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Scotland's Referendum and the Media: National and International Perspectives

Neil Blain, David Hutchison, and Gerry Hassan


On 18 September 2014, a referendum took place in Scotland to determine the question of Scottish independence. Soon after, the independence issue recurred strongly as a topic in the UK general election of May 2015. This volume examines the media coverage of the referendum, analyzing how it was reported and structured in the media in Scotland, the wider United Kingdom, and in other parts of the world which had a direct interest in the outcome. In twenty chapters encompassing a rich variety of perspectives, scholars, commentators and journalists from Scotland, the rest of Britain, Europe, Canada ... More

Keywords: Scottish independence, Scottish referendum, Scottish independence referendum, Scottish news coverage, Scottish politics, international view of Scotland, politics and the media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780748696581
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696581.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil Blain, editor
University of Stirling

David Hutchison, editor
Glasgow Caledonian University

Gerry Hassan, editor

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Front Matter

Part One The Referendum in Scotland

1 The Unexpected Campaign

James Mitchell

2 The Media Landscape in Scotland

Neil Blain and David Hutchison

8 Sport, Gender and National Identities

John Harris and Fiona Skillen

Part Two Views from the UK

10 The English Press and the Referendum

Karen Williamson and Peter Golding

Part Three International Perspectives

14 Spain, Catalonia and the Scottish Referendum: A Study in Multiple Realities

Enric Castelló, Fernando León-Solís and Hugh O’Donnell

15 The French View

Didier Revest