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8:54 pm   |   POLITICS

SNP wins election, but just one seat short of overall majority

The SNP has won an emphatic victory in the Holyrood elections, but did not gain an overall majority. Nicola Sturgeon’s party took 64 seats in Thursday’s vote – 62 in constituencies and one on the Highlands and Islands and another...

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8:13 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Ross ‘excited’ at chance to lead Hibs out in Scottish Cup final

Hibs boss Jack Ross saw his players beat Dundee United 2-0 in the last four of the Scottish Cup and said he can't wait to lead them out at the showpiece final. Goals from Kevin Nisbet and Christian Doidge saw...

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7:29 pm   |   POLITICS

Alba leader Alex Salmond fails in bid to return as an MSP

Alex Salmond will not return to the Scottish Parliament after he failed in his bid to pick up a seat on the North East regional list. The former first minster had hoped to boost the Scottish independence cause by returning...

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7:10 pm   |   POLITICS

Familiar faces at Holyrood as former MPs among those to win

Angus Robertson The SNP’s former Westminster leader between 2007 and 2017, he lost his seat in the snap election called by Theresa May to the Conservatives’ Douglas Ross in the Moray constituency. Since his departure from Westminster, Mr Robertson has...

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7:09 pm   |   POLITICS

Kaukab Stewart becomes first woman of colour to serve as MSP

Kaukab Stewart.

Kaukab Stewart will become the first woman of colour to serve as an MSP at Holyrood after winning the Glasgow Kelvin seat. Stewart held the Scottish Parliament seat for the SNP with 14,535 votes, succeeding Sandra White. Stewart was also...

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7:04 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Mellon disappointed by defeat but calls goal decision ‘a shocker’

Micky Mellon admitted Hibernian were better than his Dundee United side at Hampden but says a key moment was missed by "a shocker" of an offside call. Hibs were 2-0 winners in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden, with Kevin...

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7:03 pm   |   POLITICS

Johnson writes to congratulate Sturgeon on election success

Boris Johnson has written to Nicola Sturgeon to congratulate her on the SNP's success in the Scottish Parliamentary election. In a letter, the Prime Minister highlighted the UK response to the coronavirus pandemic and the roll out of the vaccine...

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6:50 pm   |   POLITICS

Greens concerned over ‘big differences in policy’ with SNP

The Green Party would likely be willing to "explore options" to form a coalition with the Scottish National Party but concerns remain over "big differences in policy", the party's co-leader said on Saturday. Patrick Harvie, who finished in second place...

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6:38 pm   |   POLITICS

Sturgeon tells PM not to block Indyref2 after election win

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that Westminster has no right to block a second vote on Scottish independence as she claimed an “emphatic victory” in the Holyrood election – despite the SNP failing to secure an overall majority. Sturgeon insisted that...

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5:53 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Hibernian beat Dundee United 2-0 to reach the Scottish Cup final

Hibernian secured a Scottish Cup final place for the first time in five years with a convincing 2-0 win over Dundee United at rain-soaked Hampden Park. Scotland cap Kevin Nisbet's delightful finish from just outside the penalty area in the...

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5:47 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Raith Rovers beat Dunfermline to take step towards Premiership

Raith Rovers are a step closer to the Premiership after dumping Fife rivals Dunfermline out of the play-offs. Stevie Crawford's Pars wasted a string of chances across both legs and they were made to pay as Lewis Vaughan and Gozie...

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5:42 pm   |   POLITICS

SNP’s hopes of winning Holyrood majority suffer setback

The SNP's hopes of winning a majority in the Holyrood election dropped significantly on Saturday after the party lost out in the key seat of Aberdeenshire West. The failure to win there makes it harder for Nicola Sturgeon to win...

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5:31 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Austin nets hat-trick as Kelty set up play-off with Brechin

Nathan Austin fired a hat-trick as Kelty Hearts set up a play-off with Brechin for a place in the Scottish Professional Football League. Barry Ferguson's side beat Brora Rangers 4-1 to secure a 6-1 aggregate triumph in the pyramid play-off...

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5:12 pm   |   POLITICS

Police treat Humza Yousaf confrontation as ‘hate incident’

Police Scotland have said they are treating the behaviour of a Liberal Party candidate and supporters who confronted the Scottish justice secretary at an election count as a hate incident. Humza Yousaf said Liberal Party candidate Derek Jackson and supporters...

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4:18 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Kenny McLean in danger of missing Euros after knee injury

Scotland midfielder Kenny McLean could miss the European Championships after suffering a knee injury in the last game of the club season. The Norwich star was substituted 52 minutes into his side's 2-2 draw at Barnsley, limping off in obvious...

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4:16 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

People should get what they vote for, insists Angus Robertson

Angus Robertson

The people of Scotland will decide the country's future, newly-elected SNP MSP Angus Robertson has insisted. It comes after Boris Johnson said that holding a Scottish independence referendum in the "current context" is "irresponsible and reckless". Mr Robertson, who won...

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3:42 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Two men in hospital with serious injuries following stabbings

Police Scotland.

Two people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after police were called to a double stabbing incident in Glasgow. Officers attended an incident on Keal Avenue in the Blairdardie area of the city on Saturday morning and found...

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3:25 pm   |   HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Woman and children airlifted to safety in rowing boat rescue

A woman and four children have been airlifted to safety after their rowing boat started taking on water in a loch. The group called 999 when they got into difficulty on Loch Garry in the Highlands at around 11.15am on...

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2:41 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Mother’s fundraising plea to help daughter be able to walk

A mother whose fiancé died suddenly of heart failure at the beginning of the pandemic needs to raise £35,000 to help her four-year-old daughter walk.    Ella and her twin Aaron were born prematurely at 26 weeks and aged two, Ella...

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2:26 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Coronavirus: Further 224 fresh cases reported overnight

Coronavirus.

A further 224 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Scotland overnight, official figures have shown. No additional deaths have been reported. The death toll of those who tested positive currently stands at 7661, however weekly figures on suspected...

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2:05 pm   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Badger cubs rescued ten days after mum killed by car

Orphaned badgers are rescued ten days after their mum was killed.

Two orphaned badger cubs have been rescued ten days after their mum was killed by a car on the road. The dead animal was discovered in South Lanarkshire by a volunteer at Scottish Badgers who realised the female was still...

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1:01 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Lib Dems candidate misses election count to give birth

Aude Boubaker-Calder, LDR.

The Scottish Liberal Democrats candidate for Dunfermline has apologised for being unable to see the result in person – because she is in hospital about to give birth. Aude Boubaker-Calder, who is married to Fife councillor James Calder, is being...

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12:43 pm   |   FOOTBALL

Goodwin calls on St Mirren to seize their chance in Scottish Cup

Jim Goodwin wants St Mirren to dispel any notion of being nearly men when they face St Johnstone in Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park. The Buddies reached the last-four of the Betfred Cup only to lose 1-0 to...

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12:20 pm   |   SCOTLAND

Services cancelled as ‘cracks found’ on high-speed trains

Rail passengers are being urged not to travel after a number of high-speed trains were taken out of service after 'cracks were found'. LNER trains serving Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow have been affected by the issue on Saturday, with...

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12:07 pm   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Suspicious ballot paper seized by police at Edinburgh count

A possible case of electoral fraud is being investigated by police at the Edinburgh count for the Holyrood election. A suspicious ballot paper was seized after a would-be voter in the Edinburgh Northern and Leith constituency tried to vote, only...

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11:12 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

First look at gentoo penguin chicks at Edinburgh Zoo

Gentoo penguin chicks have started to hatch at Edinburgh Zoo.

The first images of this year’s newly-hatched gentoo penguin chicks have been captured at Edinburgh Zoo.  Staff at the wildlife conservation charity were delighted to report nine chicks have emerged so far and hope more will follow in the coming weeks. The first two eggs hatched on May 1 to parents Muffin and Mittens. Cute: The...

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11:03 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Man charged over quad bike crash after passenger injured

Police Scotland.

A man has been charged following a road crash involving a quad bike which left a passenger in a serious condition in hospital. The crash occurred on Thursday around 6.45am on the roundabout at Kenilworth Avenue, Wishaw, near the junction...

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8:50 am   |   POLITICS

Ballot counting to resume as SNP majority hangs in balance

Votes being counted in Glenrothes

Counting is set to resume in the Scottish Parliament election on Saturday, as an SNP majority hangs in the balance.  On Friday 48 of the 73 constituency results were declared, with the SNP taking 39 seats, Liberal Democrats four, Conservatives...

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8:16 am   |   EDINBURGH & EAST

Residents warned of Wifi disruption during Navy exercise

Broadband customers in East Lothian have been warned they could lose their Wifi signal as a major naval exercise takes place off the Scottish coast. Customers of Lothian Broadband have been told they could face disruption over the next two...

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8:09 am   |   GLASGOW & WEST

Airport gives heads-up for increased military flight activity

A pensioner is delighted Prestwick Airport has let residents know in advance there will be more military flights in the area this month.  Martin Dorans, an unpaid carer, raised concerns about a lack of notice regarding low flying aircraft at night...

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