That came as a bit of a surprise. Not least because, when it emerged a press conference was being called at the First Minister’s Bute House residence, I asked one of his senior aides if there would be a big announcement.
From the outside you wouldn’t have known the man in charge of the country was in town.
For the first time ever in this country the referendum on Scottish independence gives 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to vote. Helen Brown talked to Halima Kolo, who appears in this Sunday’s BBC Scotland documentary about being 16 in 2014.
A million signatures backing a campaign is not something to be sniffed at, that’s for sure.
If I’m exceptionally unlucky I could end up with a jellyfish stuck to my forehead or being nipped by a hermit crab.
Sun, sea and...haar. That’s pretty much been the keynote of summer in parts of Courier country this summer.
Mind your language? Brits don’t bother if it’s not the Queen’s English. Helen Brown finds that even in the 21st Century, we’re still not talking the talk.
Ramblers Scotland is calling on the people of Perth and Kinross to follow the inspiration of the Commonwealth Games and make a pledge to get active outdoors next month.
As the violence and bloodshed in Gaza continue to escalate, Courier contributor and Dundee University student Jalal Abukhater writes a personal viewpoint from the front line in Palestine.
A hundred years ago tomorrow King George V and Queen Mary opened Perth Royal Infirmary. If a former employee had not stumbled on an account of the royal opening, this milestone anniversary may have passed without note, writes Nora McElhone.