Rules, they say, are meant to be broken.
David Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon rode north on their stallions this week to each proclaim themselves the saviour of Europe’s oil capital.
Opinion: Paris attacks were appalling but they are most likely a sign of Islamic State’s desperation
Dr Gilbert Ramsay, a lecturer in International Relations at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at St Andrews University, analyses last week’s terror attacks in Paris:
In my hot youth, when I was at school studying history, there used to be a lot of store set on the significance of what were considered the great days of British worldwide supremacy.
It was silence as he arrived.
I have been lucky enough to visit the archipelago of St Kilda the remotest part of the British Isles and one of the world’s most important seabird breeding stations a few times.
It was Abraham Lincoln who uttered the fantastic phrase all good procrastinators love: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
Alex Johnstone is a politician who doesn’t shy away from giving a quote to journalists but, it is fair to say, he has never been described as a Shakespearean figure within Holyrood.
It had been a long time coming but when that elusive victory finally arrived, it was well worth the wait for Dundee fans.
Do we take sport too seriously? Have we elevated it beyond its rightful place as a simple entertainment?