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Deputy First Minister demands Perth & Kinross Council thinks again on frozen school meals plan

Deputy First Minister demands Perth & Kinross Council thinks again on frozen school meals plan

Scotland’s Education Secretary has told a Tayside council to rethink its cost-cutting plans for frozen school dinners. John Swinney said he does not have confidence in Perth and Kinross Council’s new meals strategy because of the impact on food...

yesterday, 07:53 in Politics
 
Finn Russell out of Paris as Sam Johnson calls on squad to step up to the mark

Finn Russell out of Paris as Sam Johnson calls on squad to step up to the mark

Scotland didn’t even have time to call on Kate Humble or Chris Packham as the “Finn Watch” ended less than 24 hours after it started and the star stand-off was ruled out of Scotland’s Guinness 6 Nations match against France in Paris. Russell failed...

yesterday, 07:45 in Sport
 
Financial advisers warn SNP ministers that new tax policy could trigger flight of higher earners

Financial advisers warn SNP ministers that new tax policy could trigger flight of higher earners

SNP minsters faced fresh warnings that the widening of the tax gap between higher earners in Scotland and England risks driving workers away. MSPs voted to further increase the income tax burden on better-off Scots in relation to their counterparts...

Tuesday, 18:46 in Politics
 
TALKING FOOTBALL: Jim McIntyre now has Dundee team with mental strength

TALKING FOOTBALL: Jim McIntyre now has Dundee team with mental strength

In this week’s Talking Football, Courier sports writers Ian Roache and Eric Nicolson have the pleasant task of choosing whether Dundee, Dundee United or St Johnstone produced the result of the weekend. There were smiles all round in Courier Country...

Tuesday, 16:03 in Sport
 
St Johnstone keeper Zander Clark out for weeks not months

St Johnstone keeper Zander Clark out for weeks not months

Zander Clark will be back playing for St Johnstone in weeks rather than months, the Perth club have confirmed. A scan has revealed damage to the keeper’s hamstring but it didn’t show up a tear. Perth boss Tommy Wright reported: “Fortunately it seems...

Tuesday, 14:06 in Sport
 
Former Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson to realise his American dream

Former Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson to realise his American dream

Former Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson is to realise his long-held dream of being involved in football abroad. Thompson, who was once interested in taking over Australian club Newcastle Jets as well as checking out the American scene, is...

Tuesday, 10:50 in Sport
 
David Wotherspoon doesn’t take the good times at St Johnstone for granted

David Wotherspoon doesn’t take the good times at St Johnstone for granted

A St Johnstone fan who has been a crucial part of the most successful era in the club’s history, David Wotherspoon is well placed to not take the good times for granted. The midfielder has signed up for another two years of football at McDiarmid Park,...

Tuesday, 10:23 in Sport
 
Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson now accepts Mark Reynolds won’t be risked on plastic

Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson now accepts Mark Reynolds won’t be risked on plastic

Mark Reynolds will, after all, sit out Dundee United’s matches when they are played on artificial surfaces. The on-loan Aberdeen central defender missed the Tangerines’ 1-0 win on Queen of the South’s plastic pitch on Saturday and will be out again...

Tuesday, 09:03 in Sport
 
Dundee boss Jim McIntyre hails steel in his team as they show bouncebackability

Dundee boss Jim McIntyre hails steel in his team as they show bouncebackability

Dundee boss Jim McIntyre would rather not have to fight back but he is delighted his team can do so. The Dark Blues showed what McIntyre called “steeliness” to come back from a goal down to beat Livingston 2-1 at the Tony Macaroni Arena on Saturday....

Tuesday, 09:03 in Sport
 
David Wotherspoon is a ‘manager’s dream’, says St Johnstone boss

David Wotherspoon is a ‘manager’s dream’, says St Johnstone boss

Tommy Wright has described David Wotherspoon as a “manager’s dream”, after the midfielder signed a new two-year contract with St Johnstone. The versatility of the former Hibs man continues to be a big asset for Saints, according to his boss. “It’s...

Tuesday, 09:03 in Sport
 
Pete Horne will relish the challenge at 10 or wherever he’s needed in Paris

Pete Horne will relish the challenge at 10 or wherever he’s needed in Paris

Replacing Finn Russell at 10 against France is nothing new for Peter Horne, and he’ll be ready to step in a late notice again if required. The Cupar man stepped in after just five minutes of the game against the French at Murrayfield in 2016 after an...

Tuesday, 07:42 in Sport
 
The “Finn Watch” begins as star stand-off reports for Scotland training cap despite concussion fears

The “Finn Watch” begins as star stand-off reports for Scotland training cap despite concussion fears

The “Finn Watch” will last all week at the Scotland Six Nations training camp with the star stand-off’s place in Saturday’s game against France in Paris on a knife-edge. Russell was replaced just before half-time after taking a knee to the head...

Tuesday, 07:21 in Sport
 

Police confirm death of man following three-car Angus road crash

A man has died following a three-vehicle crash on an Angus road. The A94 Forfar to Coupar Angus road has been forced to close near Eassie following the collision, which took place at 1.25pm and involved a red Ford Transit van, a black Renault Kangoo...

Tuesday, 02:24 in Regional
 
Blackberry breeding scheme is already bearing great fruit

Blackberry breeding scheme is already bearing great fruit

A new blackberry breeding programme at the James Hutton Institute has enjoyed a hugely encouraging first year, according to fruit breeder Nikki Jennings. Speaking at a meeting in Dundee yesterday, she said the level of fruit quality and flavour found...

Tuesday, 02:18 in Business
 
Potato chiefs working to keep buyers on side post-Brexit

Potato chiefs working to keep buyers on side post-Brexit

Potato sector officials say they’re working together to make sure key seed potato buyers in countries such as Egypt, Morocco and Israel, get the right post-Brexit messages concerning product standards and quality. While customers in these countries...

Tuesday, 02:18 in Business
 


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