Day: 2 September 2021

Jason Kerr admits ‘bittersweet’ feeling after exiting St Johnstone for Wigan

Jason Kerr admits it was a “bittersweet” feeling as he exited St Johnstone for Wigan on transfer deadline day. The former McDiarmid Park skipper moved to the English League One side in a move worth £600,000. Kerr will forever be held in legendary status in Perth after lifting both the Scottish and League Cup last …

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Scottish Tories call on UK Government to restore aid funding ‘as soon as practically possible’

A TORY MSP has called on the UK Government to restore its spending on international aid “as soon as practically possible” amid the “depressing and deeply regrettable” situation in Afghanistan. MSPs debated support offered to Afghans – with SNP External Affairs Secretary Angus Robertson announcing £250,000 to “provide critical help to the people of Afghanistan”. …

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Alan Simpson: How Thomas the Tank Engine’s chums can solve Scotland’s ferry crisis

MUCH-loved children’s favourite Thomas the Tank Engine is undergoing a revamp for the 21st Century, which will see all the characters given sleek new images fit for the digital age. Since the Rev W Awdry’s first book which he read to his son in 1943, the tales of Thomas, James, Henry and Gordon have enchanted …

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Majority of groups support plans for gender self-ID in Scotland

A SMALL MAJORITY of groups support the ability for people to self-declare their gender according to a long-awaited consultation on reforms by the Scottish Government. Published today, the analysis of more than 17,000 responses shows that 5 in 10 organisations said they were in favour of “statutory declaration” of gender, or self-identification. The consultation also …

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Great chieftains o the pudding (wine) race: Drink with Gerard Richardson

WHEN was the last time you had a pudding wine? It seems like a description from the days of Downton Abbey doesn’t it? This is probably why most vineyards and wine merchants now refer to them as dessert wines. To be honest, though, that still doesn’t do them justice because this gorgeous style can be …

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FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon under pressure over soaring NHS waiting times ‘humiliation’

NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of a “humiliation” over soaring NHS waiting times – a word the First Minister used to attack Labour’s performance 18 years ago when just a fraction of the now 600,000 people were forced to wait for treatment. Labour leader Anas Sarwar pressed Ms Sturgeon at First Minister’s Questions over the …

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Vaccine passports ‘a leap into North Korea territory’, says top scientist

FORCING people to be fully vaccinated before they are allowed into certain venues is “a leap into North Korea territory” and could alienate those already hesitant to get the jag, leading scientists have warned. MSPs will be asked to vote next week on Scottish Government proposals banning people from attending nightclubs, adult entertainments venues, and …

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