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Articles from The Scotsman Online (November 15, 2020)

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'He was obviously dealing with that at the time' - former Rangers team-mate recalls early signs of Marius Zaliukas' illness at Ibrox; Darren McGregor says he was shocked to hear of his friend Marius Zaliukas' death from motor neurone disease, and even more stunned to realise he had been living with the illness when they were team-mates together at Rangers. Moira Gordon 551
'How did we lose that?', 'Tierney much better than Robertson', 'what does McBurnie bring?': Scotland fans react to 1-0 defeat in Slovakia; How the Scotland fans reacted on social media to Nations League defeat to Slovakia. Craig Fowler 477
[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. Ian Swanson 610
Aidan Smith: If Jack Ross's Hibs aren't a boyband but heavy metal they need a killer riff; In pop music they talk about difficult second album syndrome, when a band score a big hit with their debut and then realise that a) their entire lives thus far went into the first one and new things to sing about are thin on the ground and b) reaction to the follow-up was always going to be more rigorous in any case. Aidan Smith 983
Alan Pattullo: Scotland can blame it on the boogie after narrow defeat against Slovakia - but is it a chance missed? In the battle between two hungover teams, Slovakia proved the masters in the art of recovery. Alan Pattullo 1060
Alex Salmond inquiry: Opposition parties consider no-confidence vote in Lord Advocate; Opposition parties are considering trying to force a no-confidence vote in the Lord Advocate. Alexander Brown 627
Betfred Cup draw: Falkirk handed home tie against Rangers as Hibs and Dundee face repeat of group match; Falkirk's reward for finishing runners-up in Betfred Cup Group E is a home tie against Scottish Premiership leaders Rangers in the last 16 of the League Cup. Patrick McPartlin 160
Bill Jamieson, 'titan' of Scottish journalism, dies; He was a giant of Scottish journalism who predicted the last recession months before it occurred, winning a string of awards for his insightful and passionate insights into both economics and politics. Jane Bradley 922
Boris Johnson self-isolating after close contact with infected MP; Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into close contact with an infected MP. Alexander Brown 394
Brexit talks 'need to move' next week if a deal is going to happen, UK minister warns; Brexit talks "need to move" next week if there is any chance of a deal, a UK Minister has warned. Alexander Brown 1004
Call for 'tough conversations' with drivers over cutting car use; Severe Covid-style restrictions on car use will be required to cut emissions and congestion, Scotland's leading transport academic has warned. Alastair Dalton 629
Celtic duo left in international limbo, could miss Hibs trip after latest Covid-19 complication; Concerns have increased over the availability of Celtic pair Kristoffer Ajer and Mohamed Elyounoussi for next weekend's Scottish Premiership clash with Hibs after Norway's international with Romania was called off due to Covid-19. Craig Fowler 316
Coronavirus in Scotland: 1,159 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours; The latest figures published this afternoon by the Scottish Government show that no new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours while 1,159 new cases were confirmed across Scotland. Beth Murray 182
Covid vaccine scientist predicts normality to return to UK by next winter; One of the scientists behind the first Covid-19 vaccine to clear interim clinical trials has said the impact of the jab will kick in next summer and normality should return by next winter. Emma Bowden 385
Donald Trump is trying to bring about the end of democracy in America - Scotsman comment; Democracy is about much more than simply voting. Scotsman comment 696
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford: Husband and wife presenting duo set to be dropped from This Morning to be replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary; After 14 years of presenting the daytime television programme This Morning on ITV, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford are set to be replaced by Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary. Beth Murray 325
Energy giant SSE to reveal pandemic hit; The impact of lockdown measures on electricity demand will be in the spotlight when Scottish energy giant SSE updates investors this week. Perry Gourley 466
Entertainer Des O'Connor dies aged 88; Entertainer Des O'Connor has died at the age of 88, days after a fall at his home. Beth Murray 333
Euan McColm: Cummings and goings can't mask truth that Boris is to blame; Dominic Cummings had barely left the building before the spin began. Having dismissed his principal adviser, went the story, the Prime Minister was going to drag his government back to the moderate centre ground. We were about to witness the return of the old Boris Johnson. Euan McColm 929
Fears over impact of Covid on deer herds and venison industry; People are being encouraged to eat more venison as fears are raised over the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on nature and the management of deer herds in Scotland. Ilona Amos 567
Game plan: Can Scottish venison survive Covid? Scots restaurateurs Andy Waugh and Calum Mackinnon are the brains and the passion behind Mac & Wild, a chain of three restaurants serving the best of Scotland's food and drink and "authentic Highland hospitality". Ilona Amos 454
Gordon Brown warns 'now not the right time' for Scottish independence referendum as he refuses to rule out leading No campaign; Gordon Brown has warned "now is not the right time" for another Scottish independence referendum as he refused to rule out leading the No campaign. Alexander Brown 593
Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon on his chances of making Euro 2020 after Scotland return in Slovakia; Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon made his first appearance for Scotland in over two years against Slovakia and admits he's got his sights set on challenging David Marshall to be No.1 at Euro 2020. Craig Fowler 450
Hibs decide to swim rather than sink when Dundee turn on the taps; There was a moment in this Betfred Cup Group B decider when one worried for Hibs a little. Mark Atkinson 603
Hibs defender Darren McGregor taps into personal experience to offer comfort to Kevin Nisbet; Kevin Nisbet may be coming to terms with his grief, following his dad's death, after a lengthy battle with cancer, but he is not having to do it alone. Moira Gordon 1031
How the Scotland players rated in Nations League defeat to Slovakia; Ratings out of ten for every Scotland player during the Nations League clash with Slovakia. Craig Fowler 489
In the Age of Covid, we shouldn't dismiss good news. Even Eeyore knows it stops raining eventually - Kirsty Strickland; It is a grim milestone that we hoped we would never reach. According to the government's official figures, the UK has now seen more than 50,000 deaths linked to Covid-19. Kirsty Strickland 1139
Innovation's crucial role in Scotland, with collaboration key - comment; The old saying that necessity is the mother of invention has seldom had more relevance than today. Heather Jones 803
Insight: What The Pfizer vaccine means for a return to normal life in Scotland; A "great day for humanity" was how Pfizer Chief Executive Dr Albert Bourla described the news the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by his company and biotechnology firm BioNTech was 90 per cent effective in early trials. Elsa Maishman 2278
Jack Ross: Hibs boss says football's major stakeholders deserved a louder voice; Jack Ross is a manager who welcomes the opinions of his players and staff, but he wishes that more people would take their views into consideration when making big decisions that affect the sport in this country. Moira Gordon 430
John Swinney says Level 4 lockdown in central Scotland 'not inevitable'; John Swinney has claimed a level four lockdown across central Scotland is "not inevitable". Alexander Brown 623
Kenny McLean to Rangers: Why move from Norwich appears unlikely at this stage; Mid-November is not too early, it seems, for transfer stories to rear their heads more than a month before the winter window reopens. Mark Atkinson 337
Liverpool injury crisis will not factor into whether Andy Robertson starts for Scotland - Steve Clarke; Scotland boss Steve Clarke has insisted that the current injury crisis at Liverpool will not factor into his decision over whether to risk Andy Robertson against Slovakia and Israel. Matthew Elder 341
Lockdown fuels rise in Scottish family law disputes; Family lawyers have seen a significant increase in the number of disputes over childcare arrangements for separated parents since the pandemic began, with Christmas set to be a touchpaper for increased family conflict. Jane Bradley 1084
Luxury brand Strathberry to open in prestigious Edinburgh site; A Scottish luxury goods brand whose handbags are favoured by the likes of Meghan Markle is set to open its first Edinburgh flagship store early next month - on Multrees Walk. Emma Newlands 444
Masters win is 'dream come true' for Dustin Johnson; Dustin Johnson said it was "a dream come true" as he claimed a record-breaking win in the 84th Masters then had the Green Jacket slipped on his shoulders by Tiger Woods. Martin Dempster 600
More than two wheels: How Bikes for Refugees has helped settle 1,000 new Scots; For refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland, bikes are more than a mode of transport: they're the key to a new community, new friends, and essential services. Sarah Wilson 1260
New director reveals vision for reimagining the future of V&A Dundee; It is the iconic new Scottish landmark that has propelled Dundee onto the international stage. Brian Ferguson 1145
Nine-year-old boy 'has only gone and beaten Lewis Capaldi' as he hits [pounds sterling]2000 fundraising target; Nine-year-old Max McDougall from West Lothian was left feeling disappointed last year after his efforts to raise money for Poppy Scotland were overshadowed by singer Lewis Capaldi. Beth Murray 451
No slip ups this time as Dustin Johnson wins 84th Masters by five shots; Dustin Johnson may have developed an unwelcome knack of letting major titles slip out of his grasp - but not this time. Martin Dempster 1055
Papers and roses: Alastair Jamieson pays tribute to his father Bill; In what turned out to be his final days, Bill Jamieson took great comfort in messages of support from readers of The Scotsman and former colleagues. Alastair Jamieson 786
Piers Morgan announces Government's 201-day boycott of Good Morning Britain is over with Matt Hancock set to appear; Piers Morgan has announced that the 201-day government boycott of Good Morning Britain is over. Beth Murray 255
Prince Charles says UK friendship with Germany will endure despite Brexit; The Prince of Wales has delivered a passionate speech in praise of the bonds of friendship, culture and shared values he believes will endure between the UK and Germany in the aftermath of Brexit. Tony Jones 397
Property spotlight: Exceptional baronial mansion house full of Victorian splendour and craftsmanship and with breathtaking sea views; Firthside House is an outstanding period home dating back to 1885 which boasts a timeless quality and a remarkable wealth of period features, in a wonderfully discreet location on the dramatic coastline of the north of Scotland, close to the town of Nairn. Gordon Holmes 526
Rangers eye shock move for Scotland hero, further Covid-19 concerns over Celtic pair, England team-mate's advice to Gerrard over Ibrox star, Celtic ace should be allowed to leave - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; Sunday's Scottish football news and gossip. Craig Fowler 481
Ray Clemence: Former England, Liverpool and Spurs goalkeeper passes away aged 72; Former Liverpool, Tottenham and England goalkeeper Ray Clemence has died at the age of 72, the Football Association has announced. Angus Wright Obituary 246
Restaurant Review: The Paper Mill, Lasswade (click and collect); Following in the footsteps of an eminent journalist, we travel to Midlothian to sample the Papermill's click and collect service. Cat Thomson Restaurant review 1117
Scotland boss Steve Clarke defends Oli McBurnie and offers Liverpool Andy Robertson update; Scotland manager Steve Clarke defended Oli McBurnie after the striker passed up opportunities to score his first international goal in the 1-0 defeat to Slovakia. Alan Pattullo 604
Scotland chase history and a place in the Nations Cup final; The last time Scotland won six games in a row they clinched the Calcutta Cup and a Five Nations Grand Slam with a never-to-be-forgotten victory over England at Murrayfield. Graham Bean 1168
Scotland on Sunday Travel Wishlist - Woods close to home are a lifeline say For The Love Of Trees authors Vicky Allan and Anna Deacon; There is nothing quite as calming and perspective-altering as a woodland walk. When we first started working on our book about peoples' relationships with trees, For The Love Of Trees, we had an idea that we would be spending hours standing beneath towering firs or wandering through tangled, mossy forests as we did our research. That was how it began, in the forests, woodland pastures and parks, with us romping through snow-blanketed Caledonian forest at Rothiemurchus or sitting under a horse chestnut in Fife. Anna Deacon 1476
Scotland should get third choice of 'devolution max' alongside independence or the status quo in any second referendum - Neil Findlay MSP; The deep divisions in American society have been fuelled by a politics that made zero effort to understand those who disagreed with Donald Trump's world view. Neil Findlay 640
Scotland's Katie Archibald strikes gold at European Track Championships; Scotland's Katie Archibald won gold on the penultimate day of racing at the UEC European Track Championships. Sean Miller 273
Scottish historians turn their hands to game design in university crossover; It is a way of bringing history to life for new generations by using play to better understand what has gone before. Martyn Mclaughlin 594
Scottish independence: Holyrood could stage referendum without Westminster approval under two-vote plan; Holyrood may have the power to stage an opening referendum on independence as part of a two-vote process on Scotland leaving the UK, a constitutional expert has claimed. Scott Macnab 1026
SNP's Covid failings almost as bad as Boris Johnson's mistakes - Ian Murray; The melodrama playing out behind closed doors in Downing Street demonstrates the chaos at the heart of government. Ian Murray 729
Steve Clarke reveals changes for Slovakia as Scotland coach ends up on crutches after celebrations go awry; Scotland boss Steve Clarke has revealed there will be changes to his side for Sunday's Nations League clash with Slovakia as his squad deals with the comedown from the euphoria of Thursday's historic night in Belgrade. Matthew Elder 432
Stuart Hogg on his friendship with John McGinn and lifting the national mood after a 'shoddy year'; Stuart Hogg is a keen Hibs fans and struck up a friendship with John McGinn when the midfielder was strutting his stuff at Easter Road. Graham Bean 618
The Big Interview: Reactec chief executive Jacqui McLaughlin; Jacqui McLaughlin is the chief executive of Edinburgh-based Reactec, which is known for its HAVwear offering designed to prevent Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, but also earlier this year launched its related SAFE-DISTANCE functionality to help maintain physical distancing among workers. Emma Newlands 1465
The lost plan for forts and barracks through the Hebrides in the wake of Culloden; New barracks and forts were proposed throughout the Outer Hebrides in the face of feared Jacobite activity in the years that followed the Battle of Culloden, new research has shown. Alison Campsie 733
Tiger Woods runs up horror TEN in final round of Masters; Defending champion Tiger Woods suffered one of the most embarrassing moments of his career as he ran up a TEN at one hole in the final round of the 84th Masters. Martin Dempster 413
Time for Celtic supporters to celebrate Scotland success as their own - because it has green-and-white-hooped hallmark; There was a green-and-white-hooped imprimatur on Scotland's route-map out of their major finals' wilderness. Andrew Smith 1078
Under the Radar: Jonnie Wallace; Formerly a drummer, Jonnie Wallace has ditched his sticks and reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter. Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon approve of the move. Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon 389

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