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Articles from The Scotsman Online (February 11, 2021)

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'Green' hydrogen plan for Nigg offshore wind farm plant; Hydrogen could be used to power heavy machinery at the Port of Nigg offshore wind farm fabricators after a partnership between ScottishPower and Global Energy Group was announced today. Alastair Dalton 592
'Legitimately horrendous': Film critics maul Scottish actor Louise Linton's directorial debut; It promised to be the Hollywood bow for the Scottish actor who became the bete noire of liberal America thanks to her high-profile ties with Donald Trump's administration. Martyn McLaughlin 604
'Our online sales have seen a huge spike': The healthy soft drink alternative to Irn-Bru; A healthy soft drinks company based in Glasgow has been branching out during lockdown and is now offering an alternative to challenge the Scottish love for Irn-Bru. Gaby Soutar 604
'Too many promises and not enough action': SAMH launches mental health manifesto for Holyrood 2021; The Scottish Association of Mental Health (SAMH) has called for urgent new support for mental health services in Scotland to combat a "growing mental health crisis" in Scotland. Elsa Maishman 452
'We have great hopes and are always confident' - Family business, The Pakora Bar, launches second Edinburgh restaurant; Even Covid won't stop this entrepreneurial family from serving up their best-selling haggis pakora. Gaby Soutar 621
19 Scottish food and drink delicacies you have to try - as chosen by our readers; There's no doubt that Scotland punches above its weight when it comes to food and drink - from word-renowned Scotch whiskies to the controversial deep-fried Mars bar (as featured in Avengers: Endgame, the highest grossing film of all time). David Hepburn 535
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes admits 'timing' frustration as Florian Kamberi work permit delays compounded by Fraser Hornby illness; Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has admitted frustration at the late timing of the club's January transfer business after revealing Florian Kamberi is still awaiting clearance to join the Pittodrie side. Angus Wright 420
Aberdeen charity box thefts: Woman arrested after charity tins stolen from retail premises; A woman has been arrested after a multiple charity tins and their contents were stolen from retail premises. Rachel Mackie 171
Albian Ajeti hits back at 'dive' claim after Celtic striker cleared of simulation charge; Celtic striker Albian Ajeti insists he is no diver after being cleared of a simulation charge earlier this week. Angus Wright 462
Alex Salmond Inquiry has descended into a farcical, Kafkaesque game of rigged Cluedo - Kenny MacAskill MP; The so-called Salmond Inquiry's descending from the simply failing to the utterly farcical. Kenny MacAskill 615
Alex Salmond inquiry: MSPs' committee must be impartial in holding Scottish government to account - Ian Murray MP; There is a lot wrong with the way in which Westminster operates but there is something that works exceptionally well. Ian Murray 663
Anas Sarwar the 'frontrunner' in favourability battle between Labour leadership hopefuls, poll suggests; Both Scottish Labour leadership candidates are ahead of former leader Richard Leonard in public opinion, a new poll has suggested. Conor Matchett 441
Are ye Dancin? - When big club money came to a small Island disco in the 1990s; Twilights nightclub in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis drew some Big Screen names. Iain Pope 705
Bitcoin: Beware a cryptocurrency gold rush after Elon Musk's big investment - Jim Duffy; I'm going to start off with a warning. Pure and simple. Beware the cryptocurrency gold rush! Jim Duffy 1045
Boost to army numbers delivering vaccine in Scotland; More than 350 additional armed forces personnel are being deployed to support Scotland's coronavirus testing and vaccine delivery programmes. Gina Davidson 450
Boris Johnson under pressure to commit to schools in England reopening in March; Boris Johnson is under pressure from Tories not to let the timetable for easing lockdown slip, despite warnings from senior scientists about the dangers still posed by coronavirus. Rachel Mackie 462
Britney Spears: the pop singer's conservatorship explained as it goes back to court - and what is Free Britney? The legal battle follows the release of the Framing Britney Spears documentary; The legal battle follows the release of the Framing Britney Spears documentary. Jenna Macfarlane 923
Call for a Scottish customs clearance centre for seafood exports to cope with Brexit; A Scottish customs clearance house that would allow seafood and fish exports to flow faster into Europe should be established at ports, MSPs have been told. Gina Davidson 620
Cam Redpath neck issue is a concern as Scotland seek to emulate 25-year-old achievement; It's 25 years since Scotland were victorious in their first two matches in the Five/Six Nations and on that occasion they won three in a row to set up a Grand Slam decider against England away. Graham Bean 1144
Care sector can help boost the post-Covid economy - Stephen Wilson; There can't be a person in the country who - as we struggle through the Covid crisis - doesn't now look at people working in the social care sector in a different light. Stephen Wilson 630
Celebrating student volunteering week with a special emphasis on Girlguiding - Mhairi Ferrier; As a student you often find yourself living in a new community, and it's a great time in life to explore your local area and the role you can play in it. If 2020 taught us anything, it's just how important it is to come together in times of need. That's why I'm celebrating Student Volunteering Week this week, which recognises the impact of student volunteers and encourages students to engage in civic life. Mhairi Ferrier 566
Celtic verdict: The away anomaly that will haunt Neil Lennon's men; Celtic have had any number of deficiencies this season. Andrew Smith 612
Chinese New Year 2021: how to say Happy New Year in Chinese, other greetings and how to respond; Chinese New Year is the biggest event in the Chinese calendar, celebrated on 12 February 2021. Chelsea Rocks 740
Coronavirus in Scotland: Concern over 'confusion and wasted resources' caused by duplicate vaccine appointments; NHS Scotland is working to resolve an issue resulting in elderly Scots being sent appointment letters for a first dose of Covid-19 vaccine despite already having had the jab. Elsa Maishman 424
Coronavirus in Scotland: Vaccines for Scots with underlying health conditions to be delayed as supply dips by 200,000; The rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine to Scots with underlying health conditions and unpaid carers will be delayed due to an expected dip in supply, health secretary Jeane Freeman has said. Elsa Maishman 458
Coronavirus in the UK: 'We're doing everything we can to allow summer holidays this year, says Matt Hancock; Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is "absolutely essential" for summer holidays to take place - and he urged Britons to be "patient" over the prospect of getting away. Gary Flockhart 414
Coronavirus in the UK: Prof Devi Sridhar says 'very open debate' is needed over easing of lockdown restrictions; A leading member of Nicola Sturgeon's coronavirus advisory group has said there needs to be a debate about what restrictions should be eased first during the pandemic. Gary Flockhart 588
Data Capital podcast: Enough about data - let's talk about people; In the sixth and final episode of The Scotsman's Data Capital series, we discuss why data is only as important as the people behind it. David Lee 272
Demand for Budget action amid fears corporate insolvencies may double in 2021; Corporate insolvencies are set to double in 2021, with experts warning that targeted action is needed in next month's Budget to avoid further damage. Scott Reid 630
Derek Riordan says Celtic stars have downed tools but Hibs are not playing well enough to nail second; Derek Riordan has written off Hibs' hopes of finishing the season ahead of Celtic, despite his belief that there are players in the Glasgow squad who appear to have downed tools. Moira Gordon 323
Diageo distilleries recognised for sustainability changes; Four of the country's best-known Scotch whiskies have received top awards for their measures to help protect the environment. Ilona Amos 519
Dramatic footage shows Scottish island wildfires despite winter weather; Fire crews were last night tackling a moor blaze in the Western Isles after warning of a "extreme risk" of similar fires. Gary Flockhart 304
Easyjet 'optimistic summer flying possible' as new Scottish routes announced; Scotland's largest airline today announced new summer Inverness-Belfast and Glasgow-Newquay routes on the expectation of a "pent up demand" for travel when Covid restrictions are eased. Alastair Dalton 620
Edward Kane and The Vinegar Valentine: Chapter 4; Mr Horse had been correct. The loud knock at the door was, indeed, the knock of a policeman. In this case, it was the knock of Inspector Mackintosh of the Detective. Mackintosh had worked closely with Edward Kane in the case of The Parlour Maid Murderer and relations had remained extremely cordial. Ross Macfarlane QC 924
Former Hearts and Rangers favourite remains free agent after move falls through; Kyle Lafferty remains a free agent after dramatically turning down a move to join Romanian side Sepsi at the eleventh hour. Craig Fowler 310
Frozen water pipes: what to do, how to thaw and fix frozen pipes, how to unblock them - and tips from Scottish Water; According to research, more than half of the nation wouldn't feel able to resolve them frozen pipes without calling on an engineer for help. Alex Nelson 894
Future planning for agriculture and trade post-Brexit; While the UK's post-Brexit ability to strike its own trade deals might offer considerable business opportunities, this new-found freedom comes at the cost of many of the certainties which went along with EU membership. 459
Gary Caldwell claims Celtic board stance on Neil Lennon is 'slowly but surely' working; Former Celtic defender Gary Caldwell has argued that the club's decision to continually emphasise their support for manager Neil Lennon is "slowly but surely" instilling confidence in his players. Jason Jones 335
Half a million pounds will transform Glencoe inn into 'ultimate boutique hotel experience'; A Scottish hospitality group is investing more than [pounds sterling]500,000 to transform a highland inn into the "ultimate boutique hotel experience". Scott Reid 468
Head of Police Scotland backs inquiry into Rangers case; The head of Police Scotland has backed Holyrood demands for a judge-led inquiry into the wrongful prosecution of two men linked to the collapse of Rangers almost a decade ago. Scott Macnab 428
Head of Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee set to quit over sexist remarks - report; The head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games organising committee is poised to step down after making sexist remarks, according to reports. Jamie Gardner 340
Hibs coach reveals why even a star performer like Joe Newell won't simply walk back into team; The arrival of players such as Jackson Irvine and Chris Cadden mean that when Hibs turn up at Dingwall on Saturday, they should pose a far bigger problem for the Highland side than has been the case in the previous head to heads this season. Moira Gordon 963
Historic theatre which survived bomb blast and sell-off threat is reborn for Saturday night lockdown concerts; It is the arts venue which has survived a Second World War bomb blast, the threat of demolition, a near 30-closure and an attempted sell-off for housing before a dramatic rebirth was halted by the coronavirus pandemic. Brian Ferguson 1141
How Tommy Wright's Kilmarnock debut was overshadowed by Motherwell's managerial influence; Motherwell upstaged Tommy Wright's Kilmarnock debut with the sort of managerial intervention that the Ayrshire side will be hoping their new manager can influence on their fortunes. David Oliver 709
How you can get involved in COP26 in Glasgow; It will be the biggest summit ever held in the UK and will offer a number of opportunities for people to get involved. Stephen Emerson 396
hyh; What have Sturgeon and the SNP learned from Malawi under the dictator Banda and the MCP? Scotsman Letters Letter to the editor 1677
Joss Whedon: who is the Buffy writer and why have Ray Fisher and Charisma Carpenter accused him of 'cruel' behaviour? Buffy the Vampire Slayer stars Sarah Michelle Geller and Michelle Trachtenberg have also spoken out on Whedon; Buffy the Vampire Slayer stars Sarah Michelle Geller and Michelle Trachtenberg have also spoken out on Whedon. Chelsea Rocks 974
Ken Schofield on European Tour, Ryder Cup and golf's 'Famous Five'; Ken Schofield would have been perfectly happy to remain in the banking industry in his beloved Perthshire if an opportunity to venture into sports administration hadn't arisen. Martin Dempster 2850
Kilmarnock 'set to offer deal' to former Hearts and Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty; Kilmarnock are said to be keen on offering Kyle Lafferty a return to Scottish football. Craig Fowler 438
Ladies Scottish Open loses long-time sponsor Aberdeen Standard Investments; Hopes remain high for a positive future for the Ladies' Scottish Open despite Aberdeen Standard Investments pulling the plug on its title sponsorship after a 12-year run. Martin Dempster 714
Legal firm Aberdein Considine says promotions reflect 'incredible commitment and dedication'; Legal firm Aberdein Considine said it was continuing to invest in its people as it unveiled a string of promotions across the business. Scott Reid 316
Limited contact during Lockdown has led to 'social skill fade' for many - Mike Strang; What happens when for almost a year people are required to stay apart, to limit social contact and communicate largely via digital channels - if they have the means to do so? The lack of interaction encourages people to become introverted and can lead to increased social anxiety. It also cuts them off from opportunities to access education, training, outdoor learning, personal development, and exploration. All crucial paths to develop, grow and practice social and life skills. Mike Strang 527
Medical and safety technology giant bases new rental arm in Aberdeen; Drager Group, the medical and safety technology giant, has launched a UK equipment rental service, to be based out of Aberdeen. Scott Reid 338
Mediterranean diet can help you stay sharp as you age, says Edinburgh University study; Research conducted by the University of Edinburgh has found there are more benefits to eating a diet modelled on Mediterranean cuisines than meets the eye. Liv McMahon 525
Meghan Markle wins High Court privacy claim against Mail on Sunday; Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has won her High Court privacy claim against the Mail On Sunday over the publication of a "personal and private" handwritten letter to her estranged father. Scott McCartney 427
Moves to compel Alex Salmond to give evidence amid calls for 'emergency meeting' of harassment committee; Alex Salmond could be compelled to give evidence in front of the harassment complaints committee as pressure mounts on the ongoing parliamentary inquiry following a High Court ruling. Conor Matchett 622
National protein plans could benefit our health and the environment - Dr Pietro Iannetta; The Covid-19 pandemic has stretched the UK's systems of food supply, raising further questions about the adaptability of global food systems in a crisis - in addition to those persistent issues of environmental degradation, biodiversity losses, and the numbers of citizens suffering food and nutrition scarcity. Dr Pietro Iannetta 509
Neil Lennon suggests Celtic and Rangers held to different standard in disciplinary process; Just as they share the spotlight, it would appear Glasgow's footballing big two are carving up the citations for retrospective punishments. Andrew Smith 614
Netball: Strathclyde Sirens sound warning as they bid to 'climb the ladder'; Gia Abernethy has backed her Strathclyde Sirens to compete towards the top of the Vitality Netball Superleague ladder ahead of this weekend's 2021 season curtain-raiser. Peter White 593
Nicola Sturgeon backed by majority of SNP support over Joanna Cherry sacking, says poll; Joanna Cherry's stance opposing reform to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) is at odds with the majority of Scots who vote for the SNP and almost half of women, a new poll has found. Conor Matchett 591
Nicola Sturgeon hails 'heroic' achievement of over a million Scots vaccinated despite dreadful weather; Nicola Sturgeon today hailed more than a million Scots turning out in bad weather to get their Covid vaccinations as a "heroic" achievement. Ian Swanson 423
Nicola Sturgeon says 'I can't guarantee you'll be able to go on holiday this summer - even in Scotland'; Nicola Sturgeon today said she could not give a "100 per cent guarantee" that people would be able to go on holiday this summer, even within Scotland. Ian Swanson 435
Nightclubbing 1990s: The highs and lows as told by DJ Scooby; As he approaches 60, DJ Scooby is looking back on a life where he partied harder and longer than most. Alison Campsie 539
Nightclubbing 1990s: The record shops that fuelled a brave new dancefloor; Billy Kiltie remembers the Saturday afternoon bustle of his Glasgow record store like the "stockmarket" as DJs clamoured to get their hands on the best new releases being shipped in from around the world. Alison Campsie 388
Nightclubbing: The age of 1990s rave that found a natural home in Scotland; By the turn of the 1990s, a new night-time landscape had emerged and at its pounding heart was dance music. Alison Campsie 1145
Nightclubbing: The music that got Scotland up on the dancefloor in the 90s; The 1990s saw clubbing expand to the extent there was something for everybody's taste. Iain Pope 423
NUS Scotland calls for students to be exempt from [pounds sterling]1,750 quarantine charge; A call has been made for students arriving in Scotland from abroad to be exempt from the [pounds sterling]1,750 charge for quarantining in a hotel under the latest Covid regulations. Ian Swanson 410
Partick Thistle apologise to sex abuse victims in Scottish football after SFA report; Partick Thistle have apologised to victims of sexual abuse in Scottish football after being one of the clubs named in an SFA report released on Thursday morning. Craig Fowler 331
Pig sector facing 'perfect storm'; Crisis talks have been held to address the 'perfect storm' of events that have left the pig sector in its most critical state for decades - with thousands of pigs backed up on farms due to the combination of Covid-19 problems in pork plants and export disruption since early January. 203
Plans to boost town centres can't ignore the car - David Alexander; Alerted, recently, to a news story about a plan to revive Scotland's ailing town centres - yes, another one - I was particularly struck by a photograph used to accompany the text. David Alexander 593
Police hunt for knife man after bid to rob hire car driver in Kilmarnock; Police are hunting for a man who threatened a private hire car driver with a knife yesterday morning. Scott McCartney 341
Police Scotland faces [pounds sterling]19m bill as result of Covid pandemic; Police Scotland has faced additional costs of more than [pounds sterling]19 million as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, MSPs have been told. Scott Macnab 643
R&A submit planning application for new Glasgow community golf facility; Plans for a new community golf facility in the heart of Glasgow are being submitted by the R&A, one of the game's governing bodies, in the hope it will open in the summer of 2022. Martin Dempster 732
Rangers double down on SFA 'consistency' call after Kemar Roofe ban; Rangers have reiterated their call for more consistency in the Scottish FA's disciplinary process. Joel Sked 206
Rangers on verge of matching famous unbeaten league run set by Walter Smith's Champions League pioneers; Rangers will equal the club's longest unbeaten top flight league run in a single season for 28 years if they avoid defeat against Kilmarnock at Ibrox on Saturday. Stephen Halliday 330
Referees for every SPFL game in Scottish Premiership and Championship this weekend including Hearts at QOS, Rangers v Kilmarnock, Ross County v Hibs, and Celtic at St Johnstone; There's a full card of SPFL fixtures in the top two divisions this weekend. David Oliver 386
Reports of 'vaccine hesitancy' in minority ethnic groups in Scotland; Concerns have been raised over "vaccine hesitancy" among some minority ethnic groups in Scotland in relation to the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines. Elsa Maishman 501
Royal Mail apologies for delays but keeps on 10,000 'flexible' workers; The chairman of Royal Mail has apologised for gaps in service over the festive period, as parcel carriers faced their busiest ever winter. Scott Reid and August Graham 482
SAS: Red Notice: Outlander star Sam Heughan takes on hijack terrorists in explosive trailer for upcoming thriller; An explosive trailer has been released for a new hostage thriller which will see Outlander star Sam Heughan take on mercenaries threatening to blow up the channel tunnel. Brian Ferguson 681
Scotland on Sunday Travel Wishlist - Do Not Disturb - Newhall Mains, Balblair, By Dingwall, Ross-shire; Having a private airfield takes a holiday destination to new heights, but you don't need to arrive by air to enjoy what Newhall Mains on the Black Isle has to offer, writes Janet Christie. Janet Christie 1000
Scotland players will not take a knee before Wales game; Scotland's players will not take the knee ahead of Saturday's match against Wales but will stand together in recognition of rugby's commitment to fight racism. Graham Bean 353
Scotland triple injury blow revealed as Gregor Townsend names team to face Wales in Six Nations clash at Murrayfield; Scotland have been hit by a triple injury blow ahead of their Guinness Six Nations match against Wales. Graham Bean 590
Scotland vs Wales 2021: what time is kick off and how to watch Six Nations rugby match on TV and live stream; Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend makes three changes to his side that beat England, with Blade Thomson, James Lang and Darcy Graham coming in for Jamie Ritchie, Cameron Redpath and Sean Maitland. Matt Brooks 658
Scotland's climate-smart food source - Frances Sandison; Whilst many of us are becoming increasingly aware of the nutritional composition of the food we eat, there is probably less understanding about the carbon footprint of food production, and which types are more environmentally friendly than others. Frances Sandison 631
Scotland's opportunity to create a true circular economy - Dave Dalton; The Covid-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact across the economy and sectors including the packaging and recycling industries have not been immune from its reach. Social distancing guidelines meant that many household waste and recycling centres have been closed, such that households have relied more on kerbside collections for their recycling, according to WRAP. Dave Dalton 696
ScotRail experience major delays and cancellations as extreme weather continues to batter Scotland; An overhead electrical wire at Glasgow Queen Street was damaged this morning meaning trains couldn't travel in or out of the station. Beth Murray 343
Scots life sciences firm Omega wins contract to supply millions of Covid tests; Scottish life sciences firm Omega Diagnostics is to ramp up its production capacity after securing a government contract for its Covid-19 testing kits. Scott Reid 619
Scottish event organisers and freelancers to get another [pounds sterling]17.5m in emergency funding; Scottish event organisers and freelance arts workers are to get an extra [pounds sterling]17.5 million in lifeline funding to help them withstand the impact of the pandemic. Brian Ferguson 568
Scottish founded fashion giant Ted Baker says UK stores likely to remain closed until end of May; Ted Baker, the British fashion label with Scottish roots, has revealed a Brexit bill of up to [pounds sterling]5 million as a slump in festive sales also laid bare the toll taken by the pandemic. Scott Reid 594
Scottish Golf tees up three new board directors along with chair Martin Gilbert; Three new board members have been teed up to join Martin Gilbert at the start of a fresh chapter for Scottish Golf under his chairmanship of the governing body. Martin Dempster 598
Scottish Parliament election: All political parties must sign up to new economic model that puts nature at its core - Dougie Peedle; Last week saw the long-awaited publication of the Dasgupta Review, a report which was striking in both the simplicity and significance of its findings. This independent global review on the economics of biodiversity, led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta of the University of Cambridge, was commissioned in 2019 by the UK Treasury. Dougie Peedle 1089
Scottish Parliament elections: SNP's divisions may be a gift to unionist camp but Nicola Sturgeon is still heading for victory - Scotsman comment; The SNP is famous for its discipline despite being a coalition that spans much of the political spectrum. Scotsman comment 453
Section of the A92 closed as emergency services attend a tanker fire; The A92 eastbound and southbound between Crossgates and Cowdenbeath is closed due to an HGV fire. Beth Murray 170
Semaglutide: what is the obesity drug that can aid weight loss, side effects - and will it be available in the UK? The injection has been shown to cut body weight by up to 20 per cent; The injection has been shown to cut body weight by up to 20 per cent. Jenna Macfarlane 649
Serie A giants want Celtic ace, why EPL star won't move to Rangers, Hearts in talks with Scotland international, Gerrard to Liverpool claim - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; Rangers' lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership was cut to a mere 18 points on Wednesday night as Celtic defeated St Mirren 4-0. Joel Sked 605
SNP divisions see hit to Scottish independence support, but party still set for May majority; Support for Scottish independence has dropped by four points in a month, a new poll has suggested, as internal divisions rip through the SNP. Conor Matchett 747
Spectator magazine wins legal challenge that could allow Alex Salmond inquiry to publish crucial evidence; A legal challenge brought by The Spectator magazine to clarify the scope of a court order from Alex Salmond's criminal trial has been partially successful, leading to the potential for crucial evidence to be published by Holyrood's harassment complaints committee. Conor Matchett 595
Storm Darcy brings coldest night since 1995 as temperatures drop to -23C; The Met Office has issued yet more weather warnings as Braemar in Aberdeenshire recorded the UK's lowest February temperature in over half a century at 8am on Thursday in an "extreme freeze". BRIAN FERGUSO 378
Storm Darcy: Snowmen spotted reading The Scotsman in Dunblane as temperatures hit record lows; A couple of snowmen have been snapped catching up with current events in Dunblane as they enjoy the wintry weather. Rachel Mackie 254
Storm Darcy: Yellow weather warning for snow and ice in parts of Scotland until weekend as Braemar plunges to -21.9C; The Met Office issue yet more weather warnings as Braemar in Aberdeenshire recorded a ten-year record low last night. Beth Murray 434
Tayside motorist caught and charged by police after driving with 'porthole' in snow covered windscreen; A motorist has been charged with dangerous driving after they were spotted with just a "porthole" scraped out of their snow-covered windscreen. Rachel Mackie 238
Texas lawyer Rod Ponton's transformation into a cat at virtual court hearing shows technology can have a humanising effect - Scotsman comment; Video conference calls on Zoom, Teams and similar services have become part of everyday life for many people all over the world during the Covid pandemic. Scotsman comment 329
The Scotsman Sessions #184: Joyce Falconer, Andy Clark & Nicola Roy; Welcome to the award-winning Scotsman Sessions. With performing arts activity curtailed for the foreseeable future, we are commissioning a series of short video performances from artists all around the country and releasing them on scotsman.com, with introductions from our critics. Here, Joyce Falconer, Andy Clark and Nicola Roy reprise their roles in the acclaimed 2019 production of Liz Lochhead's Tartuffe. Joyce McMillan 693
This street has been branded one of Scotland's dirtiest areas; The Provost of Falkirk, Billy Buchanan, is calling for someone to clean up what he says is one of Scotland's dirtiest areas. Kirsty Paterson, Local Democracy Reporting Service 437
Travel: Cel Spellman: The natural world will show you many miracles; Best known for his role as Mathew Williams in ITV drama Cold Feet, actor and broadcaster Cel Spellman is also an ardent environmentalist and keen wildlife fan. The actor and presenter is keen to talk about responsible travel, his new podcast, Call Of The Wild and why Scotland is on his wishlist. Sarah Marshall 1066
UK's largest electric bike shop opens in Edinburgh today; A boom in the popularity of electric bikes has prompted a specialist Edinburgh retailer to expand to create the UK's largest such shop. Alastair Dalton 605
Watch as Scots postman leaves woman, 72, lying alone on driveway in snow after fall; A 72-year-old woman who was left lying alone on her driveway in the snow by a postman after she had a bad fall has now had an apology from the Royal Mail. James Trimble 372
What did Gina Carano say? Why actor has been fired from Disney+ show The Mandalorian after 'abhorrent' Instagram post; Carano played Cara Dune in the Disney+ Mandalorian series, but has since been axed by production company Lucasfilm. Chelsea Rocks 869
What should I give up for Lent? 10 good things you can surrender for lent - and when it starts in 2021; What could you do without for a bit - chocolate, smoking, alcohol? Here are some ideas of what to give up for Lent. Matt Brooks 681
Whisky giant Pernod Ricard hopeful of full-year sales growth despite Covid hangover; Chivas owner Pernod Ricard is forecasting some sales growth for the full year despite the ongoing struggles of the travel retail market amid the pandemic. Scott Reid 442
Young footballers may have been victims of cross-border 'organised sexual abuse', report finds; Children and young people involved in Scottish football may have been subjected to cross-border "organised sexual abuse and sexual exploitation," according to a new report. Martyn McLaughlin 984

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