From STV to the Sky Sports limelight: the reinvention of Jim White

Acorn to oak tree, caterpillar to butterfly, goat herder’s son to US President. The capacity for transformation in all creatures great and small is...

Opinion: Give everyone a say in Scotland’s future

Martin Sime is director of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, and writes a monthly column for The Caledonian Mercury. The latest furore about the...
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Video: Gordon Motion, master blender

It's been quite an exciting time for the Famous Grouse. "Gilbert" – the star of the annual adverts on television – is now...

Video: Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce chief exec stands down

The chief executive of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, Ron Hewitt, is leaving after six years in the job. His time in office has been...

Opinion: There’s more to life than gross domestic product

Martin Sime is director of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, and writes a monthly column for The Caledonian Mercury. For too long, policymakers have...

Gerald Laing, pioneer of Pop Art, 1936–2011

By Bill Heaney The artist Gerald Laing has died at his home, Kinkell Castle on the Black Isle, aged 75. Laing was best known for his...

Salmond sees ‘remarkable similarities’ between Scotland and Qatar

Being first minister of Scotland doesn’t just involve debating in the Scottish parliament, discussing domestic economic policy and setting a new minimum price for...

Outrage (for the most part) over massive executive pay rises

The take-home pay of the executive directors of FTSE 100 companies rocketed by 49 per cent last year, bringing the value of salary, bonuses...

Jimmy Savile, 1926–2011: Glam-rock bling and a gaff in Glen Coe

I never met Sir Jimmy Savile, who has died aged 84, but did once interview him on the phone – and it was a...

Steve Jobs – 1955–2011

Previous reports of Steve Jobs' death were, like Mark Twain's, an exaggeration. Sadly, this morning, they are all too accurate. The man who gave...