1999 Election - 20 Years ago - Birth of a New ScotlandOn May 6, 1999, voters in Scotland went to the polls to elect the first Scottish Parliament in 300 years. Join STV’s Special Correspondent Bernard Ponsonby as he as looks back on the birth of a new Scotland and asks what the parliament has achieved over the past 20 years.
The programme includes new interviews with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Lord Jack McConnell, Wendy Alexander, Lord Jim Wallace, Baroness Annabel Goldie, Dennis Canavan and Andrew Wilson.
The Stolen Seas - How England Stole Oil Fields of ScotlandThe McCrone report is a document on the Scottish economy written and researched in 1974 on behalf of the British Government. It was composed by Professor Gavin McCrone employed at the Scottish Office. The document gave a highly favourable projection for the economy of an independent Scotland with a "chronic surplus to a quite embarrassing degree and its currency would become the hardest in Europe". This led successive iterations of the British government to classify the McCrone report as "secret". This was so to avoid fuelling independence sentiment in Scotland. The report became public in 2005 when new freedom of information legislation came into effect
Nationalism, Devolution, and Oil. Documentary1 hour - Audio Scottish Gaelic with English Subtitles.
YOU MUST SEE! This documentary explains the story of how successive Labour and Conservative governments up until the 1970s worked behind the scenes to discredit the Home Rule movement and the SNP - as revealed through once secret papers now available from official archives.
1 - Scotland's Long Road to IndependenceScotland's Long Road to Independence by Iain MacCormick
Iain is well placed to talk about Scotland's journey towards Independence. He is the son of John M MacCormick(1904-1961) who was one of the founders and the first chairman of the National Party of Scotland. In 1949, John MacCormick launched the Scottish Covenant. This part of the journey takes us up to 1960.
2 = Scotland's Long Road to IndependenceScotland's Long Road to Independence by Iain MacCormick.
Iain MacCormick talks about Nationalism, the SNP and Argyll in the 60s. This is part two of his series: Scotland's Long Road to Independence.
Recorded at his home in Oban, Argyll. Scotland
3 - Scotland's Long Road to IndependenceScotland's Long Road to Independence by Iain MacCormick.
Iain talks about the Scottish National Party in the 70's - the decade that started with so much promise and ended with the 'Year of Discontent'.
Part 3 of 'Scotland's long road to Independence' series.
4 - Scotland's Long Road to IndependenceScotland's Long Road to Independence by Iain MacCormick.
Iain talks about SDP, New Labour and Devolution in this episode. The 80s sees Iain leave the SNP join the SDP only to leave it and rejoin SNP. He recounts the historic night that George Cunningham inserted the 40% Clause - hear all about it.
5 - Scotland's Long Road to IndependenceScotland's Long Road to Independence by Iain MacCormick.
In this final episode Iain MacCormick charts the Independence movement from the 90s to the present. With the referendum only months away, how did the SNP get Scotland to this stage and what will the political scene look like in the aftermath?
Iain voices his opinion.