Day: 7 September 2021

Tongan-Australian Scot Sione Tuipulotu reveals granny inspired Glasgow move

NO sooner had Sione Tuipulotu landed in Scotland than he was being summoned to the national team’s training camp to begin preparation for their summer schedule, which offered the Australian-born centre/wing an opportunity of a first cap for a country he had only set foot in once before on a school trip several years earlier.  …

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Scotland player ratings as Steve Clarke’s side secure huge win over Austria

Commanded his box well and his distribution was solid. Never really tested in terms of shot stopping until the 78th minute. A fine save to deny Baumgartner from a corner.  STEPHEN O’DONNELL 6  Returned to his right back berth after Nathan Patterson picked up an injury. Battled well but very wasteful in possession at times.  …

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Scot Gemmill left gutted as Scotland U21s concede late leveller against Turkey

SCOT GEMMILL admitted he was gutted Turkey snatched a late equaliser in Bursa to cancel out a superb Glenn Middleton volley in Scotland’s opening Euro 2023 tie. But he praised his severely depleted young Scots who grabbed a creditable point despite being without ten English-based players due to Covid restrictions. And they could have easily …

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Scottish nursing vacancies reach ‘record levels’

Vacancies within the NHS have reached “record levels”, as new figures showed that more than 500 consultant positions and almost 5,000 jobs in nursing and midwifery are vacant. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Scotland demanded action as it emerged that in June this year vacancies within nursing and midwifery amounted to the whole time …

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Sturgeon seeks to ‘transform’ Scotland as critics accuse her of ‘tired’ ideas

NICOLA Sturgeon has unveiled plans to lead Scotland out of the pandemic and “transform” the nation as critics accused her of running out of ideas. The First Minister was criticised for “tired and rehashed” policies as she announced her Government’s legislative agenda for the coming months and beyond.  She said proposals for a new National …

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Programme for Government: Climate activists ‘disappointed’ with SNP’s oil and gas plans despite Greens influence

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have labelled climate measures in the Programme for Government “disappointing” despite the new influence of the Scottish Greens. The deal struck between the SNP and Greens was partly intended to boost Scotland’s climate credentials ahead of hosting COP26 in November, but activists have criticised a lack of detail over plans to transform the …

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Nicola Sturgeon: National Care Service a ‘fitting legacy from the trauma of Covid’

NICOLA Sturgeon has insisted that setting up a National Care Service by 2026 would be a “fitting legacy from the trauma of Covid”. The First Minister told MSPs that a bill to create a new centralised system for social care would see the “most significant public service reform” since the NHS was set up. Announcing …

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Lancaster Crescent: Man arrested after Eddie Stobart lorry smashes into East Kilbride home

A MAN has been arrested after a lorry smashed into a home last night and forced a family to flee.  The 33-year-old is alleged to have been involved when the Eddie Stobart vehicle crashed into a Lancaster Crescent house on Monday.  Substantial damage was caused to the East Kilbride property and neighbours – including children …

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