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Ukip MEP avoids suspension from party over altercation

Ukip MEP Mike Hookem has avoided suspension from the party over the altercation which left former leadership contender Steven Woolfe in hospital. Mr Woolfe quit the party and abandoned his leadership bid after the fracas with Mr Hookem in the European Pa

1 min. ago in Politics

Video: The Vamps book signing in Glasgow

The Vamps were in Glasgow to sign copies of their first ever book ‘Our Story: 100% Official’. Hundreds of fans packed into Glasgow’s St. Enoch Centre for anticipated sold out event. The band have gone from schoolboys to superstardom in just a few years,

today, 19:03 in Lifestyle

25 of the best free Scottish visitor attractions

SCOTLAND has a wealth of great visitor attractions and thankfully many of them are free, here are 25 of the best. ’Like’ The Scotsman on Facebook for regular updates DOWNLOAD THE SCOTSMAN APP ON ITUNES OR GOOGLE PLAY

today, 18:20 in Lifestyle

Postcard firm which captured glory era of Scottish tourism

At the height of the summer season, it produced more than one million picture postcards a week with writing a little message home becoming as much a part of the holiday tradition as day on the beach, or a ‘99 ice cream with a view. J Valentine of Dundee

today, 18:16 in Art & Culture

Scots offered free ski passes - in Iceland!

Skiers and snowboarders in Scotland are to be given free passes to the slopes in Iceland as part of a ground breaking deal to boost winter sports in both countries. Delegates at the North Atlantic Ski Areas’ Association (NASAA) conference at The Lecht la

today, 16:52 in Lifestyle

Art exhibition inspired by Putin Rides meme opens in Dundee

An art project inspired by internet memes has opened in Dundee, with the aim of exploring their political usage in the modern era. The exhibition, titled “PILproject 2.0: Russia. Be blinded by an inner light”, opens at the Centrespace Gallery this week a

today, 16:33 in Art & Culture

Scientists uncover why Earth has ice ages every 100,000 years

Scientists have discovered why the planet moves in and out of ice ages every 100,000 years. This mysterious phenomenon, dubbed the “100,000-year problem”, has been occurring for the past million years or so and leads to vast ice sheets covering North Ame

today, 16:25 in World News

SNP’s Michael Russell warns against the hard Brexit cliff

Michael Russell has told MSPs that time is running out to prevent Scotland and the UK from driving off a “hard Brexit cliff”. In a statement to Holyrood, the Scottish Government Brexit Secretary attacked the UK Government for having “no coherent plan” fo

today, 15:59 in Politics

Human rights of Scots face Brexit threat

Human rights protections in Scotland are likely to be reduced as a result of Brexit, a Holyrood report has found. The UK's departure from the Brussels bloc is likely to mean that the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union is no longer bindin

today, 15:59 in Politics

How tartan inspired hipsters and generations of style tribes

It was once a feared symbol of rebellious Highland clansmen, considered so dangerous that laws were passed to prevent anyone except Government troops from wearing it. But tartan is now just as likely to be spotted on the catwalks of Milan or Paris as it

today, 15:31 in Lifestyle

National treasures set to leave Edinburgh and go on tour around the country

A host of Scotland's most important historic artefacts and precious treasures are to be sent around the country as part of a new drive to ensure they are seen by more people. Major new touring exhibitions and loans of high-profile objects are expected to

today, 15:31 in Lifestyle

Scots aristocrat in court over alleged threats on grouse moor

The arisocratic great-grandson Edward VII’s mistress Alice Keppel has been ordered to appear in court next month, charged with behaving threateningly on a moor. Dru Edmonstone, whose grouse-shooting family have owned the historic Duntreath Castle Estate,

today, 15:02 in Politics

Book review: The Invention of Angela Carter, by Edmund Gordon

When the shortlist for the Booker Prize was announced in 1991, the novelist Angela Carter already knew she was terminally ill with lung cancer. Wise Children, her last, extravagant, irreverent, Shakespeare and vaudeville suffused work, was not on it (nor

today, 14:47 in Lifestyle

Book review: Stalin and the Scientists, by Simon Ings

With fiction in mind, William Styron once said that a great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. The same is true of the finest non-fiction, and Simon Ings’ Stalin And The Scientists is a great book. Titles can

today, 14:47 in Lifestyle

Book review: Days Without End, by Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry is a marvellous writer, and Days Without End is a beautifully written novel of the American West, the US Cavalry, the Indian Wars, the Civil War and its aftermath. The narrative is gripping, descriptions of landscape vivid and beautiful,

today, 14:47 in Lifestyle

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