Politics
06 December 1999
Two events recently took place in Scotland that seemed entirely to contradict each other. For the nation that brought...
Politics
29 November 1999
It appears that the cost of being Prime Minister has never been higher. A rash of stories have appeared lately to...
Politics
22 November 1999
The Scotland football manager, Craig Brown, is not a man much given to outward show; he has never been seen to react to...
Politics
01 November 1999
When Scotland lost their opening match of the rugby World Cup to South Africa by 46 to 29, it was not a disaster. In...
Politics
25 October 1999
Riveted to the central span of the Forth Rail Bridge is what looks like the liquid-crystal display of a digital watch....
Politics
18 October 1999
There is a scene in Macbeth where the appalled usurper watches a dumb-show of all his grisly victims processing through...
Politics
11 October 1999
The most important single political, historical and geographical fact about Scotland is England. And one of the...
Politics
04 October 1999
At a party at this year's Edinburgh Festival, a celebrated Scottish rugby international of the 1970s was asked what he...
Politics
27 September 1999
David Steel is a brave man. In a speech made recently to the Church of Scotland's Church and Nation Committee he did...
Politics
20 September 1999
"There is no word in Gaelic," smile the Lowlanders, "that quite conveys the urgency of manana." That whiskery image of...
Politics
13 September 1999
The Edinburgh Festival is the only sustained period of time in the calendar when the cultural focus of this country...
Politics
05 July 1999
This weekend tanker-loads of ink will be spilt describing, analysing, debunking and re-analysing Scotland's new...

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