If you are known as Scotland’s Bra Queen, it’s probably quite hard to keep a low profile. All the same, Ultimo boss Michelle Mone does seem to have a knack for self-publicity that ensures she is rarely out of the news.
On a train trip south over the weekend I noticed a new road sign on the M8 (during that part of the rail journey that, inconveniently, involved a coach). The sign warned motorists of the reduction in the drink-driving limit, due to come into effect in Scotland on December 5, that is, on Friday.
If you have teenage children, T in the Park looms every year to test your resolve. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been told, by my children, their friends and their friends’ parents that the music festival is a rite of passage and they must be allowed to go.
It has been said that the least appealing job in British politics at present is leadership of the Scottish Labour Party but there is something worse: deputy leadership.
A funny thing happened during the referendum campaign well, lots of funny things happened. But there was one particularly remarkable experience, at least for a certain section of the electorate.
The remarkable recovery of Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey from the deadly Ebola virus has occasioned much joy, not just among her family and friends but also in the medical community and the wider public.
One of the main claims of the SNP, and the Yes movement in general, was that it would use Scotland’s wealth to make the country a fairer society. Well, the good news for all those who support such a goal and who wouldn’t? is that the nationalist government at Holyrood can still fulfil this ambition, despite losing the independence argument.
In the past, when your local authority chased you for outstanding council tax you had two choices: pay up promptly or get taken to court. Now it appears there is another option, thanks to the recent pronouncements by Scotland’s Justice Minister.
The campaign to get more women involved in politics has been renewed of late, with MSPs from the Labour, SNP, Lib Dem and Green parties demanding some kind of quota system, to redress the gender imbalance in the Holyrood parliament.
Scottish schoolchildren need many things: a better grounding in maths and science; sharper literacy skills; greater access to university places if they are from deprived areas; teachers who are free to teach and heads who are allowed to run their own schools.