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We first published this article on the 12th October 2012 just after plans to commemorate the start of World War 1 were announced. I thought then, as I do now, that it was one of the most powerful articles I had ever read.

It seems then entirely fitting on the eve of the commemoration ceremony at Glasgow Cathedral to re-publish it and I make no apologies for doing so. Special thanks and respect to Sean for giving his consent.

Lynda Williamson, editor


By Sean McPartlin

Alan Bennett famously wrote: “History? It’s just one fuckin thing after another!”. He was right, of course, but the older I get, the more I come to realise that its weight lies far more on individuals than on nations.

  By Martin Kelly
 
An oil field, described as one of the biggest untapped resources in the North Sea, is set to produce oil until 2050, it has emerged.
 
The Bentley Field, which is due to be drilled by Xcite Energy, has up to 777 million barrels of oil reserves, the company has revealed.

She kept the best to the last, did Johann. It is the only statement she’s made in three years that reads like a leader’s, writes Derek Bateman.

It is direct, blisteringly honest, nails the problem and lumps it into the perpetrators’ lap as she heads off.

Where was all this forthright opinion and robust analysis while in office?

  Commentary by Derek Bateman
 
Ruth Davidson will be deputy first minister alongside Nicola Sturgeon in less than two year’s time. And, yes, that does mean there will be an SNP-Conservative coalition government running Scotland.
 
Where will that leave all you left-wing, social-solidarity Yes voters, eh?

Wales have been knocked out of the rugby world cup after losing to France 9-8 in the first semi-final.

The match though will be remembered more for a dreadful refereeing decision by match official Alain Rolland who sent off Welsh captain James Warburton in the first half for a dangerous tackle.

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