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Letters: Not just Windrush generation who fall foul of UK authorities

As the daughter of Eastern European refugees, Scotsman reader Marina Donald says it’s not just migrants from the Commonwealth who feel their citizen status is “inferior” to those that are British-born. As someone who arrived in Britain with my mother...

2 min. ago in Politics

Scottish sports stars should 'safeguard lucrative deals'

Gold medals are only part of the equation for young sports stars. Rosemary Gallagher finds out what they should think about in legal terms When Mo Farah does his famous Mobot and Usain Bolt performs his signature lightning strike pose, legal...

10 min. ago in Business

Catholics to outnumber Protestants in Northern Ireland by 2021

Catholics will outnumber Protestants in Northern Ireland as early as 2021, according to a leading academic. Dr Paul Nolan, who specialises in monitoring the peace process and social trends, told the BBC that he expected there would be a catholic...

26 min. ago in Politics

EU ‘annihilates’ Theresa May’s plan to avoid hard Irish border

The latest proposals by the UK Government to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic have been comprehensively rejected by the European Union, it has been reported. In a move that casts doubt on the UK’s ability to leave the...

43 min. ago in Politics

Footage released of Avengers:Infinity War battle sequence shot in Waverley Station

In pictures: Stars at Avengers: Infinity War event Extended footage of the Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster that were shot in Edinburgh have finally been released - depicting an epic battle in Waverley Station. Scarlett Johannsson’s Black Widow,...

59 min. ago in Lifestyle

Comment: North Sea troubles have been good for tech sector

The trials and tribulations of the North Sea oil and gas sector have been well documented in recent years, but there is growing evidence of an upturn and in recent weeks we have seen the price of Brent crude oil nudging over $70 per barrel. It is...

today, 08:36 in Politics

Women pick medicine in Scottish university gender divide

The highest enrolled undergraduate courses for female students in Scotland last year were those connected to medicine, while for males it was engineering and technology, latest figures reveal. A report by the Higher Education Student Statistics Agency...

today, 08:25 in Learning

Peter Pearson: John Muir’s ways more important than ever

According to an old biblical saying, a prophet is ­never honoured in his own country. Not so long ago, these words could have applied to John Muir, who was born 180 years ago tomorrow and rose to become a national hero in the United States after...

today, 07:58 in Environment

Brexit fears as migration into Scotland falls after EU vote

Scotland’s population has risen for the eighth year in a row and now stands at its highest ever level, official figures have revealed. According to data released by the National Records of Scotland (NRS), net migration means there are now 5,424,800...

today, 07:47 in Politics

MSPs back safe room for addicts in Glasgow to take drugs

MSPs last night voted to call on the UK government to allow a safe room to be created where addicts can take drugs. Arguing for the safer drug use facility to be set up in Glasgow, public health minister Aileen Campbell said it would save lives. Ms...

today, 07:23 in Politics

Fresh bid to legalise assisted suicide for the dying in Scotland

A fresh bid to introduce assisted suicide in Scotland is under way, with one MSP backing the prospect of “cross party” legislation to give dying Scots the right to end their lives. Liberal Democrat health spokesman Alex Cole-Hamilton said there is now...

today, 06:49 in Politics

Mother of murdered Moira Jones backs plan to help bereaved families

The mother of a woman murdered in a Glasgow park a decade ago has welcomed funding for the creation of a new service to help the families of homicide victims. Bea Jones, whose daughter Moira was abducted and murdered in 2008, said she hoped the cash...

today, 06:49 in Politics

Alastair Dalton: Airlines still expanding despite their tax moans

While the way the railways operate can make them seem like a parallel universe, the workings of the aviation industry often feel equally opaque. The key thing to understand about Scottish air travel is its underlying, long-term growth – despite the...

today, 06:49 in Politics

Willie Rennie slams government over perinatal mental health

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has accused the First Minister of “failing mothers and their children” after a new report revealed significant gaps in perinatal mental health ­provision. He was reacting to data from 2017 analysed by the...

today, 06:48 in Health

‘Brain health index’ can predict the aftermath of having a stroke

A new “brain health index” can predict cognitive function after a stroke ten times more accurately than current methods. The computer programme developed by scientists at the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow can assess whole brain deterioration...

today, 06:48 in Health

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