‘Mobile drugs lab’ dealer Robert Wright jailed

'Mobile drugs lab' dealer Robert Wright jailed 19 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Wright, who once owned a Peter Howson painting, was jailed for eight years A criminal once stripped of his art collection has been jailed for eight years after police...

From murder capital of Europe to role model for London

From murder capital of Europe to role model for London By Paul O'Hare BBC Scotland news website 19 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scotland's homicide rate has more than halved over the last decade Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announces plans...

Train services disrupted after derailment at Inverness

Train services disrupted after derailment at Inverness 19 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Services from Inverness to Perth have been disrupted A freight train was derailed on the Highland Main Line after striking fallen branches.The incident...

Bjorn now knows what Ryder Cup captaincy is like says Ian Woosnam

When it comes to Ryder Cup wild cards, you’ll never please everybody. Ian Woosnam knows all about that.When the little Welshman didn’t opt for Thomas Bjorn as one of his captain’s picks for the 2006 tussle at the K-Club in Ireland, Bjorn launched the kind of fearsome...

Child abuse inquiry announces 17 more institutions to be investigated

Seventeen further institutions are to be investigated by a far-reaching inquiry into historical allegations of the abuse of children in care.The 17 are in addition to the 69 establishments already identified by the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI), taking the total...

Woman loses Aberdeen attempted murder appeal

Woman loses Aberdeen attempted murder appeal 19 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The incident happened at a flat in Aberdeen's Auldearn Place A woman jailed for taking part in the attempted murder of a man in Aberdeen while he slept has lost a bid...

Chew man Schoeman has sights on playing for Scotland

In the midst of attempting to establish a new culture within their squad Edinburgh Rugby looked to be in danger of going too far in seeking to bring more of an edge to their play when the South African prop they had signed was banned for biting an opponent’s...

Relatives of serial child killer Robert Black yet to come forward ahead of inquest

A failure to trace any relatives of child serial killer Robert Black may see his inquest proceed without family participation, a coroner has said.Nine months of efforts by the Coroner Service for Northern Ireland to find relations of the late Scottish paedophile have...

Scottish economic growth outpaces UK

19 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Production output rose in Scotland in the second quarter by 0.6% The Scottish economy grew at a slightly faster rate than the UK as a whole during the spring months, according to official figures.An initial...

Scottish prison service rejects ‘transgender wings’ in jails

Scottish prison chiefs have rejected the idea of holding transgender inmates on separate wings, after concerns were raised that their policy was putting other prisoners at risk.Campaigners have claimed that the current policy, under which Scottish prisons are advised...

Man seriously hurt after shooting in Glasgow

Man seriously hurt after shooting in Glasgow 19 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Police were called to Cuthelton Terrace on Tuesday A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a shooting in the Shettleston area of Glasgow.Police said shots...

Man charged after death of 38-year-old in Easterhouse

Man charged after death of 38-year-old in Easterhouse 19 September 2018 Image copyright Police Scotland/Google Image caption Ronald Pattison died after being found injured at a property in Durno Path Police have charged a man in connection with the death of a man in...

Man seriously injured in Camelon road collision

Man seriously injured in Camelon road collision 19 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The crash happened on Glasgow Road, near to the Mariner Centre in Camelon A man has been seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision in Camelon, near Falkirk.The...

Man seriously injured in Camelon road collision

Man seriously injured in Camelon road collision 19 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The crash happened on Glasgow Road, near to the Mariner Centre in Camelon A man has been seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision in Camelon, near Falkirk.The...

Warnings in place as Storm Ali approaches

19 September 2018 Image copyright Met Office Image caption The amber alert will remain in place from 08:00 until 18:00 on Wednesday Travel disruption, power cuts and flying debris are possible as Storm Ali brings severe gales of up to 80mph to parts of Scotland.The...

Neil Cameron: Rangers weren’t hard done by in 2008 for Peat’s sake

I WOULD suggest George Peat knew what he was doing in his BBC interview but perhaps that is giving him too much credit.His revelation that during the 2007/08 season, when Rangers made it to the UEFA Cup Final, a “prominent chairman of a club” asked the-then SFA...

Scotland’s papers: Immigration powers ‘snub’ and ‘toxic air’

Scotland's papers: Immigration powers 'snub' and 'toxic air' 19 September 2018 Image copyright The Scotsman Image copyright Daily Telegraph Image copyright The Herald Image copyright Daily Mail Image copyright The Times Image copyright The i Image copyright Daily...

Clare flattered by Alli comparisons

SEAN Clare, the new Hearts signing, has vowed to take inspiration from Dele Alli after drawing comparisons with the England midfielder.The Edinburgh club completed a major transfer coup by securing the highly rated 21-year-old, fighting off a number of interested...

Academics in drive to make code from space unbreakable

Academics in drive to make code from space unbreakable By Ken Macdonald BBC Scotland Science Correspondent 19 September 2018 Image caption Dr Ross Donaldson hopes to achieve affordable, unhackable data worldwide A Scottish laboratory has begun work on the UK's first...

“Dundee United was the making of Hearts and Scotland centre half John Souttar – not the ruin of him”

MARK Wilson only featured in a single game for Scotland despite performing consistently well at right back for Dundee United and Celtic both domestically and in Europe for more than a decade.However, he has no doubts that John Souttar, the Hearts player who was capped...

‘Work needed’ to cut women prison numbers in Scotland

'Work needed' to cut women prison numbers in Scotland 19 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new unit in Glasgow is part of a strategy aimed at reducing the number of women in custody Planning permission has been granted for the first of five...

Kris Boyd: My old Rangers team mate Kyle Lafferty is ready to take his game to a new level for the Ibrox club

KRIS Boyd passed up a gilt-edged chance to both secure a famous European victory for Rangers and book a place in the Champions League quarter-finals the last time the Ibrox club visited the El Madrigal.The striker was, with his side drawing 1-1 on the night and 3-3 on...

Saving a little slice of JM Barrie’s Neverland

Saving a little slice of JM Barrie's Neverland By Giancarlo Rinaldi South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website 19 September 2018 Image caption The gardens around Moat Brae were credited by Barrie as inspiring him to write Peter Pan Looking out of a small,...

Would Celtic supporters want Odsonne Edouard or Leigh Griffiths running through on goal at 0-0?

BRENDAN Rodgers has a big decision to make before pinning up his team sheet, if this is what still happens, before tomorrow night’s meeting with Rosenborg.Does he go with Odsonne Edouard, the record buy who the Celtic manager has invested so much time and money on? Or...

Scottish government facing defeat over P1 assessments

Scottish government facing defeat over P1 assessments 19 September 2018 Image caption Primary school education has become a hot topic at Holyrood The Scottish government is facing defeat over national assessments for P1 pupils, with opposition parties uniting to...

Hearts boss Craig Levein branded “foolish” and “disrespectful” for John Souttar dig at Dundee United

JOHN Souttar’s former Dundee United team mate Mark Wilson last night branded Craig Levein’s comments about the Tannadice club nearly ruining the centre half’s career as “foolish” and “disrespectful”.Levein claimed that Souttar had found being played in a variety of...

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers tells his players to demand more of themselves in front of goal

BRENDAN Rodgers has told his players to demand more of themselves in a bid to cure Celtic’s problems in front of goal.The champions have managed five goals in their five Premiership games so far – none in their two away from Parkhead – which is a big drop off in...

Fine over £100,000 Scottish Tory donation

18 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images A Scottish Conservative fundraising group has been fined £400 by the Electoral Commission for failing to properly register a £100,000 donation.The fine was imposed on the Irvine Unionist Club over its "failure to provide...

Scotland’s migration needs ‘similar to UK’

18 September 2018 Related TopicsScotland Brexit Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The report argues that Scotland's economic situation is not sufficiently different from the rest of the UK to justify a very different migration policy A report into the...

Appeal after fatal crash at Machany Bridge, Perthshire

Appeal after fatal crash at Machany Bridge, Perthshire 18 September 2018 One person has died following a one-vehicle crash in Perthshire.The accident happened on the Auchterarder to Muthill road at Machany Bridge at about 15:45.Police are appealing for anyone who...

Child cancer patients moved over water bacteria scare

Child cancer patients moved over water bacteria scare 18 September 2018 Image caption NHSGGC said patients in two wards will be moved Child cancer patients at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow have been moved from two wards due to problems with the water...

Rangers captain James Tavernier signs new contract at Ibrox

Rangers captain James Tavernier has signed a new contract with the Ibrox club until 2022.The 26-year-old Yorkshireman had been the subject of a £3 million bid from West Bromwich Albion during the summer but he has now committed his future to Rangers. Tavernier, who...

Teachers reject ‘derisory’ 3% pay increase

Teachers reject 'derisory' 3% pay increase 18 September 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption The teachers' side in the pay negotiations described the offer of a 3% increase as "derisory" Teachers' organisations have rejected a 3% pay increase, describing it as...

Man deliberately knocked down 14-year-old Motherwell fan

Man deliberately knocked down 14-year-old Motherwell fan 18 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Mortimer was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at a later date A teenage Motherwell fan was deliberately knocked down as he walked to a train...

Gus MacPherson leaves Queen’s Park to return to St Mirren as technical director

FORMER St Mirren manager Gus MacPherson has returned to the Paisley club as their technical director after resigning as Queen's Park's head coach.The 49-year-old, who spent seven years as St Mirren manager between 2003 and 2010, had been with the Hampden club since...

Criminal ordered to repay £120,000 cyberfraud windfall

Criminal ordered to repay £120,000 cyberfraud windfall 18 September 2018 Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Gavin Gray ran his card sharing business from his Bellshill home A man who made £120,000 through a cyberfraud card-sharing scheme has been ordered to...

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‘Mobile drugs lab’ dealer Robert Wright jailed

'Mobile drugs lab' dealer Robert Wright jailed 19 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Wright, who once owned a Peter Howson painting, was jailed for eight years A criminal once stripped of his art collection has been jailed for eight years after police...

From murder capital of Europe to role model for London

From murder capital of Europe to role model for London By Paul O'Hare BBC Scotland news website 19 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Scotland's homicide rate has more than halved over the last decade Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announces plans...

Train services disrupted after derailment at Inverness

Train services disrupted after derailment at Inverness 19 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Services from Inverness to Perth have been disrupted A freight train was derailed on the Highland Main Line after striking fallen branches.The incident...

Bjorn now knows what Ryder Cup captaincy is like says Ian Woosnam

When it comes to Ryder Cup wild cards, you’ll never please everybody. Ian Woosnam knows all about that.When the little Welshman didn’t opt for Thomas Bjorn as one of his captain’s picks for the 2006 tussle at the K-Club in Ireland, Bjorn launched the kind of fearsome...

Woman loses Aberdeen attempted murder appeal

Woman loses Aberdeen attempted murder appeal 19 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The incident happened at a flat in Aberdeen's Auldearn Place A woman jailed for taking part in the attempted murder of a man in Aberdeen while he slept has lost a bid...

Chew man Schoeman has sights on playing for Scotland

In the midst of attempting to establish a new culture within their squad Edinburgh Rugby looked to be in danger of going too far in seeking to bring more of an edge to their play when the South African prop they had signed was banned for biting an opponent’s...

Scottish economic growth outpaces UK

19 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Production output rose in Scotland in the second quarter by 0.6% The Scottish economy grew at a slightly faster rate than the UK as a whole during the spring months, according to official figures.An initial...

Scottish prison service rejects ‘transgender wings’ in jails

Scottish prison chiefs have rejected the idea of holding transgender inmates on separate wings, after concerns were raised that their policy was putting other prisoners at risk.Campaigners have claimed that the current policy, under which Scottish prisons are advised...

Man seriously hurt after shooting in Glasgow

Man seriously hurt after shooting in Glasgow 19 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Police were called to Cuthelton Terrace on Tuesday A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a shooting in the Shettleston area of Glasgow.Police said shots...

Man charged after death of 38-year-old in Easterhouse

Man charged after death of 38-year-old in Easterhouse 19 September 2018 Image copyright Police Scotland/Google Image caption Ronald Pattison died after being found injured at a property in Durno Path Police have charged a man in connection with the death of a man in...

Man seriously injured in Camelon road collision

Man seriously injured in Camelon road collision 19 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The crash happened on Glasgow Road, near to the Mariner Centre in Camelon A man has been seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision in Camelon, near Falkirk.The...

Man seriously injured in Camelon road collision

Man seriously injured in Camelon road collision 19 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The crash happened on Glasgow Road, near to the Mariner Centre in Camelon A man has been seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision in Camelon, near Falkirk.The...

Warnings in place as Storm Ali approaches

19 September 2018 Image copyright Met Office Image caption The amber alert will remain in place from 08:00 until 18:00 on Wednesday Travel disruption, power cuts and flying debris are possible as Storm Ali brings severe gales of up to 80mph to parts of Scotland.The...

Clare flattered by Alli comparisons

SEAN Clare, the new Hearts signing, has vowed to take inspiration from Dele Alli after drawing comparisons with the England midfielder.The Edinburgh club completed a major transfer coup by securing the highly rated 21-year-old, fighting off a number of interested...

Academics in drive to make code from space unbreakable

Academics in drive to make code from space unbreakable By Ken Macdonald BBC Scotland Science Correspondent 19 September 2018 Image caption Dr Ross Donaldson hopes to achieve affordable, unhackable data worldwide A Scottish laboratory has begun work on the UK's first...

‘Work needed’ to cut women prison numbers in Scotland

'Work needed' to cut women prison numbers in Scotland 19 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The new unit in Glasgow is part of a strategy aimed at reducing the number of women in custody Planning permission has been granted for the first of five...

Saving a little slice of JM Barrie’s Neverland

Saving a little slice of JM Barrie's Neverland By Giancarlo Rinaldi South Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website 19 September 2018 Image caption The gardens around Moat Brae were credited by Barrie as inspiring him to write Peter Pan Looking out of a small,...

Scottish government facing defeat over P1 assessments

Scottish government facing defeat over P1 assessments 19 September 2018 Image caption Primary school education has become a hot topic at Holyrood The Scottish government is facing defeat over national assessments for P1 pupils, with opposition parties uniting to...

Fine over £100,000 Scottish Tory donation

18 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images A Scottish Conservative fundraising group has been fined £400 by the Electoral Commission for failing to properly register a £100,000 donation.The fine was imposed on the Irvine Unionist Club over its "failure to provide...

Scotland’s migration needs ‘similar to UK’

18 September 2018 Related TopicsScotland Brexit Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The report argues that Scotland's economic situation is not sufficiently different from the rest of the UK to justify a very different migration policy A report into the...

Appeal after fatal crash at Machany Bridge, Perthshire

Appeal after fatal crash at Machany Bridge, Perthshire 18 September 2018 One person has died following a one-vehicle crash in Perthshire.The accident happened on the Auchterarder to Muthill road at Machany Bridge at about 15:45.Police are appealing for anyone who...

Child cancer patients moved over water bacteria scare

Child cancer patients moved over water bacteria scare 18 September 2018 Image caption NHSGGC said patients in two wards will be moved Child cancer patients at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow have been moved from two wards due to problems with the water...

Rangers captain James Tavernier signs new contract at Ibrox

Rangers captain James Tavernier has signed a new contract with the Ibrox club until 2022.The 26-year-old Yorkshireman had been the subject of a £3 million bid from West Bromwich Albion during the summer but he has now committed his future to Rangers. Tavernier, who...

Teachers reject ‘derisory’ 3% pay increase

Teachers reject 'derisory' 3% pay increase 18 September 2018 Image copyright PA Image caption The teachers' side in the pay negotiations described the offer of a 3% increase as "derisory" Teachers' organisations have rejected a 3% pay increase, describing it as...

Man deliberately knocked down 14-year-old Motherwell fan

Man deliberately knocked down 14-year-old Motherwell fan 18 September 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption Mortimer was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at a later date A teenage Motherwell fan was deliberately knocked down as he walked to a train...

Criminal ordered to repay £120,000 cyberfraud windfall

Criminal ordered to repay £120,000 cyberfraud windfall 18 September 2018 Image copyright Police Scotland Image caption Gavin Gray ran his card sharing business from his Bellshill home A man who made £120,000 through a cyberfraud card-sharing scheme has been ordered to...

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