It's been a year dominated by Rangers, Celtic (as always, some would say), Scottish politics, and the Catholic church.
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Unlike some senior politicians, I felt that the 670 pages of the Scottish Government's White Paper on "Scotland's Future" should be well digested before offering a comment on their content.
Toast the first snow fall of the season with a fitting drink and treat your guests to the sparkling, crisp flavours of this Christmas-party favourite.
I was born kicking a ball, which possibly explains why my Mum burst into floods of tears the very second I emerged.
The family-run office furniture retail company, Saxen Ltd was established in 2007 after Shirley Wallace's employers went into liquidation.
Several weeks ago I visited my inaugural car boot sale to sell some of those outfits that I will never again fit into and those useful utensils that have never come out of the cupboard.