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Mike Russell appointed Brexit minister

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The firefighter was injured when an external wall collapsed. Picture: John Devlin

Firefighter tackling blaze seriously injured by collapsing wall

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The stunningly beautiful Castle Stalker. Picture: Wikimedia

Five stunning Scottish castles you can only reach by boat

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Barbara Hazzard, from Blackburn, who was left by hospital staff to walk home alone at 3am. Pictures SWNS

OAP forced to walk home from hospital at 3am in dressing gown and slippers

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On this day in 1330: ‘Black Douglas’ died while carrying Robert the Bruce’s heart to Jerusalem

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Nigel Farage speaks at Donald Trump rally

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Economic deficit ‘would not bar Scotland from EU membership’

Politics 195

Owen Smith’s bid to block Article 50 gets boost from SNP

UK 135
Gobi has been reunited with owner. Picture: Contributed

Scots athlete and runaway stray pup make emotional reunion

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Nicola Sturgeon promised a second oil boom. Picture; Getty

Ian Murray: GERS statistics a reality check on independence

Opinion 12
Livestock producers are concerns about the impact of Brexit. Picture: John Devlin

Europe still vital post-Brexit for livestock producers

Farming 2
Innis & Gunn is sending its beer to US presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Picture: Contributed

Innis & Gunn wants Trump and Clinton to sip truth

Retail 6
Mike Russell. Picture: TSPL

Mike Russell appointed Brexit minister

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Nigel Farage with Donald Trump. Pictutre: Getty

Nigel Farage speaks at Donald Trump rally

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EU migrants may need work permits after Brexit. Picture: Jane Barlow

Low-skilled EU migrants ‘may need post-Brexit work permits’

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Migration to the UK has seen a decline. Picture: Jane Barlow

Migration to the UK drops, new figures show

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Economic deficit ‘would not bar Scotland from EU membership’

Politics 195

Corbyn ‘avoided EU campaign after Better Together backlash’

Politics 5

GERS figures: Scotland’s deficit at £14.8 billion

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Pensioner dies in Ellon crash. Picture: John Devlin

Woman, 89, hit by car in Ellon dies in hospital

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An image released by Virgin Trains that the firm says proves Mr Corbyn chose to walk past empty seats. Picture: Virgin Trains

Jeremy Corbyn accused of faking “ram-packed” Virgin train video

Transport 30
Mr Sneddon was knocked down by a white vehicle, as seen here.

Scots grandad killed in hit-and-run in Spain by Land Rover with Edinburgh plates

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Wow Air will fly Edinburgh-Reyjavik flights all year round from November. Picture: Wow Air

Wow extends Edinburgh-Reykjavik flights year round

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Safety review after mother and son drown at Aberdeen beach

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Celtic fly to Israel on luxury private jet used by Madonna

Celtic 26

CalMac announces new routes to Scottish islands for winter

Transport 3
Converge Challenge director Olga Kozlova, centre, with Rebecca Pick of Strathclyde University and Edinburgh University's Richard Walker. Picture: Lesley Martin

Shortlist revealed for student entrepreneurs contest

Companies
The biggest reductions have been seen amongst women and mature students. Picture: Toby Williams

Number of students falls dramatically under new college setup

Education 12
A virtual classroom. Picture: Fleep Tuque

Ambitious virtual Gaelic school wins £700,000 boost

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Pupils hoping to get into high-performing Catholic schools in East Renfrewshire may have to provide baptismal certificates. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Demand for Catholic school places prompts ‘baptism checks’

Education 49

£33m sports facility at Strathclyde University given green light

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The move has been launched to make children better equipped to cope when someone they know dies. Picture: TSPL

Death and bereavement on primary schools’ timetable

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Judy Murray at Cromlix Hotel, Dunblane. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Exclusive: Judy Murray fears for her tennis legacy

Tennis 18

Switch Pokémon for Plato to boost brain says expert

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Perthshire schools without maximum pupils could be closed down

Education 16

Nicola Sturgeon launches new children’s reading challenge

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Building innovation centre to double postgrad intake

Companies 6
The Scottish wildcat is endangered. Picture: Contributed

Scottish wildcat breeding centre opened to save Highland cats

Environment
The intake weir at Scotland's latest hydro scheme. Picture: Contributed

New £12m hydro scheme opens in the Highlands

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The Transocean Winner has been successfully refloated. Picture: Hilary Duncanson/PA Wire

Grounded oil rig in Western Isles refloated

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Ilona Amos: Holyrood and Westminster must work together on energy

Opinion 20

Cairn Energy accused of failing to disclose environmental risks

Environment 7

Best-known Scots butterflies struggling after two wet summers

Environment 6

Fresh bid to refloat oil rig grounded on Isle of Lewis

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Barbara Hazzard, from Blackburn, who was left by hospital staff to walk home alone at 3am. Pictures SWNS

OAP forced to walk home from hospital at 3am in dressing gown and slippers

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Global superbug response needs $5bn each year, experts predict.

Scots experts say £4bn fund needed to tackle superbugs

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Study finds feedback to GPs reduces harm caused by side effects of drugs. Picture: Contributed

GP feedback could reduce ‘high risk’ prescribing

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Drunken attacks on emergency services staff are no longer a weekend phenomenon'. Picture: Greg Macvean

Third of emergency service staff victims of drunken violence

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Global superbug response needs $5bn each year, experts predict.

Lizzy Buchan: Women should not be afraid to discuss HRT

Opinion
Sister Ellie, 7, Jordan and mum Angela. Picture: Cancer Research UK

Ex-Dundee United striker Jordan Moore fronts cancer campaign

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Prof Jill Pell believes lack of vitaman D is plausible reason for increase in learning disabilities among children conceived during winter months.

Vitamin D ‘linked’ to learning disabilities, Scots scientists say

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Scots golfers warned of increased skin cancer risk

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Scottish hospital in world-first heart device operation

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Hospital mortality rate down 4.5% since 2014

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Menopause therapy treatment more likely to get breast cancer

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OneSavings Bank joined the London market in 2014. Picture: Sang Tan/AP

OneSavings mulls more deals after ‘stunning’ results

Financial
Pfizer is buying the antibiotics business of rival AstraZeneca. Picture: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Pfizer to buy Astra firm for £1.1bn in new twist

Tech 1

Inflation rate set to overtake ‘subdued’ pay rises

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Corbyn ‘avoided EU campaign after Better Together backlash’

Politics 5
Nigel Farage with Donald Trump. Pictutre: Getty

Nigel Farage speaks at Donald Trump rally

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Search continues for Italian earthquake survivors. Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images

Italy earthquake: Race to find survivors as death toll hits 247

World
The vehicle involved in the hit and run had Edinburgh plates.

Spain police try to trace hit-and-run driver who killed Scot

World 2
Mia Ayliffe-chung, from Derbyshire, has been named as the victim of a stabbing at a backpackers' hostel in Australia. Picture: Tommy Martin/PA Wire

British woman, 21, stabbed to death in Australia hostel

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Tourist pleas for help to trace camera she lost in Scotland

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Is this one of the best hat-tricks of all time?

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Police are hunting duck thieves in Laurencekirk. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Thieves steal 230 ducks from Aberdeenshire farm

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Millionaire fined for racist rants in bar of Gleneagles Hotel

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Tesco removes Saltire from fruit after English complaints

Odd 192

Where would Scotland have finished in Olympic medal table?

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Scots councillor ‘compared Legoland cabin to Butlins in 1970s’

Odd 9
Sean Connery in From Russia With Love - his favourite Bond film. Picture: Kobal Collection

23 facts you didn’t know about Sir Sean Connery

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Paralympics presenter and Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte Picture: Steve Paston/PA Wire

Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte calls for more disabled people on screen

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Castle Grant. Picture: submitted

New Russian owner of Craig Whyte’s castle charged with fraud

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Plantations like Stridingarches Byre at Locharbrigg are restricted to 75 per cent or even 65 per cent of a single productive species. Picture: Contributed

Andrew Heald: Sustainability is seeing the wood for the trees

Opinion 1
The fishing industrys backing for Brexit is not small-minded anti-European jingoism. Picture: Contributed

Simon Collins: Fisheries’ backing for Brexit not narrow minded

Opinion 2
The social housing charters introduction has helped to focus landlords on improving their performance. Picture: PA

Kirsty Wells: Assessing the Scottish Social Housing Charter

Opinion
Mark Sherriff, stockbroker and businessman. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Mark Sherriff CBE, stockbroker and businessman

Obituaries
Sir Antony Jay. co-writer of Yes Minister. Picture: PA

Obituary: Sir Antony Jay, CVO, CBE, co-writer of Yes Minister

Obituaries
Jean-Baptiste "Toots" Thielemans, Belgian harmonica player. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Obituary: Toots Thielemans, Belgian harmonica player

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Dr Kate Robertson OBE. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Katherine Robertson OBE, doctor

Obituaries
Nicola Sturgeon promised a second oil boom. Picture; Getty

Ian Murray: GERS statistics a reality check on independence

Opinion 12
Nicola Sturgeon will have to come up with more convincing economic arguments if she is to push for a second independence referendum. Picture: Neil Hanna

Leaders: Time to wake up to Scotland’s bottom line

Opinion 91
Plantations like Stridingarches Byre at Locharbrigg are restricted to 75 per cent or even 65 per cent of a single productive species. Picture: Contributed

Andrew Heald: Sustainability is seeing the wood for the trees

Opinion 1
Global superbug response needs $5bn each year, experts predict.

Lizzy Buchan: Women should not be afraid to discuss HRT

Opinion
The fishing industrys backing for Brexit is not small-minded anti-European jingoism. Picture: Contributed

Simon Collins: Fisheries’ backing for Brexit not narrow minded

Opinion 2
The social housing charters introduction has helped to focus landlords on improving their performance. Picture: PA

Kirsty Wells: Assessing the Scottish Social Housing Charter

Opinion
A WEexit would let Northern Ireland and Scotland stay within  the European Union while Wales and England leave. Picture: Getty Images

Peter Sellar and John Bell: Will Wales and England go for WEexit?

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Bill Jamieson: Scotland’s problems are bigger than Brexit

Opinion 29

Daniel Mahoney: GERS figures a blow for Scottish independence

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Leaders: Tesco’s strawberry fields are harvesting discord

Opinion 35

Mary Allison: Beating breast cancer would be incredible legacy

Opinion