The pure dead brilliant career of Gerard Kelly

There are certain types of comic actors. Some carry a sitcom in the lead role, some steal the show with a cameo, some turn...

Helicopter crash robs Lake District tourism of significant character

The death of businessman Mark Weir, on the evening of Tuesday 8 March, brought to a premature end the career of one of the...

Opinion: How to avoid the no experience / no employment catch-22

By Colin Borland So the controversy – complete with protests, crisis talks, questions in the House and corporate casualties – about whether or not the...

Hard evidence: who are Scotland’s undecideds on independence?

By Jan Eichhorn, University of Edinburgh A lot of things have been said about those who have not made their minds up yet with regards...

Accomplished and much-loved climber Doug Lang dies in avalanche

By Robin N Campbell Doug Lang was found dead in avalanche debris in Corrie Fee of Mayar above Glen Doll early on the morning of...

PREVIOUSLY…SCOTLAND’S HISTORY FESTIVAL

Craiglockhart - where Sassoon met Owen in 1917 We're entering the second week of this year's History Festival. What makes this event special is the...

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...
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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...

Frank Maguire, specialist in industrial diseases law, dies at 55

Tributes have been paid to the campaigning lawyer, Frank Maguire, who has died aged 55. The joint managing partner of Thompsons Solicitors, he died...

The versatile Brits taking over American TV by stealth

By Allan Laing Watching the trailer for BBC1’s new cop show Luther, you could be forgiven for thinking that Idris Elba doesn’t half deliver a...