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Articles from The Scotsman Online (March 21, 2021)

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'Job already done', 'Showed why we are champions', 'Tamest Old Firm in years' - Rangers fans react to Celtic draw; Rangers fans were satisfied with the 1-1 Old Firm draw at Celtic Park - though some felt the performance fell flat. Nevertheless the unbeaten run continuing in the SPFL Premiership an Alfredo Morelos' goal had fans smiling. David Oliver 465
'Neil Lennon has text the team' - Celtic fans unimpressed with John Kennedy's selection to face Rangers; Celtic fans have been left frustrated by John Kennedy's team selection for the Old Firm clash with Rangers. Matthew Elder 462
A federal Scotland: Proposal for a Memorandum of Offer on how Scotland would be governed according to federal principles - Professor Marc Weller; This Memorandum would represent a definite offer of a constitutional settlement according to federal principles for Scotland should its people decide in a forthcoming referendum to remain within the United Kingdom. Such an offer would be made by the principal political parties favouring continued union. Marc Weller 3022
Alfredo Morelos finally breaks Celtic goal drought with Rangers' equaliser and 55th SPFL goal; Alfredo Morelos nodded in Rangers' equaliser against Celtic - his first against his Old Firm rivals at the 15th time of asking. David Oliver 210
Cameron Wyllie: We need to know the post-Covid plan for Scottish education - before the election; A few days ago, I was talking to my friend Rosemary, who is a retired teacher of great spirit, and who lives in a care home in Edinburgh. We were, inevitably, talking about the pandemic. It is a long time since she has had a flesh and blood visitor, and yet typically she was not thinking of herself. Cameron Wyllie 909
Celtic and Rangers unite in stand against racism ahead of Old Firm derby; Celtic and Rangers put put football rivalry aside ahead of the Old Firm derby as both clubs came together in taking a stand against racism. Matthew Elder 324
Celtic captain Scott Brown shows pre-match support for Rangers' Glen Kamara; Celtic captain Scott Brown sought out opposition midfielder Glen Kamara during the warm-up ahead of the Old Firm game to show his personal support for the Rangers player. David Oliver 227
Celtic name starting XI for Rangers clash - big calls made on Scott Brown, Greg Taylor and James Forrest; Celtic have named an unchanged side for the Old Firm derby against Rangers. Matthew Elder 331
Celtic standout pinpoints what went wrong in Rangers draw; Celtic's Stephen Welsh lamented Celtic inability to convert chances against Rangers but believes the nature of the display demonstrates a record fifth straight Scottish Cup can be theirs. Andrew Smith 413
Celtic v Rangers: Police Scotland disperse 'small groups' after Old Firm derby; Police Scotland officers were forced to disperse "small groups" of football fans that gathered around Glasgow, after Celtic's one-all draw against Rangers this afternoon. Conor Marlborough 319
Celtic verdict: Latest derby disappointment demonstrates their problem isn't Rangers but themselves; The latest derby disappointment for Celtic re-emphasised what has been all too obvious throughout a grim season for the club. Andrew Smith 1007
Christian Doidge ends his goal drought as Hibs edge closer to realising season's ambitions; Hibs went into the match aware of the opportunity they had to set a new club record for away league wins in a season and while the draw at Livingston means they will have to wait until after the split to have another go at reaching that landmark, the draw eased them closer to an even more rewarding achievement. Moira Gordon 552
Coronavirus in Scotland: Vaccination figures jump by more than 25,000 after 'connectivity issues'; Vaccination figures in Scotland on Saturday have been revised up by more than 25,000 due to "connectivity issues". Craig Paton and Lucinda Cameron 323
Coul Links: Leading economist says new Scottish government guidance could pave way for golf course approval as pandemic highlights need for 'crucial' investment; A leading economist believes new Scottish government guidance highlighting the need to tackle rural depopulation and the effects of the pandemic on tourism, could pave the way for a revived Coul Links golf course bid to get the go ahead. Jamie McKenzie 1864
Dragons v Glasgow: Warriors' Champions Cup fate still up in the air after defeat in Wales; Glasgow left their Champions Cup fate up to the last weekend of the season, spurning chances to take a losing bonus point which would have made their position more comfortable. Hamish Stuart 669
Euan McColm: Is this really the beginning of the end for Nicola Sturgeon? Not so very long ago, Nicola Sturgeon was enthusiastic about the opportunity to have her say. The First Minister said she relished the prospect of appearing before the Holyrood committee established to investigate how a civil service probe into allegations of harassment levelled against Alex Salmond had been ruled unlawful and the Scottish Government ordered to pay his legal costs of more than [pounds sterling]500,000. 876
Fraser Brown admits latest neck injury gave him pause for thought; Neck injuries are an occupational hazard for hookers but Fraser Brown was given pause for thought when he got rolled in a ruck during Scotland's Autumn Nations Cup clash against Ireland in Dublin last December. Graham Bean 753
German-born composer of 'Highland Cathedral' anthem pens sequel 40 years later; It is a rousing piping tune famous for rousing the crowds watching from the stands at Murrayfield or packed onto Edinburgh Castle esplanade for the Tattoo. Brian Ferguson 635
Glen Kamara starts for Rangers as Steven Gerrard confirms players WON'T take the knee at Celtic Park; Glen Kamara will start for Rangers against Celtic - but he and his team-mates will not take a knee ahead of kick-off. David Oliver 336
Henry McLeish says there is 'too much hating' in the Scottish Parliament and calls for reform; Former First Minister Henry McLeish says the Scottish Parliament needs a change of culture because there is "too much hating" going on. Ian Swanson 589
How the Celtic players rated in the 1-1 draw with Rangers; Celtic passed up the chance to inflict a first league defeat on Rangers in a 1-1 draw at Parkhead. Matthew Elder 551
How the Rangers players rated in 1-1 Old Firm draw at Celtic Park; Rangers remain unbeaten after Alfredo Morelos headed in the equaliser against Celtic during the third Old Firm derby of the season, which took a while to get going. David Oliver 759
I married a psychopath: Mum discovered her 'caring' husband was serial bigamist and conman; Mary Turner Thomson had been married to her charming husband Will Jordan for four years when her life unravelled with a phone call. The caller was 'the other Mrs Jordan'. Jolene Campbell 676
John Kennedy 'aggrieved' by Odsonne Edouard penalty call and says Celtic dominated Rangers; John Kennedy felt Celtic were denied a penalty in their 1-1 draw with Rangers as he defended Odsonne Edouard against claims he dived. Matthew Elder 610
Labour demands inquiry over reports David Cameron lobbied Chancellor for Covid loans for bank; Labour is demanding an inquiry is launched following reports David Cameron lobbied Rishi Sunak to grant millions of pounds in loans to a finance company he was advising. Jonathon Reilly 345
Labour question 'baffling decision' to expand nuclear missile numbers as Defence Secretary hints at army numbers cuts; Labour have questioned the "baffling decision" to expand the nuclear missile numbers and demanded answers after the UK Defence Secretary refused to rule out cuts to the armed forces. Alexander Brown 574
Liverpool interest in Celtic striker Edouard; Rangers aim for Scottish Cup over record; Keane at Parkhead 'good for Scottish football' says ex-Ibrox boss: SPFL Premiership rumour mill; News from around the SPFL Premiership on Sunday, March 21. David Oliver 393
Martin O'Neill insists Celtic are 'missing a trick' as he puts name forward for next manager; Martin O'Neill has ruled himself out of a return to Celtic - but says the club are making a mistake by not considering Roy Keane for their next manager. Matthew Elder 425
Masks and social distancing 'could last years', leading expert warns; Masks and social distancing "could last years", a leading epidemiologist has warned. Alexander Brown 428
Michael Russell says calls for Nicola Sturgeon to quit like Donald Trump 'Lock her up' chant; Tory demands for Nicola Sturgeon to resign over the Alex Salmond saga have been likened to the cry of "Lock her up" at Donald Trump's rallies. Ian Swanson 387
Millions of salmon burned, dumped and destroyed every year new data reveals; Almost half of Scotland's salmon farms dispose of their dead fish by either burning, landfilling or destroying them an investigation has found. 409
New Line of Duty episode one review: The old gang are back and we're all going to hell; You want to know how big and bold and borderline sadistic Line of Duty has become? Count the minutes before it lets us hear Ted Hastings utter another word. It's 17. Aidan Smith 591
No new coronavirus deaths reported in Scotland in last 24 hours; In the last 24 hours 532 more people tested positive for coronavirus while no new deaths were recorded. Beth Murray 173
Paul Sheerin liked a goal as a player but found it as hard as Derek McInnes to coax one from Aberdeen in latest Pittodrie blank; Paul Sheerin discovered that it is just as hard for him to score a goal standing in the dugout as it proved for Derek McInnes. What can a manager - or in Sheerin's case, interim manager - do when the team proves so shot shy? Alan Pattullo 584
Players prepared to walk off the pitch after 'heartbreaking' racist abuse of Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara; Players have taken a stand and they have taken a knee but now they look set to take matters into their own hands in an attempt to force football authorities to do the right thing in the battle against racism. Moira Gordon 588
Police searching for missing Edinburgh man who is 'without regular medication"; A search is under way to find a missing Edinburgh man who is "without regular medication". Jonathon Reilly 226
Preston North End 'part ways' with former Hamilton boss Alex Neil, Scottish coach Frankie McAvoy placed in charge; Alex Neil and Preston North End have parted ways on the back of the club's 20th defeat of the season, the Lancashire club has announced. David Oliver 204
Public health expert advises holidays in Scotland, but says things could change; A public health expert has urged would-be holidaymakers to focus first on opportunities here in Scotland, though not ruling out trips overseas at some stage. Ian Swanson 582
Pundit praises 'huge gesture' from Celtic captain in Glen Kamara pre-match handshake; Scott Brown's pre-match handshake with Rangers midfielder Glen kamara has been praised by James McFadden as 'a huge gesture'. David Oliver 338
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard hails 'class' response from Celtic and rest of Scottish football to Glen Kamara race row; Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has expressed his pride and gratitude for the collective show of support throughout Scottish football for his midfielder Glen Kamara. Stephen Halliday 636
Rangers goalkeeper's latest key save could be Steven Gerrard's transfer cash, says ex-striker Kris Boyd; Kris Boyd has urged Rangers to seal a new contract deal for goalkeeper Allan mcGregor - to fund Steven Gerrard's squad strengthening elsewhere. David Oliver 344
Rangers verdict: Steven Gerrard's side underlined Old Firm power shift despite being far from their best at Celtic Park; It's doubtful whether Steven Gerrard ever felt as relaxed and content on a touchline in his previous 99 Premiership fixtures in charge of Rangers as he was entitled to be when bringing up the century at Celtic Park on Sunday afternoon. Stephen Halliday 1083
Rangers winger hails Alfredo Morelos' mentality for ending Celtic goal drought with 55th league strike; Scott Wright believes Alfredo Morelos' mental toughness and desire to score goals in every game ensured he kept plugging away at his Celtic scoring record. David Oliver 460
Royal family to consider appointing diversity chief in wake of bombshell Harry and Meghan interview; Buckingham Palace is to consider appointing a diversity chief as "more needs to be done" to address the issue, a royal source has said. Luke Powell 429
Sam Heughan says he would ' jump' at the chance to play James Bond; Scottish actor Sam Heughan says he would 'jump' at the chance to play 007 if he was ever offered the role. Beth Murray 423
Scotland head to France targeting their highest ever finish in the Six Nations; Scotland's 52-10 victory over Italy in Edinburgh on Saturday was as convincing as the scoreline suggests and sets up Gregor Townsend's men for what is not quite a tilt at glory but the chance of a significant achievement nonetheless. Graham Bean 1048
Scott Brown explains Glen Kamara handshake as Celtic captain slams 'disgusting' abuse of Rangers rival; Celtic captain Scott Brown admitted he was "disgusted" by the alleged racial abuse suffered by Glen Kamara as he opened up on his pre-match handshake with the Rangers midfielder. Matthew Elder 597
Scottish Independence: Second referendum at conclusion of pandemic, vows Mike Russell; A Scottish independence referendum will be held "at the conclusion of the pandemic", Scotland's constitution secretary has pledged. Lucinda Cameron 403
Sir Keir Starmer warns Nicola Sturgeon she cannot call for 'integrity and trust' if she had breached ministerial code; Sir Keir Starmer has warned Nicola Sturgeon cannot call for "integrity and trust" from the public if she is found to have breached it by breaking the ministerial code. Alexander Brown 1013
Steven Gerrard explains why Old Firm draw is more positive for Rangers than Celtic; Steven Gerrard listed the reasons he believes the 1-1 draw at Parkhead is a better result for Rangers than their Old Firm rivals after Alfredo Morelos' header broke his Celtic scoring duck. David Oliver 628
Steven Gerrard selects Rangers team for Celtic Park Old Firm showdown - with Glen Kamara and Ianis Hagi in midfield; Steven Gerrard has named his starting team to face Celtic in the third Old Firm match of the season. David Oliver 305
Support for independence has fallen 12 points since Nicola Sturgeon appeared before Alex Salmond inquiry; Support for independence has dropped by 12 points since Nicola Sturgeon appeared before Alex Salmond inquiry. Alexander Brown 406
The Fergie creed: Beat the Old Firm. In their own backyards. Silence 60,000 Glaswegians; The old fox. He can't let it go, and really, why should he? Sir Alex Ferguson's raison d'etre as manager of Aberdeen is one of Scottish football's sacred texts. Aidan Smith 1025
World Figure Skating Championships: 'The whole experience is going to be strange'; For Scottish ice dancer Lewis Gibson and his partner Lilah Fear, this month's World Figure Skating Championships in Sweden mark a particular anniversary of the pandemic. Jane Bradley 1004

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