When Scotland had a sovereign Parliament, one of its most intriguing and characteristically distinctive acts was that of 1563 which made witchcraft a crime.
WHAT took him so long?
ON the day he declared his candidacy, a not insignificant issue arrived on the doorstep of Scottish Labour leadership favourite Jim Murphy.
THERE are many odd things about Edinburgh, but prime among them is the Royal Mile.
THERE'S a chapter missing in the Single Woman's Handbook - Other People's Children and What To Do About Them.
It was a funny old FMQs today, with half the contributors deputising for someone else.
Having sucked the mainland dry of discernible talent some years ago, the TV juggernaut that is Britain's Got Talent has set its sights on the fresh pastures of the Scottish Islands.
It is part of my job to compare health policy in Scotland to what is happening on the ground, for there is inevitably a gap.
If Jim Murphy becomes the leader of the Scottish Labour Party it will be game on for a serious battle for the votes of the Scottish electorate at next May's General Election, and the Holyrood election a year later.
The focus of the Smith Commission has naturally been on which financial powers should be devolved to the Scottish Parliament.What has only been given limited attention to date is the opportunity to radically reform Scotland's relationship with the institutions of the European Union.
By and large, the news that Scotland was to join the growing number of European countries with a rural parliament was met by some pretty energetic head-scratching.
The last I heard, the old Co-op building in Glasgow's Dalintober Street had been converted into nice-looking flats.
IT can be so difficult, not knowing what to do when you suddenly find yourself just a few feet away from the Queen.
The people have spoken.
UNLIKE the late Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, I do remember the sixties, not least because for most them I was too young to take anything more detrimental to my hard drive than aspirin.
The resignation of Johann Lamont reflects the mess the Scottish Labour party are in.