Politics
13 March 2000
An endangered species in Scotland has been saved from near-extinction. Not the wild boar nor the wolf, which misguided...
Politics
28 February 2000
Picture a lonely lighthouse; one keeper reading a book discovers that the vital last page is missing. He looks up and...
Politics
14 February 2000
In the heyday of Scottish variety theatre, a top-of-the-bill act was comedian Chic Murray and his partner Maidie -...
Politics
07 February 2000
His Eminence Cardinal Tom Winning, Archbishop of Glasgow, has acquired another title - the Real Opposition in Scotland...
Politics
24 January 2000
Perverse though it may seem, Scotland is suffering from a surfeit of democracy. Every Scot has no fewer than, count 'em...
Politics
20 December 1999
So we made our wee bit of history at the fag end of the century. A celebratory dram is called for - well, maybe a more...
06 December 1999
The once-sleepy village of Bothwell is in Lanarkshire and has a Glasgow G47 postcode. But, absolutely vitally for those...
29 November 1999
As Joe sings in Show Boat, "You don't dast make de white boss frown". The white bosses of Fife council wore deep frowns...
Politics
08 November 1999
Wanted - tightrope walker, with juggling skills; ability to perform somersaults, flip-flops and headstands would be an...
Politics
25 October 1999
John Prescott, as we all know, has "two Jags". Scotland's Transport Minister, Sarah Boyack, is a bike enthusiast and is...
Politics
11 October 1999
The opening line of the Scottish National Party's new theme song, Dougie MacLean's "Caledonia", is: "I don't know if...
Politics
20 September 1999
The new Liberal Democrat leader, Charles Kennedy, with his fetish for fancy phrases, says it is "a double conundrum"....
Politics
06 September 1999
The Scottish government and the Scottish media are like a pair of Siamese twins who cannot stand the sight of each...
Politics
05 July 1999
A classic James Thurber cartoon has one of his unhappy couples sitting up in bed, with the wife saying to the husband...

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