Day: 9 July 2021

Edinburgh City 0 Hamilton 1: Accies begin road to redemption with opening day victory

Hamilton Accies began the road to redemption in tentative style as they earned a Premier Sports Cup victory over Edinburgh City. Following relegation from the Premiership last season, the small band of travelling supporters in the sparsely-populated but sold-out Ainslie Park had something to cheer when Callum Smith netted the opened 25 minutes into a …

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Gordon Smith: English hubris may finally be justified by Gareth Southgate’s side

Kasper Schmeichel offered the best gag of the week in his pre-match interview on Tuesday. When asked by an English reporter “is it coming home?”, he answered “is what coming home?” When the reporter revealed he was referring to the European Championship trophy, Schmeichel said: “It can’t come home as it’s never been here”. As …

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Laura Muir breaks Scottish 800m record at Diamond League as she heads to Tokyo with win

Laura Muir will fly home to Glasgow today, disembarking a little wealthier but infinitely richer. At tonight’s Diamond League leg in Monaco, her Olympic build-up concluded with a bravura victory over 800 metres that delivered a Scottish record and a trove of priceless reassurance as she prepares to depart for Tokyo next weekend. 24 hours before, …

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Hearts set to name Southampton lead scout William Lancefield new head of recruitment

Hearts are set to name Southampton lead scout William Lancefield as their new head of recruitment. The head hunter has spent the past four-and-a-half years at Saints down south in a variety of roles including recruitment analyst. He also counts Norwich City – where he worked together with current Jambos sporting director Joe Savage – …

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Dumbarton vs St Mirren Premier Sports Cup clash cancelled following Covid-19 outbreak

ST MIRREN have been awarded a 3-0 victory in their opening Premier Sports Cup group stage match after Dumbarton were forced to forfeit. Dumbarton informed the SPFL that a player had tested positive for Covid-19 and, as a result of close contacts and player injuries, they did not have sufficient players available to fulfil the …

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Ineos accused of ‘greenwashing’ after Grangemouth carbon capture and storage plans revealed

SCOTLAND’S biggest polluting companies have been accused of “greenwashing” after campaigners criticised plans to keep burning fossil fuels and mitigate the impacts by carbon capture and storage. Ineos and Petroineos have joined the Acorn project by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for their operations at Grangemouth – leading the way for one million tonnes …

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SNP’s James Dornan tells Catholic Tory MP: ‘If your god exists you will rot in hell’

AN SNP MSP is under fire for an outburst in which he said Catholic Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg will “rot in hell”. Glasgow Cathcart MSP, James Dornan, lashed out at the Conservative MP after he commented on a video posted on Twitter about the Nationality and Borders Bill after visiting the Border Force national command …

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COP26: Glasgow hotels, hostels and apartments boost prices during summit

SMALL hotels, hostels and guest houses in Glasgow are cashing in on the United Nations COP26 summit in the city this year. From a £250 -a-night hostel to a £2000-a-night apartment, some are charging as much as seven times their usual rate during the first few days of the conference when world leaders are due …

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Glasgow Life will see 500 jobs go amid covid crisis recovery

AROUND 500 jobs will go at the organisation which runs Glasgow’s culture and leisure services. Glasgow Life was severely hit during the pandemic and lost £38million last year with its estimated revenue for 20/21 just £6.4m. The organisation confirmed that staff numbers will be cut back by 500 over a period of time. Read more: Glasgow …

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