We moved to the tiny island of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides about 20 years ago.
I have a confession to make. Before going there, the idea of flying to the remote Alphonse Island in the Seychelles, which has no TV, radio, or – wait for it – mobile signal, made me more than slightly jittery.
Would you up sticks and move away from your area if you were offered better career prospects or a bigger salary?
An adventurer has carried the humble clootie dumpling to new heights – the top of the world.
He’s gone from one of our most respected comedians to one of our most respected actors and writers as well.
Judy Murray: You don’t have to spend cash to make memories, so let’s all remember to have fun this Christmas
I remember when Christmas was celebrated in December, with the focus on the days immediately running up to it. Now it seems that as soon as November rolls around we have the festive feeling rammed down our throats.
More Scots on zero-hour contracts: Experts warning uncertainty and stress taking toll on workers’ health
The number of Scots working on insecure zero-hours contracts has jumped to 70,000, we can reveal. The controversial contracts allow employers to hire staff with no guarantee of work and cancel shifts at short notice.
Sir Kenny Dalglish: They definitely need to slacken things. For all that VAR is accurate, it is not 100% factual
Once the incident in the England camp between Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez stopped dominating the headlines, the subject of VAR was back to topping the sports media agenda.
Kim Kardashian West has described the moment a death row inmate, whose case she has championed, received a stay of execution.
Donald MacLeod: Boxing purists may feel like throwing in the towel but YouTube stars pack a real punch
As I pulled up to my house in the wee small hours of last Sunday morning, I was surprised to notice my downstairs lights were on. Which could only mean one thing – someone was still up partying.