Opinion: The Kirk’s need for a wider economic vision

By John Knox I am so disappointed with the Church of Scotland’s report A Right Relationship with Money, recently published and due to be debated...

A royal widow, her daughter and my renaissance

By Iona Leishman When I was invited to become Stirling Castle’s first-ever artist in residence I saw it as a good opportunity, but had no...
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Opinion: What ‘Freedom come-all-ye’ says to us today

By Andy Anderson It seems to me very appropriate in the run up to the independence referendum to reflect on the words of one of...

The curse of beauty and the beastliness of history

What on earth made Samantha Brick hammer out such an ill-advised article? For those of you lucky enough to have missed it, Brick writes...

Herman, I miss you … but you tasted great

It’s only been a day, but already I’m kind of missing Herman – funny how someone can be part of your life for just...

From deep fat to gluten-free: the joy of the high-quality fish supper

By Elizabeth McQuillan Scotland has its fair share of quality fish and chip shops. Atlantic Fast Food in Coatbridge fought off all other UK competitors...

Spring Fling provides an artistic showcase for south-west Scotland

By Matthew Shelley Joan McAlpine has her eye on a big fish – a metre-long willow-woven John Dory. The spiny predator is the work of...

Scots win world debating championship

Five young Scottish debaters have won the World Schools Debating Championships in Cape Town, beating Wales to lift the trophy. The Scottish team is made...

Archive reveals Scotland overtook England in historic transport stakes

By Matthew Shelley A few lines written on a 16th-century pay slip could put paid to the notion that England, rather than Scotland, was the...

Think Trotula, not TOWIE, when it comes to beauty products

By Elizabeth McQuillan Beauty editors disgorge cosmetic and grooming advice that pouts seductively at the companies buying their advertising space and sending them expensive samples....