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Articles from The Scotsman Online (August 14, 2020)

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Aberdeen outbreak remains `large and complex' as new cases emerge; A further 28 Coronavirus cases have emerged in Grampian amid concerns that the outbreak linked to pubs in Aberdeen is continuing to spread. Scott Macnab 373
Album reviews: Biffy Clyro / Alanis Morissette / James Dean Bradfield / Martha Ffion; Biffy Clyro mix things up while Alanis Morissette embraces middle age with a mature collection. Fiona Shepherd 968
Anthony McGill's Crucible dream 'stolen by snooker gods'; Glaswegian left shell-shocked as he loses out to Wilson in remarkable finish to World Championship semi-final. ROSS LAWSON 814
Are 'worker directors' a positive development? Comment; Growing regulatory support for requiring large UK corporations to ensure employee interests are represented to and considered by their boards may spur organisations to consider whether "worker directors" would help provide a fresh perspective on decision-making. Tom Proverbs-Garbett 782
Are hybrid cars reliable? How petrol-electric models compare to petrol and diesel for mechanical failure; New data compares. Matt Allan 815
Art reviews: Modern Masters Women / Bodily Objects / Barbara Rae; As three new exhibitions demonstrate, in the end there are just artists, good, bad and great - gender has no part in it. Unfortunately, it has taken the art world far too long to realise that. Reviews by Duncan Macmillan. Duncan Macmillan 1368
Athens-Edinburgh easyjet passengers endured 'extremely tense' overnight flight after diversion to Glasgow during thunderstorm; Passengers endured an "extremely tense" overnight flight to Edinburgh after initially being diverted to Glasgow because of a thunderstorm around the Capital which made it unsafe to land. Jamie McKenzie 613
Barcelona "hit rock bottom" in an 8-2 humiliation by Bayern Munich; "It's a disastrous result," says Gerard Pique. "An embarrassment, that's the word.". Rob Harris 742
Book review: Must I Go, by Yiyun Li; Confronting loss of a child is a personal experience requiring the right words, writes David Robinson. David Robinson 575
Book review: Still Life, by Val McDermid; Val McDermid brilliantly juggles two complex cold cases that stay just on the right side of improbable, writes Allan Massie. Allan Massie 733
Book review: Tiny Tales, by Alexander McCall Smith; Alexander McCall Smith's "short short stories" reward characters with kind hearts, writes Kirsty McLuckie. Kirsty McLuckie 735
Book review: Vesper Flights, by Helen Macdonald; This essay collection about the wonder of non-human worlds is a bold attempt to peer through eyes that are not our own, writes Stuart Kelly. Stuart Kelly 1017
Booking in bars 'could kill pub industry'; Scottish Government advice to implement a full booking system in bars and cafes could kill the industry, business owners have warned. Jane Bradley 381
Brian Ferguson's Festival Diary: An endless array of online shows to be enjoyed; Edinburgh may seem a simpler, quieter place without the festival crowds, pop-up venues and traffic jams. But in the virtual world things are as mind-boggling as ever, thanks to the endless array of online shows, crowdfunding campaigns and even new festivals. Brian Ferguson 591
British tourists in France face eye-watering ticket prices to return before quarantine restriction deadline; British tourists in France are being charged hundreds of pounds to return home before quarantine restrictions are imposed. Conor Marlborough 917
Celtic and Aberdeen charged as football authorities gets tough over Covid breaches; Clubs face disciplinary action along with the players who broke rules. Moira Gordon 635
Coronavirus quarantine: France, Netherlands and Monaco among latest countries to have self-isolation exemptions removed; The move was announced by Humza Yousaf late on Thursday evening. Conor Marlborough 475
Debating purpose over profit as Marketing Society Amplify Festival moves online - Graeme Atha; Long-established programme of events going virtual due to coronavirus, writes Graeme Atha. Graeme Atha 756
Dividend pledge as [pounds sterling]1.5bn Murray International Trust avoids volatile UK equities; The [pounds sterling]1.5 billion Murray International Trust, managed by Aberdeen Standard Investments, is giving UK equities a wide berth amid weak dividend prospects and "fraught" Brexit negotiations. Scott Reid 577
Edinburgh Festival Fringe set for radical overhaul when it returns in 2021; A radical vision for the return of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe could see its programme cut in size by more than half, audiences encouraged to watch shows from the other side of the world and an end to performers being "priced out" of being able to afford to take part in the event. Brian Ferguson 1395
Edinburgh Fringe review: Double; Double is a work seething with energy and ideas, writes Joyce McMillan. Joyce McMillan 432
Edinburgh International Book Festival: Susan Mansfield previews this year's online programme; Best-selling novelists, poets and historians are among the highlights of this month's events, writes Susan Mansfield. Susan Mansfield 800
Edinburgh International Festival review: Aidan O'Rourke & Friends; As a part of My Light Shines On, the Edinburgh International Festival has commissioned some of Scotland's leading artists to create extraordinary works that audiences can enjoy from their own homes. Jim Gilchrist 375
Edinburgh International Festival: Chamber Music Soundscapes Week 1; Scotsman classical music critic Ken Waltonon the Edinburgh International Festival's chamber music concertos, which can either be experienced online or live in the city centre. Ken Walton 1047
Edinburgh International Festival: Classical round-up Week 1; There is a sadness in seeing scaled-down orchestras, but the performances remain exhilarating and moving, writes Ken Walton. Ken Walton 1036
Edinburgh's winter festivals to go ahead after Underbelly scales back Christmas and Hogmanay events; Edinburgh's winter festivals are set to go ahead with a revamped programme which will see Christmas markets and attractions spread across the city centre and several days of spectacular light shows across the city to mark Hogmanay. Brian Ferguson 1188
Film reviews: Project Power / Babyteeth / Pinocchio / The Secret: Dare to Dream / My Rembrandt; Pill-popping Project Power puts an entertaining spin on the superhero movie, while Australian drama Babyteeth, a coming-of-age film about a terminally-ill teen, is refreshingly free of mawkishness, writes Alistair Harkness. Alistair Harkness 1074
France quarantine: new rules for UK travellers, what to do if you have a holiday booked - and if quarantine is reciprocal; Travellers who arrive in the UK from France are now required to self-isolate for 14 days. Claire Schofield 814
Fringe comedy review: Poser by Emily Benita; Poser is a 'comedessay' about the past couple of years of Emily Benita's life, creatively and personally. Sally Stott 373
Fringe comedy review: Socks In Space; The Scottish Falsetto Socks revive their classic 2013 Edinburgh show Socks In Space. Fiona Shepherd 371
Fringe reviews: The Plague Thing / Detachment / The Murder(ed) Musketeers / Those Girls / Bookshelf Ballad; This year, experienced Fringe producers theSpaceUK have invited companies to contribute new work for a virtual line-up. The response has been substantial, writes Fiona Shepherd. Fiona Shepherd 890
Fringe theatre review: Make-Up; A short film taster of Make-up, a new play coming to the Fringe in 2021, is a little too heavy on the exposition, writes Sally Stott. Sally Stott 323
Hibs made second attempt to sign Rangers ace, French side make loan offer for Celtic defender, ex-Ibrox boss considers move for Rangers target - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; Friday's Scottish football news and gossip. Craig Fowler 472
Homes for sale near Water of Leith, Canonmills, Edinburgh; Post-lockdown VIP tours are now available to view the remaining homes for sale at Artisan Real Estate's Canonmills Garden development in Edinburgh. 889
Iain McMenemy: Breaking coronavirus rules will lead to double the cost for clubs; Players breaching Covid protocols is likely to mean expensive twice a week testing will have to continue. IAIN McMENEMY 1102
In Light: A phantasmagoria of folk arts to illuminate the lockdown world; A new online event turns the spotlight on the School of Scottish Studies Archive at Edinburgh University, writes Jim Gilchrist. Jim Gilchrist 691
In pictures - our favourite fast estate cars of the last 25 years; Practical doesn't have to mean dull. Matt Allan 594
Is the France quarantine reciprocal? Why the French government might force visitors arriving from the UK to self-isolate; The French government is expected to enforced quarantine restrictions for UK travellers entering the country, in reponse to being removed from the UK's approved list of travel corridors. Claire Schofield 720
Kamala Harris: Joe Biden's new right-hand woman holds key to future - Jim Duffy; The US election has far-reaching consequences for the UK but now there is hope on the horizon, writes Jim Duffy. Jim Duffy 1001
Ladies Scottish Open: Danes stay in touch but Stacey Lewis is star of day 2; American is joint leader with Spain's Azahara Munoz at The Renaissance Club. Martin Dempster 765
Linfield case should serve as a warning to Celtic; Uefa will force clubs to forfeit ties if their players test positive for Covid-19. Stephen Halliday 253
Live shows may still be on the menu for Grid Iron; While most theatre companies have to go back to square one to perform in a post-Covid world, Grid Iron have a head start, writes Paul English. Paul English 933
LOL Surprise Dolls: why parents are calling the toys 'inappropriate' as 'lingerie' appears after dipping them in cold water; LOL Surprise Dolls are popular amongst kids - but parents are concerned after its been discovered that dipping the dolls in cold water can result in designs that make it seem like they're wearing underwear. Rhona Shennan 640
Major delays on Scotland's busiest transport routes in aftermath of flooding; One rail company has advised its customers not to travel on one of its routes. Conor Marlborough 581
Malta travel advice: latest FCO guidance and quarantine rules for UK visitors - and if flights and holidays will go ahead; Travel advice for UK visitors has been updated following a spike in Covid-19 cases in Malta. Helen Johnson 617
Man in hospital after being 'slashed' during serious assault at Scottish pub; A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident. Katharine Hay 233
New 44 Scotland Street Chapter 5: The speaking of Italian, etc. Irene cast her eye about the kitchen in the Pollock flat on Scotland Street. Stuart and Nicola had tidied it before her arrival, but even so it was clear that she was ready to find fault. Alexander McCall Smith 1151
New board member at MND Scotland praises profile-raising efforts of Doddie Weir; Adrian Murphy, head of Glasgow-based Murphy Wealth, has been appointed to the board of Motor Neuron Disease (MND) Scotland. Scott Reid 421
New exams row as review chief declared support for SNP at election; The independent review into Scotland's exams fiasco is facing "whitewash" claims after it emerged the academic leading it declared his support for the SNP at the last election. Scott Macnab 408
New pub rules Scotland: these are the laws enforced for restaurants and bars - including no music and collecting contact details; The rules came into place on Friday 14 August. Helen Johnson 553
Nicola Sturgeon must not gamble with the future of our betting industry - Michael Dugher; Reopening casinos and giving more support to bookies will boost economy and save jobs, writes Michael Dugher. Michael Dugher 826
Obituary: Robert Waters, church leader, innovator and manager of change; R Revd Robert Waters, MBE, MA. Born: 8 July, 1930. Died 4 July, 2020 aged 90. J.R. Smith Obituary 658
Obituary: Trini Lopez, US singer and star of The Dirty Dozen; Trini Lopez, singer. Born: 15 May, 1937 in Dallas, Texas. Died: 11 August, 2020 in Palm Springs, California, aged 83. Associated Press Obituary 516
People living outside major cities at greater risk from second wave; People living outside early-hit major cities may be at highest risk during a second wave of coronavirus as those living in dense population centres like London may have already been infected according to a new study. Kevan Christie 894
Potholes threaten to detract from A9 road safety improvements - Alastair Dalton; The A9 has become an increasingly pleasant and less stressful part of my annual trip north to holiday in the Highlands - until this year. Alastair Dalton 738
Quarantine: how the government checks travellers are self isolating after returning to the UK - and fines for flouting rules explained; A number of countries have had a quarantine period reintroduced for travellers visiting and returning to the UK. Finlay Greig 423
RBS funding boost for West Lothian PPE supplier looking to grow workforce; A West Lothian distributor of health and safety supplies is hopeful it can grow its workforce post-pandemic after securing coronavirus funding. Scott Reid 353
Scotland quarantine list: the countries that require 14-day self isolation on return - and where is safe to visit? Travellers who visit a country that is not on the government's approved list will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on their return to the UK; Travellers who visit a country that is not on the government's approved list will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on their return to the UK. Claire Schofield 700
Scots abuse survivors payments of up to [pounds sterling]80,000 under new laws; Survivors of historical child abuse in Scotland's care system will be able to claim up to [pounds sterling]80,000 in "redress" payments under proposed new laws. Scott Macnab 440
Scots pubs failing to collect customer details now 'breaking the law'; Pubs and restaurants in Scotland have been warned they will now be breaking the law if they don't collect customer contact details. Scott Macnab 695
Scottish businesses face 'reckoning' as coronavirus support dries up - Scottish Chambers; Scottish business leaders have pleaded for fresh financial support to cope with further lockdowns as cashflows come under renewed pressure. Scott Reid 629
Scottish fast fashion brand Quiz doubles up with banking facility to aid recovery; Quiz, the Glasgow-headquartered "fast fashion" retailer, has doubled up after agreeing an extension of its banking facilities with HSBC. Scott Reid 576
Scottish finalists in Lloyds Bank National Business Awards revealed; Six businesses from across Scotland have scooped seven shortlist nominations for this year's Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Emma Newlands 633
Scottish pubs and bars must collect customer details by law from today; Ms Sturgeon said that, although the new rules for hospitality businesses are "really restrictive", they are necessary to protect the public. Conor Marlborough 409
Scottish school delays reopening after second teacher tests positive for Covid-19; Staff at the school continue to self-isolate as a precaution. Katharine Hay 398
Scottish ultra-runner Donnie Campbell attempting to complete Scotland's 282 Munros in record 33 days; Skye ultra-runner Donnie Campbell is attempting to complete a continuous self-propelled round of Scotland's 282 Munros in just 33 days. Finlay Greig 1168
SNP voters do not want English to visit Scotland, reveals YouGov poll; Four in ten Scots believe that English tourists should not currently be allowed to travel into Scotland, a YouGov poll has found. 511
Stonehaven train crash: New details confirm train hit landslip before derailing killing three passengers; Details were confirmed following an inquiry by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch. Caitlyn Dewar 246
Stonehaven train crash: Prince Charles visits Aberdeenshire site of fatal derailment; Three people were killed in the crash on Wednesday morning. Conor Riordan 440
The Scotsman Sessions #88: Jo Clifford; Welcome to The Scotsman Sessions. With the performing arts world shutting down for the foreseeable future, we are commissioning a series of short video performances from artists all around the country and releasing them on, with introductions from our critics. Here, the playwright and actor Jo Clifford performs an extract from her translation of Pedro Calderon's Spanish Golden Age drama Life Is A Dream, which was due to form part of this year's spring season at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. Joyce McMillan 735
These are 10 great jobs that don't require a degree qualification; Though many young people study for a degree after they leave school, there are many careers that don't require a degree qualification. Sarah Wilson 680
Tom Forsyth: Tributes to former Rangers defender and hero of 1973 Scottish Cup final; Ibrox club and Motherwell salute defender known as 'Jaws'. Scott Coull 306
VJ veteran, 100, recalls work on Burma's death railway; A 100-year-old Second World War veteran has told of being captured by the Japanese and forced to work on the infamous Burma railway as part of commemorations to mark VJ day. Paul Rodger 534
We need to give Borna Barisic love and attention says Rangers' Steve Gerrard; Ibrox boss says left-backs are a rare and special commodity and Croatian must be cherished. ALAN PATTULLO 985
What is a 'birther' theory? Meaning of the term as Donald Trump questions whether Kamala Harris qualifies to be Joe Biden's VP; Trump has made several comments about Kamala Harris after it was announced that she had been selected as Joe Biden's running made. Rhona Shennan 655
What is Pakistan Independence Day? How people are celebrating the 74th anniversary of Pakistan's freedom from British rule; Pakistan was declared its own independent country on August 14, 1947. Finlay Greig 425
Why R number's rise is a warning to all Scots - leader comment; It is true to say that the coronavirus pandemic has made statisticians of us all. Scotsman leader comment 422
Why Scotland can end brain drain to benefit from home working - Gregor Irwin; The Scottish economy faces an immediate threat from pandemic disruption and a growing challenge to jobs from artificial intelligence and automation. But there are also opportunities from how the pandemic and technology are changing the way that business is done. Gregor Irwin 805
Why Scotland must embrace sustainable change after Covid-19 - Joyce McMillan; The Covid crisis has offered a clear glimpse of the path to a more sustainable future, writes Joyce McMillan. Joyce McMillan 1066

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