WHO said Glasgow can't do world-class street food and pop-up restaurants?
GIVEN my all-consuming interest in food and related matters, it may surprise you to learn that I'm not inclined to...
One does not immediately associate the Highland Games circuit with the literati.
IT won't have escaped your attention that Britain has been marking the 100th anniversary of the declaration of war...
There are obvious common sense benefits in having integrated IT systems for police across Scotland.
Rumours last night of a ceasefire in the making between Israel and Hamas were a rare if fragile piece of good news...
SCOTLAND'S educational institutions are rightly famed the world over, their reputation being hard-won and zealously...
ONE of the many successes of the Games has been the entertainment zone at Glasgow Green, though the need to have bags checked by security does lead to queues.
THE Games are just a wave of good feeling rolling over Glasgow.
GREAT start for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games, Muses reader Bill Smith:
VERY moving opening ceremony at the Commonwealth Games - apart from that toe-curling pantomime parody at the beginning.
IT began with a nun and a conversation about a black pudding in a Glasgow tenement.Doreen Grant, from the Catholic religious order of the Sisters of Notre Dame, had arrived in a run-down estate in an area of Govan know as Wine Alley with a mission to find out why pupils from poorer areas struggled at school.
YES, Glaswegians are determined to give a good welcome to Games visitors.
VOLUNTEER drivers have begun shuffling officials and dignitaries around for the Commonwealth Games, with distance no object.
GREAT excitement about Billy Connolly doing 10 nights at the Armadillo in Glasgow with the concerts already almost sold out.
Rumours last night of a ceasefire in the making between Israel and Hamas were a rare if fragile piece of good news in what has become a tragic and horrifying three-week conflict.
SCOTLAND'S educational institutions are rightly famed the world over, their reputation being hard-won and zealously protected.
Certain questions keep arising about the public and political oversight of Police Scotland's operational policies.
The argument that we should keep politics out of sport has always been fatuous.
Congratulations are already due to all involved in Team Scotland at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has been speculating that, after a No vote in the referendum, having a more visible UK Government presence in Scotland would help silence demands for another independence poll in future.
Small businesses are paying the price for poorly maintained roads and it is time the Scottish Government addressed the problem.
ONCE again the world is left shocked by violence erupting in Gaza.
I AGREE with much of Andrew Barr's response to the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony as quoted in David...
HELEN McArdle's article on what seems to have been transport chaos surrounding the Commonwealth Games ("Angry...
I USUALLY find myself nodding in tacit agreement with most of Harry Reid's articles but I must take exception to his...
YOUR leader highlights an issue troubling many but challenged by few ("Policing policies and open debate", The...
I NOTE with interest the debate on pensioners drinking too much alcohol at home ("Daily drink for pensioners at home...
Richard MacKinnon presents a somewhat radical proposal that the resignation of Alex Salmond might prove to be a "...
THE No campaign must be grinding its teeth at the honest disclosures from Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael ("...
I WOULD like to thank David Torrance for raising the issue of Scotland's cultural identity ("Curious case of...
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THAT Commonwealth Games reaches everywhere.
RETIRED Lanarkshire mechanic Jim Muir is used to admiring glances when he drives down the road.
GLASGOW has always had an affinity with America.
WHEN Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt was in Glasgow filming his zombie epic World War Z, the joke was that Brad should visit The Barras before he left - so that he could buy a copy of his film as soon as they finished shooting it.
SOUNDS sexist I know, but the reason I heard for Glasgow tenements being designed with only three storeys above the ground floor is that the male architects worked out this is as far as a woman can climb with a bag of shopping in each hand.
PEOPLE have blind spots concerning their own towns and cities.
IN most parts of Glasgow if you saw a chap strolling down the road with a sheep's head stuck on the top of a pole you might think his butcher had a complicated answer to a shortage of plastic bags, or more likely that the sheep carrier had forgotten to take his medication that day.
THERE is a chilling photograph of the five-day siege at Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison in the eighties which shows two hooded protesters, pictured in stark black and white against a grainy sky, standing on the chimneys high above the prison, arms outstretched, showing their mastery of their world.
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