Education Secretary Michael Russell believes the gender balance in Scotland's colleges and universities is a problem that needs fixed.
Earlier this year, the Scottish Government published a report on care for the elderly and warned of the possible consequences of underfunding.
IT is a time of the signs, much to the annoyance of Scotland's local authorities.
One of the biggest challenges facing Scotland, regardless of the outcome of the referendum, is how to ensure the nation's ever-growing number of older people are well cared for.
In the six years since the banking crash ushered in a recession across much of the world, bankers have not done as much as might have been expected to clean up their image and mend fences with a disgusted public.
CONSIDER the organisation of tones into patterns, and add the application of human kinetic energy, possibly with the lubrication of a liquid with elements of the structural formula CH3 CH2 OH.
There are obvious common sense benefits in having integrated IT systems for police across Scotland.
SCOTLAND'S educational institutions are rightly famed the world over, their reputation being hard-won and zealously protected.
Certain questions keep arising about the public and political oversight of Police Scotland's operational policies.
The argument that we should keep politics out of sport has always been fatuous.
Congratulations are already due to all involved in Team Scotland at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has been speculating that, after a No vote in the referendum, having a more visible UK Government presence in Scotland would help silence demands for another independence poll in future.
Small businesses are paying the price for poorly maintained roads and it is time the Scottish Government addressed the problem.
Walk past one of Scotland's parks on a hot summer's day and their popularity is abundantly clear.
A fragile temporary truce agreed between Israel and Hamas took hold yesterday in Gaza.
WE have been waiting for a long time for the Commonwealth Games to arrive in Glasgow, and it is fair to say that expectations were high.