Lockerbie bomber release row wounds still raw

THERE was bad news today for all those who thought the political fallout from the release of the Lockerbie bomber was over. The wheels of...

Diary: Salmond's border skirmish

ONE interesting background spat occurred ahead of Alex Salmond’s appearance before the Westminster Scottish Affairs Select Committee today – the first by a Scottish...

Anti-Brazilian violence flares in Suriname

Brazil's new status as the big guy in the neighbourhood comes at a price. The country’s presence is felt everywhere on the continent these...

Sketch: Eck’s true grit and Annabel’s hash

Oh, glorious new year! Twa thoosand and ten, ken? A new decade even. What an exciting time for Scottish democracy. Who knows where we...

Diary: Labour spinner's FoI blushes

There was one particular red face over at Labour headquarters in the Scottish Parliament yesterday. Something in the past of Andrew McFadyen, a keen...

The battle from Beauly to Denny

The "Beauly to Denny" question was an issue about power lines but it also incorporated the central Green dilemma facing any administration these days:...

Diary: Prescription vote poser for Labour

One interesting little event will happen today when Nicola Sturgeon lays the order paving the way for the next cut in prescription charges, down...

Diary: Tories hold key to Swinney's coffers – again

The Conservatives have been in private discussions with the Finance Secretary for the past few weeks trying to hammer out concessions which will allow...

No rest for the politicos in 2010

EVERY Scottish politician with any sense would have taken a long holiday over Christmas and New Year because it is likely to be the...