Politics
03 July 2000
He must be 40 years old now. That's if he made it this far. At Edinburgh's Waverley Station I boarded the early morning...
Politics
26 June 2000
At the 1997 general election, Martin Bell showed the benefits of a classical education. Fighting the Tatton...
Politics
19 June 2000
The Secretary of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers does not mince his words. When taxed on the exclusivity of...
Politics
12 June 2000
Members of the Scottish Parliament and its Executive must have been wishing that they had moved a bit further up the...
Politics
05 June 2000
On the evening of Thursday 29 June, a modern odyssey will begin which shows that our thinking on transport has barely...
Politics
29 May 2000
An image has come spinning out of the labyrinth of Scottish memory: Prince Charles is holding court at Holyrood Palace...
Politics
22 May 2000
In the visitors' dressing room underneath the west stand at Murrayfield, a Border rugby team were listening to a pre-...
Politics
15 May 2000
The directors of Edinburgh's Standard Life Assurance Company are unlikely protesters. The chairman of the board, John...
Politics
08 May 2000
Scottish voters are the best represented in western Europe, at least in quantity. As Tom Brown reported (New Statesman...
Politics
01 May 2000
When the headquarters of the Scotsman newspaper were at North Bridge in the heart of Edinburgh, the thistle-encrusted...
Politics
24 April 2000
On Clydeside, life is currently imitating art while doing impressions of Billy Connolly. Only a year after the...
Politics
24 April 2000
Big Boys Don't Cry, particularly in Scotland. But help is at hand. On 27 April, an Australian is coming to tell us how...
Politics
17 April 2000
High above the jagged ridges of the Cuillin, on the Isle of Skye, an eagle was hunting. Banking into the chill winter...
Politics
10 April 2000
The ghost of Victor Meldrew is stalking the corridors of the Scottish Executive. His trademark, strangulated whine, "I...
Politics
03 April 2000
In 1964, Cock of the Border was a brave title for a television game show. Recognising that its region was mostly...

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