Angela McCormick

Stonemouth

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Stonemouth is a two-part drama adapted from Iain Banks’s novel of the same name. It is the first adaptation of one of his novels since his untimely death in 2013. It is billed as a romantic mystery.

The story is told by Stewart Gilmour, who was run out of town by his girlfriend Ellie Murston’s family. He is now returning from London years later to attend the funeral of his best friend, Ellie’s brother Callum.

Scotland's vote: a question of class

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The battle over Scottish independence is heating up especially with signs the polls may be narrowing

"I was so angry, if the referendum vote had been the next day I would have voted yes," said an up-to-now undecided friend. This was in response to George Osborne's high handed flying visit last month to tell us that an independent Scotland couldn't have the pound as its currency. Better Together — the No to independence campaign — has played its strong card early in 2014. While it has exposed faultlines in Alex Salmond's official Yes strategy, it has also confirmed that every time Cameron and the Tories speak out for the No vote they strengthen our side.

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