Alex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.


Is Home Rule the only realistic alternative to independence for Scotland?

23 June 2015 14:11

‘Is Home Rule the only realistic alternative to independence?’ was the question posed at a Spectator debate, sponsored by Brewin…

George Galloway in full flow last night, proposing the motion that independence is the greatest threat to Edinburgh. Photo: Jonathon Fowler

Spectator debate: Independence is the greatest threat to Edinburgh

25 June 2014 12:51

Listen: listen to ‘Spectator debate: independence is the greatest threat to Edinburgh’ on Audioboo A kicking. A good, old-fashioned, brutal…

Planet London & Planet Edinburgh

17 April 2012 14:59

Sure, the Economist’s cover story has received heaps of attention these past few days but it’s not the most interesting…

The Dumbest Council in Britain?

25 November 2011 13:45

Edinburgh council – presently best known for spending £700m on half a tram system (and the wrong half at that)…

The East-West Divide

22 July 2011 18:10

Perhaps it is time for Glasgow to become a Charter City: More than a third of people in Glasgow North…

Panda Politics

10 January 2011 15:28

A coup for the Royal Zoologocial Society of Scotland which announced today that it will take delivery of and house…