Was Burns a Socialist, Whig, Nationalist, Tory – or floating voter?

By John Knox One of the delights of the Burns Supper season is watching every political party claiming to be his true inheritors. Each can...

Sketch: lava actually

At last, it was time for the big televised debate between the main party leaders. That's right. First Minister's Questions. After an Easter break, the weekly...

Shetland Islands Council hit by damning Accounts Commission report

In a damning report published this morning, the Accounts Commission accuses Shetland Islands Council of having “serious problems with leadership, vision and strategic direction,...

Margo’s victory in the defeat of her ‘end of life’ bill

By John Knox For me, it is a law against cruelty. But the 85 MPS who voted against Margo MacDonald’s End of Life Assistance Bill...

Helping the public sector negotiate the world of cuts

The Westminster governmen says that the need for spending cuts means that public authorities around the country need to find new, more efficient, ways...

Daily roundup: Scottish Labour, 15 April

Ed Miliband and Iain Gray campaigned together in Scotland yesterday. The pair visited apprentices in Aberdeen working in helicopter supply in the oil industry,...

Bloggers panel: verdict on the leaders' debate

The Caledonian Mercuy asked some of Scotland's leading political bloggers to give their verdict on last night's televised election debate. Here's what they had...

Highland Airways in administration

The Scottish airline Highland Airways has been placed into administration and most of the company's 100 staff will lose their jobs. The airline...

Has Alex Salmond lost his edge?

Alex Salmond is still the biggest beast in the Scottish political jungle. He is a politician of rare skill, a quick and occasionally devastating...

SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT

Scottish Government needs to act SELECT, the trade body for Scotland's electrical sector, has urged the Scottish Government not to delay the implementation of the...