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New Prestwick spaceport deal paves way for passenger liftoff

Transport
Deputy First Minister John Swinney at the official opening of Bilston Primary School last month. Picture: PA

Scotland slips down world education rankings in key subjects

Education
Nursery at Craiglockhart Poorhouse, c1895. Picture: City Archives.

Life in an Edinburgh poorhouse

News
The High Court ruled that MPs should be given a say on triggering Brexit, prompting an appeal to the Supreme Court

Brexit: Referendum gave ministers ‘right to trigger Article 50’

UK

Are Scottish banknotes the most forged in the UK?

Financial

Scots woman ‘stabbed to death’ in Lapland is named

World

Online backlash as English chemists bans Scottish banknotes

Financial
SFA Chief Executive Stewart Regan spoke to BBC Scotland over child abuse claims. Picture: SNS Group

SFA apologises over failure to deal with child abuse claims

News
Business leaders also called for targets on the amount of heat sourced from renewable energy. Picture: John Devlin

Energy efficiency drive could help create 9,000 jobs

News 4
Farmers are being urged to apply for the Government loans. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Still time to apply for farm support advance loans

Farming
Brexit clouds are gathering over the finance sector, a major contributor to government coffers. Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Financial sector pays 11.5% of total UK tax bill

Financial 7
Education Secretary John Swinney admits results make for "uncomfortable reading"

Scotland drops down education rankings in key subjects

Politics
Badham pharmacies, which operate from 17 locations in the south-west, are no longer accepting Scottish banknotes. Picture: Google

Online backlash as English chemists bans Scottish banknotes

Financial 158
Gina Miller, who brought court case challenging Prime Minister's right to trigger Brexit without MPs' approval. Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Day two of historic Brexit legal challenge over Article 50

Politics 1
Deputy First Minister John Swinney at the official opening of Bilston Primary School last month. Picture: PA

Scotland slips down world education rankings in key subjects

Education 32

Royal Navy will play key role in supporting UK post-Brexit

UK 1

Joe Biden hints at US presidential bid in 2020

World

Nigel Farage on shortlist to be Time’s person of the year

Politics 12
Cloud Global director Graeme Frater is to take charge at ACS Aviation. Picture: Contributed

Perth Airport operator takes off under new ownership

Transport
Prestwick Airport hopes to become the UK's first spaceport. Picture: John Devlin

New Prestwick spaceport deal paves way for passenger liftoff

Transport 23
Ford's Fiesta topped the UK sales charts last month. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Car sales accelerate in November, says trade body

Transport 1
ScotRail is looking south for more stock. Picture: Ian Georgeson

ScotRail to draft in more trains to cut overcrowding

Transport 27

Top doctors call for complete ban on smoking in cars

News 30

‘Miraculous’ no-one hurt by train hitting car in Lanarkshire

Transport 1

Smoking ban in cars: Another nail in the coffin of our No 1 killer

Health 11
Deputy First Minister John Swinney at the official opening of Bilston Primary School last month. Picture: PA

Scotland slips down world education rankings in key subjects

Education 32
Syrian refugees are driven away in a convoy of buses after landing at Glasgow airport in 2015. Picture: Getty

UK asylum system causing stress to pregnant applicants - study

News
SFA Chief Executive Stewart Regan spoke to BBC Scotland over child abuse claims. Picture: SNS Group

SFA apologises over failure to deal with child abuse claims

News
Students from the Universtiy of Glasgow will now be allowed to graduate despite non-tuition debt

Glasgow University backs down on student debt policy

Education
A major Government-commissioned review warned of 'ethnic segregation'. Picture: Neil Hanna/TSPL

Pupils ‘must be taught British values’ claims Westminster review

Politics 29
Grass topped cliffs along the north west coast between the settlement of Edinburgh and potato patches, on Tristan da Cunha.  Picture: Geoff Renner/Shutterstock

Tristan da Cunha islander’s nervous visit to dental school

Environment
Jonathan Pryce. Picture: submitted

Game of Thrones ‘High Sparrow’ gives Edinburgh Napier talk

News

Lollipop men and women numbers down across Scotland

Education 2

Age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to rise from 8 to 12

News 18

Banning children using Scots language ‘damages education’

Politics 63

Joshua Ryan-Saha: Univeristies must reimagine learning for data age

Tech 1
Floods last winter were among the worst in the UK since records began. Picture: Getty Images

Ilona Amos: Restoring our natural world will encourage nature to look after us

Opinion 4
Energy efficiency policies could create up to 9,000 jobs a year, claim business leaders.

Leader comment: Time to seize chance for energy efficiency

Opinion 1
A target for the amount of energy that comes from renewable sources has been called for. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Boosting energy efficiency ‘could help create 9,000 jobs’

News 3
Scotland is set to get a reprieve from the cold snap of recent weeks. Picture: SWNS

Scotland’s weather: East coast to be hotter than Madrid

News 9

Highland wind farm gained ‘local’ support - from Yorkshire

News 12

Mystery cairn found on Braemar golf course

Environment

Scottish Government ‘should set a date to scrap petrol cars’

Politics 51

Tristan da Cunha islander’s nervous visit to dental school

Environment
Picture: John Devlin

1000s of Scots cancer sufferers set for lonely Christmas

News
03/07/02, ANTI SMOKING ADVERTS ARE WORKING ACCORDING TO EXPERTS WHO SAY THERE IS NOW A DECREASE OF PEOPLE BEING ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL WITH LUNG CANCER.. . PIC IAN RUTHERFORD.

Comment: Anti-smoking legislation needs to maintain public support

Opinion
Chemotherapy drug users were found to have more young eggs. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Edinburgh scientists find cancer drug to help women grow eggs

News
Scientists have detected early signs of Alzheimer's, which they claim could improve diagnosis of the disease.

Aberdeen scientists spot early Alzheimer’s signs

News
A new law has banned smoking in cars with children. Picture: John Devlin.

Top doctors call for complete ban on smoking in cars

News 30
New analysis finds eating a handful of nuts each day could reduce the risk of disease.

Snacking on nuts each day can cut disease risk

News 2
Tony Gardner contracted Zika filming in Guadeloupe. Picture: PA

British actor Tony Gardner contracts Zika virus

UK

Death crash driver now behind wheel for Scottish Ambulance Service

News

New Glasgow hospital leads the way for precision medicine

Tech 1

Teenagers facing crisis of trust in cancer treatment

Health 1

Leader: New ban will help foster smoke-free generation

Opinion 2
Catriona Munro says the new rules are expected to bring more claims for competition damages. Picture: Julie Howden

Catriona Munro: New rules let small firms sue cartels

Law
The finance sector paid 11.5% of the UK's total tax bill last year. Picture: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Scottish business wire: Finance tax | Retail | Iomart

Companies
The annual Black Friday sales gave stores a boost last month. Picture: Jon Savage

Black Friday shoppers send non-food sales soaring

Retail
Brexit clouds are gathering over the finance sector, a major contributor to government coffers. Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Financial sector pays 11.5% of total UK tax bill

Financial 7

FA: Inquiry into sex abuse in football will expose failings

UK

Day two of historic Brexit legal challenge over Article 50

Politics 1

Royal Navy will play key role in supporting UK post-Brexit

UK 1

Rio Olympics, Trump and Pokemon top Twitter trends of 2016

Tech
Catriona Munro says the new rules are expected to bring more claims for competition damages. Picture: Julie Howden

Catriona Munro: New rules let small firms sue cartels

Law
Rebecca Johnson, who was working as a tour guide in Lapland. Picture: Contributed

Scots woman ‘stabbed to death’ in Lapland is named

World
Could Joe Biden run for president in 2020? Picture: AFP/Getty

Joe Biden hints at US presidential bid in 2020

World
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns a speech after the results of the referendum.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

EU in crisis as Italy’s PM quits after referendum defeat

World 41
Badham pharmacies, which operate from 17 locations in the south-west, are no longer accepting Scottish banknotes. Picture: Google

Online backlash as English chemists bans Scottish banknotes

Financial 158
A model of Nessie at the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition in Drumnadrochit. Sightings of the 'real' Nessie are at their highest since 2000. Picture: Jane Barlow

Loch Ness Monster sightings at highest level ‘since 2000’

People & Places
Shop manager Jonathan Smyth said he heard a loud knock at the door and thought it was 'the bread man.' Picture: Contributed

Goat attacks OAP, jumps on cars after being refused entry to shop

Odd 1
Scotland is set to get a reprieve from the cold snap of recent weeks. Picture: SWNS

Scotland’s weather: East coast to be hotter than Madrid

News 9

WWII German POW leaves nearly £400k to ‘kind’ village of Comrie

News 4

Kiefer Sutherland thanks Falkirk for family statue

News 1

New Scottish polymer banknotes ‘contain traces of animal fat’

News 33

Willy Wonka-style challenge launch with new 'plastic fivers'

Markets Economy
President-elect Donald Trump was one of Twitter's top trends of 2016. Picture: AP

Rio Olympics, Trump and Pokemon top Twitter trends of 2016

Tech
Tony Gardner contracted Zika filming in Guadeloupe. Picture: PA

British actor Tony Gardner contracts Zika virus

UK
Sunday marked the last of a nine-day mourning period after Castro died November 25 at the age of 90.  Picture: Getty

World media banned as Fidel Castro ashes interred in private

World 5
Jonathan Pryce. Picture: submitted

Game of Thrones ‘High Sparrow’ gives Edinburgh Napier talk

News

Where there’s muck there’s, well, everything

Opinion 1
Bertie Armstrong, Scottish Fishermen's Federation

Brexit brings a sea of opportunity for Britain’s fishermen

Opinion
Steven MacKinson, Chief Scientific Officer, SPSG

So are there plenty of fish in the sea?

Opinion

Obituary: Tom Inglis, motor trade executive

Obituaries
Fidel Castro pictured in the 1970s. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Obituary: Fidel Castro, revolutionary leader

Obituaries
William Mackay Purves
Purveyor of lamps and Edinburgh heritage supporter
Born: 4 February, 1934 in Edinburgh
Died: 6 October, 2016  in Edinburgh, aged 82
Bill Purves obit

Obituary: Bill Purves, owner of Mr Purves Lamp Emporium

Obituaries 1
Evelyn Rafferty obit

Obituary: Evelyn Rafferty, schoolteacher

Obituaries

Where there’s muck there’s, well, everything

Opinion 1
Pro-Leave supporters gather outside the Supreme Court on the first day of the Article 50 hearing.

Paris Gourtsoyannis: Government is prepared for defeat

Opinion 15
Floods last winter were among the worst in the UK since records began. Picture: Getty Images

Ilona Amos: Restoring our natural world will encourage nature to look after us

Opinion 4
Energy efficiency policies could create up to 9,000 jobs a year, claim business leaders.

Leader comment: Time to seize chance for energy efficiency

Opinion 1
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announces his resignation following the results of the vote for a referendum on constitutional reforms. Picture AFP Andreas Solaro.

Leader comment: Populist vote in Italy set to impact the Euro

Opinion 1
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Aidan Smith: Let’s save T in the Park - and get Theresa out of her leather breeks

Opinion 3
Popular income trusts have turned in a 'lacklustre' performance, says Bill Jamieson. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Bill Jamieson: End of an era for UK income funds

Financial

Comment: Tuck in to the snacks, but don’t go nuts this Christmas

Opinion

Comment: Anti-smoking legislation needs to maintain public support

Opinion

Brexit brings a sea of opportunity for Britain’s fishermen

Opinion

So are there plenty of fish in the sea?

Opinion