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Donald Trump sworn in as the 45th president of the United States

World

Scotsman artwork created to mark paper’s 200th anniversary

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Phil Verster has been managing director of the ScotRail Alliance since 2015. Picture: SNS

ScotRail chief Phil Verster quits as managing director

Transport

Video: Anti-Trump banners hung in protest in Edinburgh

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Alex Salmond reacts to Donald Trump’s inaugural address

Alex Salmond

Independence would bring ‘turbo-charged’ austerity, says Corbyn

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‘Vast majority’ of Scots fearful of Brexit

Politics

Scotland Street Coffee sends girls to school in Malawi

Lifestyle
Chinda was caught on camera leaving victims flat on Union Terrace  just after her last call. Picture: Google

Killer jailed for ‘depraved’ murder and rape of escort

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: PA

Nicola Strurgeon congratulates new American president Donald Trump

Politics
More than 15,000 new homes will be built in Glasgow in the next five years. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Glasgow lays foundations for 15,000 new homes by 2022

Companies 11
Edinburgh is popular with tourists

Edinburgh ‘tourist tax’ lined up for next year

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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, before the start of presidential inaugural festivities for the incoming 45th President of the United States Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ross Douthat: How the Obama legacy crumbled

Opinion 8
US President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as President on January at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Leader comment: Trump plays the patriotism card

Opinion 5
Mike Rumbles urged Holyrood and Westminster to work together 'responsibly'. Picture: Contributed

End turf wars over post-Brexit policy, urges Mike Rumbles

Farming 5

Holyrood’s farming loan scheme set to close today

Farming

Small firms in Scotland wary over Donald Trump’s impact

Management 7

Martin Flanagan: Others set to follow HSBC in EU migration

Financial 10

Royal Mail letters arm feels impact of Brexit concerns

Companies 6
ScotRail Alliance Phil Verster is leaving after nearly two years in charge. Picture: Network Rail

Leader comment: Draw a line under ScotRail troubles

Opinion 1
Phil Verster has been managing director of the ScotRail Alliance since 2015. Picture: SNS

ScotRail chief Phil Verster quits as managing director

Transport 40
ScotRail is installing passenger counters to gauge how full its trains are. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Alastair Dalton: Dramatically cut fares to fill empty seats?

Opinion 7
Emergency services on the scene after a car ploughed into pedestrians in Melbourne. Picture: AP/Andrew Brownbill

3 dead, 20 hurt after car drives into pedestrians in Melbourne

World

Scottish road spending cuts ‘cannot continue’, MSPs told

Transport 4

Robroyston station opening will be Glasgow’s 60th

Transport 4

‘Deliberate fire’ causes disruption on Scotrail services

News 7

Row erupts over ScotRail’s free travel compensation scheme

Transport 8
The Mamie Martin Fund helps girls in Malawi to attend school, supported by Alexander McCall Smiths Scotland School Coffee.

Scotland Street Coffee sends girls to school in Malawi

Lifestyle 4
teachers and pupils continue to achieve results despite  not because of  the system.

Leader comment: No talking in class – it’s time to listen to teachers

Opinion 3
Relations between teachers and the national exam board are 'near breaking point.' Picture: TSPL

Teacher and Scottish exam board relations ‘near breaking point’

Politics 10
Daniel Broby

Scotland warned to embrace Fintech or risk consequences

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Council chief execs question need for “disruptive” school reforms

Politics 21
Pupils from Dyke Primary School in Moray feature in Tatler magazine. Picture: Contributed

Society mag Tatler puts Moray primary in ‘top school’ list

News 4

Scots headteacher recruitment crisis ‘could get worse’

Politics 12

Teachers given online tool to raise classroom attainment

Tech 5

Hard Brexit could be ‘biggest disaster’ in years for universities

Education 20

Private school sector ‘robust’ despite Brexit uncertainty

Education 6
Environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham meets pupils studying climate change at Currie Community High School in Edinburgh.

Scots emissions to be cut by 66% in 15 years under latest plan

Environment 21
Whitelee Windfarm, 20 minutes from central Glasgow, is the UK's largest windfarm

Leader comment: We should all aim for more sustainable energy

Opinion 8
14th Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival will feature some of Scotland's top adrenalin-junkies.

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival to showcase extreme sports

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The Signal Box in the Cairngorms. Picture: Sykes

7 unusual and idyllic cottages in Scotland

News

Calls to cut emissions as 2016 hottest year on year globally

Environment 9

Jura island course creator has designs on golf conference

News 1

Ilona Amos: Steps must be taken to slash toxic fumes and save lives

Opinion 5
Health Secretary Shona Robison's officials advised the European trip.

NHS Scotland: Ex-health worker told she can try Europe for treatment

News 30
Prominent figures have spoken out about their experiences with mental health issues, helping to tackle the stigma, but there are still many who fight a private battle with depression.

David Walsh: Ending taboo is vital to win battle with depression

Opinion
The Priory Hospital in Glasgow PICTURE: Donald MacLeod

Private hospital IT failures ‘harming’ patients’ family life

News 6
Ambulances arrive at an  Accident and Emergency department Picture: Graeme Robertson/Getty Images

Leader comment: NHS crisis must be tackled

Opinion 12
Short-term women prisoners are denied heroin substitute. Picture: Jon Savage

Short-term female prisoners denied methadone, finds report

News 8
The boxes will help Highlands mothers who have to travel 100 miles to give birth. Picture: Contributed

Highlands ‘baby boxes’ for mothers faced with 100-mile trip

News 3
Construction workers were found to be most at risk from malignant melanoma. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Builders most at risk of developing skin cancer while at work

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Scot aims to do first solo Jordan trail trek for charity

News 3

100 Scots patients spent 12 hours in A&E in first week of 2017

News 34

Edinburgh hospital ‘turning patients away due to lack of beds’

News 9

Leader comment: Volunteer to help us all out

UK
HSBC said it would be contacting customers who are due a refund. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

HSBC to pay £4m over ‘unreasonable’ debt collection

Financial
Martin Flanagan believes other banks will follow HSBC in shipping significant numbers of workers to the EU following Theresa May's 'hard Brexit'. Picture: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Martin Flanagan: Others set to follow HSBC in EU migration

Financial 10
Aviva chief Mark Wilson insisted the group was 'growing in the UK'. Picture: Contributed

Aviva merges UK insurance operations in new shake-up

Financial
A drop in letter volumes offset a stronger performance from Royal Mail's parcels business. Picture: Julie Bull

Royal Mail letters arm feels impact of Brexit concerns

Companies 6

UK retail sales fall at fastest rate in nearly five years

UK

Personal data for sale on ‘huge scale’, warns consumer group

UK

Call to devolve immigration powers rejected by UK government

News 42

Labour candidate pledges to ‘call time’ on Barnett Formula

News 11
President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, before the start of presidential inaugural festivities for the incoming 45th President of the United States Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ross Douthat: How the Obama legacy crumbled

Opinion 8
Almost a third of small firms in Scotland fear Donald Trump will have a negative effect on their business. Picture: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Small firms in Scotland wary over Donald Trump’s impact

Management 7
Police use pepper spray on protesters in Washington. Picture: AP

Trump ceremony is marked by protests across the world

World 12
Win Butler, lead singer of Arcade Fire, Trump protesters. Picture: Getty

Arcade Fire joins growing list of bands using art to defy Trump

Politics 8
Bernd Igwerks found the bottle on Norderney island, Germany. Picture: Contributed

Hunt for Scots author of message in a bottle sent 46 years ago

News 8
Papers also include reported UFO sightings and recipes for invisible ink.

Released files reveal CIA interest in Scottish paranormal research

More Heritage 6
The Jolly Santa product has been recalled by Thorntons.

Recall for chocolate santas as pieces of plastic found inside

Odd 1
The rat ate through the car seat. Picture: The Newsletter/Johnston Press

‘Help! A rat ate my Mercedes Benz’

Odd 1

Ex-Olympian David Wilkie quits local pool after being told off for swimming too fast

News 11

Scottish puppy survives swallowing eight-inch knife

News

Scottish SPCA want to find little girl Zoe to say thanks

News 1
Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe pictured filming in Tweeddale Court. Picture: SWNS

Outlander stars Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe filming in Edinburgh

People & Places
Jamie Murray. Picture: John Devlin.

Jamie Murray ‘mistaken for brother Andy by taxi driver’

Andy Murray 1
George Michael. Picture: SWNS

George Michael died ‘of accidental drugs overdose’

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Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. (Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images)

Irvine Welsh: ‘Leith is yang to stuffy Edinburgh’s yin’

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The chaffinch featured in 5th place in the Big Farmland Bird Count in Scotland last year. Photo: GWCT

Count on farmers to make sure that Scottish songbirds keep their habitats

Opinion
Duncan Cormack
. Picture: Contributed

Obituary: Duncan Cormack, policeman and war veteran

Obituaries
It remains possible to apply for national patents in countries of interest, which will be subject to the jurisdiction of national courts.

Franziska Luckert: Charting a path through European patents maze

Opinion
FILE - Wayne Barrett, the longtime investigative columnist for the Village Voice, at home in New York, Jan. 19, 2011. Barrett, who exposed the misdeeds of developers, landlords and politicians for the alternative weekly for 37 years and wrote a biography of Donald Trump in 1992, died in Manhattan on Jan. 19, 2017. He was 71. (Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times)

Obituary: Wayne Barrett, investigative journalist

Obituaries
ScotRail Alliance Phil Verster is leaving after nearly two years in charge. Picture: Network Rail

Leader comment: Draw a line under ScotRail troubles

Opinion 1
The haggis is piped into a Burns Supper, an international celebration that puts Scottish hospitality on the map.

Stephen Jardine: Burns Night showcases Scottish hospitality to the world

Opinion
According to a survey, 115,000 over 60s visit a supermarket every day, many of them making the trip just to make sure they dont go through the day without speaking to another soul.

Jane Bradley: Don’t wait too long to reach out to the lonely - do it now

Opinion
President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, before the start of presidential inaugural festivities for the incoming 45th President of the United States Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ross Douthat: How the Obama legacy crumbled

Opinion 8
US President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as President on January at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Leader comment: Trump plays the patriotism card

Opinion 5
ScotRail is installing passenger counters to gauge how full its trains are. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Alastair Dalton: Dramatically cut fares to fill empty seats?

Opinion 7
The chaffinch featured in 5th place in the Big Farmland Bird Count in Scotland last year. Photo: GWCT

Count on farmers to make sure that Scottish songbirds keep their habitats

Opinion

Leader comment: We should all aim for more sustainable energy

Opinion 8

Jim Duffy: Another JFK moment is here: Trump takes over as President

Opinion 7

Joyce McMillan: Brexit rhetoric insults a generation

Opinion 54

Franziska Luckert: Charting a path through European patents maze

Opinion