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.
IT IS of particular poignancy that yesterday's 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp comes at a time when Jews across Europe are carrying the burden of fear once more, as the twin spectres of far Right extremists and jihadis pose their community a clear and present danger.
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.
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.
THE phrase "community policing" is about to take on a whole new meaning.
If the customer is always right, the "Big Six" energy suppliers ought to be in deep trouble.
Sir John Chilcot's inquiry into the Iraq war heard from its last witness in 2011.