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Brian Monteith: We need to shut down the Withdrawl Agreement and reboot Brexit

There is a scene of intended subtle irony at the high point of tension in the blockbuster movie Skyscraper when Dwayne Johnson pleads with his wife to reset her tablet so the building’s sprinkler systems will switch on again and save it from...

Monday, 07:07 in Politics

Lesley Riddoch: This knuckle-dragging backwardness we pay for in the House of Lords.

Three days before Brexit, an important by-election takes place in the Houses of Parliament, in which just 31 people will be eligible to select three new members from a shortlist of 14 male candidates. If that seems a tad undemocratic even by archaic...

Monday, 07:07 in Politics

Infra-red images reveal damage to Hill House worse than previously thought

Thermographic imaging has revealed that the severity of water damage to a renowned Charles Rennie Mackintosh property is far worse than previously thought. The survey shows the extent of water damage to the building, with internal walls more damaged...

Monday, 06:49 in Lifestyle

SDX workshops to teach creatives the ‘art of business’

Hundreds of artists and craftspeople are to be coached in business and marketing skills to help them make a living from their talents. The Scottish Design Exchange (SDX), an Edinburgh-based social enterprise, will run a series of workshops at its...

Monday, 06:35 in Politics

Union anger over £660m contracts for troubled firm

Troubled UK Government contractor Interserve was handed £660 million of additional work despite a series of profit warnings, a union claimed today. The company, which employs 45,000 people, was sold last week after filing for administration after...

Monday, 06:30 in Hot News

Mourners wait to bury dead as UK visit by mosque gunman confirmed

A steady stream of mourners have paid tribute at a makeshift memorial to those slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch as the death toll yesterday climbed to 50 people. Hundreds of flowers were piled up amid candles and notes of grief outside...

Monday, 06:30 in Hot News

Bus drivers’ union prepares for strike action on ‘bullying’ at Lothian Buses

Bus drivers are to be balloted from today on strike action over what their union branded “hostile” and “bullying” management at Lothian Buses. Leaders of the Unite union claimed a culture had been created where workers feared for their jobs. And they...

Monday, 06:19 in Politics

Child sex assaults trigger calls for Scottish Law Commission to review leniency test

Calls have been made for the Scottish Law Commission to review the test of undue leniency after claims the existing system is “failing”. The test was identified as one of the reasons the Crown Office did not pursue an appeal against the sentence of...

Monday, 06:19 in Politics

Spend Trident money on more public sector workers, argues SNP

Scotland’s share of the annual cost of the Trident nuclear deterrent could pay for the training of almost 3,000 new public sector workers, it has been claimed. According to analysis by the SNP, Scotland’s notional share of the bill for renewing and...

Monday, 06:19 in Politics

Jeremy Corbyn to hold talks on Brexit solution as May faces calls to go

Jeremy Corbyn will meet leaders of Westminster parties to try to break the Brexit deadlock this week – although he will not attend a joint cross-party summit due to be held today. In a major shift, the Labour leader wrote to his Westminster...

Monday, 06:19 in Politics

Social media could be classed as ‘addiction’ under calls to protect children from harm

Addiction to social media should be classed as a disease and tougher regulations are needed to protect children from firms operating in an “online Wild West”, MPs have said. In a new report looking at the impact of social media on mental health,...

Monday, 06:19 in Politics

Brexit doubts hit house sales – but Scottish prices soar

The average price of a Scottish home is bucking the UK-wide trend, with asking prices climbing as the spring selling season begins. Asking prices north of the Border have jumped by 3.1 per cent month on month – the biggest increase in March of all...

Monday, 06:19 in Politics

West Lothian summit launches to inspire entrepreneurs

An event in Livingston to inspire entrepreneurs will kick off this week, aimed at supporting start-up and growth-stage businesses. The inaugural West Lothian Enterprise Summit will take place at Howden Park Centre on Thursday evening, featuring Ask...

Monday, 06:19 in Politics

Capital firm Rooney Nimmo enters Chinese market

Rooney Nimmo, the corporate law firm with offices in Edinburgh, has entered into an affiliation with a Chinese practice to expand its global reach. The firm, formed in 2016 through a merger of Edinburgh practice Nimmo WS and New York-based Rooney PC,...

Monday, 06:19 in Politics

Lynda Towers: There are no more political ‘certainties’ in this Brexit world of the unpredictable

It is possible we have just seen one of the most important weeks of modern parliamentary and constitutional history. It is evident that we don’t yet know what the implications of that week will mean for Brexit or UK politics. It may be many months, if...

Monday, 06:19 in Politics

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