by Douglas Lindsay, with Dr Ian Shackleton, senior lecturer at the Glasgow School of Politics and Football
They came from varied sources but all were heartfelt.
Scottish Parliament Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick led the tributes to Margo MacDonald with a superbly apposite quote.
THE SNP should abandon proposals to emulate the UK's security and intelligence services if Scotland becomes independent, a highly critical report argues.
It was a real pleasure to listen to Nicola Sturgeon and the leaders of the other four Holyrood parties as they spoke to Young Academy of Scotland and the David Hume Institute about September's referendum.