Herald View Archive

  • Monday 3 November 2014

    An Old Firm fixture is always likely to focus the mind on some of the old problems of football, and so it is no surprise that the upcoming game between Celtic and Rangers has reignited the debate about sectarianism and whether enough is being done, by the Scottish Government and the clubs, to tackle it.

  • Saturday 1 November 2014

    THE public has a significant stake in the future plans for Prestwick Airport.

  • Saturday 1 November 2014

    Reforms to the Scottish Parliament's committee system are much needed.

  • Saturday 1 November 2014

    IT IS a sad reflection on the continuing polarisation of opinion over what constitutes sound and humane deer management that the family of the late Lea MacNally feel they have to launch a fund to finance challenges to Scottish Natural Heritage's approach.

  • Friday 31 October 2014

    It is worth remembering sometimes that, while Scotland has deep-rooted social problems such as communities mired in deprivation, huge health inequalities and in some parts the sort of life expectancy more associated with developing countries, there is also much to celebrate.

  • Friday 31 October 2014

    MUCH has been said about the need to preserve the nation's built heritage.

  • Friday 31 October 2014

    Had the referendum on independence gone the other way, it would have produced revolutionary change in Scotland's constitutional arrangements.

  • Thursday 30 October 2014

    THE most common sights in Scotland's back gardens in the 21st century, are, in no particular order, roses, daffodils, starlings, sparrows and trampolines.

  • Thursday 30 October 2014

    Creative Scotland was never going to be able to please everyone with its new funding portfolio.

  • Thursday 30 October 2014

    Scotland's most treasured institution, the NHS, is under unsustainable pressure.

  • Wednesday 29 October 2014

    Sadly, it has long been known that deprivation and ill-health are closely linked in Scotland.

  • Wednesday 29 October 2014

    If anyone imagined that the incoming SNP leader was laying aside thoughts of Scottish independence for the foreseeable future, they might think again after Nicola Sturgeon's latest shot across the bows of the UK Government.

  • Wednesday 29 October 2014

    A POPULAR question in philosophy is this:

  • Tuesday 28 October 2014

    A bunkhouse is an unlikely symbol of human progress but, against the backcloth of Rum's sad history, its arrival provides the tiny island community with hope.

  • Tuesday 28 October 2014

    Rangers fans would like Mike Ashley to make his intentions for the club clear.

  • Tuesday 28 October 2014

    We know who does not want to lead Labour in Scotland.

  • Monday 27 October 2014

    Education ought to be a means of providing children with equality of opportunity.

  • Monday 27 October 2014

    Johann Lamont herself said at the weekend that the Scottish Labour Party was a family - her family - and given the bitter, emotional row now engulfing it, she could not have been more apt.

  • Monday 27 October 2014

    There are probably only a few inhabitants of Glasgow who feel rural bus links should be a policy priority for the Scottish Government, few residents of Edinburgh who truly "get" the challenge of living in a remote community without a broadband connection, and not very many Dundonians who wonder when their GP practice will ever have a permanent doctor again.

  • Sunday 26 October 2014

    If it had not been apparent before the referendum, it became all too obvious during the campaign that the Labour Party's utter contempt for the idea of independence, and for those who supported them, was blinding the party to any rational argument.

  • Saturday 25 October 2014

    One has tweeted.

  • Saturday 25 October 2014

    It is understandable that David Cameron and his Conservative colleagues are aghast at the £1.7 billion bill Britain now faces as a result of a recalculation of what member countries are due to pay the European Union.

  • Saturday 25 October 2014

    When campaigners talk about vulnerable groups bearing the brunt of austerity policies, it is sometimes hard to know what that means.

  • Friday 24 October 2014

    EVEN in the digital age there are no short cuts to learning.

  • Friday 24 October 2014

    Today's report from Unison paints a picture of housing officers at risk of attack from violent clients, classroom assistants dealing with pupils who lash out, and care workers fielding violence from patients who may have dementia or mental health problems.

  • Friday 24 October 2014

    Don't drink and drive.

  • Thursday 23 October 2014

    THE storm petrel is, pound for pound, one of Scotland's most fascinating creatures.

  • Thursday 23 October 2014

    Home Secretary Theresa May's staff declare her satisfied that there is no compelling reason why Dr Steve Forman should be granted leave to remain in the UK.

  • Thursday 23 October 2014

    Could a rough sense be emerging already of where agreement might be reached in the Smith Commission?

  • Wednesday 22 October 2014

    IT might surprise some to learn that the municipality of Zermatt, in the Swiss Alps, has a population of just 5,800.