Something kept nagging at the back of our minds as we read today’s front-page lead story in Scotland On Sunday about a battle between finance secretary John Swinney and a number of Scottish councils. And then we remembered what it was. The row centred around Swinney’s plan to impose on …read more
A BUCKIE native whose weight rocketed out of control has lost more than 20 stone to walk his daughter down the aisle. …read more
Brian Spanner Fan Club chairman JK Rowling yesterday moved quickly to correct some press reports that she’d abandoned her plans to sue independent MP Natalie McGarry over alleged defamation. Tweeting to Herald reporter Martin Williams, she snippily noted: The true nature of the “request” therefore seems unmistakeable – “make a …read more
There is a bucketful of irony surrounding my departure from the Sunday Herald which doesn’t escape me.
Firstly, I was sacked less than a week after penning a column about the abuse I’ve experienced as a journalist, much of which has come from fans of Rangers Football Club following my work …read more
Fin I wis wee, English bedd in the wireless, or in ma mither’s mou fin she wis on the phone. Ma brither spakk a fantosh pan-loaf kinda English because he gaed tae a posh skweel nearhaun an wis aulder than me. Bit faither an Granmither (fa bedd wi us) spakk …read more
Le sùil air ais gu latha cuimhneachaidh an Olocoist air Diardaoin, dàn smuaineachail le Fearghas MacFhionnlaigh.
LAOIDH ANN AM BEUL AN LÀ
“Às dèidh Auschwitz chan eil bàrdachd ann.”
(Theodor Adorno, feallsanach agus sgrùdair-ciùil)
“Dè th’ann am fear-ealain nad bheachdsa? Na dhearg amadan gun ach sùilean aige mas e peantair a th’ann? Gun ach …read more
The SNP shouldn’t worry about Europe, this is a much bigger threat to the nation’s wellbeing
Such are the bizarre couplings before the lights go up on an EU referendum that you might be pardoned for thinking you had stumbled into blind date night at the lost and found.
Here’s …read more
A MORAY school is participating in a Scottish Government initiative aimed at alleviating a widespread teacher shortage. …read more
To the astonishment of all, it turns out that JK Rowling isn’t going to sue anyone after all. Or, as the ever-reliable-and-accurate Scottish Daily Mail puts it: (It seems needlessly churlish and picky to also point out that McGarry currently isn’t an “SNP MP”, so we won’t do that.) Instead, …read more
THERE is a “distinct possibility” Moray Council’s administration will not go ahead with an 18 per cent council tax rise. …read more
Order “Welcome To Cairnstoon”, Chris’ compilation of Wings cartoons and more, here. …read more
SOCIAL media has helped police in their search for four Border Collie sheep dogs stolen in Cairnie. …read more
On the rare occasions when this site discusses football, and in particular if we mention the three-year-old Championship club known as “Rangers”, we get complaints on two grounds: one, that football has nothing to do with politics, and two, that we risk alienating supporters of the club who also back …read more
On the rare occasions when this site discusses football, and in particular the three-year-old Championship club known as “Rangers”, we get complaints on two grounds: one, that football has nothing to do with politics, and two, that we risk alienating supporters of the club who also back independence, of which …read more
ABERDEEN City needs help. The collapse in the oil price has cost the oil industry upwards of 65,000 jobs. The city and Scotland’s north east are feeling the hurt. The region, whose oil and gas industry bailed out the UK throughout the 1970s when the UK had to go cap …read more