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Emma Faulds: Sister tells jury she knew ‘something was wrong’

The sister of a woman who was found dead in woodland has told a murder trial she knew something was wrong when she failed to answer her phone. Miriam Faulds, who works in Abu Dhabi, returned to Scotland to join the search for Emma Faulds after she was reported missing. The nurse was giving evidence […]

April 23rd, 2021 | Posted in Scotland,UK News | Read More »

Covid: Scotland’s R number falls for first time in four weeks

Scotland’s Covid R number has fallen for the first time in four weeks. The latest reproduction number estimate is between 0.7 and 0.9, down from the previous four weeks where it remained at between 0.8 and 1. The R is the number of people that one infected person will pass on a virus to, on […]

April 23rd, 2021 | Posted in Scotland,UK News | Read More »

Bay City Rollers: The boy band that turned the world tartan

In September 1975, the Bay City Rollers, headed by Les McKeown, whose death was announced on Thursday, were the biggest pop band in the UK and were about to the hit the United States. The Scottish teen sensations were rolling on towards turning the whole world tartan. “They were adorable. Five cute guys at once. […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Scotland,UK News | Read More »

Covid in Scotland: Digital vaccine certificates ‘not near yet’

A digital system to allow people in Scotland to prove their Covid vaccination status is being worked on, public health officials have said. The scheme would mean Scotland was “ready to join” an international vaccination passport programme. National clinical director Prof Jason Leitch said paper “proof” – similar to that given to people in England […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Scotland,UK News | Read More »

SNP to table Scotland Bill amendment

The SNP are seeking more tax and welfare powers in the Scotland Bill while the UK government told the party to “stop talking and start doing”. Ahead of the Scotland Bill’s second reading on Monday, the SNP said the bill was “woefully lacking”. The Scottish Liberal Democrats described the party’s amendment to the bill as […]

June 7th, 2015 | Posted in Scotland,UK News | Read More »

Charles Kennedy died of ‘haemorrhage linked to alcoholism’

Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy died of a major haemorrhage linked to alcoholism, his family have said. Mr Kennedy, who led the party between 1999 and 2006, died at his home in Fort William on Monday aged 55. Following a post-mortem examination, his family issued a statement saying his unexpected death was “a consequence […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in Scotland,UK News | Read More »

Gordonstoun school faces more pressure over pupil sex abuse

The Gordonstoun public school in Moray is facing further pressure over claims of historic sexual abuse at its former prep school, Aberlour House. An ex-pupil, whose case is known to the school and police, has told BBC Scotland the school must take more responsibility for the alleged abuse. John Findlay claimed a teacher at Aberlour […]

June 5th, 2015 | Posted in Scotland,UK News | Read More »

Karen Buckley murder police look for potential witness

Police investigating the murder of Irish student Karen Buckley, who was killed in Glasgow in April, are trying to identify a potential witness. The young woman was seen at about 00:30 on Sunday 12 April on Dumbarton Road near the Gallus Pub before walking along Church Street. Ms Buckley, 24, went missing following a night […]

June 4th, 2015 | Posted in Scotland,UK News | Read More »

Andy Coulson cleared of perjury as trial collapses

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been cleared of perjury after the case against him collapsed. Judge Lord Burns ruled the 47-year-old had no case to answer midway through a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh, Mr Coulson, who is also the prime minister’s former head of communications, had denied committing […]

June 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Scotland,UK News | Read More »

Nicola Sturgeon warns of EU exit ‘backlash’

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned of a “strong backlash” if Scotland were to be taken out of the EU by an UK-wide referendum. The SNP leader will use a speech in Brussels to say a vote to take the UK out of the European Union could cause a “groundswell of anger” in Scotland. […]

June 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Scotland,UK News | Read More »