It is said that all political careers end in failure.
I NOTE that Professor Adam Tomkins, a constitutional lawyer at the University of Glasgow, claims in your article on the key referendum battleground of Glasgow ("Population melting pot in an area with a long tradition of protest votes", The Herald, September 18), to have heard that the University of Glasgow's entire Philosophy Department would be voting Yes, and that this would be "an act of extreme selfishness by ...
LIKE very many, I sat transfixed to a screen watching the settled will of the people of Scotland unfold as the referendum results were revealed in the early hours.
I AM a "schemie".
Just when it seemed as if September 18, 2014, could become no more momentous, a poll result has overturned years of tradition at that well kent Scottish institution, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews.
It is finally over.
This is it:
In whatever way Scotland changes after the result of the referendum is known tomorrow, something else has already changed:
It sometimes takes the magic touch of celebrity to raise the profile of a cause, and it often takes the money of a generous benefactor to help raise the money it needs.
Chris Fujiwara, who is departing somewhat earlier than expected from his role as artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), has much to be proud of when he looks back on the last three years.
There is now no question that the finances of the Scottish NHS are under considerable pressure.
We are on the cusp of the most momentous vote in living memory and, regardless of the outcome of Thursday's poll, Scotland and the rest of the UK will never be the same again.
The response of Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday to the murder of the hostage David Haines was swift and clear:
Here we are, in the final week of the referendum campaign and, with three days to go until polling day, the atmosphere in Scotland is extraordinary.
The fire that damaged the Glasgow School of Art in May was a disaster for the world of art and architecture, but the extraordinary response to the blaze has also proved how valued and loved the building is.
HERE we stand on September 14, 2014.
When a kestrel hovers, it can keep its head totally still even in the strongest winds.
Consumers have the right to expect that the food and drink they buy is properly labelled.
Already worried about the money in their pockets, many Scots will be understandably concerned about claims that price rises from major UK retailers could make matters worse in the event of independence.
It has been a demoralising few years for climate change campaigners.
It will cost at least £45 million and, with its dramatic design by Kengo Kuma inspired by the sandstone cliffs of north-east Scotland, the new V&A in Dundee will utterly transform the city's waterfront and skyline.
So the BBC finds itself on Alex Salmond's wrong side yet again.
It was a case of better late than never.
It has been a central if highly contentious plank of the Yes campaign that the Scottish NHS is under threat within the UK and would be safer under independence.
Forty years ago today, six part-time soldiers, including five who were based in Scotland, were killed while taking part in a training exercise in Germany.
THE hype that prefaced the launch of Apple's iPhone 6 used to be reserved for the latest blockbuster movie, an album release by the likes of the Beatles, or, in more recent times, a new Harry Potter novel.
It was a speech from a man who had reached the end of his tether about what he firmly regards as SNP lies about the NHS.
The McCrone deal on teachers' pay, implemented in 2001, was one of the new Scottish Parliament's great wins.
It is good news that Edinburgh's new trams have carried 1.5 million passengers since they began operating 100 days ago, although there is still a long distance to travel before the worth of the project is proven beyond doubt.
First Minister Alex Salmond calls it panic.