Scotland Herald

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:16:24 +0000
Glasgow East Women's Aid closes permanently following strike
A domestic abuse charity has said it is "deeply saddened" to announce it is closing following troubled recent months that saw staff walk out over bullying claims.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:10:00 +0000
Scotland & Alcohol: Find the full list of articles here
Across five days of in-depth coverage, The Herald will delve into Scotland's relationship with alcohol to make sense of where we are, how we got here, and where we could be headed.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:01:00 +0000
Port of Leith Distillery founder on the 'joy' of Scottish whisky
As production begins at the innovative £12m Port of Leith Distillery, its co-founder has spoken of an unadulterated ‘joy’ which drives both his team and the wider whisky industry across Scotland.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 07:52:37 +0000
Survation poll finds Scots Scots limit energy use amid cost concerns
Three-quarters of people in Scotland have limited their energy use to afford other goods and services including food in the last year, according to new research.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 06:30:00 +0000
Minister Christina McKelvie on Scotland's relationship with alcohol
The first response to news of her appointment was dismaying - but summed up neatly the difficulty that lies in tackling Scotland's problematic relationship with alcohol.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 06:00:00 +0000
Shona Robison urged Chancellor not to cut taxes in pre-election budget
Scotland’s finance secretary has urged the Chancellor not to cut taxes in this week’s budget and put more funding into creaking public services instead.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 05:40:00 +0000
New Indy paper to explain how Scotland can oust Trident and join NATO
The Scottish Government will today set out how it hopes to join the NATO nuclear alliance despite removing nuclear weapons from the Clyde in its latest paper on independence.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:30:00 +0000
Glasgow Craft Pottery founder reveals boom time secret
'The ultimate goal is for everyone in Glasgow to have a Craft Pottery mug in their cupboard'

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:30:00 +0000
Lomond school adds courses in tourism and engineering
Lomond School in Helensburgh has added two new courses in tourism and engineering to prepare young children for the future.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 00:01:00 +0000
Most Scottish teens think lives will be worse than parents
Most teenagers in Scotland believe they will have a worse life than their parents, according to a new poll by Barnados and YouGov.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 06:30:00 +0000
How did we get here? History of Scotland's drinking culture
What we drink, how much we drink, where we drink, what we pay, and who drinks? The story of Scotland's changing relationship with alcohol over the past 70 years has taken us from pale ales to alcopops, from pubs to the home, and from binge drinking '...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 06:30:00 +0000
Scotland and alcohol: Consumption, cost, and rising deaths
If you want to understand how drinking trends can change over time, one graph stands out. It also explodes the myth that Scotland has always had a much worse problem with alcohol than our Mediterranean cousins.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 06:30:00 +0000
Scotland's changing relationship with alcohol: In six charts
Alcohol is a fixture of Scottish society, but how much we drink, where we drink, and the knock-on effects of alcohol consumption for our health have transformed in recent decades.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:31:00 +0000
Entrepreneurs call for urgent solution to Scotland’s housing crisis
SCOTLAND’S housing emergency and growing homelessness must be addressed urgently by the Scottish Government and the building of affordable homes must be a priority, according to prominent entrepreneurs Lord Willie Haughey and Sir Tom Hunter.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:30:00 +0000
Minister for Exports says Scots firms have much to offer the world
IT was a case of two lords for the price of one on yesterday’s Go Radio Business Show as Lord Offord of Garvel, the UK’s Minister for Exports, joined hosts Lord Willie Haughey and Sir Tom Hunter to chat about his business journey and current role...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:30:00 +0000
Scottish dentist identifies ‘gap’ for new toothbrush design
AN entrepreneurial Scottish dentist who has designed and patented a new toothbrush that costs just £4 is on a mission to grow his business and educate people about their teeth and mouth hygiene.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 05:30:00 +0000
Thrombectomy service launched by NHS Greater Glasgow
West of Scotland patients to be given access to 'miracle' stroke treatment that can reduce the likelihood of disabilities.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:34:52 +0000
Humza Yousaf 'slaps down' Keith Brown over call for SNP MPs to do less
Humza Yousaf has put the kibosh on his deputy leader's call for SNP MPs to do less work at Westminster.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 06:30:00 +0000
Analysis: Does cheap alcohol mean lower life expectancy?
Does cheap alcohol mean lower life expectancy?

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 16:27:27 +0000
Keith Brown: SNP MPs could do less at Westminster before election
The deputy leader of the SNP has suggested its MPs might do less work at Westminster while seeking to get re-elected.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 16:00:00 +0000
Glasgow business backlash over 10pm council parking charge
More than half of the responses came from individuals in chief executive and director-level positions.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 15:09:02 +0000
Armed police called to Grosvenor Road incident in Greenock
Armed police have been called to a "disturbance" on Grosvenor Road in Greenock today.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 14:34:30 +0000
Edinburgh boy's family 'heartbroken' over crash death
The family of an 11-year-old boy who died after being hit by a bin lorry on Whitehouse Road, Edinburgh, have said they are "heartbroken".

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 14:47:36 +0000
Shona Robison vows to prioritise housing after 'gaslighting' attack
Shona Robison has said restoring cuts she made to affordable housing will be her “number one priority” if Wednesday’s budget gives her more funding.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 14:16:24 +0000
New Glasgow tour bus will 'celebrate' Southside area
A new tour bus will "celebrate" Glasgow's Southside and link renowned landmarks like Barrowland, Celtic Park and Ibrox stadium.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 12:47:14 +0000
XL Bully injured after two dogs attack in Aberdeen
An XL Bully has been injured after being attacked by two other dogs in Gilbert Road, Aberdeen.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 12:29:08 +0000
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt stresses 'responsibility', not budget giveaways
Jeremy Hunt has downplayed expectations ahead of his spring budget, saying he wants to “show a path” towards lower taxes rather than signalling a significant giveaway.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 04:30:00 +0000
Why I joined the RNLI after volunteers saved my life
A Dundee firefighter has shared his story of how the RNLI saved his life on the charity's 200th anniversary.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 10:07:45 +0000
Emma Caldwell's mother calls for criminal investigation
The mother of murdered Emma Caldwell has called for a criminal investigation into the handling of the case after Iain Packer was jailed 19 years later.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 10:25:20 +0000
Furious Douglas Ross attacks BBC over family-vs-interview 'ultimatum'
Douglas Ross has launched a scathing attack on BBC Scotland, accusing it of unfair treatment and failing to understand the demands of being a parent.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 09:12:02 +0000
Man dies after multi-vehicle crash in Glasgow South Street
A man has died and a woman has been seriously injured after a crash involving several vehicles in South Street, Glasgow.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 08:30:00 +0000
The fall of Locavore - when a social enterprise collapses
‘We have news’, a statement from Reuben Chesters in January as he prepared to inform those who had followed Locavore’s 18-year journey that the social enterprise had been placed in administration.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 08:00:00 +0000
Humza Yousaf is 'gaslighting' Scotland, says Shelter boss
The director of Shelter Scotland has criticised Humza Yousaf in a scathing attack on housing policy.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 06:28:00 +0000
Calls for police probe over Trump's fraudulent Scots homes value boost
Complaints have been lodged calling for a UK and Scottish police investigation after Donald Trump, his companies and some executives were found to have fraudulently inflated the valuations of non-existent Scottish golf club properties by up to £200m...

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 06:27:00 +0000
Is Donald Trump Scottish? The ex-US president's links to Scotland
What are Donald Trump's connections to Scotland?

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 06:27:00 +0000
Compensation questions over passenger cut to ferry fiasco contract
Nationalised Ferguson Marine have denied a breach of the ferry fiasco agreement after having cut the contracted size of the two lifeline ferries by 300 passengers.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 04:30:00 +0000
Women underrepresented in top roles in Police Scotland
Women are underrepresented across senior roles in Scotland’s police force, analysis from the Scottish Liberal Democrats has found.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 10:00:00 +0000
Kerry Andrew, Mary Costello & Martin Stewart among the best new books
If ITV or the BBC need a new Sunday-night prime-time crime drama they really should give Andrew Cartmel a call. His Vinyl Detective series seems the perfect vehicle for anyone wanting a 21st-century reboot of Lovejoy

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 06:03:00 +0000
Shetland and Fair Isle awarded 'important marine mammal area' status
Shetland and Fair Isle have joined the likes of Patagonia, Antarctica and Madagascar in being awarded Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) status.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 06:00:00 +0000
Fears for Scottish students as mental health funding faces axe
Students in Scotland are plagued by a mental health crisis spread across all universities and colleges, yet the tertiary education system – deemed “broken” – is too underfunded to provide a remedy.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 10:00:00 +0000
Glasgow Comedy Festival: From Elaine C Smith to Frankie Boyle
This month sees Glasgow transform into the world’s funniest city as the annual festival dedicated to stand-up comedy returns for a 21st birthday celebration which is sure to be loud, raucous – and of course funny.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 00:47:53 +0000
How a whale brought Dundee to a standstill
If there was one place on earth that a young humpback whale in December 1883 did not want to be, it was the Firth of Tay.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 05:30:00 +0000
'Protecting children' will be the aim of Scottish alcohol revamp
Scotland's new Minister for Drug and Alcohol Policy, Christina McKelvie, has said that protecting children will lie at the heart of the Scottish Government's revised proposals on the marketing of alcohol.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 15:20:00 +0000
Covid memorial: Scotland falls silent to remember victims
Scotland fell silent today to remember those whose lives were lost to covid or affected by the pandemic.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 10:32:00 +0000
Takeaway funerals and the end of the traditional farewell
They’ve become known as they “takeaway funeral”, with no-frills and no mourners, they’re one way to avoid the eye-watering costs of a traditional funeral.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 06:30:00 +0000
Michael Gove offers to meet cash-strapped Scots councils
Michael Gove has offered to meet with Scottish councillors after leaders from two cash-strapped local authorities urged him to bypass SNP ministers in Edinburgh and hand Barnett Consequentials straight to Scotland’s town halls.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 15:34:38 +0000
Conservatives could lose 58% of past voters at next election
The Conservatives face losing as much as 58% of their voters in Scotland from 2019 and 2021 at the next election, a new poll suggests.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 14:53:47 +0000
Tories urge SNP to follow England's lead with £2 bus fare cap
The Scottish Tories have called for the introduction of a £2 cap on single bus fares to match discounts south of the border.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 14:53:24 +0000
Glasgow cocktail bar launches Wizard of Oz experience
New Glasgow cocktail bar Somewhere By Nico has launched an 'immersive' experience inspired by the Wizard of Oz.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:51:36 +0000
Teachers react to Jenny Gilruth's speech at conference
Teachers were left disappointed by the opening remarks of education secretary Jenny Gilruth at a recent conference in Stirling.