A voice of reason has crept into Scottish politics over the past couple of weeks, reminding us that we have more pressing problems than our constitutional future.
Alcohol has been banned on one of the East Coast train line’s busiest services to tackle what the operator calls “the behaviour of a small minority of passengers”.
One thing many of us hoped for around this time last year was that the referendum would put a stop to Scotland’s preoccupation with itself.
Nicola Sturgeon has always been an ambitious politician and her accession to the highest office in Scottish politics in a few days’ time should bring her deep satisfaction.
The triumphant tone of Nicola Sturgeon as she closed her party conference drew the anticipated adoration of the crowd.
One of the key claims of the SNP towards the end of the referendum campaign last year was that it alone could safeguard the NHS in Scotland.
The combined Nationalist “charm” offensive in London seems to have achieved what it set out to do. First, Nicola Sturgeon descended on the capital last week, bewildering the locals with her insistence that the SNP would be good for them.
What possessed Nicola Sturgeon to share a platform with Jeremy Corbyn over the weekend, in an old-style CND rally?
The announcement by Scottish Secretary David Mundell that full fiscal autonomy would not be granted to Scotland was greeted with relief by Unionists and, although they would never admit it, probably by leading Nationalists too.
It isn’t often these days you hear someone singing the praises of Alex Salmond, even within his own party. Since the former first minister lost the independence referendum and resigned as leader of the SNP, the Nationalist story has all been about his successor.