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Bill Jamieson: ‘Brexit means Brexit’ means what?

DESPITE Theresa May’s brisk assurance, leaving the EU may prove more complex than it sounds, writes Bill Jamieson

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Alan Cumming and Nicola Sturgeon on the Yes campaign trail in 2014. Picture: Robert Perry

Tom Peterkin: Talk of indyref2 is premature

EXCITED talk of indyref2 may suit Nicola Sturgeon, but that does not mean it’s about to happen, writes Tom Peterkin

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paid, secure employment is still one of the biggest challenges facing young people today. Picture: PA

Kelly Barbour: Finding a job is getting harder and harder

FOR graduates, finding a job comes with ever greater degrees of difficulty, writes Kelly Barbour

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Lady Smith is a highly experienced judge and her appointment is to be welcomed. Picture: contributed

Leaders: Judge at head of abuse inquiry brings credibility

AS Lady Smith takes over the reins of an inquiry sullied by claims of government interference, for victims’ sakes there must be no repeat

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1,100 children under the age of 14 who were given antidepressant prescriptions. Picture: TSPL

Lizzy Buchan: We must teach children it’s ok to ask for help

TEENS with depression are a worry, but seeking help is a start, argues Lizzy Buchan

Scouting has delivered non-formal education to young people for more than a century and helps them to fulfil their full potential. Picture: TSPL

Katie Docherty: Time to earn that leadership skills badge

SCOUTING equips young people for a role in management, says Katie Docherty

Scotland should be tremendously proud of what it has to offer in terms of tourism. Picture: TSPL

David Johnstone: Cultural feast just the starter for visitors

TOURISTS can take their pick from a world-class offering, says David Johnstone

The Scotland team at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Charlie Smith: Changing the game when it comes to tourism

THERE’S nothing like a personal recommendation to help fly the flag for Scotland around the world, says Charlie Smith

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Only with the demolition of Cockenzie Power Station was an interim climate change target finally achieved. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scott Macnab: New laws don’t drive social change

Enacting laws won’t replace funding or support for crucial alterations to services, says Scott Macnab

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A boy stands in front of French flags and messages after a priest was killed in Normandy by Islamic State. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Leaders: Consequence of terrorism must not be IS victory

Pressure is on EU leaders, but only united defence and defiance can answer citizens’ fears to help defuse the threat of violence

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Police Scotland need not be a centralised force. Picture: John Devlin

Alison Payne: Single police force needn’t be centralised

The creation of Police Scotland was a mistake. Enforced centralisation of services usually is and this was no exception. Indeed, Reform Scotland felt that, even with the previous eight territorial forces, local variations in needs and priorities were inadequately reflected.

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French athlete Jean Bouinin was pipped at the post in the 5000m final at the Stockholm Olympic Games in 1912. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Martyn McLaughlin: IOC refusal to ban Russia reduces Rio to farce

It seems that Olympic principles are wholly subservient to political patronage and money, says Martyn McLaughlin

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Edinburgh Airport. Picture: Contributed

Tim Alderslade and Dale Keller: Chance for Scots to lead in air

Good time to cut cut Air Passenger Duty, say Tim Alderslade and Dale Keller

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The Kelpies are the centrepiece of a day in which walkers can learn about water projects supported by Christian Aid. Picture: Michael Gillen

Sally Foster-Fulton: Find Another Way with a little canter banter

A day out at the Kelpies will help spread the word on work to tackle poverty throughout the world, says Sally Foster-Fulton

Paddy Ashdown has announced the formation of More United, which takes its name from the words of the maiden speech in the House of Commons by murdered MP Jo Cox. Picture: Getty

Euan McColm: The really radical thing to do is to work together

During the age of angry politics a new organisation that seeks to unite not divide is to be applauded, writes Euan McColm

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Theresa May with Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Leaders: Hard borders are a fact of life for those outside EU

The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic is the manifestation of Brexit and the UK’s external border with the EU

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Carbon Capture units extract CO2 emissions. Picture: Neil Hanna

Ilona Amos: Carbon capture best hope of combating climate change

Climate change is held to be the biggest problem ever to face humanity. This was acknowledged in Paris last December when global leaders agreed that advanced economies should become zero-carbon by 2050 and aim to restrict warming to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.

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Access to real-time passenger information provides an enormous benefit to the travelling public. Picture: Jane Barlow

Russell Imrie: Wait over for real-time passenger information

Cutting uncertainty makes public transport more attractive, says Russell Imrie

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It is clear new drink-driving limits have had the effect of keeping people out of pub. Picture: PA

Colin Valentine: Drink-drive limits have hurt rural pub industry

The government should offer a package of support to help local landlords, says Colin Valentine

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Renewable energy has created thousands of jobs and is benefitting climate change. Picture: Getty Images

Niall Stuart: Renewable energy is still hot favourite

Now is the time to nominate a deserving high achiever for the Scottish Green Energy Awards, says Niall Stuart

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