Alex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

England v New Zealand - 5th ODI Royal London One-Day Series 2015

Hallelujah! The England cricket team is fun again

At long last, the England cricket team have rediscovered their love of the game


The definitive literary guide to mixed martial arts

This is the best book you’ll ever read about mixed martial arts fighting; and this will still be the case…


Reflections on the revolution in Scotland

This was the Scottish election. Where next for the Union now?

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Attends CND Scotland Scrap Trident Rally

The SNP has replaced the Church of Scotland

The great SNP revival, and why it’s impervious to reason

The crème de la crème: Maggie Smith as Miss Jean Brodie, most famous of all Scottish public schoolmistresses

Why Scottish public schools are in a field of their own

Scots public schools are a tribe apart, says Alex Massie


Why an SNP surge at Westminster could mean the end of Britain

A landslide for the SNP will inevitably lead to the end of the Union

The National Newspaper Launches In Scotland

The National shows just how much danger the Union – and Scotland – is still in

The successful launch of a nationalist newspaper shows just how much trouble the Union is still in

Second Television Debate Between Alex Salmond And Alistair Darling

The surprise winners from the referendum? Scotland. Politics. Big ideas are back at last

Whatever the outcome of the referendum, Scotland will be better for having had the debate

Campaigning Official Starts For The Scottish Referendum

Secret oil fields! Skewed polls! The Yes campaign is losing the plot

The success of the campaign to save the Union can be heard in the increasingly hysterical tone of independence supporters


Alex Salmond is within striking distance of victory. Why hasn’t England noticed?

Alex Salmond is on course to win. Why hasn’t England noticed?


High tea in Sri Lanka's Hill Country

Alex Massie relaxes amid lush lawns and eccentricity

(Photo: Getty)

George Galloway's one-man mission to save the Union

Can George Galloway keep Scotland in Britain?


Why must we worry about London’s success?

For a long time my view of the Imperial Capital — as, like other Scots, I am still prone to…


Follow that dream

‘Our fate lies within ourselves. We just have to be brave enough to see it,’ says Princess Merida, the winsome,…

A strong dose of Devo Max

The third referendum option might be just what Scots Tories need


Redefining the war

Our aim in Afghanistan is no longer to secure victory but to avoid obvious defeat, says Alex Massie


Bullseye Britain

The UK may not excel at much else but at least we still rule the world of darts, says Alex Massie, and little by little the game is even becoming glamorous

Jane Austen’s pompous heroes

Jane Austen has become the most revered and probably the most popular of the great English novelists.


Alex Massie opens his diary

Thanks for the memories

Alex Massie says that sports memorabilia is on a roll