WEIR’S WEEK 21st February 2014

The late Sir Tom Finney in action (Pictures from his memorial site) Saturday And the football world mourns the passing of Sir Tom Finney, aged 91. The film...

Finding Scotland’s future between a piper’s hall and a parliament

That was a very political week for me: a welcome respite from thinking about bytes and notes. The two events I spoke at...

The mystery of Muckle Flugga. The whisky that never was…but is

Tom Morton’s Malt and Barley Review Fresh from ‘a cave in Unst;’ according to the label, or possible an old croft house. From Brigadoon,...

Comment: SELF ASSESSMENT SHOULDN’T BE TAXING…UNLESS OFCOURSE YOU ARE AN MP

<strong?by Phil Donegan, Tax Senior, Martin Aitken & Co, Glasgow Don’t get me wrong, I think MP’s have had a rough old time...

Milibands’ brotherly act might change language of politics

I've been watching the Milibandery of the Labour Party leadership battle with more than ideological interest. The dynamics of working with your brother is...

RUGBY: SCOTLAND NEEDED MUCH MORE IN THE AUTUMN TO PREPARE FOR THE SIX NATIONS

Scotland failed to be clinical against Australia (Picture from Facebook) Even the most myopic Scottish rugby supporter must have looked at the Ireland v All Blacks...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 2nd May 2014

This being exam season, Alex Salmond faced a tough test in international relations this week. He travelled to Bruges in Belgium on Monday to...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 9th May 2014

Fate is a cruel thing. This week we are mourning the loss of a young, courageous and talented woman who we are proud to...

LETTER FROM SCOTLAND 18TH OCTOBER 2013

Fears for local postal services There’s an eve of battle atmosphere about the SNP’s annual conference in Perth this weekend, the last before next September’s...

Malt and Barley Review: Benriach’s revived maltings may have produced more than one kind...

by Tom Morton The reopening in the past week of Benriach’s floor maltings is a matter for rejoicing, as it brings to seven the whisky...