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about 7 hours ago
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Why suburban women's love of Donald Trump means his victory is certain in sexist USA

America, where many women and men subscribe to outdated stereotypes about gender, is highly unlikely to elect a femal...

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1 day ago
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Five reasons why the Scottish Greens are bad for the environment

If it is possible to characterise those concerned about climate change as incompetent, unreasonable, hard-left zealot...

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7 days ago
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Why Larry the Downing Street cat's position is already under threat

Keir Starmer's family have brought their own cat to Downing Street and fur may fly if the new Prime Minister's childr...

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8 days ago
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Severed heads to stunted sperm: Cost of 460 million tons of plastic every year is high

Much of the modern world was built on plastic but we should avoid treating it as something sacred and face up to the ...

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10 days ago
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Amid fears of second US Civil War, Donald Trump's opponents must stand with him

Violence is democracy’s greatest enemy and must be opposed by all

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15 days ago
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Edinburgh International Film Festival shines a spotlight on Scotland's best girl bands from The S...

Homegrown bands like Strawberry Switchblade, Lung Leg, The Ettes and Sophisticated Boom Boom to feature in a document...

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18 days ago
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Why this disastrous WWI defeat should serve as a warning about climate change

In war, hard reality cannot be avoided. The same is true in the fight against climate change

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18 days ago
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Former MPs paid to pretend nothing is their fault were biggest winners of election night

It was a big night for hotter than hell takes.

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19 days ago
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Janet Christie: My Week - It’s Game On at the interactive gaming exhibition as I challenge my chi...

The National Museum of Scotland’s latest exhibition is on the button for gamers of all ages

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about 1 month ago
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How two Tartan Army fans who helped an elderly German man snatched victory from defeat for Scotland

The performances of the Tartan Army – epitomised by their fine renditions of Flower of Scotland and two Scotland fans...

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about 1 month ago
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How the Conservatives created the monster that's destroying them

The mismatch between Tory rhetoric on immigration and record high levels of new arrivals has fuelled the rise of the ...

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about 1 month ago
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Tory big guns' treatment of Rishi Sunak is starting to make me feel sorry for him – Aidan Smith

The Prime Minister seems increasingly isolated as he struggles on with little help from Conservative heavyweights

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about 1 month ago
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Aidan Smith: This election is treating us like gnats made more gnatty by TikTok

Sex dungeon. There it is. A rather desperate attempt to get you interested in a piece about televised election debate...

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about 2 months ago
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Why Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer are the living embodiment of the death of British comedy – Aidan...

Prime Minister and Labour leader are a comedy double-act for modern times (ie, not funny) and can only dream of Stept...

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2 months ago
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I’ve voted SNP for 14 years. Here’s why I’m thinking about returning to Labour – Aidan Smith

Like many voters, Aidan Smith wants to hear the case for a new way of running the country – even if he may not become...

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2 months ago
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Scotland’s housing emergency is a disgrace, but a crisis shared across the UK - Alexander Brown

The Scottish Government is not alone in failing on housing, but that doesn’t make it OK

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2 months ago
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My Week: Janet Christie - Kim Kardashian's bobbly upside down cardy means the humble knit is hot

Call it a wrap or a shrug if you must, but the cardigan is cool

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2 months ago
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40% drop in sex on film suggests Scottish Presbyterian attitudes may be catching on – Aidan Smith

Despite Netflix’s decision to break the ‘last taboo’ about sex on screen, audiences appear to be saying ‘no sex pleas...

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3 months ago
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After SNP's 17 years of failure on climate change, things are about to get worse – Martyn McLaughlin

The optimism that I sensed at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow seems like a distant memory as Kate Forbes rejoins ...

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3 months ago
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Janet Christie's My Week - Walking the West Highland Way

Call it Flow, call it Mindfullness but I call it putting one foot in front of the other.

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3 months ago
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Penny Mordaunt, the Carry On Conservative, is surely the Commons' funniest MP – Aidan Smith

Penny Mordaunt is known for her risqué sense of humour – and for ribbing the SNP

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3 months ago
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Amid SNP and Conservative leadership chaos, there's been one silver lining – Christine Jardine

Amid the chaos of recent years, one slither of compensation has been the diversity which has marked political leaders...

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3 months ago
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Janet Christie: My Week – Youngest Child showcases Scottish cuisine

Irn-Bru and Deep Fried Mars Bars tout le monde?

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3 months ago
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Rishi Sunak, Keir Starmer and Nigel Farage are the new trainer-trashing hooligans – Aidan Smith

Trendy trainers are getting an image problem as high-profile politicians keep wearing them

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3 months ago
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Janet Christie: My Week - From The Kelpies to pit ponies, it's time to honour the horses

Andy Scott’s stunning landmark sculptures celebrate their tenth anniversary

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3 months ago
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Rishi Sunak's Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill sees politicians assume a terrifying...

The US State Department, Human Rights Watch and others paint a terrifying picture of human rights in Rwanda but soon ...

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3 months ago
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Missing link between Sydney Sweeney and Nicola Sturgeon revealed by their detractors – Aidan Smith

Criticism of actor Sydney Sweeney and Nicola Sturgeon’s looks doesn’t impress Aidan Smith

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3 months ago
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Janet Christie: My Week - Silence is worth more than spice

Face your fears then shut up and watch the film

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4 months ago
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Passions: My favourite match programmes are for postponed games

I want the programme to a Dundee-Hibs ‘ghost game’ I travelled to with Dad

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4 months ago
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Passions: I’m only working for The Scotsman because I can’t work for Mad

The US magazine introduced me to satire and the delights of mischief

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5 months ago
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Passions: Our community polytunnel grows both food and friendships

There have been great successes – and a few failures over the years

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5 months ago
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Celebrity Big Brother: Princess Kate is entitled to her privacy and let's hope her black sheep un...

Rumours, jokes and ridiculous conspiracy theories about Princess of Wales abound. Let’s hope she is able to laugh abo...

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5 months ago
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Photos: Readers shine a spotlight on nature across our region

Check out some of the latest nature shots sent in by our talented readers.

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5 months ago
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Science makes the world seem more certain - and a whole lot more fun - Scotsman editorial comment

There is a lot to look forward to as the Edinburgh Science Festival unfolds.

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6 months ago
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Photos: Readers turn their focus on the best of nature across the area

Check out some of the latest nature shots sent in by our talented readers.

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6 months ago
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Passions: Sunday Club was born from the need for friendship and food

The day I found hardest as a new singleton was Sunday

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7 months ago
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Investing in Yorkshire's culture brings benefits worth celebrating: Pete Massey

I can’t think of many finer views than the rolling landscape of the Bretton Estate. There’s something truly life-affi...

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7 months ago
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Passions: It’s obscene to throw away food when eating leftovers is such a culinary joy

When peckish, a single cold sausage is a thrilling mid-afternoon find

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7 months ago
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Jane Bradley: How can Rishi Sunak celebrate his Rwanda bill as less wealthy nations welcome refug...

Three quarters of the world’s refugees are hosted by countries on low or middle incomes

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