Day: 18 August 2021

Stephen Glass well aware of financial implications if Aberdeen were to land group stage spot

Stephen Glass is fully aware of the financial implications for Aberdeen as he prepares his team to take the final step towards the group stages of the Europa Conference League in Baku tonight. The Dons manager, speaking from the Azerbaijan capital where he will lead his men out against Qarabag in the first leg of their play-off tie, knows …

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Women’s Open: Catriona Matthew set for double duties at Carnoustie

It’s 30 years now since Catriona Matthew won the Scottish Women’s Amateur Championship at Carnoustie. Three decades on, this celebrated, decorated Scot is still going strong.  With the unwavering durability of an iron rivet, Matthew is back at the indomitable Angus links for this week’s AIG Women’s Open. “I think I shot a 79 in …

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Martin Boyle opens up on Aberdeen interest after penning new Hibs deal

Martin Boyle insists signing a new deal at Hibernian had nothing to do with Aberdeen’s failed £500,000 bid after admitting that talks had been ongoing for months. The Australia international put pen to paper on an improved three-year deal yesterday in the wake of the Dons tabling an offer that was turned down by the …

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Glasgow City keep Champions League dream alive as Celtic bow out of competition

GLASGOW City kept their hopes of reaching the home and away second round of the Champions League alive when they beat Maltese side Birkirkara 3-0 in a low key tie at Broadwood. There was much more drama, but a less satisfactory outcome from a Scottish perspective, when Celtic lost 2-1 to Levante in Trondheim’s Koteng Arena. …

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Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack unhappy with state of Qarabag’s pitch

  By Herald and Times Sport Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack unhappy with state of Qarabag’s pitch Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack has criticised UEFA for allowing Qarabag to play their Europa Conference League play-off on their pitch. Cormack posted photographs of the surface at the Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium on social media on the eve of …

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Teacher recruitment boost as £80m Covid fund is made permanent

Scotland’s education workforce is set for a boost after it was announced temporary Covid recovery funding of £80 million would be made permanent. Ministers have confirmed that, from April 2022, the sum will be allocated annually to the local government settlement. It is over and above the £65.5m of permanent additional funding for local authorities to recruit a further 1,000 teachers and 500 support …

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Exams return in 2022 but fears of assessment ‘overload’

Pupils face an “assessment overload” due to contingency proposals drawn up ahead of the planned return of formal exams next year, Scotland’s largest teaching union has said. The warning from the EIS came after Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville confirmed a conventional diet would be held in 2022 “if safe to do so”. Exams were cancelled in 2020 …

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