WHO said Glasgow can't do world-class street food and pop-up restaurants?
IT won't have escaped your attention that Britain has been marking the 100th anniversary of the declaration of war in August 1914.
At least 150,000 Syrians are believed to have died in battles between government forces and rebels since the civil war began in March, 2011 and there is no end in sight for this increasingly savage and cruel conflict.
One does not immediately associate the Highland Games circuit with the literati.
GIVEN my all-consuming interest in food and related matters, it may surprise you to learn that I'm not inclined to glue myself to the box when The Great British Bake Off is on the air.
As befits the august Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney even manages to explode with rage in a measured sort of way.
ONE of the most exciting aspects of the Commonwealth Games has been the way the event has engaged and enthused children:
Of all the risible suggestions that have emanated from British politicians recently, the most ludicrous is Nick Clegg's suggestion that Russia should be prevented from hosting the 2018 World Cup.
SOME people have more money than sense.
Scotland has a proud tradition of producing some of the world's most forward-thinking minds in science and technology.
It's grim up north, if you don't work in the oil industry that is.
The right-wing Policy Exchange has told the UK Government job centres should be broken up and forced to compete against private firms in helping people find work.
John McGrath's play Joe's Drum was, as he explains in an introduction to the published version, a direct response to two major events.
I read Joanna Cherry's recent Agenda article on the legal issues surrounding Scotland's continued membership of the EU with interest.
In many ways, it makes perfect sense.
Trees were heavy with ripening plums, and apples were already bending branches low.