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Articles from The Scotsman Online (April 30, 2021)

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'At times it is a real vile platform'. Hibs boss Jack Ross on why football is right to fight back; The abuse of footballers is nothing new, according to Hibs manager Jack Ross, but the added slurry of social media attacks has finally prompted a backlash, with many in the game deciding enough is enough. Moira Gordon 598
'He told me I should have done it right the first time' - Albion Rovers player David Cox quits football mid-game after alleged suicide taunts; Albion Rovers forward David Cox has retired from the game after he was allegedly subjected to taunts about his mental health during a match. Patrick McPartlin 611
'I've already got a sports car': Actor turned Mayor of London candidate Laurence Fox responds to 'mid-life crisis' comment from Ruth Davidson; Laurence Fox responded to former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson by saying "I've already got one" after she hinted the Mayor of London candidate should buy a sports car instead of setting up a political party. Hannah Brown 391
'No justice' over Cameron House Hotel fire death, mother warns; The mother of a man who died along with his partner in a fatal hotel fire has said her family has received "no justice.". Martyn McLaughlin 437
A hard Scotland-England border would be impossible to police warn politicians; The prospect of a hard border has alarmed community leaders either side of the Scotland/England dividing line, with one councillor warning of 'border guards in sentry boxes' and barbed wire being used to stop crossings. Joseph Anderson 1113
Aberdeen e-procurement specialist Proactis secures more than [pounds sterling]2 million of business; Aberdeen-based e-procurement specialist Proactis has hailed a "wave of success" after securing more than [pounds sterling]2 million worth of business. Scott Reid 341
Amazon Prime Scam: 31-year-old man arrested and charged in Scottish Borders after woman tricked into handing over her bank details in subscription fraud; A 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with fraud offences including conning a woman after informing her that an Amazon Prime subscription was fraudulently deducted from her account. Hannah Brown 310
Art & Design review: Night Fever: Designing Club Culture, V&A Dundee; The V&A Dundee's new show on the history of club culture is packed with information, but happily the curators have put a lot of thought into how to prevent it turning into a ponderous academic discourse, writes Susan Mansfield. Susan Mansfield 1214
Asda scam: Shoppers issued urgent warning over fake delivery texts; Shoppers at Asda are being warned of a new text scam targeting millions of customers to get personal details. Gary Flockhart 207
Book review: Nation to Nation: Scotland's Place in the World, by Stephen Gethins; Stephen Gethins' book offers valuable insights into the ways in which Scotland can play a constructive, bridge-building role among the north European family of nations, writes Joyce McMillan. Joyce McMillan 754
Boris Johnson's meltdown at Prime Minister's Question Time was demeaning - Ayesha Hazarika; I'm a keen watcher of Prime Minister's Questions. It was my job to help prepare Ed Miliband for it for five years. I even wrote a book about it with former colleague Tom Hamilton, called Punch and Judy Politics. 533
Boris Johnson: Prime Minister's personal phone number publicly available online for 15 years; Boris Johnson's mobile number has been posted online and freely accessible for more then a decade it has been revealed. Conor Marlborough 321
Boroughmuir, apartments by CALA Homes; One of the most stylish and sympathetic restoration projects in recent years has transformed an iconic Edinburgh building into grand city living which offers easy access to outdoor living. Jackie Mitchell 440
Calls for careful camping to respect people and landscapes as Scotland opens up after lockdown; The excitement is palpable as easing of Covid lockdown restrictions means people are finally allowed to leave home and explore further afield. Ilona Amos 641
Celtic 'should sign Irish ace' Lazio eye Rangers man, Hibs contracts latest - SPFL Rumour Mill; News, transfer gossip, rumours, and headlines from around the country as the summer transfer window edges ever closer for Scotland's SPFL clubs. Patrick McPartlin 392
Coastguard helicopter rescue: Casualty with broken leg airlifted to hospital from Mull beach; A person had to be airlifted to hospital after falling and breaking their leg on the Isle of Mull. Hannah Brown 289
Coronavirus in Scotland: 191 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours; In the last 24 hours, 191 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Scotland. Beth Murray 171
Coronavirus in Scotland: New figures reveal that case numbers are at their lowest rate since October; Scotland has recorded the lowest number of coronavirus cases since estimates began in October, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Beth Murray 324
Covid lockdown: Why Scotland's restaurants and pubs must be allowed to re-open as quickly as is safe and practical - Stephen Jardine; It was the most Scottish thing ever. After weeks of blue skies and sunshine, the hospitality sector finally reopened this week to grey skies and drizzle. Stephen Jardine 608
Dance reviews: Dive and Odyssey, by Scottish Ballet; Two new online films show Scottish Ballet are a digital force to be reckoned with, writes Kelly Apter. Kelly Apter 389
David Cox video: Full transcript as Albion Rovers forward quits football after alleged suicide taunts mid-game; Albion Rovers forward David Cox last night announced he was quitting football, amid claims he was allegedly taunted about his mental health following a verbal altercation with opponent Jonathan Tiffoney during a match against Stenhousemuir. Patrick McPartlin 722
Dishing it out to Diouf, bashing Barton and reeling in Morelos - Scott Brown's stirring history in Celtic and Rangers dust-ups; As his glorious 14-year Celtic career draws to a close, in one rarely remarked upon respect Scott Brown has no equals in the club's annals. Andrew Smith 1128
Dramatic picture shows dog being rescued after falling off Scots cliff; A coastguard rescue team returned a stranded dog to its thankful owner after it fell from a cliff edge in Orkney. Gary Flockhart 295
East Fife chairman 'overwhelmed' as fans fundraise to pay fine for refusing Clyde fixture over Covid concerns; East Fife have accepted their [pounds sterling]1,000 fine for refusing to take to the field against Clyde - citing covid concerns from a positive test received amongst the Bully Wee squad. David Oliver 413
Easyjet and Loganair to start restoring flights from Scottish airports tomorrow; Scotland's largest airline is to resume or restore flights on six UK routes from Glasgow, starting tomorrow. Alastair Dalton 507
Extinction Rebellion activists blockade Faslane nuclear base with giant plant pots; Climate protesters have blockaded the Faslane nuclear base by attaching themselves to giant plant pots. Gary Flockhart 288
Fantasy sports giant FanDuel to tap into Scottish digital skills academy CodeClan; FanDuel, the Edinburgh-founded sports betting tech giant, has agreed a tie-up with CodeClan, the Scottish digital skills academy. Scott Reid 577
Forfar Farmington boss confirms player signed in December now unable to play due to mix-up; Forfar Farmington say club "did their job" but SFA mix-up stops new signing Leontia McVarnock from taking part in end of campaign. Graham Falk 542
Fuel specification blamed for blocked filters issue; With the blocked fuel filter issues once again affecting tractors and other agricultural machinery, a call has been issued for 'urgent and focused action' to be taken to address the underlying issues which are costing individual businesses thousands of pounds. 464
Glasgow legal firm founded in 1850s bought in rescue deal but 13 offices to close; A Glasgow legal firm founded almost 170 years ago has been acquired in a rescue move that sees the closure of 13 offices. Scott Reid 398
Glasgow Warriors: Heineken Champions Cup door opens for Danny Wilson's side as organisers reveal plans for next season; The way appears to have been cleared for Glasgow Warriors to play in next season's Heineken Champions Cup. Graham Bean 619
Here are 10 Scottish art galleries and museums that will be open over the May Bank Holiday weekend; Many of us will be enjoying an extra day off this weekend courtesy of the May Bank Holiday on Monday. David Hepburn 505
Here are 11 of the best and most spectacular Corbett mountains to bag in Scotland; The mighty Munros of Scotland grab most of the press when it comes to bagging mountains, but there are many amazing Corbetts (peaks of between 2,500 and 3,000 feet) that also offer great adventures with stunning views. David Hepburn 448
Historic Aberdeen fabrication firm secures [pounds sterling]1m RBS funding as it eyes Covid recovery; An historic Aberdeen firm that is one of the last remaining independent makers of paper watermarking machinery in the UK has secured a [pounds sterling]1 million funding package as it looks to bounce back from the pandemic. Scott Reid 310
Honesty is the best policy where furlough mistakes have been made - John Bett; Mistakes happen in life and business. The important thing is that we act upon them - and try to make the error good, as soon as we realise. John Bett 699
Inverness and Raith Rovers to SHARE cup win in Tunnock's Caramel Wafer tournament; Raith Rovers and Inverness Caledonian Thistle have been announced as joint-winners of the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Cup from season 2019-20. David Oliver 626
Israel: At least 44 killed after stampede at religious festival attended by tens of thousands; At least 44 people have been killed in a stampede at a Jewish religious gathering in northern Israel, local authorities said. Gary Flockhart 297
Jack Ross reveals 'extra buzz' in Hibs squad after coming through tense quarter-final battle; Jack Ross would not completely condone the kind of scuffle that broke out at the end of Saturday's cup tussle with Motherwell, especially as it will cost him the option of Alex Gogic in the Scottish Cup semi-final after the Cypriot international picked up a second yellow card for his involvement. Moira Gordon 1017
Jackson Irvine and Matt Macey contract latest as Hibs manager Jack Ross weighs up priorities; Hibs boss Jack Ross has placed contract talks with goalkeeper Matt Macey and midfielder Jackson Irvine on the back burner. Moira Gordon 455
James McPake: I did wonder what team Hearts would field v Raith - it's only natural; James McPake has stressed he is determined to join Hearts in the top-flight after Dundee secured a semi-final play-off place. Alan Pattullo 384
Joe Biden leads US out of 'winter of peril' in first 100 days, but the hard work is just beginning; The first 100 days of a presidency is traditionally seen as an opportune moment to gauge its achievements and tone, though circumstances dictate that not every incumbent of the White House enjoys the freedom, or fortune, to pursue their own agenda. Martyn McLaughlin 1007
John Kennedy has say on Celtic future as he addresses Director of Football rumours; John Kennedy has revealed he plans to take time to consider his future in the coming weeks, amid reports linking the interim Celtic boss with a Director of Football role at the club. Patrick McPartlin 398
John Kennedy lifts lid on first meeting with new Celtic chief Dominic McKay; Upheaval at Celtic will be all-encompassing over the coming months. Andrew Smith 609
Kirsty Gilmour wins through to the semi-finals of European Badminton Championships; Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour has won through to the semi-finals of the women's singles at the European Badminton Championships in Ukraine. Graham Bean 163
Line of Duty season 6 finale: when is the final episode on TV, what will happen and will we find out who is H? The BBC has teased a tense finale, stating that 'every investigation has led to this...'. Iain Leggat 370
Line of Duty: Only top cast know the identify of 'H' says Kelly Macdonald; Kelly Macdonald has described Line of Duty's famously secretive creator Jed Mercurio as "troublesome", and revealed only the "top cast" know the identity of H ahead of the series finale. Beth Murray 591
Loch Earn Brewery and Hotel for sale for less than an Edinburgh townhouse; The Highland business is on the market - and could be an ideal venture for some. Rosalind Erskine 274
Loch Earn Brewery and Hotel for sale for less than Edinburgh townhouse; The listed hotel building and brewery could be an ideal business venture for some. Rosalind Erskine 274
Loch Ness tops list of UK's most popular wild swimming spots; Loch Ness has been ranked the most popular wild swimming spot in the UK - although some sites outside Scotland were found to be unsafe for a dip, according to new research. Emma Newlands 570
Man threatens staff with knife in Paisley armed robbery; Shop staff were held at knife point during an armed robbery at a business in Paisley. Beth Murray 338
Music review: Nicola Benedetti and the London Symphony Orchestra, LSO St Luke's, London; Nicola Benedetti shone in the world premiere performance of Mark Simpson's new Violin Concerto, writes Ken Walton. Ken Walton 338
NFL draft explained: what is the American football player recruitment event? The NFL Draft 2021 takes place over three days in Cleveland with the type of razzmatazz fans of the sport have come to expect; The NFL Draft 2021 takes place over three days in Cleveland with the type of razzmatazz fans of the sport have come to expect. Matt Brooks 552
Night Fever: The new exhibition set to spark the rebirth of nightclubbing in Scotland; The rebirth of clubbing in Scotland is set to be sparked with the launch of a landmark celebration of dancing and nightlife at Dundee's V&A museum. Brian Ferguson 1163
Night Time Industries Association announces legal action against Scottish Government over coronavirus restrictions; The Night Time industries Association (NTIA) has announced plans to take legal action against the Scottish Government over coronavirus restrictions. Alexander Brown 409
No fairytale end for Stephen Dobbie as Dundee secure second spot after win over Queens; Dundee picked the right time to hit second spot for the first time this season. Alan Pattullo 571
No Mow May: Plantlife offers gardeners a good reason to take it easy - Scotsman comment; Mowing the lawn is, for many, a weekly chore that takes the edge off just how lovely it is to have a garden. Scotsman comment 266
One in six Scottish shop premises now lies empty with more pain to come; Scotland's shop vacancy rate has hit a new six-year high amid a "troubling deterioration" in the sector's fortunes as a result of the pandemic. Scott Reid 445
Over a quarter of a million pounds worth of drugs seized from property in Johnstone; Police Scotland has recovered drugs worth an estimated street value of [pounds sterling]273,000 from a property in Johnstone, Renfrewshire. Beth Murray 227
Party consensus on farming hustings; The cross-party consensus seen in rural hustings continued yesterday with agreement that there is a need to end the current laissez-faire approach to the siting and trading in land for forestry. 224
Pitch perfect: how to camp responsibly as Scotland opens up after lockdown; Mountains of rubbish, human waste, trashed forests, blocked roads and out-of-control fires are just some of the unpleasant side effects seen as a result of a major jump in the number of people camping and caravanning around Scotland as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Ilona Amos 584
Podcast: How Scotland can become a renewable energy superpower; Scotland can become a major exporter of renewable power as part of its transition away from oil and gas, according to the UK head of Europe's largest generator of green energy. Shaun Milne 354
Promoting diversity is not just the right thing to do, it's a commercial imperative - Susannah Donaldson; Good progress made - but room for improvement. That's the verdict on the FTSE 100 after publication of the latest batch of data by the Parker Review looking at ethnic diversity in the top UK listed companies. Susannah Donaldson 684
Race for Holyrood: Your Scottish election digest for Friday, April 30; A light-hearted look at the Scottish election campaign. Conor Marlborough 705
Rangers defender will miss Celtic clash - but should be fit for Euro 2020: Gerrard; Steven Gerrard believes Filip Helander will miss the remainder of the SPFL Premiership campaign for Rangers. David Oliver 232
Rangers join social media boycott against online abuse in Scottish football; Rangers will join Scottish football clubs in a boycott of online social media platforms this weekend - the club's second stand against online abuse in recent weeks. David Oliver 315
Readers' Letters: SNP treat Scots voters like village idiots; After reading your article "Sturgeon condemns overpowering stench of sleaze" (25 April), I had to take a breath to try to comprehend the content in its entirety. Scotland on Sunday Letters 605
Readers' Letters; G Alexander (Letters, 23 April) claims, without evidence, that academic standards in schools have declined greatly under SNP governments. Although I never voted for these, as a retired teacher and lecturer, I disagree. Standards have risen. I could not now pass exams even in subjects I taught. Scotsman Letters Letter to the editor 1627
Scotland on Sunday Travel: The Pierhouse Hotel, Port Appin, Argyll - With island views and seafood to savour, this Michelin-listed small hotel is one of Argyll's most idyllic destinations; On the shores of Loch Linnhe, with views of Lismore, Shuna, Mull and the Morvern Peninsula, The Pierhouse Hotel at Port Appin has the kind of views we've been dreaming of in lockdown, writes Janet Christie. Janet Christie 880
Scotland skipper hails 'exciting' World Cup qualifying draw after disappointment of Euro campaign; Captain Rachel Corsie welcomed an "exciting" draw for the World Cup qualifiers as Scotland look to bounce back from the failure to qualify for a third consecutive international tournament. Craig Fowler 398
ScotRail services cancelled after person hit by train in on main line; ScotRail services have been cancelled on a busy main line after a person was hit by a train. Beth Murray 302
Scotsman Obituaries: Rev John Cook: Scottish minister with a unique touch; Rev John Cook, minister. Born: 26 October 1940 in Dunfermline. Died: 11 April 2021 in Silverknowes, aged . 853
Scott Jamieson flirts with 59 for second time on European Tour; Scott Jamieson flirted with a 59 for the second time in his career as he joined the latest batch of players to go low on the European Tour's new Canary Islands Swing. Martin Dempster 593
Scottish Borders Search and Rescue Unit gets new plot for permanent base after 58-year wait; The Borders Search and Rescue Unit (BSARU) has finally claimed land for a new base in Kelso- their first permanent home since the unit was formed in 1963. Hannah Brown 430
Scottish Election 2021: A Green New Deal would help create well-paid jobs and a world-leading, low-carbon manufacturing sector - Lorna Slater; Amid a very shouty, macho debate on Channel 4 this week, my fellow Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie seemed to be the only one talking about the stakes at this election. Lorna Slater 1053
Scottish election 2021: Boris Johnson won't come to Scotland because he's 'mired in scandal', Lib Dem leader claims; Boris Johnson won't come to Scotland because he's "mired in scandal', Lib Dem leader claims. Alexander Brown 566
Scottish election 2021: Boris Johnson's Brexiteer government is giving Scotland some serious reasons to choose independence - Joyce McMillan; In less than a week, Scotland goes to the polls in our first parliamentary election since 2016; but does so, alas, in a landscape so changed, so disrupted, and so full of bizarre and baffling distractions, that it's hard to imagine either a record-breaking voter turnout, or a result that is in any way conclusive. Joyce McMillan 981
Scottish Election 2021: Greens' radical policies need much greater scrutiny given they could be in government within days - Scotsman comment; It is often said in business that the other party in a negotiation must be aware you are prepared to walk away if the terms of the deal are not to your liking. Scotsman comment 366
Scottish Election 2021: Nicola Sturgeon will order SNP to vote down Alex Salmond's Alba motion to begin immediate independence negotiations; Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to order her SNP colleagues to vote down any attempt by Alba MSPs to force the Scottish Government to begin independence negotiations at the start of the next Parliament. Conor Marlborough 1018
Scottish Election 2021: Women's voices are being heard in party manifestos - Gina Davidson; "If you don't respect my sex, don't expect my X" is a slogan currently doing the rounds in some feminist circles on social media. Gina Davidson 632
Scottish Premiership play-off to be shown live on Sky Sports, BBC picks up League One and Championship games for TV; The matches to decide the final SPFL Premiership place will be shown live on television, the league has confirmed. David Oliver 210
Scottish start-up behind Lego-like 'green' building blocks nets six-figure investment; A Scottish start-up behind "green" building blocks made from recycled plastic and likened to Lego is stepping up its growth plans after securing a six-figure investment package. Scott Reid 411
Should I really pay for retirement advice? - Gareth Shaw; Q I will be retiring shortly at the age of 66, but have not yet made a final decision with regards to my pension choices. My pot will be around [pounds sterling]350,000 and I am leaning towards the drawdown option. Gareth Shaw 928
Soap firm based in shadow of Ben Nevis opens new Scottish store and extends global reach; Highland Soap Co has taken the wraps off its seventh retail outlet as it looks to meet demand for its products from Scotland and further afield. Scott Reid 314
Staycation Scotland: 11 of the most beautiful and tranquil forest walks in Scotland; Scotland is home to over 1.4 million hectares of woodland, including seven of the ten largest forests in Britain. David Hepburn 533
Staycation Scotland: Here are 10 beautiful Scottish towns perfect for a weekend away; Now that dometic travel restrictions seem to be a thing of the past many of us are looking forward to exploring the gems on our doorstep that we may have taken for granted pre-pandemic. David Hepburn 693
Stenhousemuir defender Jonathan Tiffoney denies mental health taunt claim as club forward incident to SFA compliance officer; The Stenhousemuir player at the centre of an investigation over alleged taunts about a rival's mental health has denied the allegations and taken leave of absence from the club. David Oliver 596
Strathclyde Sirens head south for double-header against their nearest rivals; Strathclyde Sirens are hoping to continue their winning ways when they take on London Pulse and Leeds Rhinos on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. John Scott 409
Stunning [pounds sterling]1.3m dream home in idyllic coastal location with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, cinema room, music room and separate apartment; This exquisite individually designed contemporary house is set on a large plot with excellent privacy, and offers a spacious and flexible layout with quality finishes and superb attention to detail throughout. Gordon Holmes 397
Tectonics: experimental music festival eyes online opportunities; The BBC SSO's Tectonics festival is taking place online this year, but even when live performances are possible again, co-curator Alasdair Campbell tells David Kettle that various enforced digital developments could be here to stay. David Kettle 767
The Advocates Library: a vital resource with an illustrious history - Stephen O'Rourke; The Advocates Library is at the heart of Scotland's legal system and the heart of an advocate's daily practice. It has played a central role in the life of the nation since it was founded in 1682 by the then Lord Advocate Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, who had become Dean of the Faculty of Advocates that same year. Stephen O'Rourke 702
The environment matters to young lawyers like me - Katie MacLeod; As a fresh-faced, enthusiastic new trainee solicitor at MacRoberts, I joined the firm's Environmental Committee within my first week. Joining a busy commercial law firm, I presumed that any thought of environmental work practices would take a back seat with more pressing matters to deal with, so I was delighted (and relieved) to learn that I was wrong. Katie MacLeod 482
The manifesto guide to political horse trading; Considering the binary division that has dominated and defined Scottish politics since 2014, it is no surprise to see this year's election largely fought - and almost wholly reported - through a constitutional lens. However, this has been to overlook a huge swathe of devolved policy which will fall under the control of whoever occupies Bute House for the next five years. Andrew Henderson 449
The timing could not be better for an exhibition celebrating nightclubs - Brian Ferguson; There have not been many days over the last year or so when I've had a good reason to set an early alarm. It's been so long I can't even recall the occasion. Brian Ferguson 419
Three-vehicle road traffic crash on the A702 at Silverburn shopping centre in Glasgow; Emergency services attended a road traffic crash involving three vehicles on the A702 at Silverburn in Glasgow this afternoon. Hannah Brown 187
Travel: Why a scenic narrowboat break can also be a daredevil adventure; Ben Mitchell and his family follow a route through time and nature on their first canal boat holiday. Ben Mitchell 1242
Travellers urged to 'respect' communities as tourism leaders say people should not feel coerced into being tested; Tourism leaders have said that people shouldn't feel pressured into being tested for coronavirus before travelling but urge everyone to 'respect' the communities that they visit. Beth Murray 471
Two Scottish photographers' images, including one of a wedding in Skye's Fairy Glen, make it to finals of prestigious international food photography awards; There have been enough blurry food photographs taken to have ultimate respect for those who can take a beautiful one. Gaby Soutar 442
Under the Radar: Misty Galactic; Drawing on emo and electronic influences, producer and musician Misty Galactic has definite star potential, write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon. Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon 341
Who are the leaders of Scotland's five largest parties? What to know before Scottish Parliament election 2021; Nicola Sturgeon, Douglas Ross, Anas Sarwar, Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater and Willie Rennie are leading their parties into the Holyrood election. Jenna Macfarlane 1829
Who is H in Line of Duty? From Philip Osborne to Kate Fleming - we rate the most popular theories ahead of the season 6 finale; The rumour mill over the identity of 'H' has gone into overdrive ahead of the season six finale. Here are the top theories - and our verdict on their likelihood. Iain Leggat 1642
Women's World Cup qualifying draw: Scotland discover opponents ahead of 2023 tournament qualifiers; Scotland Women have been drawn in Group B of the Women's World Cup qualifiers as they look to qualify for the tournament in 2023. Graham Falk 306
Young are discovering the world of investment - Iona Bain; Over the past year we have seen nothing short of a retail investing revolution. Investing platforms have reported record numbers of new customers, with the average age of investors edging ever-downwards. Young people are discovering the world of investing for the first time and what an entrance they're making. Whether it's fighting the hedge funds in the US or driving the green investing agenda closer to home, our generation is shaping stock-market dynamics in a very real way. Iona Bain 499

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