"GLORYHUNTERS, are we?" the taxi driver quipped as he glanced in his rear-view mirror.
The impact of benefit sanctions was back to the fore at yesterday's meeting of Holyrood's welfare reform committee...
YOU may have noticed the Twitter hashtag #WSW2015 being used to mark the inaugural Women's Sport Week which runs...
We have entered a fascinating period in British politics.
THE esteemed New York Times has turned its attention on the bams' dram Buckfast by writing about the tonic wine's...
THERE is assuredly no accounting for taste.
HERE is one heartfelt wish: that in a cynical age of anti-politics and contempt for politicians, something good will...
WHOM do we trust?
THE esteemed New York Times has turned its attention on the bams' dram Buckfast by writing about the tonic wine's association with mindless violence in Scotland.
BIT of a stramash at the end of the Motherwell Rangers game with temperamental Gers player Bilel Mohsni hooking Motherwell's Lee Erwin after the whistle. A Rangers fan explains to us: "Mohsni's contract is up so he'll be leaving Rangers immediately. So if there is an SFA investigation into the scrap we can honestly say, 'A big boy did it and ran away'."
CONGRATULATIONS to Inverness for winning the Scottish Cup. You can feel for their fan Steve Houston who, a trifle anxiously, put on social media at quarter to three in the morning after the game: "So if I do go to sleep now, we're still Scottish Cup winners when I wake up, right?"
OUR youngest MP, Paisley's Mhairi Black, was accused on a social media site of already forgetting her roots by quaffing champagne in a British Airways lounge at Glasgow Airport.
I doubt I ever exchanged more than a couple of dozen words with Charles Kennedy.
HERE is one heartfelt wish: that in a cynical age of anti-politics and contempt for politicians, something good will come from the absurdly early loss of Charles Kennedy at the age of just 55.
There are matters of principle and strategy at play in Nicola Sturgeon's approach to the question of the UK's membership of the European Union.
French chef Albert Roux makes no secret of his love for Scotland its produce.
The General Election could have been so different.
In a world threatened by climate change, geography should perhaps be at the heart of the school curriculum.
FOOTBALL has no special place in society.
I HAVE no wish to impugn the integrity of the Electoral Reform Society (ERS), but it is astonishing enough for the...
YOUR excellent editorial ("Sturgeon's strategy on EU and Tories", The Herald, June 2) succinctly explained...
I AM in agreement with the suggestion of George Smith (Letters, June 1) regarding leaving verges wild to encourage...
YOUR political diary (Unspun, The Herald, May 30) suggested that I should not expect a Christmas card from the...
CONTRARY to popular belief and indeed the basis of your editorial ("Food for thought on waste we create", The Herald...
AS a supporter of independence and an SNP voter, I am nevertheless deeply saddened by the death of Charles Kennedy...
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PERHAPS I was off that day, but I don't recall my five years of studying History at Glasgow's Hillhead High School ever touching upon the life of Keir Hardie, the first Labour MP elected in Britain, the first leader of the Labour Party, a socialist whose writings were devoured around the world, and a Scotsman.
PETER the Parrot was a large grey speaking bird which sat on his perch in Pearson's Store on Victoria Road in Glasgow, and was a useful marketing tool as children would drag their parents into the hardware store to see the parrot, and hopefully the occasional parent would buy something.
THERE are three strands in Glasgow society which often butt against each other - the public, the council, and business.
"You've ripped the heart out of my youth and thrown it in a skip," I tell Petra Wetzel, the brewery entrepreneur.
MENTION the word empire and most people will think of the biscuit, or if a film fan, the movie magazine.
THE Kelpies, those wondrous enormous horse heads emerging from beside the Forth and Clyde Canal at Falkirk, and swiftly becoming an iconic image of Scotland, were nearly given individual names by their Glasgow sculptor Andy Scott.
Two women were contentedly passing a tube of sweets between themselves.
Actor and star of Grange Hill.