HARRY REID – When Papers Mattered: How the Scottish Press led the devolution campaign
IAN BELL – North Briton: What does Gordon Brown really believe?
ALAN TAYLOR – Diary: From Here to Toronto
RONALD FRAME – Behind Wicket Gates: On Lawrence James’ The Middle Class: A History
LIZ LOCHHEAD – New Poems
BRIAN MORTON – Ali’s Cave: Ali Smith’s recommended reading
MARIO CONTI – Gene Genie: The archbishop takes issue with clone ranger, Sheila McLean
T. M. DEVINE – Resurrecting Haig: Was the once-revered WWI general a butcher and a bungler?
ALASDAIR GRAY – ‘Honest Poverty’ and Agnes Owens at 70
MICHAEL SCHMIDT – Anyone seen Rilke?: Don Paterson’s version of a German masterpiece
COLIN WATERS – Ismail Kadare: An Interview
LESLEY MCDOWELL AND COLIN WATERS – Gallimaufry
IAIN MACWHIRTER – A Tale of Two Books: Michael Russell’s Grasping the Thistle
KENNETH WHITE – Scots Abroad: Is there anywhere safe from us?
Reviews by Carla Sassi, Jennie Renton, Jonathan Falla, Janet Paisley, Meaghan Delahunt, Isobel Murray, Alan McCombes, Rosemary Goring and Allan Massie