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Poll: majority of Scots don’t want separate Brexit deal

UK
Education Scotlands chief executive Bill Maxwell visits Larbert High School, Stenhousemuir. Picture: Michael Gillen

Leader of Scottish teaching union calls on end to inspections

Education
Edinburgh City Chambers in the High Street. Voters go to the polls to elect a new council on May 4. Picture: Greg Macvean/TSPL

All to play for in unpredictable Edinburgh council election

Politics

How EU countries view Britain’s triggering of Article 50

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Alex Salmond and Nigel Farage trade insults in Brexit clash

Alex Salmond

Lasers to track vehicles’ emissions in pollution test

Transport

Brexit begins as Article 50 letter is handed over

UK
Chief Constable Phil Gormley talks to officers with Tasers outside the Scottish Parliament. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Police chief asks for ‘cool heads’ over call to arm officers

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Scott Macnab: Lessons to be learned on education

Scott Macnab
Attitudes in Scotland towards Brexit are not so very different from those in the rest of Britain, polling has found. Picture: Scott Louden/TSPL

John Curtice: Scots attitudes to Brexit in line with rest of UK

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Edinburgh City Chambers in the High Street. Voters go to the polls to elect a new council on May 4. Picture: Greg Macvean/TSPL

All to play for in unpredictable Edinburgh council election

Politics 4
Green candidates launch their council election campaign in Edinburgh. Picture: Contributed

Greens field ‘record number of candidates’ at council elections

Politics 37
The report revealed there were 15,317 children being looked after by local authorities as at July last year. Picture: Michael Gillen/JP

Number of Scottish children in care falls for fourth year

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Getting the best for Scotlands children is the top priority and the government must look at all options.

Scott Macnab: Lessons to be learned on education

Opinion 8
Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, MP, was a pioneering politician

Principled duchess who followed her own path

Opinion 1

Leader of Scottish teaching union calls on end to inspections

Education 3

Scrap “useless” school inspections says teaching union

Education

Leader comment: School inspections just don’t work

UK 2

David Watt: Public sector superboards on ice, for now

Management 5
The lorry will set off from John O'Groats on 3 April. Picture: Contributed

Gas powered lorry takes the long haul to Land’s End

Transport
The laser-based technology will record a 3D image of exhaust plumes. Picture: EPA/Oliver Weiken

Lasers to track vehicles’ emissions in pollution test

Transport
Perth-based Stagecoach has a majority stake in the Virgin East Coast franchise. Picture: David Parry/PA Wire

Rail revenues on track at transport giant Stagecoach

Transport
The opening of the Queensferry Crossing has been delayed. Picture: Greg Macvean

Queensferry Crossing opening delayed until between mid-July and end of August

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Flybe warns of profit hit from IT systems upgrade

Transport

Greenock container terminal buoyed by Liverpool launch

Transport

New ideas are needed to keep M8 traffic flowing

Opinion 6

Queensferry Crossing opening delayed for a second time

Transport 85
Getting the best for Scotlands children is the top priority and the government must look at all options.

Scott Macnab: Lessons to be learned on education

Opinion 8
Lecturers' careers could be hanging in the balance after students are asked to grade their performance. Picture: Jane Barlow

Edinburgh University students asked to grade their lecturers

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Education Scotlands chief executive Bill Maxwell visits Larbert High School, Stenhousemuir. Picture: Michael Gillen

Leader of Scottish teaching union calls on end to inspections

Education 3
Dr Bill Maxwell, HM chief inspector of education and chief executive of Education Scotland, at Larbert High school on Monday. PICTURE: MICHAEL GILLEN

Scrap “useless” school inspections says teaching union

Education
School inspections are "a waste of money" and are an anachronism  that belongs to another century - like the schools portrayed in St Trinan films.

Leader comment: School inspections just don’t work

UK 2
John Swinney, deputy First Minister and education secretary is due to speak at ISTP, the major international education conference.
PICTURE: IAN RUTHERFORD

Major international education summit hosted in Edinburgh

Education 1
Study finds that women tend to choose less masculine looking male faces if they fear danger to their children.

Women fearing danger choose mates with less ‘macho’ faces

News

‘Overworked’ Dumfries High teacher falsified pupils’ results

News 9

Jill Stephenson: We need foreigners to teach kids English

Opinion 1

Scottish educations experts find five areas of improvement

Education

Just over 50 per cent of North Lanarkshire schools reach exam benchmark

Education 3
The laser-based technology will record a 3D image of exhaust plumes. Picture: EPA/Oliver Weiken

Lasers to track vehicles’ emissions in pollution test

Transport
Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus. Bedfordshire, England. January 2011.

Mild winter attracts influx of visiting birds to Scottish gardens

Environment
Baby squirrel Billy. Picture: SSPCA

One week old squirrel rescued from felled tree in Insch

News

Final chance for Scotland’s wonderful woods and fine forests

News

Heather Reid shares optimism over future of science education

News

Total ban on fox hunting ‘would not ensure adherence to law’

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MND campaigner Gordon Aikman

Electricity exposure at work linked to risk of motor neurone disease

News 2
A Health Protection Scotland report has ruled that Dunsyre Blue was the source of the e.Coli outbreak last July.

Official report rules that blue cheese did cause e.Coli outbreak

News 2
Pauline Cafferkey had a temperature of 38.2C at Heathrow. Picture: Jon Savage

Doctor guilty of misconduct over Pauline Cafferkey Ebola reading

News
Study finds that women tend to choose less masculine looking male faces if they fear danger to their children.

Women fearing danger choose mates with less ‘macho’ faces

News
Cancer waiting times not met

Cancer waiting times called 'unacceptable' as targets missed

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Scientists at John Hopkins university in the United States have identified the protein that leads to memory loss in Alzheimer sufferers and reversed the loss of memory in mice.

Leader coment: Acknowledge the millions who are doing good

Politics
Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, University of Glasgow

University to open £32m Imaging Centre of Excellence

News

Scientists on verge of Alzheimer's memory loss 'breakthrough'

News 4

Crowdfunding campaign helps Highland care home dog

News

Lesley Riddoch: Fears nursing shortage is hitting health care

Opinion 36

MPs call for tougher measures to combat childhood obesity

News 2
Flybe is counting the cost of an IT overhaul. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Flybe warns of profit hit from IT systems upgrade

Transport
School inspections are "a waste of money" and are an anachronism  that belongs to another century - like the schools portrayed in St Trinan films.

Leader comment: School inspections just don’t work

UK 2
Despite the hefty penalty, Martin Flanagan believes it was a 'good day at the office' for Tesco. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Martin Flanagan: Tesco continues rehabilitation

Retail

Poll: majority of Scots don’t want separate Brexit deal

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Doctor guilty of misconduct over Pauline Cafferkey Ebola reading

News

Brexit begins as Article 50 letter is handed over

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Holocaust exhibition open at Scottish Parliament. Picture: Contributed

Holocaust exhibition open to the public at the Scottish Parliament

News
President Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence seen as House Speaker Paul Ryan, above, announces withdrawal of the bill. Picture: Getty

Donald Trump humiliated over health bill

World 16
Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between government troops and IS. Picture: AFP/Getty

Threat of more air strikes sends thousands fleeing Mosul

World 4
A woman confronts police officers blocking a street during an opposition rally in Minsk. Photograph: AP

Belarus protesters clash with police over ‘parasites tax’

World 4
Brewdog owns the trademark to "punk" in relation to beer.

Brewdog admits "mistake that hurt" over trademark row

Odd 4
Festival-goers will be encouraged to wear unicorn horns at the Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Music Festival. Picture: Contributed

‘Unicorns’ are alive and well in Galloway

News 1
Ayrshire dog day care centre owner Malcolm Balish wants wider regulation. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish dog daycare regulations ‘are a postcode lottery’

Odd 3

Former Scots monastery on sale for same price as London flat

News 7

Milllennials believe their financial future is 'as good as parents'

Odd 1

E.Coli-linked cheesemaker to recommence production

Odd 7

Shop flooded with 2,000 orders for Buckfast Easter Egg

Odd 6

Video: Chance to spot Northern Lights in Edinburgh tonight

News

Heather Reid shares optimism over future of science education

News
Ed Sheeran appearing obn Comic Relief - Photographer: Jamie Carter

Sheeran’s Comic Relief trip sparks tears

UK
John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with their children, Julian, left, and Kyoko, on holiday at Durness, in Sutherland, in 1969. PIC: PA.

John Lennon and his holidays in the Scottish Highlands

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Colin Montgomerie on his wedding day with wife Gaynor Knowles. Picture: PA

Colin Montgomerie settles divorce from wife Gaynor

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Ian Gatt, secretary of the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group

Ian Gatt: Don’t overlook humble herring and mackerel

Opinion 1
The Global Seed Vault. The Vault is a safe storage facility for up to four and a half million seed samples of crops from all over the world.

Dr Glenn Bryan: Scots potato link to Svalbard seed vault

Opinion
Filming of the Down's Syndrome Scotland advert as part of their Awareness Week

Don’t see Down’s syndrome, see the person

Opinion

Obituary: Andy Coogan, athlete, Japanese POW camp survivor and inspirational figure

Obituaries

Obituary: James More, Edinburgh City Council Depute Town Clerk

Obituaries
Anne Mathewson obit

Obituary: Anne Mathewson, ran Clifton Hall School in Edinburgh

Obituaries
Adam Kennedy Bergius, DSC, submariner

Obituary: Adam Kennedy Bergius, DSC, Operation Sabre hero, submariner and sailor

Obituaries 1
Getting the best for Scotlands children is the top priority and the government must look at all options.

Scott Macnab: Lessons to be learned on education

Opinion 8
Rural areas have been under-served for internet connection

Ricky Nicol: Telecoms split could be good news for rural areas

Opinion
Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, MP, was a pioneering politician

Principled duchess who followed her own path

Opinion 1
A skilled indexer makes accessing information easy

Key to book content is a skilled, organised and analytical indexer

Opinion
The restoration of access for native fish into obstructed rivers will achieve even better ecological status for our inland waters

Route to successful spread of salmon

Opinion
Armed policeman at Edinburgh Airport in Scotland, as police call on people to work together to protect the country's border. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 25, 2014. Officers from Police Scotland and British Transport Police are visiting airports, train and bus stations and ports today to raise awareness of the work they, and other agencies, are doing to protect the transport network. See PA story SCOTLAND  Terrorism. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Kenny MacAskill: We do not need routinely armed police – they need more support and protection

Opinion
School inspections are "a waste of money" and are an anachronism  that belongs to another century - like the schools portrayed in St Trinan films.

Leader comment: School inspections just don’t work

UK 2

David Watt: Public sector superboards on ice, for now

Management 5

Jim Duffy: Greed and stupidity can always scupper a deal

Management

Martin Flanagan: Tesco continues rehabilitation

Retail

Connecting with the countryside can change lives

Opinion