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Comment: postponed indyref2 debate fails to excite

This debate on the request by the Scottish Government to gain the power to hold another referendum on independence was delayed due to the horrific killings in Westminster last week.

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The recommendation is for independent monitors  to police fox hunts.

Total ban on fox hunting ‘would not ensure adherence to law’

A blanket ban on fox hunting would not solve the problem of ensuring hunts adhere to the law, MSPs have heard.


Holyrood’s indyref2 vote rejected by Westminster

The UK Government has kicked Nicola Sturgeon’s bid for another independence referendum into the long grass moments after it was backed by a majority of MSPs.

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Key sites from Diana Gabaldon's hit Outlander series are visited for real as part of the Outlander Adventure Experience. Picture: Sony Pictures Television

Outlander-inspired tours offer the authentic Jacobite experience

A FAMILY-RUN tour operator has created a fascinating Jacobite Highland hike inspired by the popular TV series Outlander.

SNP MP Chris Law. Picture: Wikimedia Commons

SNP MP Chris Law will not resign party whip

The SNP MP Chris Law will not resign the party whip despite a police investigation being launched into his financial dealings.

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Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland ministers would consider direct rule, MPs told

The Government will countenance the reintroduction of direct rule in Northern Ireland if extended talks to restore powersharing fail, Secretary of State James Brokenshire has warned.

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John Swinney, deputy First Minister and education secretary is due to speak at ISTP, the major international education conference.

Major international education summit hosted in Edinburgh

Delegates from around the world will gather in Edinburgh tomorrow for a three-day annual international teaching summit.

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Study finds that women tend to choose less masculine looking male faces if they fear danger to their children.

Women fearing danger choose mates with less ‘macho’ faces

Women who fear men could be a danger to their children prefer less masculine faces, according to research from the University of St Andrews.

Ecurie Ecosse notched up consecutive wins at Le Mans in the 1950s. Picture: TSPL

Ecurie Ecosse plots historic return to Le Mans

ICONIC Scots racing team Ecurie Ecosse has confirmed a 2017 return to the Le Mans circuit where they registered a brace of famous victories precisely 60 years ago.

Madeline and Jonathan  Hewitt, along with daughter Millie move into their new house on the Tornagrain new town development. Pictured with  John Stuart, Chairman of Moray Estates.

Scotland’s newest town welcomes first residents

FAMILIES have just moved into the newest town which is being built in Scotland for over 50 years.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: Sky

Nicola Sturgeon: Scots have right to choose Brexit or indyref2

Scottish voters should have the right to choose between the “significant and profound” change that Brexit will cause and independence, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Culloden Battlefield. Picture: David Moir

Five of the best woodland walks near Inverness

THE Highlands is one of the most amazing places to see, but the region is bigger than many countries, including Wales, so is difficult to explore.

Police stand guard outside the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyrood House following a terrorist incident in Westminster. Picture: JP License.

Police Scotland to deploy officers with tasers to patrol Holyrood

The body representing rank and file police officers has warned its members are not equipped to deal with a fast-moving terror attack amid heightened security at the Scottish Parliament.

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A pro-EU march heads down the Canongate in Edinburgh. Scottish attitudes towards Brexit are increasingly 'pessimistic', the SNP has said. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/JP Resell

SNP: UK public ‘pessimistic’ about Brexit economic impact

The SNP has said a recent poll of UK households reveals an increasingly “pessimistic” attitude towards the economic impact of Brexit.

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The Queensferry Crossing was originally scheduled to open in December.

Queensferry Crossing opening delayed for a second time

The Queensferry Crossing will not now open in May, economy secretary Keith Brown has admitted to MSPs
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The Union flag.

Move to take down Union flag amid ‘eyesore’ complaints

Officials have moved to take down a Union flag in a North Ayrshire town after an MP’s complaint which described it as an “eyesore”.

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Students walk through Brunsfield Links. Picture: TSPL.

Five parts of Edinburgh you didn’t know were haunted

OLD ghosts, new ghosts, Edinburgh has them all.

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David Davis: UK ‘will refuse to pay £50bn Brexit fee’

The UK will refuse to hand Brussels £50 billion to pay for its divorce from the European Union, David Davis has insisted.

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Caroline Grieve. Picture: submitted

‘Overworked’ Dumfries High teacher falsified pupils’ results

A TEACHER falsified exam results for more than 50 students because she was “drowning in work”.

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