Herald Scotland

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:10:00 +0100
Opinion: Ian McConnell: Will chlorinated chicken pose risk to Union amid Brexit farce?
TO say there is a yawning gap between the Conservative Brexiters’ rambunctious promises of big new free trade deals in the wake of the UK’s European single market exit and their delivery on this front would surely be a massive understatement.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0100
Union lodges two safety grievances with two Scots councils as pupils return to school
SCOTLAND'S biggest teaching union has warned of an agreement over industrial action on coronavirus safety while lodging two collective grievances with two local authorities on the first official day of re-opening of Scottish schools.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0100
Scots firm in new £400,000 taxpayer funded contract to help resolve Scots ferry fiasco
REMEDIAL work has begun on a heavily delayed vessel at the centre of Scotland's £230m lifeline ferry building fiasco - with the help of the award of a new taxpayer-funded £400,000 contract to a Scots firm without going out to tender.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:10:00 +0100
Coronavirus: Travel operators 'continue to break law' over refund failures despite reassurances
SOME OF Britain's biggest travel operators and airlines have been accused of continuing to break the law on refunds for cancelled holidays and flights during the coronavirus pandemic despite assuring the aviation regulator that it would sort thing...

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:19:19 +0100
Potential of North Sea prospect that Shell bought in to underlined
NORTH Sea-focused Deltic Energy has seen its shares surge 12 per cent after the company increased estimates of the size of a propect that Shell bought in to.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0100
Bravery of Victoria Cross hero who was last man standing on battlefield remembered 75 years on
HE was the last man standing on the battlefield while all around lay dead or dying.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0100
Award-winning Scottish fishmonger Eddie's Seafood Market at Marchmont in Edinburgh put up for sale as owners retire
By Ian McConnell

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0100
Opinion: Rosemary Goring: Johnson is holidaying in Scotland? Lucky old us
DID you wake today to the thunder of guns and throw open the curtains, thinking “Yippee, it’s the Glorious Twelfth?” Around where I live, guns pop all year long, but most of the time it’s crows or other vermin – or so I assume – that are ...

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0100
Device to help pubs control Covid-19 unveiled
A SCOTTISH company has launched a device to help pubs better control the spread of Covid-19.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0100
Campaign to restore Clyde steamer hails £100,000 donation from FTSE 100 firm
AVEVA has donated over £100,000 worth of 3D visualisation shipbuilding software to help the restoration of an inconic steamsip.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0100
Opinion: Iain Macwhirter: All shall have prizes in the great exams U-turn – except John Swinney
LAST week, the Education Secretary, John Swinney, insisted that the SQA had moderated exam results to ensure fairness and maintain standards in Scottish education. He also said that “politicians cannot be seen to be interfering in examinations...

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0100
ScottishPower opens STEM ‘returner’ programme
SCOTTISHPOWER has opened applications for a new “returner” employment programme to support people from diverse backgrounds who have taken a career break or lost their job in the STEM sector due to Covid-19.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0100
Scots urged to get outdoors and help save nation’s heritage
OUR stunning landscapes have long proved a magnet for travellers from across the world – now they are set to help preserve internationally significant heritage sites as coronavirus restrictions continue to bite.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0100
Punk era captured in 16 YEARS Gigs in Scotland 1974 - 1990
GIGS may be a distant memory in Covid times but a new book aims to strike a chord with Scotland's music scene.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 05:30:00 +0100
Issue of the day: In the Air Tonight back in the charts
IT is nearly 40 years old, but Phil Collins’ debut single “In The Air Tonight” is rocketing back up the charts for a surprising reason.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 22:57:45 +0100
Kamala Harris: Who is Joe Biden's 2020 running mate?
The last time Kamala Harris and Joe Biden shared a stage, the atmosphere was very different.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 21:24:52 +0100
Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris to be his running mate
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris to be his running made.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 20:27:14 +0100
Ruth Davidson’s return confirmed in new Tory line-up
RUTH Davidson will return to the political frontline to lead the Scottish Tory group of MSPs in Holyrood, it has been confirmed.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 20:22:29 +0100
SQA results: Teenager 'absolutely delighted' after exam U-turn
16-year-old Emira Attia, one of the 125,000 students who had their SQA results downgraded last week, is “absolutely delighted” after hearing John Swinney's announcement today.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:33:43 +0100
Coronavirus in Scotland: Six things to take away from daily briefing
Nicola Sturgeon has addressed the unemployment rates in Scotland after latest figures showed that 4.5% of the country were out of work.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:30:00 +0100
Letters: The credibility of Scottish education is now at risk
THE examination outcomes presented by the SQA in 2020 demonstrated single-digit improvement across schools. Presumably, the SQA endeavoured to demonstrate its best estimate of measured and justified improvement in examination outcomes, in circumstanc...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:20:00 +0100
Sturgeon: Football will be 'shown red card' if Covid breaches continue
NICOLA Sturgeon has threatened to show football the red card if players continue to flout Covid guidance.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:58:29 +0100
Swinney abandons SQA downgrades and lets pass rates soar after backlash
JOHN Swinney has abandoned the downgrade of more than 120,000 exams and said original teacher estimates will be used to determine this year’s results instead.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:06:34 +0100
John Swinney's SQA decision 'welcomed' by Glasgow University
Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli has "welcomed" Education Secretary John Swinney's decision to abandon the downgrade of more than 120,000 exams.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:48:05 +0100
John Swinney's SQA U-Turn: Seven things you need to know
John Swinney has announced today that the Scottish Government will abandon the downgrade of more than 124,564 exams and said original teacher estimates will be used to determine this year’s results instead.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:38:36 +0100
How Scotland reacted to John Swinney's SQA U-turn
John Swinney announced today that the Scottish Government will abandon the downgrade of more than 124,564 exams.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:50:54 +0100
Debenhams to cut 2,500 jobs | Insurance giant to spin off US interests | Scottish unemployment figures and list of major potential job losses
Debenhams is to axe 2,500 jobs across its stores and warehouses as the retailer looks to reduce costs after sales were impacted by the coronavirus lockdown.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:17:56 +0100
Nicola Sturgeon says Celtic and Aberdeen should not expect to play this week
Celtic's next two matches have been postponed and Nicola Sturgeon has issued Scottish football with a final warning after Hoops defender Boli Bolingoli’s secret trip to Spain.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:48:50 +0100
Alex Salmond trial documentary to be broadcast next week on BBC
A documentary on the criminal trial of former First Minister Alex Salmond is scheduled to be broadcast on the BBC next week.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 05:00:00 +0100
Coalition of 20 warns Scotland's hate crime bill threatens free speech
A COALITION OF 20 artists, authors, journalists and campaigners including a friend of the First Minister are claiming a threat to free speech over Scotland's hate crime bill.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:20:33 +0100
Covid-19 has created an 'absolute crisis for the young', warns leading economist
A LEADING economist has warned the coronavirus pandemic has created an "absolute crisis for the young" and its fallout will be "incomparably worse" than the financial crash.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:09:13 +0100
Warning Scots job losses may be 'taste of things to come'
BUSINESS leaders have warned the latest jobless figures may be only a “taste of things to come”, after Scotland suffered more than the rest of the UK.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:18:24 +0100
Coronavirus in Scotland: No new Covid-19 deaths for 29th day as 52 new cases confirmed
There have been no new deaths in Scotland overnight from Covid-19 for the twenty-ninth day in a row, as 52 new positive cases were announced today.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:10:33 +0100
Gryffe High School to become first Scottish secondary to get ‘excellent’ rating under new model
Gryffe High in Renfrewshire School has become the first secondary school in Scotland to receive an ‘excellent’ grade under the government’s short model inspection format.