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SNP’s Pete Wishart says party has to reinspire independence supporters

News

Kezia Dugdale attacks ‘lazy and lacklustre’ Labour Brexit campaign

General Election
15m of cabling was taken from a line between Inverkeithing and North Queensferry in Fife. Picture: PA

Theft of signal cabling causes major disruption for Scots train travellers

News

Paris Gourtsoyannis: No end to Corbyn’s Uber supremacy

Opinion

Labour can ‘wipe out’ SNP at next election predicts Corbyn ally

Politics

Property sales tax fails to meet Scottish Government forecast

Politics

Call for schools to ban ‘harmful contact’ in rugby games

News
Ben James and Luke Bowen at court

Marines took part in depraved initiation ceremony in Arbroath club

News

Paris Gourtsoyannis: No end to Corbyn’s Uber supremacy

Paris Gourtsoyannis
Nicola Sturgeon is considering tax rises

Scots public spending faces 20% cut as more austerity looms

Politics
Bike chain Evans, which counts Sir Chris Hoy as a brand ambassador, has ridden into a media storm. Picture: Contributed

John McLellan: Evans Cycles advert withdrawal a marketing stunt?

Media & Leisure
France plans to ban domestic sales of the weedkiller for use in gardens by 2019. Picture: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

More twists emerge in long-running saga over glyphosate

Farming

Pro-EU campaign is plot to "undermine Jeremy Corbyn"

Politics 34
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's faces the party's conference being overshadowed by the anti-semitism row. Picture: PA

Expel Labour members who make anti-Semitic remarks, says shadow minister

Politics

SNP’s Pete Wishart says party has to reinspire independence supporters

News 62

Hurricane-hit British overseas territories look “apocalyptic”

News 3

Labour will end PFI, John McDonnell pledges

UK 26

Property sales tax fails to meet Scottish Government forecast

Politics 34
Commuters board a ScotRail service at Falkirk High, on the profitable Glasgow-Edinburgh mainline. Picture: Michael Gillen/JP

Abellio makes £3.5m loss in first year of ScotRail operation

Transport 1
Transport police officers fear they risk losing their employment rights in the merger with Police Scotland. Picture: John Devlin

Scots railway police fear losing employment rights in merger

Politics
15m of cabling was taken from a line between Inverkeithing and North Queensferry in Fife. Picture: PA

Theft of signal cabling causes major disruption for Scots train travellers

News 2
Damage to the ScotRail train was caused when powerlines between Easterhouse and Coatbridge were vandalised. Picture: PA

ScotRail train ‘extensively damaged’ by vandalised power lines

Transport 3

Alastair Dalton: Selfish school-run parkers must be removed

Opinion 5

Ryanair will axe pilot leave to fix cancellations crisis

Transport 2

Council agrees business case for extending Edinburgh tram to Leith

Transport 15

Leonardo DiCaprio donates tens of thousands to Edinburgh project

Education 1
Academics argue that most injuries in youth rugby occur due to the collision elements of the game. Picture: Michael Gillen

Call for schools to ban ‘harmful contact’ in rugby games

News 16
Glasgow University with its grand architecture may have  benefited from money generated  by the slave trade; below, David McDonald. Picture: Danny Lawson

Glasgow University sets up study to chart any links to slavery

Education 15
University of Edinburgh of Professor Peter Mathieson, who has been appointed as the next Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the university. Picture: PA

Independence row dogs Edinburgh Uni’s incoming principal

Politics 33
Schools should embrace the new approach. Photograph: Getty

Pat Black: Teach First collaboration helps raise standards

Education 5
Royal Marines were banned from bringing unloaded weapons into a school in Oban. Picture: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Anger over weapon ban on Royal Marines visiting school

Education 16

Classroom at Broughton Primary closes after ceiling collapses

News

Majority of seabirds are eating plastic, Scots scientists warn

Tech 4

Strathclyde Business School unveils founding leaders

Management

Scots teachers could face court under new Named Person plan

Education 139
International development secretary Priti Patel (right) inspects some of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria in Tortola, the British Virgin Islands. Pictures: Georgina Stubbs/PA

Hurricane-hit British overseas territories look “apocalyptic”

News 3
Scotland is due to get a deposit return system to help cut waste and boost recycling rates - a new survey shows seven out of ten people support a UK-wide initiative

Ilona Amos: Confusion over recycling is wasting valuable resources

Opinion 2
Almost a quarter of power generation came from renewables this summer, up from 9 per cent four years ago. Picture: PA

Renewables produce half of UK energy in ‘greenest’ summer

News 2
Whitelee windfarm in Eaglesham. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Energy firm calls for political support for more onshore windfarms

Tech 33

October meteor showers - where to watch them in Scotland

Environment 1

Scotland must speed up targets for climate change, warn experts

Environment 31

Bid to save last ‘granny’ pines with links to Caledonian Forest

Environment 9
The pill is aimed at people who have a few glasses of wine every night and may not recognise they have a problem with alcohol dependency. Picture: Ian Rutherford/TSPL

Alcohol pill could end middle-class drinking ‘epidemic’

Health 25
The needle exchange is based in a branch of Boots in Glasgow Central Station, which is owned by Network Rail. Picture: John Devlin

Scotland’s busiest needle exhange service shuts in Glasgow

News
Academics argue that most injuries in youth rugby occur due to the collision elements of the game. Picture: Michael Gillen

Call for schools to ban ‘harmful contact’ in rugby games

News 16
Trauma experts have proposed that schools rugby should no longer include the tackle or the scrum.

Leader comment: Game without contact would not be rugby

Opinion
More than 160,000 patients were registered in 2C practices last year, up from 83,290 a decade ago. Picture: Getty Images

Record number of Scottish GP practices return contracts

News 10
Too often the message girls receive on their smartphones is that they will be judged on their looks. Picture: Getty/iStockphoto

Dani Garavelli: A quarter of girls drowning in a sea of self-loathing

Opinion 6

Dead pigeons in walls close ward as hospital patients evacuated

UK 13

Heart patients may be treated in England amid staffing issues

Politics 109

Serial killer Brady’s burial plans not disclosed at inquest

News 1

Airport alcohol ban call after Scottish arrest figures released

News 56

UK

Aldi wants to increase its Scottish presence to 100 locations by 2020. Picture: Michael Gillen

Aldi racks up record sales but price cuts weigh on profit

Retail
The headquarters of the Bank of England. Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

BoE insists on extra capital buffers amid debt bubble

Financial
Today is the most popular day to be born

Happy Birthday! September 26 is the most popular day to be born

UK

Expel Labour members who make anti-Semitic remarks, says shadow minister

Politics

Hurricane-hit British overseas territories look “apocalyptic”

News 3

Labour will end PFI, John McDonnell pledges

UK 26

Alcohol pill could end middle-class drinking ‘epidemic’

Health 25
Keith Jones, director and patent attorney with Murgitroyd. Picture: Contributed

Keith Jones: Don’t forget importance of intellectual property

Management
Bike chain Evans, which counts Sir Chris Hoy as a brand ambassador, has ridden into a media storm. Picture: Contributed

John McLellan: Evans Cycles advert withdrawal a marketing stunt?

Media & Leisure
Moira Stalker, Skills Manager, Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland

Moira Stalker: A career in Scotland’s booming food and drink industry is indeed food for thought

Opinion
Much of Scotlands mackerel and herring catches are destined for export markets vital to the countrys economy

Ian McFadden: Fishing industry still has major role to play in culture and economy

Opinion
In Glasgow, hundreds of needy people are to be found sleeping rough throughout the year. Picture: John Devlin

Darren McGarvey: Accommodating artists instead of the homeless paints pretty sad picture

Opinion 2
Scotland is due to get a deposit return system to help cut waste and boost recycling rates - a new survey shows seven out of ten people support a UK-wide initiative

Ilona Amos: Confusion over recycling is wasting valuable resources

Opinion 2
Julian Maclaren-Ross fitted the classic profile of the brandy-breathed Soho flaneur. He was described as the mediocre caretaker of his own modest talent. Picture: Getty

Aidan Smith: ‘Book of Forgotten Authors’ is story of what might have been

Opinion

Leader comment: Convincing case still to be made over APD

Opinion 1

Paris Gourtsoyannis: No end to Corbyn’s Uber supremacy

Opinion 2

Leader comment: Game without contact would not be rugby

Opinion

Family: Janet Christie’s Mum’s the Word

Opinion
International development secretary Priti Patel (right) inspects some of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria in Tortola, the British Virgin Islands. Pictures: Georgina Stubbs/PA

Hurricane-hit British overseas territories look “apocalyptic”

News 3
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoys conservative government has pledged to stop the Catalan independence referendum. Pictures: PA and Creative Commons

Catalan referendum: MSPs call for independence vote to go ahead

Politics 388
Donald Trump has attracted criticism from athletes. Picture: Getty

Various sport stars condemn Donald Trump’s comments amid NFL row

News 20
Students march in Pyongyang yesterday in support of leader Kim Jong-un. Photograph: AFP/Getty

North Korea ups stakes with threat of hydrogen bomb test above ground

World 2

Jane Bradley: Quel relief, it’s OK to parlez Franglais

Opinion 2

Nicholas Kristof: Meet the world leaders – in hypocrisy

Opinion 3

Long delays expected as America’s busiest border crossing shuts

World

Angela Merkel set to win fourth term as Germans go to the polls

World 6

Odd

Today is the most popular day to be born

Happy Birthday! September 26 is the most popular day to be born

UK

Meet the mum and son team now one of first sexbot sellers in UK

Odd
Michael Doherty, 77, from Greenock, has found his first pay packet 62 years after giving it to his  mother Margaret, 104, for safekeeping. Picture: SWNS

OAP finds first pay packet 62 years after handing it to his mum

Odd 1
Trials for the Quiditch Premier League taking place. Picture: SWNS

Harry Potter fans get Scotland’s first national quidditch team

News
Moira Stalker, Skills Manager, Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland

Moira Stalker: A career in Scotland’s booming food and drink industry is indeed food for thought

Opinion
Much of Scotlands mackerel and herring catches are destined for export markets vital to the countrys economy

Ian McFadden: Fishing industry still has major role to play in culture and economy

Opinion

Claire Thomas: Fur is flying over who gets to keep the pets

Opinion
Sybil Flory pictured just after arriving in Scotland

Obituary: Sybil Flory, teacher who made dramatic escape from Rangoon as Japanese planes bombed city

Obituaries
Child abuse campaigner Barbara Blaine has died at the age of 61. Picture: AP

Obituary: Barbara Blaine, founder of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Obituaries
Charles Bradley, the 'Screaming Eagle of Soul', has died at the age of 68. Picture: AP

Obituary: Charles Bradley. performer dubbed the ‘Screaming Eagle of Soul’

Obituaries
Journalist and media consutlant Bill Owens has died at the age of 85

Bill Owens: Far-travelled journalist with a colourful career

Obituaries

Leonardo DiCaprio donates tens of thousands to Edinburgh project

Education 1
Today is the most popular day to be born

Happy Birthday! September 26 is the most popular day to be born

UK
Shakespares Macbeth was of course set in Scotland, but did the bard ever visit the country himself? Picture: Getty

Did William Shakespeare visit Scotland to win over James VI?

News 2
Jake LaMotta, right, fighting Marcel Cerdan in Briggs Stadium in Detroit in 1949. Picture: AP

Jake LaMotta passes away aged 95

News
Comedian Kevin Bridges. Picture: John Devlin

Kevin Bridges tells of arrest after drunken night in Ireland

Lifestyle