Scotsman comments threads. Not only did they do this, they were also completely unwilling to offer any detailed explanation for doing so when it was requested.
    Hopefully, this site will offer a greater opportunity for free expression from all views in the independence debate, with only posts containing genuine cases of personal abuse, spamming or trolling being removed.

      

  13. Eddie Dow says:

    Hi, loving this site, and if I win my impending Atos battle, then I hope to be able to pay my share to help keep the coffee pot full, I do have a couple of minor points I would like to ask about, from an almost completely computer illiterate point of view, is it possible to view the various links that many people put up, on separate pages? I know it may sound daft, but I have had to stop clicking on links, as when I have finished reading them, I usually close them, losing the WoS page I was on, probably something I am doing wrong. The other point, again probably my own fault, when I read other sites such as Bella, I can simply hit reblog on posts, meaning I can put them straight up on my own blog (again, something I am new to, but working on) not that I have much of a following, more for me to be able to find points of interest etc when arguing a point, without having to try to remember where it was! I use WordPress, and someone tried to explain to me about rss feeds or some such, but it went in one ear…….
    Anyway, hopefully someone can point me in the right direction (I know where the pier is and that didn’t help!) and look forward to learning a bit more both about this new fangled thinking machine, and the increasingly good points in the indy debate that are sadly lacking in the MSM and our “broadcasters”

      



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