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Opinion

Byline picture of Literary Editor Rosemary Goring whose historical novel 'After Flodden' is about to be published.

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Rosemary Goring: The pitfalls of writing about the recently dead

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"Did someone say that Scottish educational standards were slipping? This notice in the window of a Troon boutique suggests that the owner has some doubts about the arithmetical capabilities of potential customers.," says Willie Young in Giffnock

The Diary: So which Scots team did Bob Marley support, and what the latest storm should really have been called

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David Birrell: Collaborate to inspire export success

Doug Marr: Headteachers are caught between a rock and a hard place

Agenda: Who will stand up for Iraq's hounded and brutalised Sunni population?

Herald View: The right balance on sentencing

Herald View: Government must keep its promise on school inspections

Martin Macdonald

A prison officer pictured in a cell in Younger House, the remand wing of Cornton Vale Prison, Stirling. Picture by Colin Mearns

Letters: We don't need prisons for women, we need to invest in alternatives

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Swanning along at Queen's Park

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JORDAN CHAN COMES FACE TO FACE WITH CHINESE LION
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Why the Chinese New Year seems a lot luckier in Glasgow

Waves crash against the harbour arm in Dover, Kent, as storm Imogen sweeps across the southern regions of the UK. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Imogenation

Jeremy Irons as John Tuld in Margin Call, written and directed by J.C. Chandor.

Some Short alternatives

Letters to the Editor (55284738)

SNP topping Kissinger

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Letters to the Editor (55284167)

Shine a light on cases of abuse

Progress on diversity is down to university governance bill

Progress on diversity is down to university governance bill

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Why the EU referendum should be in the autumn

David Torrance: Brickbats and Labour-bashing; just another week of the Imperial SNP

David Torrance: Brickbats and Labour-bashing; just another week of the Imperial SNP

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Marianne Taylor: The self-centred world of Julian Assange

Marianne Taylor: The self-centred world of Julian Assange

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Ken Smith's Diary: Eating cold ravioli from a tin; Matt Le Blanc in second gear; Scotland must dig deep for a Kiwi player

Ken Smith's Diary: Eating cold ravioli from a tin; Matt Le Blanc in second gear; Scotland must dig deep for a Kiwi player

Camley's latest cartoon

Camley's Cartoon on Monday, February 8

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Herald View: Social care needs investment, not more cuts

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Higher education governance bill is risk to diversity

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Getting more from the Union

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Herald View: The unanswered questions on university reform

A SIGHT TO BEHOLD: The view from Gartocharn village hall looking towards Loch Lomond. Picture: Martin Shields

Letters: Fund improvements to national park through a tourist tax

Inside Track: Food critic Ron Mackenna

The Boys and The Bees: How to make the most of Valentine's Day

The Boys and The Bees: How to make the most of Valentine's Day

Jean Clark is crowned Brisbane Queen in Largs by the wife of the Provost Mrs J Robertson 21st July 1955 (54942639)

The crown from the land down under

A still from The Big Short.

Film clue

The Flying Scotsman locomotive

Let Flying Scotsman revisit north of the Border

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Trading standards departments should act

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The EU gets an unfair share of the blame

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Residents and wildlife caught in the wind farm draught

Residents and wildlife caught in the wind farm draught

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Health Minister Shona Robinson

Are drug and alcohol budgets as healthy as ministers claim?

With Brexit in meltdown and the Daily Mail in panic mode, bring on the referendum

With Brexit in meltdown and the Daily Mail in panic mode, bring on the referendum

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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in The X-Files, 2016 version

Sunday Herald Essay: Why we'll never be free of conspiracy theories

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Photo: Colin Templeton

06/02/16 Feminist demo, George Square. Cat Boyd.

Photo: Colin Templeton



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There's a Pussy Riot movement just waiting to happening in Scotland

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Picket lines will become a place of resistance ... the Tories should get ready for a major fight

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Picture: Colin Templeton

30/11/15  Broadcaster and columnist Hardeep Singh Kohli.

Picture: Colin Templeton


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Sacre bleu – smoking behind the velo-sheds has been given carte blanche

Top Gear as satire. Now that's the kind of car show I like.

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The one about the planet-trashing, gas-guzzling petrol-heads

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Americans are angry and so are we. Can we keep a lid on it?

Flags at half mast at Holyrood thursday.
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The EU has an impact on us all

Edinburgh Universtity students protesting at Edinburgh Universitys' lack of Divestment and informing and debating external policies including the environment and more; pictured are students occupying Edinburgh University building Charles Stewart House by

Let's have the courage to opt for fossil fuel divestment

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Scotland's prosperity doesn't depend on oil

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And all because the pony loves having her photo taken

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Where the Yes campaign went wrong

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Syria: a catastrophe with no end in sight

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Still no parity between mental and physical illness

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Beaver capture now complete
The Scottish Beaver Trial took one step closer to the UKs first native mammal reintroduction when four beaver families arrived in Heathrow last night. The beavers, originally from Norway, will now spend si

Topic of the week: beavers at risk

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IN FOCUS: Spotlight, starring Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton and John Slattery, tells story of Boston Globe journalists who investigated child abuse by Catholic priests.

Kevin McKenna: Time to turn the spotlight on abuse by priests in our country

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Fidelma Cook: Today has been a very French day

Fidelma Cook: Today has been a very French day

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Thank you, Roosh V, you've done us all a favour

Thank you, Roosh V, you've done us all a favour

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If it's Friday it must be Warsaw. David Cameron continues his EU charm offensive in talks with Polish counterpart Beata Szydlo

Schmoozathon: Cameron pursues the art of the possible but a deal on EU reform is still not done

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Glasgow's crowning glory

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Strategic Missile Officer Lt Benson in the missiles compartment that can house up to 16 Trident 2 D5 nuclear missiles, on board Vanguard-class submarine HMS Vigilant, one of the UK's four nuclear warhead-carrying submarines, at Faslane. Picture: Danny Law

Letters: Labour's tax plan should be labelled A Penny for Trident

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Agenda: If we truly want to engage the electorate the EU referendum should be held in September

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Agenda: It is a national scandal that, in the midst of wealth and plenty, so many must resort to charity

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Case to be made for delay on devolving abortion

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Tackling organised crime calls for innovation

Where now for Clydesdale Bank after its muted independence day?

Where now for Clydesdale Bank after its muted independence day?

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How Maxwell passed the test

Frank Finlay

Finlay missed out on spotlight

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Cuts impacting on our roads

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Scotland fans at Murrayfield

Do not overhype Scots rugby

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We need to find out the reasons for unsuccessful entry to higher education

We need to find out the reasons for unsuccessful entry to higher education

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It is worrying to see many children missing out on appropriate education

Hillary Clinton

The most important flaw in Clinton's campaign is the issue of trust

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Murdo Fraser: mischief

What does John Swinney's response to Labour's tax rise say about his own policies?

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