With one in 10 visitors to accident and emergency waiting longer than four hours to be seen and nearly one in three of us waiting longer than three months for an appointment with a specialist, what can you do if you have the misfortune to find yourself waiting interminably for treatment?
As a scientist, people are always asking me questions such as “Where do neutrinos come from?”, “How does gravity work?” and “Which colour bin does my cardboard go in?”
Struan Metcalfe, Conservative (for now) MP for Aberdeenshire North
How we support upland land management in future decades is of vital importance to the health of both Scottish agriculture and our rural communities across the country.
Prof Hector Schlenk, Senior Researcher at the Bogton Institute for Public Engagement with Science:
I’ve never been particularly good at running – I can still recall my PE teacher bellowing at me to pick up my knees.
I am sitting in the autumn sun outside a hostelry in Whitehall.
Blind comedian Neil Skene on why mud, sweat and tears of joy sum up his last few weeks.
We move, as a species.
I enjoy a good political debate.
There was a day that you could go to the pub, drink your fill, talk utter nonsense about politics and politicians, pretend you were an expert about sport and motorcycle maintenance and burp loudly. That was it. A great night.
What a few weeks it’s been, I did the Great Aberdeen Run 10k this year and actually led the race until around the 1-mile mark!
Cosmo Ludovic Fawkes Hunte, 13th Earl of Kinmuck
Fascinated by the lives of others, George R Mitchell gets under the skin of a country, often uncovering the dark corners of culture, politics and people. He now has 25 years of off-grid travel and 85 countries under his belt, and he's in no mood to stop just yet...
The recent warm weather spell we have enjoyed fairly played havoc with my senses - and that from a non-hay fever sufferer.
Taking a break from our everyday routine can have huge mental health benefits and it doesn’t need a big holiday to make the difference.
Roddy Phillips: Raking through recycling bins? It might be fascinating but it won’t make you any richer
I’ve often fantasised about finding a massive stash of cash and then battling courageously with the moral dilemma of whether to hand it in to the police or keep it and go slowly crazy worrying about the money’s nasty owner tracking us down.
Professor Ewan Gillon, chartered psychologist and clinical director of First Psychology Aberdeen discusses stress in men for Stress Awareness Month.
This week the first minister began her visit to China by discussing trade deals and witnessing the agreement between Aberdeen-based Triton Marine & Engineering Consultants and China Offshore Oil Engineering Corporation (COOEC) being signed.
I’m not holding my breath for the authorities to get their heads together and discuss a possible switch to summer football.
Hebron, or Al Khalil as it’s known in Arabic, is a city in the southern West Bank.
I was based in the West Bank, Palestine, where there’s been an increase in violence over the past few months.
Kevin Stewart: Aiming to build a secure future where everyone has a safe and warm place to call home
I want to see a Scotland where everyone can play a full part in society and with empowered communities able to shape their individual and collective futures.
Let’s start by stating what should be blindingly obvious and gain universal approval: predatory, unwanted, abusive and inappropriate sexual advances are wrong.
This summer is providing a bumper harvest for our fishermen especially chasing the ‘pink gold’ Langoustine – Dublin Bay Prawn – Norwegian Lobster Langastino – Cigalas or its Latin name Nepthrop Nervegicas but to us fishers it’s just a “Praan” (prawn) to give it a few more names.
Ramsay Jones: Life is easier as a binary choice of right and wrong – but alas, things aren’t always that simple
Life is simple when you can reduce everything to a simple binary choice of right and wrong.
Sir Daniel Grian Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury between 2010 and 2015, was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey constituency from 2005 until the general election in May 2015, when he was defeated by Drew Hendry of the Scottish National Party.
Since becoming a mother almost five years ago, I have come to realise that dairy farming is a bit like parenting - for my husband, that is.
In the summer of 2002, I visited a dairy farm for the first time.
In his second exclusive column for the Press and Journal, Alex Salmond asks why the Chilcot Inquiry into the war in Iraq is still under wraps.
In his second exclusive column for the Press and Journal, Alex Salmond discusses the "insanity" of selling milk at less than its cost of production.
Alex Salmond will write an exclusive column for the Press and Journal, starting this Monday.