Big Interview: Celtic legend Bobby Lennox on his statue, Saltcoats and why being known as a good guy is all you can ask for

THE living room door bursts open and in walks one of Scotland’s greatest sporting sons. And he’s singing.Bobby Lennox, Lisbon Lion, Celtic legend and all-round good bloke is in fine form. He’s 75 now but looks and sounds younger. The eyes remain filled with his...

Celtic legend Bobby Lennox in home town statue honour

Celtic legend Bobby Lennox in home town statue honour 18 November 2018 Image caption A legend unveiled: John Clark did the honours to reveal the tribute A Celtic legend has been honoured with a statue in his Ayrshire home town.Bobby Lennox is considered to be one of...

Biker fighting for life after Rutherglen crash

Biker fighting for life after Rutherglen crash 18 November 2018 Image copyright Google A 24-year-old man has been seriously injured following a crash in Rutherglen on Saturday.His Harley Davidson motorbike and a BMW car collided on Stonelaw Road, near the junction...

Big Interview: Celtic legend Bobby Lennox on his statue, Saltcoats and why being known as a good guy is all you can ask for

THE living room door bursts open and in walks one of Scotland’s greatest sporting sons. And he’s singing.Bobby Lennox, Lisbon Lion, Celtic legend and all-round good bloke is in fine form. He’s 75 now but looks and sounds younger. The eyes remain filled with his...

Man seriously hurt after being knocked to ground in Ayrshire fight

Man seriously hurt after being knocked to ground in Ayrshire fight 18 November 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The incident took place outside the Buf in Main Street A man has been seriously hurt after a disturbance in Ayrshire.He had been walking along Main...

Albania 0 Scotland 4: James Forrest at the double as Alex McLeish’s injury-ravaged side coast to emphatic win

IT would not be at all unlike Scotland, given their propensity over the years for snatching defeat and failure from the jaws of victory and glory, to slip up just when it matters most against Israel at Hampden this Tuesday evening.The national team’s final Group C1...

Nicola Sturgeon confirms SNP MPs will vote against Brexit deal

Nicola Sturgeon confirms SNP MPs will vote against Brexit deal 18 November 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image caption Nicola Sturgeon said it would be "irresponsible" for the House of Commons to vote in favour of the draft Brexit deal Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed her...

‘Despicable’ theft from ambulance workers on call-out

A medical bag was stolen from ambulance workers as they responded to a call-out, in what police described as a “despicable” act. The green rucksack with the words Emergency Medical Response contained drugs which could be harmful if misused, police said. Can you help...

Emergency bag stolen from Edinburgh ambulance

Emergency bag stolen from Edinburgh ambulance 18 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ambulance was attending to a patient in Edinburgh Police have described as "despicable" the theft of a medical bag from an ambulance in Edinburgh.It was...

How running ‘helped me to reach my clean Sundays’

How running 'helped me to reach my clean Sundays' By Siobhann Dunn BBC Scotland 18 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images "On a Sunday, instead of lying on a couch rattling, I am getting up and preparing to be the best I can at something," says Ronnie Hart.Ronnie,...

Scotland’s papers: The political battle over Brexit

Scotland's papers: The political battle over Brexit 18 November 2018 BBC News -...

Dabbur danger for Scotland as striker transfers club form to international arena

FROM Scotland’s perspective, Munas Dabbur could not have chosen a worse time to dispel the argument that he never replicates his club form on international duty.The Red Bull Salzburg forward had scored just once for Israel – against the minnows of Andorra – heading...

Man injured in Renfrewshire knife attack

A man has been seriously hurt in a knife attack in Renfrewshire.The 33-year-old was found in Graham Street, Johnstone, with injuries to his head and face on Friday. He is receiving treatment at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where his condition is...

Murray, Soares aim for No.1 spot after falling short in ATP Finals

JAMIE Murray lost his chance to win the ATP Finals for the first time yesterday but the Scot believes he and Bruno Soares can go on to be the No 1 doubles pair in the world.Having won all three of their round-robin matches at London’s O2, Murray and Soares were beaten...

Neil MacKay: Scotland’s unsolved murders

COLD case officers never give up. This week brought new signs that murder squad detectives investigating Scotland's most infamous unsolved crime - the disappearance of Renee MacRae and her three-year-old son Andrew - were getting closer to the truth. It may be 42...

The incredible journey of Peter Millar and Bobby Waugh from the west of Scotland to Boca Juniors

In a vestibule area at a Scots American social club a short drive from the centre of New York City, there is an anonymous black-and- white picture of two neatly attired young men in rival strips smiling for the camera. The caption below indicates the scene: Rosario,...

Ayr 0 Morton 0: Moffat to the rescue after Moore stupidity

CRAIG Moore may have been tempted to buy his team-mate Michael Moffat a pint to say thanks last night. If footballers are allowed a pint that is. Moore was stupidly sent off on the hour for a petulant kick on Gregor Buchanan. Half-an-hour later, Moffat saved the home...

School of hard knocks toughened up Aberdeen and Scotland defender Scott McKenna

The sanitised environment of the football academy has taken precedence in the rearing of a lot of young players but Scott McKenna's journey to the heart of the Scotland national team has involved rather more stress than most.First, the player who has been lauded as...

Falkirk 1 Partick Thistle 1: First point of Gary Caldwell’s Thistle reign, but visitors felt they should have had more

For the best part of an hour at The Falkirk Stadium yesterday, the crunch bottom of the table encounter between the hosts and Partick Thistle was one of the best arguments yet for reintroducing alcohol to Scottish football.Eventually though, a match broke out after...

Government to consider tighter control of fireworks

Government to consider tighter control of fireworks 18 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The aim is to reduce dangerous and anti-social behaviour around bonfire night The Scottish government is to consider tighter controls on the use of...

Scotland 20 South Africa 26: Scots left ruing missed opportunities as Springboks see out nailbiting victory

A Springbok can reach a fair old lick on the savannahs of the Highveld so Scotland deserve credit for matching fifteen of them yesterday pretty much stride for stride. Yet when Elton Jantjies smashed the ball into the stands to bring an end to this mesmerising...

Father figure Steven Fletcher savours netting on his Scotland comeback – and targets Israel win

STEVEN Fletcher last night targeted a win over Israel and a Euro 2020 play-off place after scoring on his first appearance for Scotland in 13 months.Fletcher buried a penalty against Albania in the Boro Lorici Stadium in added-on time at the end of the first-half. His...

Scotland marks out of ten: James Forrest is the star in a much welcomed win in Albania

Aside from a couple of crosses which went close-ish to his goal, this was an easy night for the Scotland goalkeeper. It’s not often you get to say that. 6 Callum Paterson Let’s begin with his moustache. Just naw. He was beaten a few times in the first-half by Rangers’...

Albania 0 Scotland 4: James Forrest at the double as Alex McLeish’s injury-ravaged side coast to emphatic win

IT would not be at all unlike Scotland, given their propensity over the years for snatching defeat and failure from the jaws of victory and glory, to slip up just when it matters most against Israel at Hampden this Tuesday evening.The national team’s final Group C1...

Glasgow Pride doubts as police asked to probe books

GLASGOW Pride has asked the police to look in to its books amid growing concern over both its future as an organisation and that of its annual celebration. The charity has been rocked by a series of departures and public rows ever since its 2018 festival was widely...

Doddie brings tears and laughter to the Mercat Cross

A TOAST to absent friends over lunch yesterday was more poignant than usual. It is difficult to see South Africa in town without thinking about one of their finest, Joost van der Westhuizen, now sadly no longer with us having succumbed to motor neurone disease more...

Alex McLeish insists there’s nothing sinister in Scotland call-offs as Kieran Tierney becomes the ninth to withdraw

ALEX McLeish last night denied there was anything “sinister” in the high number of withdrawals from the Scotland squad for the Nations League matches with Albania and Israel matches after Kieran Tierney became the ninth player to pull out.McLeish revealed that Celtic...

In pictures: Edinburgh Zoo lights up with giant lanterns

In pictures: Edinburgh Zoo lights up with giant lanterns 17 November 2018 Image copyright PA Edinburgh Zoo is famous for its giant pandas, but this winter it will be known for slightly more mythical creatures.The attraction has been transformed by more than 450 giant...

David Mundell pledges to back Theresa May’s Brexit

David Mundell pledges to back Theresa May's Brexit 17 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Scottish Secretary David Mundell has backed the prime minister as she faces what he called an "unprecedented onslaught" over Brexit.Mr Mundell insisted the alternatives to...

Scottish students hit by fake emails

University students hit by wave of fake tax refund emails By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter 17 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images University students have been bombarded with fake tax refund emails in the last month, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has...

The Sports Diary: Scotland withdrawals, Rangers appeals and a paltry expense claim …

WE all have to leave our youth behind at some point. Look, there it goes, sobbing and waving in your rearview mirror as you accelerate away down the winding highway towards wizened, crotchety fustiness and beyond.By the time you pull over at the first layby on the...

Man, 33, seriously hurt after “violent” Johnstone knife attack

Man, 33, seriously hurt after "violent" Johnstone knife attack 17 November 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The man was found seriously hurt in Graham Street A man has been left with serious injuries after a knife attack in Johnstone.The 33-year-old was...

Strakosha the man Scots need to get past

Whoever shoulders the responsibility of spearheading the Scottish attack tonight will soon find themselves face-to-face with a daunting obstacle that goes by the name Thomas Strakosha.The Lazio goalkeeper has established himself as Albania’s No.1 under Italian manager...

Scotland raises more than £4m for Children in Need

17 November 2018 Image caption Jackie Bird and Pudsey bear brought the show to Scottish viewers Fundraisers in Scotland have contributed £4.17m for Children in Need.The total forms part of a record-breaking UK total of £50.6m during Friday's event.Children in Need has...

Second death after Fife car crash

17 November 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The crash happened on the A915, Standing Stane Road, near Kirkcaldy. A second person has died following a crash near Kirkcaldy in Fife.The 17-year-old died at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital, where he was...

Passion for past inspires Cana’s future ambitions

AN air of familiarity will provide some cultural comfort for those Scots embarking on a maiden voyage to Albania this weekend. An obsession with football is one common trait as will become apparent when the nations square off for only the second time in Shkoder this...

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Celtic legend Bobby Lennox in home town statue honour

Celtic legend Bobby Lennox in home town statue honour 18 November 2018 Image caption A legend unveiled: John Clark did the honours to reveal the tribute A Celtic legend has been honoured with a statue in his Ayrshire home town.Bobby Lennox is considered to be one of...

Biker fighting for life after Rutherglen crash

Biker fighting for life after Rutherglen crash 18 November 2018 Image copyright Google A 24-year-old man has been seriously injured following a crash in Rutherglen on Saturday.His Harley Davidson motorbike and a BMW car collided on Stonelaw Road, near the junction...

Man seriously hurt after being knocked to ground in Ayrshire fight

Man seriously hurt after being knocked to ground in Ayrshire fight 18 November 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The incident took place outside the Buf in Main Street A man has been seriously hurt after a disturbance in Ayrshire.He had been walking along Main...

Nicola Sturgeon confirms SNP MPs will vote against Brexit deal

Nicola Sturgeon confirms SNP MPs will vote against Brexit deal 18 November 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image caption Nicola Sturgeon said it would be "irresponsible" for the House of Commons to vote in favour of the draft Brexit deal Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed her...

‘Despicable’ theft from ambulance workers on call-out

A medical bag was stolen from ambulance workers as they responded to a call-out, in what police described as a “despicable” act. The green rucksack with the words Emergency Medical Response contained drugs which could be harmful if misused, police said. Can you help...

Emergency bag stolen from Edinburgh ambulance

Emergency bag stolen from Edinburgh ambulance 18 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ambulance was attending to a patient in Edinburgh Police have described as "despicable" the theft of a medical bag from an ambulance in Edinburgh.It was...

How running ‘helped me to reach my clean Sundays’

How running 'helped me to reach my clean Sundays' By Siobhann Dunn BBC Scotland 18 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images "On a Sunday, instead of lying on a couch rattling, I am getting up and preparing to be the best I can at something," says Ronnie Hart.Ronnie,...

Man injured in Renfrewshire knife attack

A man has been seriously hurt in a knife attack in Renfrewshire.The 33-year-old was found in Graham Street, Johnstone, with injuries to his head and face on Friday. He is receiving treatment at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where his condition is...

Murray, Soares aim for No.1 spot after falling short in ATP Finals

JAMIE Murray lost his chance to win the ATP Finals for the first time yesterday but the Scot believes he and Bruno Soares can go on to be the No 1 doubles pair in the world.Having won all three of their round-robin matches at London’s O2, Murray and Soares were beaten...

Neil MacKay: Scotland’s unsolved murders

COLD case officers never give up. This week brought new signs that murder squad detectives investigating Scotland's most infamous unsolved crime - the disappearance of Renee MacRae and her three-year-old son Andrew - were getting closer to the truth. It may be 42...

Ayr 0 Morton 0: Moffat to the rescue after Moore stupidity

CRAIG Moore may have been tempted to buy his team-mate Michael Moffat a pint to say thanks last night. If footballers are allowed a pint that is. Moore was stupidly sent off on the hour for a petulant kick on Gregor Buchanan. Half-an-hour later, Moffat saved the home...

Government to consider tighter control of fireworks

Government to consider tighter control of fireworks 18 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The aim is to reduce dangerous and anti-social behaviour around bonfire night The Scottish government is to consider tighter controls on the use of...

Glasgow Pride doubts as police asked to probe books

GLASGOW Pride has asked the police to look in to its books amid growing concern over both its future as an organisation and that of its annual celebration. The charity has been rocked by a series of departures and public rows ever since its 2018 festival was widely...

Doddie brings tears and laughter to the Mercat Cross

A TOAST to absent friends over lunch yesterday was more poignant than usual. It is difficult to see South Africa in town without thinking about one of their finest, Joost van der Westhuizen, now sadly no longer with us having succumbed to motor neurone disease more...

In pictures: Edinburgh Zoo lights up with giant lanterns

In pictures: Edinburgh Zoo lights up with giant lanterns 17 November 2018 Image copyright PA Edinburgh Zoo is famous for its giant pandas, but this winter it will be known for slightly more mythical creatures.The attraction has been transformed by more than 450 giant...

David Mundell pledges to back Theresa May’s Brexit

David Mundell pledges to back Theresa May's Brexit 17 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Scottish Secretary David Mundell has backed the prime minister as she faces what he called an "unprecedented onslaught" over Brexit.Mr Mundell insisted the alternatives to...

Scottish students hit by fake emails

University students hit by wave of fake tax refund emails By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter 17 November 2018 Image copyright Getty Images University students have been bombarded with fake tax refund emails in the last month, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has...

Strakosha the man Scots need to get past

Whoever shoulders the responsibility of spearheading the Scottish attack tonight will soon find themselves face-to-face with a daunting obstacle that goes by the name Thomas Strakosha.The Lazio goalkeeper has established himself as Albania’s No.1 under Italian manager...

Scotland raises more than £4m for Children in Need

17 November 2018 Image caption Jackie Bird and Pudsey bear brought the show to Scottish viewers Fundraisers in Scotland have contributed £4.17m for Children in Need.The total forms part of a record-breaking UK total of £50.6m during Friday's event.Children in Need has...

Second death after Fife car crash

17 November 2018 Image copyright Google Image caption The crash happened on the A915, Standing Stane Road, near Kirkcaldy. A second person has died following a crash near Kirkcaldy in Fife.The 17-year-old died at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital, where he was...

Passion for past inspires Cana’s future ambitions

AN air of familiarity will provide some cultural comfort for those Scots embarking on a maiden voyage to Albania this weekend. An obsession with football is one common trait as will become apparent when the nations square off for only the second time in Shkoder this...

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