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.
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.
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:
If the economy is the deciding factor on September 18 - and the polls show the economic consequences of independence feature far more strongly in Scots' attitudes than issues of national identity - then a new report on the financial prospects after a Yes vote could play a role in making up the minds of the don't-knows.
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.