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Articles from The Scotsman Online (January 21, 2021)

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'Covid has impacted us, but it won't stop us': Key landmarks for the Glasgow City Region City Deal; The [pounds sterling]1 billion plus Glasgow City Region City Deal is billed as one of the largest such initiatives in the UK. Emma Newlands 1114
'Tip of a very large iceberg' as 33,000 Scottish businesses show signs of distress; Almost 33,000 businesses in Scotland showed signs of financial distress in the closing months of 2020, a new report suggests. Scott Reid 615
'Vaccination optimism' concerns in government; The Scottish Government is concerned that the phenomena of "vaccination optimism" could encourage people to stop taking basic precautions against the threat of Covid. Gina Davidson 600
16 of the most striking front pages from around the world after President Biden's inauguration; Newspapers around the globe have dedicated their front pages to coverage of the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States. Conor Marlborough 329
A scenic staycation - Argyll Holiday Parks; Looking for a staycation that might be possible this spring and summer? Think local and take a look at the breathtaking surroundings on offer in Argyll when you're planning a getaway. Janet Christie 1044
A second Waverley railway station? Why Yorkshire plan is no threat to Edinburgh's original - Alastair Dalton; The romance of a train journey often starts with the station - especially if its name is evocative or quirky. Alastair Dalton 675
Aberdeen firm to use North Sea-inspired fire safety technology to tackle Australian environmental issues; Aberdeen-headquartered RigDeluge will see its North Sea-inspired fire safety technology help tackle Australian environmental issues after inking a new deal. Scott Reid 315
Alex Salmond inquiry: Key evidence from former chief of staff withdrawn; Key evidence submitted to the Salmond Inquiry will no longer be considered or see the light of day after it was withdrawn due to legal concerns. Conor Matchett 421
Alex Salmond inquiry: Police were asked 'hypothetical questions' on 'specific' cases while government policy was developed; The Scottish Government asked Police Scotland about the criminal process around accusations of historical sexual harassment while it was developing the policy which resulted in an investigation into former first minister Alex Salmond, it has been revealed. Gina Davidson 799
Amanda Gorman: who is the poet Laureate who spoke at Joe Biden inauguration - and her poem The Hill We Climb; Barack Obama said that Gorman delivered a "poem that more than met the moment". Finlay Greig 1064
Analysis: Covid-19 vaccine in Scotland: What's the problem with supply? Opposition parties and health professionals alike have been calling for a faster rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine in Scotland this week. Elsa Maishman 456
Brazen gang attempt to snatch dogs from Scottish Borders breeding business before being spooked by Cane Corso guard dog; A brazen gang last night attempted to break into a licensed dog breeding business in the Scottish Borders - before being scared off by the owner and his guard dog. Jamie McKenzie 334
Brexit consumer advice service launched in Scotland; A new service has been launched for Scots consumers with free, impartial and practical advice on the impact of Brexit. Jane Bradley 432
Brexit: Why businesses were not able to plan ahead for the disruption caused by this act of national self-isolation - Laura Waddell; The question appears. How are we coping with Brexit? But does anyone, the government included, really understand all its red tape ramifications yet? Laura Waddell 1113
Cameron House Hotel owners to face fire safety regulation charges following fatal blaze; The company which owns the luxury Cameron House Resort hotel will today face charges under fire safety regulations, more than three years after a fatal blaze killed two guests. Jamie McKenzie 597
Can Donald Trump run in 2024? If he could challenge president Biden in next US election following impeachment; A Senate trial awaits Donald Trump after he became the first president to be impeached twice, in the wake of the deadly US Capitol riots. Matt Brooks 764
Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow remembered for 'great human warmth' at funeral; The Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has been remembered as a man of "great human warmth" at his funeral service. Lucinda Cameron 557
Celtic board must do right by removing Neil Lennon - but parallel is Mourinho not Mowbray; There were some of us who believed that, even as we arrived at the conclusion in November Neil Lennon ought to have been removed from post, the Celtic board deserved a certain admiration in not then serving him up to the mob. Andrew Smith 1099
Celtic boss Neil Lennon's comments spark Covid protocol review for Scottish clubs; Scottish Premiership and Championship clubs have been asked to review their Covid protocols following comments made by Celtic manager Neil Lennon criticising the measures in place at opposition grounds. Matthew Elder 313
Celtic linked with moves for Republic of Ireland international and nine-goal forward; Celtic are reportedly keeping tabs on two English-based players, according to reports this afternoon. Patrick McPartlin 352
Celtic's Neil Lennon review to take place 'within next week or so' as under-fire boss refuses to quit; A decision on the position of Celtic manager Neil Lennon should be expected in the next week or so according to the club's fan spokesman. Matthew Elder 331
Coronavirus in Scotland: 89 new deaths in last 24 hours, as cases rise by 1,636; Scotland has recorded 89 deaths from coronavirus and 1,636 positive tests in the past 24 hours, Deputy First Minister John Swinney said. Conor Marlborough 209
Coronavirus in the UK: Northern Ireland extends lockdown to March; Northern Ireland's coronavirus lockdown restrictions will be extended to March 5 after Stormont health minister Robin Swann proposed the step to help drive down case numbers. Hannah Brown 412
Countryside call for legislation on dog attacks issue; With a steep rise in the number of dog attacks reported in recent years, farming and rural bodies have called on MSPs to support targeted legislation to clamp down on the issue which will be debated later today (Thursday) in the Scottish Parliament. 457
Covid: A break from foreign holidays could be 'so bracing' (and fun) - Scotsman comment; Professor Jason Leitch's warning to civil servants against booking a foreign holiday for anytime soon - possibly not until next year - will be a shock to many of us. Scotsman comment 323
Craig Wright named assistant coach of Scotland cricket team; Former Scotland cricket captain Craig Wright has been appointed assistant coach of the national team, replacing Grant Morgan who returned to South Africa last autumn. Graham Bean 438
Data collection key to cereal sector; Harnessing the huge amount of data currently produced by commercial farms and building these into variety assessments could add to the robustness of appraisals in the widely used recommended lists, a cereal expert has claimed. 222
Demand for milk deliveries rockets amid lockdown; They are a symbol of a bygone era, delivering fresh milk and eggs to doorsteps across the country in the early hours of the morning, before most households are awake. Jane Bradley 559
Demand for support as Scottish small business owners and self-employed face mental health crisis; Two fifths of Scottish business owners are worried about their mental health amid the economic fallout from the pandemic, a survey of 1,200 entrepreneurs has found. Scott Reid 468
Dutch government set to offer six month reprieve for 'life saving' cannabis oil; Scottish families of children with debilitating illnesses were celebrating today after the Dutch government agreed to give a six month reprieve on the supply of 'life-saving' cannabis oils. Jacob Farr 570
Eddie Howe to Celtic: Bookies suspend betting on former Bournemouth boss replacing Neil Lennon; Betting has been suspended on Eddie Howe being named the next manager of Celtic by two bookmakers as speculation mounts over the future of current Hoops boss Neil Lennon. Patrick McPartlin 312
Edinburgh to put historic Royal High School building onto the open market; One of Edinburgh's most iconic landmarks is to be put up for grabs after councillors rejected a plea by luxury hotel developers to be given another three years to secure planning permission. Brian Ferguson 672
Effect of Christmas mixing 'can be seen' in Scotland's Covid deaths; Scotland is now seeing the effect of household mixing over the festive period in its coronavirus death figures, according to Deputy First Minister John Swinney. Conor Marlborough 440
Electric cars: I fell for the 'environmentally friendly' diesel con so I'm wary about the new 'must have' for motorists - Jim Duffy; Bernie Madoff. Do you remember that name? He was the guy who ran one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in the USA. Jim Duffy 989
Gary Caldwell: Celtic problems run deeper than Neil Lennon and 10-in-a-row 'obsession' has cost them this season; Former Celtic captain Gary Caldwell believes there are bigger issues at Celtic than the position of Neil Lennon and that any decision to sack him should be based on more than just results. Matthew Elder 424
Generation Z could set up record 800,000 companies this year amid pandemic - poll; A record number of "Generation Z" businesses are planned this year as young people look to take control of their futures amid the pandemic. Scott Reid 339
Glasgow's Two Rivers Media to work on new series of hit show Escape to the Chateau; Glasgow-based production company Two Rivers Media and Chateau TV have secured a two-year programming deal from Channel 4 that will include two new series of hit show Escape to the Chateau. Scott Reid 446
Glasgow-based Iomart's know-how helps National Lottery Community Fund deliver cash during pandemic; Iomart, the Glasgow-headquartered cloud computing group, has supported a technology transformation for the National Lottery Community Fund, enabling hundreds of staff to deliver vital financial support during the pandemic. Scott Reid 462
Glastonbury 2021 cancelled: World famous music festival scrapped for second year running; The world famous Glastonbury Festival has been officially cancelled for the second year in a row, organisers have announced. Conor Marlborough 507
Hibs manager Jack Ross delivers positive squad update ahead of Betfred Cup semi-final; Hibs will head into this weekend's Betfred Cup semi final in a far more "healthy position" than has been the case at other key moments throughout this campaign. Moira Gordon 330
Hibs midfielder Scott Allan could make a shock return in Hampden semi-final; Scott Allan is poised to make a welcome return to the Hibs squad for this weekend's trip to Hampden. Moira Gordon 463
Highly-anticipated Marvel series WandaVision arrives on Disney+, The Marvel Cinematic Universe is vast, attracting some of the most loyal fans of any film franchise in existence. 989
Holyrood 2021: Charity calls for child support payment to be doubled; A coalition of anti-poverty groups has demanded that all political parties commit to doubling the value of the new Scottish Child Payment if they win in May's Scottish Parliament elections. Gina Davidson 595
Homeowners are the losers in this grim game of pass the parcel - David Alexander; There was a time when house parties were about innocent fun.Rather than huddle in the kitchen and indulge in alcohol-fuelled debates over property prices climate change or Brexit, adults would play games such as "pass the parcel" in which contestants passed around a package to the accompaniment of a piano until there were only two players left, the loser being the one holding the parcel when the music finally stopped. David Alexander 665
How many people in Edinburgh and the Lothians have had the vaccine? Latest Covid jab figures explained; Edinburgh has vaccinated the lowest percentage of people in Scotland. Jenna Macfarlane 888
Investment in Scottish commercial property halves but global interest holds up; Investment in Scottish commercial property almost halved last year as lockdowns and economic uncertainty curbed deal-making, new figures have revealed. Scott Reid 624
Iraqi airport first for venture involving Edinburgh-headquartered Menzies Aviation; A joint venture involving Edinburgh-headquartered Menzies Aviation has been awarded a contract to provide services at Baghdad International Airport. Scott Reid 345
Is the Queensferry Crossing open? Latest update from Traffic Scotland after Storm Christoph caused closure; The [pounds sterling]1.35bn bridge has been closed for a second time due to a risk of falling ice. Finlay Greig 487
Jackie Baillie seeks clarity on Scots vaccine wastage; Labour interim leader Jackie Baillie has raised concerns over vaccine wastage in Scotland in a letter to Nicola Sturgeon. Scott Macnab 594
Jacob Rees-Mogg says SNP are 'still grumpy' over referendum result; Jacob Rees-Mogg has accused the SNP of being "still grumpy" over the independence referendum result. Alexander Brown 440
Jamie Dobie signs new contract with Glasgow Warriors and is invited to train with Scotland Six Nations squad; Scrum-half prospect Jamie Dobie has signed a new contract with Glasgow Warriors to set the seal on a memorable week for the teenager. Graham Bean 470
Jen Psaki: who is the new White House Press Secretary in the Biden administration - and how she will differ to Kayleigh McEnany; One of the many new faces in President Biden's administration, Jen Psaki certainly has White House experience. Alex Nelson 621
Joe Biden executive actions: the 15 key changes the new president has ordered to dismantle Donald Trump legacy; Immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic are just some of the topics at the top of Biden's agenda. Chelsea Rocks 1350
John Swinney says vaccine programme must be governed by "fairness"; John Swinney has said that Scotland's vaccination programme must be governed by "fairness" amid calls from GPs to be allowed to bypass health boards order supplies themsleves. Scott Macnab 1031
Kate Forbes knows it is UK Government schemes helping to protect Scotland's economy - Steve Barclay; I was disappointed but not surprised that Kate Forbes managed to write more than 900 words about the response to coronavirus without mentioning a single UK Government initiative. Steve Barclay 671
Lockdown photo club: Ten of your pictures that sum up Scotland in 2020; We've started a lockdown photo club on the Scotsman's 'Destination Scotland' Facebook page, giving you the chance to share some of your best pictures. David Hepburn 409
Lockdown puppy boom provides double-digit sales boost for UK's biggest pet retailer; A boom in pet ownership amid the pandemic has helped specialist retailer Pets at Home notch up a double-digit hike in retail sales during the festive run-up. Scott Reid 619
Love It or List It: Scottish reclamation yard that featured on Edinburgh episode of hit Channel 4 property show; The owner of a Clydebank business which specialises in vintage industrial design and lighting was delighted to see his warehouse feature on Channel 4's popular property show 'Love It or List It' with Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer. Hannah Brown 689
Make 2021 a year of positive change - Dr Nestor Demosthenous; The New You. After a year nobody could have predicted, this January certainly feels like a new beginning and it will come as little surprise that many will be looking to transform both body and mind, shake up bad eating habits, and dedicate more time to healthy exercise. This year will be the year of change. Dr Nestor Demosthenous 667
Neil Lennon's Celtic job declaration, Aberdeen star will be 'desperate' to join Rangers, Hearts striker hunt, No Ibrox interest in duo - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; The January transfer window has reached the three-week mark in Scotland and it could perhaps signal an upturn in activity. Joel Sked 584
Neil Lennon's former Celtic team-mate says club have 'duty' to sack his one-time boss; Mark Wilson was not surprised to see his former Celtic team-mate and manager Neil Lennon refuse to quit after another setback against Livingston. Angus Wright 423
New owner sought for 'tranquil' Scottish island getaway which once hosted Beatles star George Harrison; A stunning island bolthole, currently owned by Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan, is up for sale on the Isle of Skye. Beth Murray 437
NHS 'coping' with Covid but staff 'tired and burdened' says John Swinney; Staff in the health service are "tired and burdened" as a result of coping with the increase in Covid patients in hospital, the Deputy First Minister has said. Gina Davidson 398
No Edinburgh University undergrads in city until at least September after extension to online learning announced; Edinburgh University has announced that all undergraduate learning will remain online until April 2, 2021, when the academic year concludes. Beth Murray 343
Nobody should be placed at a disadvantage because they can't afford to eat - Jackie Galbraith; From this month students attending classes at West Lothian College will get a free hot breakfast so that they don't have to start their day hungry. Jackie Galbraith 619
Obituary: Pop genius who swapped Wall of Sound for prison bars; Harvey Phillip Spector, music producer. Born: December 26 1939 in The Bronx, New York, United States.Died: January 16 2021 in French Camp, California, US, aged 81. Press Association 607
Our working culture must value and support staff who are also carers - Sue McLintock; This year has been challenging for everyone, with a series of unprecedented disruptions to our usual way of life. Working from home has become the norm for many, with employers and staff having had to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. Sue McLintock 512
Parents could get less than two weeks notice for schools return; John Swinney has said parents would get "as much notice as possible" about when schools may reopen, but it could be shorter than the fortnight being promised by England's education minister. Gina Davidson 554
Paris Agreement: what is the climate accord - and why Joe Biden has rejoined on first day as president; The US had left he agreement in November, 2020, under the instruction of Donald Trump. Finlay Greig 619
Police fears for missing Charmain Ledsham (62) from Jedburgh, in 'out of character' disappearance; Police say they are concerned for the safety of a missing woman who was last seen yesterday evening, saying it is "completely out of character". Scott McCartney 155
Primary school children should repeat year - Readers' Letters; Home schooling or home learning is neither. For primary children it is an attempt at keeping their skill and knowledge level from slipping. Unless the parent is a teacher, most parents would find it difficult to "teach" new concepts as either teaching methods have changed since their school days or they do not have the task analysis skills to figure out why their child cannot grasp the new concept. Letter to the editor 1516
Rangers ahead of PSV, Valencia, and Marseille in latest Global Club Rankings as Celtic drop out of top 100; Rangers remain among the top 60 clubs in the world despite dropping one place in the latest Global Club Rankings as compiled by US-based stats firm FiveThirtyEight. Patrick McPartlin 447
Rangers FC: Malicious prosecution of club's administrators may require Lord Advocate James Wolffe's resignation - Kenny MacAskill MSP; If the story that the administrators of Rangers FC are to be paid [pounds sterling]21 million in compensation for a malicious prosecution is even partly true, then it's not a statement to Parliament but his resignation that the Lord Advocate should be tendering. Kenny MacAskill 460
Rangers make contact with Bournemouth over moves for defender and midfielder; Rangers have opened talks with English Championship side Bournemouth regarding two potential transfer targets. Matthew Elder 458
Rangers on cusp of being seeded in Champions League qualifiers next season; Rangers could be handed a major seeding boost in next season's Champions League qualifiers if they go on to clinch their first domestic title triumph in a decade. Stephen Halliday 229
Rangers v Ross County: Kick-off time, is it on TV, stream details, odds, form guide; Steven Gerrard's Rangers host John Hughes' rejuvenated Ross County at Ibrox this Saturday, on a quiet card in the Scottish Premiership. David Oliver 806
Readers Letters: Footballers should stop their hugging; I have not been able to either see or hug my 99-year-old father for a year now because of covid-19 restrictions. Letter to the editor 690
Rory McIlroy hails opening 64 in Abu Dhabi as 'lovely start to year'; Rory McIlroy produced his best effort in 39 rounds at Abu Dhabi Golf Club with a polished eight-under-par 64 to hit the ground running at the start of his 2021 campaign. Martin Dempster 600
School closures: Why education unions are wrong to oppose inspections of online teaching - Cameron Wyllie; No teacher likes to be inspected. In my career, my school was inspected four times - one was horrible and three were fine. Cameron Wyllie 1061
Scotland on Sunday Travel Wishlist - Restoring Glasgow's golden age - voco Grand Central, Glasgow; Built in the 19th-century as a Great British Railway hotel attached to Glasgow Central Station, the Iandmark Grand Central Hotel has been refurbished and is relaunching as Scotland's first voco branded hotel. Janet Christie 955
Scotland to press ahead with post-Brexit freeports network; Scotland is to develop its own network of "freeports" in a move aimed at boosting post-Brexit trade and growth, it has been announced. Scott Macnab 564
Scotland's karate kid Niamh Junner is the new world No 1; Scots karate teenager Niamh Junner is the new world No 1 in her class. Graham Bean 252
Scots industry leaders call for talks with Joe Biden to end whisky tariffs; Industry leaders in Scotland have called for urgent talks to be held with new US President Joe Biden to end the swingeing whisky tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. Scott Macnab 593
Scottish Football transfer LIVE: Celtic eye [pounds sterling]13m EPL midfielder, Rangers not keen on forward, Duo want Ibrox target; It is set to be another big weekend in Scottish football with plenty of action on the field and no doubt off it as well. Joel Sked 237
Scottish Football transfer LIVE: Rangers eye English Championship pair, Celtic keen on Irish cap and Stoke ace; It is set to be another big weekend in Scottish football with plenty of action on the field and no doubt off it as well. Patrick McPartlin 153
Scottish GPs demand to speed up vaccine rollout by ordering supplies themselves; Family doctors want to accelerate the rollout of Scotland's coronavirus vaccine rollout by bypassing health boards and ordering stocks themselves the Telegraph have reported. Caitlyn Dewar 340
Sir Keir Starmer urges UK Government to negotiate with US President Joe Biden to remove whisky tariffs; Sir Keir Starmer has called on the UK Government to negotiate with Joe Biden's administration to remove US tariffs on Scotch whisky, according to a report. Conor Riordan 344
Six Nations: Bright, mature Cameron Redpath could be solution for Scotland at inside centre; Bath thought enough of Cameron Redpath to pay a reported [pounds sterling]100,000 to prise him from a long-term contract at Sale Sharks 11 months ago. And Eddie Jones thought enough of the inside centre to name him in his full England squad to tour South Africa in 2018, just weeks after he had left school. Graham Bean 1158
Stephen Gallacher 'delighted' with gutsy start to 25th European Tour season; Stephen Gallacher started his 25th season on the European Tour by showing he's lost none of the fight in his belly in a career nudging close to 600 appearances. Martin Dempster 587
Storm Christoph Live: Traffic and travel disruption as Scotland hit by snow and ice, Queensferry Crossing closed; Motorists are facing difficult driving conditions across Scotland as Storm Christoph brings heavy snow and rain. Follow all the updates with our live blog. Joshua King 236
Storm Christoph Scotland: what areas will be hit with heavy snow and rain - and what is the travel advice? Met Office yellow warnings are in place for Perth and Kinross and Aberdeenshire; Met Office yellow warnings are in place for Perth and Kinross and Aberdeenshire. Jenna Macfarlane 782
Tayside Police appeal for information in search of missing 27-year-old woman; A 27-year-old woman has gone missing near Dundee. Caitlyn Dewar 156
Tennent's to remove all plastic from lager packs for first time in decades; Tennent's is to remove all plastic packaging from its packs of cans for the first time in more than 40 years after a major investment in new machinery. Scott Reid 631
The Bay series 2 cast: who stars in the ITV drama with Scottish actress Morven Christie - and when it's on TV; Actors from Game of Thrones and Darkest Hour are included in the line up. Chelsea Rocks 664
The Scotsman Sessions #171: Blythe Jandoo; 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 McMillan 690
The Scotsman Sessions #172: Aidan O'Rourke; 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, Aidan O'Rourke - fiddler, composer and one-third of Lau - plays two waltz compositions, the latter inspired by a short story by James Robertson. Jim Gilchrist 398
These wild animals could be reintroduced in the UK - from beavers to bears; Reintroducing species can have significant benefits to the environment and help boost other animal species. Ethan Shone 640
Third ice closure of Queensferry Crossing branded a 'national embarrassment'; Traffic was not diverted via the Forth Road Bridge during today's closure of the adjacent Queensferry Crossing because of the ice threat's forecast short duration, officials have said. Alastair Dalton 1079
UK Government accused of forcing fishermen to 'perform the Monty Python fish-slapping dance' before helping them; The UK Government has been accused of forcing fishermen to "perform the Monty Python fish-slapping dance" before helping them. Alexander Brown 430
Vaccine policy could be minefied for employers - Dr Anne Samon; Can UK employers require staff to be vaccinated is a question that has been doing the rounds since the Pfizer vaccine became available. My experience is that clients start the discussion thinking they might want to mandate, or very actively encourage employees to be vaccinated, but having had legal advice tend to back-track and decide that actually they will probably remain more agnostic. 551
Vegan movement growth slows as pandemic diners turn to comfort food; The pandemic has proved to be a temporary setback for the flexitarian and vegan movements, with the proportion of adults limiting or not eating meat dropping significantly in the past year, a report has found. Jane Bradley 576
What does woke mean? Definition of the term as Boris Johnson is asked to comment on Joe Biden's wokeness; Boris Johnson said there's "nothing wrong with being woke". Finlay Greig 610
What kind of property can you buy in your area for the Scottish average price of [pounds sterling]165,000? The latest UK House Price Index, released this week, revealed that the average price paid for a property in Scotland during November 2020 was [pounds sterling]165,703. Gordon Holmes 869
What we're eating this January 2021 - the most exciting new takeaways, products and books to keep you going this month; We've rounded up a foodie-friendly selection of reasons to be cheerful in January. Gaby Soutar 707
When is Good Friday 2021? The Christian holiday explained - and whether it could mark the end of lockdown; Could Good Friday mark the beginning of the end of lockdown? Chelsea Rocks 739
Where's Bernie Sanders?: Can you guess where the senator and his mittens are in Scotland? As memes of Bernie Sanders sitting with his mittens, mask and jacket on at President Joe Biden's inauguration this week have gone viral, we decided to compile a 'spot the Bernie in Scotland' list. Hannah Brown 391
Who named Storm Cristoph? How UK storm names are chosen - and the full list of other names for 2021; The Met Office is responsible for naming storms. Jenna Macfarlane 820
Who's who in Joe Biden's cabinet? A look at the key personnel nominated by the US president; Biden and vice president Kamala Harris were sworn in to mark the end of Donald Trump's term in office. Matt Brooks 717
Why it is optimistic to expect more interest in Scotland from Joe Biden than Donald Trump - Brian Wilson; During the election campaign, a reporter tried to snatch a word from Joe Biden with the introduction: "I'm from the BBC". Biden laughed off the request: "The BBC?... I'm Irish!". Brian Wilson 549
Why Me Why Not: who is Hagar the Horrible, and why is the cartoon strip on President Joe Biden's desk? As President Joe Biden gets settled into the White House, he'll be looking to make some aestetchic changes to his new residence for at least the next four years. Alex Nelson 792
With Joe Biden, not Donald Trump, as US President, the world is a better place - Scotsman comment; As Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States of America, he declared: "This is democracy's day.". Scotsman comment 498
WJM: no time like now to get your legal affairs in order; Private client solicitors Ian Macdonald and Roddy Harrison advise that the New Year is a great time to take a step back and evaluate your legal circumstances. 1477

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