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Articles from The Scotsman Online (April 19, 2021)

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'Hate the principle of it' - Ally McCoist 'against' Celtic and Rangers being part of European Super League; Ally McCoist has revealed he is "so against" the idea of Celtic and Rangers taking part in the European Super League if given the chance to do so. Joel Sked 273
130,000 new green jobs could be created in Scotland, replacing all roles lost due to Covid-19; Government investment in key areas such as care work and renewable energy could create at least 130,000 green jobs in Scotland in the next two years, a new report shows. Ilona Amos 653
24 Royal Terrace to re-open its Dinna Tell cocktail garden; As Scotland begins to gradually re-open after lockdown, one of Edinburgh's best kept secrets is preparing to help people get back into the summer spirit. 576
A76: 14-year-old taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Dumfries; A teenager is being treated for serious injuries after being hit by an Audi on the A76. Rachel Mackie 296
Alasdair Dickinson is a major coup as Glasgow Warriors recruit ex-Scotland prop as scrum coach; Danny Wilson has hailed the recruitment of Alasdair Dickinson to the Glasgow Warriors coaching team as a major coup. Graham Bean 600
Alex Salmond under pressure to say Russian poisoning suspects behind Czech explosion; Alex Salmond is under pressure to condemn the Kremlin after it emerged the two men suspected of the Salisbury poisonings were linked to an explosion in the Czech Republic. Conor Matchett 423
Amateur jockey Lorna Brooke dies following fall at Taunton; Amateur rider Lorna Brooke died in hospital on Sunday following a fall at Taunton earlier this month, the Injured Jockeys Fund has announced. Sports Desk 218
Amazon hurtles towards green goal with investment in huge Scottish offshore wind farm; Amazon has invested in a major Scottish offshore wind project as the internet giant continues to ramp up its green credentials. Scott Reid 445
Animal rescue in Scotland: Tawny owl found in 'sorry state' released into wild after 'lovely spa bath' from Scottish SPCA; A female tawny owl received care in the form of a 'lovely spa bath' after she was found in 'sorry state' up a chimney. Hannah Brown 210
Beltane Fire Festival: Green Man to be played by a woman for first time as Edinburgh event goes virtual; Organisers of Edinburgh's world-famous Beltane Fire Festival have appointed a woman to play the pivotal role of the Green Man for the first time in its history. Brian Ferguson 704
Book review: The Invention of Miracles, by Katie Booth; Katie Booth has written a revelatory revisionist biography of Alexander Graham Bell, writes Susan Mansfield. Susan Mansfield 588
Boris Johnson cancels trip to India as cases in the country rise following new variant; The Prime Minister has cancelled his trip to India as cases of coronavirus rapidly rise in the country following news of a new variant. Hannah Brown 312
Bus tycoon accuses SNP of using taxpayers' cash like 'confetti' in Ferguson Marine ferries scandal; The owner of one of Scotland's most successful bus companies has said the controversy over the building of two new ferries at the Ferguson Marine shipyard was a "national embarrassment". Gina Davidson 445
Cameron House hotel fire deaths: No fatal accident inquiry after blaze at Loch Lomond resort; Scottish authorities will not hold a fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of two men in a fire at a luxury hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond. Scott McCartney 560
Celtic v Rangers: SWPL title race hots up midweek with Old Firm clash; Rangers Women boss Malky Thomson calls for Gers stars to hold their nerve in Old Firm test as they look for another three points in their quest to dismantle Glasgow City's 13-year reign of dominance. Graham Falk 583
Coroanvirus briefing in Scotland: What can we expect from the Scottish Government coronavirus briefing on Tuesday? The Scottish Government has confirmed that a covid briefing will be held by Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday. Hannah Brown 310
Covid care home death figures: Crown Office data reveals at least 3,400 coronavirus deaths occurred in care homes across Scotland during lockdown; Newly released data shows that there have been at least 3,400 deaths related to the coronavirus at care homes across Scotland since the beginning of the pandemic. Hannah Brown 433
Covid inquiry should be held, but not rushed - Scotsman comment; As the current Holyrood election campaign got underway, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the SNP's focus would be on the need for strong leadership to get through the coronavirus pandemic. Scotsman leader 378
Drop Edouard, Brown, Laxalt and Kenny and play Montgomery - how to configure Celtic team for season's bitter end; The life drained from Celtic's season so long ago, the past few months of it have merely been a haunting. Andrew Smith 655
Edinburgh wealth management firm founded 21 years ago acquired in seven-figure deal; An Edinburgh-based wealth management business founded 21 years ago has been acquired in a seven-figure deal. Scott Reid 604
Edinburgh's Menzies Aviation hails 'one of most significant wins' in history of cargo business; Menzies Aviation has hailed a five-year contract at a major US airport as "one of the most significant wins" in the history of its cargo business. Scott Reid 421
European Super League LIVE: Scottish football and world reaction to bombshell breakaway plans; The news that 12 of Europe's biggest clubs have signed up to a new breakaway competition has prompted a huge reaction across the world of football, both at home and abroad. Matthew Elder 283
European Super League: Boris Johnson condemns 'very damaging' move by football's biggest clubs to form breakaway league; Boris Johnson has condemned the six Premier League clubs who have agreed to join a breakaway European Super League, saying they "must answer to their fans" before going ahead with the "very damaging" change. Gary Flockhart 568
European Super League: Everything you need to know on controversial new proposal; On Sunday night a 738-word statement was released confirming plans for a new Super League involving a number of Europe's 'elite' clubs. Joel Sked 969
European Super League: How Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool's breakaway plans could rob Scotland of key trio for Euro 2020; Players involved in the planned European Super League should be banned from all UEFA competitions, president Aleksandr Ceferin has said - and called on the move to be made "as soon as possible". David Oliver 450
European Super League: SPFL chief Neil Doncaster lends Scottish football's backing to UEFA opposition against "a clear and present danger"; Scottish football's voice has been added to the opposition against the proposed 12-team European Superleague breakaway competition. David Oliver 483
European Super League: The most fascinating aspect was the faux outrage; When the news broke on Sunday evening about the plans for 'The Super League' it was met with indifference, a shrug. Joel Sked 560
Falkirk death: Man, 35, charged after 39-year-old man found dead in Bo'ness property with serious injuries following 'altercation'; A 35-year-old man has been arrested and charged after a 39-year-old man was found dead at a Falkirk property, following an 'altercation.'. Hannah Brown 268
Farming: Limousin Society prefers denial to facing problems - Andrew Arbuckle; Three years have passed since the first signs of problems emerged within the UK's biggest beef cattle society. Normally, that would be thought a sufficiently lengthy time for any issues to be resolved within an organisation such as the British Limousin Cattle Society. Andrew Arbuckle 695
Happy end to fable of the England strikers' coach and the centre-forward who couldn't score as Aberdeen hit net seven times; Ross McCorie has detailed the impact of assistant manager Allan Russell after the 40-year-old's arrival coincided with Aberdeen hitting the net on seven occasions against Livingston. Alan Pattullo 605
Hay fever symptoms: allergy signs to look out for from itchy eyes to rash and cough - and treatments explained; Hay fever symptoms can last for weeks or months, unlike a cold, and there is currently no cure. Claire Schofield 582
Here's what to expect from the Johnnie Walker Experience on Princes Street; Visitors can look forward to attractions such as bottle your own whisky and sensory tasting rooms. Rosalind Erskine 351
How many episodes are in Line of Duty season 6? Date series ends - and will there be a season 7; With the BBC crime drama continuing to climb in popularity, will a seventh season be on the horizon? Rhona Shennan 772
How Nicola Sturgeon will make 'independence' practically impossible - Brian Monteith; In the last month, but especially last week Scottish politics has taken a very dark turn for the worse. Brian Monteith 950
Immortality beckons for Steven Gerrard and his Rangers players as momentous season enters final stage; Over the course of the next five weeks, Rangers can turn what has already been a truly momentous season into one for the ages. Stephen Halliday 649
India: Covid variant first found in India explained, are there UK cases - and is India on the travel red list? There are 77 confirmed cases of the Indian mutant strain in the UK, according to Public Health England; There are 77 confirmed cases of the Indian mutant strain in the UK, according to Public Health England. Claire Schofield 728
Indyref2: Half of UK thinks Scotland should be granted second independence referendum; More than half of people across the UK believe a second Scottish independence referendum should take place if the SNP gains a Holyrood majority, according to a poll. Gary Flockhart 435
John Paul Academy: Four men injured during disturbance at football pitch; Four men have been injured following an incident at a football pitch in Glasgow. Katharine Hay 205
Naive mistakes blamed as Scotland brace themselves for wooden spoon decider; Scotland's stand-in skipper Helen Nelson admits the side have to stop making "naive" mistakes if they are to dust themselves down and avoid the Women's Six Nations wooden spoon. Gary Heatly 502
Nasa Mars helicopter: what will Ingenuity aircraft do, what time is the flight - and how to watch live stream; The aircraft will hover three meters above the surface of Mars before landing on the Red Planet. Sarah Wilson 532
Nasa's Mars helicopter completes first ever controlled flight on another planet; Nasa's Ingenuity Mars helicopter has completed the first-ever powered, controlled flight on another planet, the space agency has announced. Katharine Hay 183
New efforts to save Scotland's rare black grouse; Scotland's rare black grouse are set to benefit from the power of the wind. Ilona Amos 458
Nick Nairn warns strict new Covid regulations could be "fatal blow" for many hospitality businesses; Celebrity chef Nick Nairn has voiced fears that new Covid regulations could cripple Scotland's hospitality industry. Ian Swanson 617
Overseas aid budget cuts means essential research on Covid and other diseases is being stopped - Professor Eleanor Riley; Tucked away on a quiet coastal road, in an upmarket neighbourhood opposite the British High Commission and a boutique hotel, a leafy campus complete with colonial-era bungalows, a cricket field and a rugby pitch hosts one of the unsung heroes of the UK's response to Covid-19. Eleanor Riley 594
Owner of Scotch Malt Whisky Society eyeing stock market flotation after membership jumps; Artisanal Spirits Company, the owner of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, is eyeing a stock market flotation after reporting strong annual results. Scott Reid 591
Planning system's 'protection' for historic battlefield sites not fit for purpose - Readers' Letters; The call from the National Trust for Scotland to political parties to provide greater protection for historic battlefields (Scotsman, 16 April) is to be welcomed. Letter to the editor 1582
Prince Philip: Piper says playing at funeral was 'greatest honour' of his career; The piper who played the Lament at the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral said it was "the greatest honour of my military career". Tom Eden 439
Producer of gin distilled with tea brews up major US export deal; A Scottish premium gin distilled with hand-picked tea is to be stocked in shops across America after securing its first-ever export deal - with the USA's biggest independent wine retailer. Emma Newlands 426
Queen's Birthday: Queen to mark 95th Birthday without Prince Philip for the first time during reign; The Queen is set to celebrate the first birthday of her reign without her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, as the royal family observes another week of mourning. Hannah Brown 565
Race for Holyrood: Your Scottish election briefing for Monday, April 19; A lighter look at the Scottish election campaign trail. Jane Bradley 881
Rangers boss in contract admission, Celtic manger appointment 'accelerated', Old Firm trash talk, Super League sham - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; The Scottish Cup quarter-finalists were decided over the weekend with Rangers, Hibs, Motherwell, St Mirren, Kilmarnock, Aberdeen, St Johnstone and Dundee United ensuring it is an all-Premiership last eight. Joel Sked 552
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard named as contender for Spurs job after Jose Mourinho exit; Current Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been put in the frame for the vacant Tottenham Hotspur job after Jose Mourinho was sacked on Monday. Mark Atkinson 190
Rising catalytic converter thefts in Scotland sparks Crimestoppers campaign to anonymously help catch culprits; Rising catalytic converter thefts across Scotland has led to a new campaign by Crimestoppers to help catch the culprits. Jamie McKenzie 600
RNLI rescue: Teenage boys aged 15 rescued from small dinghy off Rock Well on Caithness coast; Two 15-year-old boys had to be rescued after they got into difficulty in a small dinghy off the Caithness coast. Hannah Brown 198
Sam Heughan: Outlander star's fortune soars to more than [pounds sterling]3.3m thanks to success of hit show; Outlander star Sam Heughan's fortune has soared to more than [pounds sterling]3.3 million - thanks to the massive success of the hit fantasy series. Stuart MacDonald 432
Sam Locke leads Tartan Pro Tour event at Barassie Links; Sam Locke, winner of the first Tartan Pro Tour event last year, has another victory on the circuit in his sights after setting the pace in the Barassie Links Masters. Martin Dempster 410
Scottish Cup TV ties revealed: Premier Sports opt for Rangers and Hibs as BBC pick Aberdeen v Dundee United; All four Scottish Cup quarter-final ties will be broadcast live this weekend. Joel Sked 171
Scottish election 2021: Anas Sarwar labels Scotland the 'best country in the world', but insists it can be better; Anas Sarwar has labelled Scotland the "best country in the world", but insisted it can be better. Alexander Brown 1027
Scottish election 2021: Douglas Ross to pledge [pounds sterling]600 million to tackle Covid treatment backlog; Douglas Ross will today pledge [pounds sterling]600 million to tackle the backlog of those waiting for treatment because of coronavirus. Alexander Brown 571
Scottish election 2021: No income tax cuts, but Barnett formula style framework for councils, pledge Tories; Douglas Ross has said Scotland's 32 councils need a Barnett formula style funding framework to put local government on a more secure financial footing, as he ruled out reforming the council tax or income tax cuts at his party's manifesto launch. Gina Davidson 951
Scottish election 2021: Scottish Labour says 'we are not rewriting our manifesto'; Scottish Labour is not rewriting its manifesto in a last-minute change to key policies, leader Anas Sarwar has insisted. Jane Bradley 330
Scottish election 2021: Tories make bid for all 'pro-union voters' to stop independence referendum; Douglas Ross has urged "pro-union voters" to vote Conservative, even if they have never done so before, to stop an SNP majority in Holyrood, as he launched his party's manifesto. Gina Davidson 605
Scottish election 2021: Tories to pledge [pounds sterling]1 million for cycling initiatives and promise a cycle network in every city; The Scottish Conservatives will today pledge [pounds sterling]1 million for cycling initiatives to rebuild the way people commute. Alexander Brown 392
Scottish elections 2021: Babies born during the Covid pandemic are at greater risk of lasting mental health problems - NSPCC Scotland; Over the past year, approximately 50,000 babies will have been born in Scotland; born into a society of heightened stress and anxiety and too many born into families struggling with financial hardship, loneliness and a lack of access to support services. 953
Scottish property investment dives amid lockdown but 'robust rebound' on cards; Property investment volumes in Scotland fell at the start of this year as lockdown restrictions hit deal-making but experts are predicting a "robust rebound" in the months ahead. Scott Reid 578
Scottish students 'left in limbo' by SNP failure around 2020 exams results; John Swinney and the SNP have been criticised for leaving students in "limbo" and with no route of appeal for their exam results as another scandal begins to brew. Conor Matchett 1424
SFA condemn European Super League plan which has 'galvanised' sport in opposition to ' closed competition based on patronage rather than sporting merit'; Plans to form a European Super League led by 12 of the continent's wealthiest clubs have 'galvanised' football in opposition against the rogue clubs' project, the Scottish FA has said. David Oliver 395
SNP 'catastrophically failed' residents as care home deaths figures published; Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP "catastrophically failed" at protecting the lives of care home residents during the Covid-19 pandemic, Scottish Labour has said, after the full extent of care home deaths was published for the first time. Conor Matchett 1532
Solicitors branch out to launch new legal firm in heart of Glasgow; Four solicitors have branched out to launch a legal firm based in the centre of Glasgow. Scott Reid 438
SPFL clubs get TV green light from Sky Sports for home match broadcasts in season 2021-22; Fans will see every kick of their teams' games next season - regardless of how the Scottish Government's rules impact Scottish football supporters in stadia. David Oliver 436
Springburn Park Glasgow: Teenage girl escapes balaclava-clad man who grabbed her in park; Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was grabbed by a balaclava-clad man in a Glasgow park at the weekend. Gary Flockhart 211
Staycations Scotland: 10 incredible Scottish coastal walks you can enjoy now travel restrictions are lifted; Now that travel restictions have been lifted we are finally free to leave our council area for the first time since Christmas. David Hepburn 501
Stewart Cink wins again but plays down chance of Ryder Cup return; Stewart Cink, the 2009 Open champion, has played down his chance of becoming one of the oldest Ryder Cup players in the event's history despite joining Bryson DeChambeau as a multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season. Martin Dempster 578
The Young Team: Writer's debut novel on Scottish gang culture to become new screen drama; A writer's debut novel on Scottish gang culture, which was based on his own experiences of growing up in Lanarkshire, is set to be turned into a major new screen drama. Brian Ferguson 624
Third of people with MS keep the condition a secret over fears of pity and discrimination, charity says; More than a third of people in Scotland living with multiple sclerosis (MS) keep the condition a secret, an MS support charity has said. Elsa Maishman 596
Toto Wolff calls "bulls***" on George Russell's Valtteri Bottas crash accusation amid concerns over Lewis Hamilton title bid; Toto Wolff has branded George Russell's claim that Valtteri Bottas deliberately caused their 200mph crash as "bulls***" - and fears the accident could hinder Lewis Hamilton's charge for an eighth world championship. Philip Duncan 592
Train derailment which left three dead caused by stones washed onto track, report finds; The ScotRail train which derailed near Stonehaven leaving three people dead and six other injured came off the tracks after striking stones and debris, an official report has ruled. Martyn McLaughlin 607
UK Government declines to commit to Covid inquiry timeline as Nicola Sturgeon calls for four-nations commitment; Nicola Sturgeon has called for a four-nations inquiry into the handling of the pandemic to take place this year as the UK Government declined to commit to a timeline. Alexander Brown Chronology 971
UK Government should devolve VAT and corporation tax to Holyrood, think-tank claims; The UK Government should devolve VAT and corporation tax to Holyrood, a think-tank has claimed. Alexander Brown 569
West Bridge Street: Emergency services close road after two vehicle crash in Falkirk; A road has been closed in Falkirk after a crash. Rachel Mackie 155
What the European Super League means for Celtic, Rangers and the rest of Scottish football; The nauseous reaction from across the European football community to the announcement of a Super League founded by 12 of the richest clubs from England, Spain and Italy will have been shared by many in Scotland. Stephen Halliday 1096
Why Celtic and Rangers would be irrelevancies if European Super League was realistic; It was a triumph of wishful thinking for certain parties to speculate Celtic and Rangers could be among the five invitees for the proposed, pie-in-the-sky European Super League. Andrew Smith 605
Why golf is blessed to have Lydia Ko and her radiant smile in its ranks; Don't you just love golf? The past weekend alone brought a return to winning ways for Lydia Ko and another victory this season for 47-year-old Stewart Cink. It's a pity that Martin Kaymer missed out on also being back in the winner's circle, but hey ho. Martin Dempster 809
Why is the European Super League bad? Opposition to Europe's new breakaway football competition explained; Six Premier League clubs, including Liverpool and Arsenal, could have teams line up in the new ESL to rival the UEFA Champions League. Matt Brooks 845
Why the 'preparation' of Scottish Government witnesses could be a crime - Alistair Bonnington; Those unfortunate enough to have to give evidence at a criminal trial are understandably nervous and apprehensive in advance. Alistair Bonnington 899
Work starts on new Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in Scotland; Work has finally started on the new Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course at Ury Estate, near Stonehaven. Martin Dempster 588

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