I'm going to burst this balloon at some time in the next five minutes, the speaker said.
BURNS Night at the weekend, and Gordon Casely recalls: "Sad to see the former Tory Minister Leon Brittan is no...
There was some faux shock and surprise at the decision by Syriza's Alexis Tsipras to join in coalition with the...
THERE'S a strange thing about so-called golden ages; you don't know you're in one until you look back on it two...
SOMETIMES when you read newspapers, you feel as if pensioners are in a permanent state of decrepitude.
Much has been said and written about the collapsing oil price.
The SNP Government's U-turn on its plan to build a new female super prison in Inverclyde is welcome.
When I was a child, my aunt used to tell me stories about her late father, my maternal grandfather.
I WILL be candid with you here: I am the most chronically incompetent person I have ever met.
IN one, obvious sense the outcry over the gestation of Sir John Chilcot's Iraq inquiry report is pointless.
BURNS Night at the weekend, and Gordon Casely recalls: "Sad to see the former Tory Minister Leon Brittan is no longer with us.
WHO says nostalgia is a thing of the past?
STILL a bit Baltic out there.
GOODNESS, we still can't shake off the last of the toilet stories.
WE somehow unravelled a number of toilet roll stories.
The Scottish Government's decision to drop its plans to build a new women's prison is a welcome and thoughtful move and a rare example of government listening to public concern and accepting that a U-turn was needed.
Mental health services have always been hard to see and therefore easier to cut.
The decision by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) to drop Russian as a Higher is part of a worrying long-term decline in the teaching of languages in Scottish schools.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are seen as key drivers for Scotland's future.
The history of attempts to reform the House of Lords has been a sorry one, amounting to more than a century of failure.
SIMPLY rebranding NHS reform from a 2020 vision to a 2030 programme doesn't just miss the knowing reference to eyesight, it looks a bit like punting a difficult problem away for another decade.
WE believe today is a cause for celebration.
THERE has always been a touch of cognitive dissonance, when climate chaos is threatening, over the opening up of new fossil fuel frontiers.
I THANK James Sandeman (Letters, January 26), for his kind comment on my problem with bus lanes (Letters, Janauary...
HAVE 60 cyclists really been injured on Edinburgh's tramlines?
IT is good to hear that Royal Mail has improved its parcels performance ("Royal Mail enjoys uplift", The...
D BENNETT writes (Letters, January 24) about audience members who had the bad manners to talk incessantly throughout...
THE deaths of the Saudi king and Leon Brittan are unrelated except in what they tell us about the nature of the...
THIRD-SECTOR organisations are mostly in the front line of efforts to tackle poverty but there is growing...
ROBERT McNeil's gentle six week post-operation exercise regime with progression to gym on Tuesday and yoga classes...
IN your report of the evidence given by various public sector bodies to MSPs ("Public bodies attacked over a lack of...
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A READER once posed the question to me: "Now cats are independent.
BEFORE Harry Potter was even thought of, you could encounter young women in Glasgow encased in scholarly cloaks which would not look out of place in Potter's alma mater Hogwarts.
NORMALLY a teenager in an all-white tracksuit is rarely mistaken for an athlete on the grey streets of Glasgow.
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.
Charles 'Chic' Brogan.
James Carey Gilroy.
Sir Jack Hayward.