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Nicola Sturgeon condemns Glasgow immigration raid

Two men detained by British immigration officials in Glasgow have been released after a seven-hour standoff between protesters and Scottish police officers that saw Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon admonish Britain's Home Office.In video published on social media, a crowd of demonstrators can be seen cheering as one of the detained men climbs out of a van surrounded by police officers.

euronews.com ,  45min 0
Nicola Sturgeon condemns Glasgow immigration raid

Celtic target nearing £500k transfer as clubs swirl Rangers star with eight-figure release clause

The biggest transfer stories in Scottish football on Thursday, May 13.Celtic, Rangers linked with youngster Both Celtic and Rangers are said to be chasing MK Dons youngster Matthew Sorinola.The 20-year-old has reportedly rejected the offer to extend his contract beyond this summer and would be available for a small development fee.

scotsman.com ,  1h 1
Celtic target nearing £500k transfer as clubs swirl Rangers star with eight-figure release clause

Roo Irvine husband: Is Antiques Road Trip star married?

ROO IRVINE has won plenty of fans after she returned this week for the new series of Antiques Road Trip.But is the presenter married?Roo Irvine has been presenting Antiques Road Trip alongside David Harper every evening this week.However, many viewers will be left wanting to know more about the star.

express.co.uk ,  1h 0
Roo Irvine husband: Is Antiques Road Trip star married?

What does Education Scotland actually do? As a former headteacher and I'm a bit confused – Cameron Wyllie

So the dust is settling after a Scottish election in which, truth to tell, not very much happened.Maybe the time will come now to focus on education which, by any standards, is not in a very good place in Scotland.In times past, a really enjoyable part of my job as head of an independent school in Edinburgh was hearing families arriving from other countries – including England – telling me how pleased they were to be coming to Scotland because of the reputation of its education system.

scotsman.com ,  2h 0
What does Education Scotland actually do? As a former headteacher and I'm a bit confused – Cameron Wyllie

Scottish independence is never going to happen despite Nicola Sturgeon landslide - poll

SCOTTISH independence is never going to happen, according to an Express.co.uk poll.Readers voted in our poll on whether Scottish independence will ever take place - as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon eyes up a second referendum following the SNP's Holyrood election victory last week.Some 60 percent of respondents (6,608 people) said no.

express.co.uk ,  2h 2
Scottish independence is never going to happen despite Nicola Sturgeon landslide - poll

Edinburgh lass reveals hilarious sunburn fail - after day out in just 7C heat

AN EDINBURGH lass has revealed her hilarious sunburn fail - after a day out at the zoo in just 7C heat.Sammy Watson told her TikTok followers of the disaster she had as she showed off her very red face.She posed up and turned her head from side to side to let viewers see exactly what she looked like.

thescottishsun.co.uk ,  3h 0
Edinburgh lass reveals hilarious sunburn fail - after day out in just 7C heat

Sturgeon 'does not want independence referendum', says ex-Scottish secretary

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon does not want referendum, says ex-Scottish secretary Nicola Sturgeon does not want an independence referendum, according to a Tory former Scottish secretary, but is using it to distract from her “abysmal” record.Lord Forsyth of Drumlean said the First Minister and SNP leader would only want a vote when she was sure she could win it, and he claimed support was on the decline.

heraldscotland.com ,  3h 0
Sturgeon 'does not want independence referendum', says ex-Scottish secretary

Sturgeon in ‘game of bluff’ as key independence predictions forensically broken down

NICOLA STURGEON is engaged in a "game of bluff" as her key arguments for Scottish independence were ruthlessly analysed and put down.Spectator Editor Fraser Nelson dissected the SNP's key points for independence and argued Nicola Sturgeon was in a "game of bluff" as many of her predictions have failed to materialise.

express.co.uk ,  3h 9
Sturgeon in ‘game of bluff’ as key independence predictions forensically broken down

Scottish Cup final ticket blow for Hibs and St Johnstone as only 600 fans to attend Hampden for showpiece match

There will be fewer fans than hoped for at the Scottish Cup final next weekend after the Scottish Government insisted on two-metre social distancing at the Hampden showpiece.Hibs and St Johnstone had hoped to receive up to 1000 tickets each for the match after UEFA gave permission for the national stadium, which is currently undergoing preparations ahead of Euro 2020, to be opened up to spectators for the May 22 showdown.

scotsman.com ,  4h 0
Scottish Cup final ticket blow for Hibs and St Johnstone as only 600 fans to attend Hampden for showpiece match

ITV Border News: Scottish parliament most diverse ever, as MSPs sworn in

Video report by Representing Border's Matty Sutton.The new Scottish Parliament will be the most diverse it has ever been, with more women and ethnic minority MSPs than ever before.Since it opened in 1999, gender balance has been an ambition of the Scottish Parliament and this term its come closest to achieving that, with 45% of MSPs now women.

itv.com ,  4h 0
ITV Border News: Scottish parliament most diverse ever, as MSPs sworn in

Scottish police free men held by UK immigration force

Scottish police ordered the release on Thursday of men who had been detained by British immigration officials, after hundreds of protesters in Glasgow blocked the path of a van carrying the detainees.Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who wants to wrest immigration powers from the United Kingdom government, welcomed the police force's actions and blamed the British government for what she called a "dangerous situation".

reuters.com ,  5h 11
Scottish police free men held by UK immigration force

Men detained by immigration enforcement released by police after protest

Police have released men detained by Border Force officials in Glasgow after protesters surrounded their van and prevented it from leaving.Demonstrators in Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, blocked the immigration enforcement van for hours on Thursday, with one lying underneath the vehicle.Around 200 protesters were at the scene, with chants of “Leave our neighbours, let them go” and “Cops go home” being heard as a ring of police stood around the van.

theoldhamtimes.co.uk ,  5h 0
Men detained by immigration enforcement released by police after protest

Ex-Morrison's Academy pupils tell how staff in 1950s 'delighted' in caning children with one boy beaten so badly his wrist was broken, Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry hears

One pupils, now in his 70s, said the beatings 'still disturb me' half a century later Alasdair Liddle had a tooth knocked out after being forced into a boxing match He was plagued by older pupil who threatened to brand him with red-hot poker Former pupils at a private boarding school have told how staff in the 1950s 'delighted' in caning children, with one boy beaten so badly his wrist was broken.

dailymail.co.uk ,  5h 1
Ex-Morrison's Academy pupils tell how staff in 1950s 'delighted' in caning children with one boy beaten so badly his wrist was broken, Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry hears

Scottish Cup final to be played in front of 600 fans

There will be 600 supporters at the Scottish Cup final.The Scottish Football Association had applied for a 2,000-strong crowd to attend the May 22 clash between Hibernian and St Johnstone, but social-distancing rules mean that is not possible.The game was initially destined to be played behind closed doors because UEFA will have taken over the stadium for alterations ahead of the European Championship.

pressandjournal.co.uk ,  5h 0
Scottish Cup final to be played in front of 600 fans

Tories demand SNP commit to Scottish Covid-19 inquiry

The Scottish Conservatives have called on the Scottish Government to commit to holding a Scotland-specific inquiry into the handling of Covid-19.The demand comes as it appeared the SNP had ‘rowed back’ on its manifesto pledge to hold a “statutory, person-centred and human rights based public inquiry” into the handling of the pandemic.

scotsman.com ,  5h 1
Tories demand SNP commit to Scottish Covid-19 inquiry

Hibs Scottish Cup final blow as only 300 fans to attend Hampden for showpiece match

There will be fewer Hibs fans than hoped for at the Scottish Cup final next weekend after the Scottish Government gave approval for only 300 fans per club to attend the Hampden showpiece.It had been hoped that up to 2000 supporters from each club – Hibs and opponents St Johnstone – would be permitted to attend the match after UEFA gave permission for the stadium, which is currently undergoing preparations ahead of Euro 2020, to be opened up to spectators for the May 22 showdown.

edinburghnews.scotsman.com ,  5h 0
Hibs Scottish Cup final blow as only 300 fans to attend Hampden for showpiece match

SNP shamed in explosive row after hijacking committee for 20 MINUTE independence probe

THE SNP chair of a parliament select committee was labelled "poor and inept" earlier today after he was accused of hijacking proceedings to demand a new Scottish independence referendum.The chair of the Scotland select committee spent over 20 minutes at the start of proceedings quizzing Scottish Secretary Alister Jack over plans for a new independence referendum.

express.co.uk ,  5h 2
SNP shamed in explosive row after hijacking committee for 20 MINUTE independence probe

SNP scorned as MP ridicules drive behind Nicola Sturgeon Holyrood success

VOTERS may have backed Nicola Sturgeon's SNP in last week's Holyrood elections not because they support independence, but because they want "free bicycles" for their children, a UK Government minister has claimed.Scottish Secretary Alister Jack suggested that policies such as free dental care, free laptops and tablets for schoolchildren, and the promise of free bikes for students who cannot afford them may have been what swayed voters - rather than the promise of another vote on independence.

express.co.uk ,  5h 0
SNP scorned as MP ridicules drive behind Nicola Sturgeon Holyrood success

Boarding school pupil says he is 'still disturbed' by teacher's beatings decades later

Child abuse inquiry told boarding school beatings 'still disturb' pupil decades later A former private boarding school pupil has spoken of how beatings from an "extremely violent" teacher "still disturb" him decades later.The ex-student of Morrison's Academy in Crieff, Perthshire, who is now in his 70s, said “some teachers took delight in punishing children”, and that he had his wrists cut after being lashed with a belt.

heraldscotland.com ,  6h 0
Boarding school pupil says he is 'still disturbed' by teacher's beatings decades later

'Scottish Cluster' group launches to accelerate decarbonisation

A campaign has been launched to help decarbonise Scottish and UK industry, with a cross-sector group having been created focused on delivering carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen and other low-carbon technologies.The Scottish Cluster, led by a collective of industrial carbon dioxide (CO2) emitters and the Acorn CCS and Hydrogen Project Partners, has been unveiled, saying it unites industries, communities and businesses.

scotsman.com ,  6h 0
'Scottish Cluster' group launches to accelerate decarbonisation