Two stories caught the eye and left a sour taste in the mouth yesterday.
The Scottish voluntary sector is made up of 45,000 organisations, of which half are registered charities.
The blows just keep coming for the Coalition Government's benefit reforms and the Work Programme which is supposed...
I have been following the twists and turns of the medical tribunal into the performance of spinal surgeon Colin...
GLASGOW is now the third most attractive destination in Britain according to holiday website TripAdvisor, with...
OFFPANTS, the regulatory body for the pantomime industry, is to intervene in the independence referendum as concern...
When Chief Superintendent David O'Connor, the president of the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents, told...
Anyone who has reached an opinion about independence, for or against, has dealt with one argument above all others...
GLASGOW is now the third most attractive destination in Britain according to holiday website TripAdvisor, with Edinburgh dropping out of the top 10.
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.
OFFPANTS, the regulatory body for the pantomime industry, is to intervene in the independence referendum as concern grows about the performances of both the Oh Yes It Is and the Oh No It Isn't campaigns.
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.
When Chief Superintendent David O'Connor, the president of the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents, told his annual conference this week that the number of Scotland's councils should be reduced from 32 to about half that number, he made a welcome contribution to the debate about the future of local government in a time of diminishing resources.
In fairness, the Scottish Government's paper on the economic case for independence is not intended as a policy document.
It is time to stop labelling children in care and start listening to them.
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.
In examining the economies of an independent Scotland, Ian Bell seems to me to present an equivalent argument to the...
I expect we will hear a lot about a "mixed economy" in the Church of Scotland over the next few years as it attempts...
The battle of Mons Graupius probably took place at the Pass of Grange near Keith ("Archaeologist claims to have...
Like Harry Reid I also think Good Morning Scotland is superior to Radio 4's Today programme, not least because the...
During the first of the debates between the Yes and the Better Together campaigns, Nicola Sturgeon raised the issue...
Ben More Assynt is the most spectacular set of hills in the north of Scotland and they dominate Sutherland and Ross-...
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...
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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.
Senior lecturer and academic;
Gamekeeper and fisherman;
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Founding member of The Doors;
CEO and chairman of Barr & Stroud and treasurer of Strathclyde University;
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