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Articles from The Scotsman Online (April 27, 2021)

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'Eco-friendly' Glasgow flats development to feature solar panels and electric charging points; A new "eco-friendly" Glasgow housing development will feature solar panels on the roof of the flats and electric charging points in the car park for its residents. Scott Reid 337
'My Normality' project invites artists to reflect on a year that's been anything but; As the nation prepares to move from the "new normal" back to the "old normal" - or perhaps to a different kind of normal altogether - this year's Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival questions what "normal" actually means. By Andrew Eaton-Lewis. Andrew Eaton-Lewis 1104
'We could not handle it' - Aberdeen's honest assessment after being stunned by Dundee United; It would be fair to say that Aberdeen did not see such a catastrophic defeat by Dundee United coming. Mark Atkinson 597
'We couldn't handle it' - Aberdeen's honest assessment after being stunned by Dundee United; It would be fair to say that Aberdeen did not see such a catastrophic defeat by Dundee United coming. Mark Atkinson 597
'Worst year in tourism history' could be chance to re-evaluate transport priorities - Ken Thomson; In 2020 the business implications of Coronavirus became apparent very quickly - and it was soon realised that industries at the heart of Scotland's service-based economy were facing an existential threat. Ken Thomson 533
A 'Covid generation' who missed out on biggest milestones during pandemic - Malcolm Buchanan; As we enter our thirteenth month in lockdown, it's a chance to reflect on the year that wasn't for many. Malcolm Buchanan 544
Airdrie road crash: One horse killed and one woman in hospital following a collision in Glenmavis; A car collided with a horse in Airdrie on Sunday morning - leaving the female rider in hospital and the horse dead. Beth Murray 330
Alicia Mitchell: Police appeal launched as 15-year-old girl is reported missing in Glasgow; Police are appealing for information to help trace a teenager, Alicia Mitchell, who was reporting missing from the Baillieston area of Glasgow on Monday. Beth Murray 195
Best foot forward: Scottish walking festival returns with new routes as lockdown lifts; A popular Scottish walking festival is making a welcome comeback this year as lockdown restrictions ease. Ilona Amos 758
Blantyre crash: Cyclist in hospital with serious injuries after hit and run on Scottish road; A cyclist is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car that failed to stop while cycling on a Scottish road. Rachel Mackie 318
Book review: Under the Wave at Waimea, by Paul Theroux; This Hawaii-set novel's catalogue of errors will leave surfers tearing their hair, writes Roger Cox. Roger Cox 1086
Boris Johnson accused of 'shifty denials' amid claims he said 'let Covid rip' in heated lockdown row; Boris Johnson has been accused of making "shifty denials" as it was claimed he said "let Covid rip" during a heated lockdown row. Alexander Brown 559
Boris Johnson's denial over third lockdown remark is hard for many to believe. And that's a problem - Scotsman comment; Boris Johnson is a politician with a lamentable track record of dishonesty. Scotsman comment 390
BP 'performing while transforming' as oil price rebound boosts bottom line; Energy major BP swung to a $3.3 billion ([pounds sterling]2.4bn) profit in the first three months of the year thanks to "significantly" higher oil prices as the group's financial fortunes remain intrinsically linked to black gold. Scott Reid 573
Call for Scottish volunteers to trial first plant-based Covid-19 vaccine; A trial of what could be the first plant-based Covid-19 vaccine to be approved is calling for volunteers in Scotland. Elsa Maishman 414
Chris Smith: Charitable fund launched in the name of Team GB runner who tragically died in the Perthshire hills six months ago; Six months ago today, fell runner Chris Smith sadly lost his life while out running in Perthshire - now to honour him, his family have announced that they are launching a memorial fund charitable trust in his name. Beth Murray 1087
Coronavirus in Scotland: These are the top ten areas in Scotland with the highest number of Covid cases between 18 April 2021 and 24 April 2021; The latest data shows the areas in Scotland with the highest number of cases. Hannah Brown 330
Danny Wilson believes he has the backing of new Glasgow Warriors chief Al Kellock; Danny Wilson believes he has the support of new Glasgow Warriors chief Al Kellock as he tries to repair the damage done by Saturday's 46-25 loss to Benetton in Italy. Graham Bean 612
Dear Equity, it's a critic's Line of Duty to comment on how an actor looks - Aidan Smith; Yesterday in this paper while reviewing Line of Duty I expressed the hope that the smash-hit drama's investigation into police corruption wouldn't spread to Spain. You see, I simply couldn't face the prospect of Ted Hastings in shorts, far less Crocs. Aidan Smith 1006
Dr Gregor Smith: Tattooed chief medical officer surprises Scots with stunning body art as he receives coronavirus vaccine jag; Scotland's Chief Medical Officer proved he has no fear of needles as he was given his AstraZeneca jab - revealing a huge tattoo on his arm. Gary Flockhart 199
Dunbear illuminated: Five-metre bear sculpture lit up to commemorate the first battle of Dunbar in the Scottish Wars of Independence; The Dunbear sculpture located on the outskirts of Dunbar will be lit up on Tuesday to commemorate the first Battle of Dunbar, a decisive English victory in the Scottish Wars of Independence. Hannah Brown 401
Duncan Scott backs athletes' right to protest at Olympic Games; Duncan Scott refused to share a podium with China's Sun Yang at the 2019 world championships because of a doping controversy and the Scottish swimmer has backed athletes' rights to express their beliefs at the forthcoming Olympic Games. Graham Bean 599
Ease of booking virtual GP appointments risks more cancellations and wasted NHS time, warns GP; The rise in virtual doctor's appointments during the Covid-19 pandemic risks wasting NHS time as patients are more likely not to turn up, an Aberdeen GP has warned. Elsa Maishman 446
Edinburgh Park development to go green with signing of multi-million-pound contract; Edinburgh Park's southern phase masterplan is set to be one of the UK's biggest "all-electric" property developments with the signing of a multi-million-pound contract. Scott Reid 412
Edinburgh tech firm behind light-based wi-fi hails US Army deal: smart cars and smartphones on horizon; PureLiFi, the Edinburgh-based firm behind technology that uses light to transmit data, has been awarded a breakthrough, multi-million-dollar deal with the US Army in Europe. Scott Reid 579
Election hustings held for Observatory for Sport in Scotland campaign; The five main political parties' policies for increasing and widening participation in sport will be put under the microscope at the Observatory for Sport in Scotland's (OSS) election hustings. Sean Miller 243
England v Scotland Euro 2020: 8 famous battles with the Auld Enemy ahead of Wembley clash; Graham Falk takes a look back at Scotland's most famous games against England as the pair get set to clash at this year's European Championships. Graham Falk 1012
Former Shadow Minister Paul Sweeney blames SNP budget cuts for 'horrendous level of lost venues' in Glasgow; The Labour candidate has blamed SNP budget cuts for the 'horrendous level of lost venues' in Glasgow as venues across Scotland's largest city remain closed. Hannah Brown 430
Former SNP head of communications to feature on The Scotsman's seventh election virtual hustings; The SNP's former head of communications, who has been subject to alleged death threats on the campaign trail, will feature in tonight's Scotsman virtual election hustings. Dale Miller 392
Genoa Black launches Edinburgh city centre base after hailing record result; Edinburgh-based business consultancy Genoa Black has pushed the button on a new city centre base after unveiling record results. Scott Reid 333
Grasslands can play big role in farming's net zero carbon goals; While a new study identifies peatlands and native woodlands as the UK's habitat types with the greatest capacity to store carbon, it concluded that grasslands also have a huge role to play in achieving the country's net zero ambitions. 435
Happy campers cheer farmers; Permitting farmers to manage part of their holdings as temporary campsites could help rural Scotland benefit from staycations - and curb the problem of dirty camping. 219
How is Oxygen made? Oxygen concentrators explained as UK sends machines to India amid Covid surge; The UK has begun sending ventilators and oxygen concentrator devices to India. Helen Johnson 683
How Scottish businesses can prepare for a cyber incident; Cyber security breaches are frequently listed by business as one of the biggest threats they face, so companies of all sizes must have measures in place to protect themselves and their employees against a range of risks. 653
How to lobby your MSP in a time of no lobbying - Devin Scobie; Voters will head to the polls next Thursday to elect 129 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) in what is expected to be a hugely significant and somewhat different election. The recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and Scottish independence are easily the two biggest issues of the campaign so far. This will be the sixth election in its history and probably the most significant since devolution in 1999. Devin Scobie 527
Is Patricia Carmichael H? Line of Duty fans spot series six spoiler on Anna Maxwell Martin's Instagram; Carmichael has become a prime suspect for some fans after episode 6. Iain Leggat 497
Jacobite steam train: Last minute downpour saves the day for 'Harry Potter' train after wildfire fears; A spell of Harry Potter magic and a last-minute April shower saved the day for passengers when Scotland's most famous steam train got back on track for the first time this summer after fears of wildfires. Mal Tattersall 412
Jonathan Gibson: who is youngest ever Mastermind winner from Glasgow - and was he on University Challenge? The student, who is studying a PhD at the University of St Andrews, won the 2021 quiz show with his specialist subject on Flanders and Swann; The student, who is studying a PhD at the University of St Andrews, won the 2021 quiz show with his specialist subject on Flanders and Swann. Jenna Macfarlane 617
Kathleen Dawson, Ross Murdoch and Cassie Wild join Duncan Scott in Great Britain Olympic swimming team; Three more Scottish swimmers are going to the Olympic Games. Graham Bean 549
Kilmarnock boss Tommy Wright demands referee Don Robertson be "man enough" to admit penalty error in St Mirren Scottish Cup loss; St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright rounded on referee Don Robertson and questioned his competence following his side's shoot-out defeat to St MIrren in a dramatic Scottish Cup quarter-final that pivoted on a spot-kick award in the penultimate minute of extra-time. Andrew Smith 584
Let's stop trying to just muddle through on housing - John Blackwood; By the time this piece is published, we will be well in to an election campaign with housing at the forefront. We have already seen promises on numbers of new affordable homes and how many should be for social rent. The topic that is explicitly avoided, however, is how large, or small, any of the political parties believe the private rented sector should be. John Blackwood 508
Line of Duty: Here are ten of the best one-liners from the hit BBC drama as fans hail latest episode for 'cracking' new catchphrase; Fans are praising the latest episode of Line of Duty for providing the 'best one-liner' yet as it enjoyed its highest ever audience this week. Beth Murray 331
Man jailed after suitcases containing [pounds sterling]800,000 in cash found at Glasgow airport; A man who was found with suitcases full of more than [pounds sterling]800,000 in cash at Glasgow airport has been jailed. Katharine Hay 345
Mike Blair to take charge of Scotland for summer matches against Romania and Georgia; Mike Blair will take charge of Scotland in three summer matches, including full internationals against Romania and Georgia. Graham Bean 348
Ministerial code should apply to leaders of new political parties like Alex Salmond, Lib Dem MP claims; The ministerial code should apply to leaders of new political parties like Alex Salmond, a Lib Dem MP has claimed. Alexander Brown 391
Mitchelston Midden: Fife's 'worst fly-tipping site' transformed into new floodlit and CCTV-monitored storage facility in Kirkcaldy; Land previously dubbed 'Fife's worst fly-tipping site' in Kirkcaldy has been transformed into a new CCTV-monitored storage facility after 150 tonnes of rubbish was removed. Hannah Brown 357
National Museum of Scotland: Iconic Edinburgh venue planning to double rooftop terrace area; It already offers some of the most spectacular views of Edinburgh's Old Town - and now the National Museum of Scotland has revealed plans to double its rooftop terrace area this summer. Gary Flockhart 188
NFL draft is a time for optimism but pressure too - especially for the New York Jets; The start of the season is four months away but for NFL fans the optimism begins here, the week of the NFL Draft. Jacksonville Jaguars are "on the clock," a term used to describe the time allowed to make a pick, and will have first choice. Matt Farnham 785
No stopping order on A82 to combat tailbacks caused by tourist photographs on scenic road through Glencoe; It's a road of many a hastily stopped car as the stunning scenery swings into view. Alison Campsie 617
Obituary: Barry Mason, songwriter who gave the world Delilah; Barry Mason, songwriter. Born: 12 July 1935 in Wigan. Died: 16 April 2021, aged 85. Brian Pendreigh 1063
Paisley retail units housing M&S and The Range sold in [pounds sterling]12m-plus deal; Two properties at a Paisley retail park housing branches of Marks & Spencer and The Range have changed hands in an eight-figure investment deal. Scott Reid 344
Palacerigg Country Park: Four riders thrown from their horses after a dog 'spooks' the animals; Four riders were thrown from their horses after a dog which was not on a lead spooked the animals on Saturday morning in Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld. Beth Murray 633
Premier Inn owner looks to staycation boost and Sir Lenny after Covid profit wipe-out; The owner of Premier Inn sank to a mammoth [pounds sterling]1 billion loss in the past year as lockdown battered the hotel industry but bosses are eyeing a boost from summer staycationers. Scott Reid 591
Queen photographed for first time on official public duties since Philip's death; The Queen has been photographed for the first time carrying out an official public engagement since the death of her beloved husband the Duke of Edinburgh. Laura Elston 440
Race for Holyrood: Your Scottish Election briefing for Tuesday, April 27; A light-hearted look at the Scottish election campaign. Conor Marlborough 597
Rangers hopeful of concluding four-year deal for striker as Scottish Cup winners poised for European windfall; Tuesday's Scottish football news and gossip. Craig Fowler 431
Readers' Letters: Well, you did ask to be judged on Education, Nicola; As a parent with a young family, the future prospect of a strong, developed education under SNP rule is bleak at best! It is shocking to have the following statement before us from Nicola Sturgeon back in August 2015, "Let me be clear - I want to be judged on this. If you are not, as First Minister, prepared to put your neck on the line on the education of our young people then what are you prepared to? It really matters.". Scotsman Letters Letter to the editor 1646
Scotgold to raise more cash amid fresh woes at Cononish gold mine in Trossachs park; Scotgold Resources has resolved "technical issues" at its Cononish gold and silver mine near Tyndrum but will need to raise yet more money before ramping up production. Scott Reid 443
Scotland will play A international against England as part of summer programme; Mike Blair will take charge of Scotland over the summer when the national team will play an A international against England and Tests matches versus Romania and Georgia. Graham Bean 590
Scotland's advocate group demands action on Chinese sanctions and urge international action; Scotland's advocate group has demanded action on Chinese sanctions in a joint statement with UK legal professionals. Alexander Brown 552
Scotsman election hustings 2021: SNP wrong to pretend independence is a 'shortcut to rejoining EU'; The SNP has been accused of pretending Scottish independence is a "shortcut to rejoining the EU", and of failing to level with voters over the time it would take to gain membership of the trading bloc. Conor Marlborough 648
Scott Wright, Jack Simpson, a first for 21 years - plenty of Celtic questions for Rangers boss Steven Gerrard; When Rangers and Celtic meet for the final time this season on Sunday, it will be in circumstances which hardly merit a high noon description. Stephen Halliday 1068
Scottish clubs to compete for Premier Sports Cup after SPFL strike sponsorship deal with broadcaster; The SPFL has struck a sponsorship deal with Premier Sports that will see the subscription channel sponsor the Scottish League Cup for the next two seasons. Matthew Elder 422
Scottish Cup semi-finals: Dates set for Dundee United v Hibs and St Mirren v St Johnstone; Date and times have been set for this season's Scottish Cup semi-finals at Hampden Park. Matthew Elder 231
Scottish election 2021: Alex Salmond's party on track to win eight seats, poll suggests; Alex Salmond's Alba Party is on course to win eight seats at next week's Holyrood election, according to a new poll. Tom Eden 503
Scottish election 2021: Douglas Ross attacked for historic comments on gay marriage during TV leaders' debate; Douglas Ross was attacked for his historic views on same-sex marriage during a bad tempered leaders' debate on Channel 4. Conor Matchett 614
Scottish Election 2021: Get 25% off digital subscriptions to The Scotsman; We're in the final straight of the Scottish Election campaign - and we have an offer for you. Sam Shedden 343
Scottish election 2021: Greens unveil plans for two new national parks in Scotland; The Scottish Greens have unveiled plans that would see at least two national parks created in the next five years. Gary Flockhart 309
Scottish Election 2021: Labour, not Boris Johnson's sleaze-ridden Tories, will ensure Nicola Sturgeon keeps her eye on the ball - Anas Sarwar; If you listen to some political debates in Scotland, you might believe that Holyrood is powerless. Anas Sarwar 1003
Scottish election 2021: Lib Dems to 'progress' and take advantage of 'soft' SNP vote, vows Willie Rennie; Willie Rennie has said the Scottish Liberal Democrats are planning to make the most of 'soft' SNP voters at this election, adding that he is sure his party will progress. Conor Matchett 609
Scottish election 2021: Nicola Sturgeon rejects IFS report on manifesto and independence; Nicola Sturgeon has rejected an economic report that criticised her party's manifesto spending pledges and predicted an independent Scotland would start with a higher deficit than the rest of the UK. Gina Davidson 1019
Scottish election 2021: Polling expert says SNP majority 'on a knife-edge'; Small movements in the polls between now and May 6 could make an "important difference to the outcome", according to Professor Sir John Curtice. Gina Davidson 565
Scottish Election 2021: The SNP are backpedalling on independence as economic case falls apart and public wants focus on Covid recovery - Murdo Fraser; People are not being asked to vote on May 6 about whether or not Scotland should become independent, the First Minister told the BBC's Andrew Marr at the weekend. Murdo Fraser 1045
Scottish election 2021: Tories claim SNP 'wasted' 1,488 minutes debating independence referendum in last parliament term; Douglas Ross said the Scottish Government had "squandered" time on independence in Holyrood's last term rather than debating how to stop the rise in drug deaths and the "slide" in education standards. Gina Davidson 581
Scottish election 2021: What day will each Holyrood constituency declare a result and when will we know if the SNP wins a majority in Parliament? Scots will head to the polls on Thursday, May 6, but it could be some time before we know who has won the election. Conor Marlborough 452
Scottish election 2021: Who won the Channel 4 leaders' debate? It was a debate that showed the worst of Scottish politics, obsessed with the constitution and unable to debate without resorting to comfort zone attacks. Conor Matchett 430
Scottish independence: Tony Blair admits devolution 'weaknesses' failed to 'end argument" over nationalism; Tony Blair has admitted that "weaknesses" with New Labour's devolution policy failed to quash nationalism in Scotland, as a string of polls suggest pro-independence parties are on course to win big at May's election. Conor Marlborough 475
Scottish venture capital investment suffers first-quarter 'blow' as UK hits new record; Venture capital investment in Scotland's fast-growing businesses cooled in the opening months of 2021 in a "blow to the entrepreneurial scale-up sector". Scott Reid 578
Standard Life Aberdeen rebrand: Wld smplr nme thn 'Abrdn' b esr to undrstnd? - Scotsman comment; In 1825, the Standard Life Assurance Company was founded by people who clearly thought businesses should do what they say on the metaphorical tin. Scotsman comment 331
Standard Life Aberdeen's rebrand to Abrdn is a sad case of irritable vowel syndrome - Martyn McLaughlin; The investor Warren Buffett once observed that it took 20 years to build a reputation, and just five minutes to ruin it, adding: "If you think about that, you'll do things differently.". Martyn McLaughlin 978
Staycation Scotland: Here are 11 of the easiest Scottish Munros to bag for beginners; Measuring a minimum of 3,000 feet in height, there's no such thing as an 'easy' ascent of a Munro. David Hepburn 448
Stephen Gallacher on mend after suffering 'scare' in cycling accident; Stephen Gallacher is targeting a return to European Tour action in next month's Betfred British Masters at The Belfry after suffering a "bit of a scare" in a cycling accident. Martin Dempster 605
Survey hopes to paint accurate picture of native hare population - Ross Macleod; Volunteers are being sought for the first on-the-ground national survey to find out more about the state of the mountain hare population across Scotland. Ross Macleod 607
Teenage girls playing football have twice the concussion risk of boys, Scottish study finds; Teenage girls playing football are at almost twice the risk of concussion compared to teenage boys, a Glasgow University study has found. Elsa Maishman 549
Tory sleaze claims: list of allegations against Boris Johnson and party - from 'bodies' comment to flat refurb; Boris Johnson and his Conservative government are facing mounting claims of "sleaze", amid a bitter fallout with Dominic Cummings. Jenna Macfarlane 995
Two heavily pregnant deer killed after suspected dog attack prompts warning to pet owners; Two heavily pregnant deer had to be humanely killed after being badly injured in a suspected dog attack, police have confirmed. Katharine Hay 448
Two metre social distancing imposed on Scottish theatres, concert halls and comedy clubs; Scotland's arenas, concert halls and comedy clubs will be forced to impose two metre social distancing if they want to reopen - despite warnings that the vast majority of events will be totally unviable. Brian Ferguson 965
Why does the UK owe Iran money? Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband links her detention to [pounds sterling]400mn debt bill; Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband said Iran will detain his wife until the UK resolves a debt over military tanks. NationalWorld Team 695
Why Hibs tale means Dundee United's Marc McNulty has score to settle as he discusses Reading future; Marc McNulty has some unfinished business with the Scottish Cup, for he ought to have been at Hampden before now. Mark Atkinson 569

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