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Articles from The Scotsman Online (September 3, 2020)

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'Buzzing' Lyndon Dykes won't be overawed by first cap says Gary Holt; Livi boss believes striker will take Scotland call in his stride. Moira Gordon 932
[pounds sterling]4m funding announced to create next generation of Scots start-ups; Working in the tech sector is "not just a boy's job," Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has insisted, as she announced [pounds sterling]4 million of government cash aimed at helping create the next generation of Scottish start-ups. Emma Newlands 543
12 signs and traditions that mark the end of summer in Scotland; As September is underway, here are some of the signs and traditions that mark the end of summer. Rosalind Erskine 465
17 injured as Waverley paddle steamer crashes into pier; Seventeen people have been injured after the recently relaunched Waverley Steamer crashed into a pier on Arran. Catherine Salmond and Iain Pope 804
A debut author's take on publishing world's 'Super Thursday' - Laura Waddell; Laura Waddell's new book Exit, which looks at everything from Brexit and independence to Sesame Street and a poet who only start writing in Scots after moving to San Francisco, is being published without the normal bookshop launch. Laura Waddell 1220
A green recovery will change lives - Catherine Gee; The UN's Global Goals provide a framework to drive fundamental change, writes Catherine Gee. Catherine Gee 809
Amazon jobs: company announces 7,000 new UK vacancies - here's the average pay, roles available and how to apply; The company is currently recruiting at more than 50 sites. Helen Johnson 534
Amazon to create more than 300 permanent jobs in Scotland this year; Amazon will create more than 300 permanent jobs this year in Scotland as well as more than 2000 seasonal positions. Caitlyn Dewar 436
Analysis: Can Richard Leonard survive? There is nothing more certain than night following day, than the knowledge that the Scottish Labour Party will find itself hidebound by internal division. Gina Davidson 751
Andrew Marr on bill for Scottish online book festival; Novelists AL Kennedy and Maggie O'Farrell and broadcasters Andrew Marr and Carrie Gracie are among those taking part in a book festival which has moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lucinda Cameron 556
Ayrshire optometry group snaps up Kilwinning's former Optical Express in six-figure investment; An Ayrshire optometry group has further expanded its footprint with the acquisition of a town centre practice in a six-figure deal. Scott Reid 412
Boris Johnson's office accused of smearing SNP's Ian Blackford over holiday; Boris Johnson's office has been accused of smearing SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford and putting his family's safety at risk. Richard Wheeler 459
Braveheart 25 years on: Scottish tourism bosses say impact of hit film still felt; Tourism bosses say the impact of Braveheart is still felt today - 25 years after the iconic film was released. Martin Williams and Ellie Forbes 606
Britain's children are not as happy as those in Romania. We need to find out why - Cameron Wyllie; Unhappiness, stress and anxiety among our young people is an epidemic, maybe even more difficult to deal with than Covid-19, writes Cameron Wyllie. Cameron Wyllie 1113
Celtic new boy Shane Duffy slams home stoppage-time header for Ireland; Captain salvages point for new boss Stephen Kenny. Damian Spellman 459
Celtic still interested in deal for Scottish international, Parkhead chiefs plan permanent deal for loan signing, Rangers rubbish reports of Borna Barisic bid, Hearts take midfielder on trial - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; Thursday's Scottish football news and gossip. Craig Fowler 402
Charlie Adam praises James McPake's 'bottle' as move to Dundee edges closer; Scotland midfielder thinks deal can be struck. Alan Pattullo 626
Cheap steroids reduce the risk of death by 20% in critically-ill virus patients; Cheap and readily available steroids have been found to reduce the risk of death in critically ill coronavirus patients by 20 per cent, according to a study. Kevan Christie 661
Converge and RBS team up for award to promote female entrepreneurship; Company-creation programme Converge has partnered with Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to launch an award designed to promote female entrepreneurship in Scotland. Emma Newlands 549
Coronavirus outbreak at Millers of Speyside abattoir triggers surge in cases; The recent cluster has lead to a jump in cases in the area. Katharine Hay 348
Coronavirus Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon warns 'virus is spreading again' as 101 new Covid-19 cases announced; A further 101 positive coronavirus cases were confirmed yesterday as the First Minister warned that the virus is "spreading again" here in Scotland. Jamie McKenzie 374
De-cluttering Scotland: Why a good clear out is more than worthwhile - Bill Jamieson; After Bill Jamieson tidies up at home and takes a trip to the recycling centre, he suggests Scotland may benefit from a fresh start. Bill Jamieson 1017
Douglas Ross labels Scottish Labour an 'irrelevance' and says party has hurt case for the union; The Scottish Conservative leader was speaking on a podcast with conservative think tank Bright Blue Scotland. Conor Matchett 653
Drivers on M74 face delays due to overturned heavy goods vehicle; Drivers on the M74 are being warned of delays this morning due to an overturned heavy goods vehicle. Caitlyn Dewar 277
Dundee woman who fled Scotland jailed for drugs and serious organised crime offences; The 55-year-old woman, who was one of 17 people arrested during the operation, was sentenced at High Court in Glasgow after she pled guilty to supplying heroin and cocaine. Katharine Hay 507
Dwayne Johnson: The Rock and his family test positive for Covid-19; The star revealed his diagnosis on Instagram. Kieran Southern 388
Edinburgh Airport boss blasts Humza Yousaf and warns of 'dark days ahead' due to 'effective travel ban'; Airport boss Gordon Dewar has criticised the Scottish Government's attitude towards the aviation industry. Conor Matchett 716
Edinburgh care home rated 'unsatisfactory' for infection control and PPE during Covid-19 inspection; The care home was inspected by the Care Inspectorate twice in August. Conor Matchett 650
Erdogan's brinkmanship is an attempt to undermine western security - Marco Vicenzino; The time for complacency and hesitancy is over, says Marco Vicenzino. Marco Vicenzino 579
Fears of 'severe' impact on firms from lack of rate clarity; The Scottish Government's postponement of non-domestic rates revaluation will "push more businesses over the edge" - and could see them take drastic steps such as closing branches and cutting jobs to prepare for higher costs, property experts are warning. Emma Newlands 530
Fiat currency experiment has been running for decades all over the world. Here's why it's coming to an end - Jim Duffy; The fiat currency experiment went badly wrong in 2009 and now, with a black swan event such as the Covid pandemic, it is hurtling out of control, says Jim Duffy. Jim Duffy 1269
Fintech firm FreeAgent calls for action tackling late payments to small firms; Only half of all invoices sent by Scottish freelancers and small businesses in the past 18 months were paid on time, reinforcing the need to tackle the serious issue of late payment, a report out today says. Emma Newlands 508
Former chief constable Paddy Tomkins quits Scottish Business Resilience Centre; Paddy Tomkins, a former chief constable of Lothian and Borders, is to resign as chairman of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) at the end of this month. Scott Reid 393
Fundraiser set up for Scottish gamekeeper who died in tragic accident smashes target; The young father-of-one died falling from his quad bike in August this year. Katharine Hay 661
Gary Lineker: Match of The Day presenter to 'welcome refugee into his home to live'; The England football legend has previously been critical of the Government's response to the refugee crisis. Kieran Southern 263
Glasgow agency Adeo boosts board and sales; Glasgow-based web development and marketing agency Adeo Group has unveiled two appointments to its board. Emma Newlands 381
Glasgow Warriors confirm Adam Ashe to depart at end of season; Back-rower looking forward to next chapter and feels some of his best years are still ahead. Duncan Smith 462
Hibs pay tribute to former director Martin O'Neill; Ex-Labour MP who served on Easter Road board has died at 75. Alan Pattullo 615
Ian Mitchell: life and career of the musician who played with Edinburgh pop rock band Bay City Rollers as he dies aged 62; Mitchell played with the Bay City Rollers at the peak of their worldwide fame. Finlay Greig 449
In-form Connor Syme defies wind to share lead at Andalucia Masters; Scot happy with opening two-under-par 69 on 'brutal' Valderrama course. Phil Casey 525
Jake Wightman eager to test himself in 800m at British Athletics Championships; Scot 'proud' to have surpassed Coe, Ovett and Cram in 1500m. Phil Medlicott 856
Jet2 cancels all flights to mainland Spain; Airline Jet2 has cancelled all flights to mainland Spain amid covid uncertainty. Angus Howarth 277
Jimmy Johnstone's Celtic European Cup final shirt expected to fetch [pounds sterling]25,000 at auction; Jersey worn in Lisbon was given to Italian photographer. Andy Newport 599
Johanna Konta hopes of glory end in second round at US Open; Romanian opponent rises to the challenge after Brit takes first set. Eleanor Crooks 521
Kenny McLean: Scotland can take inspiration from Andy Murray's heroics; Midfielder: We want to make the country proud as well. Alan Pattullo 1155
Major Cupar retail park development gets council green light; Plans for an [pounds sterling]8 million retail development in Fife have been given the green light. Scott Reid 392
New 44 Scotland Street Chapter 19: Scotsmen don't cry (much); Pat offered to work her notice. "I don't want to leave you in the lurch," she said. "You've been so good to me, Matthew.". Alexander McCall Smith 1177
New dad Rory McIlroy eyes Tour Championship title defence; World No 4 hopes for 'nappy factor' in Atlanta as he celebrates birth of daughter. Phil Casey 959
Nicola Sturgeon brands Tony Abbott comments on elderly 'disgraceful' and says he should not be a UK trade envoy; "If I had anything to do with that decision, he wouldn't be a trade envoy," she told Sky News. Conor Marlborough 633
Obituary: Rod Slater, inspirational Scottish teacher; Roderick Mackenzie Slater, teacher, mentor and educational leader. Born: 30 December 1947 in Nairn, Morayshire. Died: 7 August 2020 on the Ile de Re, France, aged 72. Obituary 1200
People who have had coronavirus should be tested again four weeks later says study; People who have had Covid-19 should be swab tested again four or more weeks after symptoms first appear to minimise the risk of onward infection, suggests a large population based study. Kevan Christie 501
Police swoop on man believed to be carrying gun on Scottish beach - but find it's an umbrella; Cops were called to a man who appeared to be carrying a gun on a beach - only to find it was an umbrella. Conor Marlborough 358
Portugal added to Scotland's list of quarantine countries; Passengers arriving in Scotland from Portugal or French Polynesia will have to self-isolate for two weeks as of Saturday. Conor Riordan 358
Rangers in Scottish Government talks as Dundee United fans plan falls through; Glasgow lockdown restrictions put kibosh on hopes of making match with Tannadice club a test event. Andy Newport 543
Richard Leonard adamant he will lead Scottish Labour into Holyrood elections, despite calls to quit; Leonard said it is "deeply disappointing that disgruntled MSPs who never supported my leadership" were now trying to "wage an internal war". Gary Flockhart 882
Richard Leonard told to 'consider his position' by Rachel Reeves; Scottish Labour's embattled leader has been urged to recognise that polls were "pretty dire for Labour" in Scotland by a leading member of Sir Keir Starmer's frontbench. Gina Davidson 663
Scotland v Israel: Steve Clarke has big call to make on his keeper after Jon McLaughlin's strong start at Rangers; National boss must also decide whether to give debut to Lyndon Dykes. Alan Pattullo 648
Scots `brain drain' to rest of the UK has reversed this century; The traditional "brain drain" from Scotland to the rest of the UK has been reversed in recent decades, a new study has found. Scott Macnab 628
Scots Coronavirus cases rising as R number hits 1.4; Coronavirus is on the rise again in Scotland as Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the `R' number - the number of Scots contracting the virus from an infected person - may now be as high as 1.4. Scott Macnab 542
Scottish Album of the Year winner Auntie Flo launches campaign to lift 'background music' ban; A year ago he was crowned with one of the most prestigious honours in Scottish culture. Brian Ferguson 528
Scottish Labour may have a better chance of winning elections without Richard Leonard - Scotsman comment; Labour members focused on winning elections will have worked out they will be better off with a different Scottish leader, but the party needs to think carefully about its next step. Scotsman Leader Comment 648
Scottish PGA: Ross Cameron takes four-shot lead into the final day at Deer Park; Peterhead pro on course for biggest win of his career. 461
Scottish SPCA appeal after dog found riddled with 60 pellet gun wounds in Scots village; The Scottish SPCA has launched a public appeal for information after a dog was found riddled with 60 wounds from a pellet gun. Jamie McKenzie 488
Second lockdown could lead to 90,000 jobs and half of hospitality companies collapsing, study warns; The new study from the University of Edinburgh is based on computer modelling. Conor Matchett 681
Skye outbreak care home to be bought over by NHS; The NHS is to buy a privately-operated care home on Skye where 10 residents died at the height of the Coronavirus outbreak. Scott Macnab 367
SNP Government urged to stop 'pushing independence'; The SNP Government has been urged to "stop pushing independence" after Jeane Freeman issued a call for unity among Nationalists campaigning for a repeat of the 2014 referendum. Scott Macnab 375
Society needs to relearn how to respect different opinions - Stuart Weir; Insult and offence rages in Scotland as we surround ourselves with only those share our beliefs. writes Stuart Weir. Stuart Weir 639
Space X launch: how to see Elon Musk's Starlink satellites from where you live in the UK as NASA launches another 60; The firm has deployed almost 600 satellites into space and is working towards a network of 12,000, with the aim of improving global internet coverage. Helen Johnson 702
Stephen Halliday: Oli McBurnie is a distraction Steve Clarke could do without; Striker's 45-minute outing in Sheffield United friendly after withdrawing from Scotland duty raised eyebrows. Stephen Halliday 1107
Stuart McInally ready for his biggest-ever game for Edinburgh; Captain eager to celebrate tenth year at club with Pro14 final place. Duncan Smith 946
Student market teaches a key lesson in resilience - David Alexander comment; One unexpected, and positive, outcome of the effect of Covid-19 on the residential property sector has been the revival of the student market. David Alexander 826
Take a look inside a stunning 14th century castle in East Lothian with views over the Firth of Forth - on sale for [pounds sterling]1.7m; Live like royalty in this fabulous castle, which boasts beautiful views. Rosalind Erskine 294
The best used family cars for the school run- affordable, safe and practical second-hand models; Some of the best options for family transport. Matt Allan 1256
The cheapest and most expensive EVs to run; The best value models for purchase price and charging costs. Matt Allan Report 743
The equality of all human beings is the highest value - Calum MacKellar; A German court's ruling on assisted suicide is in effect an attack on civilised society, argues Calum MacKellar. Calum MacKellar 821
These 16 council areas have the highest number of recorded cyclist accidents in Scotland; A Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed the Scottish councils with the highest number of cyclist deaths and injuries in 2019. Conor Marlborough Company rankings 593
These are the 10 most affordable areas in Scotland for first-time buyers; North Ayrshire is the most affordable place to buy in Scotland. Katharine Hay 800
Tour de France: Adam Yates hoping to hang on to yellow jersey; Briton's team control stage 6 but Pyrenees loom. Ian Parker 872
Twist of nature: bends - and salmon - to be returned to Deeside river; An artificially straightened tributary of the River Dee will once again become a meandering haven for wildlife as a pioneering restoration project gets underway in Aberdeenshire. Ilona Amos 523
US Open 2020: what time is Andy Murray playing against Felix Auger-Aliassime - and how to watch live on TV from the UK; Andy Murray is set to face Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime in the US Open tennis tournament on Friday morning. Finlay Greig 498
Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 Twin Engine review; Award-winning compact SUV carries on Volvo's electrification mission. Matt Allan 1083
What is Novichok? Nerve agent used in Alexei Navalny poisoning and Salisbury attacks explained; Boris Johnson has described the use of Novichok as outrageous and called for the Russian Government to explain themselves. Finlay Greig 748

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