Mike Small describes for us a Scotland in a liminal state, halfway through a transformative ritual – neither what we were previously, nor what we are to become. In this talk he takes us through the tensions a country can experience when it is at a threshold of choice.

Mike is the editor of Bella Caledonia and has written previously for the Guardian, Variant, Our Kingdom, and recently contributed essays to Despatches from the Invisible Revolution and Unstated: Writers on Scottish Independence. He teaches at Torino University and researches on climate change and environmental justice.

Current writing projects include – Radical Alba: a brief history of Scottish anarchism, direct action and free thinking 1880-2010 (AK Press), Patrick Geddes (biography), Towards an Ecological Scotland (with Douglas Strang), and A Bella Caledonia Anthology.