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SNP minister: Heckling at Westminster is anti-Scottish "discrimination"

A senior Scottish Government minister has called on Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle to “stamp out” barracking of SNP MPs at Westminster, calling it a “a form of discrimination”. Michael Russell accused Tories of a “deliberate attempt to drown out the...

Thursday, 13:51 in Politics

FMQs: Sturgeon urged to commit £100m UK cash handout to policing

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to commit an "extra" £100 million coming to Scotland to front-line policing amid concerns of disrepair in police stations around the country. But the SNP leader insisted that police officers in Scotland are...

Thursday, 13:16 in Politics

Senior Labour MSP backs permanent indyref power to sit at Holyrood

Scottish Labour's constitutional spokesman Alex Rowley has claimed Holyrood should have the permanent power to call independence referendums at any time - although it would need the backing of a two thirds of MSPs. In a major break from party policy...

Thursday, 13:02 in Politics

Brexit will make Catalan academic Clara Ponsati immune from extradition, claims lawyer

An academic facing extradition to Spain will become an MEP as a result of Brexit and therefore be granted immunity, her legal team has argued. Clara Ponsati faces a charge of sedition over her role in Catalonia's unsanctioned independence referendum...

Thursday, 13:02 in Hot News

Chinese New Year showcase

To bring in the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rat – St 
Ninian’s High School at Kirkintilloch hosted a special show recently. Pupils, local children from the Chinese community and musicians from Harmony Chinese Music Ensemble took part in the...

Thursday, 12:59 in Learning

Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg City, hotel review, Scotland on Sunday travel

A new launch makes a splash in the German maritime city putting itself on the foodie map Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg City, Hamburg ‘I grew up in Hamburg, not Liverpool,” John Lennon reportedly once said, such was the impact of the German location on...

Thursday, 12:58 in Lifestyle

Four Scottish restaurants shut as burger chain goes bust

The Handmade Burger Co has become the latest victim of the “casual dining” downturn, closing all of its restaurants, including four in Scotland. The firm called in administrators who have been unable to secure a sale of the business. As a result, all...

Thursday, 12:57 in Business

Edinburgh 'ghost hotel' told to stop operating as Airbnb crackdown continues

The property is owned by an Airbnb operator who was told to stop running two other short-term lets in the same tenement block back in August. A ‘ghost hotel’ owned by a businessman who had been told to stop running two other short-term lets in the...

Thursday, 12:53 in Politics

Morrions supermarket to cut 3,000 management jobs across country

Morrisons has confirmed plans to axe around 3,000 managerial roles across its stores as part of a restructure which will see it create more shop floor jobs. The supermarket said it will have 4,000 more employees as part of plans which will see the...

Thursday, 12:44 in Hot News

How to address the haggis in style this Burns night

Many Scots families will be sitting down to their haggis, tatties and neeps this Saturday, but even if you’re not going to an official event, there’s no excuse not to do it in style. Why not have a stab at addressing the haggis? In our video above,...

Thursday, 12:22 in Lifestyle

Chivas boss to address Edinburgh global spirits conference

Delegates at a major global spirits industry conference being held in Edinburgh this year are set hear from the likes of the boss of Chivas Brothers. The Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference (WDSC) 2020 – which will focus on diversity, knowledge and...

Thursday, 12:12 in Business

Scottish fish farm rejected - after campaigners warn fishermen could be lured to their deaths by fairies

Controversial fish farm plans were rejected - after campaigners warned fishermen could be lured to their deaths by fairies in the deepest part of the ocean. Ancient folklore was cited as a reason for planners to turn down an application to build a...

Thursday, 12:00 in Lifestyle

Educating pupils in Gaelic could harm academic achievement say Scottish Tories

Children's education could suffer by a move which will see Gaelic as the main teaching language for all primary one pupils in the Western Isles from next year, the Scottish Conservative shadow education secretary has said. Liz Smith, MSP, described...

Thursday, 11:54 in Politics

Young Scots males to be targeted in drive to tackle sexual offending

Young men and boys are to be the focus of a national drive to tackle sexual offending, as the Justice Secretary warns Scotland cannot "shy away" from the harm caused by children. It comes after an expert group commissioned by the Scottish...

Thursday, 11:47 in Politics

Government working to persuade Donald Trump to remove damaging Scotch whisky tariffs

The Government is working to persuade the United States to remove tariffs that are damaging to the Scotch whisky industry, an international trade minister has said. Conor Burns told MPs that the Government "will stand up for the Scots whisky...

Thursday, 11:47 in Politics

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