PERHAPS it was the Red Arrows trailing red, white and blue smoke over Glasgow.
SCOTTISH and UK ministers have withdrawn their backing for a year-long cultural events project with Russia over the superpower's behaviour in Ukraine.
IF the case for independence is based on optimism, no-one sums it up better than John Swinney.
SCOTLAND is well over halfway to achieving its best ever Commonwealth Games medal haul, after just three days of Glasgow 2014.
INCREASED investment in judo has helped to secure the country's success in the martial art, Scottish sport's governing body claimed after Sarah Clark added another gold medal.