Nicola Sturgeon: Politicians ‘united in defence of democracy’

Nicola Sturgeon has said all General Election campaigners will be “united in defence of our democracy” as the campaigning formally resumes.

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Simon Murray dives after tangling with Massimo Donati. Picture: SNS.

Dundee Utd 0-0 Hamilton: Thriller leaves all to play for

A night of incredible drama at Tannadice yielded nothing in the way of goals but enough talking points to keep everyone occupied until Sunday’s second-leg, at least.

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Lewis Hamilton is six points behind Sebastian Vettel. Picture: Getty.

Lewis Hamilton trails as Sebastian Vettel sets pace in Monaco

Lewis Hamilton is uncertain whether he will be able to challenge championship rival Sebastian Vettel for pole position in Monaco.

Ernie Els talks to rules official Simon Higginbottom on the 14th hole. Picture: Getty Images

Ernie Els is happy with his course of action at PGA

Ernie Els believes he got two major decisions right after calling a penalty on himself in the first round of the BMW PGA Championship.

Eilidh MacLeod, 14, from Barra. Picture: SWNS

Manchester attack: Barra grieves for teenager Eilidh MacLeod

The parents of Eilidh MacLeod have paid tribute to their “vivacious” daughter after it was confirmed she was among the 22 victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester.

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Donald Trump was rebuked by Theresa May over intelligence leaks. Picture: Getty Images

US promises crackdown after Manchester investigation leaks

US president Donald Trump was forced to calm a growing row between UK and US intelligence services after a series of leaks from the Manchester bombing investigation that infuriated investigators and hurt grieving families.

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Bobby Madden kept his refereeing career on track despite fighting cancer. Picture: SNS.

Aberdeen-Celtic cup final will not faze fereee Bobby Madden

Any abuse the comes the way of Scottish Cup final referee Bobby Madden from the stands, streets or cyberspace will never floor the 38-year-old. Not when the former runner kept his career in football on track even after developing thyroid cancer.

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The Princess Royal and Right Rev Dr Derek Browning, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. PICTURE: ANDREW  O'BRIEN

Kirk agrees to apologise for failing to recognise gay people

The 2017 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland agreed on Thursday that the Kirk should apologise individually and corporately for failing to recognise the Christian vocation of gay people.

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Gay minister Rev Scott Rennie speaks during the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland yesterday.

Leader comment: Kirk is right to apologise

To the outside observer, the process must seem painfully slow, but it is encouraging to see the Church of Scotland move a significant step closer to allowing its ministers to carry out same-sex marriages.

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot arrives at court.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot found guilty of sex offences

Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been convicted of a string of sex offences against schoolboys he took on trips to Scotland more than 35 years ago.

Kalyani Uthaman suffered multiple organ failure after the scalding and died in hospital. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh hotel pays compensation over shower scalding death

The family of a tourist who died after being scalded in an Edinburgh hotel shower has received an apology and compensation from the owners.

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Scottish Police Authority chairman, Andrew Flanagan. Picture: Michael Gillen

Scottish Police Authority chairman loses confidence of MSPs

A cross-party committee of MSPs has heaped pressure on the chairman of the Scottish Police Authority by saying it has “no confidence” in his leadership.

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Barack Obama is in Edinburgh on Friday.

Details of Barack Obama dinner in Edinburgh revealed

Guests at a charity dinner with former US president Barack Obama will be given the chance to bid for a part in the next film of the Harry Potter franchise.

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Revellers from Airdrie enjoying the sun on Ayr beach. Picture: SWNS

Scotland’s weather: Scots bask in record mini-heatwave

Scots are being urged to bask in a record-breaking mini-heatwave while they can as cooler temperatures and thunderstorms are set to move in towards the end of the bank holiday weekend.

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People gathered for a vigil in Manchester's Albert Square on Tuesday evening. Picture: PA

David Walsh: A love letter to Manchester

The humanity shown in adversity by his fellow Mancunians offers a way forward for a world confronted with terror, writes David Walsh

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View from the top. Picture: Contributed

How to bag 3 Munros in 3 hours: Climbing the Cairnwell Trio

Ascending a peak over three thousand feet usually takes the best part of a day, but this trio of peaks in the Cairngorms National Park can be bagged in three hours by fit walkers.


Thursday market close: Footsie closes flat, dragged by oil prices

Commodity stocks weighed on the FTSE 100 Index as oil prices tumbled, signalling investor disappointment over reports that Opec had failed to agree to deepen production cuts to fight the global glut.

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Vermilion was a recent success for the Quest team, above, from left: Duncan Thorburn, Graeme Henry, Marcus Noble, Scott Carnegie, Stuart Mitchell and Andrew Hope.  Picture: Stewart Attwood

Fintech dealmaker optimistic about industry’s Scottish prospects

Quest Corporate, the Edinburgh-based boutique corporate finance advisory firm, celebrated a stellar 2016 rounded off by one of the year’s largest fintech deals.

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Daniel Broby  of CeFRI sees blockchain unlocking opportunities.

Where do I learn skills needed to work in Scotland’s fintech sector?

From the days when Clydeside rattled with the roar of shipbuilding to oil and steel manufacturing, engineering and medical breakthroughs, brewing, textiles and agriculture, Scottish industry and skills have led the way.

Meeting the challenges that each industry brings, evolving to meet fresh demands and carving a successful reputation as a world leader – whether in distilling or banking, jute, journalism or Dolly the Sheep – Scotland has consistently punched above its weight.

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Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, where the Honours of Scotland were held. PIC: Flickr/Creative Commons./Christian Kadluba.

The women who smuggled Crown Jewels from Dunnottar Castle

With a pledge to throw the jewels into the sea rather than let them fall into English hands, six women were linked to an audacious plot to remove the Honours of Scotland from Dunnottar Castle as it was encircled by Oliver Cromwell’s forces.

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