TODAY’S top stories on social media from Scotland and beyond, including Mhairi Black, Jeremy Corbyn and legal tender
Nicola Sturgeon tips Mhairi Black as future SNP leader
The current SNP leader said the 21-year-old Paisley MP is “incredibly talented” and could lead the party “without a shadow of a doubt”, in a video interview with Elle magazine.
Ms Black pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the general election when she unseated Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander and her maiden Commons speech has been watched by more than half a million people on YouTube.
‘Corbyn-mania’ fails to lift Scottish Labour
The election of Jeremy Corbyn as the new UK Labour leader has failed to have any impact on the SNP’s dominant standing in Scotland, a new survey has found.
Labour actually fell two points to 21 per cent, with the SNP also seeing a similar decrease but retaining a comfortable majority of 56 per cent in the constituency vote at Holyrood.
Sheikh wins legal battle over four Highlands helipads
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum has won the battle with a local business owner over his plans for helipads.
Debra Storr, a former Aberdeenshire councillor who owns a holiday letting business, said increased noise and light pollution from the helicopters could drive her customers away.
Scotland team to face Poland announced
Darren Fletcher starts his first competitive match since the opening qualifier against Germany in Dortmund last year and is partnered in midfield by captain Scott Brown.
Rugby fan’s Scottish money debacle goes viral
A Scots rugby fan spoke of his anger after he was refused the sale of a scarf at the official Rugby World Cup store – because he had a Scottish £20 note.
Peter, 52, a senior IT project manager who lives in Milton Keynes, later returned to the store to try again and filmed his confrontation with the shop staff.
And after posting the video to Facebook, it was shared more than 4,500 times and scored 156,000 views in just 15 hours.