David Leask is a freelance Scottish journalist and a columnist for The Herald.
Last May, as she celebrated re-taking her Glasgow Southside constituency, Nicola Sturgeon took a moment to reveal a little secret.
“It’s Scotland’s oil.”
Can you understand Scotland if you can’t understand the Scots language?
There is a corner of Cardiff that is so new it still looks like the artist’s impressions developers give to newspapers.
They are two little words which drip history: Home Rule.
We have had an Irish Question. We have had a Scottish Question. But are we — at long last — edging towards asking the British Question?
Nicola Sturgeon is serious. That, at least, is the big pitch Scotland’s First Minister is making in the crucial last few days of this election campaign.
GEORGE Galloway used to fight for Ireland’s unity, now it’s Britain’s. The socialist firebrand turned Kremlin TV personality is playing a fascinating cameo role in Scotland’s general election.
It does not feel as if history is being made in Scotland. Not on the streets, anyway.