LET'S be clear on this.
It is hard to tell who are becoming more discredited, the major energy companies or their so-called regulator, the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets.
While it's a pity that the Castle Park Golf Club in East Lothian is closing, perhaps its loss might serve as a wake-up call to the sport in Scotland to take a long, hard look at itself.
When in 1924 England's Lord Chief Justice Hewart said justice should not only be done, but should "manifestly and undoubtedly" be seen to be done, he probably had no inkling of television.
Many well-informed people are worried about hydraulic fracturing, the "unconventional" process by which gas and oil are forced from deep underground.
THERE is nothing in life as impressive as quiet heroism.
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.
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.
Mental health services have always been hard to see and therefore easier to cut.
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.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are seen as key drivers for Scotland's future.
The history of attempts to reform the House of Lords has been a sorry one, amounting to more than a century of failure.
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.
WE believe today is a cause for celebration.