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Articles from The Scotsman Online (March 18, 2021)

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"It's never too cold for gelato". Jannetta's Gelateria is opening a new Dundee ice-cream parlour, a short walk from the V&A; They'll be opening their doors in April. Gaby Soutar 590
'No major outbreaks' as a result of Rangers celebrations in Glasgow; There have been no major outbreaks as a result of the mass gatherings following Rangers' league win earlier this month, Jason Leitch has said. Jane Bradley 418
'Olympig' scandal: Tokyo Olympics creative director offers to quit after offensive remark; The executive creative director of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has promised to resign after making "inappropriate" comments relating to a plus-size actress and fashion designer. Sports Desk 228
'Passengers shouldn't kid themselves the change will make any difference to whether their trains run on time' - Alastair Dalton; Switching control of ScotRail into public hands will be no panacea - it will just leave ministers with fewer people to blame when things goes wrong. Alastair Dalton 419
'Transformative' life sciences investment could create up to 750 jobs in Scotland; Life sciences firm LumiraDx has outlined a major investment in its current Scottish operations which could see as many as 750 jobs created over the next three years. Scott Reid 438
'What a turnaround', 'Perfect team': Rangers fans react as Helander and Hagi drop to bench for Arfield and Balogun v Slavia Prague; Fans had their say on Rangers' starting line-up against Slavia Prague with a surprise for last week's goalscorer. David Oliver 360
450m Borderlands Growth Deal shows UK and Scottish governments can work together in contrast to area's warlike past - Iain Stewart MP; From the wild beauty of the Solway Firth, along the banks of the Tweed, to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the Borderlands region sweeps across the south of Scotland and the north of England. Iain Stewart 1036
56m 1000-bed Covid field hospital at SECC set to close without ever treating Covid patients; The NHS Louisa Jordan Covid-19 temporary hospital will close its doors at the end of March, the Scottish Government has said. Elsa Maishman 444
Alex Salmond inquiry: Committee concludes Nicola Sturgeon 'misled parliament'; Nicola Sturgeon misled the Scottish Parliament around the Alex Salmond affair, MSPs on Holyrood's harassment complaints committee have found. Conor Matchett and Scott McCartney 1080
Alex Salmond inquiry: Nicola Sturgeon has said she's 'not surprised' by 'partisan leak' from Salmond Inquiry; Nicola Sturgeon has said a "very partisan leak" from the Alex Salmond inquiry is "not that surprising" as the committee is understood to have deemed she misled parliament. Rachel Mackie 553
Ambitious housebuilder Dandara to build hundreds more homes in east of Scotland; Housebuilder Dandara is to ramp up its presence in Scotland, building hundreds of additional homes every year. Scott Reid 429
Armie Hammer: Hollywood actor accused of raping woman in Los Angeles; Hollywood actor Armie Hammer has been accused of raping a woman in Los Angeles. Rachel Mackie 580
BBC Alba to screen record number of fixtures in SWPL; BBC Alba will screen seven more fixtures when the SWPL 1 season restarts next month, marking it a record number of live matches for Scottish women's football in one season. Phil Johnson 157
Believe it or not, babies are feeling the impact of the pandemic - Dr Suzanne Zeedy; We're all longing for the pandemic to be over. And the vaccine certainly has hearts hoping an end is in sight, even as we begin considering the unanticipated consequences of the virus. One of those consequences is the impact of this year on babies and young children. Dr Suzanne Zeedyk 522
Benefits of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine 'far outweigh the risks', says European Medicines Agency; The benefits of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine outweigh its risks, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has concluded. Elsa Maishman 481
Bennylyn Burke: Two bodies found in Dundee in search for missing woman and toddler; Officers searching for the whereabouts of missing woman Bennylyn Burke, 25, and her two-year old daughter, Jellica, have today recovered two bodies. Scott McCartney 260
Book review: The Cut, by Chris Brookmyre; After a slow start, Chris Brookmyre's new thriller blossoms into a compelling page-turner which sees an unusual duo travelling across Europe in a bid to solve a murder than happened a quarter of a century ago. Review by Joyce McMillan. Joyce McMillan 700
Boris Johnson says whether Nicola Sturgeon should resign is a 'matter for Scottish parliament'; Boris Johnson has insisted whether Nicola Sturgeon should resign if she's breached the ministerial code is a "matter for Scottish parliament". Alexander Brown 289
BT to 'build like fury' connecting millions of homes after new Ofcom rules; Telecoms giant BT has outlined plans to "build like fury" and spend billions of pounds rolling out full-fibre broadband to 20 million homes in the UK no later than the end of the decade. Scott Reid 587
Calls for 'quiet' disposal of underwater bombs to protect sea life; Scottish MPs have joined calls for the UK government to tighten regulations to ensure offshore wind farm developers dispose of unexploded mines and bombs littering the seabed in a way that doesn't harm marine wildlife such as dolphins, whales and porpoises. Ilona Amos 672
Celtic kid signed for [pounds sterling]350k among pair heading to Queen's Park; Celtic kid Luca Connell has signed for Queen's Park for the duration of the 2020/21 season. Craig Fowler 321
Celtic manager latest: The top 10 candidates according to the bookmakers; The appointment of the next Celtic boss is set to be an intriguing one. Joel Sked 440
Community growth: how local food gardens are benefiting Borders residents; A small environmental charity is having a big impact in the Scottish Borders, helping people learn valuable skills, make new contacts and live a healthier lifestyle. Ilona Amos 743
Coronavirus in Scotland: Over two million people receive first dose of covid vaccine as Nicola Sturgeon reveals latest figures; Over two million people have now received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Scotland as Nicola Sturgeon announces the latest coronavirus figures during First Minister's Questions today. Hannah Brown 353
Day in the Life: Michele Civiera of Edinburgh's Civerinos Slice; He tells us about his day, which includes checking out the new site, Prom Slice, due to open in April. Gaby Soutar 587
Drag Race UK final: Scotland's Lawrence Chaney from Glasgow is crowned winner; A Scottish queen has won Drag Race UK. Ginny Sanderson 785
Drag Race UK final: what time is RuPaul's Drag Race season 2 finale tonight - and who are the finalists? Scottish drag queens Lawrence Chaney and Ellie Diamond are among the final four; Scottish drag queens Lawrence Chaney and Ellie Diamond are among the final four. Chelsea Rocks 715
Edinburgh Printmakers secures [pounds sterling]1 million to support growth and help artists hit by pandemic; Arts organisation Edinburgh Printmakers has secured almost [pounds sterling]1 million in funding to support its growth ambitions and aid artists hit by the pandemic. Scott Reid 427
Edinburgh's Pierre Schoeman set to be out for up to six weeks with injury; Pierre Schoeman is set to miss some vital games for Edinburgh over the coming weeks as he recovers from a knee injury sustained in his team's win over Connacht last Saturday. Stuart Bathgate 342
Emails around un-minuted November meetings warned Scottish Government it could face accusations of a 'failed attempt at a cover up' in Salmond case; Leslie Evans was warned the Scottish Government could face accusations of a "failed attempt at a cover up" if it did not "face it transparently than having this dragged out reluctantly", new correspondence has revealed. Conor Matchett 595
EPL side eye Celtic goalkeeper, Highly-regarded manager speaks on Parkhead job, Old Firm clash decision, Colts plans set to be rejected - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; The SPFL has a full round of fixtures this weekend for the first time this year with the return of the lower leagues. Joel Sked 542
Ex-Celtic striker Chris Sutton taunts WWE champion Drew McIntyre over 'embarrassing' Rangers promo video and speedos; Celtic striker Chris Sutton has again kicked off a war of words with wrestling champion Drew McIntyre. David Oliver 387
Farming: 'Scotland-specific' seed potato deal rejected by NFU; NFU Scotland yesterday torpedoed plans for a 'Scotland-specific' agreement with the EU to break the current deadlock on seed potato exports, claiming that entertaining such an approach was not a valuable use of resources across Governments, nor was it likely to benefit the sector. 464
Farming; Half of the upfront costs associated with planting a new woodland - including buying trees, ground preparation or fencing - will be available under a new loan scheme focused on supporting small-scale projects up to 20 ha in size. Brian Henderson 216
Faster and better decision-making crucial at time of extreme uncertainty; Leaders urged to screen out the noise of judgments and biases in quest to get the big decisions right. 851
Finn Russell was 'two hours away' from being fit to face Italy; Gregor Townsend has revealed that Finn Russell was "two hours away" from being fit to face Italy in Saturday's Guinness Six Nations match at BT Murrayfield. Graham Bean 1094
FMQs sketch: Forget the 'bombshell' truth, we're watching electoral trench warfare; There's a point at which claiming something is a 'bombshell' begins to lose its meaning and with the Salmond Inquiry we reached that point several months ago. Conor Matchett 560
FMQs: Massive rise in mental health crisis calls going unanswered claims Sarwar; Nearly 25,000 calls to Scotland's mental health crisis support line have gone unanswered during the course of the pandemic, Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has claimed, with the average waiting time for an answer now more than half an hour. Gina Davidson 587
FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon says David Davis part of 'old boys' club' with Alex Salmond; The First Minister has accused a Conservative MP of using parliamentary privilege to read out "his old pal Alex Salmond's conspiracy theories". Gina Davidson 932
Food Review: Coltman's Deli, Peebles (collection); You know the nursery rhyme, "Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean. But, together both they licked the platter clean?" Well the fella and myself are a bit like that; whilst he is a confirmed carnivore I mainly bat for the puritanical vegetarian team. Catriona Thomson 907
Former Celtic captain and three-time title winner signs for Newport County; Former Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley has joined Newport County for the rest of the season. Matthew Elder 227
France v Scotland Six Nations date announced; A new date for Scotland's postponed Guinness Six Nations match against France has been confirmed. Graham Bean 229
Full list of Wetherspoon pubs in Scotland set to reopen on April 26 confirmed; JD Wetherspoon is to reopen 60 of its pubs in Scotland next month - and you can see the full list of venues below. Gary Flockhart 410
George Galloway: former-MP's 'race-baiting' Twitter post explained - and why Humza Yousaf responded with cat joke; Humza Yousaf made reference to George Galloway's appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in his response. Finlay Greig 476
Glasgow City chief fears lost generation of female stars from Covid-19 hangover; Glasgow City chief Laura Montgomery has voiced fears a Covid-19 hangover could cost Scotland a lost generation of young female footballers. Andy Newport and Phil Johnson 817
Glen Kamara heard accusing player of racist comment during Rangers' defeat to Slavia Prague; Midfielder Glen Kamara was heard alleging a racist comment was whispered in his ear during Rangers' defeat to Slavia Prague. David Oliver 411
Gleneagles hotel announces reopening date; The famous five star hotel will soon be open to guests once again. Rosalind Erskine 258
Gregor Townsend in the dark about France match as he makes nine changes to face Italy; Gregor Townsend has made wholesale changes for Scotland's Guinness Six Nations match against Italy on Saturday in the expectation that his team will have to face France six days later. Graham Bean 780
Gym giant gearing up for April 26 opening in Scotland after hefty losses; The Gym Group has sunk to a [pounds sterling]47.2 million loss in 2020 as Covid-related restrictions hit the company, with its gyms forced to close for large swathes of the year. Simon Neville 290
Hibs manager Jack Ross hits back at dive jibes and 'excessive' criticism of Martin Boyle; Hibs manager Jack Ross has hit out at the barbs aimed at Martin Boyle over the weekend, saying some critics crossed a line. Moira Gordon 598
Hibs' reputation on the rise thanks to international call-ups; Sitting pretty in third place in the Premiership, Hibs have opened themselves up to a greater level of scrutiny this term but that only offers his players a greater opportunity to shine, according to Hibs manager Jack Ross. Moira Gordon 1046
How League One and Two clubs secured their own return to football after being abandoned by the SPFL; This weekend will see the re-start of SPFL football for Leagues 1 and 2. After the unexpected suspension was imposed back in January, the enforced hiatus has felt like an eternity for clubs and fans alike. Iain McMenemy 1070
How the Rangers players rated in Europa League exit to Slavia Prague; Steven Gerrard saw his Rangers side defeated for the first time in Europe this term and just the second defeat in all competitions. David Oliver 687
Hugh Grant makes donation as Scottish community build helipad in memory of teenage flu victim Bethany Walker; Hollywood star Hugh Grant has helped fund an emergency helicopter landing pad in a remote Scottish village in memory of a teenage flu victim. Gary Flockhart 607
Hughie Gallacher: The glory and tragedy of a Newcastle United and Scotland legend; On the morning of June 11, 1957, a 54-year-old man in a flat cap walked westward across Low Fell, Gateshead in the direction of Belle Vue Bank. He was small, hunched, his haggard face drizzled with tears. As he strode unseeing past the Argyle public house, he muttered an angry litany of his personal failings, his clenched fists beating his thighs. Harry Pearson 2202
Humza Yousaf hits out at George Galloway's 'you're not a Celt like me' comment; Scotland's justice secretary Humza Yousaf has said voters will show George Galloway the cat flap in May after the former MP posted a "race-baiting" tweet. Lucinda Cameron 260
Ikea announce their Scotland-wide reopening date following restriction easing announcement; The furniture giant has revealed when they are reopening their doors to the public across Scotland, following the announcement of coronavirus lockdown easing by the Scottish Government. Hannah Brown 303
Indian food chain founded by curry evangelist to open second Scottish restaurant, in heart of Glasgow; Indian food chain Mowgli Street Food has confirmed plans to open in Glasgow after agreeing a let for city centre premises. Scott Reid 337
Jason Leitch: booster vaccine may only be given to vulnerable in Scotland; A booster vaccine for coronavirus could be combined with a flu vaccine in a single shot - and may only be given to vulnerable groups, a Scottish Parliament committee has been told. Jane Bradley 316
Levelling up women in workplace could give Scotland [pounds sterling]4bn boost, says PwC; Scotland's economy would be boosted by almost [pounds sterling]4 billion by levelling up female workforce participation to match the UK's top-performing region, according to a new report from PwC. Emma Newlands 572
Lockdown has changed many of us so life after Covid may be more different than we expect - Jim Duffy; Let me ask you a serious question. What kind of person will you be when lockdown fully ends and a new 'normal' begins? Jim Duffy 1017
Long-running Scottish drama on the cards under BBC transformation plan; The BBC has unveiled plans to "better reflect" all parts of the UK with more programmes made outside of London and a 'long-running drama' set in Scotland on the cards. Sherna Noah 638
Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen hopes to visit Edinburgh high school after drama studio donation; Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen hopes to visit Edinburgh high school after drama studio donation. Brian Ferguson 627
Lowering LBTT threshold to [pounds sterling]175,000 is a blow for housing market - David Alexander; For every ying it seems there has to be a yang. Last week revealed a gap almost as big as the difference between house prices in Murrayfield and Muirhouse with a rather public difference of opinion between the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Scotland) and Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre. 672
New classical music festival for Perth this Easter; Perth Concert Hall and BBC Radio 3 are collaborating on an ambitious new chamber music series, writes Ken Walton. Ken Walton 726
New jobs for Dundee as hydrogen tech firm confirms move to Scottish green transport hub; More than 100 new jobs are set to be created in Dundee as a hydrogen technology firm confirms it will become one of the first companies to set up shop at a ground-breaking new green transport hub planned for the city. Ilona Amos 548
Nicola Sturgeon challenged on Scotland's 'thousands of teachers on zero-hours contracts'; Nicola Sturgeon was challenged to guarantee permanent jobs for teachers on zero-hours contracts in Scotland. Conor Matchett 565
Obituary: Dr Dick Burtles; Dr Richard (Dick) Burtles, long-serving Edinburgh anaesthetist and founder of Friends of the Sick Children's Hospital. Born: July 7 1925 in Preston. Died: December 8 2020 in Edinburgh, aged 95. 989
One year on: how the pandemic and lockdown transformed life at home and the way we spend our spare time; This time last year, Scots stood on the precipice of lockdown - warned not to go out, not to see friends, not to hug loved ones or visit gyms, restaurants and pubs. Homes transformed into lifelines, filled with jigsaws, games, virtual quizzes and more to help us stay busy and positive amid months of lockdown and climbing cases of coronavirus. Liv McMahon 966
Opinion: I'm not tight but it grinds my gears to scrap a family car for the price of a [pounds sterling]100 clutch; Iain Pope is sure there is life yet in his old Dad Car as he bids farewell to his trusty stead and looks forward to a greener existence. Iain Pope 1028
Opinion: Janet Christie's Mum's the Word: Violence against women is nothing new but Sarah Everard's murder has released a new generation of outrage; Violence against women is nothing new. We grow up modifying our behaviour to accommodate the dangers of being female, but Sarah Everard's murder has released a new wave of outrage and the latest generation is taking a stand. Janet Christie 426
Our young people have looked after us as much as we have looked after them - Pamela Gallagher; Managing a five-bedded children's residential house with young people from various parts of Scotland has understandably had its challenges this year. The success of our house is the therapeutic approach we have, nurturing our young people and supporting them to understand and experience what it feels like to be valued and cared for. Pamela Gallagher 608
Pundit brands Rangers red card 'indefensible' as goalkeeper stretchered off; Kemar Roofe saw red for a horror challenge on goalkeeper Ondreij Kolar that saw the Slavia Prague goalkeeper stretchered off the park at Ibrox. David Oliver 405
Queen's Park set for historic Hampden swansong ahead of stadium move; Queen's Park coud be set to play their home games at Clyde's Broadwood stadium after what may prove their last-ever league match at Hampden this weekend. Alan Pattullo 423
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard backs Glen Kamara racism claims and calls for UEFA action; Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he has no doubt Glen Kamara was the victim of racist abuse which sparked acrimonious scenes at the end of his team's Europa League exit against Slavia Prague at Ibrox. Stephen Halliday 422
Rangers midfielder on expiring deal heads out on loan until end of the season; Rangers midfielder Jamie Barjonas has joined Ayr United on loan for the duration of the 2020/21 season. Craig Fowler 317
Rangers snub showed 'lack of class' and Celtic 'should be bigger than that' says former star; Former Celtic centre-back Gary Caldwell believes his old side should show themselves to be "bigger" than rivals Rangers and give the newly-crowned Scottish Premiership champions a guard of honour this Sunday. Craig Fowler 327
Rangers team to face Slavia Prague named by Steven Gerrard with Europa League quarter-final place at stake; Steven Gerrard has named his starting line-up to face Slavia Prague in what the manager has dubbed 'the biggest game' since he joined the club. David Oliver 284
Readers' Letters: Is it true Scotland can't govern itself? David Davies was right to bring up this situation which has been dominating Scottish politics in the House of Commons ("Whistle- blower leaks SNP messages to Conservative MP who raises issue in UK Parliament- 17th March). Scotsman Letters Letter to the editor 1638
RuPaul's Drag Race UK final: Lawrence Chaney and Ellie Diamond on making it to the final four; We speak to the two Scottish finalists of RuPaul's Drag Race UK ahead of the finale. Ginny Sanderson 1289
Salons inundated with booking after lockdown easing announcement; Salons across Scotland and customers desperate for haircuts are rejoicing after the First Minister announced yesterday that easing of lockdown restrictions would see hairdressing salons and barbers reopen along with garden centres from April 5. Liv McMahon 352
Sarah Everard's death: Fear of attack while travelling unacceptably high for half the population - Alastair Dalton; The death of Sarah Everard has thrown the issue of women's safety while travelling into sharp focus. Alastair Dalton 610
Scotland name new-look team for Six Nations clash with Italy at Murrayfield; Scotland have made nine changes for Saturday's Gunness Six Nations clash with Italy at BT Murrayfield. Graham Bean 509
Scotland's new genomic sequencing centre is a vital weapon against Covid and future pandemics - Scotsman comment; Amid the flurry of government activity to stop the spread of the Covid virus and protect the economy, the announcement of a new [pounds sterling]13 million genomic sequencing centre in Scotland may have slipped under many people's radar. Scotsman comment 325
Scotland's recycling rate is falling amid a rush to burn waste in incinerators - Dr Richard Dixon; With recycling rates dropping, a rash of new incinerators planned and key measures postponed again, Scotland needs to get its act together on waste. Richard Dixon 601
ScotRail nationalised: why the Scottish Government is taking over from Dutch firm Abellio - and what it means for jobs; The train operator will leave private hands in March 2022. Finlay Greig 536
ScotRail's return to public ownership means we will know who to blame if services don't improve - Scotsman comment; There are some who appear to think nationalising everything is the answer to all our problems, while others argue privatisation provides the route to the promised land. Scotsman comment 443
Scots with first-hand experience of drug addiction to be involved in new policy; Those with "lived experience" of drug addiction will have a key role in shaping policy on the issue, a minister has said. Neil Pooran 310
Scottish Hospitals Inquiry: Probe into effect of buildings in Edinburgh and Glasgow after death of patients; The stories of families affected by issues with two major hospital complexes in Scotland will be "the starting point" for the upcoming public inquiry, an initial hearing has heard. Angus Howarth 539
Scottish Premiership winter break set to return next season; The winter break is set to be reintroduced to the Scottish Premiership next season. Joel Sked 187
Scottish property consultancy company breaks new ground with use of remote mapping tech in lockdown; To overcome the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, Galbraith has deployed remote mapping technology, groundMapper, from leading software company thinkWhere to streamline its access to Geographic Information System tools and cloud-based data solutions. Liv McMahon 372
Scottish skier Charlie Guest won't let rheumatoid arthritis stop Winter Olympics bid; Leading Scottish ski racer Charlie Guest is determined that a shock diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis will not wreck her ambition of reaching a second Winter Olympics in Beijing next year. Mark Staniforth 587
Sir Ed Davey says crisis put 'politics on hold' but inquiry will show Boris Johnson's 'appalling' handling of pandemic; Sir Ed Davey has claimed the coronavirus crisis put "politics on hold" but insisted an inquiry into the Government's handling of the pandemic will expose Boris Johnson's "appalling" record. Alexander Brown 392
Sir Keir Starmer says Scotland's recovery must be 'number one priority' when pandemic is over; Sir Keir Starmer will today say Scotland's recovery must be the "number one priority" for its Government when the pandemic is over. Alexander Brown 402
SNP majority 'on a knife-edge' as poll also shows lead for Yes; A new poll from Opinium for Sky News shows the SNP are set to narrowly miss out on a majority at May's Holyrood elections. Conor Matchett 432
Spectator accuses Crown Office of 'clear-up job' amid claims more redactions of Salmond evidence required; The Spectator has accused the Crown Office of undertaking a "clear-up job" dictated by their "political masters" after the prosecution service intervened again around the publication of Alex Salmond's submission to the Hamilton inquiry on the magazine's website. Conor Matchett 581
St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin insists 'Celtic and Rangers would love to have' emerging youngster; St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin is hopeful of fending off "huge" competition for Dylan Reid after making him the youngest player ever to feature in the Scottish Premiership. Angus Wright 411
Steven Gerrard calls for controlled aggression as Rangers stand on verge of all-time Scottish Euro record; As if his Europa League statistics as Rangers manager weren't impressive enough already, Steven Gerrard could notch up another eye-catching landmark at Ibrox on Thursday night. Stephen Halliday 1138
Stuart Lubbock: who was the man who died in Michael Barrymore's pool - and how did he know the TV presenter? Police have arrested a 50-year-old man in connection with Lubbock's death; Police have arrested a 50-year-old man in connection with Lubbock's death. Chelsea Rocks 695
Study suggests ways to improve doctors' wellbeing after 'overwhelming negative impact' of pandemic; Five key recommendations for improving doctors' wellbeing after the 'overwhelming negative impact' of the Covid-19 pandemic have been outlined in a new study from Aberdeen University. Elsa Maishman 426
Supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth returns to Scotland to dock at Loch Long; The Royal Navy supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has returned to Scotland once more, as she docks at a munitions depot on the west coast. Scott McCartney 263
The Scotsman Sessions #203: DopeSickFly; 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, Glasgow funk quartet DopeSickFly perform their new track The Night Is Young. Fiona Shepherd 371
The Scotsman Sessions #204: Gerda Stevenson; 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, the actress, writer, poet and director Gerda Stevenson reads her poem Oran/Song, about a major turning point in the life of 19th century Gaelic poet Mairi Mhor nan Oran, and also sings one of Mairi's best-loved songs, a gentle lyric called Nuair Bha Mi Og (When I Was Young). Joyce McMillan 703
Tough policing of Sarah Everard vigil in London was in stark contrast to treatment of celebrating Rangers fans in Glasgow - Kenny MacAskill MP; Policing's been in the dock both sides of the border. Now, the context of events were distinct in Glasgow and London, just as policing culture's different between Scotland and London. But something went wrong in both and a review there must be. Kenny MacAskill 444
Try counselling to rescue your relationship - Mhairi Canning; As we approach almost a year of some degree of lockdown, the strain on our wellbeing and the impact on our relationships have never been more evident. How we usually operate as a couple has altered due to the circumstances. Our relationships in pre-Covid times consisted of a balance of time together and time apart. Now many of us are working and living in close proximity to our partners 24 hours a day, often coping with home schooling, money concerns and other external stressors. While some couples have flourished, enjoying the slower pace of life and the chance to spend more time together, the intense nature of this kind of living has brought others to a crisis point. Mhairi Canning 537
Tunnel could replace landslip-plagued A83 Rest and Be Thankful road; A two-mile long tunnel could be built on the A83 in Argyll to replace the landslip-prone Rest and Be Thankful pass as part of plans announced today to build a new route through the glen. Alastair Dalton 253
UK Government accused of 'lurching from one inhumane' proposal to another over plans to process asylum seekers abroad; The UK Government has been accused of "lurching from one inhumane' proposal to another over plans to process asylum seekers abroad. Alexander Brown 410
UK Government's Covid-19 vaccine performance rated highly by two thirds of Scots in new poll; An overwhelming majority of Scots approve of the UK Government's handling of the development and distribution of coronavirus vaccines, according to new polling from Survation. Conor Marlborough 496
Upgrade your Easter lamb with our expert's suggestions, from using coffee grounds to serving with Isle of Mull cheddar potato dauphinoise; It's nearly time to slam in the lamb. Gaby Soutar 1015
V&A Dundee to reopen in May with celebration of nightclubs; Dundee's V&A museum has revealed plans to reopen in May - with a celebration of nightclubbing. Brian Ferguson 473
Vaccine rollout for under-50s may undergo rethink after supply dip; The Scottish Government will have to reconsider who will get a vaccine - and when - after the first nine priority groups receive their jags following a dip in supply, Jason Leitch has admitted. Jane Bradley 493
Vaccine supply to drop by 500,000 doses next month amid calls for explanation of delay; Scotland will receive 500,000 fewer vaccine doses than expected in April, Nicola Sturgeon has said, amid calls from Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer for an explanation behind the UK's supply drop. Elsa Maishman 599
web header; As a working mum to young children, I laughed at the thought of writing something around parental mental health in current times. I didn't want to approach this as a professional outside of the struggles of performing the impossible task of home-schooling, working, parenting and staying sane, as this just wouldn't be authentic. Let's be honest: it's really, really hard. Rebecca Wilkinson-Quinn 483
West of Scotland League season declared null and void; The West of Scotland League season has been declared null and void after being given no indication about when it can resume. Phil Johnson 166
Will our newfound love of gardening remain after lockdown? Colin Ainsworth, newly established President of The Caley - the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society - said the organisation is keen to keep flying the flag for Scottish gardening beyond lockdown. Liv McMahon 543
Wimbledon 2021: Why it's farewell to the famous queue; Wimbledon's famous queue will not operate for this summer's Championships, the All England Club has confirmed. Eleanor Crooks 357
Win the ultimate virtual reunion and share a meal with someone you miss in London at the Virgin Media Two Hearts Pizzeria; Virgin Media is cooking up a reunion served with a side of top secret tech, offering loved ones based in London and Edinburgh the chance to share a surprise meal together in April. 174
Work to install more than half a kilometre of piping under popular East Lothian beach completed; A "pipe push" beneath an East Lothian beach as part of a major offshore wind project has been completed. Scott Reid 352

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