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Elizabeth Gammie is Head of Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University.

Elizabeth Gammie: Getting women into leadership roles is more complicated than setting targets

The conundrum of choice: are targets for female board representation aspirational or achievable?

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Why is the Scottish Government trying to bring in the ‘Named Person’ act?

It’s proved to be one of the most controversial pieces of legislation at Holyrood in recent years.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney

Leader comment: Another John Swinney apology would be a sorry mess

Politicians are usually loathe to apologise, even when they should, so John Swinney should be given credit for an expression of contrition over his handling of the named persons policy.

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Duncan Dunlop is CEO of Who Cares? Scotland

Duncan Dunlop: Let’s talk about love in the care system – at the moment there isn’t any

It has been a year since we called on the First Minister to consider what was going wrong with the care system in ­Scotland. A year after she sat down with young people from Who Cares? Scotland. A year since she decided to call for a Root and Branch Review of the Care System (now known as the Independent Care Review).

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JANET CHRISTIE ,  MAGAZINE WRITER

Family: Mum’s the Word

Transgressing the teenage code

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on their wedding day. Picture: PA/PA Wire

Sweeping changes in wedding traditions, survey shows

In the seven decades since the Queen married the Duke of Edinburgh, the couple have witnessed a world recast around them, with numerous wars waged and empires ­toppled.

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Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

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Tender, juicy, spectacular meat dishes for winter

Stuck in a recipe rut? Here are rib-sticking, heart-warming dishes for the coming winter.

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Despite high-profile campaigns to prevent domestic abuse, the number of cases has increased year-on-year.

Leader comment: Time to get tougher on domestic abuse in Scotland

The stubborn persistence of domestic abuse in Scotland should shame us all and spur our politicians to take action. In describing new figures showing there are some 160 cases of such human misery every single day of the year as “unacceptable”, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson was in a sense casting judgement on his own performance, but thankfully also suggested he will at least try to do something about it.

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Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

Cheeky little tip takes the strain out of planking... and life

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Video: the Scottish Government's smacking ban explained

John Finnie MSP’s proposals will put an end of “justifiable assault”, the legal description of .

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A good property in the EH1 postcode area can earn in the region of 3,350 per month.

Hassle-free Airbnb hosting – are you doing it right?

Want to join the Airbnb boom? Or already enjoying the extra cash, but hate the hassle? Here’s how to make money, without lifting a finger

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Revealed: How much it costs to get married in Scotland

A recent survey of 4,000 brides has found that the average cost of a Scottish wedding is now £26,544.

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Counselling depressed man head in hands. Man upset during a chat with a woman, possibly a failed relationship / breaking up.

Anne Chilton: Change is inevitable, but how we deal with it is the most important thing

Change happens all the time; the seasons, governments, our relationships, our ­bodies and even how we spend our free time can be afflicted by change – like when the football team we ­support moves up or down the tables or when our favourite baking show changes channel.

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A ban on smacking in Scotland has moved a step closer.

Smack ban a step closer in Scotland as Labour gives backing

Labour is to back proposed new laws which would see a smacking ban imposed in Scotland, the party has confirmed.

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JANET CHRISTIE ,  MAGAZINE WRITER

Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

Youngest Child has a stomach bug so I work from home to look after her. This gives me a rare opportunity to monitor what goes on when I’m not around and everyone else is. I suspect the heating is ramped up and they graze endlessly, judging from the state of the kitchen most nights when I get home (fridge empty, sink full).

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Couple jailed for making fake holiday sickness insurance claims

A couple were jailed yesterday for making fake holiday sickness claims in a landmark case.

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Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles are the best places in Scotland to bring up children

These are the best places in Scotland to bring up children

The Orkney Islands, Shetland and the Western Isles in northern Scotland have been identified as the best places in Britain to bring up children.

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