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Articles from The Scotsman Online (April 3, 2021)

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'A big personality; a great lad' - Kilmarnock boss Tommy Wright hails Kyle Lafferty impact on and off the park; Kilmarnock boss Tommy Wright hailed Kyle Lafferty's influence on and off the park after the striker scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 Scottish Cup win at Stenhousemuir. Football Reporter 398
'Alarming' Covid-19 vaccine disparities in 'postcode lottery' across local Scottish areas; Disparities in Covid-19 vaccination coverage between local authority areas have been branded a "postcode lottery" as new figures have revealed percentages of vaccination among age groups in each area. Elsa Maishman 590
'Am I paranoid?' - Hamilton boss Brian Rice takes aim at SFA as he claims players are being shafted; Hamilton manager Brian Rice accused the Scottish FA of not taking his team seriously and felt they were being treated differently to other clubs. Football Reporter 426
'Cherished in our hearts forever' - Family heartbroken over death of Blantyre man Richard Marshall; The family of a man found dead in South Lanarkshire have said they are "completely devastated" at their loss. Gary Flockhart 213
'Over the generations, they've lost the ability to feel for nature' - Alan Titchmarsh; There is one thing you can be sure of following an interview with Alan Titchmarsh. The much-loved gardener, presenter and novelist, who turns 72 in May, will not be leaving his career behind any time soon. Interview 1066
Aidan Smith's TV week: Keeping Faith, The Syndicate, Britain's Tiger Kings - On the Trail with Ross Kemp; Go on, admit it: when a drama comes with a warning this can be an incentive to watch. After all, it's telling us the show will be more than just people talking in kitchens of gleaming chrome and shimmering marble. Keeping Faith (BBC1) admits to "strong language" only, but drastically undersells itself. Aidan Smith 958
Alba campaign to target SNP 'issues' of education and women's rights; Alba Party candidates are set to be told to target the SNP "issues" of education and women's rights, one of the group's highest-profile recruits has claimed. Alexander Brown 893
Alex Salmond's involvement in May's election distracting from key issues, says Douglas Ross; Alex Salmond's participation in the forthcoming Holyrood election is diverting attention from key issues such as rebuilding the economy, given his previous conduct as an MSP, according to Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross. Emma Newlands 326
Alex Salmond: Yes campaign reborn and argument for independence supermajority 'unassailable', says Alba leader; The Yes campaign of the summer of 2014 is "now reborn in political form in the ranks of Alba", the new party's leader Alex Salmond has announced today. Emma Newlands 310
Allan Massie: What was Finn Russell supposed to do? The collision came about because Brice Dulin was tackling high; Even in the bad years there have always been some of us who in the weeks leading up to the Championship have been glass half-full not half-empty believers. Yet the odd years, when we have to go to Twickenham and Paris, have usually been written off. Fair enough. Our two Grand Slams in living memory were won when France (1984) and England (1990) came to Murrayfield. This year, however, we beat them both away, only to lose, narrowly, to Wales and Ireland in Edinburgh. Apple-carts upset all round. Allan Massie 818
Both managers happy after Livingston squeeze into Scottish Cup fourth round at Raith's expense; Livingston manager David Martindale feels his team deserve their place in the Scottish Cup fourth round after needing extra-time to see off Raith Rovers 2-1. Football Reporter 318
Broadband engineers log on to keep Scotland connected; Engineers working for BT's broadband infrastructure arm Openreach in Scotland are benefiting from a multi-million investment in online training to keep the nation connected during the pandemic. Perry Gourley 302
Business people on the move; Eurofins Digital Testing, the global leader in independent Quality Assurance, (QA), testing and cyber security for software systems and devices has appointed Sharon Hamilton UK managing director. 301
Celtic's last Scottish Cup meeting with Falkirk: The trauma of Tommy Burns' final game; This season has felt like a crackers time for culminations at Celtic. Andrew Smith 1110
Chiene + Tait carves out official partnership with Heritage Trust Network; Edinburgh-based accountancy firm Chiene + Tait (C+T) has teamed up with the Heritage Trust Network to support the latter's members in their efforts to restore and preserve the nation's built heritage. Emma Newlands 305
COP26 'greenwash' firm behind everyday household products; It was started more than two centuries ago by a Quaker's son who sold laundry starch, and even though its name is little known to the public, Reckitt is the firm behind some of the world's leading consumer brands. Martyn McLaughlin 384
Cost and complexity could pull the plug on deposit scheme - Chala McKenna; Scotland's deposit return scheme (DRS), due to be launched in July 2022, could be further delayed amid concerns that global events have impaired the ability of the drinks industry and retailers to suitably prepare for its implementation. Chala McKenna 660
Cup dream over for Brora and Fraserburgh despite spirited showings; Highland League sides Brora Rangers and Fraserburgh gave their SPFL opponents a scare before bowing out of the Scottish Cup. Football Reporter 221
Death of the office 'hugely over-stated' says Scottish property expert; The demise of offices has been "hugely over-stated" but Scottish property owners unable to meet demands for safer workspaces will suffer, according to a sector expert. Perry Gourley 596
Dumfries Crash: Police urgently seeking witnesses after two-year-old child killed in 'tragic' crash on Charnwood Place; A two-year-old has died after being hit by a car in Dumfries last night. Joshua King 207
Dunfermline 0-0 Hearts verdict: Bleeding stopped - but more is needed; On Scottish Cup third-round day, there was a hint of embarrassment that neither Dunfermline nor Hearts were involved in proceedings. Mark Atkinson 1031
Duty free shops for arriving passengers urged by cash-strapped Edinburgh and Glasgow airports to boost flagging income; Scotland's largest airports want to open duty free shops for arriving passengers to provide a new source of income after their revenue was decimated by the Covid crisis, The Scotsman has learned. Alastair Dalton 623
Easterhouse death: Man charged in connection with murder of Kamil Charyszyan; A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with an alleged murder in Glasgow. Gary Flockhart 212
Economic case against Scottish independence 'even more stark' than in 2014, says Douglas Ross; Tory leader Douglas Ross has echoed the conclusion of a new study predicting that Scottish independence would create a "large hole" in the nation's stretched public finances. Emma Newlands 569
Edinburgh-based CBS Consulting achieves record revenues and boosts ranks; An Edinburgh-based firm that provides change management advice and support to UK financial services companies has reported record results for the first quarter of 2021 - and boosted headcount. Emma Newlands 425
Family heartbroken after 20-year-old man found dead in Aberdeen flat; A man who died in Aberdeen has been named by police as 20-year-old Scott Hector. Gary Flockhart 324
Farmers plea for visitors to protect the countryside; While welcoming people taking to the hills and country lanes this weekend, Scotland's farmers and landowners have asked those enjoying a visit to the countryside to do so in a responsible manner. 470
Fraser Fyvie interview: Cove Rangers being underdogs for once, PPE sales and playing at Ibrox; Cove Rangers don't go into many games as the underdogs after dominating the Highland League and cruising to the League Two title last year - but they will be far from favourites on Sunday against Rangers. David Oliver 677
From a curse to a chance to show commitment to global change - Jamie Cooke; There is a reason the apocryphal phrase "May you live in interesting times" is viewed as a curse. The past year has seen the world turned upside down, as the COVID-19 pandemic has closed borders, shut businesses and opened up physical distance between each of us. 903
Graham Alexander gives Declan Gallagher contract update after 'professional' Motherwell performance; Motherwell manager Graham Alexander praised his team's professionalism following their emphatic 5-0 Scottish Cup win over Formartine. Football Reporter 331
Helping those walking the path of recovery - Karyn McCluskey; Conversations I have had over the last year have often centred around people's personal struggles with alcohol or drugs. Others have shared the desire and overwhelming need to intervene with a loved one's spiral into the depths of addictions. Karyn McCluskey 527
Here is what Alba needs to do if it wants to make up ground - John McLellan; The jury cleared me. It's a line we're likely to hear regularly in the next five weeks of the Scottish election campaign, as former First Minister and now Alba Party leader Alex Salmond tries to brush off the charge from all political opponents that he is not a fit and proper person to hold public office. John McLellan 933
Independent Scotland would face significant funding gap, report finds; Scotland's public purse faces a major shortfall should it leave the UK by the middle of this decade - and would need to impose tax rises or spending cuts of nearly [pounds sterling]1,800 per person, according to new analysis. Emma Newlands 434
Is Arnott the one who is going above and beyond the line of duty? - Simon Allison; So, what have we learned since BBC's Line of Duty recommenced last month, apart from the fact that CHIS is an anacronym for "covert human intelligence source?". Simon Allison 628
James Forrest says "no hiding" Euro target after Celtic scoring return; James Forrest is convinced he can force his way into the Scotland squad for the Euros - after helping Celtic into the Scottish Cup last 16 with a scoring contribution in his first senior start since late September. Andrew Smith 405
James McPake accuses officials of "guessing" at crucial decision as Dundee go down to St Johnstone; James McPake believes part of the blame for Dundee's Scottish Cup is down to officials simply guessing after his side had a goal ruled out for offside in the 1-0 defeat to St Johnstone. Alan Pattullo 417
Jason Cummings: 'If I hadn't missed that penalty to relegate Hibs they'd never have gone on to win the Scottish Cup'; When Jason Cummings comes up against Liam Craig in the Scottish Cup today he fully expects his team-mate from their time together at Hibernian to remind him of a comedy moment, though it was far from funny at the time. Aidan Smith 2601
John Kennedy slams Stale Solebakken for claim that Kristoffer Ajer "must leave" Celtic; John Kennedy has accused Norway manager Stale Solbakken of disrespecting Celtic and Scottish football over his demand that Kristoffer Ajer leaves the Glasgow club in the summer. Andrew Smith 567
Late Nicky Clark goal breaks Partick Thistle hearts as Dundee United progress in Scottish Cup; Substitute Nicky Clark netted a stoppage-time winner as Dundee United survived a scare to advance to the fourth round of the Scottish Cup with a 2-1 victory over League One Partick Thistle at Tannadice. Angus Wright 300
Like athletes business needs to face weak spots - Anneli Ritari-Stewart; Businesses, like top performing athletes, need the sense of excitement and hope that comes from having a clear route to achieving their goals. Anneli Ritari-Stewart 518
Livingston boss David Martindale backs Raith Rovers to be 'fantastic addition' to Scottish Premiership; David Martindale believes Raith Rovers would be a "fantastic addition" to the top flight after his Livingston side required extra-time to eventually better their Scottish Championship opponents in the third round of the Scottish Cup. Craig Fowler 406
Man, 62, dies after collision between motorbike and SUV in Argyll and Bute; A motorcyclist has died after a road accident in Argyll and Bute. Gary Flockhart 205
New homes bid to save Colonsay island community from collapse; Fancy living on one of the most beautiful islands in Scotland, with white sandy beaches, stunning scenery and iconic wildlife on your doorstep? Ilona Amos 1482
Nicola Sturgeon's staggering irresponsibility in talking about a referendum - Brian Wilson; It would be unworldly to expect every citizen to familiarise themselves with the Institute of Fiscal Studies report on how the Scottish Government's funding has changed over the past decade. Brian Wilson 660
Obituary: Bertrand Tavernier, French director who made one of his best films in Glasgow; Bertrand Tavernier, film director. Born: 25 April 1941 in Lyon, France. Died: 25 March 2021 in Sainte-Maxime on the French Riviera, aged 79. Brian Pendreigh Obituary 929
Obituary: G Susan Bell, Scottish entrepreneur and political activist; G Susan Bell, entrepreneur and political activist. Born: 31 August 1946 in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire. Died: 23 March 2021 in Biggar, South Lanarkshire, aged 74. Alison Shaw 1027
Online fashion firm Asos to have cashed in on high street shutdown; Asos is set to continue its recent stellar spell with a surge in earnings and sales as further lockdown restrictions have kept its shoppers from returning to UK high streets. Henry Saker-Clark Financial report 417
Opinion: Janet Christie's Mum's The Word; Getting the jag is a shot in the arm for us 'auld dears'. Janet Christie 472
Over 50s bearing brunt of Covid-19 redundancies; The number of over 50s employees made redundant amid the pandemic has almost tripled year-on-year, according to figures published today. Perry Gourley 582
Pandemic is an ultra-marathon - John Kinloch Anderson; Covid-19 has had a tremendous shock on economies across the globe. John Kinloch Anderson, CEO of Kinloch Anderson 519
Paul Sheerin relieved as Aberdeen sneak past dogged Dumbarton in Scottish Cup; Aberdeen interim boss Paul Sheerin was relieved to see his side safely into the hat for the Scottish Cup fourth-round draw despite making hard work of their third-round tie at Dumbarton. Patrick McPartlin 406
Prophet's Grave: Residents suspect link between 17th century legend and Covid pandemic; In the middle of the 17th century there was a minister named William Smith, a righteous man, who fell victim to one of the many plagues which swept across Scotland. Katharine Hay 586
Racing 92 v Edinburgh: 'Old boy' Grant Gilchrist is a veteran of epic Parisian victories; Paris in the spring has a special allure and with Edinburgh scheduled to take on Racing 92 this afternoon Grant Gilchrist might have been tempted to extend his stay in the French capital. Graham Bean 1252
Randolph Street: Police investigation underway after man dies in fire at Fife property; A police investigation has been launched after a man died following a fire at a property in Fife. Gary Flockhart 203
Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister reveals his choice for player of the year; Rangers players are expected to dominate the contenders for this season's awards and Gary McAllister finds it hard to select just one stand-out from the club's dominant championship-winning campaign. David Oliver 314
Readers' Letters: Politicians neglect Scotland's coastal communities; As our politicians venture out on the campaign trails there are certain fundamental issues well away from the Central Belt and photo opportunities. Scotsman Letters Letter to the editor 1623
Renewables can power economy of an independent Scotland - Lorna Slater; This week I had the opportunity to introduce myself to voters by taking part in the BBC leaders' debate. Of course, Anas Sarwar and Douglas Ross have led their parties for a shorter time than I have, and for all three of us it was our first leader's debate. Lorna Slater 1027
Respect the boundaries and stay local - Stephen Jardine; Freedom. Well, sort of. As of yesterday the message is no longer stay at home, instead we are being urged to stay local as coronavirus lockdown measures are gradually eased. Stephen Jardine 507
Restaurant Review: Bundits, Edinburgh; We try Leith's new bao joint. Gaby Soutar Restaurant review 986
Rycroft takes charge at AHDB; Former government special advisor and food sector specialist, Tim Rycroft, has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. 231
Scotland to "scour" for more Che Adams style upgrades before Euros; Scotland's first appearance in a major finals for 23 years is now only a matter of 10 weeks away. Andrew Smith 608
Scotland urged to 'take the positives' after 52-10 loss to England in Women's Six Nations opener; Scotland head coach Bryan Easson wants his players to take positives from the second half showing rather than dwell on the poor first half performance after they lost 52-10 to England in their Women's Six Nations opener. Gary Heatly 668
Scots sausage skin maker Devro turnaround story 'undervalued'; The "seismic transformation" seen at Scottish sausage skin manufacturer Devro has been underappreciated by investors, according to analysts who believe there could be at least 30 per cent upside to its share price. Perry Gourley 298
Scottish Election 2021: Call to stop student loan discrimination against working mothers; A proposal to suspend a "punishing" financial penalty on working mothers who are paying back student loans could become a reality in the next Scottish Parliament after both the Scottish Greens and SNP said they would end the discriminatory practice. Gina Davidson 566
Scottish election 2021: Drugs bus activist hopes to create a fairer Scotland; Peter Krykant knows he is different from the other candidates standing for the Holyrood election in May. Jane Bradley 1032
Scottish Election 2021: Nicola Sturgeon has 'lost control' of independence movement, says Willie Rennie; Willie Rennie claims Nicola Sturgeon has "lost control of the nationalist movement" and the bitter divides between the First Minister and her predecessor Alex Salmond could see his party win round "soft SNP" voters who he says are keen to put the Covid recovery ahead of independence. Gina Davidson 1100
Scottish election 2021: Nicola Sturgeon pledges to revamp every play park in Scotland with [pounds sterling]60m fund; Nicola Sturgeon has pledged [pounds sterling]60 million of funding to revamp every children's play park across Scotland, if the SNP is re-elected. Gary Flockhart 323
Shuggie Bain: Stunning mural unveiled in city which inspired Booker-winning novel; A stunning mural inspired by Douglas Stuart's Booker Prize winning novel, Shuggie Bain, has been unveiled in the city where much of the book is set. Gary Flockhart 603
SNP accused of ignoring evidence-based policy making after quietly renewing [pounds sterling]56m baby box deal; The SNP has been accused of turning its back on evidence-based policy making after striking a [pounds sterling]56 million contract to renew its flagship baby box initiative, despite the fact an independent evaluation of the scheme has yet to be completed. Martyn McLaughlin 1062
Spring brings new hope of haircuts and hugs - Kirsty Strickland; Spring seems even more beautiful than usual this year. Kirsty Strickland 953
Stop abusing those who cannot wear Covid face coverings, autism campaigners urge; The verbal and physical abuse of people who cannot wear face masks for health reasons must stop because there is no end in sight for the Covid precaution being required, campaigners have urged. Alastair Dalton 612
Stuart Wilson on how his amateur dramatics 'fizzled out'; Stuart Wilson was riding on the crest of a wave when he won the 2004 Amateur Championship at St Andrews, where he beat Francesco Molinari en route to the final, then picked up the Silver Medal as leading amateur in The Open at Royal Troon a few weeks later. Martin Dempster 3370
Suggesting a referendum in recovery phase shows Nicola Sturgeon's chilling single-mindedness - Susan Dalgety; Edinburgh is tantalisingly close to my seaside flat. Susan Dalgety 999
The gym and food regime Scott Wright has gone on to bolster Rangers chances; Scott Wright was doing all the right things on the park to earn a move to Rangers - now he's doing everything right off the pitch in order to excel at Ibrox. David Oliver 598
The romance of the Scottish Cup returns - but there is an elephant in the room; Ah, the romance of the cup! Ian McMenemy 946
The strange case of the geographer mapping an SNP currency policy; Two SNP branches, in Arbroath and Montrose, have been ordered to return [pounds sterling]10,000 apiece which they obtained by applying for Covid-related business support grants in respect of their party offices. When Angus Council realised what had happened, they asked for the money back. Brian Wilson 227
UK Government accused of COP26 'greenwashing' over deal with 'planet wrecking' firm; The UK Government has been accused of turning COP26 into a "greenwashing platform" after partnering with a firm that has been condemned by environmental groups for sourcing palm oil products from businesses accused of widespread deforestation activities. Martyn McLaughlin 1065
What every Scottish Premiership club has to play for going into the post-split fixtures; The Scottish Premiership resumes next weekend with the first of five post-split matchdays. We look at what every top-flight club has to play for going into the home stretch of the 2020/21 season. Craig Fowler 981
Which? survey: Scottish motorway service station ranks in top three across UK; Motorists have ranked a Scottish motorway service station among the top three in the UK, according to a new survey. Conor Marlborough 412
Why the Scottish Cup is of high importance to Rangers; Gary McAllister won the English First Division with Leeds and both the League Cup and FA Cup at Liverpool - so the romance of the cup is not lost on the Rangers assistant manager. David Oliver 616
With Manikins, his light-hearted look at shop window mannequins, bookseller, museum director and art historian Mark Jones shines a light in lockdown; With his light-hearted look at shop window mannequins, bookseller, museum director and art historian Mark Jones shines a light in lockdown. Janet Christie 2445

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