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Storm Doris bites as snow and wind sweep across Scotland

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David Mundell attacked Holyroods use of its new tax powers to change the higher rate threshold. Picture: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Mundell: Tax rise will drive away immigration from Scotland

Politics
BBC director general Tony Hall  has announced a new Scottish TV channel..

BBC announces new ‘Scottish 9’ on dedicated new £30m channel

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Gordon Aikman raised more than �500,000 for research. Picture: Jane Barlow

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

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What we know about BBC’s new channel for Scotland

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Who should be Scotland’s first official heroine?

News

Tories back plans for new nuclear power plants in Scotland

Politics

Tom Peterkin: Labour’s challenges are not all about Corbyn

Tom Peterkin

EU market access not as good for exports, MPs told

Politics 25
Boats moored at Stornoway harbour on the Isle of Lewis. The towns local authority, Comhairle nan Eilean, hopes to win more powers from Holyrood and Westminster. Picture: Jane Barlow/TSPL

Scotland’s island councils set to win new powers

Politics 7
Fergus Ewing will meet fellow agriculture ministers in Edinburgh tomorrow. Picture: John Devlin

Fergus Ewing repeats warning over ticking Brexit clock

Farming 26
Polish, Czech, Dutch, Norwegian and American servicemen in Europe during the Second World War. PICTURE: Getty Images

Kenny MacAskill: It’s a distortion to say Britain fought against Europe

Opinion
The BBC is to create a new channel for Scotland as part of plans which will see the "biggest single investment" in the corporation north of the border for more than 20 years. Picture:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Leader comment: New BBC channel welcome but not a game-changer

Opinion
Protecting leader Kezia Dugdale  may be a sensible idea for Scottish Labour, but whether continuity at the top will be enough to make a difference at the ballot box is another matter.

Tom Peterkin: Labour’s challenges are not all about Corbyn

Opinion

Euan McColm: March of the moderates offers hope

Opinion

Royal High hotel developers in furious attack on officials

Politics 29
The amber warning area has been extended to cover more of eastern Scotland. Picture:  Met Office

Scotland's weather: Amber warning of snow from Storm Doris

News 4
Bus journeys have fallen in Scotland apart from Edinburgh, where main operator Lothian Buses reached a record 121 million in 2015

Scotland's buses "in chaos" as passenger total slumps to a near-record low

Transport 8
Etihad Airways said the CAAs announcement was unprofessional and unacceptable.

Action taken against airlines who fail to compensate passengers for long delays

Transport
Transport disruption is likely, the Met Office has warned drivers. Picture: Press Association

Scotland's weather: Snow and gale warning from Storm Doris

Transport 19

Official launch for Sumburgh airport after £8m revamp

Transport

M8 diversion: traffic moving well, transport chiefs say

Transport 6

Revealed: Scotland's most congested roads and cities

Transport 28
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
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 30
The blaze caused "significant damage" before being put out by firefighters. Picture: John Devlin

Youths set Scots school alight then wait for firefighters

News 6
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 7
Education secretary John Swinney announced the funding boost this morning. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Swinney promises funding rise for teacher training places

Education 20

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

Education

Edinburgh nightclub clears dancefloor to become part of Ragged University

Music 1
The knotty shining claw pseudoscorpion has been found north of the River Tay for the first time, at Dundreggan estate near Loch Ness. Picture: Trees for Life

Bugs and insects feared extinct discovered near Loch Ness

Environment
Ruth Davidson tries out an electric car to launch the Scottish Conservatives new environment policy. Picture: PA

Tories back plans for new nuclear power plants in Scotland

Politics 6
Tiree Surf Club members Marti and Ben Larg and Andrew Robertson outside the beach hut. Picture: Roger Cox

Tiree surfers’ beach hut to be removed after council vote

Environment
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

Iain A Masterton: Cyclists as traffic managers – surely not?

Opinion 3

Donald Dewar: Scotland’s first First Minister

News 5

Ilona Amos: Unbridled expansion of fish farms is not sustainable

Opinion 3
An example of dementia-friendly building design. Picture: Contributed

Architects turn to VR to help people with dementia

Tech
In Zambia, there is only one anaesthetist per one million people. Picture: Getty Images

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

Opinion
Huntercombe Hospital in West Lothian said it had no plans to introduce use of the equipment. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Private hospital told to provide policy for restraints use

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Gordon Aikman raised more than �500,000 for research. Picture: Jane Barlow

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

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Researchers found ten portions of fruit or vegetables a day was best defence against heart disease. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Ten portions of fruit and veg a day cuts heart disease risk

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Scotland lags behind the other home nations for life expectancy. Picture: TSPL

Scotland lags behind other UK nations in life expectancy

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The mortality rate from heart disease in Scotland has fallen. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Death rate for heart disease in Scotland down 40 per cent

News 1

Grandad with cancer to do 66-mile Loch Ness charity cycle

News

Trump presidency could ‘disrupt flow of scientific ideas’

Politics 4

Anger over plans to cut half of intensive care baby units

Politics 1
Lloyds said its earnings were helped by lower PPI provisions. Picture: Jane Barlow

Lloyds profits hit ten-year high as PPI bill falls

Financial
The BBC is to create a new channel for Scotland as part of plans which will see the "biggest single investment" in the corporation north of the border for more than 20 years. Picture:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Leader comment: New BBC channel welcome but not a game-changer

Opinion

HSBC voices fears on protectionism as profits slump

Financial 1

Brits: David Bowie wins Best Solo Male year after his death

Music

Police revisit Ian Stewart’s first wife’s death after conviction

UK
In Zambia, there is only one anaesthetist per one million people. Picture: Getty Images

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

Opinion
Actor Alec Baldwin impersonates Donald Trump at a rally. Baldwin regularly impersonates Trump on TV show Saturday Night Live. Picture: Getty Images

Martyn McLaughlin: The proud tradition of satire is now a toothless irrelevance

Opinion 4
Scotland's children's commissioner Tam Baillie has criticised the Home Office decision to cap the number of lone children brought to the UK. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Let Scotland take more child migrants, MPs to be told

Politics 23
Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead after it was branded "fantastically offensive" and "racist"

Primark pulls Walking Dead t-shirt after row over racism

News 78
Sutton's reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw eating a pie on the touchline. Picture: BBC/PA

Pie-eating goalkeeper resigns from club after viral stunt

Football 10
A Disney pub crawl has been planned for the Capital. Picture; contrbuted

Disney pub crawl set for Edinburgh

News 4
Horse whisperer Emma Massingale taking her Sheltland ponies on a 'practice run' trip on a boat in Devon before her trip. Picture: SWNS

Shetland ponies taken on boat adventure to meet relatives

Odd 4

Graeme Murty performs bizarre headstand during Rangers loss

Rangers 14

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

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Fans back Outlander horse to be a hit at Cheltenham

TV & Radio 1

Scots designer creates ‘Space Poop’ pants for astronauts

Tech 2
Andrew Ridgeley and Pepsi and Shirlie pay tribute to George Michael. Picture: PA

Brits: David Bowie wins Best Solo Male year after his death

Music

Irvine Welsh: an Edinburgh ‘inspiration’

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Scottish actor Sam Heughan. Picture: John Devlin

Outlander star Sam Heughan voices support for indyref2

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David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family".� (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

Teen heartthrob David Cassidy reveals he is battling dementia

Celebrity
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 7
William Sloan was born into the family business

Obituary: William Sloan, master butcher and businessman

Obituaries
Sofia Imber. Picture: Getty Images

Obituary: Sofia Imber, influential Venezuelan journalist

Obituaries
Steve Hewlett. Picture: Nick Cunard/REX/Shutterstock

Obituary: Steve Hewlett, journalist who documented his battle with cancer

Obituaries

Obituary: Duncan McMartin, vet whose career took him from Perthshire to California

Obituaries
Frances Simpson, CEO Support in Mind Scotland.

Frances Simpson: Mental illness remains a barrier to physical care

Opinion
For many men, attempts to manage problems lead them to isolate themselves, relying on coping strategies that provide short-term relief, for example alcohol or working excessively

James Jopling: Loneliness is a risk factor and may be a catalyst for other dangers

Opinion
Polish, Czech, Dutch, Norwegian and American servicemen in Europe during the Second World War. PICTURE: Getty Images

Kenny MacAskill: It’s a distortion to say Britain fought against Europe

Opinion
The BBC is to create a new channel for Scotland as part of plans which will see the "biggest single investment" in the corporation north of the border for more than 20 years. Picture:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Leader comment: New BBC channel welcome but not a game-changer

Opinion
In Zambia, there is only one anaesthetist per one million people. Picture: Getty Images

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

Opinion
Protecting leader Kezia Dugdale  may be a sensible idea for Scottish Labour, but whether continuity at the top will be enough to make a difference at the ballot box is another matter.

Tom Peterkin: Labour’s challenges are not all about Corbyn

Opinion
The new Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick outside New Scotland Yard on Victoria Embankment, London, after she became the first woman to hold the most senior post in British policing. Picture: Charlotte Ball/PA Wire

Leader comment: Right person for Met job

Opinion

Euan McColm: March of the moderates offers hope

Opinion

Jim Duffy: Searching for that spark of leadership

Management

Gill Baird: The breast boom hasn’t gone bust – these claims need surgical examination

Opinion