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Covid Scotland: Humza Yousaf signals likely delay in move to Level Zero restrictions; Health secretary Humza Yousaf has signalled Scotland's planned move to level zero Covid restrictions on June 28 is likely to be delayed. Jun 13, 2021 627
Prince William praises Scotland's 'ethic of neighbourliness' as he bids farewell to Church of Scotland's General Assembly; Prince William has spoken of Scotland's "ethic of neighbourliness" and the values of community life in his closing address to the Church of Scotland's General Assembly. May 27, 2021 651
Church of Scotland scraps annual 'Heart and Soul' event in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens; The Church of Scotland has agreed to scrap its annual "Heart and Soul" festival held on the Sunday afternoon of the General Assembly in Princes Street Gardens. May 27, 2021 449
Nick Nairn warns strict new Covid regulations could be "fatal blow" for many hospitality businesses; Celebrity chef Nick Nairn has voiced fears that new Covid regulations could cripple Scotland's hospitality industry. Apr 19, 2021 617
Scottish Covid briefing confirmed for Tuesday as top chef Nick Nairn raises concerns over reopening rules; A Scottish Government Covid briefing is to be held on Tuesday as the country's hospitality sector searches for clarification of the rules it will have to operate under when it reopens. Apr 18, 2021 272
Nicola Sturgeon pledges action against gay conversion therapy and reaffirms commitment on gender recognition reform; Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to legislate against gay conversion therapy if the UK Government fails to act on the controversial practice. Apr 18, 2021 587
Scottish election 2021: Labour's Anas Sarwar claims SNP and Tories have 'forgotten this is a pandemic election'; Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has accused his SNP and Tory opposite numbers of forgetting Scotland is in the middle of a pandemic election. Apr 18, 2021 433
Nicola Sturgeon battles for survival as Tories are accused of Trump-like tactics over Salmond saga; Constitution Secretary Michael Russell has accused the Scottish Conservatives of Trump-like tactics over the Salmond committee investigation as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon faces a crucial three days in her battle for survival. Mar 22, 2021 1006
Michael Russell says calls for Nicola Sturgeon to quit like Donald Trump 'Lock her up' chant; Tory demands for Nicola Sturgeon to resign over the Alex Salmond saga have been likened to the cry of "Lock her up" at Donald Trump's rallies. Mar 21, 2021 387
Henry McLeish says there is 'too much hating' in the Scottish Parliament and calls for reform; Former First Minister Henry McLeish says the Scottish Parliament needs a change of culture because there is "too much hating" going on. Mar 21, 2021 589
Public health expert advises holidays in Scotland, but says things could change; A public health expert has urged would-be holidaymakers to focus first on opportunities here in Scotland, though not ruling out trips overseas at some stage. Mar 21, 2021 582
Nicola Sturgeon declines to 'mark her own homework' over Covid mistakes; It will be up to a future public inquiry to pass judgement on the Scottish Government's handling of the pandemic, Nicola Sturgeon said as she declined to "mark her own homework" at today's Covid briefing. Feb 18, 2021 313
Nicola Sturgeon hails 'strong and compelling evidence' that vaccines are reducing Covid deaths; Nicola Sturgeon today hailed a fall in the proportion of Covid deaths in Scotland's care homes as proof that the vaccines are having a positive effect. Feb 18, 2021 311
Nicola Sturgeon promises routemap out of lockdown next week but warns Easter holidays are off; A new routemap for Scotland out of Covid lockdown will be published next week, Nicola Sturgeon has told the Scottish Parliament. Feb 16, 2021 414
Nick Nairn has to bail out Cook School after burst pipe floods premises; Celerity chef Nick Nairn had to spend the afternoon bailing out after a burst pipe left his cooking academy in Perthshire under 10cm of water. Feb 16, 2021 381
NUS Scotland calls for students to be exempt from [pounds sterling]1,750 quarantine charge; A call has been made for students arriving in Scotland from abroad to be exempt from the [pounds sterling]1,750 charge for quarantining in a hotel under the latest Covid regulations. Feb 11, 2021 410
Nicola Sturgeon says 'I can't guarantee you'll be able to go on holiday this summer - even in Scotland'; Nicola Sturgeon today said she could not give a "100 per cent guarantee" that people would be able to go on holiday this summer, even within Scotland. Feb 11, 2021 435
Nicola Sturgeon hails 'heroic' achievement of over a million Scots vaccinated despite dreadful weather; Nicola Sturgeon today hailed more than a million Scots turning out in bad weather to get their Covid vaccinations as a "heroic" achievement. Feb 11, 2021 423
Coronavirus: B&Bs and guesthouses present 4,200-signature petition against Scottish Government denying them [pounds sterling]6,000 top-up grant; Guesthouse and B&B owners across Scotland have sent Scottish Government ministers a 4,200-signature petition protesting at the decision to exclude them from a [pounds sterling]6,000 top-up grant for businesses struggling because of Covid restrictions. Feb 10, 2021 450
Glen Coe climber rescued after 50ft fall; A climber has been rescued after falling nearly 50ft from a mountain rockface in Glen Coe. Feb 10, 2021 239
A9 dualling: new traffic management arrangements from February 23; Changes to the traffic management for the dualling works on the A9 from Luncarty to Pass of Birnam will take effect from Tuesday February 23. Feb 8, 2021 307
UK's first vertical satellite launch: rocket ordered for Pathfinder project due to take off from Shetland next year; The UK's first ever vertical satellite launch from British soil, scheduled for Shetland in 2022, moved one step closer on Monday with confirmation that California-based ABL Space Systems has been contracted to supply its new RS1 rocket to launch the satellite into space. Feb 8, 2021 306
Edinburgh University article on transphobia sparks protest by women's rights group; A women's rights group has accused Edinburgh University of misrepresenting women's concerns in an article entitled "What is Transphobia?", which it published online. Jan 15, 2021 441
[pounds sterling]1 million painting of Bonnie Prince Charlie in Edinburgh gallery 'not authentic', says art expert; A portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie acquired for the nation at a cost of [pounds sterling]1 million is not authentic, an art expert has claimed. Nov 15, 2020 610
Edinburgh tram inquiry has now taken longer than building the line; THE public inquiry into Edinburgh's troubled tram project has now lasted longer than the contractors took to build the line itself. Jun 4, 2020 963

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