Day: 2 August 2021

Kevin Van Veen on ‘Budget Bergkamp’ nickname, desire to be different & choosing Motherwell

ARRIVING at Fir Park with a nickname like the Budget Bergkamp there was always going to be a sense of intrigue regarding summer signing Kevin Van Veen. And the Dutch striker, 30, didn’t disappoint the fans inside the ground and those watching at home as he showed off his skills and terrorised the Hibs backline. …

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Dundee Utd ace Mulgrew issues immediate apology to Aberdeen’s Ojo after tackle

FRESH-faced Calvin Ramsay is the new kid on the block at Aberdeen, a  confident and impressive attacking right-back trusted by his manager,  Stephen Glass, to do his job as he sets out on a career in Scottish  football’s top tier. Charlie Mulgrew is a hugely-experienced former Pittodrie defender now  in his second spell at Dundee …

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Celtic fan groups plan protest to ‘hold board to account’ ahead of Dundee match

CELTIC fan groups have planned a protest outside Parkhead to ‘hold the board to account’. Hoops supporters have been encouraged to gather outside Celtic Park on Sunday at 1pm ahead of the Premiership match against Dundee. A post shared on the North Curve Celtic Twitter account, featuring Celtic Shared, Bhoys, Green Brigade, Celtic Trust and North …

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Scottish Government gives fire-raved tourist attraction support for recovery

A tourist attraction which was ravaged by a fire earlier this year has been given £51,000 of Scottish Government funding to help its recovery. The Iron Age roundhouse, part of the Scottish Crannog Centre on the shore of Loch Tay, burned down on June 12. Despite being engulfed in flames, the centre reopened five days …

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Chivas Brothers appoints new chief executive as company veteran returns to France

SCOTCH whisky giant Chivas Brothers has a new boss, The Herald can reveal. The Dumbarton-based distiller, which is part of the Pernod Ricard drinks empire, has appointed Jean-Etienne Gourgues as its new chief executive and chairman. Mr Gourgues was drafted in following the abrupt departure of Jean-Christophe Coutures, who left the company in July after …

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Anger as Scots GB News’s Neil Oliver says he would ‘cheerfully risk catching Covid’ in name of freedom

SCOTS TV historian Neil Oliver has been castigated after stating he would “cheerfully risk catching Covid” in the name of personal freedom. The archaeologist, author, TV presenter and former National Trust for Scotland president compared those those who refuse to comply with current guidelines to those who fought in World War II. The Renfrewshire-born 54-year-old …

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Ayr United sign Celtic youngster Afolabi on loan ahead of Kilmarnock clash

AYR have completed the loan signing of Celtic youngster Jonathan Afolabi. The Hoops striker, 21, has penned a season-long loan switch to Somerset Park. United announced the signing just hours ahead of tonight’s Ayrshire derby against Kilmarnock.  And Afolabi could be thrown straight in as he is eligible for selection in the match. Ayr boss …

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