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BrewDog to open world’s first craft beer hotel in Scotland

Craft beer giants BrewDog have announced plans to build the world’s first craft beer hotel in their Aberdeenshire homeland.

Media & Leisure
The trial took place at Dundee Sheriff Court. Picture: TSPL

Primary school worker found with stash of child abuse videos

A primary school worker was today facing jail after being found with a stash of child abuse images and videos.

Dundee & Tayside
More than 21,000 salmon are thought to have escaped from a pen in Loch Snizort. Picture: Stephen Mansfield

21,000 salmon escape from Skye fish farm

More than 21,000 salmon have escaped from a fish farm near the Isle of Skye, owners have reported.

Environment
ScotRail passengers face disruption

Commuters face delays due to major signal fault in Glasgow

Commuters on Scotland’s busiest railways faced substantial delays this morning due to a major signaling fault affecting both Glasgow Central and Queen Street stations.

Transport 5
Mr Sarwar said he would not be deterred from campaigning against racism. Picture: John Devlin

Police investigate far-right threat to Labour MSP Anas Sarwar

Police are investigating after Labour MSP Anas Sarwar was threatened by a far-right group.

Politics 56

Edinburgh named as UK’s top city for inward investment

Edinburgh is the most attractive city in the UK for inward investment but will need to invest heavily in areas such as affordable housing to avoid being overtaken by other major centres, according to a new report published today.

Markets Economy 12
Edinburgh dads are more likely to miss their child's birth than other areas of the UK. Picture: Supplied

Edinburgh dads ‘more likely to miss their child’s birth’

More than one in ten fathers missed the birth of their child, with parents from Edinburgh more likely to not be present than those in other areas of the country.

News
Inverness Sheriff Court. Picture: Neil Hanna

Man kept owl heads in jam jars to sell as artefacts for witches

Body parts of endangered birds were found after a police raid on a man who sold artefacts and trinkets for white witches and shamans.

News
Liam Colgan. Picture: Contributed

Family confirm first sighting of missing Liam Colgan

The family of a man who went missing after a stag weekend in Hamburg more than a week ago have revealed details of his first confirmed sighting.

News
Ayr Main Street. Picture: Google

Man jailed for savage attack on Golden Retriever in Ayr

A MAN who battered a dog unconscious and threw it onto a road has today been jailed and banned from keeping animals.

Transport 4
Morrissey played the Hyrdo in Glasgow on Saturday. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon: Morrissey should stick to music

Nicola Sturgeon believes fans go to Morrissey gigs for his music rather than to hear his political views after the singer appeared to criticise Scotland’s First Minister at a gig.

Music 234
The cenotaph in Belfast city centre, which became a focus for public mourning following the 1971 killings

SNP MSP criticised over response to Scottish soldiers killed by IRA

An SNP MSP who described the IRA as “freedom fighters” has been branded “unbelievable” for refusing to sign a motion pressing the Scottish government to support justice for three murdered soldiers.

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Irvine Welsh: ‘I had a criminal record aged 8’

Irvine Welsh has revealed his first encounter with the police came at the age of just eight, when he and a group of friends were charged for playing football on a grass verge on the then new Muirhouse estate.

Books 11
A man suffered serious injuries at the summit of Aonach Beag. Picture: Jim Barton/Geograph

Skier rescued after 200m fall from Scottish mountain

Rescue teams took part in a near 12-hour operation to save a skier who had fallen 200 metres off a mountain.

News 1
Anas Sarwar said more needed to be done to encourage ethnic minorities to enter the teaching profession in Scotland. Picture: John Devlin

Scotland needs more ethnic minority head teachers, says Sarwar

A senior Labour MSP has called for action to tackle the lack of ethnic minorities employed in senior education roles in Scotland.

Politics 293
Alex Cole-Hamilton (right) celebrates becoming an MSP in 2016 at his office in Corstorphine with Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie, then Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and former party leader Menzies Campbell. Picture: Greg Macvean

Lib Dems investigated over Holyrood election spending

The Liberal Democrats are being investigated by Scottish electoral authorities over an allegation the party failed to accurately report its spending during the last Holyrood election.

General Election 22
The Los Angeles Times has praises Dundees waterfront landmark ahead of its opening. Picture: contributed

V&A Dundee named ‘best new museum’ by leading American newspaper

Dundee’s V&A building has been named the world’s best new museum to explore in 2018 – seven months before it opens its doors.

Lifestyle 4
Forestry in the Borders  Pic: Neil Hanna

Lesley Riddoch: ‘Tenants versus trees’ row has echoes of the Highland Clearances

Tenant farmers still have a precarious existence in Scotland 250 years after the Highland Clearances, writes Lesley Riddoch.

Opinion 34

Video: Man arrested after digger crashes into Buckie building

A man has been arrested after a digger crashed into a building in a Moray town.

Transport
Morrissey was performing at the SSE Hydro. Picture: Contributed

Morrissey jibe at Nicola Sturgeon met with boos at Scottish gig

Morrissey has received a backlash from some Scottish fans on social media after criticising First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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