BILLY Connolly spoke for many as he laid a bouquet of flowers at the site of the Clutha disaster last week.
THREE years after promising to fix the economy, George Osborne has postponed the recovery yet again.
SOME people's lives, for better or worse, happen to deliver just the big stories we crave.
It's been a good week for … a wee sherry
Having sailed through Black Friday and Buy Nothing Saturday with my savings untouched and my conscience untroubled,...
OUR cities are filled with accountants, architects - even doctors and nurses - who don't work.
COMETH the hour, cometh the man.
It is difficult to overstate the significance of the life of Nelson Mandela.
IT will soon be office party time, and the difficult decision on whether you should take your partner to it.
TAKE The High Road and Balamory actress Mary Riggans has died at the age of 78.
OUR stories about the lack of religion at Christmas reminds David Martin:
ALISTAIR Cochrane in Prestwick phoned Waterstones bookshop to see if it had a copy of the independence White Paper, Scotland's Future, which has now gone into reprint, but it didn't have a copy.
COMEDIAN Ben Verth in Edinburgh swears to us, and who are we to doubt him, that he saw a neddish looking young man at a supermarket check-out in the capital being asked by the automatic self-service machine:
PRIME Minister David Cameron has changed his mind it seems, and is considering legislation so that cigarettes will have to be sold in plain packets.
OH yes it is ...
THE SNP's White Paper on independence is a big talking point of course.
Please excuse the demob happy tenor of this article.
Payday loan companies stand accused of grooming children to be irresponsible borrowers.
It's nice down the shops when the staff recognise you and ask after your health, even if it's only:
A wealthy landowner plans to introduce bears and wolves to his Scottish estate.
I was surprised to hear the inventor of the doner kebab died this week.
News of a pre-bonfire night event called Penny for the Old Guy.
THE statistics for food waste are appalling.
THE advice from Downing Street on unsustainable heating bills is:
It was easy at the time to see the granting of the freedom of Glasgow to Nelson Mandela in 1981 as little more than a provocative stunt.
Positive economic forecasts are notoriously fallible, but that did not prevent the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, from peppering his Autumn Statement with them.
Until yesterday, the British soldier convicted of murdering a Taliban insurgent in Afghanistan in 2011 was known only as Marine A.
IT is time to raise a glass to the spirit of Scottish enterpreneurship.
To be an activist requires fiery conviction, sometimes in the face of what seem like insurmountable obstacles.
Glasgow City Council cannot respond to over half the people who approach it when they become homeless, as Helen...
I am glad the First Minister asked the Prime Minister to spell out exactly what would happen to Scotland's budget if...
I agree with Iain Macwhirter that it isn't "remotely credible" that an independent Scotland would be excluded from...
Your article on the closeness of the Scottish Government to the salmon farming industry again raises the question of...
Your White Paper coverage listed opinions from members of the public, encompassing a wide range of ages and views -...
YOU will no doubt publish many well deserved tributes to Nelson Mandela, above all to his courage, fortitude and...
FOR all the current hand-wringing and angst about energy prices, the elephant in the room is the Coalition...
TWO correspondents (Letters, December 6) not only want to deny opinion polls but demand a referendum on same-sex...
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ST Andrew's Day celebrations were cancelled in Glasgow on Saturday because of the helicopter tragedy.
IF there was one man who epitomised the American "can do" attitude it was sharp-suited, permanently tanned Victor Kiam, who nonchalantly told us in the 1980s that "I liked the shaver so much, I bought the company".
MY favourite historical story about Glasgow Green involved a Herald editor, one Samuel Hunter, who, showing that even editors need hobbies, was Colonel of the Glasgow Corps of Gentlemen Sharpshooters, which would parade on the Green.
THE first person I saw wieldng a reporter's notebook was not some whisky-fumed hack chipping away at the coal-face of truth, but the Co-op butcher.
EVERYONE in Glasgow's demimonde has a favourite story about Ralph Slater's, the Glasgow menswear business, hidden from public view up a close, which made it into the Guinness Book Of Records.
GLASGOW'S new performance arena, the Hydro, opens tonight with a 12,000-strong full house for Rod Stewart.
What have the Dalai Lama, Billy Connolly and Nelson Mandela got in common?
A READER hears a woman in Glasgow giving advice to a friend who had been moaning about her boyfriend not showing her enough attention.
Soldier whose life was portrayed in Band of Brothers.
Former head of the Aulds bakery chain
Greengrocer, taxi owner, jazz dancer and Kindertransport survivor
Marketing and fundraising director