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.
Anyone questioning why it matters so much that a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) take place promptly after a death need only read the judgment of Sheriff Linda Ruxton at the end of the FAI into the tragic death 10 years ago of teenager Kathryn Beattie.
The British economy is now bigger than it was before the recession.
Two prisoners serving life sentences in Scotland have lost their fight to overturn the rules that bar them from taking part in the referendum in September - but the ruling of the Supreme Court should not be the end of the argument about whether inmates should have the right to vote.
Should the fact a large number of elderly people are drinking alcohol at home every day be surprising?
SO Scots are kilt-wearing, ginger, dour, miserly types, are they?
Is there enough openness among staff and politicians with regard to pressures on the NHS?
Fears about low-skilled immigrants coming to Scotland and claiming benefits are wide of the mark, according to the latest analysis of the immigrant population.
THE eyes of the world are firmly on Glasgow, and will soon alight on the array of sporting talent that has gathered from all corners of the globe.
Ever since the UK Government announced plans to build a new nuclear power station in England, environmental campaigners have been watching Scottish ministers for any indication their commitment to renewables over nuclear power could be wavering.
THE great William Blake describes the moment of birth in his poem Infant Sorrow thus:
Those pining for sporting excitement after the end of the momentous World Cup in Brazil have not had long to wait.