Feature columnists

George Mitchell: A holy pilgrimage through Lalish

August 20, 2018

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...


Maureen Watt: City’s still energy powerhouse

April 13, 2018

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.

Politics opinion

Danny Alexander: this week’s guest political columnist

October 2, 2015

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.