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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Scotland

All time
# margaret thatcher
Backlash after Boris Johnson says Thatcher helped climate by closing UK coal mines
Johnson made the comments towards the end of a two-day trip to Scotland.
# Level Zero
Scotland to move to lowest level of Covid restrictions on Monday
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told a virtual session of the Scottish Parliament that the country could move to Level 0 of restrictions.
# Aussie Rules
Dream come true as Min Woo Lee wins Scottish Open after play-off victory
Padraig Harrington and Cormac Sharvin were flying the flag across the water.
# Euro 2020
Almost 2,000 Scots infectious with Covid attended Euro 2020 events
Nearly two-thirds of cases reported travelling to London for a Euro 2020-related event.
# trade deal
Northern Irish and Scottish ministers write to UK government over Australia deal concerns
The two administrations say the deal risks having a disproportionate impact on domestic farmers.
# trolls
Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place
The South Africa-born Scotland wing says the messages also motivate him.
# Cervical Cancer
CervicalCheck moves to 'allay women's fears' after Scotland's cervical cancer screening error
Over 24 years, around 430 women in Scotland who had hysterectomies were wrongly told they didn’t need to be screened.
# Disruption
Scotland boss challenges Billy Gilmour replacement to make himself 'national hero'
Gilmour’s positive Covid-19 test will force Steve Clarke to rethink his starting line-up.
# Scotland
Millions of new smart TVs, laptops and other items in Amazon warehouse marked 'destroy'
A probe found that items earmarked for destruction at a Scottish warehouse.
# change of scenery
'It was a big move in my career. I wasn't playing week in, week out over in Scotland so I took the leap'
Matty Smith has been key to St Patrick’s Athletic’s excellent start to the season.
# Reaction
Gareth Southgate says qualification is more important than beating Scotland
England were booed off at Wembley after last night’s goalless draw.
# Star Of The Show
'He has got a huge future ahead of him' - Praise for Scotland's Gilmour after display against England
The 20-year-old Chelsea midfielder put in a man-of-the-match performance.
# Setback
‘Football ain’t coming home’ – Graeme Souness leads criticism of England
Three Lions captain Harry Kane was roundly criticised after he fired another blank against Scotland.
# Stalemate
England held by Scotland in unimpressive Euro 2020 display
John Stones hit the post early on but Scotland went close through Stephen O’Donnell and Lyndon Dykes.
# Gearing Up
Jack Grealish trains away from main group as England prepare for Scotland clash
It’s understood that the 25-year-old trained on his own to build full fitness after a shin injury.
# schick strike
Watch: An early contender for Goal of the Tournament at the Euros
The astonishing long-range Patrik Schick effort doubled the Czechs’ lead against Scotland
# Boost
Ireland earn vital win to close in on World Cup qualification
Naomi Carroll’s 46th-minute goal set up a big victory against Scotland.
# Positive Step
Depleted Scotland claim encouraging draw against Holland
Memphis Depay scored a late equaliser to deny Steve Clarke’s side.
# surge
Scotland pauses easing of restrictions as third wave anticipated
Nicola Sturgeon said the country is still at a “delicate and fragile point”.
# Selection
Uncapped trio, including Chelsea midfielder, named in Scotland Euros squad
Billy Gilmour, Nathan Patterson and David Turnbull have been selected in 26-man provisional squad.
# indyref
Sturgeon makes fresh pledge on independence referendum as she's re-elected as Scotland's first minister
“With independence, the decisions that shape our future will lie with us,” she said today.
# Scotland
Majority for Scottish National Party still uncalled, but Nicola Sturgeon 'almost certain' of win
The results of some constituency seats still need to be announced.
# Counting Votes
Nicola Sturgeon calls ex-deputy leader of Britain First ‘racist’ in tense confrontation
Counting has begun for the Scottish parliamentary election, with results expected tomorrow.
# Scotland
Leigh Griffiths leaves it late as Celtic snatch draw at Aberdeen
Elsewhere Liam Craig scored a late penalty as St Johnstone denied Rangers
# local knowledge
Mighty Thunder records famous ‘home win’ in Scottish National
Lucinda Russell-trained eight-year-old races to glory under Tom Scudamore.
# Jim Goodwin
Ex-Ireland international suspended in Scotland after criticising match official
The St Mirren boss had claimed referee Don Robertson “cost” his side a place in the top six.
# Scotland
Celtic warm up for Rangers clash with their biggest win of the season
It was an encouraging performance for interim boss John Kennedy as they hit Livingston for six.
# the good information project
Scotland and its elections are key to the union and to a united Ireland
Northern Ireland’s place in the Union could be decided for it, if Scotland decides its future is better in the EU, rather than the UK.
# Across the water
Jamie McGrath's brace helps St Mirren to comfortable win as Meathman's superb season continues
The former Dundalk star has been immense for St Mirren.
# Crime and Punishment
Finn Russell given three-match ban over red card against France
The out-half was dismissed late in the second half at the Stade de France.
# honours even
Ryan Fraser’s second-half strike earns a point for Scotland in Israel
Fraser struck 11 minutes into the second half to earn Scotland a 1-1 draw in front of around 5,000 fans at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv.
Gregor Townsend hails Scotland spirit after ending long wait for win in France
Scotland had not claimed an away victory over France since 1999.
# Drama
Scotland win at the death against France as Wales claim Six Nations title
Scotland won 27-23 at the Stade de France while Wales become Six Nations champions. Ireland finish third.
# grand finale
'It’s beginning to hack me off' – Hogg hurt by France's trophy talk
Scotland can secure their highest-ever Six Nations finish with an eight-point win over Les Bleus.
# Holyrood
Sturgeon misled Holyrood committee over Salmond investigation, report finds
The Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints has published its report.
# Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon did not breach ministerial code, investigation finds
The probe was carried out by Ireland’s former director of public prosecutions.
# Scotland
Scottish minister says vote for independence will take place at the end of Covid pandemic
Scotland’s constitution secretary said such a vote will be held ‘when the time is right’.
# Vote
Scottish independence would be like Brexit on a rocket to Mars, Lib Dem leader warns
Scottish party leader Willie Rennie said now is not the time for another referendum on the issue.
# Holyrood
Alex Salmond inquiry finds Nicola Sturgeon misled Scottish parliament
The finding is likely to lead to further pressure on the Scottish National Party leader.
# Switch
Former England U20 striker Che Adams set to make Scotland debut
The Southampton player has been named in Steve Clarke’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers.