After voters notice that night follows day, they realise that all new leaders reshuffle cabinets.
DAVID Cameron wasted no time in calling for "English Votes for English Laws" (Evel) after the referendum.
ONE ex-Minister reflected, with a deal of sadness, that he realised he had lost power when he got into the back of...
Seventies-bashing is all the rage now, as we look back in disgust at the casual sexism, racism and homophobia that...
The new First Minister has wasted no time in naming her ministerial team and will need their collective talent and...
Lost in the maze of streets in Ville-franche-de-Rouergue in the Aveyron, I ended up trapped in the tail-end of the...
From what age is it acceptable to succumb to nostalgia?
The American retail giant Walmart holds food drives in some of its outlets, but these aren't like the food bank...
Winston Churchill made a number of pithy observations about success and failure.
THE death of Motown singer What Becomes of the Broken Hearted Jimmy Ruffin reminds Glasgow-born broadcaster Paul Coia of once introducing Jimmy on live television.
NICOLA Sturgeon is the new First Minister.
A READER overhears what sounds like a German couple being shown around the city centre by a local who stepped out into St Vincent Street, even though the German couple had stopped.
READER James Miller from Orkney was down in London for Andy Murray's ATP semi-final match against Roger Federer in the O2 arena.
APOCRYPHAL stories - we love them.
SO what's been happening in Glasgow's pubs?
EVERYONE was interested in space yesterday, following the landing on the comet.
YOUNG Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss is appearing at Glasgow's Garage nightclub later this month.
The new First Minister has wasted no time in naming her ministerial team and will need their collective talent and experience in the face of challenges tougher than anything her predecessor faced.
The American retail giant Walmart holds food drives in some of its outlets, but these aren't like the food bank collections you see in the UK.
IT may be six years since the international banking crisis hit and two years since Britain was in recession, but the chill wind of austerity is biting deep again and the cold snap is set to last a few more years yet.
ALL companies must make a profit to be viable - that goes without saying.
LANGUAGES, just like animal and plant species, can be classified as "endangered".
WHEN Tony Blair became Labour Prime Minister it was to the strains of Things Can Only Get Better.
THERE is growing concern in the university sector about a fall in the number of foreign students coming to study in Scotland from some key countries, so much so that some university and business leaders have written an open letter to the Smith Commission making the case for the immigration rules affecting Scotland to be changed.
CONFERENCE speeches are not always the best places to go hunting for political substance.
THERE has been a whiff of desperation emanating from certain quarters of the pro-Union camp since the referendum...
THERE is universal agreement that Scotland should have a legal assistance system that protects the most vulnerable...
SPENCER Fildes of the Scottish Secular Society (SSS) is "aghast at the news that Mr Robertson has publicly targeted...
JIMMIE Macgregor's letter on Dr Hannah Stirling (Letters, November 15), prompted me to write about that other great...
I APPRECIATE Colette Douglas-Home's analysis of alcoholism ("We must fight the plague of alcoholism in our society...
THE article by Peter Peacock is a timely reminder of what the EU is about and that the trading agreement is only a...
I NOTE with interest you report disruption caused by night-time freight trains ("Noisy night-time trains found to...
IT seems that as one exceeds the bus pass qualification age by a few years or so, more and more matters in life pass...
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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.
JOAN Neil was actually looking for a job as a cinema usherette.
HARRY Ranken was only eight when his family moved from Maryhill to Irvine because his minister father had been appointed to Irvine Old Parish Church.
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