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Housing plans for Fife village submitted

Plans have been submitted for a major housing development in a north east Fife village. Kingdom Housing Association, Gladman Developments and Campion Homes are seeking permission to build up to 49 houses in Auchtermuchty. The two-hectare site is to...

yesterday, 09:45 in Environment

Fisher & Donaldson wins award for pie

Cupar bakery Fisher & Donaldson is celebrating success at the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2020. It won a silver award for its steak and haggis pie. The bakery was presented with the award by TV personality and entrepreneur, Carol...

yesterday, 09:32 in Business

Coronavirus: Scottish universities 'monitoring' deadly outbreak as students warned of quarantine

Universities in Scotland are 'monitoring' the coronavirus outbreak, as one UK institution warned students heading home for Chinese New Year that they would face being quarantined on their return. The University of Aberdeen, which has a partnership...

yesterday, 09:13 in Health

Royal Bank of Scotland's Alison Rose to back female entrepreneurs with £1 billion of funding

Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Alison Rose has pushed the button on a £1 billion fund to help more women launch their own businesses. Rose, who last year became the first woman to lead RBS since it was founded in 1727, has set a target to help...

yesterday, 08:21 in Business

Poetry in motion: Airport celebrates Burns flight as historic violin heads to USA

An 18th century violin with links to Robert Burns has flown out of Edinburgh Airport as it takes part in birthday celebrations in America for Scotland’s national bard. The Gregg violin was owned by Rabbie’s dance teacher and it’s thought Burns first...

yesterday, 07:21 in Lifestyle

Warmer winter could boost birds’ survival rate

Warmer winter weather may have boosted the survival chances for smaller birds such as wrens and long-tailed tits, wildlife experts said ahead of an annual bird survey. People taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch – the biggest wildlife survey in the...

yesterday, 07:02 in Environment

How Laurence Fox’s stance on racism made me think I was going mad – Ayesha Hazarika

Actor Laurence Fox’s attack on a Question Time audience member for, in his view, playing the race card had Ayesha Hazarika worried. Could he be right? Was she just imagining racism? But then he complained about the appearance of one Sikh soldier for...

yesterday, 06:58 in Hot News

Why Brexiteers shouldn’t celebrate in France’s face – leader comment

The idea of a fireworks display so big it can be seen from France to mark Brexit is ludicrous. Get ready. There are now just seven days to go to Brexit when millions of people across the land are going to be celebrating this historic step. For those...

yesterday, 06:19 in Politics

Gordon Brown slams SNP record on child poverty

The Scottish Government has come under fire over “broken promises” on child poverty which will see an additional 100,000 Scottish youngsters’ hit by sliding living standards. Former Prime Minister will today urge Holyrood and Westminster to form a...

yesterday, 06:19 in Politics

Doubts over independent Scotland rejoining EU quickly as Brexit clock counts down

The length of time it would take an independent Scotland to negotiate re-entry to the EU will be dictated by how far the UK diverges from European regulations post-Brexit, officials in Brussels have said. The SNP has repeatedly insisted it would look...

yesterday, 06:19 in Politics

Calls to end ‘unjust’ charges for people with Parkinson’s

Charges for non-residential social care for people with Parkinson’s and other long term conditions should be scrapped, according to a leading charity. Parkinson’s UK Scotland warned that a “postcode lottery” meant that families across the country...

yesterday, 06:12 in Health

How Scotland is taking a revolutionary apporach to looking after children in care – Ewan Aitken

Listen and learn were the watchwords for a new review which aims to transform how Scotland deals with the consequences of family breakdown, writes Ewan Aitken. On 5 February, the ­Independent Care Review will publish its report – offering a...

yesterday, 06:12 in Health

Andy Murray was told not to buy award-winning Cromlix hotel by his mum

Judy Murray has revealed how she pleaded with son Andy not to buy his award-winning Scottish hotel because it was “falling to bits” and had bats in it. The mother of the dual Wimbledon champion said she tried to convince him not to purchase Cromlix...

yesterday, 06:08 in Lifestyle

Claims dads-to-be treat Scottish maternity ward ‘like a hotel’ provoke fury

Families and fathers’ charities have hit back at claims that partners’ overnight stays in maternity ward at one of Scotland’s biggest health board is compromising patient care. It comes after midwives at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary complained to NHS...

yesterday, 06:08 in Lifestyle

Scots OAP furious over school's plans to build inflatable sports pitch next to his house

An 83-year-old widower in the Scottish Borders has hit out at plans by the town’s St Mary’s School for an inflatable sports pitch to be put up just yards from his home. Les Ainslie, of Abbey Mill Park, Melrose, says the proposed structure, using...

yesterday, 06:08 in Lifestyle

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