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Defra vows to spend millions to compensate farmers in event of no deal

Hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation will be set aside for farmers in the event of a no-deal Brexit, UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove will tell industry leaders in Scotland today. It comes after a stark warning that many of Scotland’s...

yesterday, 06:13 in Politics

Lesley Riddoch: Scots must wake up to benefits of car park tax

Is Scotland a rational country or a place more deeply wedded to self-harming and planet-destroying habits than we realised? The debate around the workplace car levy (WPL) is proving instructive. Scottish Tories were out campaigning against the “SNP’s...

yesterday, 06:13 in Politics

Call to ban cancer-causing meats from menus in Scottish schools

Processed meats with a “clear link to cancer” should be removed from school menus, opposition have parties have said. It comes after it emerged that three-quarters of Scottish councils are offering pupils ham which contains nitrites. Experts have...

yesterday, 06:13 in Politics

Decriminalising IS runaway a ‘challenge’

Deradicalising runaway school­girl Shamima Begum would prove a “challenge”, a counter-extremism expert warned as the family of another jihadi bride said serving jail terms in the UK should remain an option. The 19-year-old, who reportedly has just...

yesterday, 06:01 in Hot News

UK is world’s 5th richest country but it’s far from fair – Christine Jardine

Every child should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and it’s up to those of us who have managed to do that to make sure it happens, writes Christine Jardine. There is a childhood Christmas that I view very differently now than I did...

yesterday, 06:01 in Hot News

Edinburgh ‘Banksy’ street art defaced

A striking piece of Edinburgh street art reputed to have been created by the world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy has been defaced in the ultimate act of criticism. The work, featuring a girl apparently looking at a magnifying glass, was attributed...

Sunday, 17:43 in Lifestyle

Loganair to take over flybmi routes from Aberdeen

Regional airline Loganair has said it will take over some of services provided by flybmi before it announced it was filing for administration. Loganair will operate flights from Aberdeen to Bristol, Oslo and Esbjerg from March 4 - describing this as a...

Sunday, 15:00 in Politics

Scots Labour MP Ian Murray refuses to sign Corbyn loyalty pledge

A Scottish Labour MP says he won't be signing a "loyalty pledge" to the leadership which is being distributed amid growing speculation of a split in the party. Former shadow Scottish Secretary Ian Murray branded the pledge a "little bit...

Sunday, 12:47 in Politics

Video: Peter Capaldi proves he’s a Starman at Edinburgh sci-fi con

Peter Capaldi was the Starman in Edinburgh yesterday as he entertained fans with a rendition of the classic David Bowie pop hit. The 12th Doctor Who was appearing at the 2019 Capital Sci-Fi Con held at the Corn Exchange when he delighted onlookers by...

Sunday, 12:18 in Lifestyle

Jo Swinson warned she will face challengers for Lib Dem leadership

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable could step down before the end of the year – but the favourite to succeed him, deputy leader Jo Swinson, should expect a challenge for the top job, senior party sources have said. And the East Dunbartonshire MP...

Sunday, 08:43 in Hot News

Brexit turmoil has dealt ‘damaging blow’ to SNP’s independence hopes, says Willie Rennie

Scots want to “move on” after nearly a decade of constitutional upheaval, with the Brexit turmoil having dealt a “damaging” blow to the case for Scottish independence, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has declared. And as Nicola Sturgeon...

Sunday, 06:30 in Politics

Purge your sites of online bullies or face regulation, social media told

Social media platforms must face statutory regulation, a Scottish MP has said following the suicide of a 13-year-old constituent who was the victim of a campaign of cyber-bullying. Paul Masterton raised the case of Ben McKenzie with Theresa May at...

Sunday, 02:19 in Health

Glasgow ranks first when it comes to students wanting to stay after graduation

Glasgow ranks first in Scotland and fifth in the UK when it comes to students staying on in a city after they graduate. New analysis by the Centre for Cities, a London-based think-tank, found 46 per cent of students in Glasgow choose to stay on after...

Sunday, 00:07 in Politics

Historic port landmark Leith Custom House set for new lease of life

For centuries it formed part of Scotland’s busiest port, the main gateway into the country from Europe. Now one of Leith’s best-known landmarks is set for a new lease of life – as the first visitor attraction to chart the port’s rich history,...

Saturday, 23:48 in Lifestyle

Review: Ford Fiesta ST Performance

Winter weather had taken the sheen off its “Performance Blue” paint and someone had scuffed a front alloy but the small Ford was, in the vernacular of the Camshaft Arms, brilliant. The Fiesta is the country’s best-selling car and the ST is the hot...

Saturday, 23:48 in Lifestyle

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