IN October 2010, not for the first time, the BBC caved in to the Government.
WHEN The Sun kicked off its Page 3 v Breast Cancer campaign last Tuesday, there were more than a few mixed feelings...
THE need for connectivity is crucial, so experts tell us.
It's been a good week for … rope tricks
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...
A LOT of self-righteous hot air has been produced by last week's events in Ukraine, an unstable country whose...
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.
WE mentioned supermarket Tannoy announcements, and a reader tells us he once heard:
GLASGOW International Comedy Festival next month has announced a "Watch With Baby" comedy show when parents can go out on a Sunday afternoon to see adult comedians without the expense of getting babysitters for their weans.
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.
A LOT of self-righteous hot air has been produced by last week's events in Ukraine, an unstable country whose political life has been unduly affected by recent violence.
There is a school of thought that falling crime levels must be down to massaging of the figures, or some other statistical sleight of hand.
Edinburgh's galleries, museums, theatres, restaurants and bars rival those of any city of comparable size in the world.
The five years of sustained low interest rates have been good for some.
Shortly after becoming Prime Minister in 2010, David Cameron came north to meet the First Minister and called for a new relationship between the London and Edinburgh parliaments.
The heat is on.
Aileen Campbell MSP gives her response to Stuart Waiton's essay (Named person plan will boost child wellbeing,...
Both Ian Bell and your leader writer chose, quite rightly, to take to task all of those involved in the ludicrously...
I was disconcerted to read your one-sided article concerning the "cramming" of chickens into industrial sheds (...
Paul Hutcheon reports on alleged links between two Holyrood cross-party groups and "Big Pharma", focusing on the...
Those who criticise the pro-Union parties for not agreeing a common stance on further devolution are missing the...
The US, UK and Russia guaranteed the territorial integrity of Ukraine as part of the "deal" in which Ukraine, then...
Albeit Robert McNeil's column ("Hope springs eternal ...
Like your correspondent Hugh Lang (Letters, March 7), I am a Scot, and some might describe me as elderly.
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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.
PASSING the time at Glasgow's newer bus shelters, you might turn round and notice a series of red squares on the otherwise clear plastic backs which have etched on them a tree, a bird, a bush and a bell.
Pilot and radio technician.
Teacher and naval officer.
Revolutionary and lieutenant of Castro
Former conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Maverick sculptor and visual artist