Is there a growing consensus on more powers for the Scottish Parliament among the parties backing a No vote in this...
Anyone who has ever been to Aberdeen will know it is quite often colder than other parts of Scotland, but for some...
Anyone for a fixer-upper with a cuppa?
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Would you have a blood test for dementia?
IT'S time to play the music, it's time to light the lights.
THE issue of what might happen in the event of a No vote in September's referendum has become a little bit clearer...
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.
ANTI-sectarian group Nil By Mouth has provoked some ire by saying that west of Scotland golf clubs have been guilty of religious discrimination.
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.
Billy Connolly has still got it.
Who can blame him?
There has been disquiet for months now about the impact of the council tax freeze on local services, particularly social work services for vulnerable people.
The nuclear industry in general, and Dounreay in particular, has a long history of deception.
lAST week was a disturbing one for those who believed that Scotland, 15 years after the creation of the Scottish Parliament, had become a fairer society.
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...
Your leading article asks why violent crime rates are declining worldwide ("Crime rates are falling, but why?", The...
The Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill has now been tabled in the Scottish Parliament by Margo MacDonald MSP, with...
I was interested to receive a letter on Friday morning from Lieutenant General Sir Norman Arthur KCB,CVO with...
The Russian "invasion" of the Crimea offers an interesting precedent.
There are a couple of amazing young "street magicians" on TV currently.
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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.
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