'Were any other country on Earth doing what is being done in Gaza, there would be worldwide uproar."
Ever since the UK Government announced plans to build a new nuclear power station in England, environmental...
THE great William Blake describes the moment of birth in his poem Infant Sorrow thus:
AMONGST her many interests my wife was fond of waging war on tat - anything she dismissed, with no real pretence at...
I recently watched a programme on Gene Clark, the Byrd who flew the nest.
Reports that the Scottish Government's Help to Buy scheme has hit a cash shortfall for this financial year is a...
Some people pay Tony Blair a great deal of money for his advice.
VOLUNTEER drivers have begun shuffling officials and dignitaries around for the Commonwealth Games, with distance no...
VOLUNTEER drivers have begun shuffling officials and dignitaries around for the Commonwealth Games, with distance no object.
GREAT excitement about Billy Connolly doing 10 nights at the Armadillo in Glasgow with the concerts already almost sold out.
THE Yes and No camps have been going flat out for your vote on September 18, but here's a curious thought.
"WELCOME to Glasgow, Commonwealth athletes!" Frankie Boyle tweeted yesterday.
STRANGE excuses, continued.
CLYDE, the Commonwealth Games mascot, receives a rock star-style welcome from children wherever he goes on the Queen's Baton route.
SO Cheryl Cole has got hitched to her French boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in a low-key (read:
OUR mention of disguising company expense accounts reminds Eric Begbie of working in Edinburgh's education department when a college principal tried for three years running to buy a Land Rover for the biology department to go on field trips, but was refused.
Ever since the UK Government announced plans to build a new nuclear power station in England, environmental campaigners have been watching Scottish ministers for any indication their commitment to renewables over nuclear power could be wavering.
Those pining for sporting excitement after the end of the momentous World Cup in Brazil have not had long to wait.
With more programmes being made in Scotland than ever before and praise from audiences for referendum coverage, sport, drama and comedy, there is plenty for BBC Scotland chiefs to be happy about in the corporation's Scotland Annual Review, and in the report from the audience council for Scotland, both published yesterday.
The quality of independent advice promised to pensioners on how to manage their savings had better be good.
You would expect athletes taking part in the Commonwealth Games to take their preparations seriously.
Anyone passing through the centre of Glasgow yesterday will have noticed the atmosphere:
If the economy is the deciding factor on September 18 - and the polls show the economic consequences of independence feature far more strongly in Scots' attitudes than issues of national identity - then a new report on the financial prospects after a Yes vote could play a role in making up the minds of the don't-knows.
ONCE again the world is left shocked by violence erupting in Gaza.
DR Anne Mullin (Letters, July 22) uses Magnus Gardham's article about the future of the NHS in Scotland ("Health at...
STUART Smith (Letters, July 22) says Scotland's share of oil and gas reserves if it became an independent country...
I FEEL I must reply to Mark Smith's column on floral invaders ("Weeding out hysteria about floral invaders", The...
I READ with interest the comments of Michael Greville (Letters, July 19) on the subject of standing authority for...
I REFER to the graphic reports of the events taking place in what at times appears to be our benighted world ("UN...
MAGNUS Gardham is right that the health service should be at the forefront of the independence debate ("Health at...
IS it too much to hope from your report of an emergency hearing by Glasgow City Council's licensing board ("...
MARK Smith ("Weeding out hysteria about foreign invaders", The Herald, July 21) correctly states that Rhododendron...
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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.
IN most parts of Glasgow if you saw a chap strolling down the road with a sheep's head stuck on the top of a pole you might think his butcher had a complicated answer to a shortage of plastic bags, or more likely that the sheep carrier had forgotten to take his medication that day.
THERE is a chilling photograph of the five-day siege at Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison in the eighties which shows two hooded protesters, pictured in stark black and white against a grainy sky, standing on the chimneys high above the prison, arms outstretched, showing their mastery of their world.
FOR a city that once built one-fifth of the world's shipping, its citizens never seemed naturally at home on boats.
Choreographer and keep fit instructor
Trade Union leader
First black woman to win Olympic gold