NICOLA Sturgeon unveiled her first programme for government yesterday.
The news that renewable power has overtaken nuclear to become the main source of electricity in Scotland is a significant and welcome step towards the Scottish Government's targets on renewables and the long-term idea of transforming Scotland into a 100% renewable nation.
It was always going to be difficult for the National Theatre of Scotland to follow the James plays, which have been the theatrical triumph of the last year.
FOR the last year politicians have talked themselves round in circles about Scotland's demographic crisis, the so-called "timebomb" that will see dwindling numbers of young Scots looking after a burgeoning army of oldsters.
SOME crimes come into the category known as "moments of madness" where a previously law-abiding citizen commits an out-of-character act, perhaps in a drunken incident — not excusable, but neither likely to be repeated.
GLASGOW'S Victorian city centre grid planners would never have anticipated the volume of traffic that contributes to its streets ranking among the UK's most polluted.
Patients were badly let down, Lord MacLean states in the report on his inquiry into the outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C.
In terms of sporting events, 2014 has been a memorable year for Scotland, dominated by the triumphant Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
For more than a year now, The Herald's NHS:
The angry and bewildered response of many in Glasgow to the announcement earlier this year that the organisers of the Commonwealth Games planned to blow up the Red Road Flats as part of the opening ceremony demonstrated what a complicated relationship Glaswegians have with the buildings.
It can seem sometimes that the only time children and young people make the headlines is when they appear to be up to no good.
The new First Minister has wasted no time in naming her ministerial team and will need their collective talent and experience in the face of challenges tougher than anything her predecessor faced.
The American retail giant Walmart holds food drives in some of its outlets, but these aren't like the food bank collections you see in the UK.
Winston Churchill made a number of pithy observations about success and failure.
IT may be six years since the international banking crisis hit and two years since Britain was in recession, but the chill wind of austerity is biting deep again and the cold snap is set to last a few more years yet.
ALL companies must make a profit to be viable - that goes without saying.