The young businessman was annoyed.
Of all the risible suggestions that have emanated from British politicians recently, the most ludicrous is Nick...
THE Games are just a wave of good feeling rolling over Glasgow.
SOME people have more money than sense.
Certain questions keep arising about the public and political oversight of Police Scotland's operational policies....
The argument that we should keep politics out of sport has always been fatuous.
Congratulations are already due to all involved in Team Scotland at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
GREAT start for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games, Muses reader Bill Smith:
VERY moving opening ceremony at the Commonwealth Games - apart from that toe-curling pantomime parody at the beginning.
IT began with a nun and a conversation about a black pudding in a Glasgow tenement.Doreen Grant, from the Catholic religious order of the Sisters of Notre Dame, had arrived in a run-down estate in an area of Govan know as Wine Alley with a mission to find out why pupils from poorer areas struggled at school.
YES, Glaswegians are determined to give a good welcome to Games visitors.
VOLUNTEER drivers have begun shuffling officials and dignitaries around for the Commonwealth Games, with distance no object.
GREAT excitement about Billy Connolly doing 10 nights at the Armadillo in Glasgow with the concerts already almost sold out.
THE Yes and No camps have been going flat out for your vote on September 18, but here's a curious thought.
Certain questions keep arising about the public and political oversight of Police Scotland's operational policies.
The Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has been speculating that, after a No vote in the referendum, having a more visible UK Government presence in Scotland would help silence demands for another independence poll in future.
Small businesses are paying the price for poorly maintained roads and it is time the Scottish Government addressed the problem.
Walk past one of Scotland's parks on a hot summer's day and their popularity is abundantly clear.
A fragile temporary truce agreed between Israel and Hamas took hold yesterday in Gaza.
WE have been waiting for a long time for the Commonwealth Games to arrive in Glasgow, and it is fair to say that expectations were high.
ONCE again the world is left shocked by violence erupting in Gaza.
THE No campaign must be grinding its teeth at the honest disclosures from Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael ("...
I WOULD like to thank David Torrance for raising the issue of Scotland's cultural identity ("Curious case of...
THE dilatoriness of the Crown Office is not confined to fatal accident inquiries, or FAIs ("Yet more evidence of...
THE study by Mintel about excessive drinking among over-65s has got it all wrong ("Daily drink for pensioners at...
I RECENTLY required an overnight business stop in Glasgow and was subjected to accommodation rates so scandalous (...
REFERENDUM debaters all seem to be considering just the next few years.
I NOTE with interest your report on the sentencing of drivers convicted of killing cyclists ("Motorists who kill...
FOR decades the entire subsidy burden for providing electricity to the Shetland Isles has fallen on the shoulders of...
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THAT Commonwealth Games reaches everywhere.
RETIRED Lanarkshire mechanic Jim Muir is used to admiring glances when he drives down the road.
GLASGOW has always had an affinity with America.
WHEN Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt was in Glasgow filming his zombie epic World War Z, the joke was that Brad should visit The Barras before he left - so that he could buy a copy of his film as soon as they finished shooting it.
SOUNDS sexist I know, but the reason I heard for Glasgow tenements being designed with only three storeys above the ground floor is that the male architects worked out this is as far as a woman can climb with a bag of shopping in each hand.
PEOPLE have blind spots concerning their own towns and cities.
IN most parts of Glasgow if you saw a chap strolling down the road with a sheep's head stuck on the top of a pole you might think his butcher had a complicated answer to a shortage of plastic bags, or more likely that the sheep carrier had forgotten to take his medication that day.
THERE is a chilling photograph of the five-day siege at Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison in the eighties which shows two hooded protesters, pictured in stark black and white against a grainy sky, standing on the chimneys high above the prison, arms outstretched, showing their mastery of their world.
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