It was Henry Fairlie, a London-born journalist of Scottish descent, who first used the term Establishment.
When Audrey Hepburn, as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's, waved a cigarette in the viewer's face, it was...
WELL, don't just sit there.
THE day after a horrifying report on child protection failings in Rotherham was published, I went on the radio to...
Scotland's highest ranking police officer, Sir Stephen House, made the front page of The Herald last week stating...
The sight of Jim Murphy, the Labour MP who has been travelling round Scotland making the case for a No vote on...
In the words of Scotland's chief constable Sir Stephen House, it is a subtle change, but it is also a welcome one:...
There have always been concerns about the effects of digital technology on young people and family life and there...
THOUGHT for the day.
OUR ostrich item yesterday caught the eye of Andy Cameron, who emails to say that while he was in South Africa he took a wee notion to try ostrich, and decided to order it in a fancy restaurant in Cape Town.
BUDGET supermarket chain Aldi is to sell ostrich steaks from next month.
SPOTTED online - someone who says he has decided to auction all his John Lennon memorabilia on eBay.
GLASGOW-BORN actor Peter Capaldi is getting good reviews for his new role as Dr Who.
WE pass on the thoughts of former police sergeant Alfie Moore, doing stand-up at the Edinburgh Fringe, who told the website Three Weeks:
A CHAP from Glasgow, now living in the rural south of England, tells us he applied for planning permission with his local council to have a bothy built on his land.
The sight of Jim Murphy, the Labour MP who has been travelling round Scotland making the case for a No vote on September 18, being targeted by an angry crowd was unpleasant, but does it really indicate a sinister turn in the campaign?
In the words of Scotland's chief constable Sir Stephen House, it is a subtle change, but it is also a welcome one:
There have always been concerns about the effects of digital technology on young people and family life and there will be some who will be just as worried about the YouGov poll which has revealed the prevalence of "programme packing" - the habit of watching several screens at one time.
THE Government's announcement that the UK's terror threat has been raised from substantial to severe was accompanied by news of plans to tighten laws to help prevent people travelling abroad if it is thought they may be involved in criminal activity.
Whether for parking offences, speeding, or ignoring bus lanes, no motorist likes being fined.
HIGH on the list of goals of this summer's Commonwealth Games was inspiring young people.
It needed to be good.
The latest attack on air passenger duty (APD) from Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary is no more than might be expected from such a canny businessman.
EVEN those on the opposing side of the referendum would have to admit, no matter how grudgingly, that it has been a good week for the Yes campaign.
THE positive case for voting No begins with pride:
YOUR correspondent A Stevens (Letters, August 29) calls for dogs to be banned from eating establishments.
I HAVE just attended the funeral of well-loved Ayrshire man, my friend George Anderson, who died peacefully at the...
ACCUSATIONS have been reported in the media regarding the trustworthiness of promises made by Westminster...
ALAN Taylor brought welcome relief from the travails of the referendum debate with his reference, among others, to...
I AM bound to say that I am content with my libations of single malt the way they are, although, of course, no two...
YOU report that public bodies have admitted it was a mistake to relocate public services to the edge of town ("...
Professor Malcolm Macleod is described as an eminent doctor of medicine in the interview by Tom Gordon (In The Hot...
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Beautiful eyes that dominate her face as she gazes around her.
IT was like the day after a massive birthday party.
THE entrance is up a short Glasgow wynd where my sudden appearance disturbs a couple eating pies.
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.
Robert "Bobby" Kinloch
Wartime pilot and air traffic controller
Clydeside apprentice to Captain of Industry
Former World Motor-Cycling Champion
Offshore survival training pioneer and naval airman
WWII Pilot, Herald columnist, engineer and musician