It is usually a mug's game to read much into one poll of voting intentions, but in the case of the latest YouGov poll on independence there is no denying its significance.
What a difference a year makes, superficially at least.
IT is a moot point whether Bill Forsyth's great movie Local Hero can ever be trumped.
WHITHER the "missing million"?
IN politics there is sometimes a need to take action and sometimes a need to be seen to take action.
POP'S Kate Bush is not the only character to have disappeared from the public eye leaving only mystery and a sense of loss among her many fans.
The sight of Jim Murphy, the Labour MP who has been travelling round Scotland making the case for a No vote on September 18, being targeted by an angry crowd was unpleasant, but does it really indicate a sinister turn in the campaign?
There have always been concerns about the effects of digital technology on young people and family life and there will be some who will be just as worried about the YouGov poll which has revealed the prevalence of "programme packing" - the habit of watching several screens at one time.
THE Government's announcement that the UK's terror threat has been raised from substantial to severe was accompanied by news of plans to tighten laws to help prevent people travelling abroad if it is thought they may be involved in criminal activity.
Whether for parking offences, speeding, or ignoring bus lanes, no motorist likes being fined.
HIGH on the list of goals of this summer's Commonwealth Games was inspiring young people.
It needed to be good.
The latest attack on air passenger duty (APD) from Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary is no more than might be expected from such a canny businessman.
LIGHT is at last emerging amidst the gloom that has enveloped Angola over the past three decades, as the country strives to rebuild its civil war-ravaged economy, and it is pleasing to report that an initiative involving a Scottish college is helping to provide a beacon of hope.
Graffiti used to be one of the barometer antisocial behaviour crimes.
The rise in referrals to Scotland's Children's Hearing System related to domestic abuse is inevitable and quite deliberate.