MARK Bennett has a golden opportunity to celebrate his latest contract extension with Edinburgh in style, by helping guide the capital side to glory over former club Glasgow Warriors in Saturday’s high-stakes 1872 Cup clash at Murrayfield. The
GLASGOW have been handed a significant advantage going into Saturday’s derby thanks to the decision to play the game at BT Murrayfield, according to Warriors assistant coach Nigel Carolan.  The switch of venue for Edinburgh’s home game is primarily
SCOTLAND UNDER 17s boss Brian McLaughlin insists his young kids will learn from a disastrous opening game at the European Finals in Israel. The young Scots lost a goal in the eighth minute and it was an uphill struggle from there in Lod after trailing
THE SNP and Greens have started “formal negotiations” about establishing a minority administration on Edinburgh City Council. The two parties had informally talked about working together last week – but the two parties do not have enough councillors
THE American band Dr Hook, whose chart hits included Sylvia’s Mother, The Cover of Rolling Stone, A Little Bit More, and When You’re in Love With a Beautiful Woman, sold out two nights at the Glasgow Apollo in October 1981. To mark their achievement
THE SCOTTISH Conservatives have been accused of “completely mischaracterising” plans to reform and simplify the process for trans people to change gender. Plans published by the Scottish Government and supported by all Holyrood parties except the
An investigation has been launched after a golden eagle was found dead in Perth and Kinross. The bird of prey was found dead on the Glen Quaich area of Perthshire on Monday, April 25.  A post mortem examination is due to take place to establish
A TORY MP has been arrested on suspicion of rape. The serving MP has been arrested by the Metropolitan Police and is thought to still be in custody. The parliamentarian is yet to be named, however the force confirmed he has been arrested on
A small piece of history around this dish…Tournedos Rossini is one of the most famous steak dishes, and was created and named in honour of the Italian composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini by the 19th-century chef Casimir Moissons, one of his close friends
Mothers seeking asylum in Scotland with their babies have been moved from housing weeks after it was deemed “cramped and unsafe”. The office of the Children’s Commissioner found the women and their children to be living in conditions that “posed
Rail workers in Scotland could strike this summer, as they aim to disrupt the Edinburgh Festivals. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Workers is preparing to ballot its members on whether they should take industrial action
The latest online slots, super-valuable bonuses, exclusive games, and so much more are available at the best new casino sites — but how can you find them among so many options available to USA players? Some offer the best casino games but they’
SIX islands will turn carbon neutral by 2040 under a Scottish Government project – ten years after the country’s two biggest cities hope to achieve the aim. Hoy, Islay, Great Cumbrae, Raasay, Barra and Yell have been selected for Holyrood’s carbon
Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters, including wounded men carried out on stretchers, left the vast steel plant in Mariupol where they mounted a dogged last stand and turned themselves over to Russian hands, signalling the beginning of the end of a siege
Contemporary Chinese fine dining restaurant, Tattu Edinburgh, will launch a new express lunch service on Tuesday 10 May.  The offering has been designed for guests looking to enjoy premium cuisine utilising authentic Asian ingredients over a work
A KAYAKER has died after getting into difficulty on a loch. The woman contacted the Coastguard to ask for help at around 11.07am on Tuesday. She was airlifted to hospital after she was found on Loch Torridon in the Highlands at around 12.30pm
DECATHLON UK is to open a new 1,500 sqm store in Livingston that is expected to inject millions of pounds into the local economy per year.  The store will have a large camping and hiking offering, and will create 18 jobs. Opening on Thursday
THE MISINFORMATION around proposed reforms to the process for trans people to obtain gender recognition is reminiscent of the treatment of gay men in decades past, the director of an LGBT charity has said. In the first public evidence session on
CAMPAIGNERS have warned the Scottish Government that its long-delayed proposals to streamline the process for trans people to obtain gender recognition falls short of what is required. The Scottish Government, which first started drawing up plans
A man who died after a crash while doing the North Coast 500 has been named by police. Robbie Waddell, 52, died following a crash on the A835 near Gorstan in the Highlands at around 8.35am on Sunday May 15. He was taken to Raigmore Hospital
FINANCE secretary Kate Forbes refused to provide any level of confidence over whether ships at the centre of Scotland’s ferry fiasco would see service next year. The Herald on Sunday revealed that a spiralling catalogue of faults with the vessels
By Professor Murray Pittock THE opening of the new Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Glasgow heralds a new era for research in the city. By housing diverse teams of research staff within the same building, the
The case for eating red meat is a simple one – not only does this nutrient-dense protein produced naturally and in abundance here in Scotland offer significant benefits to public health, when consumed in moderation, but its very production is critical
MPS have warned that the UK government’s plans to rip up the Northern Ireland Protocol will start a trade war with the EU. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss announced in the Commons today that the government plans to bring in legislation in the next
As part of efforts to improve the nation’s wellbeing, NatureScot is promoting Green Health Week as the perfect time to reconnect with the natural world, writes Ann Wallace. Walks in nature, mountain biking therapy and prescriptions for community
THE Scottish Government needs to take urgent action to improve its record-keeping and fix “significant and systemic” problems impeding the public’s right to information. In a stinging report, Scotland’s freedom of information (FoI) tsar said the
  GLASGOW once again pits itself at the heart of the cultural calendar with the sixth Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair (GCAF) After a two year pause, GCAF makes a welcome return to the Marquee at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum this May. The Preview
Up to 100,000 Rangers fans are expected to travel to Seville for the Europa League final on Wednesday, police in Spain said.  Rangers fans are expected to outnumber the Eintracht Frankfurt fans two to one.  Spain’s commissioner for citizen
THE FOREIGN secretary has announced the UK Government will lay down laws that would rip up parts fo the Northern Ireland procotol within weeks. Liz Truss announced the measures in the Commons today, as part of the move by ministers to break the
Teachers sent “degrading” WhatsApp messages about pupils with additional support needs, it has emerged. Concerns were raised about messages exchanged by a group of teachers at a number of Aberdeenshire schools in 2018. Aberdeenshire council
A nurse who was scared by a man with a knife fought to save his life in hospital later on after he was restrained by police officers, an inquiry has heard. Sheku Bayoh died on Sunday, May 3, 2015 after he was detained by officers in Kirkcaldy,
NICOLA Sturgeon has discussed the “constitutional future of the UK” with the US Government on her visit to America after rejecting claims she was on an “indy tour”. The First Minister said she talked about the issue in a meeting yesterday with
THE owner of Tennent’s Lager has offloaded its stake in a major UK pub company for £55 million. C&C Group offloaded its entire minority interest in Admiral Taverns to Proprium Capital Partners, the real estate fund manager. The drinks company
The rumours are true. David Tennant will be returning for a guest spot in the show that made him famous, Doctor Who. For fans of the Bathgate thespian, here’s a clip of him doing what he does best. It’s yet another subtle, subdued and nuanced performance
A TOTAL of seven cases of monkeypox have now been identified in the UK this month and a small number of Scots had been contact traced in connection with a patient. In its latest update on Monday, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) confirmed
THE number of patients waiting too long in Scotland’s A&E units has risen again, ending a three-week run of improvements. The Scottish Government blamed a Covid wave and related staff shortages for A&E performance falling in the New Year
FORMER Conservative leader William Hague has attacked the Government for delaying measures to tackle unhealthy eating, branding the weakening of anti-obesity strategy under pressure from MPs “morally reprehensible”. Writing in The Times, Lord Hague
Efforts were underway on Tuesday to rescue the last of the defenders inside the Azovstal steel plant in the ruined city of Mariupol after Ukrainian officials said the fighters had “completed their mission” and there was no way to free the plant by
Sweden on Tuesday signed a formal request to join Nato, a day after the country announced it would seek membership in the 30-member military alliance. In neighbouring Finland, lawmakers are expected later in the day to formally endorse Finnish
By James Mottram THE Cannes Film Festival is back, and there’s a feeling that the world’s most prestigious cinematic gathering is in celebratory mood. Marking its 75th edition, there’s a pleasing-to-the-eye mix of must-see arthouse movies and Hollywood
I MUST disagree with Richard Lucas (Letters, May 16) that the reported pupil behaviour issues in Glasgow’s Bannerman High School are due to an extent to the teaching profession itself. I feel the increasing challenges being faced daily by teachers
By Andrew Douglas-Home THERE is one thing that has bugged me for the last 60 years. It is illegal in Scotland to fish for migratory fish (salmon and sea trout) on a Sunday. You can fish for anything else; you can even fish for brown trout in the
At least eight people have died in floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in India’s remote northeast region, officials said. Several railway stations were not working because of floods, said Nazreen Ahmed, a senior administrative official
A gunman motivated by hatred against Taiwan chained shut the doors of a California church and hid firebombs before shooting at a gathering of mostly elderly Taiwanese parishioners, killing a man who tackled him, US authorities said. David Chou,
Scotland’s census could still fall short of an uptake target by its extended deadline set for the end of this month, according to reports.  As of May 15, the response rate had reached 82.6 per cent rising by 2.6 percentage points over 11 days,
A renewable energy firm wants to build a new underground hydro power station deep within a Scottish mountain. Drax said plans have been submitted to expand its existing Cruachan Power Station to increase the total amount of energy the site can
THE SNP and the Scottish Greens have struck a co-operation deal to work together in Glasgow city council, the Herald can reveal. Green councillors will chair a new net zero and climate progress monitoring committee and a just transition working
Kay Mellor, best known for writing series including Fat Friends, The Syndicate and Band of Gold, has died at the age of 71, a spokesperson for her TV production company Rollem Productions said. A spokesperson for her TV production company, Rollem
Union leaders have warned of the ‘worst cuts to rail services since the dark days of Beeching” by newly-nationalised ScotRail amidst an ongoing pay dispute which has led to hundreds of service cancellations due to driver shortages. Rail workers
Some are calling the First Minister’s trip to the United States a wasteful “indy tour”. Others have been grumbling about that fact that she has centred a key speech on climate change, even as she has added to her carbon footprint a plume of transatlantic
Unemployment in Scotland fell to a record low in the last quarter, according to latest figures. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the unemployment rate for those aged 16 and over between January and March this year was 3.2%
The Foreign Secretary will on Tuesday declare her intention to bring forward legislation which rips up parts of the UK’s post-Brexit trade deal on Northern Ireland. It is understood that Liz Truss will make the announcement in a statement to the
YOU’VE probably noticed the increase in trains recently. Where there used to be the odd one running, they’re now almost constant, all day, every day. I don’t mean rail services, of course – you’ll be lucky to find any running, given that around 300
Ukrainian officials say the regiment that doggedly defended a steel mill in the port city of Mariupol has completed its mission. The declaration came on Monday after more than 260 fighters, including some badly wounded, were evacuated and taken
I WAS reading the results of a survey the other day about decreasing attention spans. At least, I think it was about decreasing attention spans. To be honest, my mind had started to meander off halfway through the word ‘decreasing’. Anyway, the study
IT IS Scotland’s only gold mine, nestled in the hills near Tyndrum and on the brink of reaching new levels of production. Output at the London-listed Scotgold Resources’ Cononish mine is set to double by the end of this year. The firm’s
Today we launch Your Money Matters – our campaign to help you overcome the surge in the cost of living. This year has seen a whole host of household of price increases – from the energy price cap rise to surging inflation and food prices – costing
Steven Camley: No escape from the ferries fiasco for Sturgeon . . . even in the US Framed prints of Steven Camley’s cartoons are available by calling 0141 302 7000. Unframed cartoons can be purchased by visiting our website thepicturedesk.co.uk
AS A beginner’s guide to the dangerous impasse in Northern Ireland, which has implications for us all, I recommend an exchange in the House of Commons last week when the former Prime Minister, Theresa May, was speaking in the debate on the Queen’s
SCOTLAND’S relationships with the rest of Europe and the world matter. Given the depth of global interconnection, our devolved institutions can only fully exercise their functions by engaging with colleagues across this continent and beyond. Our politics
TYCOON Jim McColl’s Ferguson Marine only bid for the £250m ferry scandal contract after receiving written guidance from transport minister Derek Mackay that refund guarantees were not mandatory to win building work, the Herald can reveal. Mr Mackay
IT IS one of the first collections of memories to be put together to record a significant moment of our time. Words and thoughts which might have been difficult for people affected by loss during the pandemic to find were captured through a
Hair-brained plan A WHILE ago an acquaintance of Thorfinn Johnston from Stromness decided to set up a new business in Kirkwall. Wanting to reflect Orkney’s Viking heritage, she was keen to name her hairdressing salon after the Norse god of beauty
A COUNCILLOR who first proposed abortion clinic buffer zones in Scotland has been left “frustrated and perplexed” by the lack of action from the SNP Government to legislate. SNP ministers have been urged to support national legislation for buffer
It is estimated that nearly 40 per cent of global carbon emissions can be attributed to the property industry, split between buildings in operation and new construction. The built environment is very carbon intensive, primarily due to materials
GREGGS is to raise prices amid increased costs and it said sales in office locations in larger cities have lagged behind other sites. The baker said that like-for-like sales at the shops it manages rose by more than 27 per cent in the first 19
By Scott Wright STOREGGA, the carbon reduction and removal specialist, has raised more than £50 million in its third investment round. The company, which is leading the pioneering Acorn carbon capture and storage project in Aberdeen, has raised
A FLEDGLING company which provides biotech companies with microbial testing blocks has hailed raising £1 million to boost the business. The funding will help University of Edinburgh start-up OGI Bio establish a new laboratory and manufacturing
PEOPLE living in Scotland’s most deprived neighbourhoods account for one in three emergency hospitals due to asthma, according to new research. Factors such as air pollution, exposure to tobacco smoke, and breathing difficulties exacerbated by
THERE are plenty of legitimate reasons to criticise the SNP Government; and there’s plenty of criticism of the SNP Government which is simply manufactured nonsense. For the latter, look no further than the latest embarrassing, self-defeating whines
Glasgow-based technology developer Akari Solutions is enhancing its environmental credentials with the launch of a new app that allows individuals to track their carbon footprint as part of their organisation’s overall sustainability goals.  Akari
Who could forget Rowan Atkinson’s turn as a blundering vicar in the classic 1990s rom-com Four Weddings and a Funeral. Or the late, former Archibishop of Canterbury, Lord Runcie, stumbling over Prince Charles’ middle names as he married Lady Diana
HAVE the Prime Minister and his Government no respect for democracy (“Changes to protocol could hit peace treaty, Johnson warned”, The Herald, May 16)? More than 50 per cent of voters in Northern Ireland voted on May 5 in the Assembly elections for
Exclusive By Ian McConnell Business Editor A VETERAN international fund manager has warned high inflation could trigger “social instability” in the UK and other countries, declaring “it needs some very visible help for the people worst
By Scott Wright National Express has chosen not to up the value of its all-share bid for Stagecoach, declaring that it represents a “superior value creation opportunity” compared to the rival offer from German infrastructure investor DWS. The
CUNNINGHAM – Annie (nee Carmichael) Peacefully at Glasgow Royal Infirmary on Wednesday, 11th May 2022. Ann, wife of the late Jim (formerly of Clachan Seil), mother of Cindy and Rory, grandmother to Hannah, Sarah, Fraser, Rachel and great-grandmother to
CRAIG – David Rae David Rae Craig, Lettershuna House, Appin Peacefully at home on 7th May 2022. Beloved Husband of the late Alison MacAlpine Downie, Loving Father to Jamie and Ethel, much loved Grampa to Aimee, Harry, Charlie and Jack and friend to many
MAIR – Sylvia Margaret Passed peacefully at St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester, on Tuesday 10th May 2022, aged 76. Much loved mother of Andrew and Sharon, grandmother to Isla and Louis, Finn and Alex, sister to Janette and sister-law to Isobel. Donations
MacINTYRE – Angus Gerard “Gus” Its with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Angus (Gus) Gerard MacIntyre who passed away at home in Ellon, Aberdeenshire on Wednesday, 4th May, 2022, aged 71. Beloved husband of Eileen, much
LAMMIE – John Moinecluain, Torbeg, Isle of Arran. Passed away peacefully at home with his family on 9th May 2022, aged 89 years. Former farmer at Monyquil. Dearly loved husband of Jean, much loved Dad to John and Sheena, dear father-in-law to Madeleine
BLAIR – William James In Loving Memory of my dear husband and our dear brother, Billy, died 16th May, 2021 Always in our Hearts Forever in our Thoughts Sadly Missed – Love, Margaret, Margaret and Donald
ROBERTSON – Elizabeth Montgomerie At Fullarton Care Home, Irvine, on 5th May 2022, Elizabeth Montgomerie Robertson, aged 84 years. Beloved daughter of the late Hugh and Margaret Robertson and dear sister of the late James. Funeral service at Stevenston
BELL – Matthew Allan Peacefully at home on 11th May 2022 in his 91st year, beloved husband of Una, loving father of Andrew, Nancy and Jack, much loved father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service at Cardross Parish Church on Monday
LOGGIE – Thomas (Oldmeldrum) Peacefully at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Thursday 5th May, 2022, Thomas, aged 89 years, beloved husband of the late Ann, much-loved dad of Robert and David, devoted father-in-law of Margaret and Jean, cherished papa of Ross
LAIRD – Marion B. Peacefully at the Beatson Cancer Centre, Glasgow on 8th May 2022, Marion, in her 70th year. Loving Daughter of the late Jack and Agnes Laird, beloved Sister of Bob and John, Sister-In-Law to May and the late Sandra and a loving Aunt
HAMILTON – Elspeth Slipped away peacefully after a fairly short illness, at St Margaret of Scotland’s Hospice on Thursday 5th May 2022. Elspeth was the much loved mum of Jen, Janet and Donald, sister of Netta and Patrick and loving Granny to Callum, Kirsty
McCRACKEN – Ian Longmuir Peacefully, at Carrickstone Care Home, Cumbernauld, on 9th May 2022, aged 91, following a long battle with dementia, Ian. Beloved husband of the late Ethel (nee Worton), much loved Dad of Alison and Lesley, Grandpa of Susan, David
BRIGHT – Frederick (Fred) Peacefully, at The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, on 13th May 2022, Fred, beloved husband of the late Margaret, loving dad of Alison and Gordon, much loved grandpa of Karen and Christopher and great-grandpa to Charlie.
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