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Double decker trains ‘may ease Edinburgh-Glasgow overcrowding’

Transport

Theresa May ‘preparing for indyref2 call once Brexit starts’

UK
New images showing the impact of the Royal High School hotel development were released last week.

New campaign to thwart Royal High School hotel bid

Heritage

44 Scotland Street: On George IV Bridge

Books

Public consulted on future of Police Scotland

Politics

Edinburgh man dies after being struck by train in Austria

News

Ex-minister brands Labour’s federal vision ‘pretty ropey’

UK

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

News
Well-known faces like Sally Magnusson are likely targets for the new BBC Scottish channel

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

Opinion

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

Brian Monteith
Scotrail trains arrive and depart  from Waverley Station, Edinburgh

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

Opinion 4
Well-known faces like Sally Magnusson are likely targets for the new BBC Scottish channel

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

Opinion 41
Members of the public are being asked to give their views on the future of Police Scotland

Public consulted on future of Police Scotland

Politics

Theresa May ‘preparing for indyref2 call once Brexit starts’

UK 205

Gerald Kaufman, Father of the House of Commons, dies at 86

Politics
Brian Wilson has dismissed Scottish Labour's plans for a People's Constitutional Convention on federalism.
Picture: Jane Barlow

Ex-minister brands Labour’s federal vision ‘pretty ropey’

UK 3

Jeremy Corbyn: SNP should clean up its mess and forget indyref2

Politics 134

Kirsty Gunn: Screen-based activity is not the only cultural expression that matters

Opinion

Theresa May urges voters: Use local ballot to reject indyref2

News 297

Kezia Dugdale defends Sadiq Khan in SNP ‘racism’ row

Politics 141
A double decker train in Switzerland, en route from Zurich to Luzern. Picture: Contributed

Double decker trains ‘may ease Edinburgh-Glasgow overcrowding’

Transport 53
Scotrail trains arrive and depart  from Waverley Station, Edinburgh

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

Opinion 4

Drivers fined £100 after speeding crackdown in Grangemouth

News 4
Nearly 5,000 lamps are out of action in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Safety campaigners take dim view of cities’ broken lights

Transport 11

Renationalise Scotland’s railways, demand unions

Transport 38

A9 average speed camera safety record marred by fatal crashes

Transport 11

Video: Edinburgh-Amsterdam flight drama as landing gear collapses

News 18
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 6

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

News 11
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
Govanhill area in Glasgow, where Scotland's first state backed Islamic nursery is. Picture: TSPL

Plans for first state-backed Islamic primary school in Scotland

Education 37
The blaze caused "significant damage" before being put out by firefighters. Picture: John Devlin

Youths set Scots school alight then wait for firefighters

News 7

Aberdeenshire councillors consider Doric plan for schools

Education 10

Swinney promises funding rise for teacher training places

Education 20
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 2
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 8
Fewer than 120,00 nativel red squirrels remain in Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Bid to save Scots red squirrels gets lottery funding boost

Environment 3
Pigs world-wide may benefit from research by Edinburgh University scientists to tackle world's worst swine infection.

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

Best forest camping locations in Scotland

News 1

Bugs and insects feared extinct discovered near Loch Ness

Environment 2
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
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
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
Celtic legend Billy McNeil.

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

News 22
Nurses at Edinburghs Western General with the new scalp coolers

A cool head in a crisis – all thanks to MoonWalkers

News
Alison Thewliss took her son Alexander to see her beloved Motherwell when he was a baby

Campaign for Scottish stadiums to be breastfeeding-friendly

News 10
The Scottish Government is funding access to more palliative care. Picture: Getty Images

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

£25k MND scholarship set up in memory of Gordon Aikman

News 2

Niharika Lal: Only one third of the world’s population can access safe surgery

Opinion 2

Private hospital told to provide policy for restraints use

News
CBI chief economist Rain Newton-Smith said the business environment looks set to become tougher. Picture: Contributed

Service sector ‘ticking along’ but costs set to pinch

Markets Economy

Theresa May ‘preparing for indyref2 call once Brexit starts’

UK 205

Gerald Kaufman, Father of the House of Commons, dies at 86

Politics

Ex-minister brands Labour’s federal vision ‘pretty ropey’

UK 3

Nokia relaunches 3310 mobile phone - with snake

Tech

Theresa May urges voters: Use local ballot to reject indyref2

News 297

Think twice before buying a diesel, transport minister warns

News 17
Mahershala Ali, winner of Best Supporting Actor for 'Moonlight'. Picture: Getty Images

Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim actor to win Oscar

Celebrity 1
Mary's Meals celebrates feeding one million children around the world every school day. Picture: Chris Watt

Mary’s Meals expanding food project to Syrian schools

World
Bill Paxton, who has died after complications following surgery. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Aliens actor Bill Paxton dies age 61 following surgery

Celebrity 4
Thomas Thwaites wears prosthetic legs as he interacts with a goat on the slopes of Wolfenschiessen

Acting the goat? Take the gruff with the smooth

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 94

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
David Tennant in 'Mad To Be Normal'

Mad To Be Normal: ‘a mishmash of clichés’

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

Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim actor to win Oscar

Celebrity 1
Game Of Thrones star Neil Fingleton, who has died at the age of 36. Picture: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Game of Thrones star Neil Fingleton dies age 36

Lifestyle
Bill Paxton, who has died after complications following surgery. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Aliens actor Bill Paxton dies age 61 following surgery

Celebrity 4
Women who have had treatment for breast cancer can feel anxious and depressed afterwards. Picture: PA

Nicolas White: Support vital after breast cancer treatment

Opinion
David Robertson, Solas CPC

Dare to debate this damaging idea that gender is a social construct

Opinion
27-09-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. Firth of Forth. The shale gas carrier INEOS Insight makes its way to dock at Grangemouth. 
The first shipment of US shale gas arrives in the UK. A tanker carrying 27,500m3 of ethane from US shale fields is due to dock at Grangemouth, the refinery and petrochemicals plant owned by Ineos.
The company said the gas would replace dwindling North Sea supplies and secure the future of the plant's workforce.
Jim Ratcliffe, Ineos founder and chairman, said: "This is a hugely important day for Ineos and the UK. Shale gas can help stop the decline of British manufacturing."


Shale gas and fracking protestors.

Research says fracking isn’t apocalyptic

Opinion 10
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
John Wells MP Eating An Apple During Questions To The Prime Minister At The House Of Commons. Photo by Bryan Jobson/ANL/REX/Shutterstock

Obituary: Sir John Wells, outspoken and often flamboyant one-time Conservative MP

Obituaries
Scotrail trains arrive and depart  from Waverley Station, Edinburgh

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

Opinion 4
Well-known faces like Sally Magnusson are likely targets for the new BBC Scottish channel

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

Opinion 41
Nick Freer says Scotland boasts some promising fintech ventures but 'we lack critical mass'. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Nick Freer: Scotland can be a front runner in fintech

Financial
Jeremy Corbyn was in Scotland to address the Labour conferenc in Perth

Leader comment: Swimming star has earned great respect

Opinion 1
The BBC Scotland HQ at Pacific Quay. Picture: John Devlin

Kirsty Gunn: Screen-based activity is not the only cultural expression that matters

Opinion

Leader comment: Swimmer Michael Jamieson has earned great respect

Opinion

Euan McColm: Labour oblivious to ballot box oblivion

Opinion 12

Dani Garavelli: Lone howl of masculinity doesn’t help men

Opinion 15

Bill Jamieson: Darker side of the labour market

Business 3