Is there a growing consensus on more powers for the Scottish Parliament among the parties backing a No vote in this September's referendum?
Anyone who has ever been to Aberdeen will know it is quite often colder than other parts of Scotland, but for some time now it has also existed in its own economic climate.
Anyone for a fixer-upper with a cuppa?
Billy Connolly has still got it.
Who can blame him?
There has been disquiet for months now about the impact of the council tax freeze on local services, particularly social work services for vulnerable people.
The nuclear industry in general, and Dounreay in particular, has a long history of deception.
A LOT of self-righteous hot air has been produced by last week's events in Ukraine, an unstable country whose political life has been unduly affected by recent violence.
There is a school of thought that falling crime levels must be down to massaging of the figures, or some other statistical sleight of hand.
Edinburgh's galleries, museums, theatres, restaurants and bars rival those of any city of comparable size in the world.
The five years of sustained low interest rates have been good for some.
Shortly after becoming Prime Minister in 2010, David Cameron came north to meet the First Minister and called for a new relationship between the London and Edinburgh parliaments.
The heat is on.
It is 10 years since the overhauled GP contract was introduced, removing a duty to provide out-of-hours care from GPs and, in its wake, the working life of family doctors improved.
Having only two women leading regional college boards in Scotland, out of 12, is a matter of concern not just for women in further education but for anyone who considers that those in positions of power in the public sector should reflect the population they serve.
An action plan to encourage young people to try out their business ideas in seven towns across the UK, including Kirkintilloch, is not instantly going to solve the problems of the high street, but, to borrow the catchphrase of one of the supermarkets that some blame for putting pressure on town centres, every little helps.