How we swapped leisure for money, overwork and consumerism

It's quite a moment to be starting a weekly Scottish column again. This was a fortnight when two of our political and cultural titans...

Scotland’s ‘poet laureate’ Edwin Morgan dies, aged 90

SCOTLAND’S national poet, Edwin Morgan, has died at the age of 90. He died in a care home in Glasgow after a long battle...

Interesting Scottish places: the Secret Bunker

By Elizabeth McQuillan During the Cold War things were tense, with the USA and USSR throwing toys (and spies) out of their prams with some...

Barra among world’s scariest airports – report

What do Barra, Gibraltar and Guatemala City all have in common? A website called smartertravel.com has named them all in its top ten of the...

Little traffic and lots of history on a Glen Affric cycle

The area around Glen Affric is stunning. There's wildlife galore in the ancient Caledonian forest, everything from red deer to pine marten and otters....

Work finally begins on EICC extension

It's been a long time coming. The planning process seems to have gone on for ever. But this morning, work finally began on the...

Simonus Rex cometh. Shetland will never be the same

Tom Morton reviews Simon King’s Shetland Diaries.   The issue has been dividing our community since the Weeping Attenborough first set out on his mission to...