When I was a child, my aunt used to tell me stories about her late father, my maternal grandfather.
WHO says nostalgia is a thing of the past?
I WILL be candid with you here: I am the most chronically incompetent person I have ever met.
LAST week's row over the Smith Commission reforms was pure political satire.
There used to be a popular saying in Russia many years ago: "the car is not a luxury, but a means of transportation...
IN one, obvious sense the outcry over the gestation of Sir John Chilcot's Iraq inquiry report is pointless.
THERE were plenty of words in the letter written by James Blunt to shadow culture secretary Chris Bryant that...
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.
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.
THE phrase "community policing" is about to take on a whole new meaning.
If the customer is always right, the "Big Six" energy suppliers ought to be in deep trouble.
THERE has always been a touch of cognitive dissonance, when climate chaos is threatening, over the opening up of new fossil fuel frontiers.
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...
RECENT correspondents have commented on various aspects of travel.
I FULLY appreciate Brian Chrystal's comments regarding golf clubs and their administration(Letters January 23) but I...
WINSTON Churchill was undoubtedly a great war leader ("Myth of reckless egoist who was last of the imperialists...
JOHN Sinclair's letter (January 20) and the concerns he raises about the lack of public toilets in Milngavie are...
The failure to date to publish the Chilcot report is a national scandal.
The report on the Coalition Government's intention to force asylum seekers to travel to Liverpool to appeal their...
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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.
BATMAN was enjoying his pint, and the beer belly stretching his costume suggested he would not be swinging from roof-tops any time soon.
THE 8TH MARQUESS OF AILSA.