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Articles from The Scotsman Online (March 31, 2021)

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"John McGinn, Scottish Iniesta", "Put Tierney in attacking mid", "Che Adams reminds me of Kenny Miller": Scotland fans react to 4-0 win over Faroe Islands; Scotland fans were pleased with the 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands that take the national team to second in the World Cup qualifying group. David Oliver 455
"There were a lot of broken hearts". After losing the family matriarch, Edinburgh's iconic Harvest Garden is selling off hundreds of luxury Easter eggs. This 38-year-old shop will be focusing on flowers, so stock up on their exclusive chocolate brands now; This 38-year-old shop will be focusing on flowers, so stock up on their exclusive chocolate brands now. Gaby Soutar 606
'Crisis' warnings after highest number of stroke and heart failure cases in a decade; Charities have warned of an increasing risk of "crisis" in heart failure and stroke care, after new figures showed the highest number of stroke and heart failure cases in a decade in 2019/2020. Elsa Maishman 400
'Great honour' as Bernard Gallacher begins spell as PGA captain; Scottish golfing legend Bernard Gallacher has begun his year as PGA Captain, describing it as a "great honour". Martin Dempster 483
Alba Party: Former SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh among 32 regional candidates; Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, a former SNP MP, is among 32 candidates announced by Alex Salmond's new Alba Party. Katharine Hay 376
Alba will not be forgiven if it derails the independence cause - Steve Cardownie; The more successful the SNP is in the constituency vote in the 6th of May's Scottish Parliament election the less successful they will be in winning seats from the regional lists and if the polls are to be believed they are set to perform extremely well indeed. Steve Cardownie 502
Anas Sarwar says race review doesn't reflect 'lived experiences' after it finds the UK is not institutionally racist; Anas Sarwar has claimed a landmark race review doesn't reflect "the lived experiences" of many in Britain after a report found the UK is not institutionally racist. Alexander Brown 594
Author Louis de Bernieres calls for SNP to explain how independence would work in open letter; The author Louis de Bernieres has called for the SNP to explain how independence would work in a series of pointed questions. Alexander Brown 582
Book review: My Phantoms, by Gwendoline Riley; Gwendoline Riley's latest novel is a potent mixture of excruciating humour and heart-rending pathos, writes Stuart Kelly. Stuart Kelly 943
Book review: The Field, by Robert Seethaler; In his latest novel to be translated into English, Austrian author Robert Seethaler paints a multi-faceted picture of a small town through the stories of the troubled souls lying in its cemetery. Review by Roger Cox. Roger Cox 579
Burnley linked with Celtic target, Clarke backs Robertson, Morelos latest, Hibs contract offer - SPFL Rumour Mill; With summer fast approaching the rumour mill is going into overdrive as players and managers continue to be linked with new clubs. Patrick McPartlin 593
Catriona Matthew set for watching brief as major season gets underway; Catriona Matthew may be missing out on the 50th anniversary of the event now known as the ANA Inspiration but the Scot will still be keeping tabs on the season's first major over the next four days. Martin Dempster 483
Celtic head of football operations Nick Hammond leaves Parkhead; Nick Hammond has resigned from his role as Celtic's head of football operations. David Oliver 227
CGI: active travel leading way forward for commuters; Global technology giant CGI is playing an active role in developing an online tool which promises to unlock a more environmentally-conscious direction of travel in our post-pandemic world, writes David Lee. David Lee 1134
Chairman stepping down at 'Glasgow's oldest law firm' Mitchells Roberton; Mitchells Roberton, which is said to be Glasgow's longest-established firm of solicitors, has announced leadership changes including the departure of its chairman. Emma Newlands 315
Climate change activism causing 'real risk' to oil and gas companies - CMS survey; Climate change activism is presenting a significant legal risk to oil and gas companies, a new survey suggests. Scott Reid 337
COP26: UK Government denies claims UN climate change conference in Glasgow could be postponed; The UK Government has denied claims that the UN Climate Change Conference (Cop26), expected to take place in Glasgow, could be postponed. Hannah Brown Conference news 321
Coronavirus in Scotland: Six deaths and 542 covid cases reported in the past 24 hours, latest figures reveal; Scotland has recorded six deaths from coronavirus and 542 positive tests in the past 24 hours, the latest Scottish Government figures show. Hannah Brown 208
Court ruling reinforces an important Easter message - Murdo Fraser; This time last year I wrote in my column for this newspaper that it would be the first Easter, perhaps in two millennia, that Christians throughout the world would not be able to gather to celebrate their premier festival. Murdo Fraser Column 539
Craig Gordon believes Scotland stand-out Kieran Tierney is even better than in his Celtic days after star displays; Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon has hailed Kieran Tierney's after the Arsenal defender rounded off a week in which he underlined his class by providing three assists in Scotland's 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands. Alan Pattullo 344
Deliveroo turns 'Flopperoo' as share debut given cold shoulder by investors; Deliveroo had a rocky ride as its shares began trading on the London Stock Exchange, with the stock falling by as much as 30 per cent at one stage. Scott Reid 584
Edinburgh software start-up agrees partnership with NHS Lothian to support patient care; An Edinburgh-based software start-up has sealed a key deal with NHS Lothian that will see its tech rolled out across the Scottish health board. Scott Reid 568
Edinburgh to host TED climate summit ahead of Cop26; Politicians, scientists and business leaders will gather in Edinburgh later this year for a four-day TED summit to discuss solutions to climate change. Gary Flockhart 307
Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden was Scotland's most popular attraction in 2020; The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh has been crowned Scotland's busiest visitor attraction - after attracting nearly half a million visitors in 2020 despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Brian Ferguson 617
Edinburgh-based meal delivery firm Parsley Box makes market debut; Parsley Box, the Edinburgh-based meal delivery firm, has made its stock market debut, marking a "milestone" moment for the four-year-old business. Scott Reid 455
Farmers fear dog attacks on sheep as lockdown eases; Despite the recent toughening of legislation to include fines of up to [pounds sterling]40,000 and 12 months imprisonment, sheep farmers are still fearful that they face a weekend of dog attacks on their stock. 462
Financier Lex Greensill 'claimed to be senior adviser to David Cameron'; The financier Lex Greensill claimed to be senior adviser to former prime minister David Cameron, Labour have alleged. Alexander Brown 430
Finn Russell's absence is a boost for Edinburgh but Racing 92 offer plenty other threats; Calum MacRae spent most of last week plotting a way to stop Finn Russell but the Edinburgh defence coach wasn't too disappointed when he found out his work had been in vain. Graham Bean 631
Firm behind Scottish gold mine raises [pounds sterling]1.5m amid production delays and Covid woes; Scotgold Resources has raised [pounds sterling]1.5 million as it continues to face production delays at its Cononish gold and silver mine near Tyndrum. Scott Reid 433
Fringe by the Sea: Gail Porter and Irvine Welsh confirm appearances this summer; Best-selling author Irvine Welsh and broadcaster Gail Porter are to star at a Scottish seaside festival this summer. Brian Ferguson 619
GDP revisions: UK economy suffers worst decline in 300 years but autumn bounce-back stronger than thought; The UK economy suffered a steeper contraction during the first coronavirus lockdown but bounced back more strongly than previously thought at the end of 2020, official figures have revealed. Holly Williams and Scott Reid 606
Glasgow park enforcement: Gate closures and more CCTV cameras in Kelvingrove Park part of joint council and police action to tackle Summer anti-social behaviour; The gates of Glasgow's Kelvingrove park will be closed 'as and when required' in the coming months in a joint local authority and police effort to crack down on public drinking in Summer. Hannah Brown 525
Global coronavirus crisis: France announces three-week school closure and domestic travel ban; French president Emmanuel Macron has announced a three-week nationwide school closure and a month-long domestic travel ban as the increased spread of coronavirus puts pressure on the country's hospitals. Hannah Brown 436
Gun control won't be quick or easy in the USA but it has to happen - Kenny MacAskill; Last week saw the US endure not just another gun atrocity but several. Kenny MacAskill 389
Hard border would be created with England if independent Scotland joined EU; A hard border with England would be created for the first time in three centuries if an independent Scotland joined the European Union, a think-tank has warned. Jane Bradley 607
Henry Pyrgos welcomes the challenge from Ben Vellacott after signing new Edinburgh contract; Henry Pyrgos signed a new contract with Edinburgh yesterday and said he will welcome the challenge from Ben Vellacott when the Wasps player arrives in the summer. Graham Bean 436
Hibs boss Jack Ross answers critics and reveals why he finally agreed to Scott Allan loan deal; Hibs manager Jack Ross has revealed that he was not keen on Scott Allan seeing out the remainder of the season at Inverness Caledonian Thistle but said he was finally persuaded by the midfielder's persistence. Moira Gordon 589
Hibs sporting director working on an offer club hopes midfielder Jackson Irvine won't refuse; Hibs manager Jack Ross says the club are in the process of putting together a contract offer that they hope will entice Jackson Irvine to sign on beyond this season. Moira Gordon 319
How does independence fail us? Let me count the ways - readers letters; The SNP is planning a new referendum, and so I think that the people of the UK (including those who want to leave it) are entitled to have answers to the following questions:. Letter to the editor 1558
How Scotland signed off in style against the Faroe Islands; How big a win amounts to a successful outing against the Faroe Islands? Scotland have scored more goals against these often-troublesome opponents - they have also been restricted to fewer in the past. Alan Pattullo 1036
How the Scotland players rated in comfortable 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over Faroe Islands; Steve Clarke selected an attacking line-up and they repaid him with four goals to loop Scotland into second in the World Cup qualifying section. David Oliver 492
Independent Scotland should invest in Bitcoin - Jim Duffy; The cash in your pocket is not worth what you may think it is, according to the Austrian School of economics thinkers. Jim Duffy 629
Is Rangers hero in his sights? How John McGinn's starter for 10 has put him in Scotland league of his own; It was a pretty exclusive club that John McGinn joined in bagging two goals in Scotland's 4-0 win over the Faroe Islands. Andrew Smith 618
Jack Ross shares his views on Kevin Nisbet and his striker's possible Scotland debut against Faroe Islands; Hibs boss Jack Ross is keeping his fingers crossed that top striker Kevin Nisbet is given the opportunity to prove his worth to Scotland when the national side play the Faroe Islands at Hampden this evening. Moira Gordon 417
Line of Duty: Martin Compston reveals his hilarious on-set celebration at Scotland's penalty shootout win over Serbia; Martin Compston gave viewers a hilarious look behind the scenes on the set of Line of Duty on Wednesday, as he revealed how he celebrated Scotland's penalty shoot out victory over Serbia in November. Conor Marlborough 291
Live at Worthy Farm: how to get tickets for Glastonbury 2021 live stream virtual festival - and who is playing? The live stream virtual festival is described as a 'five hour spectacular' by the organisers of Glastonbury; The live stream virtual festival is described as a 'five hour spectacular' by the organisers of Glastonbury. Rhona Shennan 943
Lorna Slater: who is the Scottish Greens co-leader - and what did she say during the BBC leaders' debate? The Green party co-leader went up against First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Tory leader Douglas Ross, Labour's Anas Sarwar and Liberal Democrat Willie Rennie in the first debate before the Scottish Election; The Green party co-leader went up against First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Tory leader Douglas Ross, Labour's Anas Sarwar and Liberal Democrat Willie Rennie in the first debate before the Scottish Election. Jenna Macfarlane 587
Martin Laird not needing Texas triumph this time for Masters spot; Much as though he enjoyed winning the Valero Texas Open eight years ago to secure the last spot in the Masters the following week, Martin Laird's head was all over the place by the time he got to Augusta National. Martin Dempster 632
More than 1,000 PwC employees in Scotland given option to spend half their working hours at home; Around 22,000 PwC staff, including more than 1,00 across their three offices in Scotland, have been told they can spend around half their working hours at home and end work early on summer Fridays. Hannah Brown 415
Murdo Fraser: Why are the SNP only acknowledging Salmond's failings now? Last week's announcement of the formation of the new Alba Party run by Alex Salmond has certainly put the cat among the pigeons in relation to the coming Holyrood election. Murdo Fraser 373
New campaign encourages Scottish convenience retailers to record and report retail crime and abuse; Scottish Grocers' Federation, the trade association body representing Scotland's convenience store sector, are calling on retailers and staff to record and report instances of retail crime, violence and abuse in anticipation of the Protection of Workers (Scotland) Act coming into force. Liv McMahon 560
New film studio is finally set to help Edinburgh raise its screen game - Brian Ferguson; As the first anniversary of lockdown restrictions in Scotland rolled around this month it was strange to reflect on how many reasons were were to be optimistic about the cultural landscape across the country. Brian Ferguson 604
NHS workers urged to reject proposed 4% pay rise offer from Scottish Government; NHS workers are being urged to reject a proposed 4 per cent pay rise being offered by the Scottish Government, with union leaders insisting it does not pay workers enough after a "wretched year". Katrine Bussey 371
Peter Sutcliffe: Serial killer discussed transfer to palliative care before death from coronavirus; Serial killer Peter Sutcliffe discussed with medics his transfer to palliative care in the final hours before he died in hospital from Covid-19, a coroner has said. Rachel Mackie 424
Pioneering soil carbon capture; The Glasgow headquartered diary co-operative, First Milk along with Nestle and Agricarbon have launched a pioneering soil carbon capture project for the sector. 230
Points for Edinburgh as postponed Benetton PRO14 clash won't be rescheduled; Edinburgh have received four match points following confirmation that their postponed PRO14 clash with Benetton Rugby will not be rescheduled. Patrick McPartlin 396
Potholes, and how to look at them - Alexander McCall Smith; People who go down to the sea in ships, and occupy their business in great waters, as the psalmist puts it, have to attend to navigation. Alexander McCall Smith 1012
Race for Holyrood: Your Scottish election briefing for Wednesday, March 31; A lighter look at the Scottish election campaign trail. Conor Marlborough 761
Rangers fans hail Gareth Bale after Wales captain 'elbows race-row Czech Ondrej Kudela in face'; Gareth Bale won a legion of new fans last night after he clashed with Slavia Prague's race-row defender Ondrej Kudela as Wales faced the Czech Republic on international duty. Patrick McPartlin 441
Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara wishes he 'walked off pitch' over Slavia Prague racism claim; Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara would walk off the pitch if he could turn back the clock following the comments made by Slavia Prague's Ondrej Kudela, his lawyer has revealed. Matthew Elder 448
Repatriated seamen freed from hotel quarantine after being forced to isolate despite exemption; Two repatriated seamen have been allowed to leave the quarantine hotel at Edinburgh Airport after being forced to check-in, despite being legally exempt according to Scottish government guidance. Beth Murray 400
Scotland bears the brunt as Semichem closes quarter of stores: full list; Semichem, the health and household goods retailer owned by Edinburgh-based Scotmid, is looking to close about a quarter of its stores amid "ongoing challenges" to high street trading. Scott Reid 431
Scotland boss Steve Clarke had plenty of time to think with pilot going uphill - and he is tiring of negativity; Steve Clarke knows there is nothing to be gained by challenging his side to post a multi-goal victory against the Faroe Islands tonight. The opposition are perfectly capable of making a mockery of such plans. Alan Pattullo 1060
Scotland confirm attacking team to face Faroe Islands World Cup qualifier including goalkeeper Craig Gordon and Southampton's Che Adams; Steve Clarke has selected his starting line-up to take on the Faroe Islands - and it looks like the manager is seeking goals. David Oliver 292
Scotland Election 2021: Nicola Sturgeon plans virtual national tour as part of SNP election campaign; Nicola Sturgeon is to embark on a virtual tour of Scotland as she bids for a historic fourth term at Holyrood for the SNP. Gary Flockhart 302
Scotland v Faroes Islands: Kick-off time, how to watch World Cup qualifier, TV channel, online stream, match odds; It's the third and final match of the spring start to the World Cup qualifiers when the Faroe Islands come to Hampden. David Oliver 479
Scotland weather: Hottest ever March day forecast as mini-heatwave sweeps parts of the UK - but Scots to miss out on the sunshine; Britons could see the hottest March day on record - but sadly, Scotland won't enjoy the same amount of sunshine as other parts of the country. Gary Flockhart 296
Scottish company teeing up golf jobs around the world; A Scottish-based company has spread its wings into Spain as it continues to lead the way in helping fill job vacancies in golf with the right people. Martin Dempster 491
Scottish election 2021: Alex Salmond looking for 'revenge, not recovery', says Anas Sarwar; Alex Salmond is looking for "revenge, not recovery" in this year's election, Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has said. Craig Paton 379
Scottish Election 2021: Cancer patient's daughter reveals concern about Covid impact on services; The daughter of a cancer patient who will receive a vital operation in London after being told she cannot have it in Glasgow as a result of the Covid impact on the NHS has said she worries how many other women have just accepted the "unbelievable situation". Gina Davidson 595
Scottish election 2021: Labour loses last-minute bid to have Anas Sarwar's name added to ballot papers; The Labour Party has lost a last-minute bid to have Anas Sarwar's name included on ballot papers for the Scottish election. Sam Tobin 371
Scottish election 2021: Tories pledge to end not proven verdict and double maximum sentence for emergency worker attacks; The Scottish Tories have unveiled their criminal justice manifesto pledges ahead of May's election, including sweeping new legislation that would see the end of the not proven verdict. Neil Pooran and Craig Paton 569
Scottish election 2021: Tory anti-indyref slogans rejected by Electoral Commission; Two Tory slogans stating opposition to another independence referendum have been rejected by the Electoral Commission for use on ballot papers in the Holyrood election. Jane Bradley 318
Scottish election 2021: What did the first BBC TV leaders' debate tell us and who won? It's been said countless times already, but it bears repeating - this year's Holyrood elections are like no other thanks to the restrictions in place as a result of Covid. Gina Davidson 727
Scottish election 2021: Why listening to Alex Arthur and associating bigotry with working class communities is wrong - Jacob Farr; Since Brexit there has been a worrying trend from all corners of society where we treat working-class people as if they are incapable of not being bigots. Jacob Farr 597
Scottish Government funding per person 30% higher than England, says think-tank; The Scottish Government's funding per person is 30 per cent higher than the English equivalent, a leading think-tank says, with the difference almost entirely due to the Barnett formula. Neil Pooran 648
Scottish pet shop places five-day ban on rabbit sales over Easter; 'A bunny is for life, not just for Easter'. That's the message from pet store Jollyes, who are putting a five-day ban on rabbit sales over the upcoming holiday period. Gary Flockhart 302
Scottish SPCA: Underwear, odd shoes and a video tape of Princess Diana's funeral donated to an animal charity; A Scottish animal charity has released a list of their strangest donations as they urge the public to double check which items they can accept before they donate. Rachel Mackie 332
Shape your business future with Vistage International; The last year has seen the world change dramatically, with businesses facing unprecedented challenges amid an on-going pandemic that has seen closures and lockdowns imposed across the globe. 1047
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Hotels announces new plans for Glasgow; Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Hotels has announced plans to open a new hotel in Glasgow. Katharine Hay 514
SNP grandstanding on children's rights belies reality - Martyn McLaughlin; It has been heartening and depressing in equal measure to see the dismay which greeted my story at the weekend about thousands of children - some as young as 11 - who have been held overnight in police custody across Scotland. There is justifiable anger that this should be happening in a country where every child should be able to grow up loved, safe, and respected, although the criticism of Police Scotland in isolation is misplaced. Martyn McLaughlin 997
Sustainability mindset key to long-term commercial success, say Cambridge experts; Why organisations will need more than gestures to deal with urgent global issues like climate change. 1121
The best places to buy Scotch lamb this Easter; With most of us cooking at home this Easter weekend, lamb is a seasonal dish that's ideal for a Sunday roast. Rosalind Erskine 563
The Celtic-Burnley-Crystal Palace triangle as Clarets linked with move for reported Hoops target; Burnley will make former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder their number one target should Sean Dyche leave for Crystal Palace in the summer. Patrick McPartlin 313
The Scotsman Sessions #211: Solene Weinachter; 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, with introductions from our critics. Here, dancer Solene Weinachter performs an extract from her one-woman show Antigone Interrupted. Kelly Apter 366
The Scotsman Sessions #212: Mori Christian; 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, with introductions from our critics. Here, Mori Christian performs a monologue by Mikey Burnett called The Nervous Flyer. Joyce McMillan 676
Two people taken to hospital following two-vehicle crash near Inverness; Two people have been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A96 near Inverness this afternoon. Hannah Brown 221
UK Internal Market Act 'damaged relations' between Westminster and devolved administrations, report finds; The UK Internal Market Act "damaged relations" between Westminster and the devolved administrations, a report has found. Alexander Brown 411
Where can I travel abroad in summer 2021? List of European countries set to welcome UK tourists back; Some destinations in Europe will require you to show proof you've had the Covid vaccine. Claire Schofield 815
Why we must lift school starting age to seven - Alex Cole-Hamilton; In 1880 the House of Commons made school education compulsory. It was one of the most important and progressive developments in the conduct of human affairs and opened the door to social mobility and the creation of a middle class. Alex Cole-Hamilton 526
Women's safety in Scotland: Man, 36, charged in connection with 'causing fear and alarm' to young girls in Kilsyth; A 36-year-old man has been charged in connection with causing 'fear and alarm' to young girls in Kilsyth, Police Scotland confirm. Hannah Brown 208

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