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I’m onside with the legendary commentator and sporting voice of reason Archie McPherson, who last week ruminated on our nation’s violent footballing past, in particular the riot between Old Firm fans at the end of the 1980 Scottish Cup Final.
We are no longer at risk of ballroom blitz but still love dancing through the dark: Donald MacLeod on 25 years of The Garage
As anyone who owns an old property will tell you, the upkeep can be demanding, costly and soul-destroying.
Heavy hangs the head that wears the Health Secretary’s crown, as Shakespeare almost wrote.
In an increasingly sclerotic approach to Brexit, one of the more bizarre moments from last week was that of the departure from government of Alberto Costa who had just won cross-party support for his amendment securing the rights of EU citizens living here.
In a world of broken politics, the fact that an apparently unprincipled ex-Militant Tendency leader expelled from the Labour Party more than 30 years ago was readmitted the same week that seven others decided to leave on matters of various principle, was poorly timed but may also have proved a point.
Donald MacLeod: Skint Glasgow council risks killing the goose laying golden eggs with new budget inflicting tax after tax
Notwithstanding the usual point-scoring and argy-bargy, once the SNP finally hammered out a deal with the Greens it was a foregone conclusion that the Scottish Government’s budget would be approved.
Little room for debate: What are gender-free toilets, do we need them and should our schools have them?
Schools across Scotland are introducing gender-neutral toilets but the trend has sparked concern among critics.
It was back to school for Donald this week.
Mandy Rhodes: Winston Churchill debate shows everyone’s a hero or villain in these shouty, black and white times
Labour’s John McDonnell is the latest politician to fall foul of the flag-waving patriots who see the Great in Britain as a time when we ruled an Empire after he dared to paint Winston Churchill as a baddie.
Donald MacLeod: The ABC means far, far, more to Glasgow than the art school… If they really want to save something, save it
IT'S by no means a certainty but, as things stand, it doesn’t look good for the ABC, one of Scotland’s best-loved music venues.
Mandy Rhodes: Ministers must realise there is no better way to champion women than menopause awareness
IT'S not often my professional life as a political journalist collides with my personal life as a menopausal woman but Brexit, like a panacea for every crisis, has provided that bridge.