A page for links to articles from or about what’s happening in Scotland. Articles about the SNP and other Scottish political parties can be seen on this page.


Campaigners rage at Scottish government plans to change ‘woman’ definition The Sunday Times 30.08.20

The legal battle over how Scots define ‘woman’ The Spectator 28.08.20

Jeane Freeman urged to intervene on NHS trans policies The Scotsman 16.08.20

School lavatory gender rules still in force after ministers rejected them The Times 15.08.20

Lawyers warn of ‘chilling effect’ on debate in hate crime law proposals The Times 06.08.20

For Women Scotland: Feminists’ legal fight over gender rules The Times 01.08.20

Scottish Government Faces Court Action for Redefining “Woman” to Include Men ForWomen.Scot 31.07.20

Feminism is not ‘right-wing’ and the word ‘woman’ is not discriminatory  Susan Dalgety in The Scotsman 31.07.20

Transforming the question Wings over Scotland 09.07.20

Proposed new law could make JK Rowling a criminal Herald 02.07.20

Abolishing women Wings Over Scotland 08.05.20

Scotland: New trans rights row over ‘under the radar’ laws claim The National 08.05.20

Demands to change definition of who should qualify as a woman in Scots equality law The Scotsman 26.04.20

Gender recognition reforms to go on hold over coronavirus The National Scot 19.03.20

Bishops call on Nicola Sturgeon to halt gender law reform The Scotsman 18.03.20

Gender recognition act puts vulnerable in harm’s way The Times 17.03.20

SNP must get its act together on gender bill Jenny Mara Sunday Times 15.03.20

Our response to the Scottish GRA reform consultation Murray Blackburn McKenzie 16.03.20

SNP must get its act together on gender bill Jenny Mara Sunday Times 15.03.20

Why did evidence of women’s concerns get missed off the Scottish Government’s impact assessment for the Gender Recognition Reform Bill? Fair Play for Women 13.03.20


Why a trans woman thinks self-ID is a mistake Julie Bindel 11.03.20

Does Nicola Sturgeon have a Plan B for resolving SNP gender row? Shona Craven 06.03.20

Transphobia row leaves Scottish poetry scene in turmoil Guardian 05.03.20

Count Women So Women Count 07.03.20

Open letter in support of the Scottish poetry society Wild Woman Writing Club 04.03.20

Sturgeon urged to axe gender identity bill Sunday Times 01.03.20

SNP has ‘no mandate’ for sex self-declaration, campaigners claim The Scotsman 24.02.20

Scottish gender change reform to be passed before election The Times 22.02.20

Politicians need to stop blundering in the transgender debate by Gina Davidson Scotsman 21.02.20

The minister who politely refused to play the trans language game James Kirkup 11.02.20

Scottish legal move could create a ‘transgender Gretna Green’ The Sunday Times 09.02.20

MBM assessment of the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill 27.01.20

Scots trans law is threat to women, says ex-head of prison The Times 19.01.20

Transgender prisoners won’t get jail choice The Times 17.01.20

Campaign against gender reform changes launched, as MSPs raise concerns about trans prisoners The Scotsman 16.01.20

MSP calls for transgender prisoners to be barred from all-female prisons The Herald 16.01.20

Government should take closer look at gender law precedents The Herald 16.01.20

MSPs’ ‘frustration’ revealed over census sex questions The National 10.01.20

Joan McAlpine MSP calls trans rights research ‘insult to cancer patients’ The Times 09.01.20

Policy experts call gender reform a radical and risky change in the law The Scotsman 05.01.20

Society needs to change to make girls comfortable in their bodies Shona Craven 04.01.20

Opinion: We need more clarity on gender rights debate from Scottish Government The Scotsman 01.01.20

Academics criticise Scotland’s 2021 census for allowing sex to be self-identified The Scotsman 26.12.19

Scottish government announces draft consultation Gender Recognition Act bill Transgender Trend 22.12.19

How Britain ‘woke’ up in 2019 – and what we saw wasn’t nice Ian McWhirter 22.12.19

Scotland: Minister admits some trans rights reforms may have gone too far, as consultation launched on gender Herald 17.12.19

The Times view on the risks of gender self-identification: The Gender Trap The Times 10.12.19

Scottish schools transgender event cancelled amid fears for speakers’ safety The Scotsman 02.12.19

Only third of Scots back gender change at 16 The Sunday Times 01.12.19

In dispute over trans rights, feminists must have free speech The Scotsman 16.11.19

History teaches us that predatory men will abuse trans rights The Scotsman 15.11.19

Women’s rights declaration sparks accusations of discrimination The Scotsman 06.11.19

Women represent half the population but we are still waiting for fundamental change 04.11.19

SNP women’s group hit out at ‘smear’ of member after she said trans activists were an ‘evil, dangerous cult’ The Scotsman 28.10.19

Academics urge MSPs not to change Census sex question Herald 20.09.19

Lucy Hunter Blackburn: Sex question should stick to birth certificate The Scotsman 14.09.19

Report says trans lobbying groups ‘captured’ public policy, putting women and girls at risk Herald 29.07.19

There has been a lack of due diligence and scrutiny in policy-making in the field of gender identity Letter from Susan Smith of For Women, Scotland 31.07.18

Losing sight of women’s rights: the unregulated introduction of gender self-identification as a case study of policy capture in Scotland Kath Murray and Lucy Hunter Blackburn Edinburgh University Press July 2019

Catriona Stewart: Trans rights questions in Yaniv male genitals waxing case must be answered in Scotland Herald 26.07.19

SNP concerned gender laws are ‘vote‑killer’ The Sunday Times 30.06.19

Feminists celebrate U-turn on self-identification in Scotland as women’s prisons review trans policy Women’s rights activists hope the victory will trigger a rethink in England and Wales The Sunday Times 30.06.19

Guest blog: How you do politics 23.06.19

Holyrood’s trans rights pause is a good thing Spectator 22.06.19

The fight by women has just begun and Scotland is at the forefront WPUK 20.06.19

Gender law delayed for more consultation on impact on women Scotsman 20.06.19

Nicola Sturgeon vows to keep women safe in transgender law change The Times 19.06.19

Joan McAlpine accuses government over third sex option on census The Times 13.06.19

Trans questions on the Scottish census must not be at women’s expense Joan McAlpine 13.06.19

Cross-party support among MSPs for women’s right to debate safe spaces Scotsman 11.06.19

‘Sinister’ warning after Green MSP’s meeting apology The Sunday Times 09.06.19

Poll: Women in Scotland want to retain single-sex facilities The Scotsman 05.06.19

University debate on women’s rights branded ‘transphobic’ The Scotsman 08.05.19

Transphobic’ blogger Meghan Murphy invited to Holyrood The Times 04.05.19

Politicians urge Scottish Government not to ‘rush’ gender change bill The Scotsman 23.04.19

Female rights must be respected Susan Sinclair 22.04.19

Transsexuals tell MSPs that act changes could have ‘horrific’ impact on women The Scotsman 22.04.19

Politicians urge Scottish Government not to ‘rush’ gender change bill The Scotsman 23.04.19

Transsexuals tell MSPs that act changes could have ‘horrific’ impact on women The Scotsman 22.04.19

Trans-gender politics puts very basis of feminism at risk Susan Dalgety 20.04.19

Reforming the Gender Recognition Act must not abolish the biological meaning of sex Ian McWhirter 18.04.19

Transgender suspects able to ‘skew’ crime statistics The Scotsman 16.03.19

Get over it – cis women are just on the wrong side of history Iain McWhirter Sunday Herald 17.02.19

Suicide fears from Scottish Council on Human Bioethics over changing gender The Sunday Times10.02.19

Legal bid to allow Scots to choose sex in census will be rejected Herald 07.02.19

Scottish feminist group says transgender laws risk women’s rights Guardian 01.02.19

Trans guidance for Scottish schools breaches 11 children’s rights, campaigners warn Herald 30.01.19

Scotland: Women ‘need more say’ on gender reform The Times 29.01.19

Trans rights backlash: the Scottish-Canadian connection Shona Craven 19.01.19

Call for gender ID question in next Scottish census The Times 09.12.18

Scottish Government is “changing what it means to be female” with census bill, academics warn Herald 05.12.18

Feminists fight against gender choice in Scottish census The Times 04.12.18

Census Bill to change question on Sex to Gender Identity Scottish Women 01.12.18

Let’s have a more open debate on transgender rights Iain Macwhirter 28.11.18

Scotland set to be first country in UK to recognise third gender Scotsman 23.11.18