History turns on where ships dock and where the passengers disembark. The UK Government is making a hash of the Windrush generation issue but had the ship landed in Dundee, would Scots be making the same mistakes?
As the farce of policing in Scotland shows, devolution has failed to rid Scotland of its macho, secretive culture.
Where to start? Where will it all end?
Roads are political in Scotland. Whether it is Johnson telling us the only good road is the one to England, or General Wade building roads to supply garrisons to suppress us, the road is a symbol of our status.
The President of the United States visits Scotland this weekend. Not so long ago that would have been a cause for celebration, yet Donald Trump’s trip is likely to see protest marches and a snub from the government.
Scientists are about to send a machine into space to collect the junk that circles the world – pity there is not a device to do the same closer to Earth.
Scots want people to self-declare their gender.
Before we leave 2017 forever, let’s recall a strange moment – a speech that summed up Scotland’s predicament in 2018 but which has been wiped from our collective memory.
George Orwell analysed Scot/Jew jokes.
It is sad news and a shock to the workers, but the closure of the Michelin plant in Dundee is just the beginning of a revolution.