THE four cherubim atop Perth City Hall look down upon the shopping crowds with increased perturbation.
ALLY McCOIST has tipped me over the edge.
ARE we a nation of clever clogs or a bunch of classroom clots?
Scotland's contribution to tackling global poverty will soon be the focus of a report from Westminster's International Development Select Committee, "concerned" about the potential implications of independence.
IN an independent Scotland, we will enjoy cheaper foreign holidays, better business connections and a host of direct long-haul flights to economically important destinations, particularly in North America and the Asia Pacific region.
It's in everyone's interests to have an honest discussion about the cost of doing business in Scotland, now and in the future.
IT seems that maybe, just maybe, we might all be in this together after all.
WE are fast approaching that dolorous time of year when editors of newspapers such as this one wake up with their heads in their hands.
'Viva Mandela" was the cry on Friday night as the people of Glasgow turned out for a vigil in Nelson Mandela Place to honour the great man.
Within the space of days, two opinion polls of voting intentions for the 2015 UK elections agree:
You dread the moment.
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.