Day: 3 September 2021

Graham Fox edges thrilling duel at Loch Lomond Whiskies Scottish PGA Championship

What about that then? During an absorbing tussle that had more ding-dong than a bell ringing recital, Graham Fox staved off a valiant challenge from Craig Lee to win the Loch Lomond Whiskies Scottish PGA Championship in a thrilling finale at Deer Park. The 44-year-old from West Kilbride closed with an eight-under 64 for a …

Graham Fox edges thrilling duel at Loch Lomond Whiskies Scottish PGA Championship Read More »

New ferry fiasco as three CalMac lifeline ferries are laid up for repairs in two days

A LIFELINE ferry on one of Scotland’s busiest routes was taken out of action on Friday for repair – causing fresh chaos on Scotland’s network. The Herald can reveal there have been three ferries laid up for repairs in the space of two days. A problem with the MV Caledonian Isles’ sewage system meant it was …

New ferry fiasco as three CalMac lifeline ferries are laid up for repairs in two days Read More »

SNP wants ‘guarantee’ Scotland won’t be short-changed in social care overhaul

THE SNP has called for a “cast-iron guarantee” that the Scottish Government will receive proportionate funding if National Insurance is hiked to pay for social care reforms south of the border. The UK Government is reportedly considering breaking a Conservative manifesto promise by raising national insurance contributions to fund social care reforms. The long-awaited announcement …

SNP wants ‘guarantee’ Scotland won’t be short-changed in social care overhaul Read More »

School strikes ‘one step closer’ after pay offer rejected

Strikes have moved “a step closer” after school support staff and refuse workers rejected a pay offer. Ninety-five per cent of members who participated in GMB Scotland’s consultative ballot over the 2021 proposal from council representative body COSLA voted to reject an £850 increase for local government staff earning up to £25,000 a year. READ MORE: Erasmus+ replacement …

School strikes ‘one step closer’ after pay offer rejected Read More »

Scottish Greens leaders set to reverse opposition to vaccine passports

THE SCOTTISH Greens leadership have suggested they will drop their opposition to vaccine passports – hinting some of their previous arguments against the policy “have changed over time”. The Greens have previously been vehemently opposed to vaccine certification being introduced while in opposition at Holyrood. Speaking earlier this year, Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie said that …

Scottish Greens leaders set to reverse opposition to vaccine passports Read More »

Di Maggio’s Shawlands : Glasgow restaurant owner reveals why it remains closed to sit-in diners

The landmark Di Maggio’s restaurant in Shawlands on Glasgow’s south side, which has remained closed to sit-in diners following the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions, is to undergo a major refurbishment and reopen in the new year. The diner, which marked the debut of what now bills itself as Scotland’s largest independent restaurant chain when it …

Di Maggio’s Shawlands : Glasgow restaurant owner reveals why it remains closed to sit-in diners Read More »

There’s a good case to extend Covid passports even further than planned in Scotland

I’VE always tended to see dying or being hospitalised because of someone else’s selfishness and stupidity as a pretty major infringement of human rights. So I’m struggling to understand the screaming hysteria cooked up over plans to introduce ‘vaccine passports’ in Scotland. Opposition parties from Conservatives to Greens are attacking the proposals. It feels either …

There’s a good case to extend Covid passports even further than planned in Scotland Read More »

Alba leader Alex Salmond: ‘Failing’ SNP-Green deal risks boosting support for unionism

ALEX Salmond has claimed that the deal struck between the SNP and Greens at Holyrood is risking pro-independence supporters turning to unionist parties. The former first minister has said that the agreement between Nicola Sturgeon’s party and the Scottish Greens, only formalised on Tuesday, is “failing across many areas of policy” – warning independence supporters that …

Alba leader Alex Salmond: ‘Failing’ SNP-Green deal risks boosting support for unionism Read More »