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Articles from The Scotsman Online (September 9, 2020)

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'Je suis Charlie': Time to start again with the Hate Crime Bill - Murdo Fraser; The Scottish Government's Hate Crime Bill contains some measures that are worthy of support, but others that need to be reconsidered to safeguard free speech, writes Murdo Fraser MSP. Murdo Fraser 590
10 of Scotland's best road trips to enjoy this autumn; Could there be anything needed more right now than a road trip? Alison Campsie 637
24 people arrested during Police Scotland human trafficking investigation; During the operation officers investigated premises in Scotland, England and Romania. Katharine Hay 640
Airport testing: why travellers are not being tested for coronavirus at the UK border - and if tests could replace quarantine; Unlike many European countries the UK has yet to introduce airport testing. Finlay Greig 566
Alister Jack: Jobs in Scotland at 'serious risk' without new UK Bill; Scottish Secretary in favour of new UK Internal Market Bill, which has been branded a 'power grab' by Scottish Government ministers. Gary Flockhart 628
Boris Johnson risks Euro court battle in Brexit showdown; Boris Johnson has been warned the UK Government could be taken to the European Court of Justice after a senior minister admitted that plans to override elements of the Brexit deal with Brussels would breach international law. Paul Wilson 1132
BrewDog co-founder James Watt headlining Startup Summit; BrewDog co-founder James Watt has been announced as the headline speaker at this year's Startup Summit (SUS20), where he will be interviewed by renowned Scottish businessman Sir Tom Hunter. Emma Newlands 554
Caleb Ewan pips Sam Bennett to double stage tally and targets a third in Paris; Irishman foiled but green jersey lead increases as Peter Sagan is penalised. Ian Parker 821
Celtic v Hibs match moved but no TV coverage; Date changed due to Parkhead side's European commitments. Graham Bean 286
Coronavirus in Scotland LIVE: Covid-19 cases linked to Glasgow pubs increased since lockdown measures tightened; Updates on Covid-19 in Scotland. Gary Flockhart 156
Coronavirus in Scotland: 159 new Covid-19 cases in Scotland as average number of daily cases trebles in three weeks; A further 159 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland in the past 24 hours. Jamie McKenzie 282
Coronavirus in Scotland: Total deaths rise by a third between April and June; Covid-19 was the underlying cause in 3,739 deaths in during three-month period, accounting for 83% of 4,515 excess deaths compared to the five year average. Gary Flockhart 386
Covid crisis risks the return of 1980s-style mass unemployment unless government takes swift action - Alistair Darling; As the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak continues, the UK Government must do all in its power to avoid a return to the days of mass unemployment and life on the dole for many people, writes former Chancellor Alistair Darling. Alistair Darling 1083
Covid-19 vaccine trial put on hold after side effect reported in UK patient; The possible side effect occurred in a testing volunteer in Britain, who is expected to recover. Gary Flockhart 765
Covid: Expert after expert are all sounding the same warning - Scotsman comment; We need to wake up to warnings by leading experts that the Covid-19 coronavirus is still a serious threat as the number of infections rises. Scotsman Leader Comment 603
Digital skills academy CodeClan launches cybersecurity course; Digital skills academy CodeClan has unveiled a new cybersecurity course - saying Scotland can continue to demonstrate its leading role in this area. Emma Newlands 541
Donald Trump Nobel Peace Price: Why US President's nomination is a far-right publicity stunt; It is regarded as the world's pre-eminent honour, conferred upon the greatest minds who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of progress, justice, and a lasting peace. Martyn Mclaughlin 1079
Edinburgh dominate Guinness Pro14 "Dream Team" with six inclusions; Scant consolation for missing out on final but Conference B toppers rewarded lion's share of selection by media. Duncan Smith Conference news 477
Edinburgh's Covid recovery: City cannot afford to rest on its laurels as it has done too often in the past - Alistair Darling; Edinburgh could perhaps learn lessons from the reinventions of Glasgow and Manchester as Scotland's capital seeks to cope with the economic damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak, writes former Chancellor Alistair Darling. Alistair Darling 1052
Fake booze: can you tell if your vintage malt whisky is the real thing? If you've shelled out [pounds sterling]1.5 million for a rare bottle of vintage whisky, you would want to be sure the amber liquid inside is what it says on the label. Ilona Amos 496
Fitness chain Tribe sees sites designated Fever Free Zones; Edinburgh-based fitness chain Tribe says it has become the first wellness business in Scotland to adopt "pioneering" technology developed by clinical epidemiologist and public health consultant Paul Nelson. Emma Newlands 395
Found in translation: insightful feminist books on male violence - Laura Waddell; Books translated into English, like Dead Girls by Selva Almada, tend to be the cream of the crop, writes Laura Waddell. Laura Waddell 1205
Fresh warnings court action may be used by the Scottish Government to block Internal Market Bill; Constitution secretary Mike Russell told MSPs that several legal options are on the table. Conor Matchett 662
Glasgow fashion chain Quiz closes 15 stores amid Covid sales pain: New Look latest; Quiz, the Glasgow-headquartered "fast fashion" retailer, said it has been "encouraged" by a sales recovery in recent weeks but about 15 of its UK stores are to remain shuttered in the wake of a major restructuring. Scott Reid 639
Glasgow murder: Detectives launch murder inquiry after man, 33, found dead in Townhead flat; Detectives have launched a murder inquiry after a 33-year-old man was found dead in a flat in Glasgow. Jamie McKenzie 383
Hearts' Aaron Hickey says it will be 'crazy' to face Cristiano Ronaldo; Bologna-bound defender relishing the prospect of taking on his idol. Ronnie Esplin 524
Heat concerns at ANA Inspiration with temperatures expected to reach 113 degrees; Caddies permitted to use carts. Phil Casey 520
Hibs forced to rethink midfield signing target as Scott Fraser signs for MK Dons; Easter Road club widens search for a central midfielder after former Dundee United star opts to remain in England. Moira Gordon 296
Home working: just a jolly or jolly good sense? David Alexander comment; On the one hand Prime Minister Boris Johnson pleads with office staff to return to their places of employment, mainly to help get the wider economy operating normally, but also with a particular eye on how doing the job from home has proved devastating for the commercial viability of city and town centres. David Alexander 831
Hybrid voting system labelled 'farcical' as MSP lodges motion for it to be withdrawn; Scottish Labour MSP Neil Findlay has called on MSPs to say they have "no faith" in the system. Conor Matchett 641
Lewis Capaldi: the singer's response on Twitter after hilarious Who Wants to Be a Millionaire moment; The Scottish star has changed his Twitter handle to 'I don't even know who Lewis Capaldi is'. Rhona Shennan 539
Liam Palmer: 'We have momentum... now we have to keep ball rolling'; Right wing-back says Scotland struggled to copy with build-up to Czech game. Stephen Halliday 764
Livingston-based Scottish Procurement Alliance sees project value jump; An organisation specialising in procurement has seen the value of projects it delivered jump by about 50 per cent. Emma Newlands 386
Local authority leader condemns councillor behind Covid-19 conspiracy movement; A local authority leader has condemned the actions of a councillor who organised an anti-mask demonstration in protest at Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, warning that he is endangering people's lives. Martyn Mclaughlin 613
Male identity and alcohol under the spotlight in new report; Harm related to alcohol remains a significant issue for men, for whom drinking is closely connected to their identity, according to a new report. Kevan Christie 676
Malicious prosecution of Rangers' administrators raises serious questions for Crown - Kenny MacAskill; The admission that malice was a factor in the prosecution of Rangers' administrators is not a minor indiscretion that can just be brushed aside, writes Kenny MacAskill. Kenny MacAskill 569
Manchester Arena bomb victim evacuated more than 40 minutes after blast; A victim of the Manchester Arena bombing was only evacuated from the scene more than 40 minutes after the explosion and chest compressions only started on him more than an hour later, the public inquiry into the attack has heard. Pat Hurst 396
New 44 Scotland Street Chapter 33: Not your average hotel; Their honeymoon hotel occupied a commanding position on a hill. The view to the front was of the coast, a short walk away through a thick growth of sea-grape, coconut palm and Cuba bark trees. To the rear, the ground fell away sharply until it rose again in another hill, densely covered with the ubiquitous, dark green shrubs of the island. Alexander McCall Smith 1070
Nicola Sturgeon set to put brakes on the return of fans to football; Pilot events likely go ahead but general target date of 14 September to be revised. Graham Bean and Conor Matchett 369
Nicola Sturgeon thanks 28-year-old man for sharing story of dealing with 'long haul' coronavirus; Nicola Sturgeon has thanked a man who shared his story detailing the debilitating symptoms of "long haul" coronavirus. Neil Pooran 502
Nicola Sturgeon: 'No plan B' for avoiding mass job losses when furlough scheme ends; The First Minister said the Scottish Government did not have an alternative to the scheme. Conor Matchett 700
Nicola Sturgeon: UK legislation a 'full frontal assault on devolution'; Scotland's First Minister speaks out against proposals contained within the Internal Market Bill. Gary Flockhart 631
Nicola Sturgeon: UK single market plan will 'cripple' Scottish Parliament; Nicola Sturgeon has branded controversial post-Brexit plans which will create a UK "single market" an "abomination" which will "cripple devolution.". Scott Macnab 712
Obituary: David Hagen, member of the 1989 Scotland Under-16 team which reached Junior World Cup final; David Hagen, footballer. Born: 05 May, 1973 in Edinburgh. Died: 24 July, 2020, in Alloa aged 47. Matt Vallance Obituary 614
ODEON Cinemas: remote jury trials to begin in Scotland this month; The first trials will get underway on September 28 in Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh. Conor Marlborough 1171
Organisers of indoor 'raves' should face emergency Covid crackdown; Scots who organise house parties and indoor raves should face more "severe" penalties amid concerns they cannot be touched by current emergency Covid laws. Scott Macnab 459
PMQs: Boris Johnson faces 'rogue state' claims over Brexit plan; Controversial plans to create a UK "single market" after the Brexit transition period have been branded an "attack on Scotland's Parliament" during heated Commons exchanges. Scott Macnab 622
Richard Leonard: Scottish Labour leader calls move to oust him 'astonishing and despicable'; Richard Leonard has told Scottish Labour party members they have "underestimated" him, over calls for him to step down. Emma O'Neill 629
Rise in Covid-19 cases in Glasgow pubs since lockdown measures tightened; Numbers of positive tests on the rise in the city's hospitality sector - but "not a major outbreak", according to NHS. Gary Flockhart 373
Royal Deeside: Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to leave Scotland and spend time privately at Sandringham; The Queen will move to her Sandringham Estate next week after a summer break in Balmoral. Catherine Wylie 418
Ruth Davidson to host new radio show in London; The Scottish Tory leader in Holyrood is set to start presenting her new show for LBC this week. Conor Matchett 531
Scotland 'at a very dangerous point' in battle with Covid-19 amid stark second lockdown warning; Nicola Sturgeon again warned the public a second lockdown is possible if cases continue to rise. Conor Matchett 690
Scotland captain Stuart Hogg suffers injury scare in Exeter's win over Gloucester; Full-back had to go off early in second half. Graham Bean 379
Scotland faces growing public 'unrest' over Covid lockdown, MSPs warned; Public support for Coronavirus lockdown measures is falling in Scotland with "potential unrest" a growing danger after weekend protests, MSPs have been told. Scott Macnab 440
Scotland on Sunday Travel Wishlist - Porto, Portugal; Love Lisbon? Put the second city on your post-lockdown bucket list. Mark Atkinson 1150
Scotland on Sunday Travel Wishlist - The Royal Oak, Cullen; Done the NC500? The Moray Coast is waiting to be explored. Janet Christie 971
ScotRail staff face new assault risk from passengers 'on fringes of criminality'; British Transport Police fears workers checking tickets could be targeted due to a 'new culture' of fare dodging during the pandemic when inspections on trains were suspended. Alastair Dalton 751
Scots Labour leadership battle may end up in court; A Labour MSP calling on Scottish party leader Richard Leonard to step down has warned that demands for a leadership contest may end up in a court battle. Scott Macnab 375
Social gatherings may be restricted in Scotland as fans unlikely to return to football stadiums soon; Nicola Sturgeon indicated it was possible the rules on social gatherings will change tomorrow. Conor Matchett 513
Standard Life trust manager Nimmo offers optimistic outlook for UK smaller companies; The [pounds sterling]550 million Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust has reported a second year of negative absolute returns but its veteran manager remains "very optimistic" about the fund's long-term prospects. Scott Reid 479
STV Studios commissioned by Channel 5 to make new farming series; STV Studios has been commissioned to produce a new series helping family farms transform into successful new businesses. Scott Reid 574
Take a look inside this historic fortified tower house - once owned by members of Clan Gordon; The historic listed fortified house is close to both Royal Deeside and Donside. Rosalind Erskine 343
Top Scottish company directors recognised at IoD awards; Leading company directors in Scotland have been recognised at a virtual awards ceremony last night - including a special prize for "true inspiration" Heather McGregor. Emma Newlands 915
Two-time winner Brooks Koepka rules himself out of the US Open; American has suffered injury-afflicted season. Phil Casey 220
US Open: Serena Williams digs deep again to edge closer to 24th grand slam title; Six-time champion fights back from a set down for the third consecutive round as she sees off Tsvetana Pironkova to reach last four. Mark Staniforth 706
V&A Dundee to showcase work of celebrated Scottish dancer; V&A Dundee has unveiled plans for the first major exhibition celebrating the work of Michael Clark, the pioneering Scottish dancer and choreographer. Martyn McLaughlin 525
VIDEO: Christmas At The Botanics lights spectacular gets go ahead; Christmas At The Botanics - the light-trail spectacular - has been given the go ahead to dazzle again in Edinburgh. Graham Walker 795
WATCH: Waverley paddle steamer arrives back in Glasgow after pier collision; The world's last sea-going paddle steamer returned to Glasgow today under her own power, six days after hitting a pier at Brodick on Arran. Alastair Dalton 549
Why Scots are choosing 'green' weddings - and what they involve; Couples will be able to say "I do" to saving the planet while tying the knot thanks to a new enterprise offering bespoke eco-friendly wedding celebrations in Scotland. Ilona Amos 497

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