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Value of fishing in Scotland reaches record high

The value of Scotland’s fishing industry has reached a record high ahead of the Brexit negotiations which will determine its future.

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Stephen Miller. Picture: Michael Gillen

Headteachers driven out by demands and stresses of job

Scotland’s schools could be facing a leadership crisis because the “stresses and demands” of being a headteacher means senior staff do not want the job, MSPs have been told.

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Kenny MacAskill: Seal the border? Terrorists are here already

Heightened security and more atrocities may be price for our values and way of life, but we shall overcome challenges together, writes Kenny MacAskill.

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Bill Jamieson: New security measures will become a way of life

The presence of troops on British streets is supposed to be temporary measure - but will they become permanent after we grow to accept the sight, asks Bill Jamieson.

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Jeremy Corbyn's Labour will resume campaigning tomorrow. Pic: Danny Lawson

General election 2017: Parties set to resume campaigns

The main political parties will resume campaigning in the general election on Friday following a cessation of activity for the Manchester bombing – although Ukip will press ahead with its manifesto launch on Thursday.

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Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad of Jordan delivers a speech to the General Assembly. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Propaganda will make Muslims more hated, says Muslim scholar

Prince Ghazi bin Muhammed of Jordan, one of the world’s leading Muslim scholars, has told the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland that terrorist propaganda will succeed in making Muslims “even more hated than they currently are by most of the world.”

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Scottish Tenant Farmers Association chairman Christopher Nicholson said a stakeholder group should be appointed to monitor contractors' work. Picture: Contributed

Cautious welcome for new farm rent review contract

NFU Scotland has welcomed the eventual award of the contract to conduct the appraisal of how the new “productive capacity” measures to be used to determine farm rents – contained in last year’s Land Reform Act – will work in practice.

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Rt Rev Dr Derek Browning, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. 

Kirk votes against economic sanctions for Israel

A call urging economic sanctions against Israel over the expansion of settlements on the West Bank has been rejected by the 2017 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond has vowed to put the public finances back in the black 'as early as possible'. Picture: Neil Hanna

Government borrowing in April highest for three years

The UK government borrowed a surprise £10.4 billion in April in the last update on the public finances before the general election next month.

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is unfairly targeted by Leavers, says John Edward. Picture: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

John Edward: Anti-EU rhetoric makes Scotland look small

Barrett Deems was the drummer with Louis Armstrong’s All Stars and “the fastest ­drummer in the world”. ­Armstrong told him he was “the only guy in the world that makes coffee nervous”.

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Theresa May addresses the media as she makes a statement in Downing Street following a COBRA meeting to discuss the  Manchester terror attack. Picture: Getty

Manchester attack: Election campaigning to remain suspended

The party leaders’ campaigns for the 8 June General Election will remain suspended on Wednesday following the attack.

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Armed police on duty in Edinburgh on Tuesday.

Leader comment: No answer to threat of lone suicide bomber

The horror we had feared would visit Britain ever since terrorist attacks on Europe increased in frequency arrived on Monday night with the slaughter of at least 22 people, and another 59 injured, at a pop concert in Manchester, the biggest loss of life since the 7 July bombings in 2005.

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Rev Richard Frazer. Picture: Neil Hanna

Kirk tells PM: Don’t ignore ‘sovereign right’ of Scots

The Scottish people have the “sovereign right to determine the form of government best suited to their needs”, despite the UK government having the legal right to permit a second independence referendum, delegates at the 2017 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh agreed yesterday.

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Ayesha Hazarika: Bomber and right-wing both desire hate and division

Some of those on the right calling for action have more in common with the terrorists than they realise, writes Ayesha Hazarika.

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Manchester Arena attack: Watch Donald Trump condemn “evil losers”

President Donald Trump has condemned the deadly attack at a pop concert in Manchester as the act of “evil losers” and called on nations to band together to fight terrorism.

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Manchester arena attack: General election campaign suspended

General election campaigning has been suspended until further notice following the deadly suicide bombing in Manchester, with the SNP manifesto launch planned on Tuesday morning postponed.

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Kezia Dugdale: Vote Labour to ditch ‘divisive’ SNP and Tories

Kezia Dugdale underlined her firm opposition to a second independence referendum and a hard Brexit today as she sought to position Labour as the alternative to the “divisive politics” of the SNP and Conservatives.

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Theresa May chaired an emergency meeting with security officials following the attack. Picture: PA

Theresa May: Manchester bomber chose place with “cold calculation”

Prime Minister Theresa May has described the deadly suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester as “among the worst we have ever experienced” and said many children were among the injured.

Adam McVey says the city needs 'political leadership' Picture: TSPL

SNP will go for minority administration in Edinburgh

THE SNP is set to take control of the city council as a minority administration – but still hopes Labour bosses will give the go-ahead for a coalition at a later date.

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Davidsons boss is in need of good advice. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

Iain Keith: Davidson must tell May to help save the planet

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. So when Theresa May was snapped holding hands with Donald Trump at the White House it told a clear story – May intends for the UK to walk hand in hand with Trump’s America. But with the G7 leaders meeting this week, the question is, how far will May really follow Trump?

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