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ScotRail's 'Happy Trains' to start running on Saturday

The first of ScotRail's stand-in "Happy Trains" will start operating on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line on Saturday, The Scotsman has learned.
Transport

Passenger flights at Prestwick Airport to end?

Prestwick Airport chiefs today hinted at potentially dropping passenger flights because they lose money.

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Thousands of animals will be competing in all manner of classes over the four-day event. Picture: SWNS

Royal Highland Show 2018: Everything you need to know

With massive crowds expected at the biggest country event of the year, Ilona Amos has the low-down on the Royal Highland Show, which opens this week

Travel 1
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Historic sword stolen form Isle of Canna museum

A mystery theft on a small Scottish island reads like the plot of a long-lost Agatha Christie novel.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands 3

MP vows ‘the Mack will rise again’ after devastating blaze

The Glasgow School of Art “will be saved”, its director has said, as warnings the building may need to be torn down were branded “reckless” by the local MP.

Politics 10

Watch: Drone footage shows aftermath of Glasgow School of Art fire

Glasgow School of Art (GSA) bosses have released drone footage showing the scale of the devastating fire which wrecked the iconic Mackintosh Building and the O2 ABC.

Glasgow & Strathclyde
James Morrision, 15, from Cowdenbeath. Picture: Police Scotland

Tributes to ‘caring and loving’ boy killed in fatal crash

Tributes have been paid to a teenager who died after being hit by a van.

News 1
The coastguard received an emergency call on Monday evening. Picture: John Devlin

Coastguard ‘fairly confident’ Moray Firth mayday call was a hoax

A mayday call that sparked a major air and sea search was a hoax, the coastguard believes.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Isabel Davis will start her role as executive director of Creative Scotland's new screen unit in September.

New figurehead revealed for Scottish screen industry

Scotland’s troubled screen industry has been given a major boost after poaching one of British film’s leading executives to become its new figurehead.

Lifestyle 1
Scotland Sectretary David Mundell has said does not currently support calls for a public inquiry into the Glasgow School of Art fire. Picture: PA

No backing from David Mundell for public inquiry into art school fire

David Mundell has said he does not currently support calls for a public inquiry into the fire that engulfed the Glasgow School of Art.

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Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered in 2016

Equality campaigners to meet in Glasgow to honour memory of Jo Cox

Equality campaigners are to meet in Glasgow this week to honour the memory of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox, in a bid to promote a message of unity between diverse communities.

Politics 8
The popularity of Highland routes with cyclists has been boosted by tourism accolades, TV documentaries and links to the Harry Potter films.

Cycle coaches to be hitched to trains to ease bike crush

Britain’s first rail carriages reserved for bikes and outdoor equipment are to run on one of Scotland’s busiest tourist lines from next summer, The Scotsman has learned.

Transport 15
ScotRail has blamed the Beast for the East for its reduced score. Picture: Danny Lawson

ScotRail passenger satisfaction slumps

Passenger satisfaction with ScotRail has slumped from record levels, watchdog Transport Focus revealed today.
Transport 5
Chris Liversidge is founder and chief exec of QueryClick

Digital marketing agency sees 50% revenue jump after run of client wins

An Edinburgh-based digital marketing consultancy has seen year-on-year revenue growth of nearly 50 per cent and boosted its ranks as it looks to grow at home and abroad.

Media & Leisure
Billy Ritchie

Aidan Smith: The greatest Scottish band you have never heard of

Aidan Smith on the ‘three thistle and haggis voiced bairns’ who changed the course of pop history before vanishing

Opinion
The accident took place on the B925. Picture: Google

Fife teen who died after being struck by taxi, named

A teen who died after being struck by a taxi has been identified as James Morrison, was due to celebrate his 16th birthday tomorrow.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
The estate is on the market for 2.78m.

Argyll estate which inspired the Dam Busters raid put up for sale

It was the site of a secret testing ground for the Second World War operation that inspired the film The Dam Busters and boasts its own “private pub”.

Lifestyle
Tim Cornelius

Pentland Firth tidal energy pioneer hails 2017 as pivotal year

The sustainable energy pioneer behind MeyGen in the Pentland Firth has hailed 2017 as the “most important” year in its history after major progress by the flagship tidal power project and inking a key deal in December.

Tech 3

Historic 7ft claymore stolen from isle of Canna museum

The theft of a centuries old claymore sword from a museum on a Scottish island has sparked a nationwide police appeal.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands

Wrong wind turbines create traffic chaos in the north

Major tailbacks were experienced by motorists in the north of Scotland after giant wind turbine parts had to be sent back - because they were the wrong size.

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