One of Scotland's most prestigious cultural awards has expanded its prizes to include poetry and literary fiction.
The evening writing classes that inspired a generation of Scottish poets are to be revived by one of the country's top universities.
IT was the Orcadian poet Edwin Muir who said Robert Burns and Walter Scott were "sham bards of a sham nation".
the English-speaking world geared up for the finale of Breaking Bad, an interesting little announcement filtered out of the realms of British showbusiness:
I was amused to read that the authors of 50:50: