The new Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has promised to put hate crime at the top of his agenda, in the wake of an attack on a Catholic priest during an Orange march in Glasgow.
The presumption that Scots are more tolerant than their nearest neighbours was given credence in the EU referendum, when a clear majority here voted to remain in Europe.
Jenny Hjul: Privileged law students subsidising poorer counterparts will not help level the playing field
The suggestion by a Dundee law lecturer that middle class students should subsidise poorer youngsters is no doubt well intentioned, but it completely fails to address the problem of widening university access.
The Scottish Greens have made no secret of their mission to shape the future of the country’s travel arrangements in their own image.
The constant theme of Nicola Sturgeon’s political career, and most likely a preoccupation in her personal life too, has been Scottish independence.
Nicola Sturgeon is right to say there has been “a palpable change in political debate” since her party’s Growth Commission report was published over a week ago.
David Miliband’s re-entry into British politics this week could be viewed as a selfless, principled stand against a disastrous hard Brexit. Or, if speculation that he plans to launch a new centrist party is correct, his return from the wilderness (if you can call New York a wilderness) could be seen as a cynical lunge for power.
Not many people want to meet Donald Trump when he visits the UK in July. In fact, protesters are expected to line his path and politicians are queuing up to avoid him.
Who would argue against slowing down traffic around schools or in the narrow streets of small towns and villages?
JENNY HJUL: Nicola Sturgeon is putting her friendship with hapless Shona Robison before the needs of NHS patients and staff
The beleaguered health service in Tayside is never out of the news these days. On Monday, another crisis loomed, with the revelation that growing numbers of clinical staff were seeking early retirement.