For a few months in 2014, Scotland moved to the centre of international attention.
The national educational reforms known collectively as Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) are still undergoing...
ONCE, in a library, I experienced a lovely, tiny act of kindness.
FOR a comedy, The Interview is proving to be quite the downer.
FANS of yonder Great Outdoors are being urged to attend a special celebration for Scottish countryside legend Tom...
Whenever I'm feeling a bit lazy or unmotivated, I think about the tenacity of 11-year-old Patrick Kiehlmann from...
A plea went out this week from those campaigning for a third national park in Scotland, to be followed by a fourth,...
In the United States and Cuba's strained relationship over the past 50-odd years, certain key flashpoints stand out...
GREAT to see so many restaurants taking pride in where their ingredients come from.
TALKING slippers - whatever will they think of next?
NOTICE how the Italian term barista is being used more frequently?
BIT blowy yesterday, but hardly merited the television news panic of a "weather bomb" hitting the country.
More on toilet rolls.
ALREADY a few Christmas nights-out have been held in town - we suspect bosses who left the booking too late and this was all they could get.
LIKE the Beatles, the Chatterley trial and Carnaby Street, the Profumo Scandal was a landmark that defined the 1960s.
Social media is undoubtedly a democratising force, allowing equality of access to those who want to have their say, whether that be about the quality of food in a restaurant, Scottish independence, or encouraging world leaders and celebrities to undertake a charity challenge.
LIKE the Beatles, the Chatterley trial and Carnaby Street, the Profumo scandal was a landmark that helped define 1960s Britain.
Every penny is not quite a prisoner in our higher education sector but resources are finite and they must be put to best effect to ensure that our universities can compete with the best in the world.
On one level, the finding is counter-intuitive.
IF you have not yet sent all your Christmas cards, or are still waiting for one from a far-flung friend or relative, you do not have many chances left - perhaps in more ways than one.
It's opening has been twice delayed, and it has cost more than £14m, but the gleaming new addition to one of Scotland's best known theatrical venues, the Theatre Royal in Glasgow, was finally opened to the public yesterday.
WE HAVE never been blind to the West Lothian Question, famously enunciated by Tam Dalyell.
THE rising number of Scots being forced to turn to foodbanks in order to be able to eat has provoked widespread anger.
I AM surprised that you should belittle our MSPs by saying they are "running scared" of those who campaign against...
THE Rev Prof McGowan makes his position on the Church of Scotland well says in his Agenda contribution ("The Kirk...
IT is unfortunate that, at Jeremy Thorpe's funeral service his friend Steven Atack said that the Liberal Party -...
AS a former midwife in Greater Glasgow Health Board, my conscientious objection to not participate in termination of...
AS an industry veteran of some 30 years' plus experience in the North Sea the current crisis impacting the industry...
WITH great relish, Catriona Stewart reports the findings of research entitled Male Idiot Theory ("Science says...
MANY like me will profoundly sympathise with the Rev Professor A.
IT is interesting that the Nationalists are incensed at the advice of the Queen in urging voters to "think very...
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NORMALLY a teenager in an all-white tracksuit is rarely mistaken for an athlete on the grey streets of Glasgow.
YOU can tell Hector is from Glasgow's West End.
THE metal fence is too high to climb, but there are a couple of staves missing, and it is easy to crouch, twist, and swing through to the wasteland on the other side.
THERE are few railway stations which endear themselves to the public so much that people write songs about them.
BATMAN was enjoying his pint, and the beer belly stretching his costume suggested he would not be swinging from roof-tops any time soon.
COAXING its temperamental, grating, gearbox, I once drove a minibus of opera singers on a tour of the Highlands where locals would lovingly open ancient village halls for their show and lay out pyramids of home-made sandwiches.
IT'S hard to pin down a precise number of documents held in the Glasgow Archives - the City Archivist, Dr Irene O'Brien, speaks of three or four million related to the city alone - but one thing is sure:
SO I am ascending the stairs of one of Glasgow's oldest and finest buildings beside an army officer whose red-jacketed dress uniform includes silver spurs.
There are some clear explanations, and a few warnings, in the latest official statistics on fire deaths in Scotland.