IF you've never seen a micropig then Google image it.
There is, you'll be surprised to hear, a Henry and Edward in all of us.
A verbal contract, as Sam Goldwyn observed, isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Almost three years ago, the Advisory Group on Tackling Sectarianism set out to answer two questions: What is sectarianism in Scotland now?
DESPITE evidence of declining numeracy standards, Labour 2016 hopefuls in Glasgow are certain of the answer to one sum: 13 into four doesn't go.
YOU might have thought that a looming global apocalypse threatening the one thing essential to pretty much all life as we know it would be big news.
The Beast of Bolsover was silenced on Queen's Speech day, and all because of the SNP's bottom battle over who sits where on Her Majesty's Opposition benches.
On appearances alone I love the new South Glasgow University Hospital, but I have to say the imagination and attention to details which can make people feel better - like outside views - don't seem to have reached the reception of the adult accident and emergency department.
What is black and pink and hot on one side?
With Labour reduced to agonised navel-gazing in both England and Scotland, the SNP have not only become the de facto main party of opposition at Westminster; they are also the only progressive voice that can shift the political centre of gravity away from a Westminster consensus that is austerity obsessed, anti-immigrant, and anti-Europe.
Before Scotland's referendum, we heard now and then that HS2, the high-speed rail link, would be among the benefits of Union put in peril if there was a vote for independence.
ON the minus side, it was an appalling wedding speech, and if, all these years later, the guests have any cause to recall it, it was only because the groom seemed to have a quite paralysing attack of stage-fright.
Those looking to further the cause of land reform and community ownership in the Highlands will be anxiously studying proposals to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights.
IT HAS not been a great couple of weeks for diversity in Scottish education and society.
"The battle for Helm's Deep is over, the battle for Middle Earth is about to begin." So tweeted the anti-European MEP Daniel Hannam celebrating David Cameron's assault this week on the European Union, or Mordor as he would presumably call it.
I'VE got to stop this business of speaking without thinking first.