Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Top 40 Scottish Blogs

1 Tom Harris MP
2 Mr Eugenides
3 SNP Tactical Voting
4 J Arthur MacNumpty
5 Kezia Dugdale's Sopabox
6 Scottish Tory Boy
7 Ideas of Civilisation
8 Two Doctors
9 Scots and Independent
10 Adam Smith was a Socialist
11 Stephen's Linlithgow Journal
12 Freedom & Whisky
13 Indygal
14 Tartan Hero
15 Blether with Brian
16 Doctor Vee
17 Calum Cashley
18 Clairwil
19 Cassilis
20 Andrew Burns's Really Bad Blog
21 Bid for Freedom
22 Fraser Macpherson
23 Granite City
24 North to Leith
25 Underdogs Bite Upwards
26 Anything Caron Can Do
27 Havering On
28 Malc in the Burgh
29 Sound of Gunfire
30 Caron's Musings
31 Scottish Roundup
32 Cameron Rose
33 Aitken's Edinburgh
34 Alastair's Heart Monitor
35 Katy Gordon
36 Andrew Reeves
37 Bellgrove Belle
38 Holyrood Chronicles
39 Political Dissuasion
40 Justified Spinner

UPDATE: Stephen Glenn has pointed out an error. In the original list, number 26 was Peter Cranie, who is actually a green blog based in England. The LibDem blog Anything Caron Can Do should have been listed at number 26 so I have now added it in. My apologies to Iain Dale (the other one!) who writes Anything Caron Can Do for the error.

These blogs were voted for by the readers of more than 60 UK political blogs and the readers of TOTAL POLITICS Magazine. Each person voted for their top ten blogs. Their favourite was awarded ten points, their second favourite nine points and so on down to one point. 1,142 people cast a vote.

The full results will be published in the Guide to Political Blogging in the UK 2008-9 which is published on 5 September and will be available at all the party conferences. You can now also pre-order it via the Total Politics website for £12 inc p&p. You will receive it in mid September.


Jeff said...

Fantastic stuff!

Personally chuffed with a top 3 spot but the Scottish blogging scene has been bursting with energy for a long while now. A new blog seems to pop up every week.

Your results also just goes to show how appreciated it is when MPs blog, so congrats to Tom Harris on his top spot.

Anonymous said...

Top 50 English blogs?

Stephen Glenn said...

Pipped to the top 10 but happy to make a return to you blogging lists Iain after being in the inaugural Top 100 Lib Dem Blogs. Can't wait for tomorrow now see if I make the LIb Dem Top 50.

Anonymous said...

It all seems a bit incestuous to me.

FonyBlair said...

With all these lists appearing on what seems to be a daily basis perhaps we should have one for top readers too!?

It will be about as exciting!!

Administrator said...

have i made your top 50 Lib Dems or not?

Imposs1904 said...

No Scottish Patient?

Got to say I raised a smile when I saw a blog named 'Justified Spinner'. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Sorry to interrupt Iain when he's busy plugging his Guide to Political Blogging 2008-09 (available from all good bookstores etc etc) but it would be nice to see a bit of support for one political blog (Harry's Place - formerly of, currently squatting at which has been shut down after a malicious complaint to their ISP.

Craig said...


How many people actually voted in the poll for top 40 Scottish blogs? I'd love to know if more voted in this than for Tavish Scott to be new Scottish Lib Dem leader.



Anonymous said...

I'm with anonymous. Also more info and discussion here, here, here and here.

Malc said...

Glad to have made it. Think Jeff, Eugenides and Tom deserve their rankings. Well done to all - in the spirit of cross-party consensus!

Incidentally, as STB requests, how many votes were cast?

Anonymous said...

SNP blogs should be coloured yellow!

I, personally, am outraged!

Iain Dale said...

Malc, as it says in the original post, I had votes from 1,142 people.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't just the top 10 do?

Malc said...

Ah yes... so it does.

And that's why he's only at number 28...

Anonymous said...

Iain: what's a “sopabox”?

Congratulations to Tom, Mr E, Jeff and everyone else!

Grogipher said...

Why're some SNPers blue, and others purple?

Anonymous said...

When are we going to have the top 100 Isle of Man blogs?

Anonymous said...

Delighted to make the top seven but I have on question.

There might be an obvious answer to this. But I can't work it out.

Why is Peter Cranie, an English MEP, included in this list?

Elby the Beserk said...

Tom Harris - never! Smug, and he never answers any questions put to him on Labour policy - especially Civil Liberties. The worst of New Labour, dressed up as "open" politics. Man's a tit.

The Big Dollop said...

The tartan hero blog rated at number 14 does not exist according to blogger - strange !

Iain Dale said...

This is last year's list...

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