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London: Medical authorities in Scotland say the killer strain of flu sweeping the country did not originate from Australia and disputed media reporting of the number of lives claimed by the infection. But Scotland's deputy chief medical officer Doctor Gregor Smith did not provide what authorities believe is the ...
A "gin spa"--billed as a world's "first"--has opened up in Scotland. However, though plenty of gin-based drinks are available, the spa treatments are strictly non-alcoholic. Simply called "The Gin Spa," the unique venture was opened last month in Glasgow by the same team behind Gin 71, the city's first ...

A court may rule one way or the other on the legal position but if the people of Scotland and their democratically elected representatives are overwhelmingly against, we have a problem if a judge over-rides the 'will of the people'. In England, fracking applications have united a curious mix of opponents, with ...
Scottish National party and Conservative politicians have lambasted the UK government for dropping plans to protect Scotland's position in the Brexit bill at the last moment. Ministers were due to publish amendments to a highly contentious clause in the EU withdrawal bill in the Commons on Wednesday ...
When you think of Scotland, what do you picture? Perhaps you imagine rolling hills covered with purple heather, deep lochs hiding a prehistoric monster, highland cows grazing casually as a large man in a kilt walks past playing the bagpipes, plenty of rain. When thinking of a Scottish city, however, many ...

The Isle of Arran resort of Auchrannie has become the first in Scotland to be owned by its employees. The resort has been owned and operated by the Johnston family since 1988 and is valued at £4.3m. An Employee Ownership Trust now holds 100% of the company's shares on behalf of its 160 employees ...
Nicola Sturgeon's demands for Scotland to stay in the single market and a more liberal immigration regime than England are opposed by most Scots, according to a major Brexit survey showing waning support for independence. Professor Sir John Curtice, the UK's most eminent psephologist, found nearly ...
A new strategy to help refugees and asylum seekers settle in Scotland has been announced. More than 700 asylum seekers and refugees were involved in its development. The New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy has been endorsed by the United Nations Refugee Agency. Its main aims are to provide ...
A local farmer from Aberdeenshire, he was standing against Alex Salmond in his constituency of Gordon, north east Scotland. Two years previously, he'd tried the same thing, and failed. The former Scottish First Minister had cruised to victory with 47.7 per cent of the vote. Clark came a miserable third.
It would also remove the much used cudgel employed by Unionists of a "hard border" between an independent Scotland as a full EU member and its apres-Brexit English neighbours. Efta members are free to negotiate their own separate trade deals and border arrangements with anyone outside the EU.
The latest figures come as departments face increased pressures due to an upsurge in flu cases and patients with complex care needs, with recent figures showing flu rates in Scotland doubled in December. The Scottish Ambulance Service reported an almost 40% increase in the number of calls on ...
The committee's interim report said clause 11 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill "represents a fundamental shift in the structure of devolution" and could damage "the integrity of the devolution settlement in Scotland". The clash stems from concerns that the proposed Bill to repatriate the EU's powers to ...
SUSPECTS apprehended for crimes will be read their rights for the first time in Scotland under sweeping new powers being handed to police officers. New laws come into effect later this month that will change the formal procedures officers must follow while detaining a suspect. For the first time, suspects ...
Aussie flu in Scotland: How to avoid catching the potentially fatal bug. With the risk if the bug now in every area of Scotland, here's how you can avoid being struck down. Share ... The risk of deadly Aussie Flu continues to spread across Scotland with a sharp rise in reports of influenza in the last 24 hours.
Outdoor sports enthusiasts made the most of the weekend's freezing but calm winter weather in Scotland's mountains. Mountain snowsports centres, including CairnGorm Mountain near Aviemore, were busy with Skiers and snowboarders. Climbers and hillwalkers also headed to snow-covered peaks in ...
Scotland's new City Region Deals have "significant" problems that need to be addressed, according to MSPs. The economic growth projects are focused on Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Holyrood's local government and communities committee said objectives needed to be clearer.

More than 10,000 ambulances have been dispatched in Scotland with just one crew member on board in the past four years despite an SNP promise to end the practice. Ambulance staff were sent out on their own to deal with patients six times a day last year, although there is a commitment to ensure this ...
Storm Eleanor has caused significant coastal flooding and blocked a number of roads in south west Scotland. police in Dumfries and Galloway said the region had been "battered" overnight by strong winds. They said many coastal roads still had issues with standing water and advised motorists not to try to ...
ANTI-INDPENDENCE campaign group Scotland in Union has been thrown into crisis and could face a significant fine after the private details of donors were leaked to Yes-supporting websites and newspapers. Over the weekend an anonymous email account sent files to Wings Over Scotland, Bella ...
"While we welcome the fact that overall fuel poverty rates have declined in Scotland, we must keep in mind the complex factors that contribute to fuel poverty in the first place. "It is simply unacceptable that 48 per cent of homes in Scotland have disrepair to critical elements that further cause fuel poverty.
Scottish seafood processing businesses are much more reliant on European workers than are those in the rest of the UK. Marine Scotland surveyed 18 seafood processing firms, or more than a third of the total workforce, and found that 58 per cent of staff were from European Economic Area (EEA) countries ...
Scotland's struggling economic performance has been exposed in new figures showing the worst net number of new businesses in the UK. According to the latest official statistics, the gap between the number of businesses created and the number failing each year shows the lowest business growth rate in ...
The first babies of 2018 have been born in Scotland. The first is believed to have been Harry Jacob Ferguson, who arrived at 10 seconds past midnight at Dr Gray's hospital in Elgin. Bonnie Mary Lindsay Petrucci was born at 00:05 at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow. Ten minutes later, a ...
A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace confirmed the Duke's appointment and said he will also act as the Lord High Commissioner - the Queen's representative - to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2018. The annual Kirk gathering will get under way on Saturday May 19, the same day as ...
SCOTTISH Labour leader Richard Leonard has said that the "creation of a separate Scottish state is perfectly feasible". Leonard's comments come as the new Scottish Labour leader attempts to soften Labour's position in order to appeal to independence supporters who are attracted by Jeremy Corbyn's left ...
Welcome to Scotland from the Roadside, a weekly gallery showcasing some of the best images from around the country taken by you. From opportune moments shot on smartphones to breathtaking landscapes captured in high definition, each week we share a selection of interesting pictures taken by ...
Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesman Liam McArthur said the Scottish government must ensure the force can afford the vehicles it needs. "Earlier this year Scottish Liberal Democrats revealed that it will cost Police Scotland more than a quarter of a billion pounds to maintain the crumbling police ...
2018 is Scotland's Year of young people. We'll be celebrating young people, and the incredible contribution that they make to Scotland, in events the length and breadth of the country - from Shetland right down to the Scottish Borders. Young people have been at the heart of planning the year which, ...
January. The start of the year brought the inauguration of Donald Trump. One former leader had some words to say about a future one. Skip twitter post by @BBCScotlandNews. "May god bless America, and god help the rest of us" @AlexSalmond on Trump #Inauguration pic.twitter.com/27oPOHMjnx.
AS the bells chime midnight tonight, Scotland's revellers will be among the biggest and loudest to ring in New Year's Day across the globe. In fact, in a nation of just 5.5 million Hogmanay can feel as if they entire country is partying. Like it or loathe it, Scotland has now become the centre of New Year across ...
#StormDylan will push rain northeastwards across the UK. Winds will strengthen for all, with gusts up to 80 mph possible across parts of Northern Ireland and southern Scotland. the weather will calm down later on #NewYearsEve. With warnings in force, stay #weatheraware pic.twitter.com/G5cgfOUtEB.
It seems the big cat could be making a return to the wilds of Scotland after an absence of several hundred years. There are many things to like about the reintroduction of a Champions League predator to the Scottish countryside, not least of which is that it would greatly inconvenience and outrage farming ...
Heavy snow is causing disruption to travel across Scotland. Wintry conditions continue to cross the country towards the east with new warnings issued for high winds on Hogmanay. Glasgow Airport bosses have apologised to passengers after flights at the terminal were suspended temporarily due to heavy ...
This year, the Christmas Revels turns to 18th century Ayrshire, in the west of Scotland, and its surrounding islands, over the hills and far away in ...
For about a hundred people, that place is the isle of Eigg in the north Atlantic, off the coast of Scotland. The island's residents prefer to live far ...
Scotland has been forced into a late change in Edinburgh, with centre Alex Dunbar ruled out of Saturday's Test. Dunbar was under a ...
Police Scotland have said 298 crimes have so far been recorded in their investigation into football-related sexual abuse. Officers have ...
The guide, published in The Sunday Times Scotland this weekend, also ranks independent schools, with The high school of Glasgow top for ...
Scotland is well known for its spectacular views. But those views may be even more stunning from space. A NASA astronaut captured the aurora ...
More specifically, the Scottish government succeeded in inviting the Arctic Circle Assembly to Scotland's capital for the first time, in a bid to ...
The beleaguered Scottish Labour Party has elected Richard Leonard to be its seventh leader in little over a decade, as it tries to recover from ...
Scotland could be hit with snow this weekend as the temperatures plummet ... "We've still got this cold, north-westerly wind across Scotland ...
Jim Telfer can remember the exact moment, deep into the second half, that he knew the All Blacks would not beat Scotland on that crisp ...
The U.K.'s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Scotland can impose minimum prices on alcohol, a move long opposed by the Scotch ...
Steven Kirkwood, 44, was originally sentenced to 14 and a half years imprisonment after he repeatedly knifed former Mr Scotland Michael ...
Scotland's small convenience stores are to get public money to help them to invest in takeaway food. Fergus Ewing, the rural economy ...
He added that the paper does not support one political party over another and it strived to fill the newspaper with content about Scotland, ...
The early images that show how Scotland pioneered photography ... International Photography Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland.
With 14 Scotland-based players held back from club action this weekend, Gregor Townsend's team to face Samoa next week is starting to take ...


 

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