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Nicola Sturgeon blasts Theresa May: ‘Indyref2 is your fault’

Nicola Sturgeon
Edinburgh Castle is one of the attractions included in the app.

Visitors can explore Scottish landmarks using virtual reality

Heritage
Bass Rock was once home to the hermit monk St Baldred. PIC Jon Savage/TSPL.

The hermit who lived on Bass Rock

News

Pound falls ‘over talks of second independence referendum’

News

Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey: Libraries can lift our communities

Opinion

Man in court accused of murdering cousins at family vigil

News

Police numbers to reduce as part of 10-year plan

Politics

Scots could ‘work to death’ under pension rules

News

Paris Gourtsoyannis: May’s cautious response to indyref2

Paris Gourtsoyannis
Pupils in the library at the new Portobello High School in Edinburgh. Picture: Ian Georgeson/JP Resell

Library staff in Scottish schools ‘down by third’ since 2010

Education 12

Pound falls ‘over talks of second independence referendum’

News 14
Sir John Major, who was attacked by Conservative Eurosceptics over his stinging criticism of Theresa May's Brexit strategy. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tory Eurosceptics slam ‘bitter and sad’ John Major over Brexit

News 5
Police Scotland are to use more civilian specialists to tackle the growing threat of cyber crime. Picture: John Devlin

Police numbers to reduce as part of 10-year plan

Politics 32
Drumchapel, one of the poorest parts of Glasgow. Picture: TSPL.

Scots could ‘work to death’ under pension rules

News 6
Chief Constable Phil Gormley pictured with Scottish Police Authority Chairman Andrew Flanagan at Police Scotland, Fettes, at the  launch a long-term strategy for policing and a public consultation to help shape it.  
Picture Ian Rutherford

Leader comment: Police numbers should not be a political football

Opinion

Paris Gourtsoyannis: May’s cautious response to indyref2

Opinion 8

Brian Monteith: Nationalising British Rail is the route back to bad times

Opinion 18

Lesley Riddoch: is new Scottish BBC channel destined to fail?

Opinion 98
A double decker train in Switzerland, en route from Zurich to Luzern. Picture: Contributed

Double decker trains ‘may ease Edinburgh-Glasgow overcrowding’

Transport 79
Scotrail trains arrive and depart  from Waverley Station, Edinburgh

Brian Monteith: Nationalising British Rail is the route back to bad times

Opinion 18
An aircraft takes off from Glasgow Airport. Picture: Robert Perry

Warning issued as laser attacks at Glasgow Airport double

News 9

Drivers fined £100 after speeding crackdown in Grangemouth

News 5

Safety campaigners take dim view of cities’ broken lights

Transport 12

Renationalise Scotland’s railways, demand unions

Transport 38

A9 average speed camera safety record marred by fatal crashes

Transport 11
Pupils in the library at the new Portobello High School in Edinburgh. Picture: Ian Georgeson/JP Resell

Library staff in Scottish schools ‘down by third’ since 2010

Education 12
Structural changes in teaching are failing in the classroom. Picture: John Devlin

DE Johnston: SNP is responsible for fall in school standards

Opinion 1
An artists impression of the plans for the University of St Andrews. Picture: Contributed

500 jobs to be created in £24m boost for St Andrews University

Education
Notre Dame High School in Glasgow is the last single-sex state school in Scotland.

Leader comment: Parents’ voices must be heard over single-sex state school

Opinion 9

Single-sex state school in Glasgow facing calls to admit boys

News 13
Professor Ian Boyd, former director of the University of St Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit, has been awarded the Polar Medal in recognition of his research on the ecology of seals around South Georgia.

Scot emulates Shackleton and Scott with Polar Medal win

Environment 1

Plans for first state-backed Islamic primary school in Scotland

Education 37

Youths set Scots school alight then wait for firefighters

News 7

Aberdeenshire councillors consider Doric plan for schools

Education 10
Trees for Life wildlife office Becky Priestley with a red squirrel trapped near Culloden that was released later the same day near Plockton.

Ilona Amos: Return of the red squirrel is a welcome sight after 50-year absence

Opinion
Co-operative Energy is to pay out compensation to customers after a string of failings in its billing and complaints resolution processes.

Consumers switching of energy suppliers reaches six year high

Environment 4
The hunting season for birds such as grouse varies according to species in Scotland: Picture: Getty Images

Many countries ‘stricter on game hunting rules’ than Scotland

Environment 10

Bid to save Scots red squirrels gets lottery funding boost

Environment 3

GM pigs could help battle world swine disease

Environment

UK storm names explained and what’s next after Doris

News 1

5 of the best dog walking routes in Edinburgh

News 1
Bee Hull, Jonny Owen and Emily Park. Picture: Edinburgh University

Edinburgh University medical students strip naked for organ appeal

News
David Tennant plays the Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing in his latest movie Mad To Be Normal.

David Tennant closes Glasgow Film Festival with RD Laing biopic

Lifestyle
Alcohol misuse is the cause of 22 deaths per week in Scotland and sales are higher than elsewhere in the UK. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Alcohol ‘kills 22 Scots a week and hospitalises 600 more’

Health 45
For Celtic and Scotland, Billy McNeill was a defensive rock and an attacking threat with his head. He now suffers from dementia. Picture: SNS

Aidan Smith: Billy McNeill - a legend who fills all our memories

Opinion 1
Georgina Mackie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. Picture:  Lenny Warren / Warren Media 07

One in three cancer sufferers in Scotland has no savings

Health
Michael Jamieson won the silver medal in the 200m breast stroke at the London Olympics. Picture: Robert Perry The Scotsman.

Michael Jamieson retires after opening up on depression battle

More in Sport 6
Celtic legend Billy McNeil.

Celtic legend Billy McNeill’s wife speaks out on his dementia

News 22

A cool head in a crisis – all thanks to MoonWalkers

News

Campaign for Scottish stadiums to be breastfeeding-friendly

News 10

Thousands of Scots miss out on end of life palliative care

News 9

Smoke alarm using voice to wake up children to be trialled

Tech
As well as rising prices, small firms face an increase in business rates, pension costs and the apprenticeship levy. Picture: Michael Gillen

SMEs face ‘perfect storm’ as costs rise and sales stall

Markets Economy
Persimmon saw its profits jump 23% last year. Picture: Kimberley Powell

Profits soar at Persimmon as Brexit fears brushed off

Companies
Sir John Major, who was attacked by Conservative Eurosceptics over his stinging criticism of Theresa May's Brexit strategy. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tory Eurosceptics slam ‘bitter and sad’ John Major over Brexit

News 5

Ex-Kingfisher boss to lead Barclays’ retail bank arm

Financial

Primark owner cautions over margins amid weak pound

Retail 1

Service sector ‘ticking along’ but costs set to pinch

Markets Economy
Photo of a man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Malaysia to charge two women with murder of Kim Jong Nam

World
SpaceX Dragon capsule sits aboard a ship in the Pacific Ocean west of Mexico's Baja Peninsula after returning from the International Space Station.(AP Photo/SpaceX, File)

SpaceX will fly tourists to the moon next year

Companies 1
Thomas Thwaites wears prosthetic legs as he interacts with a goat on the slopes of Wolfenschiessen

‘GoatMan’ to reveal all at Edinburgh science festival

Odd

Warning to hang up on ‘Can you hear me?’ phone scam

News 12
Patch the Springer Spaniel at The Palace of Hollyrood in Edinburgh. Picture: SWNS

Dog in charge of protecting Queen at Balmoral retires

UK 1
Kim Jong-nam in 2010: Picture: PA

Deadly nerve agent used in Kim Jong Un brother assassination

Odd 3

Primark pulls Walking Dead t-shirt after row over racism

News 95

Storm Doris forces Scottish footballer to train on motorway

Falkirk 1

Pie-eating goalkeeper resigns from club after viral stunt

Football 10

Disney pub crawl set for Edinburgh

News 4
Stephen Fry has recorded the complete collection of Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Picture: Getty Images

Stephen Fry records Sherlock Holmes audio books

Books
Jordan Horowitz, producer of "La La Land," shows the envelope revealing "Moonlight" as the true winner of Best Picture. Picture: AP

Alistair Harkness: Oscars mix-up was life imitating art

Film 3
David Tennant in 'Mad To Be Normal'

Film review: Mad to be Normal

Film
Mahershala Ali, winner of Best Supporting Actor for 'Moonlight'. Picture: Getty Images

Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim actor to win Oscar

Celebrity 3
First Bus.  Trainee drivers undergoing training at the First Bus depot in Cathcart Road, Glasgow.

Let’s drive the future with better training

News
Professor Wendy Loretto, Dean of the University of Edinburgh Business School

It’s time to match profit with purpose

News
In Scotland, maintenance is usually paid for three years after divorce, not for life. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Jennifer Wilkie: English courts have different approach to ongoing maintenance

Opinion
Eberhard "Paddy" Bort

folk musician

Pic supplied by allan Mcmillan - Edinburgh Folk club

Obituary: Eberhard ‘Paddy’ Bort, academic, folk music activist and local democracy champion

Obituaries 1
Digital image

Obituary: Ronald DS Jack, Professor Emeritus of Medieval and Scottish Literature, University of Edinburgh

Obituaries
CCG (Scotland) delivered 700 homes for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games athletes village. Picture: Robert Perry

Calum Murray: Construction must grasp collaboration

Companies
Rural online working can be hamstrung by slow internet access. Picture: Getty Images

Heather Hill: Technology opening new vistas? That’s a laugh

Opinion

Alex Matthews: Different thinking needed for social care

Opinion
Structural changes in teaching are failing in the classroom. Picture: John Devlin

DE Johnston: SNP is responsible for fall in school standards

Opinion 1
Its impossible to overstate how indispensable the service is in communities characterised by poor education and low opportunity. Picture: Getty

Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey: Libraries can lift our communities

Opinion
Trees for Life wildlife office Becky Priestley with a red squirrel trapped near Culloden that was released later the same day near Plockton.

Ilona Amos: Return of the red squirrel is a welcome sight after 50-year absence

Opinion
Chief Constable Phil Gormley pictured with Scottish Police Authority Chairman Andrew Flanagan at Police Scotland, Fettes, at the  launch a long-term strategy for policing and a public consultation to help shape it.  
Picture Ian Rutherford

Leader comment: Police numbers should not be a political football

Opinion

Paris Gourtsoyannis: May’s cautious response to indyref2

Opinion 8

Brian Monteith: Nationalising British Rail is the route back to bad times

Opinion 18

Lesley Riddoch: is new Scottish BBC channel destined to fail?

Opinion 98