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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

Art review: RSA New Contemporaries 2019, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Every year I look forward to the RSA New Contemporaries. It always fizzes with energy. Here are the young showing us how, while the so-called grown-ups drag us through the grisly farce of Brexit. Nor does this year disappoint. There are 63 new...

yesterday, 12:13 in Lifestyle

Tickets up for grabs for Still Game 'fan event' offering sneak preview of final episode

Still Game fans are being offered the chance of a sneak preview of its last ever episode - and the chance to attend a one-off celebration of the show which will be shown after its swansong. BBC Scotland is staging a special screening of the Craigland...

yesterday, 12:13 in Lifestyle

Number of Scots in employment nears record high

The number of Scots in work is close to a record high, with 75.3 per cent in employment in the last quarter, new figures have revealed. Unemployment fell to 3.4 per cent, slightly below the UK rate of 3.9 per cent, while the employment rate is up 0.5...

yesterday, 11:38 in Politics

Commercial property: Open Door tour offers sneak office peek

A unique opportunity presents itself this coming weekend as BAM Construction offers a behind-the-scenes tour of a major construction project in central Edinburgh, as part of the UK-wide Open Doors initiative. Capital Square, a prime commercial...

yesterday, 10:37 in Lifestyle

Wood chairman to step down as revenues soar

Aberdeen-based energy services group Wood has reported soaring revenues and narrowed losses in 2018, also announcing that chairman Ian Marchant is to stand down. Revenues including joint ventures came in $11 billion (£8.2bn), marking a 79 per cent...

yesterday, 10:23 in Business

Scottish chip shop unveils battered creme egg for Easter

A Scottish chippy has unveiled an Easter version of the deep fried Mars Bar - a battered creme Egg. The calorific treat is avilable at takeaway Off The Hook, in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire. Staff say they tasked customers with coming up with a new...

yesterday, 09:51 in Lifestyle

Standard Life Aberdeen wins tribunal ruling £100 billion Lloyds contract

Standard Life Aberdeen has said a tribunal has ruled that Lloyds Banking Group did not have the right to end a mammoth £100 billion contract with the asset manager. It said the tribunal found in its favour that Lloyds was not entitled to give notice...

yesterday, 09:30 in Business

The day I saved my 4-year-old daughter’s life – Alex Cole-Hamilton

This is a hard column to write. It isn’t a political piece. It hasn’t even got much to do with my job as an MSP. But it’s important to me to share it and I hope you’ll understand why. Last week I had to resuscitate my four-year-old daughter, Darcy,...

yesterday, 09:18 in Health

Flats plan at former Edinburgh venue where Nirvana twice played is set for refusal

Proposals to knock down a former music venue that twice played host to grunge rockers Nirvana are set to be refused by councillors. Square & Crescent has applied to the Edinburgh City Council to raze the former Studio 24 nightclub on Calton Road...

yesterday, 09:09 in Politics

Work starts on oil exploration prospect off Shetland

Oil explorer Siccar Point Energy has started work on a drilling campaign at the Blackrock prospect north-west of Shetland. The exploration campaign, using Diamond Offshore’s Ocean GreatWhite semi-submersible rig, is expected to take around five months...

yesterday, 07:20 in Politics

Austerity will push a further 80,000 Scots children into poverty, warns report

About 80,000 more children in Scotland will be plunged into in poverty in the coming years as a result of austerity cuts, a human rights watchdog has warned. And the most marginalised Scots are the biggest losers from the tax welfare reforms imposed...

yesterday, 06:06 in Politics

Scots living in remote communities claim they are ‘f*****’ because of Brexit

Scots living in remote areas have issued a stark warning that “we are f*****” as result of Brexit, an official report as revealed. The blunt language appears in a document published by Scottish Rural Action (SRA). It featured on a side banner on page...

yesterday, 06:06 in Politics

Scots are becoming Irish ahead of Brexit – Kezia Dugdale

Applications for Irish citizenship are on the increase as people seek a safet net with Brexit looming, writes Kezia Dugdale A belated happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Across the weekend, Edinburgh played host to a wide variety of Irish-themed events, all...

yesterday, 06:06 in Politics

Christchurch terror attack shows why we must must confront racism – Kezia Dugdale

The defining image of last week was perhaps New Zealand PM Jacinda ­Ardern, mourning in ­Wellington with the ­relatives of some of the 50 people massacred by a white supremacist. I thought I would welcome a break from Brexit in the news cycle, but not...

yesterday, 06:05 in Hot News

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