How the Scotsman used to be a very different newspaper | Referendum 2014 |

If 'the days of our years' are indeed 'threescore years and ten', then 1978 is just half a biblical lifetime ago; and yet, while recently looking back at editions of the Scotsman from that year (while researching another article) I was often struck by just how distant a world it actually seemed. A place in which even the most common man was still accorded the dignity of the title 'Mr'; and where the Scotsman chose to place its financial and business, foreign, parliamentary and (even) farming news before anything brazenly domestic.