Last month saw two studies of protest in the north.
Lindsay Razaq: Close encounters of the herd kind – animals need protecting from us, not us from them
There’s a cow in the middle of the path and she doesn’t look like she wants to budge.
David Knight: Some older men buy Harley Davidsons, I went for slim-fit pyjamas – and still ended up in A&E
I was feeling sorry for myself while nursing a suspected broken finger in casualty.
Struan Metcalfe, MP for Aberdeenshire North (for now)
So, you don’t want to talk about your weight? I’m not surprised and believe me, I share your discomfort.
Memories. They swirl for me at this time of year, like fallen leaves.
Before we headed back to Scotland, we went shopping in Gloucester.
The decision by ITV to exclude Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson from their general election debate is a stinker.
I am a person very careful with money and I love a bargain. I am delighted if I can find something that is cheaper than expected.
“There’s a baby in mummy’s tummy,” my toddler tells a fellow shopper in the department store lift.
I’d never been THIS close to one before and, inches from my face, everything about it was fascinating – the yellow stripes along its side, the electric blue around its abdomen, the fur-like hair on its head.
I wonder what Guy Fawkes would have made of the flames of anger and hatred engulfing our political world.
Susan Brown: November is a month for letting the past and the future change the ‘now’ for the better.
November is a month, perhaps even more than December is, for looking back and for looking forward.
What a fabulous day for The Arts! I’m sure you will be in attendance at today’s grand reopening of Aberdeen Art Gallery.
Catherine Deveney: It’s not migrants who deserve to feel our anger, it’s those who are exploiting them
The mobile phone has changed life in so many ways but one of the most extraordinary is in the ability to communicate during the darkest of moments, as death approaches.
'A Brexit year must be the equivalent of seven normal years', an exhausted MP quipped over coffee yesterday. I think the comment speaks for a nation.
Nowadays, when younger school pupils are asked what they want to be in later life, many will reply, “famous”. When pressed about what they would be famous for, there are often no answers. Just famous for being famous.
The first snows of autumn have fallen on the Highland hills. And the news has encouraged many a keen skier to start checking their equipment for the coming winter, in hopes of a good season.
Lindsay Razaq: All prejudice is deplorable but racism is among the worst – and should be treated that way
“This my daddy,” my two-year-old declares proudly with an appropriately theatrical accompanying gesture.
I was gazing skywards from my customary sunbed position outside our lovely rented holiday villa, with its quaint country-style wall, garden and little gate.
Recently I unexpectedly became a “mystery shopper”.
Jimmy Hollywood, Sandilands’ most eligible bachelor
Time was when election outcomes depended (or were thought to depend) on competing parties’ claims to economic competence.
Catherine Deveney: Shamima Begum is only a threat to our democracy if we fail to look after her interests now
Of the many books piled in corners of my house as a child, there was one whose illustrations charmed and delighted me most. She may have died in the 1960s but even today, Mabel Lucie Attwell’s illustrations remain iconic.
When Mrs X said that someone we knew from a long time ago wanted her to do the clicking at his October wedding, I thought good for her.
James Millar: There is a party with all the answers on Brexit after all it turns out – a Roman toga party
Fundamentally, Brexit is not about meaningful votes, legal chicanery and the ego of politicians who want an amendment named after them.
Bruised, battered and bewildered. And it’s not over yet.
“When I grow up, I’d like to be…”
Struan Metcalfe, MSP for Aberdeenshire North
At last Scotland has become the first in the UK to join other more enlightened countries like Sweden, Norway, Austria Finland and Denmark and banned the smacking of children.
David Knight: MND looks an almost impossible puzzle to crack – but hopefully clues will soon be revealed
I'll never forget a chilling conversation more than 30 years ago which still haunts me today.
This week, the dog and I have spent a considerable amount of time watching golf.