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MSPs submit Scottish Parliament motion praising Fidel Castro

Politics 57

Borders Railway fails to meet expected first-year growth

The initial surge in passengers on the Borders Railway was reversed in the second half of its first year, official figures showed today.

Transport 7
Sunshine for the month of November was significantly higher than the 30-year average. Picture: Flickr

Unusually dry and sunny November breaks Scots records

Environment

Banning children using Scots language ‘damages education’

To tell a child that the Scots language is corrupt is potentially damaging and hold back educational attainment, the Scots Scriever has said.

Politics 37
Mary Slessor , from Dundee, a missionary who worked to tackle barbarism against children in south Nigeria. PIC: Centre for the Study of World Christianity,
University of Edinburgh.

Mary Slessor: the Scot who took on 19th Century African tribes

News

Hebrides Range missile range secure until 2028

Politics 3

Nicola Sturgeon urges Europeans to stand up to rising xenophobia

News 23

Antoine Maury family informed after body found in Duddingston Loch

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Mhairi Black. Picture: House of Commons

Mhairi Black launches benefit sanctions private member’s bill

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As Greens from across Europe met in Glasgow, the Scottish partys co-convener Maggie Chapman said they would support moves for another independence referendum,  should it prove necessary. Picture: Greg Macvean

Greens vow to back indyref2 vote to protect EU membership

News 27

Joyce McMillan: Do even the Tories know what they stand for?

Joyce McMillan
Joyce McMillan
Robbie Neilson prior to his final match as Hearts manager. Picture: SNS

Is the grass always greener? SPFL managers who left for England

Premiership
Hearts director of football Craig Levein speaks to the media ahead of tomorrow's clash with Ross County. Picture: SNS

Craig Levein on departure of Neilson and where next for Hearts

Hearts 12
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg celebrates winning the World Championship with his wife Vivian after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

New world champion Nico Rosberg retires from Formula One

Motorsport 2
Rangers are interested in former Liverpool midfielder Joao Teixeira. Picture: Getty

Rumour Mill: Rangers eye Teixeira | Souness criticises King | Hibs moved for Pennant and Osman

Premiership 179

Graeme Souness: Dave King paying for £30m investment claim

Rangers 16

Hearts ready to move for Ian Cathro

Hearts 8

Hibs boss makes ambitious moves to solve midfield crisis

Hibernian 3

Neil Lennon: What more could Robbie Neilson have done?

Hearts 5
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers shows fans the Betfred Cup. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Brendan Rodgers: I want to win but trophies won’t change me

Celtic 4
Menzies said the WH Smith deal is its biggest ever retail logistics contract. Picture: Contributed

Menzies drives off with major WH Smith contract

Companies
PureLifi said the trial in Singapore is the largest so far for its wireless technology. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh tech spin-out sees the light in Singapore

Tech
Grangemouth has seen an upturn in the 'reefer' business. Picture: Peter Devlin

Grangemouth container traffic hits four-year high

Transport

Electronics firm Semefab invests £1.25m in Fife site

Tech

St Andrews Links tees up clothing deal with Japan’s TSI

Media & Leisure
Fierce Beer was set up by David McHardy, left, and Dave Grant. Picture: Contributed

Fierce Beer doubling up after early sales surge

Retail
The Enchanted Forest. Picture: submitted

Enchanted Forest named UK’s best cultural event

Art
Roger Cox PIC: Neil Hanna Photography, www.neilhannaphotography.co.uk

Roger Cox: My top 40 books about the outdoors (part two)

Outdoors 2
Jonathan Pryce. Picture: submitted

Game of Thrones ‘High Sparrow’ gives Edinburgh Napier talk

News
The Samson sisters Mary McDonald and Pat McLean were enjoyed seeing Joan Eardleys work. Picture: Neil Hanna

Scottish National Gallery reveals unknown Joan Eardley works

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