Don't bemoan the media, become the media - or so the digital democracy slogan goes.
I have seen the television industry from every angle, north and south of the Border.
With only six days to go before postal votes drop through the letter boxes, the Scottish electorate should expect to...
IT has been a thorn in the side of the Scottish Government ever since their controversial decision to scrap it in...
So the World Sheepdog Trials are coming to town.
There are lots of ways in which the private sector can be involved in health care.
THERE are signs of a real debate within the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) about the possibility...
WHAT do giant pandas have in common with penguins?
A CHAP from Glasgow, now living in the rural south of England, tells us he applied for planning permission with his local council to have a bothy built on his land.
THE mothballed Byre Theatre in St Andrews has been saved by the university, which will take it over.
SAD to hear of the death of former Scottish Education Minister Sam Galbraith who, as a former neurosurgeon, was one of the brightest politicians in Scotland.
ALL the talk among Glasgow politicians is whether there is a "Games legacy" after the Commonwealth Games.
OUR tales of film star Lauren Bacall's visits to Scotland remind former STV reporter Bob Cuddihy of Lauren appearing on a Paul Coia show in Edinburgh alongside Lanarkshire singing duo Fran and Anna, who were determined to have their picture taken afterwards with the screen legend.
BACK to school for many youngsters in Glasgow yesterday.
SO we're looking at a website discussing Glasgow, where someone has posted a worrying comment.
LOVELY island, Arran.
THERE are signs of a real debate within the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) about the possibility of an interest rate rise sooner rather than later.
Today's fascinating large-scale poll of English voters' views on the future of Scotland makes uncomfortable reading for both the Yes and No camps.
Four hundred thousand adults in Scotland going without essential clothing.
Of course it is not everyone who would want a giant grey and silver Loch Ness monster wearing a tartan bonnet in their back garden.
Another day and another survey highlights the discrimination women still face in many workplaces.
It is hard not to sympathise with the family of Clare Wood, who was brutally murdered by a violent partner.
MAKING a virtue out of necessity, Alex Salmond has decided to take the fight to the Unionist parties on the currency this weekend.
THE results of the Future of England survey now published reflect an apparently spiteful and contrary attitude on...
IT is good that plain-clothes council officials will be handed powers to inspect and confiscate disabled parking...
THERE have been suggestions that the merchant shipbuilding industry should have been subsidised by the Government....
THIS summer's appointment of Kate Frame as the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner represents a promising...
I NOTE the letter from Aidan Cook of Care Not Killing Scotland (August 20) regarding our analysis of the responses...
YOU report that research by the University of Michigan has found that people with good neighbours and strong...
I NOTE that Sir Tom Devine has switched from No to Yes on the issue of Scottish independence ("Historian and author...
ALEX Salmond is ill-advised in concentrating his pro-independence arguments upon the NHS.
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IT was like the day after a massive birthday party.
THE entrance is up a short Glasgow wynd where my sudden appearance disturbs a couple eating pies.
THAT Commonwealth Games reaches everywhere.
RETIRED Lanarkshire mechanic Jim Muir is used to admiring glances when he drives down the road.
GLASGOW has always had an affinity with America.
WHEN Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt was in Glasgow filming his zombie epic World War Z, the joke was that Brad should visit The Barras before he left - so that he could buy a copy of his film as soon as they finished shooting it.
SOUNDS sexist I know, but the reason I heard for Glasgow tenements being designed with only three storeys above the ground floor is that the male architects worked out this is as far as a woman can climb with a bag of shopping in each hand.
PEOPLE have blind spots concerning their own towns and cities.
Architect and Educator
Neurosurgeon and politician
Born: October 18, 1945;
Died: August 18, 2014
Stockbroker and Margaret Thatcher's first boyfriend