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Scottish private schools face £5m business rate tax hike

Politics
Donald Trump outside the Turnberry clubhouse in 2015. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Trump Turnberry receives £110,000 tax rebate

Politics
The policy of free university tuition lies at the heart of the wider principle of universal benefits in Scotland. Picture: Neil Hanna

Scott Macnab: Scotland stands alone on tuition fees

Opinion

Nicola Sturgeon and Welsh FM step up opposition to Brexit plans

General Election

Escalating violence among Scottish gangs prompts police warning

News

What can we expect from the 2017 GERS figures?

Politics

Widow who left remote Scots isle 164 years ago honoured for creating ‘dynasty’

News
Kirkwall, Orknery: Picture: Donald MacLeod

Orkney and Shetland ferry fares to be slashed next year

Transport

Martyn McLaughlin: Statues from our dark past must remain for all to see

Martyn McLaughlin
Citibase said its survey results were a 'wake-up call' for government. Picture: John Devlin

Small firms ‘resilient’ amid faltering trust on Brexit deal

Management
A class for older people to learn social networking in Leith. Pensioners are more likely to lack digital skills, a report has found. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Almost a quarter of Scots ‘lack basic digital skills’

Tech 6
Finance secretary Derek Mackay will face the media on Wednesday following the publication of the 2017 GERS report. Picture: Lisa Ferguson/TSPL

What can we expect from the 2017 GERS figures?

Politics 43
Back view of focused young programmer in glasses writing code and eating pizza

Police ‘need thousands of volunteers’ to help defeat cyber crime

Politics
The festival is a major draw and money-spinner in Edinburgh, but some of the profits come at the expense of seasonal employees being paid less than the Living Wage. Picture: PA

Leader comment: City council takes welcome lead over festival exploitation

Politics
The policy of free university tuition lies at the heart of the wider principle of universal benefits in Scotland. Picture: Neil Hanna

Scott Macnab: Scotland stands alone on tuition fees

Opinion 1

Martyn McLaughlin: Statues from our dark past must remain for all to see

Opinion

Chris Marshall: Only proactive policing can counter anti-social blight

Opinion 1

Scottish private schools face £5m business rate tax hike

Politics 38

Sheriff writes letter to tug-of-love children detailing court ruling

News
Waverley extended platform 12 Picture: Network Rail

Pictures of the new look Waverley station released

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A screenshot from the video shows the sheep turning to face the van before running off again. Picture: Contributed

Video: Angry driver’s expletive-laden rant at sheep goes viral

Odd 3
Kirkwall, Orknery: Picture: Donald MacLeod

Orkney and Shetland ferry fares to be slashed next year

Transport 5
Police are hunting for the man

Police hunt man who lifted woman’s skirt on Edinburgh train

News 5

Ford offers major cash incentive to trade in ‘dirtiest’ cars

Transport 1

Calls for Theresa May to commit to northern high-speed rail

Transport 2

Cyclist sues Edinburgh Council £50k for tram fall

News

Man arrested as police continue Ferry Road enquiries

News
The policy of free university tuition lies at the heart of the wider principle of universal benefits in Scotland. Picture: Neil Hanna

Scott Macnab: Scotland stands alone on tuition fees

Opinion 1
FACT: 49 per cent of all independent school attendees are girls.

Too elite? Independent school myths debunked

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A review by Nicola Sturgeon's government has called for an end to the arrangement that sees private schools excused from the levy courtesy of their charitable status. Picture: PA

Scottish private schools face £5m business rate tax hike

Politics 38
Fettes College, Scotland's most expensive school

Fettes College in Edinburgh has highest school fees in Scotland

Education 14
The First Minister's reading challenge is being extended from primary to secondary schools.

Leader comment: Reading scheme keeps pupils on the right page

Opinion 2
The First Ministers Reading Challenge will be trialled up to S3 at six schools to help stem the drop in reading for pleasure when pupils move from primary to secondary school.

Nicola Sturgeon’s reading challenge expanded to more schools

Education 28
'Super-sized' classes are on the rise, according to new figures. Picture: TSPL

‘Super-sized’ Scottish primary school classes soar by third

Education 113

Volunteer teachers can close the attainment gap, say Tories

Education 32

Vince Cable says SNP free tuition fees policy is unsustainable

News 21

Elizabeth Stokoe: Four tips for university clearing applications

Opinion

War of words over poorer Scots’ access to universities

Politics 9
A heavy rain warning has been extended to Scotland

Scotland’s weather: yellow warning as heavy rain expected

News 8
Ecologists believe the deep shade rhododendron casts is responsible for the impact on native plants. Picture: PA

Scots plants ‘need help’ to recover from rhododendrons invasion

Environment
A screenshot from the video shows the sheep turning to face the van before running off again. Picture: Contributed

Video: Angry driver’s expletive-laden rant at sheep goes viral

Odd 3
Ford's scrappage scheme looks to remove the most polluting cars off the UK's roads. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ford offers major cash incentive to trade in ‘dirtiest’ cars

Transport 1

Ilona Amos: Is “deformed” geology an insurmountable obstacle for fracking?

Opinion

How can I see the total solar eclipse on Monday?

News 6

New fund could help spark a rural energy revolution

News 4
The man was Tasered by police.

Man killed sister after leaving Royal Edinburgh hospital

News 5
Each Baby Box is handmade and individually packed. Picture: SWNS

Nearly 10,000 Scottish parents sign up for baby box

News 16
Sarah Glendinning is being treated for breast cancer at Edinburgh ECMC. Photograph: Lesley Martin

Edinburgh research to find which cancer patients need chemo

News
In 1972 Celtic goalkeeper Evan Williams dives to keep the ball from Pat Stanton of Hibs at Parkhead

Insight: Has football become too dangerous for our children?

Football 7
The fact that drug deaths in Scotland rose by nearly a quarter in 2016 compared with 2015 has reignited debate. Picture: Getty/iStockphoto

Euan McColm: Real reasons we failed to reform drugs policy

Opinion 14
Sarah Glendinning is being treated for breast cancer at Edinburgh ECMC. Photograph: Lesley Martin

£3m boost for cancer centres in Edinburgh and Glasgow

News

Sarah Brown praises role of Scots in helping Malawi’s mothers

News 1

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

News 2

Health fears as traffic fumes shown to damage immune system

News 2

New card ensures pets aren’t left alone if you fall ill

UK

UK

Lidl enjoyed an 18.9% surge in sales to overtake Waitrose. Picture: Kimberley Powell

Lidl overtakes Waitrose as seventh-biggest supermarket

Retail 1
The judges and presenters for The Great British Bake Off (left to right) Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Picture: Channel 4

Great British Bake Off review: ‘Prue and Noel Fielding on a leash’

TV & Radio
Ford's scrappage scheme looks to remove the most polluting cars off the UK's roads. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ford offers major cash incentive to trade in ‘dirtiest’ cars

Transport 1
Tom, 29, from Edinburgh will be aiming to win this year's Great British Bake Off. Picture: PA

Edinburgh architect hoping for Great British Bake Off success

News

Bradley Walsh lined up for sidekick role in Doctor Who - reports

TV & Radio 1

Festival review: Doune The Rabbit Hole

UK

Interview: Arnold Schwarzenegger on making Wonders of the Sea and turning 70

UK

New images show Margot Robbie in Mary Queen of Scots film

News
Ewan McGregor as Renton slips into a heroin-fuelled daze. Picture: PA

Calum Henderson: Trainspotting’s ‘choose life’ message endures

Opinion
Pointless presenters Richard Osman, right, and Alexander Armstrong

Denis Frize: It’s far from pointless to understand the sweep of history

Opinion
UK trade with EU countries will become imports and exports. Picture: Getty

Catherine CA Truel: Customs agencies will need resources to adapt to Brexit

Opinion
Ayesha Hazariki's Edinburgh Fringe 2017 show

Ayesha Hazarika: Eagerly-awaited Fringe frenzy solo show left me in a right old cankle

Opinion
Chair of CILT in Scotland Ken Thomson

Ken Thomson: Logistics firms need clarity on life after Brexit

Opinion
The festival is a major draw and money-spinner in Edinburgh, but some of the profits come at the expense of seasonal employees being paid less than the Living Wage. Picture: PA

Leader comment: City council takes welcome lead over festival exploitation

Politics
The policy of free university tuition lies at the heart of the wider principle of universal benefits in Scotland. Picture: Neil Hanna

Scott Macnab: Scotland stands alone on tuition fees

Opinion 1

Martyn McLaughlin: Statues from our dark past must remain for all to see

Opinion

Chris Marshall: Only proactive policing can counter anti-social blight

Opinion 1
Police in Catalonia shot dead fugitive suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub outside of Barcelona. Picture: AP

Barcelona attack: Terror cell suspects to appear in court

World
President Donald Trump announced he intends to send more troops to Afghanistan. Picture: AP

Donald Trump urges UK to increase troops in Afghanistan

World 10
A near total eclipse is seen from South Mike Sedar Park on August 21, 2017 in Casper, Wyoming.  .  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

America stands still to marvel at solar eclipse

World 6

Barcelona Attack: Police hunting van driver shoot suspect dead

World 1

‘Leaked’ images show ‘Apple TV in testing lab’

Tech

Barcelona attack: Manhunt suspect named as van driver

World

US missile destroyer collides with tanker near Singapore

World

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Edinburgh-born Louise Linton and her husband, US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Louise Linton criticised for ‘deplorable’ social media boast

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A screenshot from the video shows the sheep turning to face the van before running off again. Picture: Contributed

Video: Angry driver’s expletive-laden rant at sheep goes viral

Odd 3

Watch mysterious ‘UFO’ circling over remote town

Odd 2
Chair of CILT in Scotland Ken Thomson

Ken Thomson: Logistics firms need clarity on life after Brexit

Opinion
Festival Village: Waverley.

Simon Keane: Edinburgh’s music scene needs more pop-up venues

Opinion
Burundi farmers are forging ahead and Scots are helping by reducing carbon emissions

Chris Hegarty: Help the people of Burundi to a better future

Opinion
Dr Martin Nile Clark

Obituary: Dr Martin Nile Clark, military linguist and Italian history scholar was also cricket umpire

Obituaries
Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91. Picture: AP

Obituary: Jerry Lewis, slapstick comedian and acclaimed straight actor

Obituaries
Colonel Alastair Murray Thorburn

Obituary: Alastair Murray Thorburn, soldier, officer, King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Obituaries
Sir Bruce, already into his 80s, In arguably his most popular and famous role as the Strictly Come Dancing host alongside Tess Daly

Obituary: Sir Bruce Forsyth, light entertainment legend

Obituaries

Chvrches set to appear in new Archie comic book series

Glasgow
Doctor Who fans have expressed surprise after it emerged that Walsh could be the new assistant on the show. Picture: PA

Bradley Walsh lined up for sidekick role in Doctor Who - reports

TV & Radio 1
Jerry Lewis, the comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died aged 91. Picture: Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images, File

US comedian Jerry Lewis dies aged 91

Celebrity
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers with Sir Alex Ferguson at the Street Soccer Scotland annual dinner. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Sir Alex Ferguson praises Scottish charity work on mental health

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