Oops, where did that go? Sensitive equipment lost by civil servants

At least one BlackBerry smartphone packed with sensitive information is lost every two weeks by Scottish civil servants, according to new figures. A total of...
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Friday song: Danny Alexander (Feed Him To The Pandas)

The Sensational Alex Salmond Band have produced a video by way of accompaniment to their new EP, Hackgate. Written and performed by Ol' Black Eyes...

Scotland’s biggest transport project likely to go ahead – but not yet

At long last, after numerous promises and commitments, we now appear to have a timetable for dualling the A9 – the most ambitious, expensive,...

SNP dragged off the fence reluctantly in pensions dispute

The SNP government found itself unwittingly dragged into the pensions dispute today when it emerged that ministers had suggested a range of options to...

SNP win the lottery as EuroMillionaires make massive donation

Britain’s most successful lottery winners, Colin and Chris Weir from Ayrshire, today donated £1 million to the SNP’s referendum campaign. The Weirs, who won £161...

What is it good for? A few thoughts on Remembrance weekend

By John Knox As I get older, Remembrance Sunday becomes sadder and more and more moving. I see soldiers falling to the ground like autumn...

Lib Dems apologise for Salmond’s Arabian mock-up

Willie Rennie, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, was forced to apologise today after party workers created a poster depicting Alex Salmond in...

Campbell Christie, 1937–2011

Dr Campbell Christie CBE, former general secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress, has died at Strathcarron Hospice in Denny after a short illness....

Independence campaign starts with £1 million bequest

A huge bequest of nearly £1 million from Scotland’s former makar Edwin Morgan is to bankroll the SNP’s independence campaign, it has emerged. Angus Robertson...

Dead Sirte: Gaddafi ‘shot’ after ‘don’t shoot’ plea

What is it with mad dictators and holes in the ground? Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was discovered in an “underground shelter” by American special forces. Now...