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9:51 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE

Man, 34, dies after being struck by vehicle on motorway

A 34-year-old man has died after being struck by a vehicle in Perthshire. The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the A90 near Kinfauns. Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which happened...

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8:28 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Motorcyclist dies in hospital days after crash with car

Police Scotland.

A motorcyclist has died following a crash with a car in Glasgow earlier this week. The incident happened on Royston Road near the British Car Auctions entrance at 4.15pm on Monday. The 61-year-old was riding a white Honda CB650 motorcycle...

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7:20 pm   |   POLITICS OPINION

This is the biggest split I have ever seen in Scottish politics

Alex Salmond is one of the biggest figures in modern Scottish politics - he is the country's longest-serving First Minister and led the SNP for 20 years. Nicola Sturgeon served her political apprenticeship during his first term as leader and...

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6:24 pm   |   POLITICS

Salmond has ‘no doubt’ Sturgeon broke ministerial code

Alex Salmond claims there is “no doubt” Nicola Sturgeon has broken rules governing the behaviour of ministers, but stopped short of saying she should resign. Giving evidence to the Holyrood inquiry into the Scottish Government’s unlawful investigation of sexual harassment...

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5:30 pm   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Mogwai mark 25 years together with first number one album

Scottish rock group Mogwai have scored their first number one album – 25 years after releasing their debut single. Their tenth record, As The Love Continues, fended off competition from grime pioneer Ghetts, whose third album, Conflict Of Interest, lagged...

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5:18 pm   |   NORTH EAST & TAYSIDE VIDEO

Cairngorms’ landscape recreated in video game Minecraft

Cairngorms National park 26 Feb 2021 Cairngorms National Park gets the Minecraft treatment

The Cairngorms' landscape has been re-created on Minecraft to help young people understand how to run a national park and build a new community. Minecraft is a hugely popular game where players of all ages build, mine and explore ever-changing...

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4:59 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Former Scotland star Peter Lorimer moved to hospice

Peter Lorimer

Former Scotland star Peter Lorimer has been moved to a hospice as he battles a long-term illness. Lorimer's former club Leeds United confirmed the news after rumours of the 74-year-old's health circulated on social media. The former winger, who scored...

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4:57 pm   |   ENTERTAINMENT

Dancing On Ice cut short after injury and Covid exits

Dancing On Ice has had its series cut short following multiple injuries and dropouts. The show lost a number of contestants who had to withdraw due to injury or receiving a positive Covid result. Emmerdale star Joe-Warren Plant and comedian...

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4:48 pm   |   SCOTLAND

College lecturers back strike action over job fears

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College lecturers in Scotland have voted in favour of strike action over fears further education jobs are being replaced with lower-paid posts. The ballot was arranged by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), with 92% of Further Education Lecturers’ Association...

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4:38 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Medics exhausted during ‘relentless’ Covid second wave

In the corridors and intensive care units of Kilmarnock's University Hospital Crosshouse, staff are fatigued and stressed. Coronavirus case rates may be falling across Scotland but the pressure on medical workers remains intense. Crosshouse has been one of the busiest...

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4:02 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Kennedy: Pressure of ‘10,10,10’ may have damaged Celtic’s season

Celtic's interim manager John Kennedy has admitted the pressure of trying to win a tenth consecutive title may have been a factor in the club's troubled season. Neil Lennon left his job as Celtic manager earlier this week after a...

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3:58 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Place of wor-ship: Sailing church built on £90,000 boat

A sailing church has been built on a £90,000 canal boat. The 60ft boat, named All Aboard, will travel at 4mph along the Union Canal in Edinburgh to give worshippers a chance to find calm in their lives. It is...

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2:48 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Josh Doig deal ‘protects’ Hibs from English suitors

Josh Doig's new contract at Hibernian will help to prevent richer clubs from trying to sign him at a cut price, boss Jack Ross has admitted. The 18-year-old wing back has extended his Easter Road deal until 2025 during a...

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2:17 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Scott Brown: Remember Neil Lennon as a Celtic legend

Celtic captain Scott Brown has said that it was "a sad day" when he learned that Neil Lennon has left his post as manager, and says the Northern Irishman is "a legend of the club". Brown admitted that news of...

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1:46 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Teenagers who died in crash between motorcycle and van named

Deek Paton and Leon Fitzpatrick

Two teenagers who died following a crash in North Lanarkshire have been named. Derek Paton, 19, and Leon Fitzpatrick, 18, both from Wishaw, died after a crash involving a van and an off-road motorcycle on Thursday. The incident took place...

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1:13 pm   |   POLITICS

Scottish Tories ‘will have voice on PM’s union committee’

Douglas Ross

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has insisted he will be able to input into the new Cabinet committee set up by the Prime Minister to make the case for the union. Ross welcomed the establishment of such an “extremely high...

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12:34 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus: Further 27 deaths and 581 new cases in 24 hours

Doctor, coronavirus.

A further 27 people have died from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the health secretary has said.  During Friday’s coronavirus briefing, Jeane Freeman said the total number of deaths of people who first tested positive for the virus within...

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12:32 pm   |   POLITICS

Salmond tells MSPs ‘Scotland’s leadership has failed’

Alex Salmond has said Scotland’s “leadership has failed”, as he criticised Nicola Sturgeon and claimed evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee has been suppressed. Giving evidence to the Holyrood inquiry into the Scottish Government’s unlawful investigation of sexual harassment claims...

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12:29 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Four arrested after £22,000 of cannabis found in raids

Cannabis plant - stock photo.

Four people have been arrested after cannabis worth a estimated total value of £22,000 was recovered during two raids in Glenrothes. Officers recovered the first haul, said to have a street value of more than £18,000, after searching an address...

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12:23 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Crime fell 38% after first lockdown, survey suggests

Crime in Scotland fell by 38% after the start of the first lockdown last year, a report suggests. The UK was placed in lockdown on March 23 as coronavirus began to take hold, with schools and shops closed and a...

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12:22 pm   |   POLITICS

Over 40s next in line for Covid vaccines in Scotland

People aged 40-49 will be prioritised next for a Covid-19 vaccine, with scientific advisers saying the move will “provide the greatest benefit in the shortest time”. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) had considered whether groups such as...

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12:20 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Rangers to face Slavia Prague in Europa League last 16

Rangers have been drawn to face Slavia Prague in the last 16 of the Europa League. The sides were paired together at the draw at UEFA headquarters on Friday. The tie is their reward for overcoming Royal Antwerp in the...

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11:54 am   |   SPORT

Scotland face defending champions in Rugby World Cup opener

Scotland will take on the reigning world champions South Africa in their opening match of Rugby World Cup 2023. In the fixtures announced on Friday Scotland discovered they will take on the Springboks on Sunday September 10th, 2023, at Stade...

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11:26 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

‘Predatory’ rapist jailed for sex attacks on two women

Glasgow High Court.

A man who was convicted of raping two women in attacks 12 months apart has been jailed for eight years. At the High Court in Glasgow Bartosz Czlapski, 25, was told by judge Lord Weir that his conduct was “predatory...

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11:16 am   |   FOOTBALL

Hibernian tie down left-back Josh Doig on long-term deal

Hibernian have handed in-demand youngster Josh Doig a new long-term deal in a bid to stave off interest from England. The 18-year-old academy recruit has been a major hit since breaking into Jack Ross' team earlier this season, already attracted...

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10:35 am   |   SPORT

Murray brothers to compete together in Aberdeen this year

Andy and Jamie Murray are set to play in Aberdeen this December in an event bringing together the UK's best players. Tournament director Jamie Murray is bringing Battle of the Brits: Scotland versus England, north and giving fans the first...

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10:34 am   |   SCOTLAND

Most and least affordable Scots areas for first-time buyers

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 19: A general view of Aberdeen city centre as the city of Aberdeen and Grampian area remains under a localised lockdown during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, on August 19, 2020, in Aberdeen, Scotland. 19/08/20 - Aberdeen GV's
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East Ayrshire is the most affordable place for people trying to get on the property ladder, analysis has found. Nationwide Building Society measured by the typical first-time buyer house price to earnings ratios in local areas across Britain, using Office...

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9:49 am   |   SCOTLAND

Future of Highland Games looks ‘bleak’ as events cancelled

Braemar Gathering

The future of Highland Games events looks ‘bleak’ according to an organiser who said they expect more to be cancelled in the coming months. Some 13 games, staged between May and September, have already been called off over concerns about...

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9:14 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Two teens die after off-road motorcycle and van crash

Police Scotland.

Two teenagers have died following a crash involving an off-road motorcycle and a van. The collision happened in Ryde Road in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, at around 4.30pm on Thursday. The 19-year-old man driving the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the...

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6:53 am   |   POLITICS

Brown: Britain has looked dysfunctional during pandemic

Gordon Brown

The coronavirus crisis has made the UK look “dysfunctional” at times due to a lack of co-operation between administrations, Gordon Brown has said. In an article on devolution for the Scottish Fabians think tank, the former prime minister also said...

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6:53 am   |   SCOTLAND

Chronic shortage of doctors ‘risks health service’s recovery’

Coronavirus, doctors.

Retaining senior doctors will be essential if the Scottish NHS is to recover from the coronavirus crisis because the health service is already facing staff shortages, the British Medical Association (BMA) Scotland has warned. Vacancies for consultants may have risen...

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6:53 am   |   SCOTLAND

Almost half of reported rapes ‘involve partner or ex-partner’

Police Scotland.

Almost 50% of rapes reported to police involved the partner or ex-partner of the victim, new statistics have found. Police Scotland data showed that from April 1 2020 to January 31 2021, 46% of reported rapes were linked to existing...

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6:53 am   |   POLITICS

Alex Salmond set to give evidence at Holyrood inquiry

Alex Salmond will give evidence later on Friday to MSPs seeking to discover what went wrong with the Scottish Government's handling of harassment complaints against him. The former first minister is due to give evidence on the botched investigation and...

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6:50 am   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

The day nine children were taken from families on Orkney

Nine children aged between eight and 15 years old were taken from their homes during dawn raids on Orkney 30 years ago. This Saturday marks three decades since they were separated from their families on the island of South Ronaldsay...

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