In 2013, it seemed like feminism was The New Black in the political sense.
AS any star knows, when planning a comeback it is best to start small and build to big.
WHAT were the odds that Glasgow would have the most betting shops per head in the UK?
PETER BRANT, head of policy at the Social Mobility And Child Poverty Commission, thinks young working class people...
I BREAK out in a cold sweat. This is a new and baffling food-sorting dilemma: at my level of food-banking experience...
It would appear that the Scottish Government is willing to consider intervening in the voluntary management of...
YOU can't fatten a pig by weighing it.
Harry Reid's column on the Ukraine crisis is right about one thing:
OUR mention of a dozy Glasgow MP making the error of faxing a letter in Braille to David Blunkett reminds Ian McLean...
The five years of sustained low interest rates have been good for some.
OUR mention of a dozy Glasgow MP making the error of faxing a letter in Braille to David Blunkett reminds Ian McLean:
THE BBC news covered the opening of a new exhibition on the Vikings dispelling the popularly held view that they wore horned helmets.
RETIRED Maryhill Labour MP Maria Fyfe is launching her autobiography, A Problem Like Maria, this week in which she tells of a Glasgow MP who wanted to send a letter to the blind Government Minister David Blunkett, and went to the trouble of having it put into Braille.
FOLLOWERS of popular Glasgow junior football side Pollok were delighted, but slightly confused, that their Twitter account pollokfc had an extraordinarily high number of followers in Mexico.
COMMISERATIONS to Scots boxer Ricky Burns.
ANTI-sectarian group Nil By Mouth has provoked some ire by saying that west of Scotland golf clubs have been guilty of religious discrimination.
WE mentioned supermarket Tannoy announcements, and a reader tells us he once heard:
GLASGOW International Comedy Festival next month has announced a "Watch With Baby" comedy show when parents can go out on a Sunday afternoon to see adult comedians without the expense of getting babysitters for their weans.
Shortly after becoming Prime Minister in 2010, David Cameron came north to meet the First Minister and called for a new relationship between the London and Edinburgh parliaments.
The heat is on.
It is 10 years since the overhauled GP contract was introduced, removing a duty to provide out-of-hours care from GPs and, in its wake, the working life of family doctors improved.
Having only two women leading regional college boards in Scotland, out of 12, is a matter of concern not just for women in further education but for anyone who considers that those in positions of power in the public sector should reflect the population they serve.
An action plan to encourage young people to try out their business ideas in seven towns across the UK, including Kirkintilloch, is not instantly going to solve the problems of the high street, but, to borrow the catchphrase of one of the supermarkets that some blame for putting pressure on town centres, every little helps.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the poorest members of society, who have suffered the most as a result of the recession, are not the priority for the Conservatives at Westminster.
To the layman, they will look like ordinary saplings but the Serbian spruce trees that are to be planted in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh tomorrow are a little bit special.
I couLd not agree more with Dr Allen Armstrong on the need for the restoration of rail services to Levenmouth (...
The current code of men's dress leaves a lot to be desired ("Clothes make the man ...
The pro-Russian tone of most of your correspondents regarding the Ukraine crisis is deeply disturbing.
The unavoidably apocalyptic effect of a Yes vote on Scotland's currency and the wellbeing of its people cannot be...
Since the start of the unrest in Ukraine and the abrupt departure of President Viktor Yanukovych I have neither...
I was disturbed to discover that, in granting consent for a private pharmacy facility in Drymen, the Pharmacy...
I enjoyed Alan Taylor's column regarding folk labelled vertically challenged ("Better to be petit than tall beyond...
I am sure the latest "official" statistics which show the "typical" Scottish household energy bill to be only...
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ONE story told about Italians who eschewed poverty in their country and settled in Scotland was of the seven young statue makers from Tuscany, who brought 1000 little figurines of the Virgin Mary to Paisley intent on selling them to make their fortune.
ABANDONED buildings can be objects of eerie, faded beauty.
RECALLING going to the pictures in Glasgow, Irene Robertson remembers sitting in the magnificent Olympia Cinema in Bridgeton watching the desert-set war movie Ice Cold in Alex when the interval seemed longer than usual.
A FOLK musician giving a concert in Glasgow introduced his next song as being about "a Scotsman who loved his wife so much he almost told her." The audience laughed of course, knowing that getting a Scot to express emotion outwith the discussion of football is indeed a challenge.
MANY a parent has chided a child for disturbing a pet dog when it is quietly lying on the carpet sleeping, bothering no-one.
WHEN not writing dystopian fears in his novels 1984 and Animal Farm, George Orwell was on cheerier ground when he wrote an essay after the war on what made the perfect pub.
SPORTS presenter Dougie Donnelly told the tale that his daughter wondered if he was allergic to dinner suits.
PASSING the time at Glasgow's newer bus shelters, you might turn round and notice a series of red squares on the otherwise clear plastic backs which have etched on them a tree, a bird, a bush and a bell.
Teacher and naval officer.
Revolutionary and lieutenant of Castro
Former conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Maverick sculptor and visual artist
Cosmonaut on historic US-Russian mission