The debate on Scottish independence in advance of a mooted 2016 referendum is only just beginning, but Simon Barrow suggests that the contours of a fresh agenda on both sides is already emerging in surprising comments from representatives of the Westminster parties north of the border.
The North-east of Scotland has been let down by the recent decision by the Court of Session to reject the objections of local residents to the controversial Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, say Scottish Greens.
Two top performers coming to Edinburgh are convinced that music can play a significant role in awakening the human spirit and bringing a longing for harmony and peace in a troubled world, writes Mary Anson.
Well, it's not exactly hidden - but the annual Festival of Spirituality and Peace (FoSP), which runs from 6-29 August 2011, is maybe not quite as high profile as the International Festival and the accompanying (even larger) Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. Yet.
Yesterday I did a 12-minute discussion pre-record for BBC Radio Scotland on the issue of church investments: should Christian churches not be putting their money where their mouth is in terms of ethics? That was the way the question was posed.