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Articles from The Scotsman Online (May 14, 2021)

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'It's a disproportionate response' - Glasgow pubs anger as restrictions remain; Pubs and restaurants in Glasgow City said they have been left feeling devastated after the "crushing" news that restrictions will not ease from Monday. Katharine Hay 413
Aberdeen Harbour looks to reel in opportunities amid expansion; Aberdeen Harbour - one of the oldest companies in Britain - has unveiled a drop in turnover, but said it is "poised" to harness opportunities that will help foster economic prosperity. Emma Newlands 459
Aberdeen respond Allan Russell's England exit and 'regrettable' car accident; Aberdeen confirmed they will be standing by and supporting assistant coach Allan Russell after it emerged he was involved in a car crash which left a driver with 'life-changing injuries'. Joel Sked 261
AHDB levy role suspended; Following the recent levy-payer votes on the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board's role in the potato and horticulture sectors, the board is to wind down its activities for those enterprises. 217
Airdrie and Shotts by-election: SNP's newest MP Anum Qaisar-Javed 'proud' to be a role model for minorities; Scotland's newest MP has pledged to be a role model for other minorities after being elected to Westminster. Gary Flockhart 450
Anger as disgraced Angus councillor Richard Moore rejoins administration after inappropriately touching four women; A disgraced councillor who quit after has rejoined Angus Council's administration as an independent member to ensure the independent-Conservative group has a majority. Jon Brady 582
Art reviews: The Normal at Talbot Rice Gallery | Emma Talbot at DCA; Two new exhibitions ask what we should try to do differently as we emerge from the wreckage of the last year, writes Susan Mansfield. Susan Mansfield 1186
Bob MacIntyre and Calum Hill stay in hunt on congested British Masters leaderboard; Spaghetti junction on the M6 wasn't alone in being congested in the Birmingham area around tea time on this particular Friday. Martin Dempster 1228
British & Irish Lions v Japan crowd size at Murrayfield will hinge on 'Scottish Government advice'; It is looking increasingly likely that the British & Irish Lions Test match against Japan at BT Murrayfield will be played in front of a significantly reduced crowd. Graham Bean 441
British weather brings best out of Edoardo Molinari again at The Belfry; Edoardo Molinari, a two-time European Tour winner on Scottish soil, reckons a 10-handicapper has putted better than him this season - but not in the third round of the Betfred British Masters. Martin Dempster 433
Celtic interim manager John Kennedy has his say on reports of moves for Hibs Kevin Nisbet, Aaron Hickey, and Leigh Griffiths contract; Celtic interim manager John Kennedy has refused to rule out the club being interested in Hibs' striker Kevin Nisbet and Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey. Andrew Smith 612
Celtic's James Forrest waiting for the Scotland Euros call from Steve Clarke; No winks have been tipped to James Forrest by Steve Clarke that the Celtic winger will be included in the squad named by the Scotland manager next Thursday as a precursor to selecting his 26-man pool for Euro 2020. Andrew Smith 593
Changes to outdated UK surrogacy laws are crucial to future of parenthood - Fiona Sharp; Surrogacy has featured on our screens recently, with the likes of the BBC3 docuseries "The Surrogates" and EastEnders presenting factual and fictional explorations of a topic that continues to intrigue the public. Fiona Sharp 682
Classical spotlight moves to Perth as two concert series launch in the city; Perth Concert Hall is hoping to welcome back live audiences for its forthcoming lunchtime concert series, while Perth Arts Festival's online classical music strand also boasts a wealth of talent, writes Ken Walton. Ken Walton 838
Conservation project brings native oysters back to the Clyde in yacht marina nurseries; Thousands of wild oysters are making a new home in the Clyde as part of a ground-breaking reintroduction project that aims to bring back the native species to waters around the UK where they were once common. Ilona Amos 670
COP26: Global delegates to Glasgow summit could require Covid vaccination to attend; The UN climate summit will see delegates from around the world meet in person in Glasgow, it has been confirmed, although there has been no decision made yet on whether compulsory Covid vaccinations would be required. Gina Davidson 992
Coronavirus in Scotland: At what point will we just have to cope with Covid? Rising cases of Covid-19 in Glasgow have led to fears the city may not make it out of level three restrictions on Monday with the rest of mainland Scotland. Elsa Maishman 585
Coronavirus in Scotland: Glasgow and Moray to remain in level 3 restrictions on Monday; Glasgow city and Moray will stay in level three restrictions as the rest of mainland Scotland progresses to level two on Monday, Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. Elsa Maishman 1047
Coronavirus vaccination in Scotland: Here are the 13 Scottish areas with the lowest vaccination rates as lockdown easing approaches; These are the 13 local authority areas in Scotland with the lowest vaccination per population rates. Beth Murray 625
Counsellor per school target missed by SNP, Liberal Democrats claim; The SNP's commitment for Scotland to have at least 350 counsellors available to secondary school pupils was missed, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have claimed. Conor Matchett 546
Covid in Glasgow: What is causing the increase in cases? Concern has been raised over rising cases of Covid-19 in Glasgow, centred on the south of the city. Elsa Maishman 463
Covid lockdown: Government imposed restrictions to save lives, now they must help society open up again - Stephen Jardine; If you want to discover the true meaning of anticipation, head along to The Foot of the Walk pub in Leith on Monday morning. Stephen Jardine 616
Covid vaccine to be offered to all over-18s in some Glasgow areas as cases rise and India variant suspected; The Covid-19 vaccination programme will be extended to all over-18s in some areas of south Glasgow from next week amid a "concerning" rise in cases. Elsa Maishman 1083
Covid: Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon both need to realise the urgent need for an inquiry - Scotsman comment; It is a question of when, not if, an inquiry into the handling of the Covid pandemic will be held. Scotsman comment 279
Cycling is for life, not just for Covid - Roz Boynton; Back in March 2020, when the world turned upside down, whilst we started panic buying toilet roll, washing our hands singing Happy Birthday, doing Zoom pub quizzes and Joe Wicks workouts, another strange phenomenon materialised: Spaces for People. Roz Boynton 695
Darren McGregor on the Hibs dressing room chat that led to third place, Europe and a cup final; Jack Ross had only been manager at the club a matter of months, many of the players sitting around him had joined less than a year before, and there were wide-eyed youngsters whose greatest ambition was to break into the first team and then see where that took them. Moira Gordon 1006
David Cameron's select committee appearance over Greensill affair was a masterclass in spin that betrays the extent of UK's political chumocracy - Ayesha Hazarika; David Cameron's appearance in front of an MPs' committee was a masterclass in spin, bluster and chutzpah. Ayesha Hazarika 561
Eden Mill gins to hit more supermarket shelves after Fife distiller seals new partnership; Eden Mill, the Fife distiller and brewer, has cheered a new partnership with French drinks group La Martiniquaise-Bardinet, vastly widening its gin distribution across the UK. Scott Reid 446
Edinburgh funds firm Saracen acquired by Martin Gilbert's AssetCo in seven-figure deal; Saracen, the Edinburgh-based fund management business, has been acquired by an investment vehicle chaired by Scottish financial services veteran Martin Gilbert in a seven-figure deal. Scott Reid 586
Edinburgh start-up swallows new funding; An Edinburgh-based technology start-up plans to expand its services across the UK after securing a "substantial" six-figure investment. Perry Gourley 364
Energy regulations must be fit for repurpose - Shirley Allen; Energy transition has been adopted by many of the world's major hydrocarbon producers who have pledged to move towards a low or zero carbon future, while the UK Government last month announced ambitious targets to accelerate the timescales towards a net zero future. Shirley Allen 508
Familiar suitors looking to sign fifth Celtic star in the space of eight years; Southampton are reportedly once again planning to raid Celtic as the English Premier League side have joined the race to sign Odsonne Edouard. Craig Fowler 199
Farming: Imports warning over plans to beef up welfare rules; New UK Government plans to raise the welfare bar for livestock and other animals must be matched by setting similar standards for food imports. Brian Henderson 500
Friends reunion: Watch the trailer for 'the one where they get back together' as Friends premiere date and celebrity guests announced; Friends fans rejoice! The long-awaited reunion special will be broadcast later this month - and you can watch the trailer here. Gary Flockhart 323
Galloway Hoard: A "hugely important moment" hailed as Viking treasures unlocked for nation; The country's finest collection of Viking treasure will finally go on show later this month in what has been hailed as a "hugely important moment" for National Museum of Scotland. Alison Campsie 659
Glagsow bogus workmen: Two men con a 91-year-old woman out of three-figure sum of money in her own home; An elderly woman has been left "badly upset" after two bogus workmen stole a three-figure sum of cash after they tricked her into letting them into her home in Parkhead. Beth Murray 428
Glasgow overtakes Moray in Covid rates as expert warns of 'loss of control'; Glasgow has overtaken Moray as Scotland's Covid hotspot as an epidemiologist warned the country is seeing a "loss of control" of the pandemic in some areas. Lucinda Cameron Financial report 687
Government delays over seasonal labour create fruit harvest fears; "Unacceptable delays" have placed British producers at the bottom of the government's priorities list, leading to costly and unnecessary uncertainty for the soft fruit industry. 479
Green light granted for more than 80 flats and family homes in picturesque Fife coastal village; Housebuilder Cala has been given the green light for more than 80 new homes in the picturesque Fife coastal village of Aberdour after the original plans were redrawn. Scott Reid 322
Growth in store as giant Scottish data centre serving two million people changes hands; A Scottish data centre and cloud services provider has acquired a giant Lanarkshire facility that provides IT services for an estimated two million people across the country. Scott Reid 302
How 'really annoyed' Regan Tumilty plans to channel Raith Rovers' offside frustration in Dundee play-off return; Reghan Tumilty wouldn't like to be an assistant referee making difficult decisions in the heat of the moment. David Oliver 691
How Rangers boss Steven Gerrard plans to build on 'magical' season with more strength, signings and supporters' smiles; Relentless. It has been the buzzword of Rangers' success in season 2020-21, which has delivered a Premiership trophy and set new records at Ibrox. David Oliver 685
How Scottish Greens are going to make a real difference in this parliament - Lorna Slater MSP; The first week in a new job is always a slightly surreal experience. You meet new people, you get shown the ropes and there is a usually a glimpse of what is to come. Lorna Slater 1052
Humza Yousaf: Justice Secretary asks for cross party unity as he demands for the immediate devolution of immigration and asylum powers; Humza Yousaf has reached out to Scottish Labour to ask them to back the devolution of immigration and asylum powers to the Scottish Parliament. Rachel Mackie 432
Is this when Celtic are set to appoint their new manager - and will it be Eddie Howe? Celtic play their final game of the season on Saturday when they travel to Easter Road to face Hibs. Joel Sked 270
Israeli artillery pounds Gaza ahead of possible ground incursion; Israeli artillery has pounded northern Gaza in an attempt to destroy a vast network of militant tunnels inside the territory, military officials said. Fares Akram and Joseph Krauss 1142
James McAvoy: X-Men actor to star in new BBC pandemic drama; Scottish actor James McAvoy will star alongside Sharon Horgan in a new BBC drama set during lockdown. Gary Flockhart 319
John Swinney to make statement on school 'exams' as concerns mount; John Swinney is to be called to the Scottish Parliament to explain the "unfolding debacle" of this year's senior school assessment process. Gina Davidson 584
Jupiter Rising: Boutique outdoor music, art and glamping festival to go ahead on outskirts of Edinburgh in August; A boutique music, art and "glamping" festival offering wild swimming, karaoke, film screenings and workshops in self-defence and mental health is to go ahead on the outskirts of Edinburgh in August. Brian Ferguson 666
Kenmure Street protest: Glasgow immigration detentions protester warns Home Office 'shouldn't act like mafia'; A campaigner has described scenes in Glasgow where hundreds of members of the public came together to protest against the detention of two men as a "people's revolution" - and said its success sends a message that the Home Office "shouldn't act like the mafia". Gary Flockhart 604
Kenmure Street protest: Neighbours organise peaceful vigil to show Home Office they are a 'strong community' who just want to 'protect' each other; Neighbours on Kenmure Street in Glasgow have organised a 'Covid-19-safe protest' to take place on Saturday following the wave of community support after the Home Office attempted to deport two residents on Thursday. Beth Murray 509
Kenmure Street: Three people arrested following Glasgow deportation raid protest; Police Scotland have arrested three people following a protest in a Glasgow street as locals came out to resist the deportation of their neighbour. Rachel Mackie 339
Kevin Guthrie: Sunshine on Leith star jailed for three years for sexual assault of woman; A Scottish actor who sexually assaulted a vulnerable woman has been jailed for three years. Conor Gordon 710
Leading Scottish theatre pulls plug on Christmas panto over threat of social distancing restrictions; The plug has been pulled on one of Scotland's leading Christmas pantomimes due to uncertainty over whether social distancing restrictions will be in place at the end of the year. Brian Ferguson 619
Man jailed for 'brutal' meat cleaver attack on police officers; A man who attempted to murder a police officer and endangered the life of another in a brutal meat cleaver attack has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years. Lucinda Cameron 706
Michael Rovatsos: Building Scotland's AI powerhouse - brick by brick; As AI is firmly establishing itself as a key technology that will transform how we live and work, everybody is asking themselves how people, businesses, and governments can prepare for the future challenges and opportunities it brings. Michael Rovatsos 1622
More Rangers signings forthcoming as EPL side join Celtic striker race; It is the final round of fixtures in the Scottish Premiership this weekend with key battles in the top and bottom six. Joel Sked 568
Multi-million investment in boutique Highland hotels and bakery creates scores of jobs; Hotel chain Black Sheep Hotels has invested more than [pounds sterling]20 million in its Highland portfolio of boutique establishments and lodges, creating more than 80 jobs. Scott Reid 345
Only time will tell what the impact of new legal costs measures will be - Steven Smart; Litigation can be an expensive process. Historically this could be prohibitive for injured parties, who may have been dissuaded from raising an action if they would need to pay the defender's legal costs should the claim fail. Steven Smart 685
Ordinary Scots to welcome COP26 visitors with homesharing network; From flats and family homes to couches and spare rooms, it is a grassroots network designed to offer a warm welcome to delegates, campaigners, and scientists coming to Scotland's biggest city for COP26. Martyn McLaughlin 1057
Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP: Video shows heartwarming moment young disabled woman watches Scotland's first permanent wheelchair-user take oath at Holyrood; Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP has said she was 'greeting' after watching a heartwarming video of a young disabled woman reacting to her becoming the first permanent wheelchair-user elected to the Scottish Parliament. Beth Murray 422
Portugal to reopen borders to UK tourists from Monday; Portugal has confirmed it will reopen its borders to UK tourists from Monday. Neil Lancefield 574
Pressure on Scottish Government as Gupta steel business investigated for fraud; Demands have been made for Scotland's rural economy minister to appear before MSPs to answer questions on the government's deal with Liberty Steel after it was announced the firm's owner Sanjeev Gupta is facing an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), including links to failed finance company Greensill Capital. Gina Davidson 607
Rangers, Celtic, Hibs and Aberdeen - key European dates, huge prize money, big name opponents and more; Scotland will have five European entrants next season potentially spread across three different tournaments. Joel Sked 1016
Readers' Letters: Time to end Scottish Parliament experiment; After 14 years of one-party rule it seems to me that the experiment should be over. Educational standards have fallen; policing is a joke for most areas; poverty is increasing; economic growth is down; NHS Scotland is not funded properly. The list is almost endless and a fanatical pursuit of independence by the SNP has split the country. Scotsman Letters Letter to the editor 1615
Retail chain The Works encouraged by post-lockdown sales pick-up after tough year: reaction; Books and hobbies chain The Works has enjoyed a post-lockdown jump in store sales leading to a dip in booming online trade. Scott Reid Financial report 572
Revealed: Nearly 450 safety incidents at Scottish nuclear bases; Nearly 450 nuclear safety events have been recorded at Scotland's naval bases over the past three years, with the frequency of incidents rising sharply. Martyn McLaughlin 1064
Scotland on Sunday Travel - The Inveraray Inn, Front Street, Inveraray, Argyll; The historic Inveraray Inn, Front Street, Inveraray is welcoming guests to Argyll once more, writes Janet Christie. Janet Christie 852
Scotland's 250,000 fossils that hold the key to life on earth brought together for first time; Scotland's museum collection of 250,000 fossils which tell the story of how life on earth was developed have been documented in one place for the first time. Alison Campsie 573
Scotland's coronavirus restrictions: Here's a full list of all lockdown rules changing in Scotland on Monday May 17 including hugs, reopening of cinemas and drinking in pubs; From next week Scots will be allowed to hug their loved ones and visit each other's homes. Conor Marlborough 527
Scotsman Obituaries: Vartan Gregorian, academic, philanthropist and friend of Scotland by Sir Angus Grossart; Vartan Gregorian, academic and philanthropist. Born: 8 April 1934 in Tabriz, Iran. Died: 15 April 2021 in New York, United States, aged 87. Sir Angus Grossart 1553
Scottish Greens have more power than ever, so what will they do with it? - Gina Davidson; History was made yesterday when Scottish Green MSP Alison Johnstone was elected the next Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament. Gina Davidson 601
Scottish independence poll: do people in Scotland want to be independent - what do the latest 2021 polls say? Has public opinion on whether the country should stay a part of the Union changed since the 2014 referendum? Jenna Macfarlane 713
Scottish music industry chiefs say there is 'no chance' of gigs returning under reopening rules; Music industry leaders say there is "no chance" of gigs returning under official Scottish Government guidance as it emerged that crowd capacities face being cut to a sixth of their normal level. Brian Ferguson 976
SNP and Conservative MPs' petty squabbling helps no one - Scotsman comment; The House of Commons' committees are highly regarded by many for their scrupulous attention to important, but sometimes dull, details, the non-partisan nature of their investigations, and reports that can genuinely shed light on problems and propose sensible ways to resolve them. Scotsman comment 426
South Africa planning to stage British & Irish Lions tour without spectators; South Africa are planning for all matches of the British & Irish Lions tour to be played behind closed doors, but have not given up hope that some spectators will be present. Duncan Bech 594
Steven Gerrard pleads with Rangers fans to stick to lockdown rules after trophy presentation; Steven Gerrard has asked Rangers supporters to remain safe this weekend amid plans for large numbers to march from Ibrox to George Square following their trophy presentation. Craig Fowler 295
Strathclyde Sirens aiming to take the sting out of Wasps Netball at the Copper Box; Fresh from their win last weekend, Strathclyde Sirens are hoping to take the sting out of Wasps Netball on Sunday, as the two sides meet at the London Copper Box stadium. John Scott 388
Taxpayers to continue paying rent for Alba MPs who will no longer regularly travel to Westminster; Taxpayers will continue to pay for at least one London flat rented by Alba MPs no longer making the "routine sojourn" to London to represent their constituencies. Conor Matchett 609
The last 10 Rangers captains to lift the Scottish league championship title - from Weir and Gough to Greig and Shearer; James Tavernier will lift the Scottish Premiership trophy on Saturday when Aberdeen are the visitors to Ibrox on the final day of the season. David Oliver 355
Under the Radar: Rebecca Vasmant; Rebecca Vasmant, the Renaissance woman of Scotland's jazz scene, is releasing her debut album as part of a joint venture with Berlin's K7 Records, write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon. Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon 330
Unique Portobello cottage where Sir Harry Lauder was born on sale for offers over [pounds sterling]435,000; A charming and deceptively spacious three-bedroom cottage situated in the heart of the ever popular seaside suburb of Portobello, just minutes from the shores of the Forth. Gordon Holmes 251
Walk Scotland: These are the 7 wondrous national walks that everybody should experience; Scotland has no lack of amazing walks, but tourist organisation VisitScotland has highlighted seven of the country's must-sees. David Hepburn 499
We must find a way to repay our debt to the natural world - Tom Gray; The concept of Natural Capital is receiving significant attention as, 250 years since the first steam engine spluttered into life, we are genuinely contemplating our impact on the natural world. Tom Gray 549
What will Scotland's net zero economy look like ? Scotland's successful transition to a net zero economy is not about either-or choices, but focusing on all the areas that can make a difference to a greener future. David Lee 270
Who is Roy Halston Frowick? True story of fashion designer played by Ewan McGregor in new Netflix series; Roy Halston Frowick was one of the biggest names in fashion during the 1970s. Iain Leggat 830
Why it's unlikely Aberdeen will sign Jay Emmanuel-Thomas this summer; Aberdeen have been credited with an interest in Livingston striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas in Friday's papers. Craig Fowler 305
Why Nicola Sturgeon needs to act decisively over an independence referendum - Joyce McMillan; Just after her controversial sacking from the role of Labour election co-ordinator, following the party's drubbing in many of last week's elections in England, the party's deputy leader Angela Rayner gave a newspaper interview in which she used a short phrase that, arguably, sums up everything politics should be doing, when it is going well - and therefore everything that has gone wrong with British politics, over the last ten or 15 years. Joyce McMillan 970
Will Nicola Sturgeon respond to the plight of 51,000 destitute Scots or simply stoke the uncivil war over independence? - Susan Dalgety; I have rarely been so angry about a news item. Two days after Nicola Sturgeon boasted of her historic election victory, promising a second referendum - "it's the will of the country", she said - a report revealed the harrowing truth about Scotland under a nationalist government. Susan Dalgety 991
Wool prices take a pounding; The Covid pandemic saw demand for wool plummet last year and many producers questioned the value of delivering their crop. 233
World Whisky Day 2021: When is it, what is it about and what events are happening this year? This month sees the 10th World Whisky Day being celebrated by fans around the world, but what it is and how did it come about? Rosalind Erskine 544

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