Today

10:14 am   |   SCOTLAND

Daily police patrols for drink drivers over the summer

Police Scotland say they will be carrying out daily patrols as part of the force’s summer campaign against drink and drug driving. Those visiting Scotland are also being reminded that the legal limit for alcohol in drivers is lower than...

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8:47 am   |   SCOTLAND

Prince Charles hopes hospitality sector will bounce back

The Prince of Wales said he hopes the nation’s “entrepreneurial spirit” will “secure brighter and much more sustainable times ahead” for the hospitality sector after months of lockdown. Charles’ comments came in a video message in support of the industry...

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8:32 am   |   SCOTLAND

Scots urged to give ‘biggest clap yet’ as NHS turns 72

A nationwide round of applause across the UK is set to take place on Sunday evening to mark the 72nd anniversary of the NHS. People around Scotland have been urged to give the "biggest and loudest clap yet" for frontline...

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8:14 am   |   SCOTLAND VIDEO

Teen completes bagpipes challenge while in lockdown

Scot teen has played the bagpipes for every day of lockdown for charity.

A teenager from Bridge of Allan has played the bagpipes every day of lockdown to raise money for charity. As well as perfecting his craft, Max Rae aimed to raise money for charity while lifting the spirits of his community....

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Yesterday

10:05 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Man, 65, leaves hospital after 90 days fighting covid-19

A man has been discharged from hospital in Dundee after spending 90 days fighting Covid-19. Bob Morning, 65, was admitted to Ninewells Hospital on April 4 and five days later he was moved to the intensive care unit, where he...

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7:30 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Fundraiser launched for family of boy, 3, killed in crash

Xander Irvine.

A fundraiser has been launched for the family of a three-year-old boy killed in a crash in Edinburgh. Xander Irvine was walking with his mother Victoria, 37, when he was hit by a car on Morningside Road on June 30....

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6:55 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Fears of covid surge on Western Isles as restrictions ease

NHS bosses say they are expecting a rise in coronavirus cases as travel restrictions to the islands start to ease, in a move locals are calling "insanity". Visitors have been allowed to take ferries to and from islands such as...

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5:14 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Glencoe begins welcoming visitors as lockdown eases

Glencoe is one of Scotland's most popular beauty spots and at this time of year it is usually packed with tourists. But due to the coronavirus outbreak, the season has got off to a very late start. As the five-mile...

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4:27 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Banned driver fled from police with axe in his car

Glasgow Sheriff Court.

A banned driver who fled from police with an axe in his car has been jailed for more than two years. Mark Boyle raced his BMW from Glasgow’s Possilpark area to the city’s Lambhill in April this year. Glasgow Sheriff...

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4:25 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Double-decker bus bursts into flames as A90 closed

Crimond bus fire

A double-decker bus burst into flames, forcing police to close the A90 in Aberdeenshire. Three fire engines went to the scene in Crimond, Peterhead, after the blaze was reported at around 2.30pm on Friday. There have been no reports of...

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4:00 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Lorry driver charged with causing woman’s death

Chloe Morrison.

A man has been charged following the death of a woman who was struck by a lorry in the Highlands. Chloe Morrison, 26, from Drumnadrochit, died at the scene after being hit on the A82 near her home village at...

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3:49 pm   |   POLITICS FEATURE

Failed by the system? Asylum seekers wait to call Scotland home

When a Sudanese asylum seeker stabbed six people before being shot dead by police one week ago today, the horror put a spotlight on those who dream of calling Scotland home. Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, was one of 100 asylum...

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3:33 pm   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Performing arts venues get £10m to stay open and save jobs

A £10m fund had been created to help performing arts venues in Scotland survive the coronavirus crisis. The Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund will aim to help prevent venues closing and save jobs. The money comes from the Scottish Government's...

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3:10 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

PM’s resprayed plane joins military response to Russian jet

A resprayed plane used to transport the Prime Minister and the royal family has been called out to support military aircraft in Scotland, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said. A week after returning to the skies after being painted...

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2:35 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Hearts and Partick Thistle to take SPFL fight to arbitration

Hearts and Partick Thistle have been told that their fight against relegation must go to arbitration and will not be heard by the Court of Session. The clubs were told that an arbitration panel convened by the Scottish Football Association...

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2:02 pm   |   POLITICS

Holiday in Scotland to support tourism industry, FM urges

Inner Hebrides.

Nicola Sturgeon is urging Scots desperate for a summer holiday to book ‘staycations’ to bolster the country’s tourism sector. The First Minister said taking a break in Scotland this year would help the industry at “a time when they have...

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1:24 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Start dates fixed for SPFL as final clubs agree return

All of Scotland's senior clubs now have a return date for competitive football after League Two sides reached agreement on their season. Premiership sides are already back in full training ahead of an August 1 start date, where they will...

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1:05 pm   |   POLITICS

Air bridges with ‘low-risk’ countries likely in Scotland

Airplane.

Nicola Sturgeon has said Scotland is likely to relax quarantine for people arriving from "low-risk" countries. But she branded the UK Government’s decision-making process on air bridges “shambolic”. The First Minister said it had been “challenging” for Scotland to come...

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12:21 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Bottlenose dolphins spotted by university research team

Two groups of bottlenose dolphins have been spotted by a surveying team from St Andrews University. The team, who had to pause research due to the coronavirus pandemic, spotted the mammals at the Tay Estuary near Tayport and another group...

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11:58 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST VIDEO

Back garden Bambi: Deer and fawns flock to fresh grass

A deer and her fawns play and roam in garden in Greenock.

A man filmed a deer and her fawns playing and roaming around his back garden in Greenock. Jan Groenewald told STV News he had recently seeded his lawn and believes the deer were attracted by the fresh grass. He said:...

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11:56 am   |   FOOTBALL

McLaughlin ready to push for place with Rangers and Scotland

Rangers new signing Jon McLaughlin insists he hasn't move to Ibrox just to sit on the bench and he intends to impress for club and country. The goalkeeper has joined Steven Gerrard's side after a spell with Sunderland but faces...

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11:50 am   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Greenpeace fined £80,000 for North Sea oil rig protest

Greenpeace UK has been fined £80,000 after being found guilty of contempt of court for breaching a ban on an oil rig protest. Judge Lady Wolffe said she considered handing the environmental organisation’s executive director John Sauven a suspended jail...

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11:43 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Gran’s bid for child cancer funds nears Commons debate

A petition calling for more research into childhood cancer has passed its 100,000 target — after backing from Celtic stars and Princess Diana’s brother. Grandmother Fiona Govan, from Dalry, North Ayrshire, launched the petition after her three-year-old grandson Logan died...

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11:10 am   |   FOOTBALL

Jake Hastie returns to Motherwell on loan from Rangers

Motherwell have completed the signing of Jake Hastie on a season-long loan from Rangers. The winger returns to the club 12 months after he made the move from Fir Park to Ibrox, signing a four-year deal with Steven Gerrard's side....

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10:35 am   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Armed police swoop after man spotted with ‘gun’ in street

Gleneagles Road, Dundee.

Armed police swooped on a Dundee street following reports of a man with a gun. Officers were called to Gleneagles Road shortly before 7pm on Thursday. No firearm was recovered, however a 27-year-old man was arrested in connection with the...

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10:24 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Brother to the rescue after boiling water tips over baby

A teenager leapt into action after his baby brother was doused in boiling water. One-year-old Alfie pulled a freshly boiled kettle of water over himself after mum Janet’s attention was distracted for a brief moment at their home in Coatbridge,...

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9:58 am   |   POLITICS

Frustration over UK Government’s air bridges announcement

The Scottish Government has expressed its disappointment after holidaymakers were given the green light to travel abroad from England before a four-nations agreement had been reached. The 14-day self-isolation policy for people returning to or visiting England from destinations such...

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8:49 am   |   SCOTLAND

Shoppers urged not to smoke or vape while waiting in queues

Customers are being urged to not smoke or vape while queuing to enter shops. Scotland's interim chief medical officer Dr Gregor Smith has written to retail industry bodies asking for signs to be erected outside shops. He pointed to public...

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7:05 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Glasgow services to restart amid financial warning

Museums, gyms and libraries are expected to begin to reopen in Glasgow throughout August and September. But the charity which runs them has warned it faces major financial losses. Glasgow Life has announced a timetable for reopening, which will see...

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7:00 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Asylum seekers still in hotels a week after Glasgow attack

Hundreds of asylum seekers are "still stuck in limbo" in Glasgow hotels a week after the knife attack at the Park Inn, the Scottish Refugee Council said. After the attack in Glasgow last Friday, Mears Group - the company paid...

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6:55 am   |   POLITICS

New jobs as ambulance service takes charge of Covid testing

Around 500 new jobs will be created in the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) when it takes charge of mobile Covid-19 testing units. While the Armed Forces currently run these testing centres, responsibility will transfer to the ambulance service from September....

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6:45 am   |   SCOTLAND

Tourism boost as five-mile travel restriction lifted

The tourism sector received a boost as the five-mile travel limit was lifted under phase two of the Scottish Government's routemap out of lockdown. Self-contained, self-catering holiday accommodation - including caravan and campervan parks, lodges and second homes - can...

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