In theory, the hours that junior doctors work in Scotland are compliant with the European Working Time Directive, which states no-one should be forced to work more than 48 hours a week.
The contrast could not have been greater.
The dotterel is among the more interesting of Britain's birds, partly because the brightly coloured female leaves the pesky business of rearing young to the male of the species.
OUR cities are filled with accountants, architects - even doctors and nurses - who don't work.
COMETH the hour, cometh the man.
It is difficult to overstate the significance of the life of Nelson Mandela.
It was easy at the time to see the granting of the freedom of Glasgow to Nelson Mandela in 1981 as little more than a provocative stunt.
Until yesterday, the British soldier convicted of murdering a Taliban insurgent in Afghanistan in 2011 was known only as Marine A.
IT is time to raise a glass to the spirit of Scottish enterpreneurship.
To be an activist requires fiery conviction, sometimes in the face of what seem like insurmountable obstacles.
Fifty under-16s a day starting smoking in Scotland - that is a chilling thought.
IT is good to see the First Minister honouring a fine tradition of the festive season, that of sending Christmas cards - this year's official greeting features an image of Artaban, the legendary fourth wise man, painted by Peter Howson.
Some panicked as they found their credit card was refused at the petrol station.
Protecting women and girls in Scotland from honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) requires action in a number of ways, but the first major step is to increase awareness among those at risk that help is available.
For some, it is a temple to the national sport, to others the hallowed place they saw acts such as Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones.
Boyd Johnston's support for strict liability in favour of cyclists is mistaken (Letters, December 3).