Euan McColm: Left-wingers slowly come to terms with realities of nationalism

A curious phenomenon in recent years has been the willingness of Scottish left-wingers to support the campaign for independence while insisting they are not nationalists. There may appear to be irreconcilable differences between socialism and nationalism but these are easily squared by radical lefties, greens and other members of the wider Yes movement who have happily lined up behind the […]

Heroic teenage bus driver up for award after rescuing trapped passenger

A 19-year-old bus driver who saved a passenger trapped on a runaway bus after its driver collapsed at the wheel has been shortlisted for a major award. Cameron Dyche had been driving buses for just two months when he acted after seeing the passenger banging frantically on the windscreen as the bus came towards him in Aberdeen. Dyche climbed through […]

UK disrupting teror plots ‘all the time’ says counter-terror chief

A year since three jihadists unleashed carnage on London Bridge, a senior counter-terror officer has warned that attack plots are being thwarted “all the time”. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon urged the public to remain watchful as the UK threat level remains at severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. Mr Haydon, the senior national coordinator for counter-terror policing, told […]

Man arrested after fatal hit and run in Rutherglen

Police have arrested and charged a man after the death of a Steven Campbell in an early morning hit-and-run incident. A 33 year old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 27 year old man in Rutherglen on Saturday 2 June 2018. Enquiries are ongoing and officers are continuing to appeal for information, in particular, any […]

Police keen to trace missing teen last seen in Dundee

Police have made an appeal to the public to trace a missing 15-year-old last seen in Dundee. Harley Simpson was last seen at 5:30pm on Friday 1st June in Strathmartine Road, Dundee. Harley is described as white, around 5ft 4, with short brown hair, slim build and blue eyes wearing grey hooded jumper and black joggers. Any sightings of Harley […]

Insight: How the new V&A helped Dundee get its mojo back

It’s well into evening, but builders are still moving in and out of the old arcade at the back of the Caird Hall at speed. A restaurant needs to be built, a bar must open, the clock is ticking as the city’s countdown to the opening of the V&A Dundee on 15 September intensifies. The arcade, which closed in the […]

Fire and rescue service facing a retirement crisis

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is facing a “retirement time bomb” with almost half of its workforce becoming eligible for retirement within the next ten years. The crisis is particularly severe among senior ranks, with half of the most experienced leaders in the service expected to retire within the next two years. Of the 34 SFRS officers in the […]