‘Cultures of Independence’, co-organised by me and Gerry Hassan, for The Glasgow School of Art and University of the West of Scotland, is a discussion series about the referendum debate in Scotland, the role of culture within that, the culture of politics at large, the lessons that politics can learn from cultural practices to improve the cultures of politics, and the prospects for culture whatever the outcome of the vote in September 2014. And highly stimulating the series has been to date. At our February event we received contributions from Steve Richards, Lesley Riddoch, Trish Reid and Alex Massie. We have a public facebook page, Twitter account @CulturesofIndy and a lively hashtag #indyculture. Our next and final event is April 4th, 2014, at The Glasgow School of…