THE many sides of Alex Salmond have been on display during the referendum campaign which has defined his career.
by Douglas Lindsay, with Dr Ian Shackleton, senior lecturer at the Glasgow School of Politics and Football
The tide is coming in.
It was another veritable feast of a political week: a selection box, all chocolate, no Spangles, full of surprises, twist and turns. Here are some highlights…
It's the only story in the mainstream media right now, and we know that voters have strong views on what their media does.
THE taxi driver is voting No.
Arguably for most of the referendum campaign the polls have served to take some of the energy out of the referendum campaign.
A S polling day approaches, Scotland is looking beyond September 18 and thinking about the effect the referendum campaign will have on the country in the longer term.
WHEN The Herald interviewed Alex Salmond in his Inverurie constituency office for our first Scotland Decides supplement a year ago the Yes side were trailing two to one in most of the polls, yet the First Minister showed no sign of panic.
THE view of the Mull of Galloway is often obscured by mist and cloud but this 20-mile stretch of the North Channel has always been more a highway not a barrier.
By Douglas Lindsay, with Dr Ian Shackleton, senior lecturer at the Glasgow School of Politics and Football.
Arriving mid-morning at Hamilton bus station, I am surrounded by what could be a tribe of refugees fleeing for their lives.
The pace changed again this week, as the politics of conviction shook us out of the doldrums.
Better Together's campaign advertisement The Woman Who Made Up Her Mind caused controversy and accusations of sexism last week with what some called her patronising tone.
In The Old Curiosity Shop, Dickens speaks of a dull eternal weariness. This week, with the end in sight, the people are tired and exhausted, driven to somnolence.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum was a fitting choice for the Salmond-Darling rematch.
Coverage appeared this week on social media of Jim Murphy being heckled by Yes supporters and he did well, standing his ground.
Alex Salmond and Johann Lamont had barely clapped eyes on each other at the last FMQs before the referendum before they were wrestling in oil like a couple possessed.
I've been busy this week working on a top secret project.
In theory, Alex Salmond should never play poker.
Aberdeen is booming.
The lucky suit has returned from the dry cleaners, the hair trimmer is switched to turbo boost, chopping off unsightly nasal and ear hair.
We come to it at last, the great political debate of our time - Heroclidius
This column today moves from its usual examination of all things indyref and instead focuses on the politics of Glasgow's Games.
While enjoying a well-earned tea break (freelance speak: procrastination) on Wednesday mid-morning, I switched on the TV to check the news, do some research on your behalf.