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Articles from The Scotsman Online (September 17, 2020)

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'Sickening and unprovoked attack' - Woman seriously hurt in deliberate fire in Inverclyde as 9-year-old daughter escapes injury and police hunt trio; A woman has been seriously injured in a deliberate fire that police believe was started by an accelerant thrown through a window of her home in Inverclyde. Lucinda Cameron 483
-Charlie Adam: Day I supported Dundee against club I played for - Rangers; New signing recalls how he cheered on Dens side in 2003 Scottish Cup final. Alan.Pattullo1 1039
4 questions surrounding Celtic's new-found preference for 3-5-2; Analysis of Celtic's new preferred formation and what it means for the Parkhead squad. Craig Fowler 1130
Aberdeen disarm Viking to set up Sporting Lisbon clash; Glamour tie in Portugal awaits Dons in Europa League third qualifying round. Moira Gordon 992
Alfredo Morelos double helps Rangers cruise to victory in Gibraltar; Rangers eased their way into the third qualifying round of the Europa League with a 5-0 win over Lincoln Red Imps in Gibraltar as Alfredo Morelos continued his love affair with the competition. Stephen Halliday 1006
Alfredo Morelos v Ally McCoist: There is no comparison says Steven Gerrard; Steven Gerrard has heaped praise on Alfredo Morelos for his latest Europa League heroics for Rangers but insists he can't be compared to the Ibrox club's all-time leading scorer Ally McCoist. Stephen Halliday 705
BBC Scotland vows to keep showing coronavirus briefings on TV over 'coming weeks' after backlash; BBC Scotland has vowed to keep providing live coverage of the Scottish Government's coronavirus briefings over the coming weeks. Jamie McKenzie 163
Boris Johnson: 'Be tough' on coronavirus now to 'protect Christmas'; Boris Johnson has warned actions to stop a second surge of coronavirus must be "tough now" in order to "protect" Christmas. Conor Marlborough 503
Brain implants welcomed to control gadgets; A quarter of people would be happy to see technology implanted in human bodies by the year 2040 to help us communicate - despite wishing advances such as social media had never been created. Jane Bradley 628
Breathtaking footage shows whales swimming off Scottish coast just metres from wild swimmer; The video shows whales jumping through the water in a harbour. Katharine Hay 342
Brexit farce is going from bad to worse - Scotsman says; The resignation of Advocate General for Scotland is just the latest worrying sign about the UK Government's handling of Brexit. Scotsman Leader Comment 643
Brexit: Boris Johnson's contempt for rule of law shows he is following Donald Trump's sinister playbook - Kenny MacAskill; Boris Johnson's Internal Market Bill and the threat to break the UK's obligations under international law are signs that democracy in the UK is in trouble, writes Kenny MacAskill. Kenny MacAskill 727
Cables deliberately torn up leave hundreds in Scotland without broadband, TV and phone services; Five separate incidents have been reported. Katharine Hay 707
Celtic must wait to learn Europa League opponents after Riga problems; Match in Latvia abandoned for safety reasons. Graham Bean 355
Coleraine 2 - 2 Motherwell: Trevor Carson is Motherwell penalty hero; Northern Irish keeper saves three spot-kicks in shootout after being beaten by two in normal time. Gavin McCafferty 597
Coronavirus in Scotland: Further 290 Covid-19 cases confirmed but no new deaths reported; A further 290 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Scotland. Jamie McKenzie 414
Coronavirus restrictions: Scottish residents urged not to cross border unless 'essential' amidst English Covid-19 lockdown; Almost two million people in north-east England are facing strict new rules. Phil Johnson 294
Covid pandemic reveals corner shops as the unsung heroes of modern life - Babita Sharma; The death of the corner shop has been predicted time and time again, yet it still soldiers on, writes Babita Sharma. Babita Sharma 1042
EuroMillions Jackpot: [pounds sterling]57.8 million awarded to Scottish ticket holder at the last minute; The winning numbers were drawn on March 17. Rachel Mackie 412
Ewan McGregor on reuniting with Charley Boorman for Long Way Up; It's a long time coming," notes Ewan McGregor of his reunion with fellow actor and motorbike enthusiast Charley Boorman. Danielle de Wolfe 1154
Female agent who was Churchill's favourite spy gets Blue Plaque; Britain's first female special agent, who was called Churchill's favourite spy, has been remembered with a Blue Plaque. Britain's first female spy and James Bond inspiration remembered 390
Film Reviews: Bill & Ted Face the Music / The Devil All the Time / Rocks / Barking Dogs Never Bite / Memories of Murder; The latest Bill & Ted outing serves up plenty of nostalgia and silliness, writes Alistair Harkness, while a starry cast revel in the pulpy melodrama of Antonio Campos' The Devil All the Time. Alistair Harkness 1121
Flood-damaged Edinburgh to Glasgow railway line set to reopen; Thousands of gallons of water flowing from the breached canal bank washed away sections of track and damaged the embankment stretching along 300m of the railway line. Katharine Hay 689
FMQs: 'Self-isolating' children's home staff told to turn up for work; Staff in a children's home have been told to turn up for work despite being in "self-isolation" after contact with an infected youngster, MSPs have been told. Scott Macnab 420
FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon under fire over 'lack of action' for crime victims; The Scottish Government has come under fire over a lack of action to help crime victims, despite pledging greater measures to address the issue. Scott Macnab 481
Fraud rockets in August as crime drops overall; The number of crimes recorded by the police in Scotland dropped by four per cent in August, compared to the same month last year, however the number of incidents of fraud rocketed by 56 per cent. Jane Bradley 712
Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison could still be alive if he was given appropriate mental health support, says mother; Marion Hutchison said she believes her son would have had a "good chance" of coping better with episodes of anxiety, depression and fear if he had had better support. Douglas Barrie 631
Gary Holt praises ex-Celtic and Hibs striker Anthony Stokes after early Livingston exit; Striker left West Lothian club before playing a match due to concerns over plastic pitch. Gavin McCafferty 789
Highland Wildlife Park: Sad news as snow leopard Chan is put to sleep; Chan had feline herpesvirus (FHV) and was put to sleep to prevent more suffering. Rachel Mackie 402
Hogwarts Legacy: new Harry Potter open world game explained - and possible release date for PS5, PS4, Xbox and PC; The single-player game is set in the 1800s at the iconic Hogwarts school from JK Rowling's book series. Finlay Greig 512
How the Rangers players rated in the club's 5-0 Europea League victory over Lincoln Red Imps; Marks out of ten for the Ibrox men after convincing win. Craig Fowler 519
HUGE Rangers blow could intensify transfer pursuit, Celtic eye international left-back, Ibrox flop wanted by ex-boss, Hearts near deal as Hibs complete signing - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; Thursday's gossip column with all the latest from around the SPFL. Joel Sked Column 652
International Equal Pay Day is a call for society to take action now - Catriona Manders; Equality in the workplace is still to be achieved, writes Catriona Manders. Catriona Manders 613
James Forrest uses his head when it comes to Celtic's rotation game; Winger bouyed by only second header of 90-goal haul. Andrew Smith 666
Jemma Reekie grabs Diamond League glory at 800m in Rome; Scot beats compatriot Laura Muir into third place. Jo Atkinson 526
John Lewis staff bonus scrapped for first time since 1948; John Lewis employees will not receive a bonus for the first time since the aftermath of the Second World War, as the amount of money spent in stores plummeted during the Coronavirus crisis. Jane Bradley 639
John Lewis: 2,500 Scottish staff lose annual bonus amid [pounds sterling]55 million loss; John Lewis "partners" have received an annual bonus from the company since 1953. Henry Saker-Clark 312
Labour urged to stop 'phoney war' around indyref2; A former senior aide to Jeremy Corbyn has urged the Labour party to "stop the phoney war" around a second referendum on Scottish independence and instead pursue a strategy which "speaks to yes voters" if it wants to revive its fortunes. Martyn Mclaughlin 654
M8 Charing Cross closure lifted after police incident; Traffic Scotland said drivers face long queues. Conor Marlborough 342
New [pounds sterling]4m fund to speed up rollout of 5G in Scotland; The Scottish Government has announced [pounds sterling]4 million in funding to speed up the roll-out of 5G across the country. Tom Eden 260
New 44 Scotland Street Chapter 29: Absolut (sic); 'But of course," said Domenica. "I'll get them for you.". Alexander McCall Smith 1057
New education resource explores Nelson Mandela's links with Scotland; Nelson Mandela and Scotland have a close association, with his memorable visit to Glasgow on 9 October 1993 to receive his award of Freeman of the City etched in history. 863
Nicola Sturgeon challenged to do 'whatever it takes' to allow family carers to visit care home residents; She was challenged on the issue by Willie Rennie. Conor Matchett 521
Nicola Sturgeon: Grouse shooting exemption to rule of six 'does not exist'; The First Minister was challenged on the fact grouse shooting parties do not have to abide by the 'rule of six' by the Scottish Greens. Conor Matchett 640
Nursing union calls for action to tackle staff shortages; Action is needed to address a shortage of nurses across the entire health and social care system, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland has said. Neil Pooran 207
Obituary: James Morrison, artist credited with helping to reinvigorate landscape painting in Scotland; James Morrison, artist. Born: 11 April, 1932 in Glasgow. Died: 31 August, 2020 in Montrose, aged 88. Susan Mansfield Obituary 1131
Police Scotland budget hit by [pounds sterling]15m black hole after 'understating' impact of Covid-19; The police's budget was hurt by a loss of income from airports and cultural events. Conor Matchett 712
Police Scotland: Increase number of ethnic minority officers is priority; Police Scotland have said that just over 1% of officers are currently from minority backgrounds. Rachel Mackie 630
Proserv Controls debuts centres in Cumbernauld and Abu Dhabi; Aberdeen-based controls technology provider Proserv Controls has formally unveiled two new cutting-edge facilities - in Cumbernauld and Abu Dhabi - as it seeks to progress its expanding service support business. Emma Newlands 554
Protect Scotland: More than 100 people told to self isolate by new coronavirus contact tracing app; More than 100 people have been told to self isolate by Scotland's new contact tracing app. Jamie McKenzie 510
Protect Scotland: One million Scots download coronavirus contact tracing app; It comes just a week after the app was officially launched in Scotland. Conor Marlborough 384
Rangers face further injury woes as attacker is forced off in Europa League clash; Attacker taken off in dying minutes of the first half. Craig Fowler 289
RMT votes for strike to 'bring Caledonian Sleeper to its knees'; A rail union has threatened to bring Caledonian Sleeper "to its knees" after staff voted to strike over using spare berths for rest breaks during extended shifts. Alastair Dalton 552
Rory Sutherland admits he has thought about Lions but keeps focus on Edinburgh's Euro crunch; Prop's year pre-lockdown saw him fastrack into Scotland team and spark talk of a place among Warren Gatland's squad for South Africa next year and he now wants to keep momentum going against Bordeaux-Begles on Saturday. Duncan Smith 1032
Russian military aircraft intercepted in the North Sea by RAF; It marks the third time in six days the Typhoons have been scrambled in response to Russian planes. Rachel Mackie 477
Scotland must respond to David Attenborough's warning over species extinction and climate change - Iain Gulland; We need to stop wasting our limited resources and develop innovative schemes like insect farming to turn food waste into animal feed, writes Iain Gulland. Iain Gulland 1091
Scotland's quarantine list: People travelling from Slovenia and Guadeloupe will have to isolate themselves; Singapore and Thailand are being taken off the list. Rachel Mackie 432
Scots buy local push could be 'silver lining' of Covid pandemic; Scottish consumers and businesses should "buy local" to bolster Scotland's economy in the post-lockdown period and cash in on the "silver lining of lockdown", business leaders have said. Jane Bradley 863
Sentinel Marine vessel arrives in Aberdeen; The final new-build vessel of nine in a [pounds sterling]150 million investment programme by Sentinel Marine has arrived in Aberdeen after an 11,500-mile journey. Emma Newlands 301
Shane Duffy hints at extending his Celtic stay so he can play in front of fans; Defender talks of "coming back" if Covid-19 rules out the return of supporters this season. Andrew Smith 885
Shane Duffy: 'I can score in every Celtic game'; Defender believes club's free kick and corner kick count can give him plenty opportunities. Andrew Smith 445
Sporting Lisbon opportunity inspired Aberdeen victory, according to manager Derek McInnes; The 2-0 win over Viking FK means Derek McInnes' men will now get to tackle Portuguese side. Moira Gordon 747
SQA appeals system 'not human rights compliant' as Swinney criticised for 'new low'; The SQA system has come under criticism. Conor Matchett 688
The Big Interview: John Geddes, corporate affairs director and group company secretary at John Menzies; John Geddes is corporate affairs director and group company secretary at Edinburgh-headquartered John Menzies, which is one of Scotland's oldest companies, starting out in 1833 when its eponymous founder opened a bookshop that also sold The Scotsman. Emma Newlands 1638
The Scotsman Sessions #107: Zoe Graham; 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 scotsman.com, with introductions from our critics. Here, Glasgow-based singer-songwriter Zoe Graham performs an acoustic rendition of her latest single Know By Now. Fiona Shepherd 446
The Scotsman Sessions #108: Pierce Reid and Matthew McVarish; 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 scotsman.com, with introductions from our critics. Here, Matthew McVarish and Pierce Reid revisit their roles in the Lyceum Theatre's 2017 production of James Ley's Love Song To Lavender Menace, which tells the story of the titular bookshop, which acted as a hub for Edinburgh's LGBTQ community in the 1980s. Joyce McMillan 669
There's no substitute for face-to-face mental health support - Colin Leslie; Remote working can only go so far for the service users who rely on the likes of Support in Mind for help, writes Colin Leslie. Colin Leslie 805
Thousands of miles of 'hidden paths' across Scotland to be mapped for first time; Thousands of miles of 'hidden paths' that criss-cross Scotland's countryside are to be mapped for the first time. Alison Campsie 691
Transport secretary Grant Shapps compares Stonehaven crash site to a 'Hornby train set thrown up in the air'; The transport secretary made the comment while he was speaking in the Commons. Katharine Hay 527
Trump sexual assault accusations: full list of allegations against the US President as former model Amy Dorris speaks out; President Trump has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 20 women. Finlay Greig 813
Two-thirds believe IndyRef2 should not be a priority for the Scottish Government; A new poll, undertaken by Survation on behalf of Scotland in Union, said only 28 per cent of people viewed another referendum as a priority. Conor Matchett 505
UK poised for "triple whammy" of Brexit trade chaos, MSPs are warned; The UK is facing a "triple" whammy of trade chaos over the looming end of the Brexit transition at the end of the year, MSPs have been told. Scott Macnab 462
US Open: Mixed bag for Sandy Scott on major debut; Scottish amateur forced to settle for opening five-over 75, one shot more than Bob MacIntyre. Martin Dempster 962
US Open: Rory McIlroy gets off to fast start as Winged Foot fails to bite back; Northern Irishman shoots 67 as field takes advantage of favourable set-up. Martin Dempster 1227
Wake up and smell the climate coffee - Val Brown; Christian Aid is helping coffee farmers in Nicaragua diversify as climate change hits their crops, says Val Brown. Val Brown 733
Wanted: New residents to run restaurant on tiny Scottish island; It could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to live the Scottish island dream. Alison Campsie 572
We've had right to buy - how about right to rent? David Alexander comment; When I attended school, probably no more than 20 per cent of my classmates lived with their parents in a house that was owner-occupied. The vast majority - myself included - were domiciled in a council house. David Alexander 807
We've stepped up to give students what they need - Dorothee Leslie; Fife College is ready to meet the challenges posed by Covid and beyond, says Dorothee Leslie. Dorothee Leslie 564
Westminster move to spend in 'devolved' areas branded an attack on devolution; Finance ministers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have hit out at controversial moves by Westminster to start funding projects in devolved areas like roads and education. Scott Macnab 572
Where do the 12 Scottish Premiership clubs need to strengthen before transfer window closes; A look at the position that needs strengthened at each Premiership side. Joel Sked 848
Wyoming's cryptocurrency entrepreneurs should inspire Scotland - Jim Duffy; Wyoming is developing cryptocurrency industry in a way that Scotland could emulate, writes Jim Duffy. Jim Duffy 1136

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