Nicola Sturgeon hands Scottish NHS staff 4% salary rise with ‘immediate’ effect

Nicola Sturgeon hands Scottish NHS staff 4% salary rise with ‘immediate’ effect – on top of health workers’ £500 bonus for working during pandemic Pay rise to benefit around 154,000 employees covered by ‘Agenda for Change’If NHS England maintain current position, Scottish staff will be much better off Nicola Sturgeon offering pay rise as a ‘thank … Read more

Line of Duty’s Martin Compston backs Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a Scottish independence referendum

‘I believe Scotland should be in charge of its own destiny’: Line of Duty star Martin Compston praises ‘competent’ Nicola Sturgeon after urging his fellow Scots to back the SNP in the election Martin Compston urged Scots to back Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP in May elections Line of Duty star hit back at critics who pointed out that … Read more

Fund supremo James Anderson urges Scottish Mortgage to ‘remain eccentric’

Departing fund manager James Anderson has called on his successors to ‘become more unreasonable and more distinctive’ as his fund recorded the highest annual shareholder return in its history. Net asset value (NAV) at Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust fund rose 111 per cent in the year to March, surpassing even its performances after the Global … Read more

Train driver wins 2021 Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year title

There’s no doubt that when it comes to photography, freight train driver Dylan Nardini is on the right track. The 47-year-old was recently crowned Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year thanks to breathtaking shots that he took of a well-weathered tree on the Isle of Arran, snowfall in the village of Leadhills and fallen foliage … Read more

Boris Johnson’s former adviser calls for second Scottish referendum to be ‘banned until 2034’

Boris Johnson’s former top adviser on the Union calls for a second Scottish referendum to be ‘banned until 2034’ under new legislation Former-Tory MP Luke Graham said new law on referendums should be passedWould mean votes can only be held after 20 years have passed since the last oneAnother IndyRef would not be until 2034 at … Read more

Alex Salmond backs his new Alba party despite picking up zero seats in Scottish vote

Alex Salmond suffered political humiliation today as the former first minister admitted he did not anticipate his new Alba Party would gain any seats in a poor debut Scottish election. The pro-independence party, which launched at the start of the Holyrood campaign, had been fighting on the regional list section of the ballot, with the … Read more

Alex Salmond backs his new Alba party despite picking up zero seats in Scottish vote

Alex Salmond suffered political humiliation today as the former first minister admitted he did not anticipate his new Alba Party would gain any seats in a poor debut Scottish election. The pro-independence party, which launched at the start of the Holyrood campaign, had been fighting on the regional list section of the ballot, with the … Read more

Scottish independence! Outer Hebrides sees biggest house price boom

Today’s hot housing market means rural areas have overtaken the likes of London as favourites for home movers, but who would have expected the Outer Hebrides to become the location of the most dramatic house price boom anywhere in the UK? Government data, analysed by finance firm IVA Advice, shows the average cost of a … Read more

Line Of Duty’s Martin Compston hits back at a troll questioning his Scottish citizenship

‘Anything else I can help you with? My movements over the next week?’ Line Of Duty’s Martin Compston hilariously hits back at a troll after they question his Scottish citizenship By Roxy Simons and Amie Gordon For Mailonline Published: 18:55 BST, 6 May 2021 | Updated: 19:04 BST, 6 May 2021 Martin Compston has hilariously … Read more