I AM a "schemie".
It is said that all political careers end in failure.
I NOTE that Professor Adam Tomkins, a constitutional lawyer at the University of Glasgow, claims in your article on the key referendum battleground of Glasgow ("Population melting pot in an area with a long tradition of protest votes", The Herald, September 18), to have heard that the University of Glasgow's entire Philosophy Department would be voting Yes, and that this would be "an act of extreme selfishness by ...
LIKE very many, I sat transfixed to a screen watching the settled will of the people of Scotland unfold as the referendum results were revealed in the early hours.
THE SNP will never have more propitious conditions for achieving their main (many would so only), historic aim of Scottish independence than occurred this week.
CLEARLY post-referendum there will be more than 1.6 million people in Scotland in various states of disappointment, ranging from acute despondency to mild frustration.
Just when it seemed as if September 18, 2014, could become no more momentous, a poll result has overturned years of tradition at that well kent Scottish institution, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews.
This is it:
In whatever way Scotland changes after the result of the referendum is known tomorrow, something else has already changed:
It sometimes takes the magic touch of celebrity to raise the profile of a cause, and it often takes the money of a generous benefactor to help raise the money it needs.
Chris Fujiwara, who is departing somewhat earlier than expected from his role as artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), has much to be proud of when he looks back on the last three years.
There is now no question that the finances of the Scottish NHS are under considerable pressure.
We are on the cusp of the most momentous vote in living memory and, regardless of the outcome of Thursday's poll, Scotland and the rest of the UK will never be the same again.
The response of Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday to the murder of the hostage David Haines was swift and clear:
Here we are, in the final week of the referendum campaign and, with three days to go until polling day, the atmosphere in Scotland is extraordinary.
The fire that damaged the Glasgow School of Art in May was a disaster for the world of art and architecture, but the extraordinary response to the blaze has also proved how valued and loved the building is.