THOUGH the notion might prompt a mass spluttering of cornflakes over breakfast tables, there are places in the UK...
IN Australia on Good Friday the pubs shut and you can't buy grog.
The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs Roseanna Cunningham took the time to meet the main players...
Basil Fawlty famously marvelled at his wife Sybil's talent for the "bleeding obvious".
How do we make the Commonwealth relevant to young people today?
The Co-operative Group has not had its woes to seek in recent years, but they deepened yesterday with the...
There is a long way to go before we become a nation or renters.
WHEN it comes to court dress, Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, had the right idea...
IF you are already celebrating Easter you will know that last Sunday was Palm Sunday, commemorating when Jesus rode into Jerusalem.
A READER on holiday in Argyll popped into a local shop to buy a Herald and found himself stuck behind a local woman who was blethering 19-to-the-dozen with the assistant.
A TOURIST attraction in Dunblane is the postbox painted gold in memory of Andy Murray's Olympic victory.
STRESSFUL places, airports.
YOU know that train ticket prices are reaching ridiculous proportions when even well-known authors complain about them.
AH, we miss the old SDP and its ways.
SPOTTED in the daily calendar of events of the Corstorphine Trust, at Edinburgh's Corstorphine Heritage Centre.
YESTERDAY'S BBC2 schedule had such offerings as Great British Garden Revival, Great British Railway Journeys, The Great British Bake Off, Great British Menu, The Great British Sewing Bee, The Battle for Britain's Breakfast and Border Country:
The Co-operative Group has not had its woes to seek in recent years, but they deepened yesterday with the announcement of losses of £2.5bn for 2013.
WHEN it comes to court dress, Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, had the right idea, though we would not necessarily agree with his choice of words.
Historians of the future will look back on the early 21st century as a period of revolution - a technological revolution, certainly, but also a period of accelerated change to the look and feel of our towns.
Will Glasgow ever be able to shake off the dubious distinction of being Britain's unhealthiest place?
IN the eyes - and ears - of the world nothing evokes Scotland more than the sights and sounds of the pipes and drums.
It is now five years since an openly gay minister was apppointed at a Church of Scotland parish in Aberdeen, sparking an agonised debate inside the Kirk about gay clergy.
The drop in inflation is welcome news to anyone who is trying to live within a budget of any kind and calls into question the mileage left in Labour's campaign against the Coalition on the cost-of-living crisis.
ANDREW McKie says that independence is not necessarily the best way to get rid of a Tory Government or nuclear...
FOR the sake of clarity, the Rev David Court joined the Free Church of Scotland and helped set up the Christ Church...
I WRITE in relation to the latest statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) concerning youth...
I READ with interest Stephen Naysmith's article on the decision by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) to remove...
IT is difficult to believe that Ruth Davidson has only now discovered the link between poverty and educational...
IN this year of Glasgow 2014, I was prompted to look up the origins of "commonwealth"- a noun meaning "public...
I NOTE that the focus of the latest Unionist "day tripper" attack is the subject of defence ("Salmond:
HOW very sad to see Carol Evans of the Woodland Trust supporting the RSPB aim of planting 100,000 trees in and...
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BY rights, given the venerable traditions of the subject matter, the debrief with Penny Fielding ought to have been arranged by shadowy third parties and involved a series of heavily encrypted emails and, perhaps, a chalk mark drawn on a park bench.
WHEN I saw so many people queuing to pick up tickets for the Aye Write!
THERE was a sporting event in Glasgow on Friday which attracted a larger crowd than most Premiership football games the next day.
EMITTING gasping croaks, the chap behind me slid down the railings of Blythswood Square, eventually squirming on the rain-soaked pavement clutching his stomach.
WHO is the most famous Scot ever?
CAREER advice wasn't a laughing matter in Scottish schools in the early 1970s.
ONE story told about Italians who eschewed poverty in their country and settled in Scotland was of the seven young statue makers from Tuscany, who brought 1000 little figurines of the Virgin Mary to Paisley intent on selling them to make their fortune.
ABANDONED buildings can be objects of eerie, faded beauty.
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