Whisky sector is booming, according to industry report
'Huge profits to be made in global alcohol sales'
The Scottish whisky sector is a major source of wealth, employment and exports with further investment likely to increase its popularity, according to industry lobby group the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA)
Research for the SWA estimated that the sector is worth more than PS5bn and directly employs 10,900 people.
The size of the whisky sector represents 70 per cent of Scotland's total food and drink sector and includes high level of exports to European, American and developing markets.
What is land reform?
Half of Scotland's private land is owned by just 432 people. Bet most of you didn't know that.
And if you didn't know that, you probably don't fully understand how much land matters. So let us explain.
Land reform is a set of proposals aimed at changing the relationship between where people live and the land they live on.
TTIP: What it is and why people want to stop it
The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is not jargon by accident; it was designed that way. The majority of people are not supposed to understand it, that's why all of the negotiations over TTIP between the EU and the US have taken place in secret.
CommonSpace will be helping to shine a light on TTIP. Here, we answer the key questions.
What is TTIP?
Whisky galore: but is the whisky industry paying for its round?
Michael Gray investigates the money trail in Scotland's whisky industry
COMPTON Mackenzie gathered the story from the island of Eriskay before Ealing Studio in West London made the blockbuster. This was the transition of Mackenzie's now classic novel Whisky Galore to the big screen, where Hebredian islanders protect shipwrecked whisky cargo from scheming wartime authorities.
"Environmental criminals" seek damages from Scottish Government in pollution hypocrisy case
One of the world's biggest polluters demands pollution payout from Scottish Government for pollution
A SUBSIDIARY of the world's largest oil company is in legal talks to claim a seven-figure sum of damages from the Scottish Government over a Glasgow pollution dispute.
Scottish campaigners protest outside corporate law firm set to benefit from TTIP pact
Delegation stage demonstration against Shearman & Sterling, which represents corporate interests against governments
SECRET CORPORATE COURTS represent a direct threat to public services and the power of government to act in the interests of the people, according to demonstrators challenging corporate law firm Shearman and Sterling in London.
"It's a labour of love": Community cafe owner fights to save venue from Glasgow council eviction
CommonSpace reporter Michael Gray speaks to Glasgow community cafe owner Lorelle McGurran about the campaign to save her livelihood from eviction
"MOST SMALL BUSINESSES take on debt in their early days. We're just starting to turn a profit and it's a chance to succeed that I'm looking for," Lorelle McGurran explains in the colourful surroundings of her High Street cafe in Glasgow.