Arts & Ents Opinion

  • 20 September 2014

    If violinist Laura Samuel, previously co-founder of the award-winning Belcea Quartet, had any misconceptions about the varied life she would have as leader of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, well, she kens noo.

  • 6 September 2014

    WELL, folks, the long wait is nearly over.

  • 30 August 2014

    Immediately after the very strong opening weekend of this year's Edinburgh International Festival, Harry Reid dusted off a series of old canards about the capital and its annual jamboree that I really should not let pass without comment before the event concludes.

  • 4 August 2014

    The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games had John Barrowman, the closing one had Kylie Minogue in thigh-high boots and a basque, which made the last night camper than the first, although only just.

  • 2 August 2014

    No doubt the corporation is well used to abuse from certain sections of the print media and licence-fee loathers in general, but when the The Herald letters page carries BBC-dissing from mild-mannered lawn bowl aficionados, it is surely time to leap to Auntie's defence.

  • 2 August 2014

    There are three elements to today's column, and they are all linked.

  • 26 July 2014

    Whether what the world saw on the television from Celtic Park on Wednesday night was a good and true reflection of Glasgow will be debated long and often.

  • 26 July 2014

    I took a break at the beginning of the month and found myself setting off on a wee adventure of musical exploration to which I will devote today's short space.

  • 20 July 2014

    SHE is one of the country's all-time most successful sportswomen, but a cursory trawl on Google before meeting Rebecca Adlington makes for disheartening reading.