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St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright determined not to let Celtic losses define season

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright determined not to let Celtic losses define season

St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright is determined not to let their hat-trick of Celtic losses define their season. The Hoops sauntered into tonight’s William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final draw thanks to a 5-0 victory in Glasgow that came in the wake of...

11 February 2019 in Sport
 
Dundee United’s Cammy Smith refuses to hit out at former room-mate following forearm smash during cup tie

Dundee United’s Cammy Smith refuses to hit out at former room-mate following forearm smash during cup tie

Dundee United’s Cammy Smith has refused to slate his former team-mate Paul McGinn for a reckless challenge during Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup tie against St Mirren. The Tangerines had cruised into a 2-0 lead by half-time at the Simple Digital...

11 February 2019 in Sport
 
Scots fall unacceptably flat in second half to fail their biggest test yet

Scots fall unacceptably flat in second half to fail their biggest test yet

Here’s Scotland’s second half performance against Ireland in their 22-13 Guinness 6 Nations defeat laid out in the simplest terms. Penalty against, knock on, forward pass, tactical kick in play, knock on, penalty kicked for three points, tactical kick...

11 February 2019 in Sport
 
Jamie Ritchie bears the scars and the disappointment

Jamie Ritchie bears the scars and the disappointment

The 12 stitches in a gash just above his eyebrow made it look like Jamie Ritchie had been pummelled by Anthony Joshua, but the 22-year-old remains more concerned with the mistakes than the scars of battle in international rugby. Ritchie, definitely...

11 February 2019 in Sport
 
Is cycle racing best left to the young?

Is cycle racing best left to the young?

If you’re a regular reader of this column, you’ll know I’m a passionate advocate for getting young people active and involved in sporting competition. The reasons for this are obvious, but I also believe getting them involved in sport at an early age...

10 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Celtic 5 St Johnstone 0: Saints must be fed up of facing Hoops after yet another defeat

Celtic 5 St Johnstone 0: Saints must be fed up of facing Hoops after yet another defeat

St Johnstone must be sick of the sight of Celtic. It’s nothing personal. It is just that, in what has otherwise been an excellent season for Saints, they have suffered badly at the hands of the Hoops. Indeed, this latest defeat in the William Hill...

10 February 2019 in Sport
 
Fascinating glimpse into Dundee’s whisky heritage

Fascinating glimpse into Dundee’s whisky heritage

It has always fascinated me that Dundee, a city where whisky consumption has always been pretty high, only ever had one legal distillery, Dudhope, that distilled briefly before and after 1820. Admittedly, Dundee later became one of the six Scottish...

10 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Author Lisa Jewell followed her dream

Author Lisa Jewell followed her dream

Best-selling author Lisa Jewell tells Caroline Lindsay how her writing career began If anyone knows that the life’s path doesn’t always run to plan, it’s best-selling author Lisa Jewell, whose latest book Watching You is garnering great reviews....

10 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Days out: The Edinburgh Dungeon

Days out: The Edinburgh Dungeon

Caroline Lindsay heads to the Edinburgh Dungeon to sample the famous underground tour, including a special Mary Queen of Scots experience. It’s not every day you stand accused of being drunk and disorderly and forced to dance a jig in a courtroom as...

10 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Desert Island Chef: Marc Wohner of the Ship Inn, Elie

Desert Island Chef: Marc Wohner of the Ship Inn, Elie

Not surprisingly, Marc Wohner, head chef at the Ship Inn in the Fife coastal village of Elie, is a fan of seafood. Caroline Lindsay finds out more. Q Desert island food? A Fish tacos and a beer. Feels like a holiday then. Q Favourite TV chef? A I...

10 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Taste the trends!

Taste the trends!

From aquafaba to vinegar, we predict the food and drinks you’ll be seeing more of in 2019… Whether it’s chickpea water or honey, vinegar or fermented tea, we reveal the ingredients that are set to whip up a culinary storm this coming year… Crispy...

10 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Branching out into the world of flowering trees

Branching out into the world of flowering trees

John is branching out into the world of flowering trees this week The dormant season (November to March) was always the time to plant trees and shrubs as most came as bare root plants, but today they are mostly container grown so planting can be done...

10 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Enjoy big views on giant trail

Enjoy big views on giant trail

Opened a handful of summers ago, the Sleeping Giant Path was, at the time, described as the missing link between the communities of Fife and Perth & Kinross separated by the recumbent form of Benarty Hill. Rising over the eastern shoulder of a...

10 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Chef’s Table: Garry Watson, Gordon’s Restaurant in Inverkeilor

Chef’s Table: Garry Watson, Gordon’s Restaurant in Inverkeilor

Garry Watson takes a trip to Cape Town and finds his culinary radar is on red alert… January is a quiet time for restaurants so an ideal time for me to take a holiday. This year I was fortunate to visit Cape Town in South Africa. I really cannot...

10 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 
Food blog: Wendy Barrie

Food blog: Wendy Barrie

Scottish Thistle Award Regional Ambassador, Wendy Barrie is founder of the Scottish Food Guide Swedish chocolate cake This week I’m going to share my recipe for Java chocolate cake with you for Valentine’s Day. It’s my favourite chocolate cake! It is...

10 February 2019 in Lifestyle
 


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