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Perfect base in Perthshire

A perfect base in Perthshire Set in a patch of gated woodland a stone’s throw from Blair Castle and its extensive grounds – which you’ll have free right to roam – our luxurious Scandinavian-style lodge offered convenience, comfort and a golden...

11 March 2019 in Lifestyle

Downing Street says Brexit vote will go ahead despite uncertainty

A Brexit vote will go ahead in the Commons on Tuesday, but Downing Street was unable to say whether MPs would be deciding whether to formally approve Theresa May’s deal with Brussels. Amid speculation the promised vote could be withdrawn, with no...

11 March 2019 in Politics

Teca unveils first two hospitality partners

Two of Aberdeen’s largest professional services firms have become the first sponsors of the city’s new £333 million arena, The Event Complex Aberdeen (Teca). Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) and Aberdein Considine – which together employ more than...

11 March 2019 in Politics

Who owns Scotland? Greens call for land ownership transparency

A comprehensive Scottish land information system, containing information about the ownership, use and value of land, and made freely available to the people of Scotland, should be created, a Green campaigner has said. Scottish Greens land reform...

11 March 2019 in Politics

Crerar Hotels pushes upmarket with £15m investment

Crerar Hotels is to undertake a multi-million-pound overhaul of its portfolio as it looks to position itself at the “top end” of the Scottish hospitality sector. The firm, which is run by controlling shareholder and chief executive Paddy Crerar, said...

11 March 2019 in Business

‘We are teachers, students and academics in a Scotland devastated by Brexit’

Brexit chaos is “killing” the education system across the country, an open letter signed by dozens of academics, teachers and students has penned. We are teachers, students and academics in a Scotland devastated by Brexit. Make no mistake about it,...

11 March 2019 in Politics

Jasper Carrott interview: “Comedy will always be a minefield”

Jasper Carrott returns to his folk club roots for his latest show, mixing gags and music. Ahead of his Glasgow Comedy Festival gig, the veteran comic talks to Jay Richardson about rediscovering his love of performing live When British television began...

11 March 2019 in Lifestyle

Glasgow Comedy Festival: 9 to see

Jay Richardson picks his highlights from this year’s Glasgow International Comedy Festival programme He might be playing a dreadful comedian in Ricky Gervais’ new Netflix comedy After Life, but the loser shtick of Sean McLoughlin (ARG @ Hug &...

11 March 2019 in Lifestyle

Fast and Furious film crew to return to Glasgow in April

The Fast and Furious franchise of high-speed action films is set to return to Scotland next month, when stunt scenes are expected to be shot for the latest film in the series. by Alex Nelson The ninth film in the series - tentatively titled Fast and...

11 March 2019 in Lifestyle

Poetry review: StAnza 2019, various venues, St Andrews

“Can poetry save the world?” It’s a brave question to pose at the start of a poetry festival. But St Andrews’ own John Burnside, prolific poet, novelist and professor in the School of English, did not flinch from it when invited to deliver the StAnza...

11 March 2019 in Lifestyle

New campaign for bolder SNP approach to separate Scots currency

A campaign has been launched by SNP activists for the party to adopt a bolder approach to establishing a separate Scottish currency after independence. Former SNP MP George Kerevan is heading up the Campaign for an Independent Currency (CIC) which...

11 March 2019 in Politics

‘Missed by everyone’: Tributes for Scot killed in Benidorm while on stag do

Tributes have been paid to the Scottish tourist killed in a fight in the Spanish holiday resort of Benidorm . Spanish police have not yet released the name of the man killed other than to confirm that he was a 33-year-old Scottish holidaymaker, but...

11 March 2019 in Hot News

UK Oil and gas production up more than 4%

Oil and gas production in the UK increased by more than 4 per cent in 2018, new figures show. Oil production rose to 1.09 million barrels per day last year - up 8.9 per cent on 2017 and the highest rate since 2011, according to an Oil and Gas...

11 March 2019 in Politics

Leader comment: The SNP is planning another row, not another referendum

When listening to the SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford discuss the prospect of a second independence referendum, it’s as important to pay attention to what he doesn’t say as it is to listen to what he does. Mr Blackford has announced that the...

11 March 2019 in Politics

‘Disgusted’ Scottish mum-of-three slams council over rat-infested flat

An Edinburgh mum has slammed the city council after being forced to live in a rat-infested flat with four children. Laura McQueenie lives in a council flat with her sons aged eight, two and seven months and her 15-year-old niece in the Capital’s...

11 March 2019 in Politics

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