An independent Scotland could rejoin EU relatively quickly, Sturgeon claims

An independent Scotland could rejoin EU relatively quickly, Sturgeon claims

Scotland voted by 62% to remain in the European Union in 2016

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Former Scotland captain Tom Smith fighting colorectal cancer

Former Scotland captain Tom Smith fighting colorectal cancer

The 48-year-old prop forward won 61 international caps and also represented the British and Irish Lions.

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Dual perspectives can help Ireland and Scotland flourish

Dual perspectives can help Ireland and Scotland flourish

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Scotland Fiona Hyslop explain the background to this joint initiative.

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Driver caught with sofas and chairs piled on car roof

Driver caught with sofas and chairs piled on car roof

Police stopped the motorist as he drove through Glasgow.

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Glasgow Airport partially evacuated amid alert over vaccines cargo leak

Glasgow Airport partially evacuated amid alert over vaccines cargo leak

The incident involved a KLM flight which arrived at Glasgow Airport from Amsterdam at around 10am on Friday.

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Man draws crowds with performance of trance anthems on piano at Glasgow station

Man draws crowds with performance of trance anthems on piano at Glasgow station

The instrument, which has been in the ‘piano garden’ since 2017, has attracted the attention of many musicians passing through the concourse.

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Firefighters called to blaze at youth jail in Scotland

Firefighters called to blaze at youth jail in Scotland

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) sent three fire engines and a height appliance to the scene in Polmont when the alarm was raised just before 7pm on Wednesday.

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UK police vow 'robust' response after protesters spark Glasgow riot

UK police vow 'robust' response after protesters spark Glasgow riot

British police have promised a 'thorough and robust" inquiry after protesters against an Irish unity march sparked a riot in Glasgow.

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Irishman dies in crash with HGV in Scottish Highlands

Irishman dies in crash with HGV in Scottish Highlands

Eoin Fahey from Corofin, County Galway, was involved in the incident on Tuesday in Fort William.

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Scottish football club threatens to remove fans from games if they feed seagulls

Scottish football club threatens to remove fans from games if they feed seagulls

A football club has told fans not to feed seagulls around its ground and warned that anyone caught doing so will be removed.

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Man who put toddler in tumble dryer has sentencing delayed

Man who put toddler in tumble dryer has sentencing delayed

Thomas Dunn’s lawyer said they were still awaiting a psychiatric report.

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Labour ‘would not block second Scottish independence poll’ after SNP pact hints

Labour ‘would not block second Scottish independence poll’ after SNP pact hints

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell made the comments after Nicola Sturgeon said her party would form an alliance to keep the Tories out of government.

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British Labour party ‘would not block second Scottish independence referendum’

British Labour party ‘would not block second Scottish independence referendum’

A future Labour government would not block a second Scottish independence referendum, the British shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said.

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Sturgeon: Conversations with Theresa May were soul destroying

Sturgeon: Conversations with Theresa May were soul destroying

Ms Sturgeon said she tried to lighten the mood by commenting on Theresa May’s shoes during one conversation with the former prime minister.

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Poll finds majority of Scots in favour of independence

Poll finds majority of Scots in favour of independence

The poll puts support for independence at 46% and 43% against.

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Scottish Parliament launches new app to help disabled visitors

Scottish Parliament launches new app to help disabled visitors

Edinburgh-based Neatebox’s Welcome app allows those with additional needs to set up a personal profile and request assistance ahead of their visit.

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Scots fishing challenge: Is this threat over Rockall very fishy?

Scots fishing challenge: Is this threat over Rockall very fishy?

The 17.15m-high lump of granite — Rockall — and the fish-rich North Atlantic waters around it, are the cause of trouble yet again.

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New Scotland boss Clarke calls up Killie quartet

New Scotland boss Clarke calls up Killie quartet

Stephen O’Donnell, Greg Taylor, Stuart Findlay and Eamonn Brophy have all been included in Clarke’s first squad.

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Leo Varadkar to meet Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Dublin

Leo Varadkar to meet Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Dublin

Scotland’s First Minister will highlight the importance of trade between the two countries.

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MP accused of bullying is massive asset to SNP, Nicola Sturgeon says

MP accused of bullying is massive asset to SNP, Nicola Sturgeon says

The First Minister spoke in support of Joanna Cherry.

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In Pictures: Thousands take to the streets to call for Scottish independence vote

In Pictures: Thousands take to the streets to call for Scottish independence vote

Some people joined in with the crowds of marchers waving Saltires as the event passed along the streets of Glasgow.

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Scotland will stick with the pound until ‘concerns are not there’, says Sturgeon

Scotland will stick with the pound until ‘concerns are not there’, says Sturgeon

The First Minister has tried to ease fears about plans for a new currency, stressing six tests would need to be met before it was adopted.

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Glasgow Airport plane search finds nothing of note after security alert

Glasgow Airport plane search finds nothing of note after security alert

Flights were temporarily suspended following the incident involving an easyJet service from London Gatwick on Tuesday morning.

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Sturgeon pledges huge campaign to woo Scots on economics of independence

Sturgeon pledges huge campaign to woo Scots on economics of independence

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said her party would deliver leaflets to all 2.4 million homes in Scotland.

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Man arrested over death of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh

Man arrested over death of T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh

He has been released by police pending further inquiries.

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Hearts see off Inverness to reach Scottish Cup final

Hearts see off Inverness to reach Scottish Cup final

Uche Ikpeazu, John Souttar and Sean Clare scored after the break to seal a 3-0 win.

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Scottish toddler in critical condition after fall from window

Scottish toddler in critical condition after fall from window

The youngster fell from a third-floor flat in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, on Wednesday afternoon.

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Hibernian fan jailed for confronting Rangers captain during match

Hibernian fan jailed for confronting Rangers captain during match

Cameron Mack has been sentenced to 100 days in jail and given a 10-year football banning order over the incident with James Tavernier last month.

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Man in critical condition and two seriously injured in Glasgow attack after Old Firm derby

Man in critical condition and two seriously injured in Glasgow attack after Old Firm derby

Police said it was too early to say whether the incident was football related though it is understood that is one line of inquiry.

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Safety warning issued after toppled lorries crush cars on ferry

Safety warning issued after toppled lorries crush cars on ferry

Passengers are not allowed to remain on ro-ro decks as they are in danger of asphyxiation by fire.

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Alex Salmond complaint committee puts inquiry on hold

Alex Salmond complaint committee puts inquiry on hold

MSPs agreed they should not start work on their investigation until court proceedings against the former first minister come to an end.

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Partner of murdered six-year-old’s father felt threatened by her, court told

Partner of murdered six-year-old’s father felt threatened by her, court told

A 16-year-old boy is accused of the abduction, rape and murder of the six-year-old on the Isle of Bute last July.

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Boy (16) accused of raping and murdering girl (6) in Scotland blames woman

Boy (16) accused of raping and murdering girl (6) in Scotland blames woman

The teenager has gone on trial over the death of Alesha MacPhail on Bute last year.

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Convicted killer who murdered mother and dismembered her body jailed for life

Convicted killer who murdered mother and dismembered her body jailed for life

The family of Julie Reilly have urged Andrew Wallace to tell them where her remains are.

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UK and Scottish governments endured ‘tense’ relationship during Scottish independence referendum

UK and Scottish governments endured ‘tense’ relationship during Scottish independence referendum

Former head of the civil service in Scotland Peter Housden said important channels of communication were nevertheless kept open.

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Probe into Nicola Sturgeon’s meetings with Alex Salmond paused

Probe into Nicola Sturgeon’s meetings with Alex Salmond paused

The move comes amid live criminal proceedings against the former Scottish first minister, who has been charged with 14 offences.

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Alex Salmond denies attempted rape and sexual assault after court appearance

Alex Salmond denies attempted rape and sexual assault after court appearance

The former Scottish first minister faces 14 charges in total, which also include indecent assault and breach of the peace.

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Former minister demands public review over handling of Salmond allegations probe

Former minister demands public review over handling of Salmond allegations probe

Former Scottish cabinet secretary Alex Neil said the review of how procedures were handled ‘must be’ carried out in public.

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Sturgeon urged to publish details of talks with Salmond during complaints probe

Sturgeon urged to publish details of talks with Salmond during complaints probe

Opposition parties questioned the First Minister’s contact with her predecessor during an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.

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Salmond case could discourage future complaints, opposition politicians warn

Salmond case could discourage future complaints, opposition politicians warn

Scottish Labour warned of a ‘potential loss of faith in the system’ while the Scottish Conservatives called for Nicola Sturgeon to apologise.

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Woman mistakenly given erectile dysfunction cream for her eye

Woman mistakenly given erectile dysfunction cream for her eye

A woman in Scotland has been injured, after mistakenly being prescribed an erectile dysfunction cream for her eye.

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Man charged over alleged racial abuse of Hearts player

Man charged over alleged racial abuse of Hearts player

Police said the 65-year-old man will appear in court at a later date.

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310 Scottish manufacturing plant jobs lost on Christmas Eve

310 Scottish manufacturing plant jobs lost on Christmas Eve

Staff were told there was ‘no option’ but to make 310 of the 338 employees redundant.

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Peace walk marks 30 years on from the Lockerbie bombing

Peace walk marks 30 years on from the Lockerbie bombing

Residents and others climbed Burnswark, a hill overlooking the Dumfries and Galloway town.

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Scotland set for world's first with autonomous bus service

Scotland set for world's first with autonomous bus service

The trial will see five autonomous single-deck vehicles running between Edinburgh and Fife but regulations mean a driver will always remain on board.

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Poll shows 60% of Scots would vote to remain in UK in new referendum

Poll shows 60% of Scots would vote to remain in UK in new referendum

A new survey has shown 60% of people in Scotland would vote to remain in the UK in a referendum.

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Shop closures ‘accelerate’ in Scotland’s high streets

Shop closures ‘accelerate’ in Scotland’s high streets

The decline has been put down to the growth in online shopping and a shift to ‘in-home leisure’, PwC said.

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Michelin to close Dundee tyre factory

Michelin to close Dundee tyre factory

Its troubles have been blamed in part on cheaper tyres coming in from Asia.

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SNP suspend membership of blogger over ‘anti-Semitic’ post

SNP suspend membership of blogger over ‘anti-Semitic’ post

A post was shared from the Grouser Beater blog which made reference to Mein Kampf and Adolf Hitler.

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Disquiet over gun shop near Scotland school understandable, says Nicola Sturgeon

Disquiet over gun shop near Scotland school understandable, says Nicola Sturgeon

Labour MSP Daniel Johnson said an ‘apparent loophole’ in the law should be addressed.

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Man charged with assaulting footballer during game

Man charged with assaulting footballer during game

Hearts defender Jimmy Dunne was allegedly struck by an object from the crowd during the match with Aberdeen

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Scottish First Minister blasts ‘appalling’ comments by Tory MSP on welfare recipients

Scottish First Minister blasts ‘appalling’ comments by Tory MSP on welfare recipients

Michelle Ballantyne said it was ‘fair’ those on benefits could not have ‘as many children as they like’.

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Two treated after gas cylinder explosion at Scottish factory

Two treated after gas cylinder explosion at Scottish factory

Emergency services were called to the EMR scrapyard in Glasgow at around 3.30pm on Tuesday.

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‘Explosion’ at Glasgow factory investigated

‘Explosion’ at Glasgow factory investigated

Police Scotland said officers were sent to South Street at around 3.30pm on Tuesday.

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Scottish woman becomes fastest ever to circumnavigate globe by bike

Scottish woman becomes fastest ever to circumnavigate globe by bike

A Scottish ultra-endurance cyclist has become the fastest woman to travel around the world on a bike.

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Scottish Nationalists told to wait til ‘time is right’ for IndyRef2

Scottish Nationalists told to wait til ‘time is right’ for IndyRef2

Mike Russell, the Scottish Constitutional Secretary, cautioned SNP activists who are pressing for a second independence referendum in the near future.

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Dundee design museum welcomes 100,000th visitor less than one month after opening

Dundee design museum welcomes 100,000th visitor less than one month after opening

The design museum reached the milestone less than a month after opening.

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Scotland could get independence without second referendum, SNP MP claims

Scotland could get independence without second referendum, SNP MP claims

Home affairs spokeswoman Joanna Cherry said a ‘democratic event’ would be needed for independence to happen, but not necessarily a referendum.

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Scottish man jailed for 11 years after admitting trying to kill six children in hit-and-run

Scottish man jailed for 11 years after admitting trying to kill six children in hit-and-run

A 14-year-old girl from Castlemilk, Glasgow, required surgery after she suffered a broken neck.

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700-year-old letter gives ‘tantalising glimpse’ into life of Scottish hero, William Wallace

700-year-old letter gives ‘tantalising glimpse’ into life of Scottish hero, William Wallace

A 700-year-old parchment letter which gives a “tantalising glimpse” into the life of William Wallace is to go on public display.

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