Day: 10 September 2021

Dom McKay’s shock Celtic exit set to spark boardroom revolution at Parkhead

THE shock departure of Dom McKay from his post as Celtic chief executive yesterday afternoon could be the catalyst for further significant boardroom change at the club. McKay’s exit was announced to the stock exchange yesterday afternoon with personal reasons cited for his decision to leave his post less than three months after formally taking …

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Glasgow fireworks spectacular axed due to clash with COP26

Glasgow’s spectacular annual fireworks event has been shelved for this year. Attracting around 50,000 people the Glasgow Green event has been one of the highlights of the city’s winter celebrations.And with covid restrictions lifted, there was high hopes that the event would be going ahead this November. However, organisers Glasgow Life have announced the event …

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Glasgow welcomes ‘first of its kind’ Student Hotel

Construction is set to get underway on what will become Scotland’s largest hotel, set in the heart of Glasgow’s historic Merchant City. A ground-breaking ceremony was held today at Candleriggs Square to herald the £300 million transformation of one of the city’s most prominent development sites. The Student Hotel (TSL) forms the first development phase of the regeneration of …

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Forbes demands reassurance that new health levy will not be ring fenced for NHS

THE SCOTTISH Finance Secretary has demanded reassurance from the UK Government that money from a new tax will not be “ring fenced” for the NHS. Kate Forbes has written to chief secretary to the treasury Steve Barclay about the new 1.25 per cent rise in National Insurance Contributions (NICs), which will fund the health service …

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Covid in Scotland: School absences surge at start of week

Covid-related absences from school surged by nearly a quarter in the early part of this week, with figures showing 38,361 pupils were not in classrooms on Tuesday. The total – which is up from 30,196 the day before – marks a new high and is more than five times the number (7,435) recorded for August 19.  Although there was a …

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Scots have issued clear ‘clarion call’ demanding Indyref2, says SNP deputy

THE people of Scotland have issued a clear “clarion call” demanding a second independence referendum, the SNP’s deputy leader has said. Keith Brown insisted there is a “cast-iron mandate” to hold another vote as he opened the SNP’s virtual conference.  He told activists to “redouble” their campaigning efforts to convince at least one more undecided voter …

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