Day: 7 August 2021

Liam Gordon says St Johnstone stars will take Galatasaray memories to their graves

THURSDAY night was a historic moment for everyone connected with St Johnstone Football Club.  The Perth outfit recorded a famous draw against European giants Galatasaray to set up a McDiarmid Park second leg showdown next week.  Liam Gordon and his defensive teammates continued their fine form from last season and put in a gritty performance …

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Gardening with Dave Allan: How to grow the humble hero of the hedgerow

Raspberries are one of our best Scottish fruits, native to much of northern Europe as well as this country. They grow in woodland edges and clearings, as well as along country lanes. For as long as I can remember, I’ve grazed on tiny, deliciously sweet wild rasps, braving nettles and bramble thorns in pursuit of …

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Rosemary Goring reviews Andrew Greig’s “full-throttle adventure” novel set during the Lang Siege of Edinburgh Castle

riverrun, £18.99 Review by Rosemary Goring Edinburgh, during the castle’s Lang Siege, was a deadly place, even for those not caught up in politics. In 1573, when Andrew Greig’s novel opens, Mary Queen of Scots is imprisoned in England, but her supporters hold the castle, resisting the Protestant regime that has only been in power …

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The Last Letter From Your Lover and Downton Abbey: Behind the scenes with costume designer Anna Robbins

WHAT I want to know, I tell costume designer Anna Robbins, is that when you’re on a film set, working closely with actors to make them look as good as possible and maybe conceal what needs to be concealed, do you ever think there is an element of the therapist about your job? Some 400 …

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Celebrity MasterChef 2021: Su Pollard, Bez, Katie Price in line-up

Celebrity MasterChef. Who is in the line-up? Hi-de-Hi! star Su Pollard, Happy Mondays’ percussionist/dancer Bez, former EastEnders actor Rita Simons, Duncan James from the early-noughties boy band Blue and comedian Munya Chawawa step into the pressure cooker arena as the first heat gets under way. What’s the format? Hosted by John Torode and Gregg Wallace, …

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Watch: Stunning footage of Azamara Journey from Gourock as it sails down Clyde

Stunning footage has captured the Azamara Journey gracefully sailing down the Clyde as seen from Gourock.  Azamara Journey had been berthed at King George V Dock since June last year, alongside her sister ships Azamara Pursuit and Azamara Quest, but left Glasgow this morning.  READ MORE: Glasgow-docked cruise ship Azamara Journey to leave River Clyde on Saturday Picture: The Azamara Journey …

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Coronavirus Scotland: 1,386 new Covid cases in 24 hours and 9 deaths

There have been 1,386 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Scotland in the past 24 hours.  According to Scottish Government statistics, there have been 9 new deaths in the same period.  Of the 24,025 new tests for Covid-19 reported results – 6.3% were positive. READ MORE: Lambda variant: What is the highly infectious variant and can it work around vaccines?   41 …

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Vaccination of those aged 16 and 17 to begin in Scotland this weekend

Vaccinations for those aged 16 and 17 will begin this weekend, Scotland’s Health Secretary has announced. Earlier this week the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised that the vaccine rollout should be extended to anyone aged 16 or over. Appointments can be booked at some vaccination clinics this weekend or they can visit …

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Tokyo Olympics: Laura Muir shares ‘huge relief’ after winning 1500m silver medal

LAURA Muir always had the belief she belonged on the big stage and this was some graduation under the brightest of lights. Muir has been the face of British women’s middle distance running for the last six years but admitted she was getting fed up of just missing out. Not anymore, as she became the …

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