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Ruth Davidson hints at switch from Holyrood to Westminster

Politics 431
Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins spend precious time with daughter Vanellope Hope as she recovers from her life-saving operations, Picture: Ben Birchall/PA

Vanellope ‘first UK baby’ to survive birth with heart outside her body

News
A record number of Scottish children are obese or overweight

Almost one quarter of P1 pupils are overweight or obese

Health 5
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Film review : Star Wars - The Last Jedi (spoiler free)

Film

More Scottish teachers but primary classes stay the same size

Education 78

Community land ownership in Scotland rises ‘fivefold’ since 1990

Politics 5

Scotland shivers in coldest night of the year so far

News 8
Clockwise from top left: Gerard Docherty, Steven McCardle, Francis Mulligan, David Sell, Barry O'Neill and Martyn Fitzsimmons.

A cocaine gang kidnapped and brutally tortured a man over money they thought he owed them, a court has been told.

Police Scotland snared ‘most sophisticated’ crime gang of its kind

News
Esmael Goncalves slots the ball past Dundee keeper Elliot Parish to open the scoring for Hearts. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Hearts 2 - 0 Dundee: Levein’s men enjoy home comforts again

Hearts 2
Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty. Picture: PA

Should Rangers keep their new diamond formation for the trip to Hibs?

Premiership 8

Neil Lennon: Rangers’ long search for a manager is ‘a bit peculiar’

Premiership 10

Michael Stewart: John McGinn to Celtic ‘for £2.5m plus Liam Henderson’

Hibernian 38

Rumour Mill: Rangers ‘owe McInnes apology’ | Moult set to snub Scots teams | Celtic target ‘ineligible’ for Zenit game

Aberdeen 716

What next for Derek McInnes and Aberdeen after his Rangers rejection?

Craig Fowler

Aidan Smith: We must stop Ed Sheeran getting to Christmas number one

Opinion 5
All smiles: EU President Jean-Claude Juncker greets Theresa May at the EU Commission in Brussels. (Picture: PA)

Paris Gourtsoyannis: May’s Brexit deal is actually a trap

Opinion 42
Activists occupied 190 Trongate in Glasgow to highlight homelessness (Picture: John Devlin)

Darren McGarvey: occupation that could kickstart bid to tackle homelessness

Opinion 5
Greater energy efficiency could reduce fuel poverty and help reduce carbon emissions

Sarah Beattie-Smith: How high energy bills are making us ill

Opinion 6

Brian Monteith: Brexit agreement is a sham to save the PM

Opinion 96

John McLellan: Viewers should prepare for more Auntie Beeb

Opinion 2
Olly Dmitriev founded Edinburgh-based Vert Rotors in 2013. Picture: Contributed

Vert Rotors scales up with new industrial compressor

Companies
Sparrows Group announces acquisition of wind energy specialist Alpha Offshore Service

Sparrows Group has cemented its position in the renewables sector with the acquisition of Danish wind energy specialist Alpha Offshore Service A/S.

Already a supplier of capital equipment to the wind energy industry, the deal significantly strengthens the groups operations and maintenance capabilities in the sector.

Alpha Offshore provides engineering personnel and inspection services to the energy industry, specialising in the delivery of operations and maintenance, and supervisory and commissioning services to onshore and offshore wind developments.

The company will continue to be run under the same management as a separate entity within the Sparrows Group, ensuring operational consistency whilst also providing them with access to a wider pool of expertise and resources.

Sparrows swoops on Danish specialist

News
A bright future for the North Sea is predicted. Picture: Ivar Langvik

New player seen as vote of confidence in North Sea future

News 3

Scottish airport numbers continue to rise to record levels

News 3

Bill Jamieson: Investors put trust in Scotland’s canniness

Opinion

Edinburgh’s Lomond in fresh push into south

Companies

Laura Westring: Software industry tackles gender gap

Opinion 1
Codeclan is among the companies getting more women involved in coding.

Former IBM vice president to take reins at CodeClan

Tech

John McLellan: Will start-ups match Scotsman’s staying power?

The best Christmas gift ideas for drinks fans in Edinburgh

Food and Drink
The West End of Princes Street, Edinburgh, which was named in honour of the sons of King George III. Picture: Ian Rutherford

The curious origins of 20 Edinburgh street names

Lifestyle
T2, the criticially acclaimed sequel to Trainspotting, was among the biggest film productions in Scotland in recent years. Picture: Contributed

Screen unit aims to double the value of film production in Scotland

TV & Radio

Map: How the number of Scottish Gaelic speakers has changed since 1891

Lifestyle 132

Brian Ferguson: Paisley should show what it would have done with culture title

Brian Ferguson