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.
Positive economic forecasts are notoriously fallible, but that did not prevent the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, from peppering his Autumn Statement with them.
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.
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).
HAS winter become an unwitting casualty of global warming or am I alone in being bemused by the fact that the Chancellor's autumn statement falls in December?
DAVID J Crawford (Letters, December 3) seems to be accusing Glasgow Chamber of Commerce of meddling in the affairs of Prestwick Airport.
WHAT on earth has happened to the phasing of traffic lights at Glasgow's Anniesland Cross?
AS the politicians spend much energy claiming they are doing all they can to reduce household fuel costs, let us consider an issue which need addressing - the tools available, or indeed not available, to many as they pay their energy bills.
I WAS very disappointed to note that the Scottish Government's new strategy on preventing suicide, published yesterday, does not make any specific reference to young people.