Day: 14 October 2021

Super6 breaks new ground with first-ever finals series this weekend

SUPER6 breaks new ground this weekend with its first-ever finals series, starting tonight at Myreside when Watsonians play Stirling County in the third-place play-off game. Heriot’s meet Boroughmuir Bears at Goldenacre tomorrow to decide fifth place, then the Southern Knights take on the Ayrshire Bulls in the final itself, on Sunday at Edinburgh’s DAM Health …

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Matt Fagerson on Glasgow Warriors injury comeback and Scotland call

MATT FAGERSON made it onto the pitch for the first time since breaking his arm back in early June when he played 30 minutes for Glasgow Warriors against the Emirates Lions on Saturday, then just four days later he was named in Scotland’s Autumn training squad.  Mind you, Nick Haining of Edinburgh – the only other …

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Jaco van der Walt thriving under Edinburgh boss Mike Blair’s expansive rugby style

THE Edinburgh squad as a whole appear to have enjoyed a new lease of life this season thanks to the more expansive game plan given to them by new head coach Mike Blair. But if there is one player in particular who has thrived, it is surely Jaco van der Walt. In his four seasons …

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Don’t Be That Guy: Nicola Sturgeon praises campaign to tackle sexual violence

NICOLA Sturgeon has encouraged all men to watch a new campaign video aimed at tackling sexual violence in Scotland. Titled Don’t Be That Guy, the new initiative run by Police Scotland aims to reduce sexual crimes by encouraging men to have “frank conversations” about male sexual entitlement. It encourages men to take a “hard look” …

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SNP and Tory ministers agree block grant study ahead of Scotland’s fiscal framework review

SNP and UK ministers have agreed an independent report will investigate any changes needed to the block grant ahead of a review into Scotland’s devolved financial deal. Following talks between SNP Finance and Economy Secretary, Kate Forbes and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Simon Clarke, both administrations have agreed in principle the scope of a key independent document …

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SNP criticised as homeless families facing longer in temporary accommodation

SNP ministers have been accused of “a total dereliction of duty” after figures showed the average stay in temporary accommodation for homeless families with children has risen to almost a year. New analysis of homeless statistics for 2020-21 has revealed that children are facing increasingly lengthy spells in temporary accommodation, with average stays increasing year …

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Rail workers set to strike in Scotland throughout Cop26

RAIL workers are set to go on strike in Scotland throughout the Cop26 global climate conference, the RMT union has confirmed, paving the way for huge disruption. ScotRail staff will strike from Monday November 1 until Friday November 12. Staff on the Caledonian Sleeper, which is run by Serco, will hold two 24-hour strikes – one from …

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Shetland hauliers, seafood firms’ ferry crisis anger

ISLAND hauliers and seafood businesses have written to the Scottish Government over freight ferry provision amid a near 20-per cent hike in traffic and “no relief” in sight. Shetland’s Stewart Building Transport Group, which represents the islands’ seafood industry and hauliers, has written to Scottish Transport Minister Graeme Dey urging the government “to address the growing freight …

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Sarah Everard: Victim blaming police commissioner retires after ‘devastating’ comments

A POLICE commissioner who sparked outrage when he suggested Sarah Everard should have been more “street wise” has resigned. North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Allot stepped down today hours after losing a no confidence vote. The Police Commissioner came under heavy criticism after after he suggested Sarah Everard should have been more ’streetwise’ and not …

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