• 15 April 2015

    JAMES Patterson is a publishing phenomenon.

  • 14 April 2015

    Scotland's young people are in a pessimistic mood.

  • 14 April 2015

    THE past may be another country, as the novelist LP Hartley wrote, but it would be a tragedy if we refused to visit it.

  • 13 April 2015

    Scotland's mental health services face much the same fundamental problem as our physical health services: insufficient resources at a time of rising demand.

  • 13 April 2015

    When the mandatory 5p charge for plastic bags was introduced in October last year, the hope was that it would change behaviour in Scotland, as it has done already in Wales and Northern Ireland, but no one could have suspected how quickly and profoundly it would do so.

  • 13 April 2015

    As election slogans go, it is hardly the sexiest or most memorable, but so proud are Labour of the phrase "Budget Responsibility Lock" that they have put it right at the front of their manifesto for 2015.