If a person says he can't manage a job, the decent response is to wish him all the best with his future endeavours...
Notes from Phil Miller's visit to the set of Outlander at Doune Castle, which is a core location for the new US TV...
There is still hope in the Highlands that Inverness Caledonian Thistle will recover from the 5-0 weekend thrashing...
I HAD an uncomfortable dream the other night, brought about by reading that Peter Capaldi and his wife Elaine...
AFTER long deliberation I have come to the glum conclusion that we - the Scots - are aesthetically challenged.
'Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old," says the Old Testament (Isaiah 43:18).
It will come as no great shock to anyone who is following the debate on land reform in Scotland that property...
THERE can be no doubt that gulls get a bad press.
THE announcement yesterday by the First Minister, committing £6.6m of funding to support digital skills in...
A GLASGOW reader swears to us he was in a bar in Finnieston when the peace and quiet was shattered by a gaggle of women arriving and demanding drink after attending a Michael Buble concert in the nearby Hydro arena.
A GLASGOW reader having his haircut at the weekend tells us the little chap on the seat next to him told his mother at the end of his haircut that he didn't like it, and he wanted to get his old hairstyle back.
OUR mention of a dozy Glasgow MP making the error of faxing a letter in Braille to David Blunkett reminds Ian McLean:
THE BBC news covered the opening of a new exhibition on the Vikings dispelling the popularly held view that they wore horned helmets.
RETIRED Maryhill Labour MP Maria Fyfe is launching her autobiography, A Problem Like Maria, this week in which she tells of a Glasgow MP who wanted to send a letter to the blind Government Minister David Blunkett, and went to the trouble of having it put into Braille.
FOLLOWERS of popular Glasgow junior football side Pollok were delighted, but slightly confused, that their Twitter account pollokfc had an extraordinarily high number of followers in Mexico.
COMMISERATIONS to Scots boxer Ricky Burns.
It will come as no great shock to anyone who is following the debate on land reform in Scotland that property consultants have voiced concerns about Scottish Government proposals to change the law around land ownership.
Is there a growing consensus on more powers for the Scottish Parliament among the parties backing a No vote in this September's referendum?
Anyone who has ever been to Aberdeen will know it is quite often colder than other parts of Scotland, but for some time now it has also existed in its own economic climate.
Anyone for a fixer-upper with a cuppa?
Billy Connolly has still got it.
Who can blame him?
YOU report that the big hitters of the No campaign want to give more powers to Holyrood ("No camp big guns make case...
HARRY Reid observes that a final judgment on the life of Roy Jenkins is awaited ("Hypocrite or hero?
DR Stephen Hutchison and his colleagues in palliative care medicine are to be congratulated on the care they deliver...
I WAS a little perplexed at Bob Holman (Letters, March 11) voluntarily giving cash to a young man in the street...
COLETTE Douglas Home is right to be concerned about Alzheimer's ("Taking Alzheimer's test would fill me with dread...
Prem Sikka provides a timely and very informative article in which he compares the severe welfare reform, as it...
THE fact that a small number of doctors have declared their support for Margo MacDonald's Assisted Suicide Bill is...
You commendably highlight the increasing practice by local councils of charging for social care services ("Thousands...
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CAREER advice wasn't a laughing matter in Scottish schools in the early 1970s.
ONE story told about Italians who eschewed poverty in their country and settled in Scotland was of the seven young statue makers from Tuscany, who brought 1000 little figurines of the Virgin Mary to Paisley intent on selling them to make their fortune.
ABANDONED buildings can be objects of eerie, faded beauty.
RECALLING going to the pictures in Glasgow, Irene Robertson remembers sitting in the magnificent Olympia Cinema in Bridgeton watching the desert-set war movie Ice Cold in Alex when the interval seemed longer than usual.
A FOLK musician giving a concert in Glasgow introduced his next song as being about "a Scotsman who loved his wife so much he almost told her." The audience laughed of course, knowing that getting a Scot to express emotion outwith the discussion of football is indeed a challenge.
MANY a parent has chided a child for disturbing a pet dog when it is quietly lying on the carpet sleeping, bothering no-one.
WHEN not writing dystopian fears in his novels 1984 and Animal Farm, George Orwell was on cheerier ground when he wrote an essay after the war on what made the perfect pub.
SPORTS presenter Dougie Donnelly told the tale that his daughter wondered if he was allergic to dinner suits.
Senior lecturer in education Born: July 5, 1938; Died: February 28, 2014
Born April 26, 1943;
Died February 16, 2014
Pilot and radio technician.
Teacher and naval officer.
Revolutionary and lieutenant of Castro
Former conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra