IT is a spectacle that has almost become as much a part of Westminster life as the state opening of Parliament.
On New Year's Day, the Financial Times published a survey of 86 economists.
It has been an inauspicious start for a year when Glasgow finally hosts the most prestigious, and contentious, arts...
OVER the years I've finally come to an uneasy peace with where I am now in the world.
AM saddened by the death of leading Scots lawyer Joe Beltrami.
OUR story about the psychic night in Ardrossan being cancelled "due to unforeseen circumstances" reminds a Glasgow lawyer: "The late and much missed Willie Dunn of Beltrami and Co was once consulted by a well known newspaper psychic and reader of stars about an alleged contravention of the Road Traffic Act.
GETTING addresses wrong, continued.
SCOTTISH stereotypes continued.
It was Vladimir Lenin who once famously said that "the purpose of terrorism is to terrorise." Few doubt that the gunning down in a Moscow Street of Boris Nemtsov, one of Russia's most outspoken opposition leaders, was aimed at doing just that.
Debates are often characterised by the extent to which they generate light or heat.
As a state-owned service East Coast was incontrovertibly a success.
In the early 1980s, the BBC's Television series The Great Egg Race pitted teams of engineers against each other in a bid to solve technical challenges against the clock.
THE caricature of Scotland as the land of the deep-fried Mars bar is just that.
WHAT is it with bankers and politicians?
THE saying goes that you can't know where you're going until you know where you've been.
THE world's 80 richest people earn as much as the 3.5 billion who make up the lower-earning half of the Earth's population.
Your editorial comment that Police Scotland is a "failed experiment" needs further examination (Either the chief...
The most important thing for the Labour movement is to protect unity.
While extension of the Scottish Government moratorium to include underground coal gasification (UCG) should be...
The experience of Elaine C Smith and Bob Holman of not meeting someone who had been privately educated until they...
WE were all sad to see the continuing losses at RBS announced this week ("Royal Bank optimistic despite £3.5bn...
THE contention in your report that the Scottish Government almost routinely overturns local councillors' decisions...
MAGNUS Gardham's excellent article on allotments in ("Anger flourishes over fears size of allotments set to wilt",...
DAVID Stubley (Letters, February 27) is spot on with this comments on the state of rugby, and they apply to other...
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When I was younger I had the arrogance and certainty of youth.
ONE thing you can say about the Victorians - they didn't feel the urge to adopt snappy titles.
AS the travails at Rangers FC continue, Alex Bowman in Yorkhill asks: "We all know what a kangaroo is, but what's a kangeroot?
THE words are still chilling even though they are describing events over 70 years ago.
SOMETIMES when you read newspapers, you feel as if pensioners are in a permanent state of decrepitude.
A READER once posed the question to me: "Now cats are independent.
BEFORE Harry Potter was even thought of, you could encounter young women in Glasgow encased in scholarly cloaks which would not look out of place in Potter's alma mater Hogwarts.
Public servant, campaigner, and founder member of the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
Expert on medical imaging.
Architect and mountaineer.
Revd Murdoch MacKenzie.