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Irvine Welsh to co-write TV series exploring rave culture

It’s an underground movement he has explored in many of his best known books. Now Irvine Welsh is co-writing a TV series on rave culture, which follows the origin of the dance scene in the late 1980s through to its commercial breakthrough in the early 19

19 min. ago in Lifestyle

Flybe warns of profit hit from IT systems upgrade

Regional airline Flybe said plans to overhaul its IT systems will hit profits as it grapples with slowing demand and a spate of cancelled flights. The firm said profits would be £5 million to £10m lower in the current financial year following a major sys

22 min. ago in Hot News

One week old squirrel rescued from felled tree in Insch

THE Scottish SPCA is currently caring for a baby squirrel after a nest was discovered in a felled tree. cotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted to the discovery of the squirrel nest on 13 March in Insch, Aberdeenshire. Billy, the red squirrel, is no

40 min. ago in Environment

Read Theresa May’s Brexit letter to EU in full

Here is the full text of Theresa May’s letter to Donald Tusk informing the European Council of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. Dear President Tusk, On 23 June last year, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. As I have sa

51 min. ago in Politics

Brexit begins as Article 50 letter is handed over

The letter informing the European Council of Britain’s intention to leave the European Union has been handed over to EC president Donald Tusk in Brussels. The historic declaration, signed by Theresa May, sets in train a two-year process of negotiation un

today, 12:54 in Hot News

Brexit: EU ‘prepared to walk away from talks with no deal’

The European Union will respond to the triggering of Article 50 by saying it is prepared to walk away from Brexit talks without a deal, according to reports. A leaked draft of the response by the European Council, due to be published as soon as the UK’s

today, 12:37 in Hot News

‘Human waste’ found in Coke cans prompts police probe

Police are investigating reports that a consignment of cans due to be used at a Coke factory were contaminated with suspected human waste. The incident involved a shipment of empty cans that were delivered to a Coca Cola plant in Co Antrim ahead of being

today, 12:37 in Hot News

UK tycoon bans ‘coloured people’ because of ‘curry smell’

One of the UK’s biggest buy-to-let landlords has banned coloured people from renting his properties because they leave them “smelling of curry”. Fergus Wilson, long-regarded as the UK’s biggest buy-to-let investor with hundreds of properties in Kent, sai

today, 11:23 in Hot News

Final chance for Scotland’s wonderful woods and fine forests

WOODLANDS and forests across Scotland are being urged to enter a national awards programme which closes to entries on Friday. Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards 2017 will recognise and celebrate the very best forests and woods across the country – from large

today, 11:04 in Environment

Blair McDougall: SNP on wrong end of its own angry populism

Nicola Sturgeon will have you believe that everything has changed since more than two million Scots gave her a clear No in the Scottish independence referendum in 2014. A browse of the opinion polls suggests not much has changed at all. Despite the drama

today, 10:55 in Politics

Official report rules that blue cheese did cause e.Coli outbreak

An official report into the E.coli outbreak which last year killed a three year old girl and saw around 17 people hospitalised has claimed that Dunsyre Blue was the source of the bacteria. The incident report, published today by Health Protection Scotlan

today, 10:44 in Health

David Watt: Public sector superboards on ice, for now

That actions need to be taken to improve boards in all situations in our society is not in dispute. However, the shape of those actions has been contested vigorously of late particularly in the public sector here in Scotland. Ongoing political diktat is

today, 10:42 in Business

7 great family days out in Scotland

WITH the Easter holidays fast approaching, there’s no need to fret about where to go and what to do with the kids. There are plenty of places throughout Scotland tailored specifically for families. From racing tracks and heritage railways to spy missions

today, 10:18 in Lifestyle

Bool review: Birdcage Walk, by Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore writes of “people whose voices have not echoed through time and whose struggles and passions have been hidden from history”. Most people in all ages are like that, of course; in time their names are effaced from gravestones – if they even h

today, 10:18 in Lifestyle

Book review: Irresistible: Why we can’t stop checking, scrolling, clicking and watching, by Adam Alter

The Scotsman’s monthly review of a book about health, promoted by Wellcome Steve Jobs, a former editor of Wired and a founder of Twitter – each of them, while designing, disseminating or delivering new technologies, placed very strict limits on how much

today, 10:18 in Lifestyle

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