• 22 November 2014

    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.

  • 22 November 2014

    Winston Churchill made a number of pithy observations about success and failure.

  • 21 November 2014

    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.

  • 21 November 2014

    LANGUAGES, just like animal and plant species, can be classified as "endangered".

  • 20 November 2014

    WHEN Tony Blair became Labour Prime Minister it was to the strains of Things Can Only Get Better.

  • 20 November 2014

    THERE is growing concern in the university sector about a fall in the number of foreign students coming to study in Scotland from some key countries, so much so that some university and business leaders have written an open letter to the Smith Commission making the case for the immigration rules affecting Scotland to be changed.

  • 20 November 2014

    DEPOPULATION is a prob­lem that has afflicted the Highlands and Islands for many years.

  • 19 November 2014

    HOW fitting that for his final engagement as First Minister Alex Salmond should attend last night's Scotland-England match.

  • 19 November 2014

    THE decline by more than a fifth in the number of Scots opting for postgraduate study over the last decade is worrying but no one can say the warning signs have not been there for all to see.