At McDiarmid Park, Perth, on Saturday afternoon I took part in a very warm minute's applause to celebrate the life and work of Nelson Mandela.
DREAMS are dangerous.
You probably won't know this, but a report was published last week on child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Scotland's care system.
I am sick to death of MPs' pay rises.
It might surprise some people that alcohol consumption and harm have been falling in Scotland for some years now.
WINSTON Churchill knew a thing or two:
WHEN it came to business people in public life, economist Joseph Schumpeter was a sceptic.
We started out before dawn in thick mist, a soupy Tuscan miasma that enveloped us from Florence to Pisa airport, and far, far beyond.
BILLY Connolly spoke for many as he laid a bouquet of flowers at the site of the Clutha disaster last week.
THREE years after promising to fix the economy, George Osborne has postponed the recovery yet again.
It's been a good week for … a wee sherry
Having sailed through Black Friday and Buy Nothing Saturday with my savings untouched and my conscience untroubled, I wake to something called Cyber Monday.
SOME people's lives, for better or worse, happen to deliver just the big stories we crave.
Daughter number two has reached that age where she has discovered the appeal of standing around in parks with her mates.
Many, many years ago my best friend and I sat on a submarine in Barrow-in-Furness festooned in CND badges singing "zigazaga, zigazaga, ban the bomb".
IN an age of mostly fatuous superlatives, you do wonder up which grammatical cul-de-sac the English language might next meander.