One of my lasting memories of my father is coming upon him standing staring out of a window clenching and...
It will go down as one of the most bitter and hard-fought battles ever fought within the Church of Scotland.
Over the past few months I've heard a lot of people attacking BBC Scotland, and Radio Scotland in particular.
I was born 15 years after the SNP's breakthrough election of 1974, where it achieved 30.4% of the Scottish vote.
I TURNED up at the BBC Scotland HQ in Glasgow for a stint as the "presenter's friend" on Holyrood Live last week and...
THE variety hall singers of Glasgow's past would warble in a lachrymose way about going doon the Clyde, but never...
tom shields Cycling in the city
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.
ONE-THIRD of men in a recent survey admitted to having a mid-life crisis, many of whom splashed out on sports cars or motorbikes.
IT'S not often someone from Motherwell makes the FA Cup Final, but Motherwell fan Monica McGhee will be on the Wembley pitch tomorrow leading the fans in singing the National Anthem with her quartet Amore.
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.
ONE Westminster Government department is so successful that it is to be mutualised, which is different from being privatised.
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.
The behaviour of the executives who run our delinquent financial institutions continues to be a national disgrace.
SOMETIMES it looks as if no major public project in Scotland ever finishes on time or within budget.
THOUSANDS of cyclists are expected to take to the saddle in Edinburgh tomorrow for the second annual Pedal on Parliament event.
TOO many of those going through Scotland's courts are ending up stuck in a revolving door of crime and punishment.
Ian W Thomson's doubts over whether the first-century battle of Mons Graupius ever took place might be at least...
I have for long thought the words catholic, evangelical and liberal are the most misused words in the ecclesiastical...
I read with interest and some anger the report of the proposed wind farm developments at Glencassley and Sallachy in...
Nigel Farage and Ukip may or may not be relevant to Scottish politics; what is unarguable is that they are becoming...
I read with interest the report regarding mortality rates at the West of Scotland Heart and Lung Centre at the...
BILL Brown's exhortation for voters in the Scottish independence referendum to be "wholly cerebral" and that their...
THE Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery's (SCTS) cardiac surgery audit data for the Golden Jubilee National Hospital...
AS one of the unfortunate victims of the hapless surgeon referred to by David J Crawford (Letters, May 17) I agree...
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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.
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