A few weeks ago, I discovered that my Dad had started regularly volunteering for Better Together.
White Paper Day or Tuesday, was a red letter day, as the SNP gave the green light with a blue print for Scotland's future with a white paper?
It's that time of the year again - very dark and very cold.
It may not have been handed down in tablets of stone, but the White Paper on Independence is of biblical length at 670 pages.
Alex Salmond's offer of a bright new future was met with the reality of a dreich Glasgow day yesterday.
Two feelings are currently widespread among voters in Scotland - that the consequences of independence look rather uncertain, and that, if anything, they do not look particularly good so far as their future prosperity is concerned.
Ideally, come next September's referendum, we voters should be in a position to see clearly what is to be anticipated in the event of both a Yes and a No vote.
The White Paper began with a lock-in.
You always have this cinematic vision of independence: a romantic, poetic and courageous image.
It was difficult to see anything funny at all in the news this week.
LIKE many a neighbourly feud, it started with synthetic politeness, quickly escalated to sleeve-rolling, and ended with the protagonists spitting rivets at each other.
Home Secretary Theresa May and I don't get on.
IT was a grisly episode ideal for Hallowe'en.
There are truths in politics which resonate.
When it comes to high profile fiasco, no one can quite ratchet up the drama like the Americans.
Here is the full text of the First Minister's address to delegates:
The hotel is booked, carry-out bought, the bus is at the door and it's time for the SNP party faithful to have their wet weekend in Perth.
It all kicked off at First Minster's Questions over the oil fund.
WITH normal service resumed after the assault course that is the party conference season, birthday boy Dave (he's 47) did his level best to leave the impression that Red Ed was, in fact, Marxist Ed.
Andrew Marr's appearance at the Edinburgh International Book festival in August was accompanied by a media hoo-ha following his comments on Scottish nationalism's "anti-English" sentiments.
Michael Moore was something of a surprise choice as Secretary of State for Scotland when the Coalition came to power in 2010.
As we can regularly see from letters and articles most days in The Herald, there can be strong views about local government in Scotland; some voices praise, others criticise.
SCOTLAND used to be seen as a school for Europe's nationalists.
FIRST Minister's Questions was running a two-for-one offer on potentates yesterday.
As a Swedish national who has lived and worked in Scotland since 1997, I like to offer observations and reflections on life in my current habitat compared with my country of origin.