Scotland weather: ‘Mini Beast’ brings further snow and ice warnings

The Met Office have extended their weather warning for snow and ice for most parts of Scotland as the ‘mini Beast from the East’ arrives.

Karen Gray with son Murray, who is in hospital due to his seizures, Picture: Ian Georgeson

Mum’s plea for cannabis on NHS to treat her son’s epilepsy

A mum-of-three is calling for medical cannabis to be made available on the NHS in Scotland to help her five-year-old son who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy.

The Tron Kirk market on the Royal Mile

Traders’ shock at sudden closure of Tron Kirk indoor market

With only weeks to go until the city’s only indoor market closes, traders have been left shocked at the decision to grant Edinburgh World Heritage a lease on the building, leaving them with nowhere else to go.

Emergency services are attending the scene.

M9 in Stirling closed after serious road crash

The M9 is closed Eastbound at Junction 9 Bannockburn due to a serious accident.

Major events including the book, visual art, jazz and film festivals will be asked to endorse the code

Euan McGrory: Edinburgh and its festivals have to plan fot the tourist boom

August seems a long way off right now, especially with those biting winds blowing through the city.

Belle and Sebastian feature heavily in Avalanche's 100 all-time best-selling Scottish albums (Picture: Robert Perry)

Kevin Buckle: Check out Avalanche’s all-time top 100 Scottish albums

I’m currently listing Avalanche’s top 100 best-selling Scottish albums of all time and it has proved tremendously popular.

Leith Theatre was packed for a Hidden Doors show last year

Kevin Buckle: Oi, Leith! Stopping hogging all the headlines

Barely a day goes by that Leith isn’t in the news whether it be good news over Leith Theatre or bad news with the proposed closure of Leith Depot or the cancellation of the pop-up arts festival LeithLate.

David Brown has been in an Albanian jail for the past 12 years

Fresh hope for Edinburgh charity worker jailed in Albania

A CHARITY worker from the Capital who has been jailed in Albania for 12 years could be set free next week.

Oxgangs Primary School,Picture: Stewart Attwood

Crumbling Oxgangs Primary School set for independent review

Crumbling Oxgangs ­Primary School will be the ­subject of an independent inspection following building safety concerns sparked by a wind-damaged roof.

Adam McVey, picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh council chief ‘must learn lessons’ after apologies

COUNCIL leader Adam McVey could find himself ousted from his post if he does not “learn lessons” after having to issue two apologies in one day, an opposition councillor has predicted.

Politics 1
Jon McLaughlin

Timing is everything as Jon McLaughlin reflects on Scotland call-up

Jon McLaughlin feels his maiden Scotland call-up owes plenty to being in the right place at the right time.

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The Scotland squad take some time out during training for Saturday's clash in Rome. Pic: Ian Rutherford

Scotland can confirm progress by dispensing with Italy

You’ll have heard the joke about the two sailors who found themselves marooned on a desert island until one of them stumbles across a lamp and the genie therein offers them one wish each.

Rugby union
Edinburgh's Duhan van der Merwe scores the game's opening try following a breakaway by Dougie Fife

Smells like team spirit as Edinburgh grind out victory

Edinburgh Rugby maintained their recent run of success when they ground out a gutsy 12-6 victory against Munster in a keenly-contested Guinness PRO14 encounter at BT Murrayfield last night.

Edinburgh Rugby
Kevin Milne

Hibs Ladies boss wary of Hamilton threat

Hibs Ladies boss Kevin Milne has warned his players to expect a stern test from Hamilton Accies at Ainslie Park tomorrow.

Lower Leagues
Craig Levein is glad Hearts are back at Tynecastle this afternoon

Craig Levein lays down the gauntlet to Hearts players

Craig Levein has challenged Hearts to bounce back from a chastening fortnight and regain some momentum in the closing months of the season.

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Russell Latapy celebrates after scoring

Hibee History: Sauzee and Mixu down despairing Hearts

Franck Sauzee and Mixu Paatelainen grabbed second-half goals to give Hibs the honours in the third Edinburgh derby of the season and step up their charge for a place in the UEFA Cup.

Suso Santana, right, celebrates scoring his goal in the 94th minute with team-mates and fans at Tynecastle

Maroon Memories: Beattie and Suso strike decisive derby goals

A second goal in two starts for Hearts star Craig Beattie and a solo Suso Santana stunner secured victory over great rivals Hibs at Tynecastle, condemning the visitors to a tenth consecutive Edinburgh derby without a win.

Major events including the book, visual art, jazz and film festivals will be asked to endorse the code

Strict new rules set to protect Edinburgh’s festival volunteers

Strict new rules over the use of volunteers at Edinburgh’s world-famous festivals are to be drawn up in the wake of exploitation concerns.

The Hebridean Celtic Festival is worth more than 2 million to the economy of the Isle of Lewis.

HebCelt festival named Scotland's best cultural event at 'Tourism Oscars'

The Hebridean Celtic Festival and Fort William's Mountain Bike World Cup were named Scotland's best cultural and sporting events at the nation's 'Tourism Oscars'
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