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.
Tony Blair called it his "masochism strategy".
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.
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.
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.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in case anyone's in any doubt, is a very odd country.