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Mobile and static road blocks will be used to check if drivers have insurance during the Police Scotland operation running this week, Picture: Rob McDougall

Police set for week-long crackdown on uninsured drivers in Scotland

News 1
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard

Richard Leonard claims Nicola Sturgeon is ‘most divisive UK politician since Thatcher’

Politics 477
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Young women avoiding smear tests over body embarrassment


Social media companies have ‘lost support of public’

Her Majesty The Queen. Picture; PA

Queen Elizabeth - What will happen when the monarch dies?

UK 867
Alan Cumming and Nicola Sturgeon at a flash mob meeting outside the Yes Campaign office in Finnieston , Glasgow in 2014. Picture: TSPL

Alan Cumming makes £64K profit on ‘Indyref flat’ he bought in Edinburgh

Lifestyle 96
Craig Levein clashes with Hibs pair Martin Boyle and Brandon Barker on the touchline. Picture: SNS

Neil Lennon blasts Craig Levein over ‘natural order’ claim

Hearts 7
The Hearts players celebrate Don Cowie's winning goal. Picture: SNS

Don Cowie says Hearts’ derby win bigger than beating Celtic

Hearts 2
Hearts midfielder Harry Cochrane, right, tussles with Hibs' John McGinn. Picture: SNS

Harry Cochrane star of show as Hearts end dismal derby run

Hearts 8
Odsonne Edouard scores Celtic's fifth goal against Brechin. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA

Celtic eye clean sweep after ‘putting the freshness back’


Edinburgh attitude gives Richard Cockerill comfort in defeat

Rugby union

Aberdeen issue statement of intent with St Mirren thrashing


Rumour Mill: Morelos on the move? | McGinn considering new Hibs deal | Celtic linked with two-time Bundesliga winner

Premiership 677

Nine in a row: How Hibs gained upper hand in capital derby

Jane Bradley: Toxic plastic waste is returning from sea to poison us

Opinion 10
Many calls to landlines are unwanted (Picture: Getty)

John McLellan: How I took on a dodgy cold caller selling insurance

Opinion 6
Fibre broadband internet is now available to 95 per cent of Scots

Leader comment: Scotland finally set for digital age

Opinion 3
Cyrille Regis was a trailblazer who inspired generations of black footballers. Picture: PA Wire

Martyn McLaughlin: The racism Cyrille Regis battled is still with us

Opinion 29

James Withers: Scotland’s food and drink industry has all the ingredients for success

Food and Drink
The MV Glen Sannox, the UK's first dual-fuel ferry, is launched at Ferguson Marine Engineering in Port Glasgow. Picture: PA

Will 2018 be plain sailing for the Clyde shipyards?

Companies 11
The Edinburgh-based start-up has won a lucrative contract from Shell. Picture: PA

Edinburgh-based start-up Cognitive Geology wins Shell contract

Tech 1

Construction giant Carillion to go into liquidation

News 7

Loganair launches flights from Glasgow to Donegal

Business 1

Debts to taxman triggering more business failures

Business 3

Nick Freer: Scottish technology mixing with the big boys

The FTSE100 is closing in on 8,000. Picture: AFP/Getty

Bill Jamieson: Onwards and upwards to 8,000 (while it lasts)


David Alexander: Financial products must match property choices

Video: The colour of Scotch whisky explained

St Andrew Square and The Mound precinct are to be turned into chill out spaces for a new spring event

‘Chill out places’ to be created in Edinburgh city centre

Oxfam's Byers Road store in Glasgow is the charity's biggest success story - thanks to customers' love affair with vinyl and CDs

Surge in vinyl sales helps boost charity shop profits

Early to bed and having plenty of gym gear is the key to a fitness regime, a survey found

The best exercise regime: Early to bed and pack gym gear in advance

31st March 1928:  The Scottish captain Jimmy McMullan leads out his team for the International soccer match between England and Scotland. Alex James scored twice and Scotland won the game 5 - 1.  (Photo by Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Why Scotland would have won the World Cup – if only we’d turned up

Lifestyle 8

Brian Ferguson: Celtic Connections deserves support