Malt and Barley Review: Hennie Buses and Overstrength Bourbon

What's this? It's raining alcopop marinaded coleslaw. Snowing. Hailing alcoholic coleslaw. Or is it? Nope, it's just another coachload of oddly attired stag/hen party...

LETTER FROM GERMANY 24th February 2014

Bavarians, Prussians and the indy debate Germans have a positive image of Scotland - though largely based on whisky, football and scenery Up until a few...

LETTER FROM GERMANY: 10TH DECEMBER 2013 – THE MIDDLE WAY

Could Germany's 'Mittelstand' be a business model for Scotland? The term "Mittelstand" has become a widely recognised German word which describes a breed of successful...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND: 22nd March 2013

So, we have the “historic” date. On Thursday 18th September 2014 Scotland will vote on whether to become an independent country. First Minister Alex...

IT’S THE OIL, ISN’T IT?

There's been a lot of discussion over the future of North Sea Oil during the debate on independence. The 'Yes' and 'No' camps clearly...

Weir’s Week

Saturday There was a time when the World Cup was the pinnacle in football. Then along came the Champions League. And it’s a bit like...

REFERENDUM – ARRIVAL OF THE BIG POLITICAL GUNS?

We need to think not just about 2014 - but beyond Are the “big guns” of British politics starting to enter the Scottish independence debate?...

Weir’s Week: 2nd November 2012

Saturday THEY are the actions of the lowest of the low. Despicable and deplorable that journalists - and their families - should be...

COMMENT: THE ROYAL CHARTER ON PRESS REGULATION

A Royal Charter - an unusual method used by Westminster to regulate the press (Picture: Creative Commons) So – a Royal Charter on press regulation has...

Scotland Decides ’14: who is right on EU membership?

By John Curtice, Strathclyde University and Michael Keating, University of Aberdeen Europe is back on the agenda in Scotland. William Hague wrote to the Scottish...