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Second independence referendum ‘weeks from being called’

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River Ericht. Picture: Wikicommons

Two-year-old boy found dead in Perthshire river

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Parts of Scotland are set to be hit by a heatwave. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Caribbean heatwave set to hit parts of Scotland

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Hannah Davies, 23, a young mother who has died in a crash while driving with her baby daughter in the car. Picture: Police Scotland/PA Wire

Mother who died in car crash while driving with baby named

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Lorries defying wind limits may face tougher penalties

Transport

Alex Salmond admits business rate rise ‘a genuine concern’

Politics

Euan McColm: Why Blair speech heralds birth of a new party

Opinion

Queen’s private Balmoral golf course opened to the public

People & Places
The sky dining event at West Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh in 2010. Picture: Ian Rutherford

100ft-high dining experience fails to get off the ground

Lifestyle

Dani Garavelli: A deadly shot in the arm for anti-vaxxers

Dani Garavelli
The new 1 is claimed to be the most secure coin in the world. Picture: Royal Mint

Current £1 coins won't be worthless in October, Treasury reassures public

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Nicola Sturgeon has said another independence referendum is "highly likely". Picture: PA

Second independence referendum ‘weeks from being called’

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ScotRail's performance has come under increased scrutiny. Picture: Getty

Scottish Labour to vote on public ownership for railways

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Fergus Ewing MSP made the announcement. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Rural Scotland to receive £640m from EU over 2017-18

News 8
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie. Picture: John Devlin

Brexit backing could change like Iraq war support, say Lib Dems

Politics 15
Corbyn will address the conference next Sunday in Perth. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty

Party grandees must pull Labour back from the brink

Politics 6

Hilary Roberts: Look at output, not hours, to close pay gap

Opinion 1

Labour fears Corbyn woes will steal the show in Perth

Politics 4

Euan McColm: Why Blair speech heralds birth of a new party

Opinion 44

North Korea: On the trail of Dear Brother’s assassins

World 1
ScotRail's performance has come under increased scrutiny. Picture: Getty

Scottish Labour to vote on public ownership for railways

News 4
The closure of the Forth Road Bridge for 19 hours last month after a lorry overturned has prompted Transport Minister Humza Yousaf to see if the law needs to be changed. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Lorries defying wind limits may face tougher penalties

Transport 20
The funnels were repainted in 1947 yellow and black on Thursday

Restoration steams ahead for last Scottish turbine ship Queen Mary

Transport 1
ScotRail bosses paid  out �587,527 between April and December last year. Picture: Getty Images

ScotRail paying £2,000 a day in compensation to passengers

Transport 11

Sturgeon views restoration of last Scottish turbine ship Queen Mary

Transport 8

Mallaig Harbour sets out plans for £90m upgrade

Transport 7

9 lost railway stations around Scotland

News 4

Ryanair boss says Nicola Sturgeon would lose independence vote

Transport 77
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 1
The blaze caused "significant damage" before being put out by firefighters. Picture: John Devlin

Youths set Scots school alight then wait for firefighters

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Aberdeenshire school pupils could soon be studying Doric as part of the curriculum. Picture (posed by models): John Devlin

Aberdeenshire councillors consider Doric plan for schools

Education 8
Education secretary John Swinney announced the funding boost this morning. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Swinney promises funding rise for teacher training places

Education 19

Edinburgh school closures: ‘Luck’ that no children were killed

Education

Edinburgh nightclub clears dancefloor to become part of Ragged University

Music 1

Jane Bradley: Picnics just won’t cut it for nursery Teddy

Opinion 1

John Swinney ‘deliberately delayed’ EU student funding pledge

Politics 100
Poppy the labrador enjoys the unseasonably warm weather. Picture: PA

Scotland’s weather: Caribbean hot air to push up temperatures

Environment 8
President Donald Trump. Picture: AP

Trump to consider using 100k troops to round up immigrants

World 13

Day of action planned to recognise importance of migrants

Lifestyle

Everything you need to know about walking in Glencoe

News 8

Leader comment: To tree or not to tree?

Opinion 7
A view of the Holy Isle on the east coast of Arran. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/ TSPL

Scottish open water swimming events in 2017

Travel
The Assault Bikes fan creates extra resistance. Picture: PA

5 growing exercise trends to look out for in 2017

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The MMR injection not only protects the individual child from infection, but contributes to herd immunity in the population. Picture: 
Rex/Shutterstock

Dani Garavelli: A deadly shot in the arm for anti-vaxxers

Opinion 15
Mothers should be fast-tracked on their return to work. Picture: Getty

Hilary Roberts: Look at output, not hours, to close pay gap

Opinion 1
Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey in a scene from Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Picture: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock

Science sets sights on erasing ‘bad memory’ brain cells

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The Norrie Russell Roslin Institute has revealed they have created  a group of genetically modified hens that can lay eggs from different poultry breeds and are helping scientists set up a "frozen aviary" to conserve rare and exotic birds.

Leader comment: Clarity needed on gene science

Opinion

20k patients wait over 4 hours at Queen Elizabeth A&E

News 27

Eating soft fruit could help fight against diabetes

Farming 2

Alex Neil praises NHS staff for heart attack treatment

News 7

Church helping patients fight dementia through hymns

News
Morrisons store. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Supermarket recalls beef product over listeria fears

Retail
RBS chief Ross McEwan will be quizzed on reports that the bank is looking to axe thousands of jobs. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Martin Flanagan: RBS remains under a cloud as Lloyds eyes sunlit uplands

Business
Standard Lifes head office in Edinburgh. The City consensus forecast is for the life and pensions giant to report an operating profit of �684m on Friday. Picture: Neil Hanna

Standard Life set to hike dividend on back of rise in profits

Business
Chancellor Philip Hammond has already said the Government does not expect to offload its 72 per cent stake in RBS until after 2020. Picture: John Devlin

Treasury plan to spare RBS from having to sell 300 branches

News 4

Tony Blair: Scottish independence case ‘much more credible’

UK 556

Scotland Street chronicles set for return to BBC Radio 4

UK

Donald Trump and UK politicians: What they said then v now

World 11

Tony Blair’s reasons why Brexit will mean pain for Britain

Politics 11
Firefighters rescue a woman after her car was caught in flooding in Sun Valley, California, on Friday. Picture: Getty

Deadly weather bomb wreaks havoc in California

World 3
Kim 
Jong-un inspects the construction of housing blocks in Pyongyang. Picture: STR/AFP/Getty

North Korea: On the trail of Dear Brother’s assassins

World 1
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US vice-president Mike Pence arrive at the Munich Security Conference yesterday. Picture: AFP/Thomas Kienzle/Getty Images.

We’re committed to Nato, US vice-president Mike Pence tells Europe

Politics 6
An extraordinary population of microbes has been discovered trapped in crystal (Picture: Penelope J. Boston/PA Wire)

Scientists find 60,000 year old life form trapped underground

World 4
Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty cuts a frustrated, upside down figure.

Graeme Murty performs bizarre headstand during Rangers loss

Rangers 6
Identical twins Leah and Erin with their older sisters Charlotte and Isabelle. Picture: SWNS

Two sets of twins defy odds to be born on the same day

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Fans of Outlander are excited to see a horse of the same name at Cheltenham. Picture: Contributed

Fans back Outlander horse to be a hit at Cheltenham

TV & Radio 1
Hugo Shelley from Pittenweem looks set to play an unlikely role in Nasas space programme

Scots designer creates ‘Space Poop’ pants for astronauts

Tech 2

Muirfield taunted ahead of female member vote

News 29

Women’s Institute knit jackets for homeless dogs

News

Church helping patients fight dementia through hymns

News

Prosecco crisis over as supermarket creates £5 fizz

Odd
Piers Morgan. Picture: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Piers Morgan pulls out of TV role after ‘silly’ campaign to ban him

Lifestyle

Joan Eardley: ‘the grand lady of Scottsh art’

News

How Andy Murray triumphed against the odds

News 1
Andrew Lincoln, left, and Keira Knightley are expected to appear in the  charity short film. Picture: Contributed

Love Actually ‘set for TV sequel’

Film
Professor Lesley Yellowlees CBE FRSC FInstP FRSE, Chair of the Learned Societies Group on Scottish STEM Education and past president of the Royal Society of Chemistry

STEM subjects are at the root of giving children skills for the workplace

Opinion
The importance of regularly checking your breasts for signs and symptoms of breast cancer

An app to help you check your breast health

Opinion

Coronary heart disease is a worry but diagnosis isn’t end of the world

News

Obituary: Atsuko Betchaku, teacher and pacifist

Obituaries
Waste Disposal Ship, MV Gardyloo, Firth of Forth. The Captain of the MV Gardyloo Captain Ron Leask on the sewage disposal ship.

Obituary: Captain Ronald Leask, pilot of the MV Gardyloo

Obituaries
Marjorie Scott Noble has died at the age of 92

Obituary: Marjorie Scott Noble, bombe operator at Bletchley, councillor, artist and volunteer

Obituaries
Corbyn will address the conference next Sunday in Perth. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty

Party grandees must pull Labour back from the brink

Politics 6
The MMR injection not only protects the individual child from infection, but contributes to herd immunity in the population. Picture: 
Rex/Shutterstock

Dani Garavelli: A deadly shot in the arm for anti-vaxxers

Opinion 15
Mothers should be fast-tracked on their return to work. Picture: Getty

Hilary Roberts: Look at output, not hours, to close pay gap

Opinion 1
RBS chief Ross McEwan will be quizzed on reports that the bank is looking to axe thousands of jobs. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Martin Flanagan: RBS remains under a cloud as Lloyds eyes sunlit uplands

Business
Tony Blair may be reviled by many former supporters, but so is the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Carl Court/Getty Images

Euan McColm: Why Blair speech heralds birth of a new party

Opinion 44
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair during his speech on Brexit at an Open Britain event in central London. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Leader comment: Blair’s indyref2 intervention is nonsensical

Opinion 42
Migrants and refugees wait for security checks after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia, a year ago. This route has now been closed off, leaving many stranded. Picture: AFP/Getty.

Jane Bradley: Travelling with trepidation on return to Serbia

Opinion

David Brooks: This is what a failed administration looks like

Opinion 23

Stephen Jardine: Waitrose gets sheepish over its label confusion

Opinion

Leader comment: Clarity needed on gene science

Opinion

Rodaidh McLaughlin: Far from being ruin of us, gin is raising spirits

Opinion 1