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Articles from The Scotsman Online (September 18, 2020)

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'We are looking for signings' - Rangers boss Steven Gerrard delivers transfer update with warning and positive Kemar Roofe news; The league leaders travel to Easter Road on Sunday to face Hibs. Joel Sked 546
[pounds sterling]50bn-worth of UK banknotes 'missing' from circulation; Mystery surrounds the exact whereabouts of [pounds sterling]50 billion-worth of banknotes in circulation, according to a public spending watchdog. Vicky Shaw 384
Aberdeen get MASSIVE Europa League boost for clash with Portuguese giants Sporting; The Dons travel to Portugal next week for the clash. Joel Sked 283
Aberdeen shut out the noise on way to six victories in a row; Derek McInnes hails his players' focus in recovering from opening-day loss. Moira Gordon 750
Album reviews: Marilyn Manson / Roisin Murphy / Matt Berry / Pale Fire; A flamboyant charmer at heart, Marilyn Manson nods to Bowie and Bolan on new album We Are Chaos. Fiona Shepherd 1077
Alex Salmond: Police probe 'potential unlawful disclosure' of trial WhatsApp messages; Officers were instructed to investigate the leak by the Crown Office. Conor Matchett 674
Almost 80,000 Scots back to work on part-time furlough; Almost 80,000 Scottish workers went back to work part-time after the introduction of flexible furlough, it has emerged. Scott Macnab 388
Amal Clooney quits UK special envoy role over Brexit Bill; Amal Clooney has quit as Britain's special envoy on media freedom in protest at the UK Government's "lamentable" decision to override the Brexit divorce settlement, in breach of international law. Gavin Cordon 523
Art reviews: Edinburgh City Art Centre at 40 / Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s / The Glasgow Boys and Girls; Edinburgh's City Art Centre celebrates its 40th birthday in style, with two new exhibitions showing off some of the treasures in its collection, while The Glasgow Boys and Girls visit the Granary Gallery in Berwick. Duncan Macmillan 1453
Black Friday 2020: date it starts and what UK deals to expect - including Amazon; Black Friday sees retailers offer huge discounts on products and marks the start of the Christmas shopping season. Claire Schofield 837
Book review: Azadi, by Arundhati Roy; Arundhati Roy tears into Narendra Modi and India's BJP party, but her polemic lacks a coherent argument, writes Allan Massie. Allan Massie 834
Book review: Inside Story, by Martin Amis; Martin Amis's auto-fiction is a mega-mix of his favourite Big Themes, his key literary associations and obsessions and accounts of his personal life, writes Aidan Smith. Aidan Smith 787
Book review: Just Like You, by Nick Hornby; Age, race and class are all barriers to be jumped over by the lovers in Nick Hornby's acutely observed and tender novel, writes David Robinson. David Robinson 738
Boris Johnson: A second coronavirus wave is coming to the UK; Boris Johnson is warning that a second wave of coronavirus has arrived in the UK, as scientists reported the "widespread growth" of the virus across the country. Alan Young 581
Breonna Taylor: facts about her death explained and why her family received $12m settlement; Breonna Taylor's family were awarded $12m by the city of Louisville. Finlay Greig 644
Brexit trade deal is vital to Scotland's Covid recovery - CBI Scotland; A Brexit trade deal with the EU is vital as we make the long, hard journey to economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, writes Tracy Black of CBI Scotland. Tracy Black 1136
Can we all escape to this Scottish paradise island? - Scotsman comment; The island of Ulva is looking for people to take over The Boathouse cafe. They may get more interest than they expect. Scotsman Leader Comment 388
Care home linked with 13 Covid-19 deaths rated 'unsatisfactory' for infection control by Care Inspectorate; Guthrie House care home in Edinburgh was issued with a serious letter of concern at the start of September. Conor Matchett 1199
Celtic to face Riga FC side featuring FIVE Brazilians as Europe League third qualifying round opponents confirmed; Latvians have decent European pedigree despite only being formed five years ago. Matthew Elder 437
Celtic will consider seeking psychological help - and not just for Europe; Manager responds to shareholder Dermot Desmond's claims of a "psychological blockage". Ronnie Esplin 718
Clubs may have to forfeit Betfred Cup tie if they can't test players; SPFL introduces new rules. 546
Consultation's effect on property fund structures - comment; A narrowly-focused consultation document published by the UK Treasury may turn out to have a favourable impact on some property fund structures based in the UK. Richard Croker 859
Coronavirus in Scotland RECAP: Nicola Sturgeon gives 'advance notice' of possible lockdown changes; Updates on Covid-19 in Scotland. Gary Flockhart 156
Coronavirus in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon considers 'further measures' as WHO warns of 'very serious' Covid surge in Europe; "Covid is acclerating across Europe". Sam Shedden 642
Coronavirus in UK: Total number of people in lockdown rises above 10 million; Tough new restrictions come into force in north-east of England, hours after Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland was also considering new lockdown rules. Gary Flockhart 689
Coronavirus: Edinburgh Rugby academy player tests positive for Covid-19 after "house party"; Three other youth prospects self-isolating as SRU vows to treat any suspected breach of guidelines seriously. Duncan Smith 595
Covid, not Brexit or independence, is the priority - Scotsman comment; New polls shows 63 per cent of people in Scotland do not regard a second independence referendum as a priority. Scotsman Leader Comment 622
Covid: Snub the corporate villains and buy from the heroes instead - Stephen Jardine; During the Covid lockdown, some businesses have shown their true colours, both good and bad, writes Stephen Jardine. Stephen Jardine 777
David Hume's racism was attacked by an 18th century Scottish philosopher, as well as modern Black Lives Matter protesters - Dr Robin Mills; Moral philosophy professor James Beattie of Marischal College accused David Hume of Eurocentric arrogance, ignorance and victim-blaming, writes Dr Robin Mills. Robin Mills 1247
Edinburgh centre George Taylor keen to grasp opportunity in Bordeaux; With no big-name replacement signed to replace Matt Scott, 23-year-old wants to make his mark in midfield, starting with tomorrow's Euro clash in France. Duncan Smith 626
Fans to be in attendance at ASI Scottish Open in East Lothian; Limited number of spectators to be allowed at weekend for Rolex Series event. Martin Dempster 873
Five separate scorers for Hearts in win over East Fife; New signings impress in 5-0 friendly win. Moira Gordon 626
Forget digital: How lockdown made Lyth Arts Centre look for physical solutions; Coronavirus has been devastating for Lyth Arts Centre, but it has forced the Wick-based venue to re-examine what it does, writes Arusa Qureshi. Arusa Qureshi 1163
Former Watt Brothers store in Glasgow set for [pounds sterling]20m revamp; The former Watt Brothers department store in Glasgow city centre has been bought by businessmen brothers Sandy and James Easdale who are planning a [pounds sterling]20 million revamp of the site. Perry Gourley 457
Glasgow 'pick-up' artist's conviction for targeting young women is quashed on appeal; A self-styled pick-up artist who was jailed over threatening behaviour towards young women has had his conviction quashed on appeal. Lucinda Cameron 433
Harvey Weinstein stripped of CBE following rape conviction; Disgraced Hollywood movie producer has lost his honour after being convicted of rape and sexual assault earlier this year. Gary Flockhart 374
Indoor farming business IGS reaps major French deal; Scottish indoor agritech firm Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) has netted a "significant" export deal with a French urban agriculture firm. 594
Injuries force Richard Cockerill into changes for Euro quarter but coach believes Edinburgh can reach semi-final; Blow as Duhan van der Merwe, Mark Bennett, WP Nel and Nic Groom miss out as seven come into XV that lost to Ulster for Bordeaux-Begles test. Duncan Smith 603
Is Edinburgh Christmas Market 2020 cancelled? Opening date and if stalls and entertainment are going ahead this year; Edinburgh will still celebrate Christmas in its own unique style this December. Finlay Greig 457
Jason Leitch 'as confident as I can be' that Scottish care homes can deal with second wave; The national clinical director was responding to a question at the coronavirus briefing. Conor Matchett 674
Jermain Defoe urges Alfredo Morelos to make history at Rangers; Comparisons can be odious but Jermain Defoe knows they can also be inspirational. Stephen Halliday 876
Kelly Brown buzzing after winging his way back to Glasgow Warriors; Former Scotland skipper feels the spirit of the Glasgow he left ten years ago is still there as he relishes new assistant coach role. Duncan Smith 1207
Land Rover Defender review; Does the reimagined 4x4 live up to its iconic name? Matt Allan 1795
Lee Westwood defends decision to skip first major of 2020 due to Covid fears; Englishman off to great start in US Open after crossing Atlantic this time. Martin Dempster 629
Lewis Capaldi on the longlist for Scottish Album of the Year award; International chart topper Lewis Capaldi, Glasgow's Honeyblood and folk singer Karine Polwart are just three of the 20 artists whose albums have made the longlist of the 2020 Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Awards. Liam Rudden 407
Lewis Hamilton t-shirt: why the F1 driver won't be investigated after wearing a Breonna Taylor t-shirt at the Grand Prix; The controversial t-shirt explained - and how the FIA reacted. Iain Leggat 749
Long Way Up: release date, trailer and how to watch on Apple TV Plus; Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are riding 13,000 miles through the Americas as part of their new series The Long Way Up. Finlay Greig 638
Matt Hancock: Second UK coronavirus lockdown not ruled out says Health Secretary; Mr Hancock said the UK Government did not want a second national shutdown, but 'we're prepared to do it, if we need to'. Gary Flockhart 1047
Melrose RFC shut Greenyards after positive Covid-19 test; Risk assessment being carried out at historic home of sevens rugby. Duncan Smith 392
Music review: The Lammermuir Festival Online; In spite of taking place online this year, the 2020 Lammermuir Festival still captured time and place beautifully, writes David Kettle. David Kettle 834
Neil Lennon dismisses concerns over Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard's body language; Too easy to forget the relative youth of club's attacking fulcrum. Andrew Smith 429
Neil Oliver, Wisdom Of The Ancients book review: 'enough platitudes to get him a job with a card company'; Neil Oliver's new book has enough platitudes to get him a job with a greetings card company, but little in the way of interest or insight, writes Stuart Kelly. Stuart Kelly 986
New 44 Scotland Street Chapter 30: A Category Three row; It took Torquil rather longer to clean the common stair than he had anticipated. He had thought he would finish within twenty minutes; in fact, it was a full three-quarters of an hour before he appeared once more at Domenica's door, the bedraggled and dripping mop in hand. Alexander McCall Smith 1048
Nicola Sturgeon backs university's move to suspend and exclude students who break Covid-19 restrictions; The First Minister said students must be aware of the consequences of their actions. Conor Matchett 697
Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland on 'advance notice' for potential 'fire breaker' restrictions to halt Covid-19 spread; The First Minister has said this weekend is a "critical point" for the country. Conor Matchett 528
Obituary: Christy Elliot, Langholm legend and former Scotland rugby internationalist; Christy Elliot, rugby player. Born: 24 February, 1933 in Langholm. Died: 5 September, 2020, in Carlisle, aged 87. Matt Vallance Obituary 861
Omer Sadiq: Murder inquiry launched in Glasgow after death of man found injured on street; Omer was found by officers on Boydstone Road in Glasgow's southside. Rachel Mackie 345
Poll: Most Scots would reject independence after considering issues; Scots are less likely to support independence if there is a risk of losing the pound and a hard border with England, a new poll has revealed. Scott Macnab 770
Rangers set for mouthwatering tie, Celtic face trip to Balkans as Aberdeen and Motherwell handed favourable Europa League draws; Scotland's Europa League quartet have found out their possible play-off opponents. Joel Sked 250
Rangers transfer BLOW as striker faces injury sweat, Celtic target wanted by Derby County, Hearts eye left-back, loanee wants extended Parkhead stay - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; All the latest from around Scotland in Friday's gossip column. Joel Sked Column 578
Retail workers set to win protection as SNP to back new bill; The Scottish Government will back new laws being put forward by a Labour MSP aimed at improving protection for shop staff. KATRINE BUSSEY 342
Scotland at tipping point in spread of the virus; Scotland is on "advance notice" of tighter Covid-19 restrictions, including a potential "circuit breaker" lockdown coming into force next week, as the country sits at a "critical point" in its fight against the renewed spread of the virus, Nicola Sturgeon has said. Conor Matchett 1140
Scottish Government back Labour bill to criminalise abusing and assaulting retail workers; The bill, introduced by Scottish Labour MSP Daniel Johnson, will be debated next week. Conor Matchett 685
Scottish Tory leader pledges [pounds sterling]550 million for 3,000 teachers; Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross plans to spend [pounds sterling]550 million on 3,000 more teachers for Scotland if his party gains power at the next Holyrood election. Laura Paterson 329
Self-isolating staff told by NHS to go to 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 232
Sir Keir Starmer says Richard Leonard has his full support; Sir Keir Starmer yesterday insisted Richard Leonard has his full support despite attempts to remove the Scottish Labour leader by his own MSPs. Alexander Brown 530
Suspicion as tagged hen harrier disappears in southern Scotland; A satellite-tagged hen harrier has been reported missing in the south of Scotland, becoming the fourth of the species to vanish since lockdown began. Ilona Amos 671
Teenagers get new taste for cycling with more riding to school - Alastair Dalton; It's autumn, the schools are back and transport is getting back to its bad old normal. Alastair Dalton 784
Tour de France: Emotional stage win for Michal Kwiatkowski; Ineos rider finally reaps reward of years of team sacrifice. Ian Parker 647
Tour de France: Great Dane Soren Kragh Andersen does it again; Second stage win for Sunweb rider as Sam Bennett closes in on green jersey. Ian Parker 649
University of St Andrews: Students asked to observe a 'voluntary lockdown' this weekend; All events that were due to take place will be postponed. Rachel Mackie 579
US Elections: Judge blocks postal service changes that slowed mail ahead of election; The judge called them "a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service.". Rachel Mackie 484
US Open: Bryson DeChambeau very happy with work so far at Winged Foot; But former Masters champion Patrick Reed leads by a shot at halfway stage. Martin Dempster 1283
What are the best universities in Scotland? Top unis named in new guide; Robert Gordon University won the accolade of Scottish University of the year. Rachel Mackie 413
When the Highlands went into 'lockdown' 80 years ago; Holidaymakers were turned away, police checked on visitors and those caught flouting the restrictions faced fines and even imprisonment. This is not 2020 but 'Lockdown 1940' in the Highlands. Alison Campsie 1010
Why data skills are crucial to remain relevant in management; In a world driven by data, managers and leaders are increasingly aware of the need to develop their skills in this area. 918

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