Herald Scotland

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000
Children's panel volunteers say complaints against them handled 'unfairly'
Senior members of Scotland’s Children’s Hearing System say they have been subjected to an arbitrary and unfair complaints process, leaving many feeling victimised and undermined.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:40:00 +0000
Brexit Bill finally completes passage through UK Parliament
Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill has cleared its final parliamentary hurdle, paving the way for the UK to leave the EU with a deal in place at the end of the month.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000
Minimum pricing did not cut alcohol intake for teen drinkers, study finds
MINIMUM pricing has had no effect on alcohol consumption among teenagers in Scotland, according to a new study.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:07:02 +0000
Shipyard ‘too small to construct new ferries side by side’
A DISASTROUS contract for two CalMac ferries that could cost taxpayers £250 million was awarded to a yard without the space to build them together, MSPs have heard.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 06:30:00 +0000
Alison Rowat: When it is right to call time on mistakes of the past
FAUX taxidermy it is called: mounting animal heads on walls like the hunting trophies of old, except in this case the nappers belong to soft toys – giraffes, bears, pandas and the like. It is quite the interior fashion in this ecologically aware...

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:08:31 +0000
Neil Mackay: Britain’s secret unmasked: we have become a land of adult babies
AROUND five million people, all around the country, will don giant nappies this Saturday night. They’ll put huge dummies in their mouths to comfort them, or spoon down mouthfuls of apple sauce from their over-sized baby bowls, as they settle the...

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000
Scots fish farm blocked after claim of harm to sun-averse fairies
AS complaints about fish farms go some might say those responsible are away with the fairies.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0000
Warning over effect of ‘election-style’ policy-making amid ‘worryingly low’ confidence in Scotland
By Ian McConnell

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:00:01 +0000
Three US firefighters die in Australia as water tanker plane crashes
A water tanker plane fighting wildfires in Australia has crashed killing three American crew members, officials have said.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:21:17 +0000
'Terrorised by ten-year-olds': The Glasgow community living in fear of young gang running riot
A NEIGHBOURHOOD in Glasgow’s South Side are living in fear as a gang of youths terrorise the area.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:54:03 +0000
Brian Beacom: We must keep chasing dreams, no matter how old
MONTY Python star Terry Gilliam has been attracting the wrong headlines of late, squeezing the credibility of the #MeToo movement.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:44:20 +0000
Heat is on as Scotland rises to the challenge of higher temperatures
THE climate emergency has finally reached the roof of the world.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:11:06 +0000
Letters: Our leaders need to take up the baton currently carried by Thunberg and Attenbourough
IN your cryptic crossword on Monday (January 20), the answer to 14 across was "nuclear reaction". Thus my efforts to distract myself from the horrors of today’s world were interrupted as my mind jumped to the Doomsday Clock and its setting date,...

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000
Pat Rafferty: Governments must set targets to protect renewables jobs
It was only last week that Unite welcomed the Scottish Government’s intention to ensure that local and regional supply chains would benefit from contracts in the renewables sector.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:09:38 +0000
Letters: It is time to take a long, hard look at the future structure of the BBC
IT is widely reported that the future of the BBC hangs in the balance, that payment of the licence fee will in future be effectively optional and that the funding model is being reviewed.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000
Garreth Wood opens paediatric operating room in Kenya camp
IT has been a refugee camp for almost 30 years, home to hundreds of thousands of men, women and children.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:03:49 +0000
Herald Diary: Pints to ponder
Liquid assets

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000
Alan Simpson: It is time to rip up the Gaelic blueprint and start again
THERE is not much better than a Gaelic melody being sung solo to hold a room.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:52:05 +0000
Wuhan quarantined over virus outbreak
All flights out of a city in China hit with coronavirus have been cancelled as the World Health Organisation delayed its decision on whether to declare an international public health emergency.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:30:00 +0000
Fears of UK-US trade war over digital tax plan
Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have been urged to “redouble their efforts” to avoid a damaging trade war after tensions rose when the Prime Minister made clear he would defy Washington and press ahead with a digital tax on US tech giants.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:43:06 +0000
Downing St: Overriding Holyrood opposition to Brexit was 'necessary'
Pursuing the Brexit Bill without the consent of the UK’s three devolved legislatures was necessary, No 10 suggested, because Britain’s withdrawal from the EU was a “very exceptional” development.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:49:05 +0000
ScotRail ‘stop skipping’ on the rise according to new figures
An increase in “stop skipping” by ScotRail trains has been branded extremely disappointing by the Scottish Greens.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:35:01 +0000
Alison Rowat: I spy with my little eye, an excitable Tennant gushing about the jungle
Spy in the Wild BBC1

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:18:51 +0000
Loganair backs plan for central air control system
Scottish airline Loganair has backed controversial moves to centralise air traffic control for five Scottish regional airports.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:02:32 +0000
Search underway for British men missing in Spanish islands after storm
A rescue mission has been launched after a British man disappeared during a violent storm in Ibiza.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000
Alex Salmond appears in court on attempted rape and sexual assault charges
ALEX Salmond has appeared again in court today in relation to a series of alleged sex crimes against ten women while First Minister.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:02:05 +0000
Iain Macwhirter: Scotland could rejoin the EU, but would it want to?
IN just over a week’s time, Britain makes its most momentous constitutional departure in half a century when it leaves the European Union. And Scotland goes with it, kicking and screaming.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:10:00 +0000
PMQs sketch: Boris Johnson for once is pre-prepared for his Commons bust-up with Ian Blackford on Scotland
IS Boris Johnson beginning to take the constitutional battle over Scotland seriously?

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:06:23 +0000
Jess Phillips backs Scottish Labour MP Ian Murray in deputy leader bid
Jess Phillips has endorsed Ian Murray as he bids to become Labour’s new deputy leader.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:06:20 +0000
Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland redefining what it means to be successful nation
Scotland is redefining what it means to be a successful nation by focusing on the well-being of its people as well as economic growth, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:40:00 +0000
Ian Blackford calls on Boris Johnson to halt Brexit Bill after all three devolved legislatures reject it
PURSUING the Brexit Bill without the consent of the UK’s three devolved legislatures is an “unprecedented attack” on devolution and should be stopped, Ian Blackford told Boris Johnson in acrimonious exchanges in the House of Commons.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:50:48 +0000
Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77
Monty Python star Terry Jones has died at the age of 77.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000
Call for 'bolder' vision to fight Glasgow pollution after George Square plan unveiled
A BOLDER vision is required too to crack down on cars to curb pollution and help combat climate change in Scotland's biggest city, with a partial pedestrianisation of George Square just a start.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:34:45 +0000
UK facing constitutional crisis over Brexit Bill, Ian Blackford claims
The UK is facing a constitutional crisis after each of the three devolved administrations voted against Brexit legislation, the SNP’s Westminster leader said.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000
Dental attendance rates at record low decade on from 'lifetime registration'
THE percentage of NHS dental patients in Scotland regularly attending for check-ups and treatment has fallen to a record low amid claims that the Scottish Government's policy of lifetime registration "is meaningless".

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:03:33 +0000
Donald Trump hits out at environmental 'prophets of doom'
A defiant Donald Trump has hit out at the “prophets of doom” on climate change and insisted he would never let “radical socialists” destroy the American economy.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:02:10 +0000
Brexit: EU states 'may demand greater access to UK fishing waters'
FEARS that the EU27 might demand greater access to UK fishing waters by threatening to withhold ratification of the entire future trade deal with the UK have been raised by Lord Barwell, Theresa May’s former Chief of Staff.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 21:13:07 +0000
Nandy joins Starmer on final ballot for Labour leadership
LISA Nandy has joined Keir Starmer on the final ballot for the Labour leadership after securing the support of the affiliate group Chinese For Labour.