• 28 January 2015

    THERE can be no doubt about the importance of the whisky industry to the Scottish economy or the UK balance of payments, so we have no quibble with the latest research commissioned by the trade association.

  • 27 January 2015

    The Scottish Government's decision to drop its plans to build a new women's prison is a welcome and thoughtful move and a rare example of government listening to public concern and accepting that a U-turn was needed.

  • 27 January 2015
  • 26 January 2015

    Mental health services have always been hard to see and therefore easier to cut.

  • 26 January 2015

    The decision by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) to drop Russian as a Higher is part of a worrying long-term decline in the teaching of languages in Scottish schools.

  • 24 January 2015

    Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are seen as key drivers for Scotland's future.

  • 24 January 2015

    The history of attempts to reform the House of Lords has been a sorry one, amounting to more than a century of failure.

  • 23 January 2015

    SIMPLY rebranding NHS reform from a 2020 vision to a 2030 programme doesn't just miss the knowing reference to eyesight, it looks a bit like punting a difficult problem away for another decade.

  • 23 January 2015

    WE believe today is a cause for celebration.