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Articles from The Scotsman Online (May 8, 2020)

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"More than just an old photograph" : Remembering my Grandfather on VE Day; Today more than any other day, is a day that makes me think of my grandfather. Rachel Mackie 919
'I see the anti-cycling keyboard warriors are out in force again': readers react to announcement of road changes in Edinburgh; Measures to be brought forward include the widening of footpaths on George IV Bridge and the closure of Waverley Bridge. Conor Marlborough 493
'Nothing finalised' for golf courses to reopen in Scotland, says governing body; Scottish Golf has said "nothing has been finalised" regarding a date for golf courses to reopen after being closed for nearly six weeks due to the coronavirus crisis. Martin Dempster 678
'Victory over Europe'? How VE Day has been subverted by false patriots - Joyce McMillan; The true meaning of Victory in Europe Day has been betrayed by the UK Government and its allies, writes Joyce McMillan. Joyce McMillan 1247
Accept tougher rules to save lives, Scots told; Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scots to accept a tougher lockdown regime than elsewhere in the UK as it could potentially save lives. SCOTT MACNAB 1132
After Covid, love like Lindsay's for Daphne must inform our future - Susan Dalgety; Once Daphne Sleigh was one of Edinburgh's most powerful women. Ten years after being diagnosed with dementia, she is lovingly cared for by her husband Lindsay Walls, writes Susan Dalgety. Susan Dalgety 1298
Alan Pattullo: Et tu, Brute? John Nelms role in vote build-up; Dundee plea for 'No' solidarity revealed. ALAN PATTULLO 700
Art review: Glasgow International 2020 Online; The pared-back digital version of this year's Glasgow International only hints at the artistic responses to coronavirus which are sure to come in the months and years ahead, writes Susan Mansfield. Susan Mansfield 1036
Battle of Britain veteran dies of eve of VE Day celebrations; Battle of Britain veteran Terry Clark has died aged 101, leaving one surviving member of "The Few" who took to the skies in the summer of 1940. PA Reporter Obituary 274
Big Scotland Lockdown Pub Quiz week 3: how well do you know Scotland's literature, language and history? Pull a seat up, pour yourself a drink and participate in the third of our virtual pub quizzes, compiled by Edinburgh and Scotland tour guide Jilly Greig; Pull a seat up, pour yourself a drink and participate in the third of our virtual pub quizzes, compiled by Edinburgh and Scotland tour guide Jilly Greig. Jilly Greig 182
Bosses urged to share pain over pandemic; Business leaders need to make sure they "share the pain" of the pandemic's economic impact alongside staff and shareholders, a remuneration lawyer has warned. Perry Gourley 386
Celtic transfer news: No move for Real Madrid target and Edouard team-mate, while forward set for Parkhead exit; Daniel Arzani is likely to exit this summer. Joel Sked 331
Company unveils deep-cleaning arm to 'help get Britain back to work'; Businesses are being encouraged to undertake a deep clean of their properties as they prepare for the easing of lockdown restrictions to provide reassurance for customers and workers - and to help protect the NHS. Emma Newlands 619
Coronavirus could end overfishing in Europe, claims expert; Europe can end overfishing in its seas and restore its fisheries "forever" in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, an ocean scientist has urged. Emily Beament 474
Could Rangers target these 11 out of contract players from England? A look at the players on expiring deals who could interest Steven Gerrard; A look at the players on expiring deals who could interest Steven Gerrard. Joel Sked 567
Covid crisis: Boris Johnson must show he's Prime Minister of whole UK by helping Scotland - Ian Murray MP; Neither the Scottish nor UK government has received accolades for their response to the coronavirus outbreak. Now they need to work together to improve, writes Ian Murray MP. Ian Murray 920
Covid-19: Why we may regret loss of 'Professor Lockdown' - Kevan Christie; Professor Neil Ferguson is a leading expert in his field and his resignation may make it easier for those in the UK Government who didn't agree with the lockdown in the first place to end its restrictions too soon, writes Kevan Christie. Kevan Christie 973
Drones to deliver medical supplies between hospitals; Medical supplies will be flown between Oban and Mull. Scotsman Reporter 376
Edinburgh Festival Fringe issues urgent plea after being left on 'financial knife edge' by 2020 cancellation; Organisers of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have issued an urgent appeal for help after warning they have been left on a "financial knife edge" over its cancellation this year. Brian Ferguson 398
Edinburgh Rugby sign three Scotland age-grade internationals; Scotland U20 hat-trick hero joins capital club. Duncan Smith 799
Edinburgh's Baillie Gifford sees joint senior partner retire after four decades; Baillie Gifford has announced the retirement of its joint senior partner after almost four decades at the Edinburgh-headquartered investment firm. Scott Reid 622
Embrace positives of Covid-19 crisis - Letters; We should be looking at more than the tragic deaths, says a reader. Scotsman Letters Letter to the editor 1849
Film reviews: The Whistlers / Infinite Football / In Search of Greatness / The Wretched; In cop thriller The Whistlers and quirky documentary Infinite Football, Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu offers two views of his country as it tries to find itself, post-Ceausescu. Alistair Harkness 958
Gogglebox star June Bernicoff dies aged 82; June died at home with her family after a short illness. Scotsman Reporter 551
Hearts face relegation as reconstruction talks collapse; Meeting of Premiership clubs vetoes plan to reshape league. Graham Bean 281
Highland Games season wiped out with Braemar Gathering added to list of cancelled events; Scotland's Highland Games season has been effectively wiped out this summer with three of the biggest gatherings on the calendar now added to the list of cancelled events. Alison Campsie Calendar 568
How do we avoid a post-lockdown traffic tsunami? - Alastair Dalton; Lockdown hasn't been eased in Scotland, but you can tell some people are itching to get back into their cars when they are finally allowed to travel. Alastair Dalton 776
How VE Day is being commemorated? Full BBC schedule of events to celebrate Victory in Europe Day - and how to watch; Today (8 May) the UK will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, commemorating the official end of the Second World War in 1945. Claire Schofield 544
In full: SPFL's point-by-point response to claims made in Rangers dossier; League issues point by point rebuttal. Graham Bean 1324
Joanna Cherry urges SNP to become party of 'radical change'; The SNP needs to become a party of "radical change" following the coronavirus outbreak, one of its senior MPs has said. Katrine Bussey 425
John Swinney slams the UK government's 'foolish' messaging over lockdown; John Swinney has attacked the way the UK Government has communicated plans for lockdown easing, saying Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given "entirely the wrong message". Gary Flockhart 497
Lockdown changes to Scottish exams and student ranking sparks 'deep unease' with teachers; More transparency is needed over changes made to the examination process in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Holyrood's education committee has said. Gary Flockhart 484
Lockdown rules UK: official guidelines in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - and how they differ; As the UK approaches its next lockdown review on Sunday (10 May), leaders across the country have expressed concerns about the possible easing of restrictions. Claire Schofield 747
Mum's the Word - social distancing - always someone there to remind you; When to back off and jog on. Janet Christie 538
Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland won't be 'pressurised' as UK lockdown faces major test at weekend; The lockdown is facing a major test from a long weekend of warm weather, and concerns of mixed messaging ahead of Boris Johnson's announcement on easing restrictions. Sam Shedden and PA Reporter 506
Nicola Sturgeon: 49 new Covid-19 deaths brings toll in Scotland to 1,811; The First Minister has confirmed the latest Covid-19 figures. Conor Marlborough 207
Nicola Sturgeon: Lockdown update on outdoor excercise this weekend; Scots will learn if rules around outdoor exercise are to be relaxed in an update this weekend, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Conor Marlborough 594
Number of virus cases needs to fall "substantially" says disease expert; The number of cases of Covid-19 needs to come down "substantially" and consistently before there can be any return to normality, a disease expert has said. Kevan Christie 403
Obituary: Tom Brown, outstanding Scottish cricketer and rugby player; Few sportsmen can have left such an enduring legacy in their community as Selkirk's Tom Brown, who died on Sunday, 19 April, at the age of 90. Obituary 900
Police appeal as elderly woman attacked in broad daylight robbery attempt; Officers in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information following the attempted robbery of an elderly woman in Jedburgh. Gary Flockhart 470
Pret a Manger stores reopening: full list of 71 branches opening for delivery and takeaway - including 3 in Scotland; Pret a Manger is reopening 71 of its stores for takeaway and deliveries from Monday 11 May. Helen Johnson 796
Prince of Wales to lead national silence on VE Day; Charles is also due to read extracts from his grandfather King George VI's diary. Scotsman Reporter 581
Property buyers turning to Inverness and the Shetland Isles during COVID-19 lockdown; Searches for rural and northern Scotland skyrocket as those moving seek an escape. Conor Matchett 742
Rangers face battle with Leeds United and Liverpool for target as star linked with a,[logical not]10m to giants; Key midfielder linked to Euro giants. Joel Sked 222
Rangers transfer news: 63-cap Dutch international who once cost [pounds sterling]11.5m keen on Ibrox move; Steven Gerrard is a key factor in Ryan Babel's interest. Joel Sked 237
Rangers v the SPFL: The dossier in detail; Andrew Smith analyses the key points. ANDREW SMITH 1963
Record-breaker Jemma Reekie on track to fulfil her dreams; Three British bests for athlete who made her mind up at just 10 to be a star runner. SUE GYFORD 1278
Richard Cockerill rejects Rennie's idea of crowning Leinster Pro14 champions; Edinburgh coach also dismisses Sean Maitland speculation. DUNCAN SMITH 424
Roddy Smith: TV series shows Australia's inspiring road to redemption; "Banter not abuse, sportsmanship not arrogance... a responsibility wider than just cricket". RODDY SMITH 1214
Rural firms need 'urgent' help after 60% halt all activity, study finds; Rural businesses and the communities that rely on them are in "urgent" need of a strategic approach to support, already suffering "potentially irreparable damage" because of Covid-19, according to a new report. Emma Newlands 615
Self-appointed Covid wardens make me grateful for small mercies like these - Stephen Jardine; As he fails to learn Spanish and finds himself all quizzed out, Stephen Jardine counts the blessings of life in lockdown. Stephen Jardine 590
SPFL bites back at Rangers MD Stewart Robertson; Letter sent to 42 clubs rebuts claims made by Ibrox chief. Andrew Smith 984
Strangers flout lockdown rules for outdoor sex at notorious beach 'meet up' spot; Strangers are flouting the lockdown to meet for outdoor sex in a notorious 'meet up' spot at a Scottish beach. Sarah Ward and Andy Hamilton 303
STV 'well-placed' to bounce back when lockdown measures loosened; Bumper viewing figures for STV during lockdown bode well for the Scottish broadcaster when the measures are relaxed, according to a City analyst. Perry Gourley 441
The 11 players from England Celtic could sign as free agents in the summer; A look at the players on expiring deals who could interest Neil Lennon. Joel Sked 575
The Scotsman Sessions #31: Christopher KC; 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, comedian Christopher KC and his five-month-old son collaborate on a mini stand-up routine during their daily stroll around Hampden Park. Jay Richardson 379
The Scotsman Sessions #32: Barrie Hunter; 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, Barrie Hunter reprises his role as former Dundee United manager Jim McLean in Philip Differ's play Smile, which formed part of this year's Dundee Rep 80th anniversary season. Joyce McMillan 556
Three men have been charged for breaching NHS Louisa Jordan airspace; The restrictions to the airspace above the hospital have been in place since Wednesday. Rachel Mackie 347
Time to start thinking about the 'never normal' - comment; The outbreak of Covid-19 has changed the experience of being a customer, an employee and a citizen - and at a speed and scale that could not have been imagined just months ago. Les Bayne 852
Trio of Scottish 'mission-led' businesses step up fight against Covid-19; A Scottish social investor has hailed the efforts of some of the country's "brightest mission-led businesses" in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Scott Reid 592
UK overseas networks told not to help Scotland with PPE, says Jeane Freeman; UK government "overseas networks" have been told not to support Scotland and other devolved administrations in securing new PPE, health secretary Jeane Freeman has revealed. Scott Macnab 586
VE Day celebrations go ahead despite lockdown; IT was a party like no other when millions of people poured out onto the streets on 8 May 1945 to celebrate the end of a six year-long war which had left much of Europe on its knees. Jane Bradley 445
VE Day message is never give up, Queen tells nation; The Queen addressed the country to commemorate VE Day. Scotsman Reporter 876
VE Day: How Scots celebrated the end of the war in Europe; From a "quiet joy" to dancing in the streets and burning an effigy of Hitler, celebrations to mark the end of the war in Europe in Scotland came in many guises. Alison Campsie 1196
VE Day: Why Britain is not overly obsessed with the Second World War - Alastair Stewart; Romanticisation of Britain's part in the Second World War has lead to derision, but it truly was our finest hour and a struggle of good against evil, writes Alastair Stewart. Alastair Stewart 687
Welsh FM: Boris Johnson 'only speaks for England' on lockdown; The First Minister of Wales has warned that Boris Johnson only speaks for England on easing the coronavirus lockdown, ahead of the Prime Minister's address to the country on Sunday. Paris Gourtsoyannis 463
When is Nicola Sturgeon's daily coronavirus briefing today? What time will the Scottish Government's issue the latest Covid-19 figures on Friday? First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will hold a coronavirus briefing at 1.30pm today instead of the usual time of 12.30pm. Gary Flockhart 400

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