Tommy Sheppard: Insults won’t change my mind about the monarchy

Please don’t get upset, but I am a republican because I believe in democracy, writes SNP MP Tommy Sheppard.

SNP MP Hannah Bardell has complained about the BBC's coverage of Scottish issues (Picture: Lisa Ferguson)

John McLellan: Auntie Beeb tells SNP (and ex-STV) MP where to go

Livingston MP Hannah Bardell has been putting the boot into the BBC, using the Ofcom consultation on the new BBC Scotland channel to signal that the war between the SNP and Auntie Beeb which flared up in the referendum campaign is far from over.

Diesel car sales have plunged following the VW emissions scandal (Picture: PA)

John McLellan: Edinburgh’s double whammy for diesel

Like many people, when we bought our new car four years ago a significant part of the decision was fuel economy but also the tax benefits associated with low emissions, and so we bought a VW with a 1.6 diesel engine.

Foundation of Hearts chairman Stuart Wallace

Foundation of Hearts contributions on course to reach £10m

Hearts fans have pledged almost £7.5million to their club through Foundation of Hearts and are on course to reach the £10m mark in 2020.

Joanne Free won the Munross Trophy at Montrose Link

Lothians round-up: Joanne Free wins Munross Trophy

Gullane’s Joanne Free beat a strong field that included on-form Hannah McCook to win the Munross Trophy at Montrose Links.

Foundation of Hearts chairman Stuart Wallace believes stability will be crucial at Tynecastle following the change of ownership in 2020 ' and that means Ann Budge remaining in her current role

Foundation of Hearts want Ann Budge to stay beyond 2020 takeover

Foundation of Hearts plan to keep Ann Budge in charge beyond their takeover at Tynecastle Park in 2020.

Fraser Henderson of Tantallon 1 at the Braids. Pic: Jon Savage

Dispatch Trophy: Tantallon can almost touch dream semi-final

Tantallon are tantalisingly close to a “dream” semi-final in the 119th Dispatch Trophy at the Braids.

Hibs head coach Neil Lennon helped to raise funds for the SPFL Trust during a golf day at The Carrick golf course, Cameron House, Loch Lomond. Lennon is enjoying the close season but spent four hours in a meeting last week discussing potential signing targets

Big interview: Hibs boss Neil Lennon has potential signings lined up

Neil Lennon has insisted he has plenty of potential signing targets waiting in the wings as he looks to rebuild his squad for next season.

Tom Megaughin-Helder had his bike stolen

Edinburgh boy’s stolen birthday bike appeal goes viral

A mum’s desperate appeal to try and reunite her schoolboy son with his stolen birthday bike has gone viral.

Nadia Crossan who has just been crowned 'Miss Edinburgh'

Edinburgh ‘Miss GB’ hopeful is actually a Weegie!

WITH flowing brown hair, deep pools of eyes and a smile that could light up a darkened Old Town close, Nadia Crossan is every inch the kind of woman you would expect could help Edinburgh win this year’s Miss GB contest.

Barbara Rae's commissioned original artwork stamp to mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts

Edinburgh artist designs stamp to mark Royal Academy of Arts landmark

An Edinburgh artist’s design is among a set of a stamps created to mark an institution’s landmark year.

Campaigners say proposed �50m development could rip the heart out of Leith Walk

Save our Leith campaigners vow to step up protest bid

HUNDREDS of campaigners against a proposed £50m development they fear could rip the heart out of Leith Walk have attended a fiery meeting pledging to fight the plans.

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill is moving its HQ to England. Picture JP

Edinburgh Woollen Mill set to move HQ to England

One of Scotland’s best-known tweed and knitwear firms has announced it will move its headquarters to a new premises south of the Border.

Keith Lough heads home for Bonnyrigg Rose. Pics: Wullie Marr

Keith Lough’s late header all but clinches title for Bonnyrigg

An 89th-minute equaliser from Bonnyrigg Rose super-sub Keith Lough all but secured the New Dundas Park men their second Super League title in three years.

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Fisheries officer DeeAnn Fitzpatrick was restrained by colleagues. Picture: BBC

‘Whistleblower’ woman was ‘taped to chair and gagged by colleagues’

A woman has claimed she was taped to a chair and gagged by two male colleagues at a Scottish Government agency before being warned to stay quiet.

Beyonce and Jay Z's Hampden gig will go ahead. Picture: Getty Images

Beyonce and Jay Z show at Hampden given go ahead

BEYONCE and Jay Z’s show at Hampden Park next month has been given the go ahead by Glasgow council officials.

The walkway into Fingal's Cave on Staffa was damaged during winter storms. PIC: Creative Commons/Luk.

Workmen due to move into Fingal’s Cave next month

Access to Fingal’s Cave off the isle of Staffa is due to reopen this summer after a way was found to repair severe storm damage at the natural wonder.

Vykintas Slivka celebrates his stunning goal against Rangers at Ibrox

Five games which defined Hibs’ 2017/18 season

Shortly after promotion back to the Ladbrokes Premiership, Hibs boss Neil Lennon told BT Sport that the club’s aim was to finish second.

It was a brave stance but it was Lennon in a nutshell – demanding but confident. Looking back on those comments, you can understand his confidence. Hibs have been a great addition to the top tier, playing some of the best football in the division.

Ultimately, they fell just short of achieving Lennon’s aims, but they provided much to get excited about along the way.

Here are five games which defined their season ...

Harry Cochrane, left, celebrates his opening goal against Celtic with Kyle Lafferty

Five games which defined Hearts’ 2017/18 season

From Elgin to Kilmarnock via BT Murrayfield, Hearts had a difficult season on and off the park.

The coach they started the Betfred Cup with was different to the one who led the team into the first league game of the season, who, in turn, was different to the coach at the end of the campaign.

The patience of the Hearts support was tested with on-field performances and delays to the opening of the new Main Stand. But, come the final kick of the ball, the club and team are in a better place than when they started the season.

Here are five games which defined the season ...


Crowdfunder launched to help get new Edinburgh drinks lab up and running

A Crowdfunder has been launched in the capital to secure funding to create new space for providing drinks training and tasting events, as well as collaborations within the hospitality industry.

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