Category: OPINION!

Alan Cumming launches verbal attack on Donald Trump

Scottish stage and screen star Alan Cumming has launched a foul-mouthed tirade over the prospect of Donald Trump becoming American president. The New York-based actor...

Euan McColm: Win or lose, Trump has let loose a monster

If liberal outrage was a useful political weapon, Donald Trump would have already retreated into the obscurity he so richly deserves to inhabit. His promise to build a...

Leader: Sturgeon will stand or fall on education pledge

No-one expected instant results in the Scottish Government’s drive to close the attainment gap in education, which First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has highlighted...

Dani Garavelli: Let’s call an end to the old pals’ act

I could feign shock at David Cameron’s resignation honours list, but what would be the point? The former prime minister has proved himself shameless on so many...

Homeless people given red cards by police for anti-social behaviour

Homeless people are being handed football-style red cards in a bid to clamp down on aggressive begging. Police are issuing the cards in Liverpool following complaints...

SNP mocks Theresa May over ‘Brexit means Brexit’ position

The SNP has mocked Theresa May’s “Brexit means Brexit” assurance by insisting that “remain means remain” in Scotland. The party’s...

Scott Macnab: Could we be priced out of the EU?

An independent Scotland woud need to cut its cloth to meet stringent membership terms, writes Scott Macnab An end to austerity was a flagship pledge of the Yes campaign...

Why did the Turkey coup fail?

The failed coup against Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his increasingly authoritarian government has resulted in him vowing to “cleanse” the Turkish...

Sturgeon seeks key role in Brexit negotiations from Theresa May

  NICOLA Sturgeon will demand a central role in the UK’s Brexit negotiations with the purpose of keeping Scotland in the EU during her first meeting with new...

The Diary: Why the Irish President visited Scotland, what they found at the old granary, and the girl who wanted the wifi password

THE IRISH President Michael Higgins is to address the Scottish Parliament tomorrow – the first Taoiseach to do so. Our Irish contact tells us: "You know of...