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Articles from The Scotsman Online (November 29, 2020)

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''He pushes me when I'm slacking!' - Matt Fagerson on how big brother Zander drives him on; Looking up to big brother is a useful trait when your older sibling is tearing up front rows across Europe. Matt Fagerson won his eighth cap last Sunday when Scotland lost to France, and Zander looked on from the bench with fraternal pride before joining the fray alongside junior early in the second half. Graham Bean 589
'Get well soon': Rangers fans support for Filip Helander after COVID-19 test; Rangers fans were quick to support Filip Helander after the Swede became Rangers' first case of COVID-19 among the first-team. David Oliver 163
'He can't survive this' - Celtic manager Neil Lennon on the brink after shock Betfred Cup defeat to Ross County; The position of Celtic manager Neil Lennon is under huge threat following a shock 2-0 defeat at home to Ross County that has ended the Parkhead side's dominance of domestic silverware. Matthew Elder 224
'Past embarrassing', 'Sacked at half-time?' - Celtic fans react as team trail at home to Ross County; Celtic's first half performance against Ross County in the Betfred Cup last 16 has done nothing to quell the frustration among the support. Matthew Elder 356
'Sends Rangers into the quarters and Celtic into oblivion': Fans react to Rangers 4-0 Betfred Cup win at Falkirk; The Betfred Cup is up for grabs after holders Celtic were eliminated from the competition this afternoon. David Oliver 453
'Wow, seriously?', 'Last chance for Neil Lennon' - Celtic fans react to Ross County starting XI; The mood around Celtic at the moment meant that Neil Lennon's team selection for this afternoon's Betfred Cup tie against Ross County would come under extra scrutiny. Matthew Elder 522
Aidan Smith: Those claiming to have been at Hampden for Diego might soon reach Real-Eintracht proportions; Ach! There I was yesterday about to add my couple of pesos' worth of tribute to the world's greatest footballer when I noticed a tweet from a former colleague on this paper who's clearly lost none of his sarkiness from being exiled down south: "Do all countries claim Diego Maradona as one of their own, or is it just Scotland?". Aidan Smith 1023
Annika Sorenstam says ladies' locker-rooms are 'small, old and not welcoming'; Annika Sorenstam, the most successful female golfer in the sport's history and still inspiring new generations through her foundation, believes golf clubs need to start with the basics if a bid to grow the women's game has any chance of tapping into an 8.5 million market. Martin Dempster 1004
Belarussian regime survivor pleads with Scotland to oppose tyranny in his homeland; A survivor of Alexander Lukashenko's Belarus, Europe's last surviving dictatorship, has pleaded with Scotland to open its eyes to the 'tragedy' befalling his homeland. Anna Koslerova 1077
Boris Johnson is 'greatest recruiting agent for independence', Plaid Cymru leader tells SNP; Boris Johnson is a "disaster" as well as being the "greatest recruiting agent" for independence, Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price has claimed. Katrine Bussey, PA Scotland Political Editor 403
Celtic condemn fans behaviour as Neil Lennon and players 'left shaken' after being 'targeted by missiles'; Celtic have condemned the behaviour of their supporters after manager Neil Lennon and his players were pelted with objects thrown by an angry mob after the Betfred Cup defeat to Ross County. Matthew Elder 346
Celtic fans gather to call for Neil Lennon departure but manager says it is 'too soon' to sack him; Fans gathered outside Celtic Park to call for manager Neil Lennon's departure after Sunday's 2-0 Betfred Cup defeat by Ross County. Angus Wright 472
Celtic players believe in Neil Lennon despite mounting pressure from support; Celtic forward Mohamed Elyounoussi says he and the rest of the players are fully behind embattled manager Neil Lennon ahead of Sunday's must-win Betfred Cup tie against Ross County. Mark Atkinson 339
Celtic, Ross County and the eerie, dangerous similarities to 2016 clash; A penalty conceded, a corner not properly defended and a breakaway strike to end the contest. The identikit for how a failing Celtic have been leaking goals and dribbling away winning possibilities in a current run that has caused the club's support to turn on Neil Lennon. Andrew Smith 618
Darth Vader actor Dave Prowse dies aged 85; Dave Prowse, the Bristol actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85. PA Reporter Obituary 323
Edinburgh International Festival director admits it has 'huge amount of work to do' on diversity; The director of the Edinburgh International Festival has admitted it has a "huge amount of work to do" on diversity in the wake of criticism that this year's online programme was dominated by white performers and involved almost twice as men as women. Brian Ferguson 634
Ending period poverty has made Scotland a better place to global applause - Kirsty Strickland; Were it not for the coronavirus crisis, it would have been a very different scene in Holyrood on Tuesday, when Monica Lennon's Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill was unanimously approved by MSPs. Kirsty Strickland 1078
Extra police and penalties demanded to avert Christmas trains overcrowding; The RMT rail union called today for police to enforce passenger limits on Christmas trains along with higher penalties to ensure safe festive travel. Alastair Dalton 584
Falkirk v Rangers: Betfred Cup LIVE - Steven Gerrard's team line-up, match updates, score, reaction and League Cup quarter final draw; Falkirk host Rangers in the final match of the Betfred Cup last 16 this afternoon - a match immediately followed by the quarter final draw. David Oliver 153
Following in the footsteps of dinosaurs across the Sahara - Scotland on Sunday Travel Wishlist; Scottish adventurer, explorer and travel writer Alice Morrison is resting up at home in the Atlas mountains, having trekked 1,400km on foot across the country with a team of Amazigh Berber companions and six camels, following in the footsteps of dinosaurs. Janet Christie 1394
Gary McAllister says Hampden heartache against Celtic can drive Rangers on to League Cup glory this season; At no time in his two-and-a-half years as Rangers manager so far has Steven Gerrard come closer to ending Celtic's monopoly of domestic silverware than at Hampden last December. Stephen Halliday 614
Great Dane Emily Pedersen completes LET title hat-trick; Dane Emily Pedersen became the first player to win three consecutive events on the Ladies European Tour in over 30 years as Scot Kelsey MacDonald also finished the 2020 campaign with a spring in her step. Martin Dempster 422
Half of consumers plan to spend less this Christmas; Almost half of people in Scotland are planning to spend less this Christmas - with only five per cent saying they plan to splash out more than usual, a report has found. Jane Bradley 590
Hate Crime Bill would affect freedom of speech in transgender debate - comment; In Parliament last week, the Justice Secretary sought to assure MSPs that the Hate Crime Bill would not be used to criminalise the belief that biological sex is immutable. Dr Kath Murray, Lucy Hunter Blackburn and Lisa Mackenzie 650
Hotel review: Maryculter House, Aberdeen; This pretty hotel on the banks of the River Dee is hospitable, warm and well run. Hospitality in the age of Covid can be awkward, when young staff already flapped by the challenge get caught in the headlights of the new way of doing things. But here the atmosphere remained congenial and the service finely tuned as we relaxed into this little haven down by the river. It was a fine place to unwind and forget, well almost, the worries of the world. Travel narrative 1017
How Rangers depth came to the fore as they swept aside Falkirk to reach Betfred Cup quarter-finals; On a bitingly cold evening in Falkirk, the warm glow around Rangers' season was undiminished. Stephen Halliday 998
How the Celtic players rated in Betfred Cup shocker against Ross County; Celtic relinquished their stranglehold on domestic silverware with a shock 2-0 home defeat to Ross County in the Betfred Cup last 16. Matthew Elder 706
How the Rangers players rated in 4-0 Betfred Cup WIN over Falkirk; Rangers were comfortable winners to take the last place in the quarter final line-up for the 2020-21 Betfred Cup with first half strikes from Jermain Defoe, Calvin Bassey and Borna Barisic. David Oliver 814
HS2: Why Boris Johnson should bring high-speed rail to Scotland - Scotsman comment; The HS2 rail project has already proved to be hugely controversial for a variety of reasons including the vast costs, the route and the environmental damage caused by construction of miles of new track. Scotsman comment 624
Huw Jones grabs vital late try to earn Glasgow Warriors much-needed win over Cardiff; Glasgow claimed only their second win of this Guinness Pro14 season, relying on a gradual cranking up of pressure rather than great inspiration for a 19-10 victory in Wales. Hamish Stuart 706
Hydrogen-powered Royal Mail van to deliver post in Aberdeen; Royal Mail is to trial a dual fuel van to determine if hydrogen is operationally suitable for its fleet. Alan Jones 482
Insight: Why violence against women in Scotland is an epidemic; Twenty-seven year old Agnieszka Szefler was stabbed to death by her partner at their home in Bridge of Earn four years ago. Only he knows why. In 2011 Alami Gotip, 22, from Livingston was also stabbed to death by her partner for the crime of "nagging" about a lack of garlic bread at dinner. A knife was also used to take the life of Leighanne Cameron, another West Lothian mum killed by her estranged partner, this time in 2015. Gina Davidson 2529
Lossiemouth jets scrambled to deal with Russian planes probing UK defences; Two RAF fighter jets were scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth to intercept Russian military aircraft flying over the North Sea on. Tom Pilgrim 343
More than 100 British transport police attacked in Scotland over past two years; More than 100 British transport police were attacked in Scotland over the past two years, with 22 incidents coming during the pandemic. Alexander Brown 454
Neil Lennon in full: Celtic boss acknowledges he could be sacked as defeat to Ross County prompts Parkhead protests; A police helicopter flying overhead and forces' vans arranged in riot-stopping mode near Celtic Park's front entrance where around 200 fans had gathered made for a scene that felt like a battle ground. Andrew Smith 1077
Neil Lennon sacking 'inevitable' as former Celtic defender blames players for Ross County performance; Celtic manager Neil Lennon is fighting to keep his job after the Betfred Cup defeat to Ross County. Matthew Elder 487
Nicola Sturgeon accused of 'lying' on BBC over Salmond allegations by Tories; Douglas Ross has accused Nicola Sturgeon of lying on the BBC's Andrew Marr show after the First Minister was confronted with a clip from 2018 where she said she did not know of sexual harassment allegations against the former first minister Alex Salmond until April. Conor Matchett 573
Obituary: Graham Speirs, first chief executive of the Convention of Scottish Local authorities; Graham Hamilton Speirs, lawyer. Born: January 9 1927 in Burnside, Glasgow. Died: November 17 2020 in Haddington, aged, 93. 1011
Opinion: Euan McColm: Plan to cut overseas aid will make us even weaker after Brexit; A quick way to find out whether something is a good idea or not is to find out what Jacob Rees Mogg thinks. If the Leader of the House of Commons is in favour, you can be sure it's terrible. Euan McColm 1188
Passengers must keep the trains safe; The decision earlier this month to relax coronavirus restrictions across the UK for a five-day period over Christmas divided opinion. Some saw the move, which allows different households to celebrate the festive season together, as welcome recognition and reward for the hardships and sacrifices endured since March. Others regarded it as reckless, perhaps even dangerous, as it is likely to lead to an increase in Covid transmissions and deaths. 322
Protecting your business against Covid-related cyber crime - comment; Covid-19 has created many obstacles to contend with, not least the threat of fraudsters. Jamie Grant 978
Raab: Fishing rights still a Brexit 'bone of contention', but deal to be done; Fishing rights remain an "outstanding major bone of contention" in post-Brexit trade talks with the European Union but there is a deal to be done, the Foreign Secretary has said. Harriet Line, PA Deputy Political Editor 443
Readers' Letters: Idea Holyrood is 'open and transparent' is laughable; I nearly fell off my chair reading the claim (Scotsman, November 26) that Holyrood has an "open and transparent" Freedom of Information (FOI) regime! Scotsman Letters Letter to the editor 1654
Restaurant review: Franco's, Peebles; My food odyssey continues with a Scottish Borders pizza adventure. Cat Thomson Restaurant review 991
Scotland 'faces being left behind' on HS2; Plans for three hour Scotland-London rail trips must be fast tracked so HS2 does not provide "disproportionate benefits" to the south of England, a Scottish Government official has warned. Alastair Dalton 1095
Scottish film, The Cull, wins global award at Kendal Mountain Festival; Multi-award winning film-maker Ted Simpson takes Best Environmental prize at the Kendal Mountain Festival global film awards with his film about deer management in Scotland. Andrew O'Brien 442
Scottish woodlands among favourites in global soundmap offering solace during lockdown; The gentle pattering of rain splashing off leaves, a chorus of wild birds chirruping and the ambient murmur of clean, fresh air. Ilona Amos 656
Searching for traces of Prehistoric people in the peat of the Outer Hebrides; The search is on for traces of Neolithic life on the Isle of Lewis with hopes the everday ways of its prehistoric people can be brought to life in the same vein as UNESCO-recognised Orkney. Alison Campsie 650
Sir Sean Connery: Scottish actor and Bond legend died from pneumonia and heart failure; Sir Sean Connery died from pneumonia and heart failure in his sleep aged 90, his death certificate has revealed. Jonathon Reilly 444
SNP commit to reinstating 0.7 per cent foreign aid target in independent Scotland; SNP members voted to condemn Rishi Sunak's decision to break a manifesto commitment and drop the UK's international aid budget to below the target of 0.7 per cent of GDP. Conor Matchett 429
Steven Gerrard reveals third Covid-related issue for Rangers after Filip Helander and Nathan Patterson miss Betfred Cup win at Falkirk; Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says a third player has joined Filip Helander and Nathan Patterson in being ruled out of action by coronavirus issues. Stephen Halliday 431
Strong finish by Bob MacIntyre as Christiaan Bezuidenhout wins on home soil; Bob MacIntyre edged closer to breaking into the world's top 50 as he finished with a flourish and was joined in securing a top-15 spot by two of his compatriots, Scott Jamieson and Calum Hill. Martin Dempster 630
Swinney: Handing over Salmond legal advice still under 'active consideration'; The Scottish Government has not "closed the door" on handing over legal advice about its unlawful investigation of Alex Salmond, the Deputy First Minister has said. Lucinda Cameron, PA Scotland 393
The Big Interview: Professor Jacqui Matthews, chief technology officer at Roslin Technologies; Professor Jacqui Matthews is chief technology officer (CTO) at biotech firm Roslin Technologies. Emma Newlands 2021
Time for Celtic powerbrokers to put Neil Lennon out of his misery after another on-pitch debacle; The point of no return was surely arrived at for Neil Lennon as Celtic manager as his managerial death by a thousand cuts suffered the most egregious wound - and that is saying something with the debacles of late - courtesy of the 2-0 League Cup loss at home to Ross County. Andrew Smith 988
Two Glasgow men fined after breaching coronavirus restrictions to go to Greenock for sunbed; Two men who breached coronavirus restrictions to go for a sunbed have been fined. Jonathon Reilly 225
Two police injured in 'disgraceful' scenes as fans protest outside Celtic Park; Two police officers were injured in ugly scenes outside Celtic Park which Scotland's Justice Minister condemned as "utterly disgraceful.". Iain Pope and Allan Crow 524
Under the Radar: Shuna Lovelle; Shuna Lovelle's latest project sees her team up with Leith-based producer Paul Croan, aka Alex Tronic, for a song about the pandemic. Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon 410
Unionism and Conservatives compared to Trumpism as SNP figures issue rallying call; Unionism has been likened to Trumpism and its "denial of democracy" by senior figures in the SNP as their party conference debated its annual resolution to seek Scottish independence. Conor Matchett Conference news 961
Unpaid carers are at 'breaking point' during pandemic, charity warns; More support and recognition is needed for unpaid carers who are at "breaking point" as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, a charity has warned. Elsa Maishman 615
US tech firm recruiting in Scotland after funding boost; A tech boss based in California says he is "excited" to be building a presence in his native Scotland as his firm prepares for significant expansion after securing an eight-figure funding boost. Emma Newlands 597
Vasilis Barkas must improve "body language and functionality" to be Celtic No.1; The goalkeeping situation at Celtic has been one of the many sore points for Neil Lennon this season. Andrew Smith 616
Woman, 56, dies in crash in Highlands; A woman has died after a crash in the Highlands. Allan Crow 153

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