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Articles from The Scotsman Online (October 16, 2020)

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'I knew somebody would find that stat eventually!' Steve Clarke on the part he played when Scotland last went on an eight-match unbeaten run; It was really very simple, wasn't it? Want to make Scotland hard to beat again? Consult the record books and appoint a manager who played the majority of games in an epic late-1980s run of matches without loss. Alan Pattullo 1129
'New Banksy' artwork: what is the Nottingham street art of and is it real? The mysterious artwork has popped up in an area where Covid-19 infection are rates are highest - but is it really Banksy? Alex Nelson 644
'Not ideal, not acceptable' - Neil Lennon sends message to Celtic fans ahead of Rangers clash; Neil Lennon has sent a message to Celtic fans ahead of Saturday's Scottish Premiership meeting with rivals Rangers. Angus Wright 175
'Now you've asked me, I will' - Rangers boss wades in over televised matches during pandemic; Steven Gerrard believes governments should ensure football is broadcast to free while restrictions are imposed during the current pandemic. Alan Pattullo 707
14 Scots who got their hands on the European Champions Cup; Exeter Chiefs and Racing 92 will meet in the Heineken Champions Cup final on Saturday, with a smattering of Scots set to be involved. Stuart Hogg, Jonny Gray, Sam Skinner and Sam Hidalgo-Clyne are all in the Exeter squad, while Finn Russell is expected to start at stand-off for Racing. Graham Bean 811
Alfredo Morelos update as Steven Gerrard addresses Rangers selection issues; Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed Alfredo Morelos has arrived back from a gruelling international duty journey with no ill-effects. Mark Atkinson 158
Art review: Florilegium: A Gathering of Flowers, Inverleith House, Edinburgh; A project at Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Gardens to create a florilegium - a collection of botanical art to mirror its collection of plants - has proved a blooming success, writes Susan Mansfield. Susan Mansfield 1325
At least [pounds sterling]3m saved by Scottish councils taking advantage of UK Government furlough scheme; Just four Scottish councils saved millions in wages by furloughing workers during the pandemic, it can be revealed. Conor Matchett 774
Boris Johnson warns UK must prepare for a no-deal Brexit; Boris Johnson has warned the UK must prepare for no trade deal with the European Union. Alexander Brown 962
Boris Johnson's Covid failings and Brexit help explain why Scotland is heading for independence - Joyce McMillan; On Wednesday this week, the scientists of Imperial College, London, published a significant study, conducted with international partners, of the impact of the Covid epidemic in 21 industrialised countries across the world. Joyce McMillan 1170
Brexit and coronavirus are turning Scotland into a property hotspot as wealthy seek a safe haven - Jim Duffy; Who would have guessed it? Tens of millions of pounds have been shoved into promoting Scotland as a great place to visit and live. Aye, come see our lochs, glens and distilleries. The bonny banks and aw that... Jim Duffy 1131
Brexit Bill 'takes powers to override future devolved legislation', Lords report finds; The Internal Market Bill "takes powers to override future devolved legislation", a damning report has claimed. Alexander Brown 556
British Airways fined [pounds sterling]20m for failing to protect hundreds of thousands of customers' personal details; A major airline has been fined millions of pounds after failing to protect financial and personal information from 400,000 of it's customers. Katharine Hay 534
Campaigners win judicial review over Scottish definition of 'woman'; Campaigners have won the right to a judicial review over the definition of a woman in Scottish Government legislation aimed at improving representation on public boards. Scott Macnab 518
Celtic miss out on reported target Harry Wilson as Welsh internationalist heads to Cardiff; Cardiff appear to have won the race to sign Liverpool midfielder Harry Wilson on loan, beating a host of other clubs including Celtic to the 23-year-old's services. Angus Wright 163
Celtic v Rangers: 10 of the most dazzling, desperate and dogged Glasgow derby debuts in the past decade; A total of 11 players across the two combatants at Parkhead on Saturday could be given their first taste of Scottish football's most storied encounter. As the below list demonstrates, it could go any way for the first-timers... Andrew Smith 1262
Central Belt lockdown serving up confusion to hospitality industry - comment; The 16-day lockdown across the Central Belt has ushered in an almighty hangover for drinkers, diners and licensed trade operators alike. Audrey Ferrie 885
Concerns growing for 15-year-old schoolboy reported missing from Scottish town overnight; A teenage boy has been reported missing from his hometown in Scotland. Katharine Hay 238
Concerns over Royal Mail 'reckless' van sharing after Covid-19 outbreaks in Fife and West Lothian; Concerns have been raised over Royal Mail's decision to re-instate van sharing among postal workers, after Covid-19 outbreaks at offices in Fife and West Lothian. Elsa Maishman 624
Coronavirus in Scotland: Is it safe to give a stranger CPR? Guidance around giving CPR to strangers has changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Elsa Maishman 631
Coronavirus in Scotland: Nine people have died from the virus in the last 24 hours; The First Minister has released the latest statistics on coronavirus from her press briefing in St Andrew's House, Edinburgh. Rachel Mackie 283
Could Scotland's growing love of wild swimming lead to a sea pool revolution? The Covid pandemic has shown the importance of getting out into nature wherever possible - with wild swimming becoming a popular option for those seeking the freedom of Scotland's chilly lochs and reservoirs. But could the trend put Scotland's historic sea pools back on our cultural agenda? Liv McMahon 540
Covid: Amid fears of 'tsunami' of mental health issues, spare a thought for restaurant and pub workers - Stephen Jardine; And so it begins. On Thursday the pub and brewery group Martson's announced it was cutting over 2,000 furloughed jobs. Stephen Jardine 742
Covid: Margaret Ferrier must come to her senses and resign - Scotsman comment; Margaret Ferrier MP will no doubt be relieved she will not face prosecution in England for travelling on a public train while knowing she was infected with Covid-19. Scotsman comment 560
Covid: Queen Elizabeth's advisers missed an opportunity over face-mask - Scotsman comment; Queen Elizabeth has faced criticism for not wearing a mask on her first public engagement outside a royal residence in seven months. Scotsman comment 468
Covid: Scottish Government knows it's tough for elderly people. Here's how it's trying to help - Shirley-Anne Somerville; All of us love and care for our older relatives, just as they do us, and we benefit from their stories, wisdom and experiences. Shirley-Anne Somerville 737
Definition of a woman: Why feminist group For Women Scotland is asking Court of Session to intervene in row over gender recognition - Susan Dalgety; When does a much-admired global campaigner become a right-wing pariah, to be shunned by all? When she shows solidarity for a university friend who just happens to be a Tory, it seems. Susan Dalgety 1138
Dundee aiming to equal 113-year-old record as they head to Tynecastle for grudge match; As they await tonight's Championship opener against Hearts, it is fair to say Dundee have a far better squad than their fans were entitled to expect earlier this summer. Alan Pattullo 972
Edinburgh care home Guthrie House linked to 13 Covid-19 deaths still 'unclean and contaminated'; There has been 'no improvement' to an Edinburgh care home previously rated 'unsatisfactory' by the Care Inspectorate. Elsa Maishman 723
Edinburgh tidal energy firm expands world-first Shetland project; Tidal energy firm Nova Innovation has completed the first stage of a major investment to expand the capacity of its pioneering project in Shetland. Perry Gourley 487
Edinburgh Western General Covid-19 outbreak: All contact tracing complete, NHS Lothian confirms; All contact tracing in relation to a Covid-19 outbreak at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh is complete, NHS Lothian has confirmed. Elsa Maishman 483
Extinction Rebellion protests happening in Scotland this weekend; The group are holding protests in Dundee, Inverness and Glasgow as part of their action to highlight 'the collusion between Government, Fossil Fuels and Finance in putting people before profit and wilfully ignoring the facts on climate change.'. Beth Murray 363
Former Foundation of Hearts chief calls on Nicola Sturgeon to scrap Celtic v Rangers derby; Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to cancel this weekend's Old Firm derby at Celtic Park amid fears over public safety. Craig Fowler 429
Glasgow assault: 66-year-old woman in hospital after assault on MacLean Square; A 66-year-old woman was taken to hospital after she was assaulted and robbed in Glasgow on Thursday. Rachel Mackie 418
Glasgow council slam Celtic fans group over 'narrow-minded bigotry'; Glasgow council have accused the Green Brigade of 'narrow-minded bigotry' after an online campaign included graffiti which read 'F**k H*ns'. Craig Fowler 347
Gordon Brewer: Veteran Newsnight Scotland frontman leaves the BBC; Veteran presenter Gordon Brewer, the frontman of Newsnight Scotland and Sunday Politics, has left the BBC. Rachel Mackie 301
Head of organisation shaping Scotland's digital economy scoops top accolade; The head of an organisation helping to shape Scotland's digital economy has picked up a top UK accolade. Scott Reid 505
Hearts 6-2 Dundee: Just like in 2014, a marker has been set in style; Title races are all about making statements early, and this one from Hearts should serve as a huge warning to the rest of the Scottish Championship. Mark Atkinson 553
Highland carpenter takes lockdown DIY project to the next level by building a giant timber treecastle; It has turrets, heating and a triple-glazed skylight nestled in the rooftop - it's amazing. Katharine Hay 982
How companies can recognise and deal with a cyber incident; Cyber security breaches are frequently listed by business as one of the biggest threats they face, so companies of all sizes must have measures in place to protect themselves and their employees against a range of risks. 702
Hundreds of Highland homes to be built under [pounds sterling]70m Tulloch investment; Highlands housebuilder Tulloch Homes has hailed a [pounds sterling]70 million investment after getting the green light for more than 260 homes in Inverness and Moray. Scott Reid 407
Iain McMenemy: Celtic v Rangers has stolen the limelight from what should be our weekend; The start of the new season has arrived. For teams in the Scottish Championship, Leagues 1 and 2, this weekend sees the opening fixtures take place in the new league campaigns. Iain McMenemy 981
In Pictures - Inside the displaced persons camp of Bijombo in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, approximately one hundred villages have been burned and destroyed and dozens of civilians have been killed. Andrew O'Brien 622
In-form Aaron Rai on the title trail again on Scottish soil; Aaron Rai will be swapping Wolverhampton for Whitburn if he keeps this up on Scottish soil. A fortnight after winning the Scottish Open, the 25-year-old Englishman is on the title trail again in the home of golf. Martin Dempster 1137
Injury forces Bob MacIntyre to pull out of Scottish Championship; Bob MacIntyre has been forced to withdraw from the Scottish Championship at Fairmont St Andrews due to a niggling injury. Martin Dempster 448
Iran's fascist dictatorship boasts of its 'different' human rights as the executions continue - Struan Stevenson; When the secretary-general of the Iranian Judiciary's High Council on Human Rights claims that the theocratic regime's human rights "achievements" must be presented to the world, then we know that comedy and farce are not dead in the Islamic Republic. Struan Stevenson 1222
Is Yahoo shutting down? Why and when Yahoo Groups is closing, and alternatives for users; The social media platform will be closing its virtual doors to users in a couple of months - here's what that means. Alex Nelson 573
Jet2holidays: adds flights to Crete and Rhodes after Greece taken off Scottish Government's travel quarantine list; and Jet2holidays have announced new flights to Greece from Scotland, less than 24 hours after the country was taken off the Scottish government's quarantine list. Conor Marlborough 398
M8: Two women are in hospital after a motorway crash near Airdrie; Two women are in hospital after a crash on the M8 between Airdrie and Shotts. Rachel Mackie 291
Marcus Rashford: Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown backs Manchester United star's call to end child food poverty; Boris Johnson should consider Marcus Rashford's proposals to extend free school meals during the Christmas and mid-term holidays "personally", according to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Conor Marlborough 363
Martin Laird aiming to measure up in majors and Ryder Cup; Martin Laird believes he's now got the game to make his presence felt in majors and is also hoping he can go further than the measuring up stage to become a Ryder Cup player. Martin Dempster 726
Motherwell and St Mirren without 'big players' due to shoulder injury and Covid; Motherwell defender Bevis Mugabi has been ruled out for four to six weeks after dislocating a shoulder in training. Angus Wright 163
Neil Lennon addresses Celtic critics and takes no notice of Rangers predictions; Neil Lennon says he has no concerns about his Celtic side being presented as underdogs for the first derby of the season because the Parkhead men have confounded such predictions in the recent past. Andrew Smith 713
Neil Lennon demands clarity over Ryan Christie involvement in Celtic v Rangers clash amid Kieran Tierney reports; Neil Lennon has demanded clarity over self-isolation rules amid reports that Kieran Tierney may feature for Arsenal this weekend despite the defender and Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie being advised to self-isolate for two weeks. Angus Wright 367
New 44 Scotland Street Chapter 50: Cheese scones; When Angus Lordie returned to Scotland Street after his sitting with Glenbucket, he found Domenica in her study, talking on the telephone. Alexander McCall Smith 1132
Nicola Sturgeon 'depressed and frustrated' over looming no-deal Brexit; Nicola Sturgeon has said she is "deeply frustrated and depressed" at the growing prospect of a no-deal Brexit that was set out by Boris Johnson today. Scott Macnab 501
Nicola Sturgeon 'paused indyref2 plans' due to Covid-19 and is 'frustrated' Boris Johnson did not do the same with Brexit; Nicola Sturgeon said any planning for a second Scottish Independence referendum was put on hold by her government when Covid-19 began to impact the country in March. Conor Matchett 674
Nicola Sturgeon urged to involve UK Government in Scots Covid plan; The Scottish Government is being urged to liaise with the UK Government and the country's business community as it draws up the country's new tiered system of coronavirus restrictions. Scott Macnab 748
No-deal Brexit: What will it mean for Scotland? The prospect of a no-deal Brexit has moved a step closer after Boris Johnson put the country on alert to prepare for such a scenario. Scott Macnab 726
North East 250: Scotland's 'best-kept secret' driving route enjoys surge in interest; Scotland's latest driving route, where castles, mountains, distilleries, sandy beaches and pretty coastal villages meet, is enjoying a 'surge' in interest, according to tourism chiefs. Alison Campsie 742
Obituary: Gordon Hendry CBE, Scottish Office civil servant; Gordon Hendry CBE, former Assistant Secretary at the Scottish Office. Born: 7 June 1922 in Aberdeen. Died: 12 September 2020 in Yorkshire, aged 98. Obituary 901
Obituary: Jim Blair, Scot who helped All Blacks achieve major victories; James Blair, fitness trainer. Born: 26 November 1934 in Shettleston, Glasgow. Died: 29 July 2020 on Gold Coast, Australia, aged 85. Obituary 903
Paul Hanlon: Hibs defender reflects on whirlwind week and reveals how Ryan Porteous was feeling; Paul Hanlon has finally got his foot in the door and, like several of his Hibs colleagues, he is hoping that performances over the next few weeks will see him safely over the threshold for upcoming Scotland squads. Moira Gordon 1001
Police tell of heartwarming experience when concerned drivers report male on an over bridge on the A75; Police in Cumbria have made social media's day after tweeting about their experience responding to a concern for welfare on the A75 just over the Scottish border. Rachel Mackie 327
Poll: One in ten Scots would support Donald Trump in US election; Just 12 per cent of Scots would support US president Donald Trump in the coming US election, a new poll suggests. Craig Paton 615
Rangers back international football to continue - on one condition; Steven Gerrard insists he has no problem with his Rangers players going on international duty - as long as they are kept safe. Mark Atkinson 572
Readers' Letters: No time for referendum; In relation to your Editorial comment saying that Boris Johnson's refusal of a second referendum is just ridiculous (15 October), it is plainly obvious that despite the SNP's claim to have a mandate for it, there is going to be no referendum within this parliament. Letter to the editor 1738
Richie Gray: I never burnt my bridges with Gregor Townsend; Richie Gray has expressed delight at his return to the Scotland squad and stressed there was no fall-out with coach Gregor Townsend. Graham Bean 417
Ross County plan to follow Steve Clarke blueprint - starting against Hibs; Coll Donaldson reckons Ross County need to take a leaf out of Steve Clarke's tactics book if they want to turn their stuttering season around. Mark Atkinson 352
Russia fake news campaign about Oxford Covid vaccine 'deplorable'; Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has condemned a reported Russian disinformation campaign to undermine confidence in a British coronavirus vaccine as "utterly deplorable". Gavin Cordon 422
Ryan Christie hope for Celtic ahead of Rangers clash, Green Bridge slammed for 'narrow-minded bigotry', Alfredo Morelos with good news for Rangers fans - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; Friday's Scottish football news and gossip. Craig Fowler 640
Savannah Guthrie: who is the NBC presenter praised for her moderating of President Donald Trump's town hall? Savannah Guthrie was praised for her moderation of the President's town hall; Savannah Guthrie was praised for her moderation of the President's town hall. Finlay Greig 488
Scotland v Georgia live TV details revealed; Scotland's first autumn rugby international of the season will be shown live on ITV 4. Graham Bean 347
Scottish independence: Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister for southern England, is wrecking the Union - Ayesha Hazarika; At the start of the pandemic in March, there was a powerful sense of solidarity across the country. Ayesha Hazarika 756
Sealant and repairs business looks to take on 50 workers in Glasgow; A sealant and repairs business is looking to take on as many as 50 staff in Scotland after a record-breaking year. Scott Reid 390
SNP adviser lambasted for Scotch beef label protest; One of Nicola Sturgeon's political advisers called for Scottish Government officials to investigate the use of the Union flag on Scotch beef as Covid-19 began to accelerate in Scotland for a second time. Conor Matchett 304
Socially-distanced seats for 2021 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to go on sale next week; Groups of just four spectators will be able to sit together when the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo returns next year - under plans to put tickets on sale within days. Brian Ferguson 701
Steven Gerrard backs Nicola Sturgeon's plea to Sky Sports to screen Celtic v Rangers free of charge; Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has backed Nicola Sturgeon's calls for Saturday's Old Firm clash to be broadcast free of charge. Patrick McPartlin 270
Stonehaven train crash: Work starts to fix tracks after derailment; The latest stage of repairs to the railway tracks and surrounding areas has begun following the Stonehaven derailment on August 12. Scott McCartney 527
Stunning photos of Edinburgh man's adventure while stuck in locked-down Kosovo during the coronavirus pandemic; Partners Mike Elm, from Edinburgh, and Rosie Watson, from Cumbria, were partway through a 10,000km trip to Mongolia to raise awareness for climate change, when they were caught up in Kosovo's lockdown... Conor Marlborough 794
Terror probe after teacher is beheaded near Paris; A history teacher who opened a discussion with high school students on caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad was beheaded in a French street and police have shot dead the suspected killer, authorities said. Elaine Ganley 369
The Scotsman Sessions #127: Sean Hay and Keith Fleming; Welcome to The Scotsman Sessions. With performing arts activity curtailed 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, Sean Hay and Keith Fleming perform a scene from Grid Iron's new show, Doppler. Joyce McMillan 697
The Scotsman Sessions #128: Cloth; Welcome to The Scotsman Sessions. With performing arts activity curtailed 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, from their home in South Lanarkshire, twins Rachael and Paul Swinton of Scottish Album of the Year-shortlisted band Cloth perform a stripped-back version of their song, Old Bear. Fiona Shepherd 412
Wetherspoon sinks to first loss since 1984 amid warnings of 'last orders' for hospitality sector; Pubs giant JD Wetherspoon has sunk to its first loss in more than 30 years with its outspoken founder and chairman urging UK politicians to follow the Swedish model of lighter Covid restrictions. Scott Reid 700
What is NXIVM? The multi-level marketing cult explained and how to watch India Oxenberg's story in new series; The organisation was founded by Keith Raniere, with Smallville actress Allison Mack reportedly second-in-command. Rhona Shennan 740
When is Remembrance Day 2020? And how the UK will honour the date during the pandemic; Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday events have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Finlay Greig 500
Why has the Messenger app changed colour? New look and features explained for Facebook chat; The icon changing colour might not seem like much, but it ushers in a new era for the messaging app. Alex Nelson 458
Why St Johnstone want Stevie May to be more selfish; Callum Davidson wants St Johnstone striker Stevie May to regain his selfish streak. Mark Atkinson 270
Wimbledon set to go ahead in 2021 even if fans are not permitted; Wimbledon is set to go ahead next year even if the tournament has to be staged behind closed doors. Eleanor Crooks 529
World champions South Africa withdraw from the Rugby Championship; World Cup holders South Africa have withdrawn from the Rugby Championship in Australia, leaving Argentina, Australia and New Zealand to contest a tournament much diminished by their absence. Steve McMorran 693

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