Could a rough sense be emerging already of where agreement might be reached in the Smith Commission?
Home Secretary Theresa May's staff declare her satisfied that there is no compelling reason why Dr Steve Forman should be granted leave to remain in the UK.
THE storm petrel is, pound for pound, one of Scotland's most fascinating creatures.
There appears to be something amiss with the legal process when it comes to stalking offences in Scotland.
Charging for entry to a church?
IT might surprise some to learn that the municipality of Zermatt, in the Swiss Alps, has a population of just 5,800.
When we talk about social inequality in Britain we are often reluctant to look too directly at certain issues. Politicians are understandably uncomfortable about talking about the fact that, while seven per cent of UK pupils attend private schools, those children go on to make up 36 per cent of the cabinet and 55 per cent of all civil servants.
The new Which?
It takes less than half an hour on Scotland's roads to see how far many drivers have strayed from the good habits they presumably had on the day they passed their test.
In a world with an ever-growing population and ever-scarcer resources, the sight of shoppers in supermarkets taking a fresh plastic bag for every three or four items of shopping has become increasingly jarring.
When Jan Bevington spotted a stranded seal pup cowering on a beach near her home in Hillswick, Shetland, 27 years ago, she could not have know how that animal would change her life.
NHS Scotland Chief Executive Paul Gray says a staffing crisis in hospital A&E departments is not a problem in other in-patient settings.
Scotland trails significantly behind competitors in terms of the health and capacity of our film industry.
IT was not just the fact that siblings Catriona and John Alasdair Bain made history by becoming the first to win two of the top children's awards at the Royal National Mod in Inverness; or that Eilidh Cormack, the 18-year-old daughter of one of Scotland's best-known Gaelic singers, won the Mod gold medal.
There is no doubt that the timetable for agreeing plans on further Scottish devolution is tight.
The latest figures on life expectancy illustrate how starkly Scottish communities are affected by inequality.