AMID leprechaun outfits, Guinness hats and sheer "Paddy Whackery", St Patrick's Day isn't an obvious platform to point out the complexities of those of an Irish heritage in modern Scotland.
SCOTLAND'S Catholics are shifting towards a Yes vote in the referendum because it represents core 'Old Labour' values, academics claim.
SCOTS of an Irish-Catholic background are the most likely religious grouping to vote for independence in this year's referendum, according to an eminent academic.
I WELCOME Professor Sir Geoff Palmer's call for a revision to the teaching of the importance of the slave trade ("Legacy of slavery we must still confront", The Herald, January 9) and the implications for contemporary attitudes.
SCOTTISH pupils should be taught about the country's historical associations with the slave trade as part of moves to tackle modern-day racism, according to a leading human rights campaigner.