• 26 March 2015

    To meet demand, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service must find 5,000 donors each week.

  • 25 March 2015

    THAT it's a case of hard times for the poor in today's Scotland is not surprising in itself, but the latest snapshot of our nation is doubly shocking.

  • 25 March 2015

    WHEN a recent poll suggested that Scots attitudes to immigration were not so very different from those South of the Border there was unalloyed glee on the Right of the political spectrum.

  • 25 March 2015

    IMMEDIATELY before the kick-off at tonight's friendly international versus Northern Ireland at Hampden Park, there will be a minute's applause in memory of one of the nation's most renowned footballing sons, the Heart of Midlothian and Tottenham Hotspur stalwart Dave Mackay.

  • 24 March 2015

    The announcement that Longannet power station in Fife will close next year is not a complete shock (the plant had been expected to shut by 2020 at the latest) but it does raise several questions for the future.

  • 24 March 2015

    An absence of satisfactory answers in an official parliamentary report might be taken to be a flaw.

  • 23 March 2015

    Almost four million acres has been designated as wild land, to inform planning policy.

  • 23 March 2015

    The Scottish Government was quick to respond to today's report by the Commons Public Administration Select Committee on civil service impartiality during the referendum campaign, claiming that the report vindicated its objections to the UK Government's publication of a senior civil servant's warning against currency union.

  • 21 March 2015

    The news may dismay those dreaming of one day escaping the city to embrace the rural idyll: it turns out lots of people are already doing it.