Willie Rennie, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, makes an admission and a prediction in his interview with The Herald today.
You are never very far from a whisky distillery in Scotland, but it is around 150 years since there has been a Scottish distillery producing gin.
The progress on widening access to university in Scotland has been too slow for too long, but at least it is heading in the right direction.
ONE of life's simplest but most rewarding pleasures is provided by the sight and sound of birds in our gardens; the greyest and gloomiest of days can be brightened by visits from our feathered friends.
Sometimes even the most well-intentioned rules should be broken.
ED Miliband made the most of his moment at Prime Minister's Questions yesterday.
Four years ago, The Herald reported on the case of a man with serious mental health problems who had been told inappropriately he was fit to work after being put through an assessment for a disability benefit.
Fiona Matheson gives us all hope.
If banks already seem detached at times from the interests of the people they serve, they are likely to seem even more so after the latest branch closures by Clydesdale.
Scotland's universities have a proud record of scientific and academic achievement which is internationally recognised.
Playing classical music to infants is to be commended and encouraged.
What a shame that the tea round in British workplaces is dying out.
There is now abundant evidence that Scottish Government policy priorities have caused a fall in student numbers at the country's hard-pressed colleges, coming from those doing part-time courses.
With winter officially over, many households will be reviewing their energy use, even though it remains chilly outside.
Earlier this year, author and broadcaster Sally Magnusson spoke movingly about her late mother's dementia.
THE look of relief on Johann Lamont's face at the end of her speech to the Scottish Labour conference yesterday said it all.
Can a Mrs Dawnay who lives in Devon be chief of clan Macsporran?
The return of Kate Bush to the stage might seem just another showbiz story.
Ed Miliband's argument that independence for Scotland would cause a "race to the bottom" is a curiously narrow one.
Parents trying to choose a nursery for their child are faced with a bewildering list of questions.
The stigma around asking for a doggy bag in restaurants has existed for a long time in Scotland.
It is nearly a year since the establishment of Scotland's single police force and today, in an interview with The Herald, its Chief Constable Sir Stephen House mounts a strong defence of it.
It was a Conservative Budget from a Conservative Chancellor aimed at middle-class people who vote:
AN important feature of JK Rowling's Hogwarts school was the Sorting Hat.
The work of the McLellan Commission, which will investigate how the Catholic Church in Scotland handles abuse, was launched yesterday with some robust words from its chairman Andrew McLellan.
The option of devolving more power to Holyrood short of independence has always been popular with a large number of voters and the Unionist parties know it.
THE Edinburgh International Festival has much with which to share the limelight in this of all years, but outgoing director Sir Jonathan Mills deserves a round of applause for coming up with a fascinating programme for a curtain call that will demand global attention.
It is hard to think of a better location than Glasgow for last night's gathering of comic book writers, artists, publishers and distributors.
Who really knows about the "don't knows"?
Words have not been enough.