YES, Glaswegians are determined to give a good welcome to Games visitors.
PEOPLE all over the world will be cheering on their national teams over the next 11 days as they battle to win a...
PERHAPS my friends are cynical but, in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games, only one topic of conversation seemed...
A long-standing friend, an avowed nationalist, has been fond of joking over many years that, come the Great Day of...
ONCE again I find myself convinced that I'm living in the wrong century.
Is there enough openness among staff and politicians with regard to pressures on the NHS?
Fears about low-skilled immigrants coming to Scotland and claiming benefits are wide of the mark, according to the...
THE eyes of the world are firmly on Glasgow, and will soon alight on the array of sporting talent that has gathered...
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:
Fears about low-skilled immigrants coming to Scotland and claiming benefits are wide of the mark, according to the latest analysis of the immigrant population.
THE eyes of the world are firmly on Glasgow, and will soon alight on the array of sporting talent that has gathered from all corners of the globe.
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.
THE great William Blake describes the moment of birth in his poem Infant Sorrow thus:
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.
ONCE again the world is left shocked by violence erupting in Gaza.
THE idea (Letters, July 23) that the state could save money, which would go into the NHS funds, by cutting down on...
AT the start of the Commonwealth Games it may be appropriate to ponder on the huge influx of commentators and...
WHEN there is a conspicuous lack of facts to discuss and consider, journalists have to think of something else to...
I NOTE that Alex Salmond wants these Commonwealth Games to be the friendliest and finest games ever ("The sun rises...
THIS is a "constitutional outrage", claimed an angry peer at David Cameron's decision to downgrade Baroness Stowell...
IN this relative 12-day period of referendum ceasefire the reality of many Scots' employment prospects continues to...
I WAS amazed to read that the Government was spending more money to trace victims of Equitable Life ("Victims still...
IT is interesting to note that even in these enlightened times the Rear of the Year title is still competed for ("...
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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.
Doctor to the Scottish football team
Choreographer and keep fit instructor
Trade Union leader
First black woman to win Olympic gold