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Unisex toilets at new £47m Scots school could be removed over privacy fears

PUPILS at a new £47 million Scottish school are to be asked if they want to keep unisex toilets or have segregated facilities instead. It follows complaints from parents, pupils and staff about shared toilets at the new £47 million Lochside Academy,...

yesterday, 16:14 in Learning

Scottish water the answer as England tipped to run dry in 25 years

SCOTLAND could provide the answer to England’s H2O woes it has been suggested, with the southern half of the UK predicted to run out of fresh water in less than 30 years. Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive at the Environment Agency, said the country is...

yesterday, 15:43 in Health

Sales push drives record EICC results

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has unveiled record results for 2018, as profits and revenues climbed on the back of its sales team expansion. Annual operating profits rose to a new high of £1.4 million, up £200,000 year-on-year...

yesterday, 15:36 in Politics

SNP raise ‘tragic case’ of Scottish businessman on hunger strike in Glasgow

The plight of a bankrupt Scottish businessman who is staging a hunger strike outside the headquarters of a banking group in a desperate bid to save his family home was raised by MPs today. John Guidi pitched a tent outside the head office of CYBG, the...

yesterday, 15:23 in Politics

Demand for a Scottish "places of worship" security fund

The Scottish Government has been urged to consider establishing a place of worship security fund in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attack. Scottish Labour MSP Anas Sarwar said the killing of 50 Muslims at the hands of a white supremacist in...

yesterday, 15:03 in Politics

Brexit: UK "in crisis" as Theresa May prepares to ask for delay

The UK is in crisis, Downing Street has admitted after the Commons Speaker blocked a third vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The Prime Minister’s official spokesman told journalists that Mrs May had warned MPs ahead of the second vote on her deal...

yesterday, 14:58 in Politics

Poor communication at pigeon-deaths hospital

Communication between infection control doctors and nurses at a hospital where several patients died was not good, a Holyrood committee has been told. MSPs are holding an inquiry into infections in Scotland's hospitals after two patients died at Queen...

yesterday, 14:41 in Politics

Music review: Lydia Lunch, Classic Grand, Glasgow

Lydia Lunch, veteran of and witness to the New York punk scene, was last seen in these parts taking the Edinburgh International Festival’s Light on the Shore season by the scruff of the neck with her uncompromising spoken word testaments. Now she...

yesterday, 13:59 in Lifestyle

Theatre review: Fat Blokes, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

For many of us it’s the last acceptable prejudice, the damning, shaming and marginalising of fat people; and as one of the Fat Blokes, Joe Spencer, points out during the show, it has also become a matter of class, with those who lack access to...

yesterday, 13:49 in Lifestyle

Music review: Niel Gow Festival, Dunkeld and Birnam

This time next year should finally see a bronze sculpture erected in Dunkeld to Niel Gow, the greatest figure to emerge from the 18th-century “golden age” of Scots fiddling, but his legacy is already securely enshrined in this weekend festival, in...

yesterday, 13:32 in Lifestyle

Jonas Åkerlund on Lords of Chaos: “I remember seeing a story about the church burnings and knowing who was...

In his new film Lords of Chaos, director Jonas Åkerlund explores how the violent posturing of Scandinavian black metal bands in the late 1980s and early 90s led to church burnings, homicides and more. It’s still hard to understand their motivations,...

yesterday, 13:14 in Lifestyle

Christchurch terror attack: Facebook says no-one reported killer’s live stream

No-one reported the video of the Christchurch terror attack while it was being streamed live, Facebook has said. It was 29 minutes after the video had started - and 12 minutes after it had ended - before the first user flagged up the footage, the...

yesterday, 13:03 in World News

‘Lucifer’ and ‘Corbyn’ among unique Scottish baby names as full list released

Birdie, Royalty, Nun, Lucifer and Destiny-Dior were among the unusual names given to babies born in Scotland last year. A full list of the names given to the 47,785 babies born across the country in 2018 has been revealed by the National Records of...

yesterday, 12:48 in Health

Album reviews: Karen O & Danger Mouse | The Comet Is Coming | Fat Cops

Singer Karen O and producer Danger Mouse make an excellent team, while dad rockers Fat Cops have great fun on their eponymous debut release Karen O & Danger Mouse: Lux Prima (BMG) **** The Comet Is Coming: Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep...

yesterday, 12:47 in Lifestyle

30 of the quirkiest names given to Scottish babies in 2018

Some Scottish parents are fond of more unusual baby names. Last year, many took inspiration from famous figures are celebrities when picking out a name, while others went with a sporting or political theme. Here are just a selection of the quirkiest...

yesterday, 12:47 in Lifestyle

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