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.
With more programmes being made in Scotland than ever before and praise from audiences for referendum coverage, sport, drama and comedy, there is plenty for BBC Scotland chiefs to be happy about in the corporation's Scotland Annual Review, and in the report from the audience council for Scotland, both published yesterday.
The quality of independent advice promised to pensioners on how to manage their savings had better be good.
You would expect athletes taking part in the Commonwealth Games to take their preparations seriously.
Anyone passing through the centre of Glasgow yesterday will have noticed the atmosphere:
In mythology, Hector was a great warrior who fought against the Greeks in the Trojan War.
The perpetrators of sex crimes are notoriously difficult to bring to justice, but can more be done to prevent them offending in the first place?
It is clear that banking customers are still not benefiting enough from competition in the sector.
Prominent stories of benefit fraud live long in the memory.
During the past month of unusually dry weather, the referendum polls have been as stagnant as some of the nation's ponds but, with recent rain, has come a shift.
Anger at the way republican terrorism suspects from Northern Ireland were issued with letters by the Government telling them they were not sought by police is understandable and justified.
THE Oxford Dictionary describes it as "an alcoholic spirit distilled from sugar-cane residues or molasses".
There are a number of fundamental principles by which the police complaints procedure in Scotland should abide:
While the engineering firm Doosan Babcock was announcing good news on Scottish employment yesterday, the American oil company Chevron was announcing bad.