Charlotte Johnson: Botanics pushes the boat out with shoreline exhibition

From the Forth bridges and Queensferry to the beaches of Portobello and ­Joppa, Edinburgh’s coastline communities have a proud heritage of distinct social and cultural traditions where a sense of community has endured.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) and EU Council President Donald Tusk are all smiles as they sign the CETA trade deal; it remains to be seen if the UK will reach such an amicable settlement (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Anton Muscatelli: Brexit talks should have this inevitable conclusion

Ideological extremists could damage the UK economy, warns Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, chair of the Scottish Government’s Standing Council on Europe.

If you want to be like John Travolta on the dancefloor, you are probably old

Jim Duffy: The seven top signs you are getting old

The Age of Disco has actually ended, Jim Duffy finally discovers on a night out with his 19-year-old daughter.

A fancy dress runner.  (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, file)

Fancy dress runners urged to reconsider ahead of ‘hottest Marathon’ ever

London Marathon runners planning to don fancy dress are being urged to reconsider amid warnings it could be the hottest race on record.

The formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Buckingham Palace (Picture: Getty)

Brian Wilson: Racist Windrush scandal echoes Scots’ slave trade shame

I had the privilege last weekend of attending a fine event at Prestonfield House called The Tumbling Lassie Ball, the title reflecting a very interesting piece of Scottish legal history with plenty of present day connotations.

David Cameron said being prime minister was "a hard enough job without your predecessor giving you a running commentary". Picture: John Devlin

David Cameron: Calling a referendum on the EU was the right choice

Former prime minister David Cameron has said he does not regret calling the referendum that triggered Brexit, despite believing the UK made the wrong decision.

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Callum Hawkins was in gold medal position in the Commonwealth Games marathon when he collapsed twice (Picture: Getty)

Kevan Christie: Why we should stop running marathons

So, it’s that time of the year again when would-be Mo Farah’s don their new trainers, possibly dress up as a giant rabbit or Elvis and prepare to run a marathon.

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Cliff Richard. Picture:  Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

BBC journalist insists he ‘reported facts’ on Cliff Richard story

A BBC reporter who broke a story about Sir Cliff Richard’s home being searched by police following a child sex assault allegation has told a High Court judge that he “just reported the facts”.


Kenny MacAskill: The Nasty Party is back

On 4 May 1979, Margaret Thatcher stood at the doorstep of 10 Downing Street and gave her acceptance speech as newly elected Tory Prime Minister.

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Tedroy Newell sits with an ultra-realistic humanoid robot version of himself. Picture: NOW TV

Watch: AI robot unleashed on pub locals to help launch TV series

Streaming service NOW TV have stirred up interest in the new series of hit show Westworld by having an artificially intelligent human-like robot interact with punters in a London pub.

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Paul Baxendale-Walker raised the prospect of the EBT scheme with former Rangers owner Sir David Murray. Picture: SNS Group

Former solicitor who masterminded Rangers EBT scheme facing bankruptcy

A former solicitor who advised Rangers on their use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) is facing bankruptcy, according to reports.

Willow, top left, had to be put to sleep. Picture: Getty

Queen left heartbroken by death of her last corgi, Willow

The Queen has been left saddened by the death of her last corgi, Willow.

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Vicki Swales, Head of Land Use Policy, RSPB Scotland

Vicki Swales: Farming policy a field to look at in climate change plans

Whether viewed from a global or Scottish standpoint, we face twin environmental challenges – preventing climate change and halting the loss of wildlife.

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Alex Nairn, Trustee of Elie Estate.

Alex Nairn: Looking forward to more baby buntings

Scottish estate managers have a wide list of responsibilities – from managing holiday lets, to creating new social housing developments, to ensuring land is being managed – both by ­ourselves and by our tenant farmers – in an environmentally ­efficient way.

Julian Assange. Picture: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty

Julian Assange subjected to torture, claims friend Pamela Anderson

Hollywood star Pamela Anderson has shared her fears over the health of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who she said is being subjected to “a form of torture”.

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Holyrood and Westminster in court showdown over Brexit "power grab"

The constitutional stand-off over Brexit between Holyrood and Westminster is to be settled by the UK Supreme Court it has been confirmed.

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Senior intelligence official Ciaran Martin said advice is being offered to internet companies. Picture: PA

Alert over ‘malicious’ Russian cyber attack

Russia has hacked into millions of computers across Britain, including home terminals and internet routers, and may be preparing for a widescale cyber attack, US and UK security chiefs said in an unprecedented warning last night.

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Senior pupils on challenging Outward Bound courses can learn many 'soft' skills which will be of use in the world of work, while future employers can also help with active mentoring and even taking part

Bound to succeed – getting youngsters and employers outdoors together

In Scotland, our government has done much to facilitate and encourage the education sector to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to flourish once they enter the working world. Initiatives such as Developing the Young Workforce bring together schools and employers in working partnerships to encourage and deliver learning opportunities.

Lesley McLeod, CEO ' The Association for Project Safety.

Lesley McLeod: Why don’t we design houses to give granny a family home?

We’re none of us ­getting any younger so, when I moved back to ­Edinburgh, I chose as far as ­possible to future-proof my life by buying a ­new-build flat close to the centre.

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Jamaican immigrants are welcomed by RAF officials from the Colonial Office after the ex-troopship Empire Windrush landed them at Tilbury in 1948. Picture: PA

Who are the Windrush generation?

140 MPs from across politics have written to Prime Minister Theresa May calling for an “immediate and effective” response to concerns from long-term Commonwealth-born British residents over their immigration status.

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