Day: 6 August 2021

Chris Kane says St Johnstone’s Galatasaray draw was as ‘good a feeling’ as cup double achievement

CHRIS KANE became a double winner with St Johnstone last term and at that moment it would have been easy to concede that his career had peaked.  But for the McDiarmid Park striker big matches continue to come around and they don’t get much bigger than last Thursday’s Europa League clash against Galatasaray in Istanbul.  …

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Hero Open: Lucas Bjerregaard scores impressive 62 after rain disruption at St Andrews

On a fiddly, frustrating day at the Hero Open that was disrupted by Mother Nature’s crotchety meddling, Lucas Bjerregaard’s late night rampage should’ve been accompanied by its own yellow warning from the Met Office. While Scotland’s Calum Hill kept himself right in the thick of affairs at the Fairmont St Andrews during a sodden second …

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Tokyo Olympics day 14: What to watch as Eilish McColgan looks to make a mark in 10,000m final

It’s the final day of athletics in the Olympic Stadium and there is considerable Scottish interest.  First up is the women’s 10,000m final at 11:45am (UK time), in which Eilish McColgan is GB’s leading runner. The Dundonian will be looking to make up for the disappointment of missing out on the 5000m final after her …

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Aberdeen cleared to welcome capacity crowd for Breidablik second leg

Aberdeen have been given the green light to host a capacity crowd for their European clash against Breidablik. The Dons confirmed Pittodrie has been restored to “full operational capacity” for next Thursday’s Europa Conference League encounter, following a successful application to Aberdeen City Council. Scotland moves beyond Level 0 coronavirus restrictions on Monday, but outdoor …

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Long-serving Edinburgh coach Duncan Hodge departs BT Murrayfield

ASSISTANT coach Duncan Hodge has left Edinburgh after a long spell as part of the backroom staff.  A statement from the team said they had parted company with the former Scotland international “on amicable terms”. Hodge leaves just weeks after Richard Cockerill was replaced as head coach by Mike Blair, who like his old Scotland …

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Johnson ‘will not isolate’ after staffer tests positive for Covid while in Scotland

BORIS Johnson is not going to self-isolate, despite a member of his team testing positive for coronavirus, it has been reported. The Guardian claims Mr Johnson’s staff member tested positive for the virus during his trip to Scotland and is currently self-isolating. However the newspaper also quotes a source as saying the Downing Street employee and …

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Miller unveils Cambuslang show home this weekend

MILLER Homes is unveiling its latest Newton Fields development show home in Cambuslang this weekend.  The four-bedroom Nairn – described as the first of its kind in Scotland by Miller –  is set to launch on Saturday August 7 2021, with househunters able to book an appointment to view the new home, which has been styled by interior designer Eileen Kesson of ENVISION. …

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Latest Covid guidance says ‘some measures’ may remain in Scotland until 2022

FACE masks can be removed for dancing, drinking and eating, new Scottish Government guidance has confirmed, as nightclubs prepare to reopen from Monday.  But the guidance warns “some precautionary measures” may remain in place until early 2022, in order to help manage pressures on the NHS over winter. It follows confusion over rule changes earlier …

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St Johnstone confirm loan signing of Glenn Middleton from Rangers

St Johnstone have confirmed the loan signing of Glenn Middleton from Rangers. The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season at McDiarmid Park and played a pivotal role as Saints landed their historic cup double. Middleton did impress for Rangers during pre-season, but Steven Gerrard decided that the Scotland under 21 international would be …

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