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Articles from The Scotsman Online (April 8, 2021)

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"There are only a handful of glass benders left". Edinburgh's Solas Neon are illuminating Scotland's restaurants (and opening their own very soon); They've made lights for The Fratellis, various television shows, and plenty of restaurants. Gaby Soutar 623
'The Tories know just how unpopular he is with Scottish voters' - Boris Johnson may not join election campaign in Scotland; Prime Minister Boris Johnson may not campaign in Scotland ahead of next month's Holyrood elections, it has emerged. Katrine Bussey 539
8 Scottish islands you might not have heard of; From an island that had its own Queen to one that has become a centre of climate change protest, each of Scotland's islands has a unique story to tell. Alison Campsie 1147
A showstopper in Capital's West End; An elegant Edinburgh townhouse in Manor Place has undergone a spectacular transformation despite the testing Covid-19 times, discovers Kirsty McLuckie. 646
Adventurer shares his Scottish staycation secrets to inspire us post-lockdown; Adventurer Ramsay MacMahon has long-favoured the Scottish staycation for the ultimate holiday experience and here he shares some of his favourite trips as post-lockdown travel beckons. Alison Campsie 1118
Agri-environment scheme query; Agri-environment schemes (AES) have been around since the early 1990s, but some environmental bodies have joined farmers in questioning how effective the current approach is at boosting biodiversity levels. 200
Analysis: Nicola Sturgeon's worst nightmare as Alex Salmond scuppers majority hopes; Nicola Sturgeon's worst fear of missing out on an overall majority at this election due to the actions of her former mentor could be realised following the latest Savanta ComRes poll for The Scotsman. Conor Matchett 581
Anger as historic former Covenanters museum Greenhill put on sale in Biggar; The sale of a former museum building where ministers hid during religious conflicts in the 17th century has been condemned as "inexplicable" by Scotland's leading historian Professor Sir Tom Devine. Alastair Dalton 993
AstraZeneca vaccine: Blood clot risk of serious Covid-19 'knocks other risks out of the park', says Jason Leitch; The benefits of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine outweigh the risks, Professor Jason Leitch has said after a decision to offer an alternative jag to Scots under 30. Elsa Maishman 595
AstraZeneca: Vaccine rollout to under-30s may be 'slowed' as advice change creates logistical challenges; The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to Scots under-30 may be slower than expected after advice to offer alternatives to the AstraZeneca vaccine, Professor Jason Leitch has said. Elsa Maishman 617
Aye Write 2021: Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart and author Maggie O'Farrell join Scottish book festival line-up; Glasgow-born author Douglas Stuart, who won the 2020 Booker Prize for his debut novel Shuggie Bain, is among those appearing at a book festival which is moving online this year. Gary Flockhart 418
Baby owl described as a 'stripy humbug' amid hopes for the endangered species; An 11-week old baby owl named Rio has been described as a 'stripy humbug' amid hopes for the endangered species. Beth Murray 325
Blood Brothers and Sisters: Scotland's ancestral ties with native people of North America; On Friday, 27th September 1878, The Edinburgh Evening News published a short article on a paper presented by Professor Daniel Wilson of Toronto to the British Association of Anthropological Studies. Yvonne McEwen 1926
Bob MacIntyre marks Masters debut with gutsy effort; Bob MacIntyre had a roller-coaster ride on his Masters debut before signing for the same first-round score as compatriot Martin Laird at Augusta National after Sandy Lyle, the third member of a tartan trio, had earlier made his worst start in nine years. Martin Dempster 620
Boris Johnson condemns Northern Ireland violence after further night of unrest; Prime Minister Boris Johnson has condemned violence that again broke out on the streets of Northern Ireland, after a bus was hijacked and set on fire. David McLean 1367
Business people on the move; Ashtead Technology has created a new role to head up its increasing activities in renewable energy. 333
Caledonian Sleeper staff to be balloted for strike action by RMT over pay; Scotland-London overnight trains are threatened with disruption after Caledonian Sleeper staff voted today to hold a strike ballot. Alastair Dalton 351
Celebrate Songkran (April 13) with a takeaway from one of Glasgow and Edinburgh's best Thai restaurants; From massaman curry to pad Thai, here's where to get your Songkran takeaway. Gaby Soutar 582
Celtic ace could leave on free transfer in summer, details of Eddie Howe stumbling block emerge, Rangers flop eyed by European giants, defender in talks over Parkhead exit - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; Thursday's Scottish football news and gossip. Craig Fowler 452
Celtic interim John Kennedy takes issue with SFA handling of Rangers five case - and Steven Gerrard talent defence of Nathan Patterson; Celtic interim coach John Kennedy has called out the SFA over the inconsistencies, and delays, in their handling of the Covid-19 breaches by the so-called Rangers five - and questioned Steven Gerrard's clemency appeal for one of those, Nathan Patterson, on the basis of his talent. Andrew Smith 1056
Changes made to Rangers' SPFL trip to St Johnstone later this month; Rangers' match with St Johnstone will be subject to an early kick off later this month. David Oliver 233
College provided safe place for students and staff during second lockdown - Stella McManus; South Lanarkshire College is an institution that has always put student welfare first, and when the pandemic forced schools, colleges and universities to rethink how they supported students and staff, South Lanarkshire College adapted quickly and creatively. Stella McManus 663
COP26 principal partner cuts emissions by 10,000 tonnes in a year; Scotland's newest 100 per cent electric commuter trains cut carbon emissions by over 10,000 tonnes in 2019, making a significant contribution towards Scotland's ambitious 2035 net zero railways target. 428
Coronavirus in Scotland: Death toll passes 10,000 since start of pandemic; The coronavirus death toll in Scotland has now passed 10,000. Lucinda Cameron 710
Coronavirus in Scotland: Jason Leitch seeks to reassure public AstraZeneca vaccine is safe after blood clot link; Scotland's National Clinical Director has sought to reassure the public the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is safe after UK regulators said there is a possible link between the jab and "extremely rare" blood clots. Gary Flockhart 590
Coronavirus in Scotland: Total number of second vaccines administered hits half a million as 364 new cases are reported in last 24 hours; The Scottish government announced today that the total number of people who have received their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine has surpassed half a million. Beth Murray 201
Coronavirus pandemic 'has aggravated food poverty' as emergency food aid sector ill-equipped to deal with surge; The covid-19 pandemic has aggravated food insecurity, according to new research released by a Scottish University today. Scott McCartney 505
Craigmillar Park tees up charity texas scramble for SAMH; Craigmillar Park in Edinburgh is hosting a charity Texas Scramble on Saturday in aid of the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH). Martin Dempster 317
CRED report's denial of institutional racism in the UK may have dire consequences - Dr Gwenetta Curry; When the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) report was released last month, the headlines erupted as the writers of the report concluded that institutional racism did not exist in the UK. Gwenetta Curry 627
Edinburgh fintech Level E Research nets [pounds sterling]1.2m from private investors; An Edinburgh-based financial technology start-up has raised [pounds sterling]1.2 million from a group of private investors. Scott Reid 336
Efforts are life-changing for many and life-saving for some - Jackie Galbraith; Long before the pandemic, increasing numbers of college students were experiencing poor mental health. This has increased even further over the last year due to disruption to learning, forced social isolation, financial problems and uncertainty. For seven of the last 12 months all students have learned entirely online, some have not been on campus at all over the year. Jackie Galbraith 624
Football matters under review at Hibs as owner Ron Gordon looks to formulate plan for consistent success; Hibs are conducting a wide-ranging review of their football department in the hope that they can pinpoint a model suited to delivering and sustaining their growing ambitions. Moira Gordon 430
Former Tesco boss pumps more money into Edinburgh firm whose wearable tech can predict sports injuries; An Edinburgh-based firm whose wearable technology can predict sports injuries before they happen has raised a seven-figure sum of money to pump up its growth. Scott Reid 557
Funding support can help cut rental evictions - David Alexander; One Covid-driven issue affecting the residential rental market south of the Border has been the number of last-minute decisions to extend the government's temporary policy of banning evictions. David Alexander 599
Getting outdoors could alleviate secondary damage of Covid - Andy Hardie; Before March 2020, when the world as we knew it rapidly shrank, there was already talk of a mental health crisis. Perhaps some of us have forgotten. Andy Hardie 545
Hamilton family firm becomes 100th Scottish business to adopt employee ownership trust; A family-run Hamilton retailer set up more than 50 years ago has become the 100th Scottish business to switch to employee ownership. Scott Reid 408
Here's how you can see the 'big 5' iconic Scottish animals - including a golden eagle and a red deer - on a staycation wildlife safari; Every year tourists spend thousands of pounds on African safaris in a bid to spot the 'Big 5' animals - elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros. David Hepburn 793
Hibs owner Ron Gordon lifts lid on his plans for the club next season and beyond; Considering the difficuties faced throughout a year that football, and the wider world, will be happy to forget, Hibs have come out the other side relatively content with their lot, while the remainder of the season offers plenty of scope to ensure this campaign is remembered with a smile. Moira Gordon 984
Highland Wildlife Park: Endangered Mishmi takin calf to be named after Games of Thrones character in adorable tradition; The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland is celebrating the birth of an adorable Mishmi takin calf at Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie. Beth Murray 229
How Orkney is helping to shape the future of flight with hydrogen-powered planes inspired by a 1930s aviation pioneer - Alastair Dalton; Britain's most popular aircraft model, which has been operating in Orkney for more than half a century, was last week teamed up with the name of the islands' aviation pioneer to help launch a project which may signal the future of flight. Alastair Dalton 641
Hundreds more ScotRail staff vote to strike over holiday pay; Further disruption to ScotRail services was threatened today after hundreds of train ticket examiners voted to strike over being paid less for working on days off than drivers. Alastair Dalton 442
IoT key to helping Scottish cities reduce deaths caused by poor air quality; Poor air quality leads to the deaths of thousands of Scots each year yet testing is still largely limited to "archaic" glass testing tubes dotted around our town and city centres. Stephen Emerson 697
Kirstie Allsopp: Television presenter challenges the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on its rules around vaccinated people visiting patients; Popular television presenter Kirstie Allsopp took to Twitter to question why a fully vaccinated elderly woman couldn't visit her husband in the hospital, who was also fully vaccinated. Beth Murray 421
Lee Elder savours 'emotional experience' as guest honorary starter at Masters; Lee Elder, the first black golfer to play in The Masters in 1975, described joining Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player for the ceremonial start to this year's event as "one of the most emotional experiences I have ever witnessed or been involved in". Martin Dempster 324
Livestock farmers fear sea eagle threat to lambs; With lambing time approaching, frustration has boiled over among farmers and crofters on Scotland's west coast over what they are claiming is the lack of real progress towards measures designed to protect vulnerable livestock from attacks by white-tailed eagles. 455
Mary McLaughlin case: Strangled woman's trusting nature ultimately brought her death, trial told; The "friendly and trusting" nature of a mother-of-11 strangled to death inside her own flat "ultimately brought about her death", a court has heard. Thomas Hornall 430
MasterChef UK Laura Michael: Scottish jazz musician on making it to finals and filming during the pandemic; Ginny Sanderson caught up with the only Scot left in MasterChef UK ahead of the penultimate episode to talk about competing during a pandemic, the parallels of jazz and food, and what John and Gregg are really like. Ginny Sanderson 945
Media graduate who struggled to get work during pandemic sets up production company and makes film on mental health in farming; A former media student who felt despondent by the job market in lockdown has set up her own production company and is shortly releasing a documentary on mental health issues in farming. Katharine Hay 436
Meet the drag king of Scotland hoping to show there's more to the scene than queens; It's not all about the queens. Ginny Sanderson 973
More than half of Scottish workers plan to make changes to their careers amid pandemic; More than half of Scottish workers plan to make changes to their careers as a result of the pandemic, according to a new survey by insurance giant Aviva. Scott Reid 572
Nathan Patterson and Bongani Zungu free to face Celtic as Rangers Covid group appeal date set; Nathan Patterson will be free to face Celtic in the Scottish Cup after a date was set for Rangers' appeal against five players' Covid-19 breaches. David Oliver 345
National Unicorn Day: Scotland's national animal toasted at mighty Stirling Castle; The shy, magical beast that became Scotland's national animal in the late 1300s will be celebrated today with National Unicorn Day. Alison Campsie 610
Nicola Sturgeon has 'no hesitation' about getting AstraZeneca vaccine; The First Minister has said she will "not have any hesitation" about getting the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine when she goes for her first jab next week. Katrine Bussey 415
Nicola Sturgeon heading for overall majority, new poll suggests; Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP are on course for an overall majority in the Scottish Parliament, a new poll has suggested. Alexander Brown 406
Nicola Sturgeon to fall short of majority as Alex Salmond's Alba Party deprives SNP of key list seats, poll shows; The SNP is set to narrowly miss out on a majority in Holyrood due to voters choosing Alex Salmond's Alba Party over Nicola Sturgeon's party, a new poll has found. Conor Matchett 1203
No fans allowed at Hampden for Scottish Cup Final 2021; Hampden will be empty for this season's Scottish Cup final - regardless of Scottish Government restrictions allowing supporters. David Oliver 335
No vaccine passports or disinfection pods for Euros at Hampden, says Jason Leitch; Football fans returning to Hampden Park during the Euro 2020 games this summer will most likely not have to show vaccine passports or pass through "disinfection pods", National Clinical Director Jason Leitch has said. Elsa Maishman 433
Northern Ireland's leaders to hold crisis talks after another night of violence on the streets of Belfast; The Northern Ireland Executive is to meet on Thursday morning to be briefed on the ongoing unrest seen over the last week. James Ward 803
Northern Ireland: Video shows moment Belfast rioters throw 'petrol bomb' into bus, setting it alight amidst another night of Northern Ireland violence; Terrifying scenes emerged all over social media last night of large groups of people rioting in the streets of Belfast as unrest grows in Northern Ireland. Beth Murray 310
Online fashion firm Asos cashes in on pandemic restrictions as profits rocket; Online fashion giant Asos has revealed soaring sales and profits during lockdown as most high street stores remained closed. Scott Reid 576
Park Quadrant Glasgow: Scaffolding collapses due to high winds at luxury flat development; Scaffolding at a new landmark development in Glasgow's West End collapsed on Thursday afternoon - but mercifully no one was hurt. Gary Flockhart 262
Prominent Edinburgh and Glasgow office buildings sold in bumper [pounds sterling]44m funds swoop; Two prominent office buildings in Edinburgh and Glasgow have been snapped up in a [pounds sterling]44 million swoop, providing a timely boost to the property investment market. Scott Reid 621
Protecting women's rights is not transphobic - Kenny MacAskill MP; I'm not a guy who claims to be a feminist. An indulged son from an all-male family, other than my dear departed mother, probably ensured that. Kenny MacAskill 590
Rangers announce social media protest against online and racist abuse; Rangers players and management will withdraw from social media for a week in protest at ongoing abuse over online platforms and 'levels of hate spiralling out of control'. David Oliver 440
Rediscover Scotland with a post lockdown visit to one of our best coastal restaurants and cafes; Here are a few of our favourite seaside venues, for when the pandemic has got in the sea. Gaby Soutar 1012
Rory McIlroy hits dad on leg in spluttering start in Masters; What next for Rory McIlroy? A fortnight ago, the struggling Northern Irishman saw a wayward tee shot in Texas end up in a swimming pool. While not exactly a miscue on this occasion in an attempt to try and bend one around trees, he hit his dad Gerry on the bag of the leg in the first round of the 85th Masters. Martin Dempster 1008
RSPB's Birdwatch suggests nature has moved up our priorities during Covid lockdown. But will it last? - Scotsman comment; The Covid lockdown has been credited with causing an upsurge in interest in the natural world. Scotsman comment 323
Scotland set for twice-weekly Covid tests from end of April; The Scottish Government's plan for twice-weekly asymptomatic Covid-19 tests for all adults will come into effect as lockdown begins to ease from April 26, National Clinical Director Jason Leitch has said. Elsa Maishman 412
Scotland set to be prime mover; With Scottish prices poised to dominate the top end of the market, Sarah Devine delves into the data behind the drive. Sarah Devine 793
Scotland's economic success depends on creating the right conditions for entrepreneurs to flourish - Jim Duffy; There is a word that I haven't used in a long time. It is a word that has many positive and negative connotations. It inspires some, while riling others. Jim Duffy 965
Scottish accountancy firm French Duncan hails [pounds sterling]110 million of lockdown deal activity; Chartered accountancy firm French Duncan has hailed [pounds sterling]110 million of lockdown deal activity while under new leadership. Scott Reid 345
Scottish Election 20201: Mental health services should be transformed to provide an A&E-style service - Willie Rennie; On Friday morning I found myself taking a trip to the beach. In Broughty Ferry, I was meeting with mental health activist Ben Lawrie for a run. Willie Rennie 1016
Scottish Election 2021: Galloway warns of Catalonia-style unrest if Salmond reaches Holyrood; George Galloway has warned of a "recipe for trouble in Scotland" if Alex Salmond "has the whip hand" in the next Scottish Parliament. Gina Davidson 1103
Scottish Election 2021: Ross reveals he's keeping Cabinet abreast of 'threat of nationalism'; Douglas Ross is in regular contact with the UK government Cabinet about the Holyrood election campaign and the "threat of nationalist division" in the light of the launch of Alex Salmond's new party, the Scottish Conservative leader has revealed. Gina Davidson 972
Scottish Election 2021: Ross supports bid for 2030 World Cup to come to Scotland; Scottish Conservative leader, and part-time football referee, Douglas Ross has backed a plan to bring the 2030 World Cup to the UK saying Hampden would be the perfect venue for the final - though he would be unlikely to be running the line. Gina Davidson 563
Scottish Election 2021: Why Nicola Sturgeon must rule out a coalition government with Alex Salmond - Scotsman comment; Alex Salmond should have no place in Scottish politics. Scotsman comment 756
Scottish Election: Free breakfasts for secondary school pupils, SNP pledges; Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans to trial free breakfasts for secondary school pupils as she reiterated a pledge to offer free breakfasts and lunches to all children at primary school. Douglas Barrie and Tom Eden 507
Scottish Government should 'recognise and support' the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame For Scotland, report says; The Scottish Government has been urged to "recognise and support" the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame for Scotland. Alexander Brown 578
Scottish Government's conduct with airports over testing pilot a 'disgrace'; The Scottish Government has been criticised by opposition politicians for disgraceful conduct in dealing with the aviation sector during the pandemic. Conor Matchett 569
Scottish Opera reveals plans to stage 200 'pop-up' shows at 40 outdoor venues this summer; Scottish Opera has revealed plans to stage more than 200 outdoor performances for more than 12,000 people across Scotland as it emerges from lockdown restrictions. Brian Ferguson 632
Scottish Parliament Election 2021: Anas Sarwar launches 'Green Labour' climate recovery plan with pledge to create 10,000-strong 'Scottish Conservation Corp'; Anas Sarwar has unveiled his party's pledge to recruit a 10,000-strong "Scottish Conservation Corps" as he committed to a raft of measures aimed at achieving net zero emissions by 2045. Conor Marlborough 579
Scottish Parliament Election 2021: Anas Sarwar says Scottish Labour has not hit a ceiling in the polls; Anas Sarwar has denied "losing sleep" over Scottish Labour's support in opinion polls, despite the party hovering at around 20 per cent in a string of recent surveys. Conor Marlborough 450
Scottish Parliament Election 2021: Scottish Conservative Douglas Ross refuses to say whether Boris Johnson block on second Scottish independence referendum would be undemocratic; Scottish Conservatives leader Douglas Ross has refused to say whether he believes it would be appropriate for the Prime Minister to block a second referendum - if pro-independence parties won a majority at Holyrood next month. Conor Marlborough 443
Scottish Parliament Election 2021: Willie Rennie unveils Liberal Democrats' tax cuts to save Scotland's high streets; The Liberal Democrats have announced a plan to cut taxes for high street retailers - a measure the party said would help small businesses recover in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Conor Marlborough 404
Tributes paid after passing of Scottish Friendly chief executive Jim Galbraith; Tributes have been paid to Scottish Friendly's chief executive Jim Galbraith, who has passed away. Scott Reid 354
Volunteers left to clear up rubbish after campers trash beauty spot in Scotland with cans of booze, broken glass and camping equipment; Volunteers were left to clear up a South Ayrshire beauty spot after campers drinking alcohol left the place a mess with cans and broken glass strewn everywhere. Hannah Brown 426
Watch: NHS Louisa Jordan decommissioned after treating no Covid-19 patients; The NHS Louisa Jordan temporary hospital has been decommissioned after just under a year of service, without ever having treated a Covid-19 patient. Elsa Maishman 337
Woman found dead in Glasgow flat was murdered, say police; The death of a woman whose body was found in a Glasgow flat is now being treated as murder by police. Lucinda Cameron 332

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