Motherwell: Struggling to escape the past, cut to the bone in the present
Sean Bell reports from Motherwell, a town often defined by its history, but those working to combat poverty and austerity within the town are facing contemporary challenges
BEYOND Motherwell's precincts, perception of the town is often defined by its past.
Anti-slavery freedom fighter Frederick Douglass to be commemorated in Edinburgh
Historic Environment Scotland will unveil a plaque in honour of Douglass, the first black figure recognised by the Commemorative Plaque Scheme
FREDERICK DOUGLASS, the 19th century abolitionist, campaigner for black suffrage and civil rights icon, will become the first historic figure to be honoured by the Historic Environment Scotland’s 2018 Commemorative Plaque Scheme.
Nicola Sturgeon: Sexual misconduct complaints against Alex Salmond “could not be ignored”
As the former first minister challenges Scottish Government procedure in court, Sturgeon calls for the privacy of those who made complaints against him to be respected.
FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON has stated that allegations of sexual misconduct against her predecessor Alex Salmond cannot be “swept under the carpet” and emphasised the need to ensure “fair and due process”.
Analysis: How many controversies must occur before Dungavel is finally closed?
The notorious detention centre has been condemned as an affront to human rights for almost 20 years; what will it take to finally be rid of it?
THAT Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre is housed around a retrofitted Victorian hunting lodge, where the Duke of Hamilton would once spend his summers, is oddly appropriate.
Better Than Zero campaign calls for strikes against Amazon to extend from mainland Europe to UK
Thousands of Amazon warehouse workers in Germany, Spain and Poland today went on strike, demanding better working conditions
THE BETTER THAN ZERO CAMPAIGN has welcomed the outbreak of industrial action against the e-commerce megacorporation Amazon across several European nations, and has expressed its hope that such strikes spread to the UK.
Scottish Govt must condemn Spanish attack on right to self-determination, campaigners say on eve of Torra-Sturgeon meeting
Call from Scottish activists follows meeting between the Catalan President Quim Torra and new Spanish Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez
THE CATALAN DEFENCE COMMITTEE (CDC) SCOTLAND has called on the Scottish and UK Governments, as well as opposition parties, to apply political pressure to the Spanish Government to endorse a recognised referendum on Catalan independence, on the even of new Catalan President Quim Torra meeting First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh.
‘Can we end homelessness in Scotland? Aye, we can’: Scottish Government pledges £21m to Housing First
Housing minister Kevin Stewart warns that homelessness is predicted to rise due to UK Government welfare cuts, despite efforts to mitigate their impact
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has pledged £21m of a £50m fund in order to offer faster, greater support to rapidly rehouse those at risk of homelessness, or who are living in temporary accommodation.
Confirming the details of the investment in Holyrood today [27 June], housing minister Kevin Stewart declared: “Can we end homelessness in Scotland? Aye, we can.”
Analysis: Scotland’s 11 billionaires – did they really get rich 'through their vision and tireless endeavours'?
Wealth of Gordon-Grant whisky family grown 5000 per cent since 1989, the fastest growth of anyone on the UK rich list since records began
THE Sunday Times Rich list 2018 has been published, revealing Scotland’s billionaires jumping from nine to 11 this year, with a combined fortune of £16.2bn. It was only 11 years ago when the first Scottish billionaire, Tom Hunter, was announced.
Robert Watts, compiler of the list, said: "Our list of Scotland's wealthiest people epitomises the seismic change we've seen over 30 editions of The Sunday Times Rich List.