Over the coming days thousands of political activists, hundreds of journalists and a small army of media broadcasters from across the globe will descend on the Granite City for the SNP’s 85th annual national conference.
I am well aware of the concerns raised around certification.
By any standards, Ruth Davidson’s eight years at the helm of the Scottish Conservative party has been marked by remarkable success.
This column comes to you from a static caravan near Pitlochry. Freed from reporting duties in the Scottish Parliament for a family staycaytion, this is escapism on a grand scale.
Surveying the cast of characters vying to become the next prime minister, Michael Portillo described the list as “extremely thin to tell the truth”.
A projected Tory wipeout, a Labour flop and an SNP and Brexit Party win – what will it mean for Scotland?
Theresa May's beleaguered premiership, battered and bruised by Brexit, is nearing its end.
'Stop, Brexit!' activist Steve Bray shouts at 6pm everyday outside the gates of Parliament — attracting the ire of TV news reporters and the admiration of Remain campaigners.
Theresa May's Brexit plan has been resoundingly rejected by MPs for a third time - opening up the possibility that the UK will now remain in the EU for another year.
The next time my Monday Muse meanders onto these pages, we will be in the final fortnight of Brexit.
‘If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds’ worth of distance, run…”
Alexander Burnett MSP: This ‘pay more, get less’ budget shows that this SNP government is willing to put economic growth at risk
It was clear from the moment the Chancellor announced in his Budget that he was bringing forward changes to income tax thresholds that Derek Mackay was in a difficult spot.
Brexit judgment day is fast approaching.
Right now, it would appear to be a historic blunder that has left Britain deeply divided and stumbling towards the abyss.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
The skies have been decidedly grey this past week. As summer packs up its bucket and spade, there are sure signs that autumn is here.
Franklin and McCain, names to conjure with. They evoke whole worlds on their own. They trigger differing re- actions, now in death as well as in life.
Ramsay Jones: This month has seen the world lose two of the most decent and principled people ever to grace the political stage
This month has seen the world lose two of the most decent and principled people ever to grace the political stage. Both were men of stature, firm belief and conviction. Both believed that to serve others was the pinnacle of their duty as human beings.
Catherine Stihler: Brexit is an unseemly mess – and Labour is letting the government get away with it
There are now just over 200 days left before Britain leaves the EU.
Andrew Bowie: Britain’s special relationship with United States is no myth – no matter what protesters claim
It is a fact that most politicians in this country are obsessed with American politics.
Ramsay Jones: Boris Johnson’s dog-whistle jokes on what Muslim women wear are no longer a laughing matter
I had my first brush with Boris 12 years ago. It was in Bournemouth at the Conservative Party Conference, and David Cameron’s first as leader.
Next week will mark one year since the Scottish Government’s baby box scheme was rolled out across the country.
Ramsay Jones: Stuck in the middle – the majority in the real world still live in hope for common sense from all sides
Well that was quite a week.
I don’t know if England will win the World Cup. Football may or may not be coming home.
It is in the nature of most of us to extol the virtues of where we live as the very best there is. To assert that our corner of this planet is unsurpassed. That our people are the finest, our landscape the most stunning, our spirit the most indomitable.
This week’s controversy about Aberdeen’s suspended Labour councillors might seem to be an obscure issue about Labour Party rules, of interest only to party insiders and political anoraks.
This is MND Awareness Week. It is a cause which matters to me. Last year I lost a friend to the deadly, degenerative disease. He was Gordon Aikman and Gordon’s Fightback Dinner will be held in Edinburgh on Thursday to celebrate his life and to build on his legacy.
This week, the P&J reported the shocking statistic that three chronic pain sufferers died while waiting for specialist treatment in the NHS Grampian area.
I’ve never watched Love Island. Sorry. But there you are. It doesn’t make me a bad person.
Kate Forbes: Building on closing the disparity gap with affordable housing to keep people in the Highlands
The UK has the biggest and most unequal gap between the best and the worst performing regions in Europe.
It’s good to talk. To weigh up the pros and cons of a problem. To review the evidence and examine the options.
Ramsay Jones: Promises have been made about announcements over the timing of another Independence Referendum
There was a watershed moment in Scottish politics last week.