The NHS is probably the UK's most fiercely loved institution.
Ruth Davidson etc.
The law regarding Scotland's unique Children's Hearing System underwent radical reform three years ago.
George Osborne says welfare reforms have helped those otherwise facing a life on benefits.
The Labour leader Ed Miliband did not have a good party conference - but could David Cameron end up having a worse one?
Over the last four years, teachers, pupils and parents have been getting used to the new Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and the inevitable readjustment and change that goes with it, but should the way we inspect schools change too?
There was a time when it looked like the water vole, that elusive animal immortalised by The Wind in the Willows, would disappear forever.
Of course there is, as David Cameron asserts, a strong case for military intervention in Iraq.
Council leaders are to invite Police Scotland Chief Constable Sir Stephen House to a meeting to discuss his policy of allowing firearms officers to carry weapons on regular duties.
Great medical breakthroughs have almost always relied on volunteers who are willing to take part in early experiments and trials, and in recent years in Scotland many hundreds of people have taken part in research into everything from ageing and asthma to depression.
A week on from Scotland's historic referendum, the country stands on the threshold of far-reaching change.
Even before the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) was launched in 2010, there were questions about the direction and implementation of the reforms.
As new US-led air strikes were launched against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria yesterday, the prospect of British involvement in military action in the region has moved closer .
If ever proof were needed that there is dignity in death, perhaps it exists in the dedication of a memorial garden to those who donated their organs to help others to live.
Extending the franchise to include 16 and 17-year-olds just for the referendum was a controversial decision.
It should have been routine.