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8:45 pm   |   POLITICS

Blunder over envelope colour for over 70s vaccine letter

Coronavirus, vaccine.

White envelopes will be used for the first tranche of coronavirus appointments for those aged 70-79 because blue ones were not ready in time, the Scottish Government has announced. As the inoculation programme moves through priority groups, several health board...

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8:19 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Five things we learned from the weekend’s Scottish football

Rangers extended their lead at the top of the Premiership to 23 points while St Johnstone and Livingston have booked their place in next month's Betfred Cup final. Here we take a look at five things we learned from this...

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7:24 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Martindale: Taking final step to win trophy would be unbelievable

Livingston boss David Martindale admits he has had a dream start to management and says it would be "unbelievable" if his team could go on to win the Betfred Cup. A 1-0 win over St Mirren in the semi-final has...

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7:01 pm   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Former postie set to enter charts with viral sea shanty hit

Nathan Evans.

Postman Nathan Evans is poised to enter the top ten on the Official Singles Chart with his viral sea shanty Wellerman. The song, which has been a smash hit on TikTok, is set to be the highest new entry on...

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5:54 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Livingston beat St Mirren to reach the League Cup final

David Martindale's Midas touch continued as the Livingston manager led his side to within 90 minutes of silverware following a 1-0 Betfred Cup semi-final win over St Mirren. Scott Robinson's ninth-minute goal proved enough to set up a February 28...

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4:26 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Temperatures set to fall after yellow alert for snow and ice

Snow

Temperatures could fall as low as -13C following a yellow alert for snow and ice across parts of Scotland.  The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning from 4pm on Sunday to 11am on Monday.  The worst affected areas will...

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2:08 pm   |   SCOTLAND

More than 23,000 given coronavirus vaccine in last 24 hours

More than 23,000 people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in the last 24 hours, figures have shown. On Sunday, the latest figures showed 404,038 people have received their first coronavirus vaccination, an increase of 23,371 since...

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12:47 pm   |   FOOTBALL

McInnes calls on Aberdeen to build on Motherwell win

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is looking for his side to build on their 2-0 win over Motherwell as they look to consolidate third place in the Scottish Premiership. The Dons fell to a surprise 4-1 defeat against Ross County last...

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12:23 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Women rescued from Ben Lomond charged with Covid breach

Two women have been charged with breaching coronavirus restrictions after being rescued from Ben Lomond in Stirlingshire. The women, in their twenties, had travelled from Fife to go walking but needed to phone for help after getting into difficulty in...

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11:51 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Boy, 12, struck by train in critical condition in hospital

A 12-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after being struck by a train at a railway station in South Ayrshire. The boy, who was not on the tracks at any point, was hit at Prestwick Town railway...

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11:28 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Teenage girl sexually assaulted at city park

A teenage girl was sexually assaulted inside a Glasgow park on Saturday night. The 17-year-old was attacked at Tollcross Park, in the city's east end, between 9pm and 11pm. Police Scotland said: "Police are investigating a report of a 17-year-old...

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11:01 am   |   POLITICS

Sturgeon will ‘refute’ allegations of misleading parliament

Nicola Sturgeon has said she will refute accusations she misled the Scottish Parliament – a claim made by her predecessor as first minister Alex Salmond – when she appears before a committee of MSPs. Asked about Salmond’s claims on the...

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10:42 am   |   FOOTBALL

Ross admits Hibs lacked ‘guts’ after semi-final flop

Hibernian head coach Jack Ross claims their semi-final pain would have been just as acute had they been rank outsiders for the Betfred Cup. Hibs fans may disagree after watching their team bely their status as tournament favourites by falling...

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9:36 am   |   SCOTLAND FEATURE

Burns in the Covid era: Tributes to National Bard go virtual

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,Great chieftain o the puddin'-race! The immortal words of Scotland's National Bard - reverberating around the world this year like never before as thousands log-on to celebrate virtual Burns Night suppers. Traditional gatherings - filled...

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9:27 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Road safety police officer mannequin ‘kidnapped’ from post

Residents of an Aberdeenshire village are appealing for help to find their road safety officer Allan after he was “kidnapped” from his post. The mannequin, dressed as a police officer, has been stationed on the A93 for around two months...

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8:48 am   |   ENTERTAINMENT VIDEO

When Bon Jovi brought Glasgow city centre to a standstill

Glasgow city centre was brought to a halt on a summer day in 1995 when American rockers Bon Jovi turned up. The band played six songs - including an acoustic version of their biggest hit Livin' On A Prayer -...

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8:31 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

‘We went to great lengths to save our swimming pool’

It was 20 years ago that a Glasgow community rose up in outrage to save their swimming pool. Now, two decades on from the formation of the Save Our Pool campaign that led to the setting up of the Govanhill...

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8:22 am   |   POLITICS

Calls to draft in supply teachers to offer extra support

Classroom

Supply teachers should be brought into schools to provide extra catch-up support for pupils during the pandemic, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have said. The party’s education spokeswoman Beatrice Wishart MSP has written to Education Secretary John Swinney calling on him...

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8:16 am   |   POLITICS

Forbes: Budget will help Scotland ‘recover and renew’

Kate Forbes

This week’s budget will help Scotland to “recover and renew” from the Covid-19 pandemic, finance secretary Kate Forbes has said. Ahead of the delayed announcement, which customarily takes place in December, Kate Forbes said there would not be a public-sector...

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8:08 am   |   SCOTLAND

Over-70s to receive Covid jab appointments in blue envelopes

Lucy Airs receives a dose of AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine from Ruth Davies, a practice nurse, at the Pentland Medical Practice on January 7, 2021 in Currie, Scotland. The UK aims to vaccinate all over-70s, front-line health workers, and the most clinically vulnerable by mid February, when its current lockdown rules will be reviewed. That would require around 13 million covid-19 vaccinations.

Blue envelopes containing coronavirus vaccination appointments for those aged 70 to 79 will start arriving through letterboxes on Monday, the Scottish Government has said. As the inoculation programme moves through priority groups, several health board areas are beginning to send...

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