The urgent need for a boost to house building in the UK is obvious - indeed, it has become one of the central issues in the general election campaign.
When MSPs voted last year to give gay couples the right to marry, it was one of Holyrood's finest hours.
No matter how cynical we may think we have become in this media age, pictures of natural disaster still have the power to shock.
The Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament is right to endorse the Scottish Government's proposed human trafficking legislation.
When Julian Spalding was head of museums in Glasgow, he certainly left his mark, as he helped found both the Gallery of Modern Art or Goma, as well as the St Mungo Museum of Religious Art and Life.
Is David Cameron's announcement that an arrangement to enable 'English Votes for English Laws' (Evel) will be in place in time for the first budget of a future Conservative government is somewhat implausible.
YOU may recall, not so long ago, that Murdo Fraser was arguing, strongly and plausibly, for Scots Tories to go it alone and become a German-style sister party of the London brand.
A tiny number of individuals and enterprises own the largest part of Scotland.
The Irish Hunger Memorial in New York's Battery Park City is a remarkable work.
THERE is a journalistic aphorism which states that "dog bites man" is not newsworthy, but "man bites dog" most certainly is.
CAN it really be just a few short months ago that Scots were being love-bombed by Conservatives and sundry other Unionists, pleading with us to retain the fraternal ties that bind this sceptred isle?
AS Keynes said: "When my information changes, I alter my conclusions.
IN some cultures, pearls are symbolic of tears.
At the height of their power and influence before the recession, the big supermarkets looked unstoppable.
The launch of the SNP manifesto was yet another polished, confident performance by the party's leader Nicola Sturgeon.
We may still be in the midst of this year's general election campaign, but the opening shots of next year's Holyrood election have already been fired by the man who has everything to gain or lose when the 2016 election happens: the Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy.