Anyone who has reached an opinion about independence, for or against, has dealt with one argument above all others...
In fairness, the Scottish Government's paper on the economic case for independence is not intended as a policy...
AS the commissioners to the Kirk's AGM at the Assembly Hall swarmed out on to Edinburgh's Mound the heavens...
There will be those on both sides of the land reform debate who will have been disappointed by the interim report of...
A FEW months ago I rang my local cinema to book a couple of tickets.
A DIARY story reminded Stewart MacKenzie in Newlands of his grandmother visiting from Shrewsbury some years ago and...
It is time to stop labelling children in care and start listening to them.
One of my lasting memories of my father is coming upon him standing staring out of a window clenching and...
A DIARY story reminded Stewart MacKenzie in Newlands of his grandmother visiting from Shrewsbury some years ago and being taken by his Scottish grandmother on the annual women's guild mystery bus tour.
THE shocking weather in Scotland has sent many folk to travel agents booking summer holidays in the sun.
MORE on Americans.
NEWS that people are spending less money on home improvements reminds us of the Glasgow council official visiting a house in Blackhill, where he noted that the tenant had knocked through archways in all the rooms so that you could travel from the living room to the kitchen to the bedroom and back round to the living room.
A DUNBARTONSHIRE reader tells us he went for a haircut last week when there was a discount for pensioners.
BONKERS weather in Glasgow yesterday.
ONE-THIRD of men in a recent survey admitted to having a mid-life crisis, many of whom splashed out on sports cars or motorbikes.
tom shields Cycling in the city
TODAY'S topic is the inadvisability of conducting political campaigns in licensed premises.
IN a foretaste of future aviation, a Jetstream aircraft last month became the first to fly "unmanned" across UK airspace.
The Better Together campaign is in the process of asking 500 important questions in the days that remain before the independence vote.
Entirely on my own behalf, I have been in the veldt sampling Afrikaans food.
Just when you think Dame Helen Mirren could be held in no higher esteem does she not appear on a Soho street dressed as the Queen to tell a noisy band to pipe down.
The UK Independence Party and not the Scottish National Party may be the most significant factor for a Yes victory in the 2014 referendum.
ONE Westminster Government department is so successful that it is to be mutualised, which is different from being privatised.
In fairness, the Scottish Government's paper on the economic case for independence is not intended as a policy document.
It will go down as one of the most bitter and hard-fought battles ever fought within the Church of Scotland.
At first glance last year's Scottish tourism figures looked disappointing.
IF the Church of Scotland is to be a national church, it needs to be a broad church.
THE international community is stuck between a rock and a very hard place when it comes to Syria.
The behaviour of the executives who run our delinquent financial institutions continues to be a national disgrace.
SOMETIMES it looks as if no major public project in Scotland ever finishes on time or within budget.
Like most other Kirk members, I dare say, I breathed a sigh of relief at the worthy compromise just hammered out at...
The Treasury's warning that millions of pounds in pensions and savings would be put at risk in an independent...
I do wish that we Scots could act as proper grown-ups and not always be blaming the naughty boys down the road.
Surely Ruth Marr is really not suggesting that Scotland should have its own Eurovision entry (Letters, May 20)?
The delivery of at least 4000 people to the Meadows in less than an hour, without gridlock, or parked cars blocking...
Ian W Thomson's doubts over whether the first-century battle of Mons Graupius ever took place might be at least...
I have for long thought the words catholic, evangelical and liberal are the most misused words in the ecclesiastical...
I read with interest and some anger the report of the proposed wind farm developments at Glencassley and Sallachy in...
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THE variety hall singers of Glasgow's past would warble in a lachrymose way about going doon the Clyde, but never about going across it.
TWO hundred years ago explorer David Livingstone was born.
THERE are many ways to break sweat for charity.
IF you like your magazines trashy, then you probably assume that a Wags Dinner would feature vacuous social X-rays sporting orange skin tones.
Founding member of The Doors;
CEO and chairman of Barr & Stroud and treasurer of Strathclyde University;
Politician and clan chief;
Comedy actor and star of Hi-de-Hi!;