A little over a year ago I was on holiday in Italy.
THE image of the impoverished pensioner shivering in the cold is an incredibly emotive one, especially at this time...
I was recently asked about the issue that caused me most difficulty as a headteacher.
IN his first major speech as Scottish Labour leader, Jim Murphy brought the house down.
It all started in October.
AS the old song very nearly goes, it's beginning to look a lot less like Christmas.
AT last - an ingenious method of dealing with people who insist on conducting loud phone conversations on trains.
GREAT to see so many restaurants taking pride in where their ingredients come from.
TALKING slippers - whatever will they think of next?
NOTICE how the Italian term barista is being used more frequently?
BIT blowy yesterday, but hardly merited the television news panic of a "weather bomb" hitting the country.
More on toilet rolls.
SOMETIMES we have a funny way of caring for our heritage.
There are many positives findings in the report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) into Police Scotland's approach to the investigation of rape, not least the fact that the national detection rate for rape has improved considerably.
Their names are etched in to our collective memories.
LIKE the Beatles, the Chatterley trial and Carnaby Street, the Profumo Scandal was a landmark that defined the 1960s.
Social media is undoubtedly a democratising force, allowing equality of access to those who want to have their say, whether that be about the quality of food in a restaurant, Scottish independence, or encouraging world leaders and celebrities to undertake a charity challenge.
LIKE the Beatles, the Chatterley trial and Carnaby Street, the Profumo scandal was a landmark that helped define 1960s Britain.
Every penny is not quite a prisoner in our higher education sector but resources are finite and they must be put to best effect to ensure that our universities can compete with the best in the world.
On one level, the finding is counter-intuitive.
IT was a chance to prove he really did mean what he said.
I HAVE been intrigued recently by the BBC and general media with regard to the phrases attributed to the general...
TOMORROW sees a return of that two-hour horror show Downtown Abbey, where the mind-numbing ignorance and sheer...
ROSEMARY Goring's article about King Albert's Book ("A hidden treasure about First World War", The Herald...
DR Alexander Waugh (Letters, December 20), is right to remind us of that often-forgotten and under-appreciated...
I DON'T always agree with Iain AD Mann, but his letter today (December 23) regarding the Kinloss air rescue unit was...
WHEN Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi was first convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, I thought it strange that his co...
MOHAMMED Bedjaoui, the president of the highest ourt of Justice in the world, the International Court in The Hague,...
DARRELL Desbrow (letters 22nd December) calls for the abolition of the House of Lords, while Alex Salmond says it...
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NORMALLY a teenager in an all-white tracksuit is rarely mistaken for an athlete on the grey streets of Glasgow.
YOU can tell Hector is from Glasgow's West End.
THE metal fence is too high to climb, but there are a couple of staves missing, and it is easy to crouch, twist, and swing through to the wasteland on the other side.
THERE are few railway stations which endear themselves to the public so much that people write songs about them.
BATMAN was enjoying his pint, and the beer belly stretching his costume suggested he would not be swinging from roof-tops any time soon.
COAXING its temperamental, grating, gearbox, I once drove a minibus of opera singers on a tour of the Highlands where locals would lovingly open ancient village halls for their show and lay out pyramids of home-made sandwiches.
IT'S hard to pin down a precise number of documents held in the Glasgow Archives - the City Archivist, Dr Irene O'Brien, speaks of three or four million related to the city alone - but one thing is sure:
SO I am ascending the stairs of one of Glasgow's oldest and finest buildings beside an army officer whose red-jacketed dress uniform includes silver spurs.
The SNP's council tax freeze was intended as a temporary measure, but it is now into its seventh year.
Sir Arthur Bonsall.
Air Marshal Sir John Donald.