Sometime in the early 1990s, Scotland’s heroin overdoses passed the 100 mark. The nation was horrified.
God help the poor, as this election won’t.
The news that Ruth Davidson is thinking of leaving for Westminster confirms that Holyrood lacks the wit and humour of the Commons. She leaves for ambition, but her absence will be felt in the funereal proceedings of a dull chamber.
George Orwell analysed Scot/Jew jokes.
Let us choose to be normal. Not defiant or angry but as we were and as we choose to be – cool and passionate according to our moods, human and humane, sensible and contradictory as ever – while sending our love to Manchester.
This is typed from the same desk as my first column for a newspaper, written 18 years ago. I look up and there is the same view of Loch Tay. In the foreground a burn and some trees, then a field, patchy with reeds. Then the loch water, with a pattern of light that is never the same across the surface. And then the hills to the south.
One event at next month’s Dundee Women’s Festival is entitled "Only 1 in 3 councillors in Scotland are women – why?!"
As a terror attack occurs in the Palace of Westminster, it seems we can't escape terrorism.
Thousands marched to protest about Donald Trump’s suspect election and anarchic presidency yet we learn the Brexit vote was corrupt and the streets are empty.
With news that the Tories are game-planning indyref2, some nationalists are getting out the tap shoes and preparing to dance on the Union’s grave.