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Articles from The Scotsman Online (May 13, 2021)

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'Scottish Cluster' group launches to accelerate decarbonisation; A campaign has been launched to help decarbonise Scottish and UK industry, with a cross-sector group having been created focused on delivering carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen and other low-carbon technologies. Emma Newlands 416
'Special moment': Steven Gerrard pledges picture perfect reunion with Walter Smith and Rangers' SPFL Premiership trophy; Steven Gerrard looks forward to the moment he can share Rangers' 55th title glory with Ibrox legend Walter Smith. David Oliver 375
'We need urgent support' Scottish GPs have been pushed close to breaking point - Dr Iain Morrison; From the outside looking in, I imagine it's easy to feel frustrated - but as a GP I am not exaggerating when I say General Practice in Scotland is experiencing its most challenging time in living memory. Alan Young 523
Aberdeen social housing to benefit from [pounds sterling]5.2 million green retrofit scheme; Around 100 social housing properties in the north-east of Scotland are set to be upgraded with energy-saving measures and green innovations as part of a pioneering [pounds sterling]5.2 million project. Ilona Amos 756
Airdrie and Shotts by-election: What you need to know; Today will see residents of Airdrie and Shotts take to the polls for the second time in a week. Jane Bradley 625
Album reviews: Roddy Woomble | St Vincent | Gary Numan; On his latest solo album, Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble completes his transformation from teenage shouter to a confident crooner with a collection of classy, leisurely pop. Reviews by Fiona Shepherd. Fiona Shepherd 962
Alister Jack insists public has 'greater concerns' than independence in heated Scottish Affairs session; Alister Jack has insisted people have 'far greater concerns' than independence during a Scottish Affairs committee session that threatened to bubble over. Alexander Brown 570
Andy Murray gives positive assessment of week in Rome after doubles defeat; Andy Murray gave a positive assessment of his week in Rome after losing in the second round of the Italian Open doubles with Liam Broady. Eleanor Crooks 642
Arable sector in shock at grain merchant collapse; Administrators have been appointed to the East-Lothian based grain merchants, Alexander Inglis & Son Limited, one of the UK's leading suppliers of grain and cereals to the whisky and distilling industries. 487
Area Focus: North Berwick; Sarah Devine samples the quality of life offered by the East Lothian town of North Berwick. Sarah Devine 1026
Bob MacIntyre and Calum Hill share British Masters lead at The Belfry; Twenty-one years after Gary Orr was the last Scot to land the title, Bob MacIntyre and Calum Hill are sharing the lead at the halfway stage in the Betfred British Masters. Martin Dempster 1190
Book review: Blood Legacy, by Alex Renton; In exploring his family's historic links to the slave trade, Alex Renton paints a sobering picture of a society built on systematic brutality, and poses important questions about how best to right the wrongs of the past. Review by Stuart Kelly. Stuart Kelly 952
Book review: The Lockerbie Bombing, by Jim Swire and Peter Biddulph; After his daughter was killed in the Lockerbie Bombing, Jim Swire set out to establish the truth of what happened. In this book, he tells the remarkable story of the three-decade quest that followed. Review by Allan Massie. Allan Massie 806
Book review: Women Hold Up Half the Sky: Selected Speeches by Nicola Sturgeon, ed. Robert Davidson; The range of subjects covered in these 40 speeches given by the First Minister between 2014 and 2020 show that those who claim she focusses on nothing but independence are barking up the wrong tree, writes Joyce McMillan. Joyce McMillan 930
Brogan Hay: Rangers winger scoops SWPL award; Rangers winger Brogan Hay has been named the SWPL player of the month for April. Graham Falk 386
Celtic target nearing [pounds sterling]500k transfer as clubs swirl Rangers star with eight-figure release clause; The biggest transfer stories in Scottish football on Thursday, May 13. Craig Fowler 407
Celtic urged to take Rangers signing inspiration, Parkhead star's future in the air, Championship club join Allan Campbell race, two offers for Hearts starlet - Scottish Football transfer news; The 2020/21 Scottish football season is racing towards the finish line following the penultimate round of fixtures in the Premiership. Joel Sked 536
Children have a right to see both their parents - Stuart Valentine; Bringing up children, as all parents will know, can be highly challenging. Even with the well-intentioned, and often good advice of friends and family, most parents will struggle, at least some of the time. But if you are going through a divorce or separation, which many more people are following the year-long pandemic, it becomes much more difficult. Especially for the children. Stuart Valentine 726
Children's services could be just the job for young people - Niall Kelly; What choices do our young people have in finding a job when many of their traditional routes in retail and hospitality have been closed down due to lockdowns and the economic recession? Niall Kelly 518
Cinemas in Scotland: 10 films playing at Scottish cinemas this month - including Willy Wonka, Lord of the Rings, Cruella; A host of new releases and classic movies are set to be screened at Scottish cinemas this month as film halls get ready to pull back their velvet curtains from May 17. Graham Falk 552
Cineworld IMAX Glasgow: Iconic cinema in Glasgow Science Centre announces it will not reopen amid complaints staff found out on social media; The IMAX cinema in Glasgow Science Centre will not be reopening, though staff complain that they found out about the closure on social media. Rachel Mackie 335
Clark Robertson 'closing in' on Aberdeen move as defender set to leave Rotherham; Clark Robertson is nearing a return to Aberdeen six years after he left the club to move south of the border. Craig Fowler 204
Coronavirus in Glasgow: 10 areas of Glasgow with most covid cases as virus rate rises ahead of lockdown easing; Here are the ten areas of Glasgow with the most coronavirus cases in the last week as rates are beginning to rise in the city. Beth Murray 382
Coronavirus in Glasgow: Professor Linda Bauld admits concerns over Glasgow covid outbreak 'red flag' ahead of easing of restrictions on Monday; A leading public health expert has described rising numbers of coronavirus cases in parts of Glasgow as "a red flag that needs to be dealt with" as the country gets set to ease restrictions. Gary Flockhart 533
Coronavirus vaccination in Scotland: Here are the top 14 Scottish areas with the highest vaccination rates; These are the 14 local authority areas in Scotland with the highest vaccination per population rates. Beth Murray 693
Covid in Glasgow: Call for door-to-door testing and vaccines for all over-18s amid 'concern' over rising cases; Questions have been raised over whether the whole of Glasgow will be able to move to level two restrictions as planned on Monday amid concern over rising Covid-19 case numbers. Elsa Maishman 588
David Cameron denies 'stalking' ministers over Greensill and admits 'big economic investment'; David Cameron has denied "stalking" ministers with his texts over Greensill and admitted he had a "big economic investment" in the firm. Alexander Brown 585
Designer outlet: Handcrafted elegance; A Stirlingshire business showcases high-quality bespoke lifetime pieces. Kirsty McLuckie 550
Dumfries attempted murder: Witness appeal launched after two women are hit by the same car; Police have launched an investigation after a man hit two women with his car on Wednesday evening - leaving one with life-threatening injuries. Beth Murray 230
Eddie Howe: Who is the proposed new Celtic manager? The former Bournemouth man looks set to end the Hoops' lengthy search for a permanent appointment. Jason Jones 552
Eddie Pepperell longs for visit to second home in Edinburgh; Eddie Pepperell is hoping to pay a long-awaited visit to his home in Edinburgh in the coming weeks as the Betfred British Masters champion for the second time in four years. Martin Dempster 435
Edinburgh leads the charge as Currys and PC World owner changes name to... Currys; Currys owner Dixons Carphone has revealed plans to rename all of its UK and Ireland shops as... Currys. Holly Williams and Scott Reid 450
Edinburgh named second top UK city for residential property investment in major study; Edinburgh has become the only Scottish city to make it into a top ten ranking for residential investment opportunities across the UK. Scott Reid 572
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors: Veteran Rob Harley expects plenty of intensity in inter-city derby part 6; When Rob Harley first started playing for Glasgow Warriors Al Kellock was his captain and the team played their home games at Firhill. Kellock is now managing director but Harley plays on, a mainstay in the pack. Graham Bean 609
Eid Mubarak: Watch Nicola Sturgeon wish Muslims in Scotland and around the world happy Eid praising 'community spirit' during coronavirus pandemic; Nicola Sturgeon has sent her best wishes to the Muslim community across Scotland and praised their 'community spirit' as the three-day holiday known as Eid gets underway. Beth Murray 337
Euan Loudon stepping down as chief executive of St Andrews Links Trust; Euan Loudon is to stand down as chief executive of St Andrews Links Trust after a decade in the role. Martin Dempster 326
Fresh to market: Old school charm with modern appeal; Sarah Devine learns the latest about Cala Homes conversion of Boroughmuir in Edinburgh. Sarah Devine 573
Halston: release date, trailer and cast of Netflix series starring Ewan McGregor; The series explores the life of fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick. Iain Leggat 730
Hong Kong buyers eye up Edinburgh market - David Alexander; Out of adversity there is opportunity. Take the fallout from the financial crisis which hit this country in 2008 when austerity led to a major crackdown in mortgage lending. David Alexander 614
In Pictures: Eid Mubarak! The Muslim world has begun the celebrations for Eid ul Fitr; The Muslim world has begun the celebrations for Eid ul Fitr. Kayt Turner 214
International travel: Scotland's quarantine hotel system for Covid three months on; Scotland will move to a "traffic light" system for international travel from Monday, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Elsa Maishman 602
Kenmure Road: Glasgow MP Alison Thewliss condemns 'appalling' alleged Home Office deportation attempt; A Glasgow MP has condemned an alleged attempted deportation by Home Office officials in Glasgow as "appalling", after the incident sparked a standoff between protesters and the police. Conor Marlborough 433
Kenmure Street protest in pictures: Glasgow residents rally to stop UK Border Agency allegedly trying to deport neighbours; Protesters and police have come face-to-face during today's bid to stop a UK Government immigration van detaining two people from a property in Glasgow. Scott McCartney 301
Kenmure Street: "I am deeply concerned by this action by the Home Office": First Minister speaks out as crowds protest deportation; The First Minister has spoken out as crowds gather on a Glasgow street to protest the alleged attempted deportation of their neighbour. Rachel Mackie 328
Kenmure Street: 'Deportations no more': Glasgow street gather to block van allegedly attempting to deport neighbours; Residents from Kenmure Street and the surrounding area have gathered to block an van attempting to remove their neighbours for immigration reasons. Rachel Mackie and Hannah Brown 299
Kenmure Street: Man detained by Home Office thanks people of Glasgow after being released; A man detained by Home Office immigration officials has thanked the people of Glasgow after he was released, saying he is "astonished and overwhelmed" by their support. Conor Marlborough 282
Kenmure Street: Nicola Sturgeon calls on Home Office to abandon deportation; Nicola Sturgeon and her Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf have asked the Home Office to call off a deportation as tensions flare in Glasgow over a UK Border Force attempt to deport a family living in the First Minister's constituency. Gina Davidson 593
Kenmure Street: Nicola Sturgeon calls on Home Office to reflect after Glasgow detentions spark protests; Nicola Sturgeon has said the Home Office needs to ask "itself hard questions" after mass protests took place over the detention of men in Glasgow. Rachel Mackie and Hannah Brown 704
Kenmure Street: Police Scotland orders the release of two men detained in Glasgow by UK Immigration officials; Police Scotland has bowed to mounting public pressure this afternoon, ordering the release of two men detained by immigration agents in Glasgow after a standoff with protesters. Conor Marlborough 421
Labour no more? Independence is the only option - Kenny MacAskill; Whilst the focus has been on Holyrood, the outcome of elections south of the border also has significance for Scottish politics. Kenny MacAskill 499
Laptop screen and sunscreen?: How the 'workation' is gaining momentum in Scotland; Switching off your laptop at the end of the working day - then heading outside for a dip in the pool on a balmy summer evening under a cloudless blue sky. Emma Newlands 604
Line of Duty Season 7: Martin Compston says he will be 'heartbroken' if BBC police drama doesn't return; Martin Compston is hopeful Line of Duty will return for another series - and says he will be "heartbroken" if he doesn't work with the cast again. Gary Flockhart 354
Liz Cheney: who is Republican daughter of Dick Cheney - and why has she been ousted over Trump comments? Cheney condemned Donald Trump for betraying his oath to the US Constitution; Cheney condemned Donald Trump for betraying his oath to the US Constitution. Chelsea Rocks 1031
Loganair's biggest winter expansion includes Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness routes extended year round; Scottish airline Loganair today announced four of its cross-Border routes would go year-round as part of its biggest ever winter flying schedule. Alastair Dalton 323
New golden eagle visitor hub celebrating Scotland's national bird opens in the Borders; A new visitor hub celebrating the iconic golden eagle, the first of its kind in the UK, is opening at a wildlife estate in the Scottish Borders. Ilona Amos 657
Peatlands expert awarded university professorship for globally important work in Scotland's Flow country; A Scottish scientist regarded as one of the world's leading experts on peatlands has been made a professor at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). Ilona Amos 597
Pierre Schoeman will miss out on summer tour but still has ambitions to play for Scotland and Lions; Pierre Schoeman will become Scottish qualified in the summer but not in time to be eligible for Scotland's tour to Romania and Georgia. Graham Bean 636
Prestige viewing: Happy ending for Victorian plot; Hard work and imagination has paid off with the stunning restoration of a property and grounds in rural Midlothian, writes Kirsty McLuckie. 877
Prince Philip: Royal Mail to issue stamps memory of Duke of Edinburgh; The Royal Mail will issue four new stamps in memory of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Gary Flockhart 330
Rangers urge fans to celebrate 55th league title 'within your own community' with reminder of government guidance to 'respect public safety'; Rangers have reminded supporters of government guidelines over gathering in large numbers as the club prepares to celebrate their Scottish Premiership win with the SPFL trophy on Saturday. David Oliver 471
Readers' Letters: Scots in Europe should get a vote in Indyref2; Readers have rightly asked how the large questions of economic management would be addressed in an independent Scotland. A White Paper would be useful. I have no doubt, from years of experience in the World Bank, that Scotland would do well, but I am wary of the projections by modellers such as IFI. Garbage in, garbage out. Scotland on Sunday Letters Letter to the editor 550
Rediscover Scotland: Hidden gems of Angus revealed as lockdown retreats inspire travel campaign; From sandy beaches to rolling hills, great cycling routes, deep history and good gin, there is no doubt Angus has plenty to offer. Alison Campsie 713
Richie Ramsay relishes chance to 'flex biggest muscle' in British Masters; While Richie Ramsay may not be one of the game's biggest-hitters, the Aberdonian reckons this week's tough test at The Belfry for the Betfred British Masters on a course playing its full length is right up his street. Martin Dempster 593
Ryan Hedges says Aberdeen should aim to split Rangers and Celtic next season; Aberdeen had just seen their flickering hopes of overhauling Hibs in the chase for third extinguished by a Christian Doidge goal and a defensive tenacity they could not cope with. But Ryan Hedges was already looking at bettering the likes of Rangers and Celtic next term. Moira Gordon 578
Scotland must tackle emissions from our homes to hit net zero by 2045 - Kirsty Connell-Skinner; The average house in Scotland emits just over three tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. While you might hope that your Covid-19 curtailed holiday plans have lowered your carbon footprint, unfortunately sitting at home for a year still emits the equivalent of three return flights between London and New York. Kirsty Connell-Skinner 522
Scotland name team for the return of the Loughborough International; Zoey Clark, Beth Dobbin, Kirsty Law and Nick Percy have been named in the 38-strong Scotland team for the Loughborough International later this month. Graham Bean 598
Scotland on Sunday Travel Wishlist - Trekking mountain gorillas in Rwanda - is this the ultimate wildlife adventure? Observing great apes tops many aspirational bucket lists, but how have our closest relatives been coping with Covid? Sarah Marshall finds out. Sarah Marshall 1265
Scotland to play Japan in front of fans at Murrayfield; Scotland will play Japan at BT Murrayfield in November in the third match of their autumn international series. Graham Bean 323
Scotland's Kirin Cup winners 2006 - Where are they now, 15 years on? It's 15 years since Scotland won the Kirin Cup under Walter Smith in 2006. David Oliver 1058
ScotRail's trains have been on a reputational rollercoaster - Alastair Dalton; If something unexpected happens in transport, odds on it will be on the railways, and I'm not entirely sure why. Alastair Dalton 631
Scotsman Homes: Meet the hush-hush househunter; Kirsty McLuckie talks to Barbara Armstrong about her discreet property service for discerning clients. Kirsty McLuckie 1182
Scotsman obituaries: Jeremy Burnet, accountant, fundraiser and golf club official; Jeremy Burnet CA, chartered accountant. Born: 24 February 1938 in Edinburgh. Died: 15 April 2021 in Edinburgh, aged 83. Tom Drysdale 1058
Scottish Cup final ticket blow for Hibs and St Johnstone as only 600 fans to attend Hampden for showpiece match; There will be fewer fans than hoped for at the Scottish Cup final next weekend after the Scottish Government gave approval for only 300 supporters per club to attend the Hampden showpiece. Matthew Elder 510
Scottish Green MSP becomes Holyrood's new Presiding Officer; Alison Johnstone has become the first Scottish Greens MSP - and the second woman - to be elected to the position of Presiding Officer in the Scottish Parliament. Gina Davidson 411
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust: record annual return and some candid comments; Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, the flagship fund managed by Edinburgh-based Baillie Gifford, has recorded its strongest ever annual return for shareholders, more than doubling in value. Scott Reid 441
Scottish Parliament 2021: MSPs are sworn in following Holyrood election; Returning and new members of the Scottish Parliament were sworn in on Thursday morning following last week's Holyrood election. Rachel Mackie 516
Shake-up at top as Scottish angel syndicate rolls out new growth plan; TriCapital Angel Investors, the Scottish angel syndicate, has announced a shake-up at the top as it rolls out a new growth plan. Scott Reid 575
Ski instructor marketplace in 'pole' position for growth after raising [pounds sterling]1.3m; Maison Sport, a ski instructor marketplace founded by former members of the British Ski Team, has raised [pounds sterling]1.25 million - and added Skyscanner co-founder Gareth Williams to its list of investors. Emma Newlands 433
SQA urged to publish appeals system amid growing concerns around 2021 Scottish exams; Poorer students were systematically more likely to see their grades downgraded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) last year as concerns over the lack of an agreed appeals system for pupils sitting exams in 2021 grow. Conor Matchett 1262
St Johnstone 'in constant dialogue' with SFA and Government over Covid issues as Hibs cup final looms; Scottish Cup finalists St Johnstone will remain in "constant dialogue" with the authorities amid their ongoing coronavirus issues. Angus Wright 307
Students left in limbo as university offers delayed; Scottish students are being left waiting to find out whether they will receive offers from their first choice university - while accommodation requests and funding applications for other institutions are already open. Jane Bradley 784
The Karamoko Dembele opportunity that Celtic should take against Hibs on Saturday; A classic football cliche is to claim that there is no such thing as a meaningless game in football. Andrew Smith 608
The response so far from the SNP has been totally tin eared - Douglas Ross; Against most predictions, the Scottish Conservatives stopped the SNP from winning a majority, just like we promised our voters we would. Douglas Ross 928
The Scotsman Sessions #235: Midnight Ambulance; 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, lockdown-formed duo Midnight Ambulance perform a stripped-back version of their forthcoming single, 5am. Malcolm Jack 616
The Scotsman Sessions #236: Kenny Boyle; 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 actor and playwright Kenny Boyle performs his lockdown monologue Sisyphus. Joyce McMillan 684
The Scottish Government could have reacted more effectively to the challenges of school assessments - Scotsman comment; Spring time is exam time, and so always a season of tension for the young people going through those life-defining tests. Scotsman Leader Comment 350
There are bargains to be had at the country's best hotels - Scotsman Comment; As we endure a dreich start to the Scottish spring, it is tempting to dream of a Mediterranean beach, poolside drinks, or even dinner - cooked by someone else! - al fresco. What luxury, after a long winter cooped up at home. Scotsman Leader Comment 175
Thousands more Scottish homes to gain full-fibre broadband as BT accelerates roll-out; Telecoms giant BT plans to invest parts of a government tax deduction in rolling out its fibre broadband network to an additional five million homes, potentially leading to thousands of extra jobs. Scott Reid 598
Tories demand SNP commit to Scottish Covid-19 inquiry; The Scottish Conservatives have called on the Scottish Government to commit to holding a Scotland-specific inquiry into the handling of Covid-19. Conor Matchett 432
Vet surveillance major upgrade; The veterinary disease surveillance centre in St Boswells in the Scottish Borders is to benefit from a [pounds sterling]1/2 million upgrade to its facilities. 231
We need a fully integrated policy that treats all modes of transport as equal - Brian Masson; The end of the Cold War made telematics mainstream, and it is possible to track both vehicles and customers. Despite vast amounts of money being provided through national and EU funding to develop Intelligent Transport Solutions the return on investment has been relatively poor. In 2016 the European Commission commissioned the EU Newbits project to investigate where was the return on its investment in transport innovation, prompting the development of multi-stakeholder business models. Brian Masson 606
What does Education Scotland actually do? As a former headteacher and I'm a bit confused - Cameron Wyllie; So the dust is settling after a Scottish election in which, truth to tell, not very much happened. Cameron Wyllie 1003
What does Education Scotland actually do? I'm a former headteacher and I'm a bit confused - Cameron Wyllie; So the dust is settling after a Scottish election in which, truth to tell, not very much happened. Cameron Wyllie 1003
What is Bitcoin mining? How does the cryptocurrency process work - and is it bad for the environment? Elon Musk says Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for its electric vehicles due to environmental concerns; Elon Musk says Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for its electric vehicles due to environmental concerns. Matt Brooks 800
What is Hamas? Palestine and Gaza authority explained, why is it fighting with Israel - and who is its leader? The history of Hamas - like the conflict it is embroiled in - is long and complex, but here are the basics; The history of Hamas - like the conflict it is embroiled in - is long and complex, but here are the basics. NationalWorld Team 900
What is Palestine? State that claims West Bank Gaza and Jerusalem explained - and meaning of 'Free Palestine'; The conflict between Israel and Palestine could escalate to a full blown war as Hamas militants fire rockets at Israel. News reporter 608
What is the point of a royal family in the modern era? - Jacob Farr; In some ways it is fitting that the Conservative government is proposing to build a new royal yacht to honour the late Duke of Edinburgh. Jacob Farr 990

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