Shelley Shingles, Showbiz correspondent and Miss Fetteresso 1983
Some don’t like it too hot.
The seventh season of the Premiership kicks-off today and Aberdeen look to be in good shape for another strong challenge – despite an early spate of injuries.
Despite the challenges of Brexit, Scotland’s economy continues to grow, advancing 0.3% in the final three months of 2018.
Derek McInnes reached a notable milestone on Thursday night, celebrating his 300th game in charge of the Dons with victory in Lapland.
Everyone who knows him knows Sandy Dalgarno is a bit of a joker.
Elaine Farquharson-Black: I know that the skills needed to succeed in sport are extremely valuable in business
Everything you need is already within you.
I’ve often remarked on the close parallels between business and sport, two competitive fields of endeavour that severely test the character of participants but offer glittering prizes for success.
In the coming weeks, work will start on a multi-million-pound development for Inverness that will bring more than 100 new jobs to the city.
No matter how good you get, you can always get better. That’s the exciting part.
It’s 23 laps into the 2003 Austrian Grand Prix and Michael Schumacher is sitting in his Ferrari having pitted for refuelling.
The Flying Pigs: Thunderbolts and lightning, very, very frightening – and scientifically interesting
Professor Hector Schlenk, Senior Researcher at the Bogton Institute for Public Engagement with Science
I’m not qualified to give financial advice.
As I tried in vain for the umpteenth time at airport security to enter my digital boarding card from a mobile app, I could sense a growing exasperation among the crowd waiting in line behind.
Like all of us in the first intake of MSPs elected to the new Scottish Parliament in 1999, I was delighted and slightly daunted.
In January, a tearful Andy Murray admitted fearing he would never play competitive tennis again due to a long-term hip injury.
Lindsay Razaq: I can relate to elite athletes as I have run a mile, or rather nine months, in their shoes
Dad is crouching down about a metre from the television, his fists poised to punch the air.
Each summer I have a little list of things I’d love to do, and this year it’s to take the sleeper from England to Scotland, stay in a castle and visit a car show.
Ron Cluny, Official Council Spokesman
The Flying Pigs: I’d pay good money tae see Sande trying tae perform Next Tae Me next tae Guitar Wifie
View From the Midden – rural affairs with Jock Alexander
J Fergus Lamont, arts critic and author of Highway To Helensburgh – On The Road With The Singing Kettle
“World progress needs entrepreneurs,” said legendary investor Sir John Templeton, succinctly encapsulating the essence and purpose of capitalism.
Mrs X has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest, from the days when you could win by just having an easy-to-remember name like Lulu or Dana or Dana International.
Think of an entrepreneur and it is likely a squillionaire comes to mind.
I am now a has-been. I have become an “ex”.
I only ever dipped into The Jeremy Kyle Show by accident, but I always felt a mixture of morbid fascination – as you do when passing a road crash – and an uneasy feeling about its mix of stage-managed misery and character assassination.
Davinia Smythe-Barratt, ordinary mum
Catherine Deveney: I can’t agree Benjamin’s misogyny is a joke but the law in its current form certainly is
It is always so disconcerting to see a man get on in life when his shoe size is bigger than his IQ.
I was at the Scottish Ramblers Gathering in Melrose last week which is an annual three-day celebration of social walking. That is, walking in a group.
Last week some friends came north to Scotland for a break. They stayed in a bed and breakfast where the highlight for them was the “full Scottish breakfast”.
As the wedding party slipped into the second day, folk were losing their grip on sanity.Twenty-four hours of drinking and dancing and talk had left people’s minds at a midnight setting.
When Nicola Sturgeon stood up at the SNP conference and declared a “climate emergency”, she was met with an enthusiastic response from her supporters.