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Scottish Greens launch bill to create protest-free zones outside abortion clinics

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A Scottish Greens MSP has launched a member’s bill at Holyrood to designate protest-free buffer zones outside abortion clinics as healthcare professionals and campaigners call for immediate action in the face of growi...

Scottish support for monarchy falls to 45%, poll reveals

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Fewer than half of people in Scotland say they support retaining the monarchy, according to a major new poll that reveals the cultural divides emerging within the union. Almost six in 10 people across Britain want to ...

Celtic crowned Scottish Premiership champions after draw at Dundee United

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As Tony Ralston crossed for Giorgios Giakoumakis to open the scoring, Celtic’s party was in full swing. Ange Postecoglou’s side, needing just a point to secure the Scottish Premiership title, had Dundee United at arm’...

Scottish football writers’ body sorry as ‘next-level’ sexist jokes prompt walk-out

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A body representing football writers in Scotland has apologised after a speaker’s sexist and misogynistic jokes prompted attendees to walk out of its annual awards dinner. The backlash to remarks at Sunday’s Scottish ...

Scottish medicines body to reassess menopause drug amid HRT shortage

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A sought-after hormone replacement therapy is being reassessed for use in Scotland after the TV presenter and menopause campaigner Davina McCall revealed a postcode lottery in its prescription across the UK. Amid an o...

Just Stop Oil blockades terminal in Glasgow in first Scottish action

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Just Stop Oil has taken action in Scotland for the first time, with more than 50 activists blockading an oil terminal in Glasgow. Shortly before sunrise on Tuesday, about 40 supporters of the civil resistance campaign...

Scottish Power chief has a bright idea to ease cost of living crisis

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When the cabinet is reportedly debating the merits of extending MOT tests to two years as a way to tackle the cost of living crisis, one can conclude that the well of big ideas in government has run dry. Or perhaps mi...

Scottish quarry fossils belong to long-toed lizard-like creature, experts say

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A stumpy-legged creature that was half a metre long and boasted a surprisingly long toe on each of its hind feet has been discovered by experts analysing fossils from a prehistoric lake in Scotland. The creature is th...

I’ve been trying for months to get Scottish Power to disconnect my gas

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I replaced my gas boiler and hob with an electric one and have been trying, for three months, to get Scottish Power to disconnect the gas supply. In the meantime, I’m having to pay standing charges.AF, Bristol Your em...

Scottish Labour sees chance of revival as polls show voters turn from Tories

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With a brisk and bracingly cold sea breeze buffeting the red, green and yellow trade union flags in bright sunshine, the protest at P&O’s Scottish ferry port had the air of a labour movement revivalist rally. Unio...

Much of Scottish crab and lobster is ‘fish to avoid’, says sustainable seafood guide

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Crab and lobster have been classed as “fish to avoid” by the Marine Conservation Society in its new UK guide to sustainable seafood, due to concern over whales getting entangled in Scottish fishing gear. Monkfish from...

Scottish Grand National: Win My Wings triumphs in one-two for Williams

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Christian Williams dominated the Scottish Grand National as Win My Wings led stablemate Kitty’s Light in the Ayr showpiece. Williams saddled the first two home in the Coral Trophy at Kempton in February and on the sam...

What’s Scottish, but not scotch? Why spirits are rising in Scotland

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At the Sugar House distillery in Dumbarton, there’s a stag’s head on the wall. That’s not unusual for Scotland, you might say, and you’d be right – except that this one is used as a hatstand – a metaphorical two finge...

Scottish Power has sent us a bill for gas used on a prepay meter

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In July 2020 I moved into a rental property which had Scottish Power (SP) prepayment meters for both electricity and gas. After several fruitless attempts to arrange for a credit meter to be fitted, I lost patience an...

Goldson helps Rangers brush aside Dundee to reach Scottish Cup last four

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Rangers cruised into the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup with a 3-0 win over Dundee at the Kilmac Stadium. The defender Connor Goldson drove them ahead in the ninth minute before the captain, James Tavernier, scored a...

Report urges Scottish government to introduce misogyny act

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A misogyny act for Scotland, created exclusively for women to crack down on street harassment, organised online hate and an onslaught of rape and disfigurement threats, has been recommended to the Scottish government ...

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