Scottish voters can't say they weren't warned about George Osborne's £25 billion austerity programme.
Tens of thousands of 16 and 17-year-olds voted in the Scottish referendum.
The late art critic Robert Hughes once spoke of the "shock of the new", and often it has seemed the more outre or transgressive displays at the annual Turner Prize have won more attention than the sheer quality of contemporary art on display.
"WHO does that Kevin Bridges think he is?" I hear you ask, because although the Clydebank comedian has barely clocked up 27 years on the planet, he believes he's achieved sufficient experience to compile the story of his life.
When it comes to eating out, pop-ups have never been so popular.
The collapse of Glasgow's attempt to sign up care homes for a new deal on residential care for the elderly has left the city council's plans in disarray.
AT THE time of warbling, I'm not clear that I'd like to live till I'm 100.
For a campaign inspired in many cases by creative ideas, Carol Ann Duffy's September 2014 captured perfectly the outcome of the Referendum result - particularly, in a nod perhaps to her Glasgow antecedents, her prescient words of how "the thistle jags our hearts, take these roses from our bloodied hands".
Reading The Morning After, a new book about the 1995 referendum in Quebec, I was once again struck by the parallels with Scotland.
WHILE we await the great political and financial benefits about to be bestowed upon us by a Westminster government grateful that Scotland voted to preserve the United Kingdom, there is more to celebrate.
THEY thought it was all over, but it isn't.
IT is as easy to state as it is to understand:
It's been a good week for … gender equality
BY standing for election as First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon hopes to "send a strong message to every girl and young woman in Scotland - no matter your background, in Scotland in 2014 there is no glass ceiling on ambition".
Generation Yes, the youth movement that has seen a massive spike in membership since the independence referendum, has said it is not stopping in spite of the No vote.