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Articles from The Scotsman Online (May 21, 2020)

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5 of Scotland's most beautiful Pictish stones; They reflect the culture and craftmanship of the Pictish people and tell the story of changing times for these mysterious people who disappeared after 500 years. Alison Campsie 343
50 millionth PPE mask flown in to Prestwick Airport; The number of protective masks flown into Scotland has topped 50 million after a fifth cargo aircraft arrived at Prestwick Airport. Alastair Dalton 392
A positive step after 'greatest health scandal of our times' - leader comment; The Scottish Government's decision to pay women who suffered health problems as a result of transvaginal mesh implact [pounds sterling]1,000 each is welcome,. Scotsman Leader Comment 392
Aberdeen police re-appeal for witnesses after teenage girl 'approached by a man'; Officers said the man's conduct was "of sufficient concern to contact police.". Conor Marlborough 439
Analysis: Nicola Sturgeon walks the lockdown fine line with aplomb; At 12.30pm when she rose to address Holyrood, things could have gone one of two ways for Nicola Sturgeon: she could have produced a roadmap out of lockdown which would have seen people take to the streets to party like it was Hogmanay, or she could have crushed the hopes of a nation and kickstarted a backlash to the way her government has handled the coronavirus pandemic. Gina Davidson 1076
Appeal launched following assault in Scottish town; Officers are appealing for information following an assault in a town in the Borders. Katharine Hay 156
Apple and Google contact tracing: how the coronavirus tracking system works - and why it's not being used in the UK yet; Apple and Google, traditionally tech rivals, announced a rare partnership in April. Alex Nelson 788
Ascension Day 2020: meaning, when Holy Thursday falls this year, and how Christians mark the observance in the UK; Ascension Day, also known as, Holy Thursday, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord or The Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, commemorates the moment Jesus ascended into heaven. Helen Johnson 543
BBQ next week, dinner party next month? How Scottish & English lockdown plans compare; Is the UK following a four-nations approach to the coronavirus outbreak, or are the devolved administrations taking a different path from the UK Government? It's been one of the key debates as lockdown measures and public information messages between the different nations have diverged. Paris Gourtsoyannis 954
Burger King outlets set to reopen at Scottish motorway services; Motorway services operator Welcome Break has outlined plans to reopen scores of food and drink brands across its 26 sites, which include two in Scotland. Scott Reid 500
Buying a used car - the key checks to carry out when choosing a second-hand car; Expert advice on the main things to consider when shopping for a used car. Matt Allan 900
Callum McGregor's 'relief' at Celtic's 9 in a row after Leicester snub; Midfielder's head turned by interest from Brendan Rodgers. ALAN PATTULLO 691
Celtic will go all out to sign star pair, Rangers eye move for Championship forward, crisis talks among clubs facing no football until January, ex-Hearts star keen on return - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; Thursday's Scottish football news and gossip. Craig Fowler 425
Celtic's James Forrest says Jimmy Johnstone comparison is ultimate compliment; Latest league title is winger's 19th major honour. ANDREW SMITH 862
Civic responsibility and concerted action requried to save lives and livelihoods - Marco Vicenzino; Profound economic damage is certain, says Marco Vicenzino. Marco Vicenzino 840
Covid lockdown has highlighted benefits of minimalism. That could be a problem for the economy - Jim Duffy; After living through weeks of Covid lockdown, Jim Duffy finds himself embracing a simpler way of life. Jim Duffy 1185
Covid-19: Nike conference 'cover-up' is a scandal - leader comment; The public should have been told about a Nike conference in Edinburgh that saw Scotland's first cases of coronavirus in February. Scotsman Leader Comment Conference news 597
Death of 14-year-old girl prompts ecstasy warning from police; Police have issued a warning to teenagers not to take Ecstasy after a 14-year-old girl died. Conor Marlborough 439
Decent wage for care staff more important than private profits - Kenny MacAskill; If private sector care homes cannot afford to pay carers a decent wage, they should be taken over by councils or run by not-for-profit organisations, writes Kenny MacAskill. Kenny MacAskill 839
Easyjet to resume flights from Scottish airports on June 15; The airline which flies from Scottish airports including Ediniburgh and Glasgow will restart primarily domestic flights from the middle of June. Rachel Mackie 324
EICC unveils new strategy for events - fusing online and onsite; The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has launched a "hybrid virtual model" to deliver client conferences as the venue plans for a phased return of business events later this year. Emma Newlands 723
Face coverings reduce transmission risk by 90 per cent; Wearing face coverings could reduce the spread of Covid-19, according to a new study by the University of Edinburgh. Kevan Christie 551
Frozen food specialist guarantees deliveries within days; A Scottish frozen meals supplier is proving to be a lifeline for elderly customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Staff Reporter 404
Frustration for Scottish golfers as they await date for courses reopening; First Minister confirms golf is part of phase one of lockdown exit. Martin Dempster 550
Goldie Hawn Laughing Challenge: latest Instagram trend explained - and how Kate Hudson and other celebrities are getting involved; Online trends and challenges have provided people with essential entertainment to keep themselves sane during lockdown. Rhona Shennan 592
Grey economy growing amid Covid lockdown - Bill Jamieson; Informal, small-scale exchanges of goods and services - either in kind or for cash in hand - seem to be becoming more popular, writes Bill Jamieson. Bill Jamieson 446
Guinness Pro14 play-off plan hatched as Edinburgh and Glasgow wait; Remaining Conference fixtures unlikely to be played. Duncan Smith Conference news 271
Heading goes in here and here and here and here and here and here and here; Guinness Pro14 chiefs are looking to resolve the season with play-offs and a final in late August/early September, according to reports. Duncan Smith 253
Here are your key questions answered about Scotland's exit from lockdown; Some important questions on the 'route map' answered. Katharine Hay 715
Historic Glasgow building hits market with [pounds sterling]3m-plus price tag; A prominent historic building in the heart of Glasgow has hit the market with a price tag of [pounds sterling]3 million-plus. Scott Reid 310
Hydroxychloroquine: does the anti-malaria drug taken by Donald Trump treat Covid-19, and is it dangerous? United States President Donald Trump has revealed that he is taking the drug hydroxychloroquine in an effort to ward off coronavirus; United States President Donald Trump has revealed that he is taking the drug hydroxychloroquine in an effort to ward off coronavirus. Alex Nelson 858
Kellogg's to drop ad on Joe Wicks You Tube channel after complaint; Kellogg's has agreed to drop adverts for its Pringles products at the start of 'PE with Joe exercise sessions' on YouTube, following a complaint to the advertising watchdog. Jane Bradley 572
Leading charity warn of 'significant cancer crisis' in Scotland; Scotland is at risk of a 'significant cancer crisis' with a backlog in diagnosis and treatment, a new briefing from Cancer Research UK warns. Kevan Christie 504
League 1 and 2 clubs willing to play behind closed doors; But fear of 'financial black hole' remains in lower divisions. ANDREW SMITH 394
Lockdown: SNP should talk to teachers, not unions, about return to school - Cameron Wyllie; Some teachers may be willing to return to the classroom sooner rather than later, writes Cameron Wyllie. Cameron Wyllie 1329
Make sure available jobs go to young people - Letters; Easier access to pensions could help economy, says a reader. Scotsman Letters Letter to the editor 1830
Martin Gilbert upbeat about future of Scottish Opens; Driving force behind ASI's support for golf in this country is optimistic company will still be heavily involved in the game after his retirement. MARTIN DEMPSTER 1078
May bank holiday weather in Scotland: latest Met Office forecast after heatwave sweeps the country; Wednesday saw temperatures in Scotland rise to up to 24.1C, making it one of the hottest days of the year so far. Helen Johnson 502
National Trust branded "hard-nosed" and "harsh" by Scottish Government over plans to axe hundreds of jobs; The country's biggest conservation charity has been branded "harsh" and "hard-nosed" by the Scottish Government after planning to cut more than 400 jobs and close many of its sites in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Brian Ferguson 1019
Nicola Sturgeon reveals when eating out, bars and outdoor activities can resume; First Minister announces phase one of lockdown restrictions. Katharine Hay 686
Nicola Sturgeon reveals when Scottish schools will reopen; From August 11, all schools in Scotland will reopen, Nicola Sturgeon said. Gary Flockhart 324
Nicola Sturgeon to unveil four phase route map to get Scotland restarted; Nicola Sturgeon will today unveil plans for a four-phase "route map" detailing Scotland's exit from coronavirus lockdown after deaths from the virus fell for the third week in a row. Scott Macnab 1080
No fear as Scotland held together after virus shock in Italy, says Rachel Malcolm; Capatain says player's welfare was the only concern after infection in Milan. DUNCAN SMITH 929
Obituary: John Bryant, journalist who became Zola Budd's coach; John Bryant, journalist and athlete. Born: 25 April 1944. Died: 29 April 2020, aged 76. 977
Obituary: Lorraine Mulholland, teacher, singer and tireless worker for her local Kirk; Lorraine Mulholland, teacher, singer and church worker. Obituary 934
Outrage as Conservative backbencher labels nationalist MPs 'work-shy' and 'lazy'; It comes as the row over ending the "remote Parliament" continues. Conor Marlborough 482
Part-time schooling and four-day week the way ahead for Scotland, says Nicola Sturgeon; Part-time schooling and a four-day working week may become the new norm in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has said, as she unveiled a four-phase "route map" out of Coronavirus lockdown. Scott Macnab and Gina Davidson 1059
Passengers will see how full their bus is on new Borders Buses app; Innovation will tell users whether there is space for them to board next service. Alastair Dalton 525
Paulo Sergio says Hearts fans will never forgive SPFL for decision to send club down; Former boss hits out at league over top-flight demotion and insists that supporters are 'right to be angry'. BARRY ANDERSON 894
Premier Inn says hotels 'ready to open' when government gives nod; Premier Inn owner Whitbread has revealed plans to raise [pounds sterling]1 billion through a rights issue, as the vast majority of its hotels and all its restaurants remain shut in the face of coronavirus. Scott Reid and Henry Saker-Clark 611
Prince William praises 'incredible' Glasgow charity food van; The Duke of Cambridge has joked the success of his family meals depend very much on "what's on the table". Russell Jackson 457
Quarter of Scottish SMEs see takings drop 70% amid Covid-19; More than a quarter of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland have seen a decrease of more than 70 per cent of their income due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report from lender Aldermore. Emma Newlands 655
Scotland weather hour-by-hour forecast: Here's when parts of the country will reach highs of 18C today; Scotland's weather will be a mixed bag today (Thursday 21 May), with bright skies, some cloud, and the chance of heavy rain in some areas. Helen Johnson 370
Scots brothers jailed for life after killing gardener with an axe in broad daylight; Two brothers were jailed for life for carrying out an axe murder in broad daylight killing a gardener as he went about his job - accompanied by a 14-year-old schoolboy. Scotsman reporter 390
Scots to be urged to help reboot nation's ailing tourism industry; Scottish tourism chiefs will try to reboot the nation's ailing industry with 'stay local' campaigns aimed exclusively at Scots over the summer. Brian Ferguson 801
Scots' confidence in returning to buses and trains slumps to 17 per cent; Confidence among Scots in returning to public transport when lockdown restrictions are eased has nearly halved to just 17 per cent in a poll published today. Alastair Dalton 500
Scottish public transport restrictions may be eased area by area; Areas of the country may be treated differently in the planned third phase of lockdown easing. Alastair Dalton 635
Sheku Bayoh death inquiry to investigate whether race was a factor; A public inquiry into the death of Skeku Bayoh in police custody will seek to establish whether race played a role in events. Scott Macnab 477
Smaller juries during Covid-19 could increase risk of mistrials; Proposals to resume trials with smaller juries in place during the coronavirus pandemic lead to a spike in mistrials and "devastating" consequences for victims, according to a charity dedicated to helping those affected by crime. Martyn Mclaughlin 576
Terry Butcher urges people to talk as he opens up about his late son Christopher; The former Inverness and Hibs manager is backing a new mental health campaign. SAM CUNNINGHAM 999
The Scotsman Crossword and yesterday's answers 21/05/20; Here is today's Scotsman crossword grid and clues, together with the solution for Wednesday. Alan Young 471
The Scotsman Sessions #29: C Duncan; 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 scotsman.com, with introductions from our critics. Here, C Duncan performs the aptly titled Stuck Here With You from his living room in Helensburgh. Fiona Shepherd 327
The Scotsman Sessions #38: Robert Robertson; 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 scotsman.com, with introductions from our critics. Here, Robert Robertson of Tide Lines performs a solo acoustic version of Innocent and Beautiful from the band's new album, Eye of the Storm. Jim Gilchrist 343
The Scottish Government's four-phase lockdown easing route map explained; Scotland's First Minister today unveiled the details of a four-phase 'route map' for easing the nation's lockdown restrictions. Jamie McKenzie 1279
The self-sacrifice of Christ is the model for Western ethics and values - Gavin Matthews; The concept of altruism as the ultimate expression of goodness would have been alien to the Greco-Roman world. That changed with Jesus's crucifixion, writes Gavin Matthews. Gavin Matthews 785
This unassuming Scottish home actually has its own pub inside - take a look; You might be missing your local, but what if you had your very own pub at home? Rhona Shennan 387
U-turn as NHS surcharge for health and care staff is scrapped; Overseas health and care staff will be exempt from the fee levied on migrants to pay to use the NHS in a major U-turn from Boris Johnson 24 hours after he defended the policy. Paris Gourtsoyannis 857
Watch as Janey Godley parodies Nicola Sturgeon's response to croquet question; "Croquet mate!? I cannae even get oot tae pick up a peever and play a game o' beds.". Conor Marlborough 480
Watch as NHS staff thank the public for their support with round of applause; Health workers at the Royal Alexandra Hospital said they were "showing the same support" that the public had shown them. Conor Marlborough 345
Watch Emma Thompson's heartfelt message to NHS Scotland after donating PPE; The renowned actor, screenwriter and activist is staying with her family in Dunoon. Conor Marlborough 601
Why can't Premiership clubs tell the rest of us about their reconstruction hokey-cokey? Stenhousemuir chairman Iain McMenemy is unimpressed by the latest flip-flopping; Stenhousemuir chairman Iain McMenemy is unimpressed by the latest flip-flopping. IAIN McMENEMY 918
Why is Keir Starmer a Sir? How the current Labour leader got his knighthood; In April, Sir Keir Starmer was appointed the new leader of Labour, following Jeremy Corbyn's standing down as head of the party. Alex Nelson 588
Will summer holidays go ahead in 2020? When might tourism in the UK and abroad start after lockdown? Health Secretary Matt Hancock recently indicated that the summer season for holidays abroad is very likely to be cancelled; Health Secretary Matt Hancock recently indicated that the summer season for holidays abroad is very likely to be cancelled. Alex Nelson 922

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