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Articles from The Scotsman Online (October 2, 2020)

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"Jamie Ritchie is a good professional, he has not put himself at any risk whatsoever" - Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill; Scotland forward isolating under Covid-19 protocols and will miss Pro14 opener against Ospreys after low risk exposure as coach admits he had his own minor scare. Duncan Smith 918
10 of the best secluded cottages for sale in Scotland right now; Want to escape city life and find yourself a cosy cottage? Well, you might be in luck, with Scotland boasting an impressive array of hidden hideaways up for sale. Iain leggat 712
Aberdeen's Lewis Ferguson strikes in the nick of time to beat St Mirren; Midfielder's late winner gives Dons a 2-1 win. 460
Alan Clements' TV firm Two Rivers premieres new deal; Independent production company Two Rivers has announced a co-production deal with a new factual venture led by "one of Scotland's foremost factual producer/directors". Emma Newlands 566
Album reviews: Loudon Wainwright III / Alicia Keys / Public Enemy / Man of Moon; Loudon Wainwright III goes back to the likes of Fats Waller and Hoagy Carmichael for a celebration of the pre-rock 'n' roll era. Fiona Shepherd 934
Amid Covid, young people's needs must be prioritised - Cameron Wyllie; As we tackle the coronavirus outbreak, we need to do more to help students and other young people, writes Cameron Wyllie. Cameron Wyllie 1140
Analysis: Did Donald Trump risk infecting others, and what is the impact on the US elections? The news that Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 is a bombshell, even in a year as frantic as 2020. Mr Trump must now endure the most serious health threat faced by a sitting US president in decades, and the repercussions reach around the world. Martyn McLaughlin 1143
Art reviews: The Wilkie Tradition & Twenty Twenty at FAS / Academicians at the RSA; Once more famous than peers Constable and Turner, David Wilkie's star has waned, but a new show at the Fine Art Society in Edinburgh celebrates both his work and his importance to other artists. Duncan Macmillan 1322
Asda sold in bumper [pounds sterling]7 billion deal to petrol forecourt barons: reaction; Supermarket giant Asda is being bought in a near-[pounds sterling]7 billion deal by the billionaire brothers behind petrol forecourt operator EG Group and private equity firm TDR Capital. Scott Reid 657
Beaky becomes first golden eagle to venture south to explore England; A golden eagle moved from the Highlands to southern Scotland in a conservation project flew to England for the first time during lockdown. Lucinda Cameron 377
Black History Month books: recommended reading list as the UK celebrates people of African and Caribbean descent this October; Educate yourself with this selection of books for Black History Month reading. Alex Nelson Bibliography 758
Book review: Collateral Damage by Kim Darroch; Kim Darroch's time as British Ambassador to Washington was cut short when his opinions on President Trump were leaked, but he seems to hold few grudges, writes Vin Arthey. Vin Arthey 753
Book review: Neu Reekie #UntitledThree, edited by Kevin Williamson and Michael Pedersen; Capital cultural collective Neu! Reekie! celebrate their tenth birthday with an anthology of new writing that reflects the gonzo spontaneity of their live events, writes Fiona Shepherd. Fiona Shepherd 595
Caledonian Sleeper: How Covid and climate change could boost passenger numbers on Scotland's overnight trains - Alastair Dalton; Scotland's overnight trains could one day travel to Gdansk, Genoa and Granada, writes Alastair Dalton. Alastair Dalton 822
Campers accused of chopping down trees and taking drugs at Scottish beauty spot; Drugged up campers trashed a beauty spot abandoning bags of white powder, nitrous oxide canisters and tents, as well as chopping down trees. Paul Rodger 391
Celtic & Rangers Europa League draw: Arsenal, Spurs, Leicester City, AC Milan lie in wait, key dates and times, how to watch; The Old Firm enjoyed Thursday success to reach the group stage. Joel Sked 419
Celtic's Hatem Elhamed has his say on facing AC Milan, Sparta Prague and Lillie in Europa League; Defender not fazed by tough draw. Andrew Smith 554
Christmas turned into a crazed blowout. Covid will change that - Stephen Jardine; We may discover that a more subdued Christmas - forced upon us by the coronavirus outbreak - is better than drinking and spending to excess, writes Stephen Jardine. Stephen Jardine 755
Coronavirus in Scotland: four new deaths as cases jump by 775 across the country; Four new deaths have been recorded in Scotland as the country sees 775 new cases confirmed in the last 24 hours. Katharine Hay 253
Could hydrogen be key to Scotland's net zero future? Humankind's first attempt at air travel was not - as many believe - the creation of aeroplanes that hurtle across continents and nations. In 1783, passengers huddled in airships that floated across the Atlantic between Europe and America - carried gently for thousands of miles. Paul Cottam 1159
Covid denial will not get us through this crisis - Joyce McMillan; As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we need to face facts, stop childish criticism of governments and scientists, and work towards a kinder and more resilient society, writes Joyce McMillan. Joyce McMillan 1174
Covid: Blaming the public for rising number of infections is not going the help - Ayesha Hazarika; The battle against coronavirus will not be won by yelling at people or snitching on your neighbours, but by emotional persuasion, writes Ayesha Hazarika. Ayesha Hazarika 789
Craig Lee targets big finish in Scottish Open to tee up new business venture; Stirling pro is aiming to deliver coaching at some of Scotland's smallest clubs. Martin Dempster 724
Donald Trump coronavirus: here's which other world leaders and politicians have had Covid-19 as the US president test positive; The US president is among a growing number of world-leaders to have tested positive for the virus. Ethan Shone 519
Donald Trump taken to hospital after testing positive for Covid; President Donald Trump will spend a "few days" at a military hospital after contracting Covid-19, the White House has announced. Alan Young 476
Edinburgh firm at heart of tech project to reduce nine billion tonnes of global waste; An Edinburgh-based analytics specialist has embarked on a project to demonstrate how new technologies can unlock the value of the nine billion tonnes of waste produced globally. Scott Reid 493
Edinburgh tourism chiefs warning of mounting 'crisis' after Christmas festival is called off; Tourism chiefs in Edinburgh have warned they are facing a deepening crisis after the city's lucrative Christmas festival was cancelled just weeks before it was due to get underway. Brian Ferguson 697
EU says Brexit trade talks with Boris Johnson to 'intensify'; European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has called for trade talks with the UK to "intensify" as she prepared to take stock of progress with Boris Johnson. Gavin Cordon 589
Final Woman's Hour for Dame Jenni Murray after 33 years on air; Dame Jenni Murray signed off from her final episode on Woman's Hour with Helen Reddy's feminist anthem I Am Woman. Kerri Ann-Roper 533
Glasgow properties raided in operation to target UK-wide illegal TV streaming service; Police have raided two Glasgow properties linked to an illegal TV streaming service thought to be supplying tens of thousands of subscribers across the UK. Gary Flockhart 475
Glasgow Warriors coach Danny Wilson accepts Zander Fagerson and Tom Gordon won't be last to be isolated; Scotland prop and back-rower out of Connacht trip but neither are ill or have tested positive for coronavirus. Duncan Smith 952
Grant Forrest in Scottish Open mix after getting to grips with 'anger' management; Haddington-based player is handily-placed at The Renaissance Club. Martin Dempster 691
Greece quarantine: latest FCO advice on travel and holidays as Greece remains on Scotland's quarantine list amid rise in Covid cases; Greece currently remains on Scotland's travel quarantine list, after being added at the beginning of September. Helen Johnson 748
Harvey Weinstein charged with further sexual assaults in LA; Disgraced movie mogul has been charged with a further six counts of sexual assault involving two victims from incidents that allegedly happened more than a decade ago, prosecutors in Los Angeles said. Gary Flockhart 476
Here's everything we know about today's fatal M8 crash as eastbound route reopens; As reported earlier, a woman has died following an accident on the M8. Gary Flockhart 397
Heriot-Watt incubator participants turn over [pounds sterling]1m; Early-stage companies based in the Edinburgh Business School (EBS) Incubator at Heriot-Watt University have created nearly 50 jobs and collectively turned over more than [pounds sterling]1 million, according to a new report. Emma Newlands 388
High-end social housing provider nets [pounds sterling]3m investment; A "ground-breaking" Scottish social business group that provides high-end social housing has secured [pounds sterling]3 million from the social investment arm of The Big Issue. Emma Newlands 538
Hope Hicks: who is the White House aide and former model who tested positive for coronavirus days before President Donald Trump; Hope Hicks tested positive for coronavirus prior to Trump's confirmation that he had transmitted the virus. Finlay Greig 499
How machine learning is bringing National Library of Scotland's maps to life; Websites belonging to Scotland's national records offices hold a treasure trove of data but to get any value from these sites you have to know what you are looking for. Stephen Emerson 585
How many people die of the flu each year? How the death rate compares to coronavirus - and how to get the flu jab in 2020; Plans have been floated to double the number of people who get the flu jab this winter. Alex Nelson 675
Iain McMenemy: More like the Hunger Games than football; 'You're forced to send in your contestants, and the winners will be the last surviving at the end'. Iain McMenemy 955
Ian Blackford tells Margaret Ferrier to 'reflect on her position'; An SNP MP who admitted breaking self-isolation laws by travelling to Parliament after developing Covid-19 symptoms has "let her constituents, and, indeed, the country, down," according to her own boss, Ian Blackford. Conor Marlborough 498
Ian Poulter ready to 'batten down hatches' in Scottish Open title bid; Englishman braced for 'horrific weather' at The Renaissance Club on Saturday. Martin Dempster 1163
In pictures - our stars of the 2020 Salon Prive; We pick out some of our favourites from this year's concours d'elegance. Matt Allan 498
Infrastructure must embrace eco credentials - comment; Construction companies, engineering firms and other businesses active in the infrastructure sector stand to lose out on funding, investment and major government contracts around the world unless they take a more active role in the fight against climate change. Gillian Frew 765
iOS 14: release date and time and all the new features of the latest Apple update for iPhone and iPad; The full version of iOS 14 is now available to download - however there is still no sign of the iPhone 12. Alex Nelson 611
James Tavernier reveals his full-back inspirations; Rangers captain discusses comparisons with Trent Alexander-Arnold. Stephen Halliday 698
Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus as President Donald Trump remains in quarantine; Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has said both he and his wife Jill have tested negative for Covid-19. Gary Flockhart 278
Kilmarnock squad told to self-isolate for 14 days as fixture headache looms for Ayrshire club; Six players have tested positive for Covid-19 this week. Mark Atkinson 278
Kyle Magennis watches Hibs survive late scare to beat Hamilton; St Mirren captain on brink of signing for Easter Road club. Moira Gordon 1002
Livi grab deserved win with Forrest's late, late clincher; West Lothian side defeat Dundee United 2-1 at Tannadice. 316
Lockerbie appeal judges say court should see protected documents; Judges in an appeal against the conviction of the late Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi for the Lockerbie bombing have ordered that protected documents held by the UK government should be released to the court. Lucinda Cameron 460
Logie Bruce-Lockhart, headmaster and Scotland rugby player; Logie Bruce-Lockhart, soldier, rugby player, headmaster, artist and writer. Born: 12 October 1921 in Rugby, Warwickshire: Died: 7 September 2020 in Holt, Norfolk, aged 98. Obituary 1121
M8 crash: Commuter's shock as 'drivers do three point turn' on motorway amid traffic chaos; A driver snarled up in traffic on the M8 claims frustrated drivers have been doing three point turns in the middle of the motorway and escaping down the nearest hard shoulder to avoid major delays. Katharine Hay 482
Man arrested in connection with attempted murder in Ayr supermarket car park; Police have arrested in a man connection with an alleged attempted murder in a supermarket car park. Gary Flockhart 221
Man charged with murder of Omar Sadiq in Glasgow; A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a man in Glasgow last month. Gary Flockhart 210
Margaret Ferrier: 'I've made it crystal clear to her I think she should resign,' says Nicola Sturgeon; First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has again called for MP SNP Margaret Ferrier to resign after she travelled from London to Scotland while knowing she had tested positive for coronavirus. Katharine Hay 515
Margaret Ferrier: Met Police investigating MP for breaching coronavirus laws; The MP has admitted to travelling to London and back despite developing Covid symptoms. Rachel Mackie 334
Margaret Ferrier: SNP pressed for 'clear answers' amid cover-up claims; The SNP are facing demands for answers after an MP admitted breaking self-isolation rules by travelling to Parliament after developing coronavirus symptoms and then taking a train back to Scotland having tested positive. Sam Blewett 874
Margaret Ferrier: who is the MP being asked to resign for breaking Covid-19 rules - and what Nicola Sturgeon has said; The 60-year-old won the Rutherglen and Hamilton West seat in the 2015 SNP landslide. Ethan Shone 586
MPs call for legalisation of electric scooters if pavement ban enforced; E-scooters should be legalised in the UK within the next 18 months so long as they can be kept off the pavements, MPs recommended today. Press Association 708
New 44 Scotland Street Chapter 40: The discomfort of the past; Stuart came back with their coffee: her skinny latte and his cappuccino. Resuming his seat, he said, "The problem, surely, with poetry - as with any of the arts - is working out how you defend a distinction between good and bad. We were talking about vanilla poetry in the sense of stuff that is, well, bland, I suppose.". Alexander McCall Smith 1081
New lights for Edinburgh to 'save Christmas' after festival cancellation; A campaign to save Christmas for businesses in Edinburgh city centre will see new lights installed in buildings, streets and in a New Town square to try to persuade people to visit struggling hotels, bars and restaurants. Brian Ferguson 573
New owners of historic Troon hotel vow 'senstitive' restoration; The new American owners of one of Scotland's most iconic golf hotels, The Marine in Troon, have vowed they will restore the historic building sensitively. Iain Pope 505
Nicola Sturgeon calls on Margaret Ferrier to quit role as MP; Nicola Sturgeon has called for SNP MP Margaret Ferrier to step down following news she returned to Scotland after testing positive for Covid-19. Katharine Hay 475
Nicola Sturgeon calls SNP MP 'Margaret Covid' in briefing mix-up; Nicola Sturgeon accidentally called the SNP MP who breached coronavirus restrictions "Margaret Covid" in an unfortunate mix-up. Alexander Brown 358
Nicola Sturgeon labels Margaret Ferrier's actions as 'worst breach possible'; Nicola Sturgeon has labelled Margaret Ferrier's actions as the "worst breach possible" as she announced she had made it "crystal clear" the SNP MP should go. Alexander Brown 964
Paul Lawrie 'happy and proud' as he signs off on European Tour; Sore back leaves Aberdonian 'struggling' in his final round on circuit. Martin Dempster 580
Popular Rangers TV commentator Clive Tyldesley refutes 'false' report over 'sacking'; It was reported Tyldesley had been asked to stand down from commentating on Soccer Aid for Unicef matches. Joel Sked 302
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania test positive for Covid-19 after receiving results; The president of the United States and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus. Katharine Hay 468
Rangers Europa League draw: 'Disappointed if we don't get out of the group,' says Steven Gerrard; Ibrox boss reacts to Group D draw. Stephen Halliday 547
Rangers to make signings, Celtic bid 'REJECTED' for left-back, Euro giants want Ibrox ace, SFA in fan plea over Euro 2020 play-off - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; Friday's Scottish football transfer gossip and news round-up. Joel Sked 687
Remote airport control towers plan 'unsafe'; Plans for remote control towers to be used at airports serving island communities are "unsafe and untested", MSPs have been told. Neil Pooran 382
Rolls-Royce Ghost review; The all-new Ghost is about as refined and luxurious an experience as you'll ever have on four wheels. Matt Allan 1090
Scotland flanker Jamie Ritchie is isolating and out of Edinburgh's Pro14 opener; Openside follows Scottish Government Covid-19 protocols. Graham Bean 543
Scotland prop Zander Fagerson in isolation under Covid-19 protocols; Tighthead and back-rower Tom Gordon not involved for Glasgow Warriors trip to Connacht in Guinness Pro14 opener. Duncan Smith 579
Scott Jamieson leads 15-strong home contingent in Scottish Open; Craig Lee also gets off to great start at The Renaissance Club. Martin Dempster 1132
Scottish drink brands offer 'fresh perspective on the way we drink' during Sober October; Two Scottish brands have teamed up to challenge people to address their alcohol intake during October, while raising funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. Scott Reid 405
Scottish Labour under Richard Leonard is facing third place at the Holyrood elections again - Gina Davidson; Richard Leonard appears to think yelling crackly slogans through a loudhailer is the most effective way to get the vote out, while his political adversaries are putting on full-scale Busby Berkeley musicals, writes Gina Davidson. Gina Davidson 803
SNP hires Scottish law firm to deal with Holyrood inquiry into Alex Salmond affair; The SNP has hired one of Scotland's biggest law firms to deal with the Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair. Alexander Brown 418
SNP's Margaret Ferrier must resign over shocking Covid breach - Scotsman comment; SNP MP Margaret Ferrier's decision to travel on a train when she knew she had Covid put lives at risk and she must quit as an MP. Scotsman Leader Comment 626
Sophie Parkinson: 13-year-old schoolgirl's suicide 'might have been avoided'; The suicide of a 13-year-old schoolgirl might have been prevented with better NHS support, a sheriff has ruled. Gary Flockhart 655
Test great Chris Paterson praises Darcy Graham's wonderful natural ability which brings the 'wow' factor to Scottish rugby; Edinburgh winger has potential to get even better in new Guinness Pro14 season. Duncan Smith 1011
The West Highland Way at 40: a conservation project that's also an economic development strategy; As the long-distance hiking trail prepares to celebrate its 40th birthday, Roger Cox looks at how it has achieved everything its creator hoped it would - and then some. Roger Cox 924
This Scottish hotel has been named the best in the world; Balbirnie House Hotel has scooped more prestigious awards. Allan Crow 442
Top Gear series 29: when the new series is on TV, presenters, cast, motors - and how to watch; All the details on the new Top Gear series. Matt Allan 562
Tribute to the last residents of a tough and isolated Highland community; A tribute has been written to the residents of a tough and isolated Highland community which was finally abandoned in the 1960s. Alison Campsie 753
Tui Cruises 2021: company cancels next year's sailings and retires Marella Dream liner - what to do if you have a holiday booked; TUI has cancelled numerous cruising holidays for 2021, as one of its ships in the fleet is set to be retired. Helen Johnson 590
We speak to Great British Bake Off Finalist 2018, Kim-Joy, about her colourful sense of style; We talk clothes and style with baker Kim-Joy. Gaby Soutar 501
What are the 3 key pillars needed to grow a tech business? Getting to grips with technology makes firms more efficient and frees them up to focus on growing, writes Ian Marshall; Getting to grips with technology makes firms more efficient and frees them up to focus on growing, writes Ian Marshall. 1468
What Celtic fans should know about Standard Liege, Milan and Lille after today's Europa League draw; Everything Celtic fans need to know about Milan, Standard Liege and Lille after today's Europa League draw. Craig Fowler 567
What Rangers fans should know about Benfica, Standard Liege and Lech Poznan; Everything Rangers fans need to know about Benfica, Standard Liege, Lech Poznan after today's Europa League draw. Craig Fowler 559
Who Celtic and Rangers have been drawn against in Europa League group stages; Scottish sides find out group stage opponents after draw. Craig Fowler 357
Will I be able to see my family at Christmas? How household restrictions and rule of six could impact the festive season; Scotland's First Minister has warned it is not possible to predict what restrictions will be needed at Christmas. Claire Schofield 782
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his great Celtic Park regret; Even the AC Milan legend who says it was a "bad idea" for Covid-19 to face him down won't be able to face crowd in long-desired return to Glasgow's east end. Andrew Smith 702

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