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19:23 Glasgow & West

Gunshots heard after 'linked' incidents as man taken to hospital

Gunshots were heard prior to a man being found injured during a series of linked incidents in North Ayrshire. The 20-year-old was discovered with a head wound at around 1am on Friday, August 12 by officers attending a call on...

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19:00 Scotland

Police Scotland agrees pay increase after officers 'withdraw goodwill'

Police.

Police officers in Scotland will receive a 5% pay increase after the force agreed a deal with union leaders. The Scottish Police Federation announced an agreement had been struck between the official and staff sides of the negotiating board on...

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18:02 Football

Colak desperate to deliver Champions League 'dream' for Rangers

In-form Rangers striker Antonio Colak is aiming for more goals as he eyes up a return to the Champions League. The 28-year-old Croatia international, who signed from PAOK on a three-year deal last month, has scored in each of his...

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17:50 Edinburgh & East

Edinburgh's first Deaf Festival arrives with cabaret, comedy and rave

It is a week-long event celebrating deaf culture, language and heritage with an amazing mix of shows - and even a deaf rave. The Edinburgh Deaf Festival has kicked off in the capital and those behind it say they hope...

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17:32 Glasgow & West

Man dies in hospital after 'lethal dose of other patient's medication'

An investigation is under way after a man died in hospital after allegedly receiving a lethal dose of another patient's medication, STV News understands. Martin Weldon was in intensive care at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for treatment...

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17:01 Scotland

Council workers to strike as 'paltry' 3.5% pay increase turned down

Unions have blanket rejected a "derisory" Scottish Government pay deal for public sector workers, giving the go-ahead for waves of strike action over the coming months. Members of the GMB, Unite and UNISON organisations have all voted against a revised...

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16:48 Football

Souness stands by 'man's game' comments and says he has no regrets

Former Scotland captain Graeme Souness has said he has no regrets over describing Chelsea's draw with Tottenham Hotspur as "a man's game". The 69-year-old was working as a pundit for Sky Sports and analysing the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge,...

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16:43 North East & Tayside

'Hundreds stranded' as flights suspended over runway repairs

Aberdeen Airport suspended all incoming and outgoing flights on Monday to carry out "unscheduled" maintenance. The airport apologised on social media for any “inconvenience” as flights were called off. “We can confirm we are currently carrying out some unscheduled maintenance work...

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16:13 North East & Tayside

Family takeaway closes after quarterly energy bills soared to £10,000

A Chinese takeaway in Aberdeen has shut down after energy costs skyrocketed to more than £10,000 a quarter, its owner has said. Martin Tang’s family have owned the Royal Crown Chinese Takeaway on Crombie Road for almost 50 years, but...

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15:53 Football

Van Bronckhorst aiming to take Rangers to 'highest level' in Europe

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst has said reaching the Champions League group stages has to be the club's target every year, as he prepares to face PSV in the play-off round of the competition. The Ibrox side go up against...

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15:21 Edinburgh & East

'I went to school one day and knew I couldn't go back home'

Niamh Wilkie found herself homeless when she was just 16. There had been a relationship breakdown in her family home, and she felt she had to remove herself from the situation. In January this year, she went to school one...

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14:51 Edinburgh & East

Empty unit at new retail park could become pharmacy under new plans

A bid to turn an empty unit at a new retail park into a pharmacy after original plans for a cafe were dropped has been given the green light. Owners of Haddington Retail Park, on the west of the East...

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14:45 Glasgow & West

Murderer who killed ex-girlfriend's mother handed life sentence

A killer who murdered his ex-girlfriend's mother has been jailed for a minimum 19 years. On Monday, Michael Dorey was handed a life sentence at the High Court in Glasgow. He pled guilty last week to leaving Jacqueline Grant, 54,...

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14:40 Edinburgh & East

Man charged in connection with string of robberies and assault

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a string of robberies and an assault in Stirling. The incidents took place in the Riverside, Gowanhill and Old Stirling Bridge areas between August 11 and August 13. The 24-year-old...

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13:32 Highlands & Islands

Cinema and supermarket flooded as lightning storms batter Scotland

Latest updates: Widespread reports of flooding and surface water causing travel disruption across ScotlandA Tesco supermarket had to be evacuated after its ceiling caved in with rain pouring into the store's aislesA Vue Cinema was flooded with water seen pouring...

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13:07 Glasgow & West

Mother left with 'tremendous guilt' after son died in hotel blaze

The mother of a man who died following a hotel blaze felt “tremendous guilt” she was not there to help rescue her son and his partner from the fire that claimed their lives, an inquiry has heard. Simon Midgley, 32,...

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13:06 UK & International

UK first to approve vaccine tackling original Covid and Omicron

Covid-19 vaccine.

A “next generation” Covid-19 booster jab which is the first to target two strains of the virus has been approved for use in adults in the UK. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has authorised Moderna’s bivalent vaccine,...

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12:26 Glasgow & West

Probe launched into death of Chinese grandfather at detention centre

An inquiry into the death of a Chinese man at a South Lanarkshire detention facility has been launched. Mr Xi Biau Huang, 54, died on September 19, 2017, while detained for two weeks at Dungavel detention centre. He landed in the...

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12:18 Glasgow & West

Missing girl who disappeared near Asda in early hours found safe

An 11-year-old girl who disappeared from near an Asda superstore in the early hours of Monday morning has been found safe and well. Aine Bown left her home in Emily Drive in Motherwell and was last seen around 2.35am nearby...

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11:55 Highlands & Islands

Third person dead after car and lorry crash that killed man and woman

Two people have died and one person remains in a critical condition in a collision involving a car and a lorry on a major road in the Highlands. At around 4.50pm on Wednesday afternoon, police received reports of the crash on the A9 at Ralia, by Newtonmore, at its junction with the B9150.

A third person has died following a crash between a car and lorry that left a man and a woman dead at the scene on the A9. The collision by Ralia, south of Newtonmore, at the junction with the B9150,...

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11:36 Edinburgh & East

Dog owners warned as police probe 'distressing' livestock injuries

Police have warned dog owners in Stirlingshire to "keep animals under control" amid an investigation into reports of sheep worrying. On August 10, officers were called to Kinnell Farm, Killin after a lamb and a ewe were found injured, with...

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11:18 Glasgow & West

Missing girl disappeared near Asda superstore in early hours

An urgent search is under way for an 11-year-old girl who disappeared from near an Asda superstore in the early hours of Monday morning. Aine Bown left her home in Emily Drive in Motherwell and was last seen around 2.35am...

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11:05 Entertainment

Anne Heche ‘peacefully taken off life support’ nine days after crash

Hollywood actor Anne Heche has been “peacefully taken off life support” nine days after suffering a “severe anoxic brain injury” in a car crash. A representative for the 53-year-old star confirmed her death on Sunday night. Heche had been in...

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10:55 Football

SPFL review delivers 'action plan' to increase income to £50m

Premiership clubs who commissioned a review into the state of Scottish football have welcomed a plan that aims to almost double club income by 2029. Aberdeen, Dundee, Dundee United, Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian used their own funds to employ...

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10:41 Glasgow & West

Taxi drivers given permission for permanent anti-assault safety screens

Private hire car operators in Glasgow will now have the option to install safety screen partitions in their vehicles as protection against assaults and violent attacks.

Private hire car operators in Glasgow will now have the option to install safety screen partitions in their vehicles as protection against assaults and violent attacks. Safety screens were previously permitted as a temporary measure to protect drivers from Covid,...

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10:31 Edinburgh & East

Man suffers leg injury after bin lorry crashes into block of flats

A man has been left injured after a bin lorry crashed into a block of flats in Edinburgh. Officers were called to the Abbeyhill area of Edinburgh at around 6.50am on Monday following the incident. The driver of the vehicle...

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09:44 Edinburgh & East

Two men taken to hospital after 'serious' early morning crash 

Two men have been taken to hospital following a ‘serious’ early morning crash which has resulted in a major road being closed for several hours. At around 12.30am on Monday, August 15, police were called to reports of a two-car crash on the A71 near the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club.

Two men have been taken to hospital following a ‘serious’ early morning crash which has resulted in a major road being closed for several hours. At around 12.30am on Monday, August 15, police were called to reports of a two-car...

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09:19 Sport

Andy Murray makes GB Davis Cup squad for Glasgow group games

Andy Murray has been named in the Great Britain squad for next month's Davis Cup matches in Glasgow, making a return to the competition for the first time since 2019. The Scot, who led the team to victory in the...

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09:07 Glasgow & West

Child blown out to sea on inflatable unicorn prompts coastguard warning

A child was blown out to sea on an inflatable unicorn while at the beach on Sunday afternoon prompting an emergency response. Shortly before 4pm on Sunday afternoon the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked alongside Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team, Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 199 and Troon RNLI Lifeboat to respond to the incident.

A child was blown out to sea on an inflatable unicorn while at a beach on Sunday afternoon prompting an emergency response. Shortly before 4pm on Sunday afternoon the Ardrossan Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked alongside Ayr Coastguard Rescue Team,...

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08:41 Entertainment

Jerry Sadowitz issues statement after Fringe show was cancelled

Jerry Sadowitz

An American-Scots comedian who had his Edinburgh Festival Fringe show cancelled has issued a statement defending his act and is urging organisers to apologise to people who travelled to see it. Jerry Sadowitz appeared at The Pleasance at Edinburgh International...

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07:59 Scotland

Scotland hit by thunderstorms and heavy rain after days of heat

After days of scorching weather and sunshine, Scots are facing thunderstorms and torrential rain.  The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms covering the majority of mainland Scotland on Monday which is in place until midnight. Reports...

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06:37 Scotland

Scotland launches neurodivergence support scheme in UK first

Dyslexia.

The UK’s first programme to support workers who are neurodivergent has been launched in Scotland. Neurodiversity charity Salvesen Mindroom Centre has launched its Neuroinclusion At Work Programme, backed by the Scottish Government with the aim of helping those with neurodivergence...

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06:37 Politics

'People in genuine fear over price cap rise', says ScottishPower chief

Glasgow HQ

The chief executive of ScottishPower has warned that people's concern about how they will make ends meet when the price cap goes up is turning to "genuine fear". From October, the average annual bill is expected to reach over £3,500....

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06:36 Scotland

Scotland in world first to protect right to access free period products

Period products.

The right to access free period products is now protected by law in Scotland in a world first. Scotland becomes the first nation in the world to introduce a legal requirement for the provision of period products free of charge...

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06:36 Scotland

Truss and Sunak warned of impact of labour shortages on salmon trade

Salmon

The trade body for Scottish salmon has written to the Conservative leadership candidates to warn of the impact that labour shortages are making to the sector. Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak will travel to Scotland this week ahead of the...

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06:35 Highlands & Islands

Afghans rebuild lives in Scotland – one year since Taliban takeover

Many people from Afghanistan are continuing to rebuild their lives in Scotland – one year since the Taliban returned to power. The militant group seized the capital, Kabul, on August 15, 2021, swiftly and suddenly in a takeover that sparked...

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20:17 Highlands & Islands

Mountain rescue calls in stretcher for dog unable to move on Ben Nevis

Maggie

A stretcher had to be called for a dog that was unable to move on Ben Nevis. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team came to the aid of Maggie, a 35kg Akbash dog on Saturday. Maggie had been on the Ben path...

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18:20 Glasgow & West

Man dies after getting into difficulty at canal in Glasgow

Canal

A man has died after getting into difficulty in the water of the Clyde and Forth Canal. Police attended the scene at Cadder Road in North Glasgow on Saturday evening. The 39-year-old man was recovered by members of the public,...

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18:10 Sport

Ewen Ferguson seals wire-to-wire victory at ISPS Handa World Invitational

Scotland’s Ewen Ferguson claimed his second DP World Tour title of the season with a wire-to-wire win in the ISPS Handa World Invitational. Ferguson, who began the week with a course-record 61 at Galgorm Castle and was never headed, carded...

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18:02 Glasgow & West

Restaurant forced to close as emergency services attend fire

The Finnieston

A restaurant in Glasgow has been forced to close following a fire. Emergency services were called to The Finnieston Bar and Restaurant at around 5.04am on Sunday, August 14. Three fire engines attended the venue on Argyle Street. The road...

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17:45 Highlands & Islands

Supermarket evacuated as heavy rain causes flooding 

A Tesco supermarket was evacuated after parts of its roof collapsed in heavy rain. A section of the roof at the store in Inverness caved in on Sunday during a downpour. There was also flooding at a nearby Vue cinema,...

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17:30 Football

Hammell demands Motherwell improvement after comeback win at Aberdeen

Motherwell manager Steven Hammell insisted there is a “lot to work on” despite his side’s impressive 3-2 comeback win at Aberdeen. Hammell was catapulted into the hotseat after Graeme Alexander’s departure on the eve of the league campaign kicking off...

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16:54 Football

Nightmare week continues for Dundee United in 4-1 defeat to Hearts

Dundee United's nightmare week has continued with a 4-1 defeat to Hearts at Tynecastle that means they have conceded 11 goals in their last two games. Goals from Lawrence Shankland, Barrie McKay, Jorge Grant and Josh Ginnelly helped Robbie Neilson's...

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16:26 Scotland

Thunder and lightning as Scots brace for storms after days of heat

Rain has started falling in Scotland with thunderstorms bringing lightning and flash flooding set to sweep across the country. After days of hot, sunny weather with soaring temperatures for many, Scots are set for a washout. A Tesco supermarket in...

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16:00 North East & Tayside

Woman killed in crash with two men and children taken to hospital named

A woman who died in a serious car crash that saw two men and children taken to hospital has been named. Rebecca Tasker was killed in the collision on the A90 in Perth and Kinross on Friday. The two men...

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15:50 Football

Celtic praised for five-star performance in 'difficult conditions'

Ange Postecoglou

Celtic have been praised for putting on a five star performance in difficult conditions as they swept Kilmarnock aside to continue their 100% winning start to the season. Manager Ange Postecoglou was impressed by his team in the 5-0 victory...

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14:51 Edinburgh & East

MND campaigner completes 265-mile cycling challenge

Cyclists.

A man with a terminal MND diagnosis has completed a 265-mile charity cycling challenge alongside his twin brother and friends. Davy Zyw, 34, was diagnosed with the disease in 2018. In the time since, he has dedicated himself to raising...

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14:28 Football

Davie Martindale backs Lee Johnson to turn Hibs into Premiership force

Livingston manager Davie Martindale has backed Lee Johnson to turn Hibernian into a Premiership force despite watching his team beat the Easter Road side for a fourth successive time. Joel Nouble and Ayo Obileye goals either side of a Nohan...

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14:05 Entertainment

Shatner says space trip hit home how society is ‘gambling’ with planet

NS-18 crew

Star Trek’s William Shatner has said his trip to space emphasised to him how society is “gambling” with the planet. Last October, the 91-year-old became the oldest person to travel to space after he blasted off in a rocket built...

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13:54 Football

Celtic continue perfect start to season with 5-0 win over Kilmarnock

Celtic fans were treated to a top class display of attacking football in the Ayrshire sunshine as the Scottish champions continued their perfect start to the season with a 5-0 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. The Hoops scored two...

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12:53 Edinburgh & East

Team working 'flat out' to fight E. coli outbreak after nurseries close

A large public health team has been working "flat out" to contact trace potential cases of a significant E. coli outbreak in East Lothian. An investigation is under way after 28 cases of the infection were confirmed with a number...

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12:46 Football

Lundstram urges fans to roar Rangers towards Champions League

John Lundstram called for Rangers fans to roar them towards the Champions League group stages against PSV at Ibrox on Tuesday night. The Gers midfielder was named sponsors’ man of the match in the comprehensive 4-0 home win over St...

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11:23 Entertainment

Police Scotland probing ‘threat’ against JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Police Scotland is investigating an “online threat” against JK Rowling after she tweeted her reaction to the stabbing of Sir Salman Rushdie. The Harry Potter author, 57, shared screenshots to Twitter of a message from a user who had written...

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11:07 Football

Team news: Kilmarnock host champions Celtic in Premiership clash

Rugby Park

Celtic have named an unchanged starting 11 to play Kilmarnock at Rugby Park with Ange Postecoglou opting for the same that started the 3-1 win at Ross County last week. Meanwhile Derek McInnes has made one change from their defeat...

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10:44 Glasgow & West

Missing man's body found in grounds of Dumfries House

The body of a missing man has been found in the grounds of Dumfries House in Ayrshire. The family of Brian Loy, who disappeared from his hometown of Auchinleck on Wednesday, has been informed. Mr Loy had last been seen...

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10:30 Edinburgh & East

Man critical in hospital after suffering head wound in street 'fight'

A man is in critical condition in hospital after suffering a head wound in a "fight" on Edinburgh's Princes Street. The 53-year-old was found seriously injured near the Johnnie Walker premises on Saturday night after police were called to a...

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10:21 Football

Van Bronckhorst impressed by killer instinct of Antonio Colak

Antonio Colak

Giovanni van Bronckhorst believes clinical striker Antonio Colak can help Rangers kill teams off this season after the Croatian scored for the third game in a row in the 4-0 win over St Johnstone. Malik Tillman headed the home side...

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09:47 Highlands & Islands

More than £20,000 raised for family of man killed in Skye shooting

John MacKinnon

More than £20,000 has been raised for the family of a man who was killed in the shootings on the Isle of Skye earlier this week. John MacKinnon, 47, died after a gun was shot at his home in Sasaig...

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09:37 Edinburgh & East

Two bikers and driver accused of killing mum 'during race'

Two bikers and a driver allegedly involved in a "race" are to stand trial charged with killing another motorist. Ashley Sadler, 40, Ian McLaughlan, 41, and Daniel De Monerri, 37, are accused of being involved in a five-vehicle crash on...

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09:25 Highlands & Islands

Biker dead and woman airlifted to hospital after crash with car and van

A motorcyclist has been killed and his passenger helicoptered to hospital with serious injuries after a three-vehicle crash in the Highlands. At around 5.40pm on Friday, a black Yamaha motorbike, a blue Fiat Doblo van and a blue Vauxhall car...

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08:45 Politics

Millions in public money lost to 'short-term lets tax loophole'

Key lock boxes are seen on the outside door frame to a short term let property

Almost £20m of public money was lost to short-term lets through a tax loophole over a year, it has been claimed. The figure was highlighted by Scottish Labour following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request made by the party. It...

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08:40 Politics

SNP accused of 'frightening incompetence' on tackling fuel poverty

Energy bills fuel poverty

The SNP has been accused of "frightening incompetence" in tackling fuel poverty across Scotland. The Government faced criticism from the Scottish Liberal Democrats calling for an acceleration of work to insulate fuel poor households. Alex Cole-Hamilton, the party's leader, has...

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08:29 Politics

Period products law to come into force in Scotland in world first

Scotland is set to become the first country in the world to protect the right to access free period products in law. From Monday, councils and education providers will be legally required to make period products available free of charge...

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08:03 Highlands & Islands

Footballers join cyclists for 75-mile children's charity challenge

Ross County footballers will join dozens of cyclists in a "bridge to bridge" challenge to raise funds for a children’s charity. Heather and Kevin Bannerman, from Culbokie, Ross-shire, first decided to take on the 75-mile trek from Skye to Kessock...

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08:01 Highlands & Islands

Scottish highline record smashed during 320m-long rope walk

An adventurer has smashed the Scottish highline record by walking 320 metres without falling. Rowan Pocock, 29, who lives in Edinburgh, performed the feat in the Cairngorms near Blair Atholl - breaking the previous record of 180m. The PhD student...

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08:00 Politics

Liz Truss accuses SNP Scottish Government of 'playing political games'

Liz Truss

Liz Truss has accused the devolved governments in the UK of playing "political games". The Conservative leadership candidate claimed that people had been "let down", as she took aim at the SNP's governance at Holyrood. Truss is set to travel...

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