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Articles from The Scotsman Online (August 10, 2020)

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'Nationally significant' Bronze Age hoard unearthed in Scotland by metal detectorist; A metal detectorist has discovered a hoard of Bronze Age artefacts in the Borders which experts have described as "nationally significant". Douglas Barrie 570
'Rangers will pay a heavy price if they sell Morelos' says Mark Walters; Ibrox icon says sale would harm chances of stopping Celtic's 10-in-a-row bid. STEPHEN HALLIDAY 855
'Yer Da sells Avon': 21 uniquely Scottish insults and their history; There is something unique about the Scottish language when it comes to insults. Rosalind Erskine 429
[pounds sterling]1.2m bid for Rangers target rejected as Celtic launch investigation into Leigh Griffiths party; Monday's Scottish football news and gossip. Craig Fowler 414
12 more historic gems to re-open in Scotland; Heritage chiefs have announced that 12 more castles, abbeys, palaces and cathedrals will re-open to visitors this month as historic sites emerge from lockdown. Alison Campsie 511
Aberdeen's match with Hamilton Accies still in doubt; Professor Jason Leitch says the Premiership clash has not yet been given the green light. ALAN PATTULLO 719
Alan Stubbs says Celtic's Christopher Jullien needs to toughen up and wise up; Former Parkhead centre-half thinks clubs will now target the Frenchman after his unconvincing display in Killie draw. STEPHEN HALLIDAY 1228
Almost half of Highers at John Swinney's old school marked down by SQA; The statistics come as Nicola Sturgeon apologises for the exam results controversy at her daily briefing. Conor Matchett 716
American owner calls for toughest tests in Scottish Opens at Renaissance Club; Rory McIlroy criticised course set up for men's event last year. MARTIN DEMPSTER 477
Analysis: Can John Swinney save his political career? When he stands up in Holyrood at ten minutes to three tomorrow, John Swinney will know his continuing career as a Scottish Government minister will be decided by the plan he holds in his hands; a plan to resolve the downgrading of young people's exam results in what has been described in no uncertain terms as a "shambles", a "fiasco" and a "scandal". Gina Davidson 775
Antonio Banderas: Actor confirmed he has tested positive for coronavirus; The Mask of Zorro actor has announced that he is spending his 60th birthday in quarantine. Rachel Mackie 418
Attracting women to tech and retaining them - comment; As a graduate apprentice at Forrit, I work full-time as a web developer for one of the company's largest clients, Microsoft Education. Monica Richardson 807
Ava Gray: Young girl whose body was recovered from West Dunbartonshire river named; Officers had been called to a report of a child in difficulty in the River Leven at about 6.45pm. Rachel Mackie 332
Banff: Cyclist Rikki Gault, 30, killed after crash with lorry in Aberdeenshire town; The fatal crash occurred on Low Street on Friday. Rachel Mackie 335
Beirut explosion: Lebanese Prime Minister resigns; Beirut has seen mass protests after the explosion in Beirut's port devastated the city. Rachel Mackie 740
Belarus: inside Europe's last dictatorship; Belarus is Europe's last dictatorship - the last bastion of the Communist era, decades after countries such as Romania and Bulgaria overthrew similar regimes. Jane Bradley Travel narrative 606
Boris Johnson response to Scottish Independence polls: It would be 'such a shame' to lose the 'magic' of the UK; The Prime Minister made the comments while speaking at a school in London. Rachel Mackie 531
Carrickfergus: Explosive device found in Northern Irish town; The device was found at Sullatober Square on Monday morning. Rachel Mackie 277
Cartoon Face filter: how to make your dog or cat look like a Disney character using new Snapchat filter; The cartoon face Snapchat filter works on all kinds of pets as well as humans. Rhona Shennan 490
Celtic face tricky test in Champions League qualifier if they beat KR Reykjavik; Ferencvaros or Djurgardens lie in wait for Neil Lennon's men. Joel Sked 187
College students shouldn't get decision on whether football season starts; It's understandable if some players don't put their safety first; they're chasing NFL dreams. MATTHEW FARNHAM 914
Collin Morikawa savours 'crazy' start to pro career as he joins Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy; US PGA winner on 'Cloud Nine' after victory in San Francisco. MARTIN DEMPSTER 607
Coronavirus in Scotland: 231 cases recorded in Aberdeen since local outbreak began; Scotland has recorded 29 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Sam Shedden 300
Could Covid-19 spread in schools? If reopening schools could lead to a surge in coronavirus cases - and what happened in Israel; Pupils across Scotland must be back in schools on a full-time basis by no later than 18 August, the First Minister has confirmed. Claire Schofield 879
Dawn Butler: why the Labour MP was pulled over by police in London - and why she's calling for a 'system change'; Dawn Butler has accused police who pulled her over of racial profiling. Finlay Greig 551
East Lothian heat battery innovator Sunamp gets multi-million surge from Chile; Sunamp, the East Lothian-based thermal storage company, has raised millions of pounds from a Latin America venture capital outfit as it powers up its technology. Scott Reid 548
EasyJet launches restaurant app with tracing facility built in; EasyJet owner Stelios Haji-Ioannou has launched an app that will allow customers to order takeaways in competition with Just Eat, Deliveroo and Uber Eats - as well as using an inbuilt contact tracing system for Covid-19. Jane Bradley 384
Edinburgh accounting firms agree to merge operations; Edinburgh accounting practices Steedman & Company and Scotia Accounting have agreed a merger. Scott Reid 431
Edinburgh International Festival review: Ghost Light; The National Theatre of Scotland's new film Ghost Light is a breathtaking contribution to this year's Edinburgh International Festival, writes Joyce McMillan. Joyce McMillan 427
Edinburgh International Festival review: Scottish Opera - The Telephone; Scottish Opera's take on Gian Carlo Menotti's The Telephone is the musical highlight of this year's Edinburgh International Festival, writes Ken Walton. Ken Walton 387
Edinburgh launches new tourism campaign to bring back the city's 'missing buzz'; Edinburgh officially rebooted its tourism industry today with the launch of a campaign aimed at bringing people back to the city in the absence of its festival crowds this month. Brian Ferguson 952
Edinburgh-based board game firm eyes next moves after lockdown sales boom; The Edinburgh-based company behind a range of trivia board games is in talks with potential investors as it prepares to launch more versions after seeing a sales boom during lockdown. Emma Newlands 671
FirstGroup launches new measures to get people back on buses and welcomes lifeline; FirstGroup, the Aberdeen-headquartered transport giant, has welcomed further funding support for the bus industry on both sides of the Border. Scott Reid 561
Glasgow serious assault in Nitshill: 35-year-old man stabbed; Police are appealing for information after the man was attacked on Saturday night. Rachel Mackie 434
Global impact of antibiotic waste to be studied by Scottish university; The impact of antibiotic waste and its role in fueling antimicrobial resistance which has become a serious global public health challenge will be studied by a Scottish university in collaboration with the Indian Government as part of a new [pounds sterling]800,000 research project. Kevan Christie 674
Hearts boss Robbie Neilson completes signing of Jordan Roberts; Winger moves to Tynecastle from Ipswich Town on two-year deal. BARRY ANDERSON 480
Hibs' Daryl Horgan knows he's playing for his future; Whether it's a new Hibs deal or a Republic of Ireland recall, winger says his form is the key. PATRICK MCPARTLIN 1017
Interview: Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil on lockdown, Nessun Dorma and Elton John; The Scots star speaks to Janet Christie from lockdown as A Celebration of Endings goes worldwide from Glasgow. Janet Christie 3054
Is the coronavirus infection rate higher in England or Scotland? Latest update on Covid cases in the UK; The all-important 'R-rate' has risen to between 0.6 and 1 following the surge in cases in Aberdeen. Alex Nelson 680
James McAvoy steps in to rescue crisis-hit Edinburgh theatre group launch new classes with the stars; Scottish stage and screen favourite James McAvoy has stepped in to rescue a crisis-hit theatre group and allow it to run a series of online masterclasses with leading actors and writers. Brian Ferguson 634
John Swinney set to announce rethink as fury over exams grows; John Swinney is set to announce a rethink of the Scottish Government's policy on this year's exam results after coming under pressure from opposition parties. Conor Matchett 1023
John Swinney: the life and career of SNP Education Secretary facing vote of confidence over downgraded SQA exam results; John Swinney has been heavily criticised for his part in the downgrading of school pupils' exam results. Finlay Greig 766
Judgement day should beckon for John Swinney and Nicola Sturgeon over Scots exams scandal - Brian Monteith; John Swinney and Nicola Sturgeon are culpable of gross negligence in their handling of the 2020 Scottish exams, not because they personally assessed or moderated grades but because they did not live up to the standards they set for their predecessors and themselves. Brian Monteith 1042
Labour council leader plays Churchill in film about Red Clydesider and Communist; A film about a Red Clydesider and Communist MP is being premiered on an online TV channel. 472
Labour MP accuses police of racial profiling after being pulled over in her car; Dawn Butler was stopped by Metropolitan Police officers while driving in London. Conor Matchett 688
Lydia Ko looking for tartan tonic after last-hole catastrophe on LPGA; Kiwi hands Marathon Classic title to Danielle Kang. MARTIN DEMPSTER 478
Magical Collin Morikawa wins US PGA Championship in San Francisco; 23-year-old lands Wanamaker Trophy in just second major. Martin Dempster 941
Major Edinburgh employer Royal London financially strong despite big losses; Royal London, the life and pensions mutual that employs hundreds of staff in Scotland, has highlighted its financial strength after the coronavirus crisis sent it tumbling to a [pounds sterling]181 million loss in the first half. Scott Reid 596
Martin Dempster: Wait worth it as US PGA delivered a magical major; Final day to remember as new wave made mark on one of biggest stages in game. MARTIN DEMPSTER 1143
Millions watch Scottish comedy favourite Janey Godley star in online plays made in lockdown; Two short plays starring Edinburgh Festival Fringe favourite Janey Godley have been seen a total of more than 3.7 million times since they were released online. Brian Ferguson 462
Music review: Edinburgh Festival Chorus - Carmina Burana; It may be a while before we see the massed ranks of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus in a live setting again, but their video contribution to this year's Edinburgh International Festival is still a crisp and cutely-choreographed take on Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Ken Walton 395
New 44 Scotland Street Chapter 1: At the window, with binoculars; Standing at her kitchen window, Domenica Macdonald, cultural anthropologist, denizen of Scotland Street, citizen of Edinburgh, lowered the binoculars that for the last fifteen minutes she had trained on the street below. Alexander McCall Smith 1198
New US PGA champion Collin Morikawa savours 'crazy' start to pro career; Californian in 'great company' after lifting Wanamaker Trophy at just 23. Martin Dempster 1033
Nicke Kabamba looking up as Kilmarnock set sights on another third place; Striker says the performance against Celtic sets a mark for the season. STEPHEN HALLIDAY 779
Nicola Sturgeon on SQA exam results: 'We did not get this right and I'm sorry'; The First Minister has apologised for the downgrading of pupils' exam results and said the government would move to "fix" the situation. Gina Davidson 477
Offsite construction can become 'new normal' - comment; The global pandemic will have a wide-reaching impact on us all. Stewart Dalgarno 791
One in three employers expect to make redundancies by September; One in three UK employers expect to make staff redundant in the next two months, according to a report. Jane Bradley 533
Paisley police hunt man after 'completely unprovoked' attack leaves woman with broken jaw; She was taken to the Renfrewshire town's Royal Alexandra Hospital for treatment. Conor Marlborough 410
Pandemic drags justice system into 21st century - Iain Rutherford; The way we will deal with witness evidence is key, writes Iain Rutherford. Iain Rutherford 708
PGA Championship 2020: highlights of the US golf event, leaderboard top 10 and how Collin Morikawa claimed his first major; Collin Morikawa sealed his maiden major with a stunning final round. Finlay Greig 326
Pitlochry-based Robertson Fencing branches out with rebrand; Pitlochry-based Robertson Fencing is looking to expand its workforce after turning over a new leaf and relaunching under new branding. Emma Newlands 541
Plays with a message are not all make-believe - Karyn McCluskey; The creative industry in Scotland is taking a terrible hit. Thousands of people have lost livelihoods and careers that have taken decades of practice and dedication - and that give people endless joy. Karyn McCluskey 573
Professor Jason Leitch: Tougher measures for Aberdeen schools if officials lose control of cluster; Jason Leitch urged parents to be "cautious" when he spoke to Radio Scotland this morning. Conor Riordan 442
Rangers' [pounds sterling]20m man, Scott Brown's Celtic's influence, Hibs' understated jewel, fans at games, Clive Tyldesley debut - Scottish Premiership winners & losers; A look back at the action from the second weekend in the 2020/21 Scottish top flight season. Joel Sked 1101
RBS survey points to signs of hope for Scotland's private sector economy; The downturn in Scotland's private sector economy eased last month, with "clear signs" of stabilisation, a key monthly survey today reveals. Scott Reid 396
Red Arrows flypast of Edinburgh as part of VJ Day commemoration; A Red Arrows flypast will be one of the few physical events to mark Victory in Japan (VJ) Day this year as commemorations move online due to the coronavirus pandemic. DANIEL HARKINS 186
Remote voting for MSPs as Scottish Parliament set to return after short recess; Presiding officer Ken Macintosh confirmed the new 'hybrid' model for Holyrood in an email to MSPs. Conor Matchett 707
River Leven tragedy: Tributes pour in after death of 'dancing angel' girl named by police; The 12-year-old's body was found in the water of the River Leven in Balloch last night. Conor Marlborough 386
Roads must be safer for non-motorists - Brenda Mitchell and Jodi Gordon; As the death toll inexorably mounts, Scotland urgently needs tougher legislation to protect our most vulnerable users - pedestrians, write Brenda Mitchell and Jodi Gordon. Brenda Mitchell and Jodi Gordon 760
Scots eating healthier meals at home during lockdown; Lockdown has resulted in Scots eating healthier meals at home more often, according to a report from Food Standards Scotland. Jane Bradley 399
Scottish parents fear for P1s' wellbeing after school transition scrapped; For Catriona Keddie, her daughter Eilidh's first day at school will not be the exciting experience she had hoped. Jane Bradley 1316
Sir Sean Connery voted best James Bond as Edinburgh actor nears 90; The Scot was the original - and today he has again been voted the best. Alastair Dalton 636
SNP claim Scotland owed [pounds sterling]1.8bn after [pounds sterling]650m funding announced for Northern Ireland; Labelling the payment a "Brexit parachute payment", the SNP claimed the cash had left Scotland 'short-changed'. Conor Matchett 755
SNP label Boris Johnson 'toxic' as PM labels channel crossing migrants 'stupid'; The Prime Minister labelled channel crossings "very bad, stupid and dangerous". Conor Matchett 810
Still time to prevent 'tidal wave' of evictions says MSP after 350 notices served to tenants during pandemic; Scottish Green MSP Andy Wightman said the Scottish Government need to act "urgently" to prevent widespread evictions. Conor Matchett 945
The Big Interview: Flavours Holidays founder Lorne Blyth; The travel industry is having to reinvent itself, says Flavours Holidays founder Lorne Blyth. 1495
The key role of an organisation's ethical stance - comment; Amid a widespread move to remote working, bosses should give more attention to company culture and ethics, Benjamin Lange and Rob Hayward believe. Benjamin Lange and Rob Hayward 956
The tiny village that clung on for survival; Jessica Evershed, archivist at National Records of Scotland, looks at the island village that was for generations hard to reach - and whose future was long at risk. Alison Campsie 634
Two-thirds of teachers support mandatory masks for older pupils; The final results of a survey by the Educational Institute of Scotland about the return to schools of children were released today. Conor Matchett 1040
US Presidential Election 2020: Professor who has accurately predicted winner since 1984 says Donald Trump will lose to Joe Biden; History professor Allan Lichtman has accurately predicted the outcome of every US presidential election since 1984. Conor Marlborough 506
We'll come back strong from this eerie August - Cammy Day; The city council is working to ensure the Capital remains a destination for all to enjoy, writes Cammy Day. Cammy Day 612
When was the Bronze Age? The historical period explained as hoard of artefacts including horse harness found in Peebles; 'This is a nationally significant find - so few Bronze Age hoards have been excavated in Scotland'. Alex Nelson 716
Why Douglas Ross should remain an MP to save the Union - Alastair Stewart; Devolution was always about romanticism and imagination. Scotland, making her own decisions on her own affairs could form a destiny different but within the family and framework of the UK. Alastair Stewart 864
Will there be thunder and lightning in Scotland? Weather forecast this week as Met Office issues yellow warning for thunderstorms; The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms for all of the UK on Monday. Helen Johnson 579
Wills validity warning for anyone recently moved north of the Border - Matthew Smith; Matthew Smith highlights differences between Scots and English documents. Matthew Smith 583
Workers asked to avoid peak-hour journeys to avert school travel rush; Commuters were today urged to walk or cycle to avoid buses and trains becoming overwhelmed at peak hours when schools return this week. Alastair Dalton 315

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