The presumption that Scots are more tolerant than their nearest neighbours was given credence in the EU referendum, when a clear majority here voted to remain in Europe.
Jenny Hjul: Privileged law students subsidising poorer counterparts will not help level the playing field
The suggestion by a Dundee law lecturer that middle class students should subsidise poorer youngsters is no doubt well intentioned, but it completely fails to address the problem of widening university access.
Nicola Sturgeon is right to say there has been “a palpable change in political debate” since her party’s Growth Commission report was published over a week ago.
David Miliband’s re-entry into British politics this week could be viewed as a selfless, principled stand against a disastrous hard Brexit. Or, if speculation that he plans to launch a new centrist party is correct, his return from the wilderness (if you can call New York a wilderness) could be seen as a cynical lunge for power.
Who would argue against slowing down traffic around schools or in the narrow streets of small towns and villages?
JENNY HJUL: Nicola Sturgeon is putting her friendship with hapless Shona Robison before the needs of NHS patients and staff
The beleaguered health service in Tayside is never out of the news these days. On Monday, another crisis loomed, with the revelation that growing numbers of clinical staff were seeking early retirement.
Being the target of cybernat attacks is par for the course for any Unionist who dares to defend Great Britain too conspicuously.
Schools in East Renfrewshire recently made the headlines when their council decided to spend a quarter of a million pounds on virtual reality headsets for every classroom.
In the 1970s it was not unusual for those living in some of Tayside’s coastal communities to see a marksman splayed on the beach, taking aim at the seals in the estuary. Shooting these predators was crucial to protecting the salmon netting industry and, perhaps because the sector gave employment to local people, there was little, if any, outcry over the cull.
The revelations about Prince Charles in Tom Bower’s new book are embarrassing but not really scandalous, peculiar but not necessarily shocking.