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Thousands sign petition demanding raven cull plan is scrapped

Nearly 35,000 people have signed an online petition calling on Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to scrap a "mass cull" of ravens.

Environment 3

Ruth Davidson announces she is expecting first child

Ruth Davidson has announced she is expecting her first child with her partner Jen Wilson.

Politics 378
Charlotte Prodger, a Glasgow-based visual artist, is the latest GSA graduate to be shortlisted for the Turner prize. Picture: Contributed

Charlotte Prodger the latest Glasgow-trained artist up for the Turner

It is the contemporary art prize that has become synonymous with one Scottish institution in particular.

Art
Jarlshof on Shetland is looking for a steward this summer to help tell the story of the site first occupied by humans more than 4,000-years-ago. www.geograph.co.uk.

Scottish history lovers wanted for perfect summer job

If history is your thing, one of Scotland’s most fascinating prehistoric settlements could have the perfect job on offer this summer.

Lifestyle
Susan Calman starred in last year's series of Strictly Come Dancing. Pict

Comedian Susan Calman to be honoured by Glasgow University

Comedian Susan Calman and broadcaster Andrew Neil will receive honorary doctorates from the University of Glasgow this summer.

Glasgow & Strathclyde

Police ‘aware of significance’ of next Old Firm game

Police say they are “well aware of the significance” of the latest Old Firm match this weekend where Celtic can clinch the Scottish Premiership title.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Adopting the plug and play concept in oil and gas could significantly reduce the cost of developing marginal fields

Innovation could unlock 3.4bn barrels of oil around the UK

An Aberdeen-based innovation centre is backing four subsea “plug and play” projects which could help unlock the 3.4 billion barrels of oil and gas in marginal fields on the UK continental shelf.

Tech 1

Highland Wildlife Park reveal name of new polar bear cub

The first polar bear born in the UK for 25 years has been named Hamish in tribute to his Highland birthplace.

News 1
A silicone version of the actor John Goodman sits in the car park of Bill's Tool Store. Picture: SWNS

John Goodman dummy sparks dead body fears outside Glasgow shop

Police were called to an art installation of a life-like dummy of John Goodman sitting in a car - after it was mistaken for a dead body.

Odd

Video: Shona Robison urged to quit by cancer patient after two hour ambulance wait

A terminally-ill cancer patient has called on Shona Robison to quit as Health Secretary after waiting for more than two hours for an ambulance when she collapsed at home.

News 225
The High Court in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Life sentence for man who killed young father he suspected of being paedophile

A neighbour who murdered a father-of-three because he thought he had sexually assaulted two 14-year-old girls was detained for life.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Captain Perreault and First Office Syed were arrested shortly before taking off from Glasgow airport. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Pilots cleared of planning to fly Scotland flight after drinking

The case against two Canadian pilots accused of preparing to fly a passenger plane while under the influence of alcohol has collapsed after their blood samples were destroyed at a prison.

News 22
Vladimir Romanov, pictured, was represented by Charlie Mann for over four years. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Vladimir Romanov’s ex-PR advisor becomes Scottish Labour comms chief

He was once employed to offer communications advice to one of Scottish football’s most controversial characters.

Politics 2
The Silver Chanter competition was first held at Dunvegan Castle in 1967. Picture: Robert Perry/TSPL

Silver Chanter piping competition switches to Glasgow from Skye

One of the most prestigious events in the Scottish traditional music calendar has been forced to leave its home for the last 50 years due to rising costs.

Music

Holiday park planned for Culloden Battlefield

Culloden is facing a new threat of development with plans now lodged to build a holiday park within the official battlefield boundary.

Lifestyle 10
Mark Meechan leaves Airdrie Sherriff Court, with girlfriend Suzanne Kelly, where he was fined after being found guilty of a hate crime. Picture: Centre Press.

Man fined for Nazi pug video raises more than £100k for appeal

A man fined £800 after he filmed a pet dog giving Nazi salute set up a GoFundMe page to pay for his appeal - and has raised over £100,000.

Glasgow & Strathclyde 53
Police Scotland confirmed Julie Reilly's death on April 23. Picture: John Devlin

Man in court charged with murder of missing Glasgow woman

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a Glasgow woman who disappeared two months ago.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
Archaeologists  from NTS  and volunteers are at Glencoe searching for remains of settlements inhabited during the 1692 massace. PIC: NTS.

Lost settlements of Glencoe studied for first time

Archaeologists are in Glencoe surveying the settlements inhabited during the 1692 massacre for the first time.

Lifestyle 1
MV Hrossey, one of the three ferries to be bought by the Scottish Government. Picture: NorthLink

Northern Isles ferries to be bought by ministers as contract extended

NorthLink's three ferries are to be bought for the taxpayer and operator Serco given an 18-month contract extension as ministers mull over the future of the service.

Transport 7
The Scottish Government is reviewing its free bus travel scheme. Picture: Donald Stirling

Ministers warned not to curb 'lifeline' free bus travel scheme

Passenger groups today warned ministers against making any changes to their "lifeline" free bus travel scheme for older and disabled people.
Transport 16
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