IMAGINE for a moment that a leading politician in one of our big cities had admitted smoking crack cocaine, "probably in one of my drunken stupors".
I consider myself to be English and I support independence for Scotland.
WHEN the death was announced of the great Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, my thoughts turned immediately to my, and his, old friend Alastair Reid.
With the recent focus on the potential of independence for Labour supporters, memories stirred of a rainy night on Skye 26 years ago when the same issue was raised.
By a neat coincidence, one of the year's less heralded anniversaries falls in October, just four weeks after Scotland's referendum.
In tens of thousands of households across Scotland the day begins early with a key turning in the lock.
Exactly 54 years ago protracted and angry discussions took place between American President Dwight Eisenhower and UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan about the placing of the Polaris nuclear weapons system in Scotland.
Would David Cameron have to resign if Scotland voted for independence?
Are you brave enough for a rollercoaster ride through the bone-chilling, blood-curdling world of horror movies?
The first book I read as a student newly arrived in Provence, France, to teach English for a year, was by the famous novelist Marcel Pagnol.
LOOK, I'm going to show you how to become invisible.
It's nearly a year since the Scottish Government unveiled the National Town Centre Review with various recommendations designed to revive Scotland's ailing town centres.
Today Better Together launches a new "positive" advertising campaign.
In all honesty, I shouldn't really be writing about this.
IT IS Easter Sunday, arguably the most holy day in the Christian calendar, and if Britain really were a "Christian country" as David Cameron declared last week, then one would expect a great many of us would be at church.