Scotland

Why Ruth Davidson is stepping down
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Why Ruth Davidson is stepping down

Scottish Conservatives leader quits following repeated criticisms of Boris Johnson’s Brexit handling
29 Aug 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘The Russians are... complicated!’
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Instant Opinion: ‘The Russians are... complicated!’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 9 August
9 Aug 2019
What is behind the surge in drug deaths in Scotland?
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What is behind the surge in drug deaths in Scotland?

New report will show that deaths from drugs have surged in the country
16 Jul 2019
How hard is it to change your gender in the UK?
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How hard is it to change your gender in the UK?

Scotland puts transgender reforms on hold following outcry
21 Jun 2019
Scotland and Ireland clash over Rockall fishing
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Scotland and Ireland clash over Rockall fishing

The uninhabitable North Atlantic islet is at centre of political row over fishing rights
11 Jun 2019
Flight to Dusseldorf lands in Edinburgh by mistake
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Flight to Dusseldorf lands in Edinburgh by mistake

British Airways says error was result of pilot receiving the wrong flight plan
25 Mar 2019
What happened to Alesha MacPhail?
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What happened to Alesha MacPhail?

Aaron Campbell sentenced to minimum of 27 years in prison after finally confessing
21 Mar 2019
How dangerous is Ben Nevis?
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How dangerous is Ben Nevis?

Three climbers killed in avalanche on UK’s highest mountain
13 Mar 2019
Laura Muir: Team GB’s golden girl tipped for Olympic glory
British athlete Laura Muir celebrates her gold medal in the women’s 1500m final at the 2019 European Indoor Championships
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Laura Muir: Team GB’s golden girl tipped for Olympic glory

Scottish star praised after her ‘double-double’ at the European indoors in Glasgow
5 Mar 2019
Alesha MacPhail murder trial: what the court has heard
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Alesha MacPhail murder trial: what the court has heard

The 16-year-old suspect blames schoolgirl’s death on her father’s girlfriend
13 Feb 2019
Scottish shopping centre cheaper than average London home
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Scottish shopping centre cheaper than average London home

The Postings mall in Kirkcaldy went up for auction with reserve of just £1 as retail crisis takes toll
6 Feb 2019
Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault
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Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault

The 64-year-old appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to face a total of 14 charges
24 Jan 2019
‘Ancient’ stone circle revealed to be 1990s replica
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‘Ancient’ stone circle revealed to be 1990s replica

Archaeologists believed Aberdeenshire monument was up to 4,500 years old until farmer came forward
22 Jan 2019
Scottish chip shop offers deep-fried Christmas dinner
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Scottish chip shop offers deep-fried Christmas dinner

Dunkeld establishment claims its turkey goujons, battered Brussels sprouts and carrots and parsnip fritters are already proving popular
10 Dec 2018
Billy Connolly retires: five of his greatest routines
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Billy Connolly retires: five of his greatest routines

Famed Scottish comedian reveals he'll never tour again after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2013
3 Dec 2018
Paul Gascoigne barred from Scottish Football Hall of Fame
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Paul Gascoigne barred from Scottish Football Hall of Fame

Former Rangers and England star’s nomination provoked outcry
12 Oct 2018
How many people die from drug misuse in the UK?
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How many people die from drug misuse in the UK?

Death rate has increased dramatically over past decade
9 Oct 2018
Hampden Park to remain the home of Scottish football
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Hampden Park to remain the home of Scottish football

Murrayfield move ruled out after the SFA agrees £5m deal to buy Hampden from Queen’s Park FC
11 Sep 2018
Aberdeen man proposes to girlfriend using the side of a cow
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Aberdeen man proposes to girlfriend using the side of a cow

Inspiration for the proposal came from a similar stunt the farmer had seen online
31 Aug 2018
What Alex Salmond’s downfall means for Scottish nationalism
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What Alex Salmond’s downfall means for Scottish nationalism

Resignation of former first minister could harm the SNP and even scupper a second independence referendum
31 Aug 2018
Alex Salmond resigns from SNP amid misconduct claims
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Alex Salmond resigns from SNP amid misconduct claims

Nicola Sturgeon feels a ‘huge sadness’ following former leader’s resignation
30 Aug 2018
Baby boxes: should the NHS offer kits across the UK?
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Baby boxes: should the NHS offer kits across the UK?

More than 50,000 issued to new parents in Scotland over past year but not everyone supports scheme
15 Aug 2018
UK agrees to fund Trump’s Scotland trip
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UK agrees to fund Trump’s Scotland trip

Treasury will foot the £5m policing bill for the US president’s visit after pressure from Holyrood
4 Jul 2018
Hadrian’s Wall: why was it built?
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Hadrian’s Wall: why was it built?

Archaeologists accuse illegal metal detectors of ‘stealing knowledge’ from the historic site
20 Jun 2018
The Loch Ness monster: the search continues
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The Loch Ness monster: the search continues

Environmental DNA sampling could solve mystery once and for all
24 May 2018
Scotland sparks constitutional crisis with Brexit rebellion
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Scotland sparks constitutional crisis with Brexit rebellion

EU Withdrawal Bill rejected by Scottish Parliament prompting showdown with Westminster
16 May 2018
Body found in search for missing Frightened Rabbit singer
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Body found in search for missing Frightened Rabbit singer

Scottish indie band lead singer had not been seen since posting concerning tweets on Wednesday night
11 May 2018
Scots outraged over Donald Trump’s Irn-Bru ban
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Scots outraged over Donald Trump’s Irn-Bru ban

US President has ‘declared war’ on Scotland by prohibiting the popular soft drink at his golf course
10 May 2018
Does minimum alcohol pricing work?
The price of beer and cider in Scotland has gone up dramatically
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Does minimum alcohol pricing work?

Debate continues over whether increased taxes will cut alcohol-related deaths and binge drinking
2 May 2018
Dinosaur footprints found on Isle of Skye
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Dinosaur footprints found on Isle of Skye

Tracks of meat-eating dinosaurs found on Scottish island shedding light on little known Middle Jurassic period
3 Apr 2018
Clashindarroch Beast: huge wildcat filmed in Scotland
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Clashindarroch Beast: huge wildcat filmed in Scotland

Footage of the 4ft-long Scottish wildcat has been recorded by a conservation project
28 Mar 2018
Catalan St Andrews professor to turn herself over to police
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Catalan St Andrews professor to turn herself over to police

Ex-education minister Clara Ponsati will fight calls for extradition from Spanish government
26 Mar 2018
Keith O’Brien: disgraced ex-cardinal dies after fall
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Keith O’Brien: disgraced ex-cardinal dies after fall

Britain’s former most senior Catholic cleric resigned in 2013 after admitting to sexual misconduct
19 Mar 2018
Scotland backs plan for free sanitary products
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Scotland backs plan for free sanitary products

Proposed law comes as research suggests one in four young women suffer from period poverty
8 Mar 2018
Scottish FA in ‘dark ages’ after appointing Alex McLeish
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Scottish FA in ‘dark ages’ after appointing Alex McLeish

Not all fans and pundits are pleased that the 59-year-old has returned as Scotland boss
16 Feb 2018
Climate change a huge threat to sport in the UK
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Climate change a huge threat to sport in the UK

In Depth: new report reveals how extreme weather will impact sports in Britain
7 Feb 2018