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May offers EU nationals the right to stay after Brexit

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell.

Mundell: ‘Sturgeon must scrap indyref2 to remain in power’

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MSPs have launched a bid to scrap the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act. Picture; John Devlin

MSPs bid to scrap Offensive Behaviour at Football Act

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Tail docking row: could it cost Nicola Sturgeon votes?

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Charity offers to pay Barack Obama policing costs

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SNP MP condemns decision to hand peerage to Tory candidate

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Billy Connolly receives honorary degree from Strathclyde

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Mike Russell has confirmed that the Scottish Government's belief in independence has not changed.

Second independence vote ‘still on the table’

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Euan McColm: SNP is repeating Labour party’s mistakes

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Roseanna Cunningham said there had been a 'disappointing lack of engagement from the UK government'. Picture: John Devlin

Conflict warning over farm plans in Queen’s Speech

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Preparations taking place for the Royal Highland Show, which runs from today until Sunday. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Highland Show prepares to open under shadow of Brexit

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The SPA manages Police Scotland's 1.1bn budget

'Badly bruised' SPA boss fails to win watchdog backing

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay.

Mackay under pressure as tax take falls short of forecast

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Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the European Council in Brussels. Picture: AFP/BELGA/Thierry Roge/Getty Images

May offers EU nationals the right to stay after Brexit

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Michael Gove, Ruth Davidson and David Mundell at the Royal Highland Show. Picture: Greg Macvean

SNP accused of failing ‘hard-pressed farmers’ again

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Leader comment: Brexit denial is more malady than melody

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Checks find combustible cladding on seven tower blocks

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What can the SNP teach Theresa May about minority government?

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Tail docking row: could it cost Nicola Sturgeon votes?

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The first phase of HS2 is scheduled to start in December 2026. Picture: Contributed

FirstGroup and Stagecoach shortlisted to run HS2 railway

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Revellers arrive for the Glastonbury festival amid a heatwave on Wednesday. Picture: Getty

Scotland weather: record solstice heat fails to reach Scotland

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Many people commute from stations like Falkirk High. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Trains boost prosperity in Scotland’s towns

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John Lauder: active travel is the way forward

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Breich Station earmarked for first Scottish rail closure in 31 years

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Police attend incident at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary

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Billy Connolly receives honorary degree from Strathclyde

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US-style behaviour programme set for Scottish schools

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The course will offer students a route onto what is traditionally a highly competitive degree

First graduate-level medicine school to tackle GP staffing crisis

Health
Towerbank Primary School in Portobello was deemed to have defects. Picture: Jon Savage

Inspectors find four new city schools with defects, MSPs hear

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George K Yule: If firms want work-ready school leavers, give them experience

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Little progress made on education attainment gap in Scotland

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Scottish Government’s education record under fire

Education 8

Poll finds public support for music school at old Royal High

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The Scottish Gamekeepers Association, pictured protesting outside of the Scottish Parliament in 2014, has long called for the SNP administration to reverse a ban on the docking of working dogs' tails. 
Picture: Neil Hanna

Tail docking row: could it cost Nicola Sturgeon votes?

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People enjoy the hot weather on the beach in Bournemouth, Dorset, as temperatures soar across England and Wales. Picture: PA

Scotland reacts on twitter to hottest day of the year in England

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Amanda Bryan (right), chair of Crown Estate Scotland, with the Duffus family at Glenlivet.

Amanda Bryan: valuing the environment is vital

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Energy efficient lighting cuts costs

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Scotland’s first indoor vertical farm to start up in autumn

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Tidal energy park to be built off Islay

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Dr Alastair Martin: Switched-on customers changing energy market

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital yesterday. Picture; Getty

Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital

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Rugby hero Doddie Weir has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease.

Kevan Christie: Doddie Weir’s diagnosis raises awareness of the cruellest of diseases

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The course will offer students a route onto what is traditionally a highly competitive degree

First graduate-level medicine school to tackle GP staffing crisis

Health
Scotland needs more doctors, and the new graduate-level medical course is a step in the right direction, but this measure alone cannot plug the gap with only 40 places available each year. Picture: PA

Leader comment: Degree will not cure NHS ills

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Towerbank Primary School in Portobello was deemed to have defects. Picture: Jon Savage

Inspectors find four new city schools with defects, MSPs hear

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Scots buying enough alcohol to push population over drinking guidelines

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Glasgow’s heroin ‘safe’ site to seek immunity from police raids

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Rugby legend George ‘Doddie’ Weir diagnosed with MND

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John Swinney makes changes to named person scheme

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Hornby said the offer 'significantly undervalues' its future prospects. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Model trains firm Hornby rebuffs £27.4m takeover bid

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Whitbread is exposed to 'chillier winds' around the UK economy, writes Martin Flanagan. Picture: Contributed

Martin Flanagan: Whitbread wakes up and smells the headwinds

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Costa owner Whitbread faces headwinds as consumer spending is squeezed by inflation. Picture: Newscast/PA Wire

Whitbread reverses sales decline at coffee arm Costa

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Scotland weather: record solstice heat fails to reach Scotland

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May offers EU nationals the right to stay after Brexit

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'By investing now, farmers can make their businesses more resilient,' says Bank of Scotland's Sandy Hay. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Sandy Hay: Funding for the future of Scottish farming

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'Desire for profit does not extend to putting people's safety at risk,' says DJ Alexander boss David Alexander. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

David Alexander: Fire safety a key priority in rented sector

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Whitbread is exposed to 'chillier winds' around the UK economy, writes Martin Flanagan. Picture: Contributed

Martin Flanagan: Whitbread wakes up and smells the headwinds

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European Union Council President Donald Tusk has tried to suggest that Brexit might not mean Brexit after all.

Leader comment: Brexit denial is more malady than melody

Opinion 1

Louise Macdonald: Young people important to future of national parks

Opinion
Barley is an important crop but it is under threat

Colin West: Barley supply is becoming increasingly uncertain and we must take some major steps quickly

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Queen Elizabeth II during the Queen's speech. Picture; Getty

Bill Jamieson: Hung parliament has its benefits too

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Alastair Bonnington: Political prejudices produce lies and prevent public debate on real facts

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William Loneskie: No audition needed for leading part – it’s plane

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Logan Steele: Planning for a death should be made as simple, secure and painless as possible

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Elaine Logan: Teaching strategies that go well beyond school

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Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick had already been on indefinite leave. Picture: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

Under-pressure Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick quits

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Brussels Central Station evacuated after ‘explosion’

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American student Otto Warmbier died at home after returning from North Korea last week. Picture; AP

US student sent home from North Korea dies

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Champs-Elysees Paris attack: man ‘downed’ after driving into police

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Dominic Hinde: Vague Brexit approach means UK is in for ‘wild two years’

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Popular tourist resort in Mali ‘under attack’

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Canada’s New Edinburgh up in arms over sewer pipe plan

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Loganair Cabin Crew Chloe Stott (centre) with her mum Katy Stott (right) and grandmother Freida Devin. Picture: PA

Daughter of first baby born on Loganair joins airline’s cabin crew

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Pint-size filly MicroBoo with owner Jen Baldwin-Murphy. Picture: SWNS

Meet the adorable MicroBoo - one of Britain’s smallest horses

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When taking out a funeral plan, check what it does and does not cover

Logan Steele: Planning for a death should be made as simple, secure and painless as possible

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It has been suggested that Brexit will create a 'sea of opportunity' for the fishing industry. Picture: Getty

Dr Lyndsey Dodds: New technology can prove to be a net gain for our fishing industry

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Counter terrorism officers at the scene of the London Bridge  attack. Picture: Getty

Roddy Gow: ‘Good men’ must do something if we are to survive these turbulent times

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In this Feb. 29, 2016, photo, American student Otto Warmbier cries while speaking to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea. The family of Warmbier who died days after being released from North Korea in a coma says the 22-year-old "has completed his journey home." Warmbier died Monday, June 19, 2017, relatives said in a statement. He arrived in Ohio on June 13, 2017, after being held for more than 17 months. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

Obituary: Otto Warmbier, American student who died after imprisonment by North Korea

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Bill Walker, with wife Mavis, was first elected in 1979

Obituary: Bill Walker, controversial Conservative MP with a passion for flying

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Popular actor Stephen Furst in 2008 (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Obituary: Stephen Furst, American actor best known for St Elsewhere and Babylon 5

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Frances Colquhoun

Obituary: Frances Colquhoun, artist, gardener, actress and campaigner

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Billy Connolly receives honorary degree from Strathclyde

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Carrie Fisher's autopsy revealed she had cocaine and other hard drugs in her system.

Carrie Fisher had hard drugs in her system autopsy confirms

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Ant McPartlin, left, say he's "let people down" ahead of reportedly entering rehab following a battle with depression, alcohol and substance abuse. Picture: PA

Ant McPartlin ‘truly sorry’ as presenter checks into rehab

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Brian Cox, plays Churchill in the hours up to the D-Day Landings in the film Churchill, out now. Pic Greg Macvean

Interview: Brian Cox on playing Sir Winston Churchill

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