Portrait of the week

14 October 2023 9:00 am

The splendour of Edinburgh’s new Scottish galleries

30 September 2023 9:00 am

Claudia Massie on the spectacular new galleries that showcase the best of Scottish art for the first time

How the Scottish care system failed me in every conceivable way

16 September 2023 9:00 am

Jenni Fagan dug up all the files and archives on herself as a baby in care to write this stunning and poignant memoir

Portrait of the week

26 August 2023 9:00 am

Can Labour win back Scotland?

24 June 2023 9:00 am

When the political cabinet met on Tuesday, by-elections were on the agenda. The Prime Minister is facing four of them.…

Nicola Sturgeon’s arrest was inevitable

12 June 2023 1:37 am

There was an air of inevitability about the arrest today of Nicola Sturgeon. The SNP had been braced for it.…

Former first minister Nicola Sturgeon arrested in SNP finance investigation

12 June 2023 12:41 am

Nicola Sturgeon has been arrested in connection with the probe into SNP finances. A spokesperson for Nicola Sturgeon confirmed: ‘Nicola…

In defence of the Free Church of Scotland

23 February 2023 5:24 pm

Recent days have shown an upsurge of interest in a small Presbyterian church (the Free Church of Scotland, colloquially referred…

The SNP leadership race has turned into the mother of all culture wars

22 February 2023 10:55 pm

Bring back Nicola Sturgeon. The race to replace her as SNP leader and first minister has turned into the mother…

Is it time to replace Scotland’s sporting anthem?

18 January 2023 11:42 pm

‘Flower of Scotland’ is the unofficial national anthem north of the border but soon enough we may never hear its…

Why we pick the wrong holiday destinations

17 September 2022 9:00 am

Having returned from a fortnight’s break, I wonder if we get holidays all wrong. In northern Europe, the custom is…

The Queen’s act of Union

17 September 2022 9:00 am

In death, as in life, Elizabeth II has been a unifying force for her country. For all the political rancour…

Money won't keep the Union together

25 August 2022 5:43 pm

Despite its name, Gers Day is not an annual celebration of the Ibrox side that makes up one half of…

The gender debate is getting nastier

20 August 2022 2:43 am

Elaine Miller is one of the grown-ups. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, with a specialism…

Sturgeon isn't an 'attention seeker'

3 August 2022 2:40 am

There is a lot of pearl-clutching over Liz Truss’s dismissive remarks about Nicola Sturgeon. Much of it involves conflating a…

Portrait of the week: Scottish independence, striking lawyers and the end of Roe vs Wade

2 July 2022 9:00 am

Home Ben Wallace, the Defence Secretary, said that military spending had to increase. Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, reacted to…

Nicola Sturgeon has put Boris Johnson in a tight corner

29 June 2022 2:22 am

Nicola Sturgeon’s claim that she will not contemplate breaching the rule of law by holding an independence referendum was pretty blatant…

Another Scottish independence referendum is coming

29 June 2022 12:50 am

Despite what the SNP and its supporters insist, Nicola Sturgeon did not ‘announce’ a second referendum on independence today. Far…

A brief introduction to Scottish art

28 May 2022 9:00 am

When Nikolaus Pevsner dedicated his 1955 Reith Lectures to ‘The Englishness of English Art’, he left out the Scots. The…

I’ve written the perfect book

28 May 2022 9:00 am

I met a Canadian couple for lunch in Edinburgh. They were from Vancouver – he a judge, she an opera…

This is how to save the Union

28 April 2022 11:10 pm

Devolution has failed in Scotland. Nothing that follows will be of use to you if you remain in denial of…

Letters: The Scottish government must be held to account

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Backward devolution Sir: Thanks for once again highlighting the many issues with government in Scotland (‘Sturgeon’s secret state’, 9 April).…

Nicola Sturgeon’s secret state

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Holyrood is one of the most opaque regimes in the democratic world

Covid is rising again. Should we worry?

11 March 2022 11:50 pm

For some time now, Covid has been rising in Scotland – there are now more Scots in hospital with Covid…