Day: 6 October 2021

England legend Jonathan Trott bowled over by talent in Scotland set-up

JONATHAN TROTT can’t remember Scotland’s famous one-day victory over England at the Grange in 2018? Was it on TV that day? A pause and then a smile starts to creep across the former England batter’s face. He remembers it alright. Trott had been three years retired from international cricket by that point but that one …

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‘Sceptical’ Jamie Ritchie says Edinburgh’s new stadium has won him over already

Jamie Ritchie admits that he was initially ambivalent about Edinburgh’s switch of home venue from the main bowl at Murrayfield to a custom-built, 7,800-capacity venue on the back pitches on the international campus. However, having now played two matches at the DAM Health Stadium (as it is now called due to a naming rights deal) …

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Glasgow Warriors hooker Johnny Matthews hails team-mate Fraser Brown for helping elevate his game

GLASGOW hooker Johnny Matthews has praised Fraser Brown for helping him make significant improvements in his game over the summer – even though the pair are rivals for the  No 2 jersey at Scotstoun. With George Turner and Grant Stewart also in contention, there is fierce rivalry among the hookers for places in the Warriors’ …

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Tomatin Distillery: Whisky maker loses legal fight to prevent developer using similar name

A whisky firm in Scotland has lost a legal bid to prevent a hotel developer from using a similar name to it. The Tomatin Whisky Distillery Limited launched a legal complaint against The Tomatin Trading Company (TTC) for using the same Highland village name in its branding. The distillery owners argued that the name Tomatin …

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Woman dies after crash on Glasgow’s Eglinton Street at O2 Academy

A 26-year-old woman has died following a collision in Glasgow which occurred this morning. Police were called to the scene after a Toyota Yaris hit a woman who was walking in Eglinton Street, near to Cook Street, at about 8.45am on Wednesday. Emergency services attended, but sadly the woman died at the scene. The drivers of …

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Transgender pupil guidance: Teachers step back from call

Teachers have stepped back from demanding that national guidance on supporting transgender pupils be withdrawn. A Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA) motion that, if passed, would have called for the advice to be pulled has been paused pending further discussions with the Government. It comes after ministers published guidance outlining how schools should respond to …

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Stuart Armstrong ‘surprised’ to be named in Scotland squad for Israel & Faroe Islands

FIT-AGAIN Stuart Armstrong admits he was surprised but grateful to be included in Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad for the World Cup qualifying double-header against Israel and Faroe Islands. The midfielder has not played a minute of football for Southampton this season after a troublesome calf injury, although he was on the Saints bench for the …

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Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain to meet bereaved families after ‘agonising’ post-mortem delays

SCOTLAND’S Lord Advocate has agreed to meet with bereaved families after a 40 per cent surge in deaths being reported has led to delays in loved ones finding out causes of death. Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain confirmed that 12-week turnaroun target for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to tell the next of kin the …

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