Extending the franchise to include 16 and 17-year-olds just for the referendum was a controversial decision.
It should have been routine.
PHILANTHROPY is described in The Chambers Dictionary as "love of mankind esp.
"WATCH out for that man in his garden," the driving examiner said.
IT was with a generous slice of schadenfreude that I received the news that Tesco has overstated its profits by...
At the time of writing, the Scottish National Party has 50,000 members.
The decisive No vote in the independendce referendum hasn't just changed Scottish politics.
The bedroom tax is continuing to cause problems in Dundee, according to recent headlines.
OLYMPIC rowing champion Katherine Grainger from Bearsden is back in training and considering a shot at the 2016 Games in Rio.
THE Herald ran a story yesterday about youth worker Katie Carmichael having a watercolour, which she painted at the kitchen table, being chosen as the official poster of this year's Ryder Cup. Her dad Duncan in Selkirk reveals: "As a very proud dad my first reaction was to phone her and say, 'At least all that time spent not cleaning the kitchen has finally paid off'."
SO Alex Salmond is to step down as First Minister.
SO what else has been happening?
WE are sent a letter from an English newspaper in which a local wrote:
WE mentioned Freshers Week, and a reader in Maryhill saw a Waitrose van doing a home delivery to a student flat.
FRESHERS' Week for students just now and we fear they might not be as hedonistic as in the past.
THE theatrical Sir Donald Sinden who died on Thursday, had a rich voice which was difficult to describe.
After his announcement on English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) in the aftermath of the independence referendum, David Cameron was accused of indulging in low politics by attempting to turn the result to party advantage.
The public is undoubtedly in favour of politicians who deliver on manifesto pledges.
So here we go again.
One of the great challenges facing the Scottish criminal justice system is how to prevent those who commit a crime for the first time becoming serial offenders.
So one in seven people is kept awake a night worrying about money.
We fought for independence and we failed to win the ultimate prize.
IN 2011 the Scottish Government won a mandate in a Scottish Parliamentary election.
Stock markets in the UK and around the world fell by about one per cent at the start of the week, knocking billions...
I NOTE that a suggestion has been made that SNP MSPs may form a pro-independence alliance with other political...
ALEX Salmond's shot (Letters, September 23) at David Torrance that they hardly know each other misses the point...
FORMER editor Harry Reid informs us that today's column will be his last ("Man who taught me vital role in education...
IT seems to be widely believed that the older generation should now apologise to the younger generation for not...
NOW that I have time on my hands to read newspapers, I noted the musings from my self-appointed biographer David...
NOW is the time to rename the Bank of England to reflect its real purpose - the Central Bank of the United Kingdom...
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THERE are quizzes on the internet which claim to reveal if you are a true Glaswegian.
I have been in the function suite of Glasgow's Radisson Hotel when the behaviour has been brash, raucous and alcohol-fuelled - and loved every minute.
ATTENDING some reception, I was joined by a businessman who tried to impress the young woman opposite by mentioning all the famous people he had met.
Beautiful eyes that dominate her face as she gazes around her.
IT was like the day after a massive birthday party.
THE entrance is up a short Glasgow wynd where my sudden appearance disturbs a couple eating pies.
THAT Commonwealth Games reaches everywhere.
RETIRED Lanarkshire mechanic Jim Muir is used to admiring glances when he drives down the road.
Poet, essayist and translator.
Conductor who launched Placido Domingo's career
Rugby internationalist and businessman