Has Nicola Sturgeon launched a new Highland Land War with her abolition of rates exemptions for sporting estates?
A PUB quiz in Glasgow the other night where the young quizmaster read out:
AS Gaelic-speaking students from Edinburgh, Dingwall and Stornoway battled for honours in the BT Scotland National...
FEW scenarios define desperation as succinctly as three cups of tea in a strange town and the subsequent search for...
It is all too easy to imagine that science will solve the problem of climate change.
It was always going to be difficult for the National Theatre of Scotland to follow the James plays, which have been...
NICOLA Sturgeon unveiled her first programme for government yesterday.
SCOTS actor and writer Tony Roper recalls in his just published autobiography, I'll No Tell You Again, that despite being a Celtic fan he appeared in a comedy sketch on the show Naked Radio as a Celtic director, when the club had a reputation for parsimony, taking all the empty bottles from the terracing to the local shop to get money back on the empties.
SCOTS broadcaster Paul Coia has come up with what he reckons is the best excuse he has received for a tradesman not getting in touch.
THE HERALD story abut a rehabilitation clinic in Ayrshire offering meditation reminds reader Bob Jarvie:
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.
The news that renewable power has overtaken nuclear to become the main source of electricity in Scotland is a significant and welcome step towards the Scottish Government's targets on renewables and the long-term idea of transforming Scotland into a 100% renewable nation.
It was always going to be difficult for the National Theatre of Scotland to follow the James plays, which have been the theatrical triumph of the last year.
FOR the last year politicians have talked themselves round in circles about Scotland's demographic crisis, the so-called "timebomb" that will see dwindling numbers of young Scots looking after a burgeoning army of oldsters.
SOME crimes come into the category known as "moments of madness" where a previously law-abiding citizen commits an out-of-character act, perhaps in a drunken incident — not excusable, but neither likely to be repeated.
GLASGOW'S Victorian city centre grid planners would never have anticipated the volume of traffic that contributes to its streets ranking among the UK's most polluted.
Patients were badly let down, Lord MacLean states in the report on his inquiry into the outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C.
There is something odd about the fact the Metropolitan Police Commissioner launched Counter-terrorism Awareness Week by claiming "four or five" terror plots have already been stopped this year.
Nicola Sturgeon has been sweeping the country like the winner of an election rather than the loser of the referendum.
It is a sad serendipity that the dysfunctional, distressing social collapse we view from the US is from the town of...
WB Richardson (Letters, November 26) makes the mistake of treating creationism and evolution as two mutually...
Reading Mark Smith's article ("Let private schools do what they are best at," The Herald, November 26), I feel that...
I read your report on the move of two nuclear submarines from Plymouth to Faslane with interest and picked up on the...
Publication by the UK Government on Tuesday of the Bubb report into progress with the ending of institutional care...
As a retired member of Unite, I received the union's glossy eight-page publication promoting its preferred candidate...
Further to John McNeil's letter (November 26) pointing out that David McCallum's son, Val, plays with Jackson Browne...
The report that Lord Smith could recommend full income tax powers to Holyrood ("Murphy to support handing full...
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YOU can tell Hector is from Glasgow's West End.
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.
Wallpaper executive and charity worker;
Trumpeter and composer
Civil rights campaigner.
Emeritus professor of psychology.
Film and theatre director