IT'S that time of year again.
Last night, The Herald and our sister title the Sunday Herald were once again among the newspapers honoured for journalistic excellence at the Scottish Press Awards.
Should school children be encouraged to spend more time watching films?
The whistleblower Edward Snowden was installed as rector of Glasgow University yesterday and it was, by necessity, an unusual affair.
NO topspin is required:
The delay to the Criminal Justice Bill announced yesterday is embarrassing for the Scottish Government but it is the right decision.
FOOTBALL these days is more than a game.
As the referendum campaign bowls on, England is today the chosen arena for both Alex Salmond and David Cameron.
Scotland's criminal justice system is in a bind of its own making.
THE website of the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) describes the island of Canna as boasting "stunning scenery, a temperate climate and a sheltered harbour" and being one of the most hospitable of the isles of the Inner Hebrides.
The Easter weekend was a good one for Scottish tourism, with two new attractions opening to visitors for the first time:
THREE of Scotland's leading universities have resigned their membership of the CBI, arguing its decision to become a registered campaigner on the No side in the referendum fight is at odds with their political neutrality.
The opening of Glasgow School of Art's new building earlier this month was a celebration of art, creativity and education, but it was also a celebration of architecture.
An analysis of the current make-up of the Scottish Parliament conducted by The Herald has uncovered a striking fact:
The referendum debate enters a new phase today with the launch of the latest adverts by both campaigns.
IT'S a long story.
The position of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on independence and devolution has been clear for a long time.
Two weeks ago, the scale of the crisis and disquiet at Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS), the organisation responsible for children's panels, became clear when The Herald obtained an edited version of a survey of its staff and volunteers.
The Co-operative Group has not had its woes to seek in recent years, but they deepened yesterday with the announcement of losses of £2.5bn for 2013.
WHEN it comes to court dress, Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, had the right idea, though we would not necessarily agree with his choice of words.
There is a long way to go before we become a nation or renters.
IN the eyes - and ears - of the world nothing evokes Scotland more than the sights and sounds of the pipes and drums.
Will Glasgow ever be able to shake off the dubious distinction of being Britain's unhealthiest place?
Historians of the future will look back on the early 21st century as a period of revolution - a technological revolution, certainly, but also a period of accelerated change to the look and feel of our towns.
THE Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has always had a nose for business.
The drop in inflation is welcome news to anyone who is trying to live within a budget of any kind and calls into question the mileage left in Labour's campaign against the Coalition on the cost-of-living crisis.
It is now five years since an openly gay minister was apppointed at a Church of Scotland parish in Aberdeen, sparking an agonised debate inside the Kirk about gay clergy.
In discussing the Evidence2Success survey of pupils, it is worth pointing out that children often understand a lot more than we give them credit for.
There has been much discussion about the negotiating position the Scottish Government might take in the event of a Yes vote in the independence referendum but a new report from the Centre for Public Policy for Regions underlines both the superficial attractions and the hidden dangers in playing hardball.
It can only be good news that the quality of water off Scotland's beaches is officially fit for swimming.