Scotland

Storm Ali: Tree branches fall on busy stretch of Queensferry Road

Several trees branches have fallen across a busy stretch of Queensferry Road as gusty winds cause havoc across Edinburgh.<p>The branches have come down …

Edinburgh

Glasgow landmark closed over Storm Ali safety fears

A Glasgow city centre landmark has been closed due to safety fears as Storm Ali threatens severe gales of up to 80mph.<p>As reported on <i>Glasgow Live</i>, the …

Glasgow

Scotland's migration needs 'similar to UK'

<b>A report into the immigration system has concluded that Scotland does not need a "very different" policy to the rest of the UK.</b><p>The Migration Advisory Committee said it had no view on whether immigration should be devolved to Holyrood.<p>But it said it did not believe Scotland's economic situation was …

Scottish Government

"This is what happens when you start with a stupid idea and persevere with it"

In this week's comments update, readers give their verdict on the long-awaited V&A Dundee museum, designed by Japanese architect Kengo</b> …

Dundee

Storm Ali: Paramedics called to damaged Topshop on Princes Street

Paramedics have been called to Topshop on Princes Street after a section of the store’s roof blew off in high storm winds.

Edinburgh

Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair Named as Surprise Candidate for Role of Premier League Chairman

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has emerged as a shock candidate to be the next chairman of the Premier League.<p>The Daily Mail reports that the …

Tony Blair

Tourists Are Stacking Stones in the Scottish Highlands and It's Eroding the Coast

Tourists in the Scottish Highlands could be quickening erosion with their “meditative” and “artistic” stone-stacking.<p>After appearing in the film “The …

Coastlines

Isle of Man to be renamed ‘Manorca’ post-Brexit

<b>THE ISLE of Man is to be renamed Manorca should Brexit go ahead, it has been confirmed.</b><p>As part of a comprehensive rebranding designed to ‘bring …

British Humour

Labour Refuses To Foot Any More Of Kezia Dugdale's Legal Bills In Wings Over Scotland Case

The former Scottish leader will face a courtroom examination next year.<p>PA Archive/PA Images<p>Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale could be …

Kezia Dugdale

New medical training centre opens at Ninewells Hospital

<b>A new medical education training centre in Dundee has opened.</b>The Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation (DIHS) is based at the city's Ninewells …

Medical Education

Storm Ali: Scotland latest - BBC News

Summary<p>Met Office amber "be prepared" warning in place until 18:00<br>• Flood alerts for Argyll and Bute, Ayrshire and Arran and Dumfries and Galloway<br>• Fallen trees affecting routes in Dumfries and Galloway and North Lanarkshire<p>Live Reporting<p>Reports of huge branches on the M8 between Glasgow and …

Dumfries

ScotRail rush hour chaos as train DERAILS and signalling system shuts down

Lines covering the surrounding area have been put on lockdown.<p>A Scotrail train has derailed in the central belt causing travel chaos for …

Commuting

Article 50 author says second vote on Brexit is viable

The Scottish peer’s comments - set to be ridiculed by the pro-Brexit factions and rejected by Theresa May’s Government - came after Sir Vince Cable …

Northern Ireland

Letters: Has Willie Rennie forgotten the promises of 2014?

Then in the 2016 referendum on our future in the EU, Scotland voted to remain, yet we are being dragged out! Perhaps Mr Rennie should have used his …

Scottish Politics

Castle up for sale just outside Glasgow on market for nearly half price

We see plenty of grand houses in Glasgow - but a castle?<p>Okay, there’s one or two - but they’re pretty hard to come by these days.<p>And that’s why this …

Selling

Hearts boss Craig Levein branded 'foolish' and 'disrespectful' for John Souttar dig at Dundee United

JOHN Souttar’s former Dundee United team mate Mark Wilson last night branded Craig Levein’s comments about the Tannadice club nearly ruining the …

Dundee

At last, a Tory who gets it: My parents weren't hypocrites for living on a council estate

It is a measure of the success, or at least of the permanence, of the Thatcher revolution of the 1980s that residence in social housing is today regarded as a badge of failure. If you have to resort to renting from a housing association or – God forbid! – the local council, then where exactly did …

Conservative Party

The real reason the SNP won’t back a referendum on the Brexit deal

The mysterious case of an anti-Brexit party’s aversion to a People’s Vote.<p>When it comes to second referendums, the SNP are ahead of the pack, having …

Opinion (UK)

1 injured in Renton shooting; nearby school locked down

Highlands Elementary School was locked down Tuesday afternoon as police searched for a suspect in a nearby shooting.

Highlands

Scottish Police Want to Arm Residential Vigilantes With Their Own Speed Guns

Here’s a scenario: You live in a nice, quiet, residential neighborhood. You let your kids play outside. It’s idyllic. Except for the hoodlums that …

Vigilantism

Ruth Davidson’s reasons for not going for the top job in fact qualify her for it

I first realised that Ruth Davidson had what it took to be Conservative leader in April 2015 in Glasgow. Spending a day with David Cameron during the …

Opinion (UK)

Storm grows over £45m loan to Sturgeon's adviser's ferry firm

He said the cash injection at Ferguson Marine Engineering in Port Glasgow, the last commercial shipbuilder on the Clyde, was used to ensure its …

Scottish Government

Major incident declared as Storm Ali batters Scotland

<b>A major incident has been declared as Storm Ali batters Scotland.</b><p>A warning of threat to life has been issued for Dumfries and Galloway due to the …

Dumfries

18 rats cruelly dumped in urine and faeces-covered cage in Lanark

EIGHTEEN rats have been cruelly dumped in a urine and faeces-covered cage in Lanark.<p>Scotland’s animal welfare charity, the Scottish SPCA, said it was …

Animal Rescue

Storm Ali: Tron Kirk masonry fall forces closure of South Bridge

South Bridge has been closed in central Edinburgh after masonry fell from the Tron Kirk due to high winds.<p>The falling masonry from the historic …

City Politics

Storm Ali arrives

The A75 was closed at Collin for a time this morning after a tree fell down, blocking the Euroroute, pictured above, but minor roads across the …

Emergency Medicine

Electricity failure causing train disruption to Glasgow Central services

An electricity failure is causing travel disruption on services between Glasgow Central and Paisley Canal.<p>All lines are closed and services suspended …

Glasgow

Scottish economic growth overtakes UK with 0.5 per cent growth

The UK economy grew 0.4% in the second quarter of 2018.<p>Across Scotland in this period output in the construction sector grew by 1.8%, production by …

UK Economy

Ligonier Highland Games expands to 2 days

Updated 48 minutes ago<p>Visitors can have twice as much fun at this year’s Ligonier Highland Games.<p>Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Games is now a …

Carnegie Mellon University

Swimming pool forced to close for two days after 'poo found in water'

A SWIMMING pool has been forced to close after a "poo was found in the water."<p>The Hamilton Water Palace, in Lanarkshire , Scotland, closed its doors …

Swimming Pools