• 6 July 2015

    We are all familiar with the problems facing Scots in their later years - dementia, frailty and the old Scottish problems of heart disease and stroke - and that the National Health Service is struggling is cope.

  • 4 July 2015

    Should we worry about regional inequality?

  • 4 July 2015

    It is somewhat rich of Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, to warn of 'political games' from the SNP over the transfer of responsibility for Crown Estate land to the Scottish Parliament.

  • 3 July 2015

    IT MIGHT be that Jock Tamson's future bairns will look back on the creation of the Curriculum for Excellence, with its associated new exams, as a great step forward in our education system.

  • 3 July 2015

    IT is not quite mission impossible, but recruiting GPs has become notoriously difficult.

  • 3 July 2015

    ENGLISH Votes for English Laws, that seemingly fair-sounding concept, is shaping up to be one of the most dishonest, disruptive, damaging and contentious episodes in British constitutional history.

  • 1 July 2015

    THE four children's commissioners of the United Kingdom have united to condemn welfare cuts and plans to scrap the Human Rights Act.

  • 1 July 2015

    WE have consistently supported the Scottish Government over its policy of having a named person such as a health visitor or school head as a focus for child protection, but as always with well-intended laws the devil lies in the detail or, more usually, the legislative guidelines.

  • 1 July 2015

    RESEARCHERS at the University of Glasgow are beginning to scent the sweet smell of success.