Roddy Gow Publications

Where there is discord, let us bring harmony – how music unites us all

Music as an instrument of peace is nothing new. The Salzburg Festival was founded in 1920 right after First World War by the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal, the stage director Max Reinhardt and the composer Richard Strauss” as a project against the crisis following World War I, the crisis of meaning, the loss of values, the identity crisis of the individual, but also of an entire people.

Democracies or Demagogues?

When the Soviet Union collapsed and the Berlin Wall came down we believed that we were entering a period of peaceful co-existence and the creation of a global village. How wrong we were!

How the humble pomegranate is helping Afghans to a better way of life

A Scots-led initiative is making a big difference to farmers on the other side of the globe

Scotland’s greatest resource is rarely acknowledged

Nowhere has Scotland’s great liquid asset been mentioned or caught the public’s attention ‘ not whisky but water.

Businesses need to start looking east

Scottish firms need to hone their e-commerce skills and tap into the opportunities Asia offers

Roddy Gow: Key to deradicalisation is combating ignorance

The role of religion in radicalisation is over-estimated

China virus crisis will have an impact – and life may not be the same again

When strategists and observers wrote of what to expect in 2020, few if any foresaw the health crisis that is hitting the global ­economy as a result of the coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China. The pebble dropped there has sent ripples around the world and it is worth considering their possible impact.