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Ruth Davidson under fire over 'unprecedented' payment as a general election pundit

Ruth Davidson has been caught up in fresh controversy over "cashing in" on her MSP status, with reports she will be paid an "unprecedented" sum for appearing on ITV's general election night coverage. The former Scottish...

Sunday, 12:36 in Politics

Death of toddler at Scottish hospital investigated by police

The death of a three-year-old boy at a Scottish hospital two years ago is being invesitgated by police. The toddler died at a unit within Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow on August 9 2017. The Scottish Mail on Sunday reports the boy...

Sunday, 12:14 in Lifestyle

Boris Johnson: All Tory candidates now agree to back my Brexit deal

Boris Johnson has said that all Tory parliamentary candidates have vowed to vote for his Brexit deal if he wins a majority at the General Election. In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph, the Prime Minister said this pledge means that voters can be...

Sunday, 12:13 in Politics

Scottish Government reported for failure to answer questions on numbers of police mental health staff

The Scottish Government has been reported to the Information Commissioner over its refusal to say how many new mental health support staff the police will be given. Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Willie Rennie, has referred the government...

Sunday, 11:51 in Politics

Review: Kia Xceed

Kia continues to romp through British sales records. In the first 10 months it sold more than 86,000 new cars which places it 8th in the list, ahead of its parent company, Hyundai, ahead of Nissan and Renault, of Skoda and SEAT. It is within 8,000 of...

Sunday, 08:47 in Lifestyle

Auction of historic paintings of Cupar will help town museum

Fifers are being given the chance to purchase paintings of old Cupar – and help raise vital funds for a local museum. Cupar Heritage is facilitating a sale of paintings of old Cupar collected by Landale Rollo, a former solicitor with a life-long...

Sunday, 08:47 in Lifestyle

Take a look inside this historic Scottish home with wonderful views and treehouse - which is on the market...

The home – Kirklaw – is a conversion of a historic building believed to date from 1626, and has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two reception rooms. The stand-out feature is the treehouse, which is built under a copper beech tree. The property is...

Sunday, 08:47 in Lifestyle

Gareth Shaw: Few options to set up savings for grandchildren overseas

Q I would like to create a savings account for my granddaughter to benefit from in the future. However, as she lives in New Zealand I cannot open a UK account in her name, and have been unable to find any way in which regular savings can be...

Sunday, 08:47 in Lifestyle

How Rick Stein helped put Scotland on foodie map – Stephen Jardine

Rick Stein, the famous chef from Padstow, and his enthusiasm for local produce helped Scotland find the recipe for culinary success, writes Stephen Jardine. Over the years I’ve been on TV just about enough to be vaguely familiar to a few people. Often...

Sunday, 08:47 in Lifestyle

Outlander tour guide honoured alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe for contribution to tourism industry

A floating “boatel,” an Outlander tour guide, a new neighbourhood cafe and supper-club, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have all been honoured at a leading tourism awards event. An Orkney-themed boutique hotel and a French restaurant were also...

Sunday, 08:47 in Lifestyle

Scottish minister warns of damaging impact of US trade tariffs

Trade minister Ivan McKee has warned of the damaging impact US trade tariffs on Scottish products could have on the economy. Speaking at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, he said tariffs of 25% on goods including Scotch whisky, biscuits and woollen...

Sunday, 08:47 in Lifestyle

Queen offers support to Harry and Meghan as royals choose not to spend Christmas at Sandringham

The Queen has offered her support to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following their decision to spend Christmas away from Sandringham. Harry and Meghan will be celebrating the festive period with the duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, instead of joining...

Sunday, 08:47 in Lifestyle

Scottish schoolgirl stars alongside dragon in John Lewis Christmas advert

A Scottish schoolgirl has a leading role in John Lewis's latest Christmas commercial. Ten-year-old Ruby Dailly plays the red-haired Ava, whose diminutive friend, Edgar, the excitable dragon, accidentally ruins a village's winter festivities before...

Sunday, 08:47 in Lifestyle

How Edinburgh fintech Origo is helping to create the Pensions Dashboard

Employees could collect up to 12 pensions during their lifetime which can lead to problems in calculating a retirement income. Edinburgh company Origo is one one of the partners involved in developing the Pensions Dashboard which will allow people to...

Sunday, 08:47 in Lifestyle

These are the most expensive UK train station car parks in 2019

Commuters are due to be hit with rail fare increases from January 2020, with the average season ticket set to cost around £100 more, meaning the average price is predicted to go above £3,000 for the first time on record. And for those who park their...

Sunday, 08:47 in Lifestyle

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