• 23 July 2014

    THE great William Blake describes the moment of birth in his poem Infant Sorrow thus:

  • 23 July 2014

    Those pining for sporting excitement after the end of the momentous World Cup in Brazil have not had long to wait.

  • 22 July 2014

    With more programmes being made in Scotland than ever before and praise from audiences for referendum coverage, sport, drama and comedy, there is plenty for BBC Scotland chiefs to be happy about in the corporation's Scotland Annual Review, and in the report from the audience council for Scotland, both published yesterday.

  • 22 July 2014

    You would expect athletes taking part in the Commonwealth Games to take their preparations seriously.

  • 21 July 2014

    Anyone passing through the centre of Glasgow yesterday will have noticed the atmosphere:

  • 21 July 2014

    If the economy is the deciding factor on September 18 - and the polls show the economic consequences of independence feature far more strongly in Scots' attitudes than issues of national identity - then a new report on the financial prospects after a Yes vote could play a role in making up the minds of the don't-knows.

  • 19 July 2014

    Prominent stories of benefit fraud live long in the memory.

  • 18 July 2014

    During the past month of unusually dry weather, the referendum polls have been as stagnant as some of the nation's ponds but, with recent rain, has come a shift.

  • 18 July 2014

    Anger at the way republican terrorism suspects from Northern Ireland were issued with letters by the Government telling them they were not sought by police is understandable and justified.