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Scots have the basics and the tricks, says Grant Gilchrist

Scots have the basics and the tricks, says Grant Gilchrist

Scotland may have lit up Murrayfield with their first try against South Africa on Saturday, but it was the second one that required proper research and development, according to Grant Gilchrist. Hamish Watson’s try looked a whole lot simpler – a...

yesterday, 22:03 in Sport
 
Dundee United 4 Alloa 2: Tangerines edge closer to league leaders with win at Tannadice

Dundee United 4 Alloa 2: Tangerines edge closer to league leaders with win at Tannadice

Dundee United moved into second place in the Championship and within three points of league leaders Ayr with this ultimately comfortable win over Alloa at Tannadice. There were no less than five goals in a topsy-turvy, pulsating first half of...

yesterday, 21:51 in Sport
 
Scotland 3 Israel 2: Fabulous Forrest fires Scots into play-offs

Scotland 3 Israel 2: Fabulous Forrest fires Scots into play-offs

Scotland have fabulous James Forrest to thank for being just two steps away from qualification for the European Championships. After two decades of hurt, suddenly a finals fling seems tantalisingly close. The Scots topped League C Group 1 thanks to...

yesterday, 21:46 in Sport
 
Chef’s Table: A quite delicious taste of Angus – Garry Watson of Gordon’s Restaurant in Inverkeilor

Chef’s Table: A quite delicious taste of Angus – Garry Watson of Gordon’s Restaurant in Inverkeilor

Garry Watson, chef proprietor of Gordon’s Restaurant, spends a day sampling the delights of Angus’s world-class producers and suppliers As a purveyor of Scottish produce, I was delighted to be invited along with other chefs and hoteliers to attend an...

yesterday, 12:20 in Lifestyle
 
Dundee suffer big blow with striker Benji Kallman needing cartilage op

Dundee suffer big blow with striker Benji Kallman needing cartilage op

Dundee boss Jim McIntyre has suffered a big blow with striker Benji Kallman set to go under the knife later this week. The 20-year-old Finnish front man damaged a cartilage in his knee during the draw with St Mirren at Dens two Saturdays ago. Kallman...

yesterday, 09:25 in Sport
 
St Johnstone boss calls on fans to make their McDiarmid Park return

St Johnstone boss calls on fans to make their McDiarmid Park return

Tommy Wright has called on St Johnstone’s stay-away supporters to check out his five-in-a-row team this weekend. The Perth boss has been disappointed that years of sustained success haven’t been reflected in home attendances. And if lapsed Saints fans...

yesterday, 09:25 in Sport
 
Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist feeling shockproof as he strives for another shutout

Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist feeling shockproof as he strives for another shutout

Shockproof Dundee United keeper Benjamin Siegrist can keep calm and carry on because he is so well prepared for matches. The Swiss goalie is looking for his fourth consecutive clean sheet tonight when the Tangerines welcome Alloa to Tannadice in the...

yesterday, 09:25 in Sport
 
Stuart Hogg ready to take on Pumas despite ankle roll

Stuart Hogg ready to take on Pumas despite ankle roll

Stuart Hogg is on target to play against Argentina in the final Autumn Test despite the fact it was his recently-operated ankle he injured during Saturday’s loss to South Africa. The British Lions full-back missed nearly two months after ankle surgery...

Monday, 22:34 in Sport
 
Marc Navarro brings BKB14 title back to Dundee as promised

Marc Navarro brings BKB14 title back to Dundee as promised

Fighter Marc Navarro has been celebrating after keeping his promise to return home to Dundee as a winner. In the lead-up to the BKB14 event at the O2 Arena in London, Navarro had declared: “I will be the first person to bring a bare-knuckle boxing...

Monday, 12:54 in Sport
 
The Menu Awards: meet some of 2018’s winners

The Menu Awards: meet some of 2018’s winners

When Paul Newman was at school he was one of the very few boys who took home economics classes but it was then that he knew he loved food and wanted to work in the food industry. Today, he is chef proprietor of Thyme at Errichel near Aberfeldy, and a...

Monday, 08:58 in Lifestyle
 
Scots look for go-forward in final Autumn Test after Springbok disappointment

Scots look for go-forward in final Autumn Test after Springbok disappointment

Scotland desperately want to sign off the Autumn Test series with a win against Argentina or risk losing momentum over the winter heading into next year’s Six Nations. Try-scorer Pete Horne felt the Scots matched South Africa physically during...

Sunday, 22:26 in Sport
 
Scots’ execution in Springbok defeat the issue, not intent or style

Scots’ execution in Springbok defeat the issue, not intent or style

Apologies to Andy Robinson, but if he is a little smug at still being the last Scotland head coach to plot victory over the Springboks in the wake of Saturday’s 26-20 loss at Murrayfield, he’s on his own. Curiousity – and the fact that I couldn’t...

Sunday, 22:03 in Sport
 
Handre Pollard leads powerful Springboks to narrow Murrayfield victory

Handre Pollard leads powerful Springboks to narrow Murrayfield victory

South African stand-off Handre Pollard’s 18 points and the physical power of the Springbok pack were enough to hand Scotland their first defeat at Murrayfield in 2018 but there was definitely a feeling of missed opportunity for the home side. Pollard...

Saturday, 19:59 in Sport
 
A house plant house party

A house plant house party

John Stoa gets down to a house party with his house plants Most people were brought up in a home that always had some form of green plant. As a young child I cannot ever forget that Aspidistra that sulked in a dark corner defying all attempts to kill...

Saturday, 12:14 in Lifestyle
 
Getting into the spirit of things with a festive wreath workshop

Getting into the spirit of things with a festive wreath workshop

Gayle taps into her creative side and learns how to make a fabulous festive wreath at Balgove Larder It may only be mid-November but whether you like it or not, Christmas (whisper it!) is just round the corner. With less than a month until the big...

Saturday, 10:52 in Lifestyle
 
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