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Scotland’s News Headlines: Its all about recession looming as banks interest rates hiked with Scotland sliding deeper into debt as people’s income struggles to fund their livelihoods

The Times Scotland
Gloomy news for the UK economy leads the majority of Friday’s front pages after the Bank of England warned of a looming recession as it raised interest rates to 1.75% in a battle to stem soaring prices. The Times Scotland reports that the country is facing the “worst squeeze on living standards for more than 60 years”.
Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph says the recession has been brought on by rising energy prices and will cause a “record drop inincome”. It quotes the Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey as saying families face a “very big” shock as interest rates were raised to the highest level since 2008.
Scottish Daily Mail
The Scottish Daily Mail focuses on the future of Mr Bailey himself as it describes him as a “banker who’s running out of credit”. The paper says the bank has faced a “ferocious backlash” with its governor forced to deny he had “been asleep at the wheel”.
The Scotsman
The Scotsman says the Bank’s move to raise interest rates is the biggest single hike in 27 years and the worst squeeze on living standards for more than 60 years.
Metro
“The Big Squeeze” is the Metro’s headline. The paper says that rising interest rates mean people with £200,000 mortgages could be facing an extra £50 on their monthly payments as well as rising costs of food and energy.
i
The i uses the same headline alongside a striking graphic which shows the rising inflation rates. The paper says a leading economist has declared it the “worst day for the British economy in my lifetime”.
Scottish Daily Express
“Time to batten down the hatches,” the Scottish Daily Express says as it warns that recession is on the way.
Herald
More than 200,000 Scots homeowners face mortgage bills rising by hundreds of pounds a year, according to The Herald. Citizens Advice Scotland has warned that families will have to choose between freezing or starving this winter as inflation was projected to hit more than 13%.
Press and Journal
The Press and Journal says that NHS Grampian’s chief executive has said the scale of soaring waiting times paints a “very stark picture” for the health service. The paper reports that Caroline Hiscox says Covid continues to mount pressure on services across the country.
Courier
The Courier reports that a Perthshire man could have been overcharged electricity bills for the past 17 years. The paper says Roy Brown, 58, took daily readings of his meter at the end of March and was convinced something wasn’t right. He contacted his supplier, OVO and was charged £150 for someone to take a look at the meter. After three tests were carried out in May, engineers concluded the meter was fast by 10.13%.
National
The SNP and Scottish Greens have said Scotland “cannot afford” to stay in the Union any longer following an announcement the UK is bound for recession, reports The National.
Edinburgh Evening News
Hundreds of waste, recycling and street cleaning workers in Edinburgh are to go on strike during the Edinburgh festival amid claims they have been treated with “contempt”, says the Edinburgh Evening News. Around 300 members of the Unite and GMB unions will walk out between August 18 and 30.
The Scottish Sun
The Scottish Sun reports that SNP chiefs have been accused of dropping their guard after introducing the “silver bullet” policy of minimum pricing, as alcohol deaths rose to a 13-year high. New National Records of Scotland statistics show figures had fallen back in 2019, the first year after minimum pricing was introduced, but then spiked by 17% in 2020 to 1,190 amid the Covid pandemic.
Glasgow Times
Thousands of drivers were caught speeding whilst temporary restrictions were put in place on Glasgow’s M8, according to Glasgow Times. Several average speed cameras were erected and then activated on March 30, with a 40mph speed limit put in place. Data obtained by the Glasgow Times through a Freedom of Information request has revealed that a total of 7,003 motorists were caught speeding.
Evening Express
The Evening Express reports on an Aberdeen mum’s “worst nightmare” after her three-year-old son walked out of nursery and along a busy road, nearly getting hit by a bus.
Evening Telegraph
Two teenage boys who attacked a man in a queue for a McDonalds have avoided jail after a court heard they had “turned their lives around”, says the Evening Telegraph.
Daily Star of Scotland
The Daily Star of Scotland has a typically light-hearted take on the gloomy stories leading the news. It says the bad news is the country is going into recession, inflation is heading for over 15%, mortgages will rise, the lights are going off, water is running out and now we face war with China. But the good news is English Premier League football is back. “Always look on the bright side of life,” it adds.

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#AceDailyNews says here’s todays Scotland’s Headlines: Fire service meltdown and Sunak would cap refugees

Herald on Sunday
The Herald on Sunday leads with a warning from the National Fire Brigades Union that lives are being put at risk due to the hundreds of jobs lost in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service over the last 10 years. The paper says the fire service will see real term cuts over the next five years which could mean a further reduction in the workforce.

The Sunday Telegraph reports that Conservative leadership hopeful Rishi Sunak is promising to introduce a cap on refugee numbers if he becomes prime minister. The paper says it’s an attempt to “woo” the right of the party. Elsewhere, the paper carries a picture of Boris Johnson throwing a mock grenade, with the wry caption “parting gesture”.

The National leads with claims from the SNP that the current Tory leadership races is veering further to the right, which the party says poses a “Thatcher threat” to Scotland. The paper quotes SNP MP Ian Blackford saying Scotland still “bears the scars” of the policies of Margaret Thatcher’s time as prime minister.

Boris Johnson has written in the Daily Express, saying he has “fought some of the hardest yards in modern political history”. The paper describes it as a “full-throttle defence” of his government, after he announced earlier this month that he was stepping down as Conservative leader.

The Scottish Mail on Sunday splashes criticism of the SNP’s plans to house Ukrainian refugees on board a cruise ship, as it has heard a similar scheme in Estonia resulted in “grim and unsuitable” conditions. Campaigners have told their counterparts in Scotland the accommodation on offer is “more cramped than a prison”, the paper says.

The Sunday Times says nearly a fifth of GPs work an average of only 26 hours a week as half of all patients struggle to get through to their family doctor, data suggests. The paper says many now do other work including research and private work, as a senior GP says the job is “no longer doable full-time”.

The chief executive of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has called for a crackdown on anti-social behaviour on trains and buses, reports Scotland on Sunday. Valerie Davidson describes disruption to subway services and damage to bus stations as a result of the “post-Covid bounce in anti-social behaviour”, the paper says.

The Sunday Post leads with the Ministry of Defence selling off more than half its land in Scotland in the last 24 months. The paper says the number of regular armed forces personnel has been cut by almost 10%, which it calls a “secret retreat”.

And the Scottish Sun on Sunday leads with a threat to former gangster Paul Ferris, which police informed him of during a live Q&A event in Glasgow.

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SCOTLAND: #ClimateChange with Green Killing Machines: Offshore wind expansion is destroying UK fishing grounds new report

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#ClimateChange & #GlobalWarming Report: Fishing leaders have warned the outlook for the industry is “truly frightening” as a new report revealed more than half of all fishing grounds could be lost to the fleet by 2050.

The worst-case scenario outlined in the Spatial Squeeze in Fisheries report suggests 56% of Scottish waters could be closed to fishing boats.

The report, produced for the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, warns increasing offshore renewable energy projects – such as wind and tidal power schemes – is impacting on where boats can fish.

An expansion of marine protected areas will also impact on fishing waters, the report adds.

It said the “competition for marine space needs to be carefully managed” to ensure new industries, such as green energy, can exist alongside the traditional fishing sector.

Elspeth Macdonald, chief executive of the SFF, said as it stands, “offshore renewable energy generation and marine conservation are being prioritised over fishing”.

Even if the worst-case scenario is not realised, the report said 46% of Scottish waters could be off limits to fishermen by 2050.

“The report shows that expansion of both offshore renewable energy generation and marine conservation are being prioritised over fishing, despite fishing’s value in producing low-carbon, healthy and sustainable food, contributing to our food security and supporting thousands of jobs in our coastal communities.”

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BREAKING SCOTLAND: Nicola Sturgeon proposes 19 October 2023 as date for referendum & will take it to Supreme Court

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#AceBreakingNews – Scottish independence: 19 October 2023 proposed as date for referendum according to Reuters News Agency

Scotland’s first minister has proposed 19 October 2023 as the date for another referendum on independence.

Nicola Sturgeon said the question would be the same as in the last referendum in 2014: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”.

Ms Sturgeon said she would be writing to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask for formal consent for the vote to be held.

She said she would press on with her plan if this was not granted. 

But she stressed that any referendum would need to be lawful and constitutional – with the Supreme Court to be asked to rule on the potential legal issues around holding a vote without UK government approval.

Ms Sturgeon said Scotland’s top law officer, the Lord Advocate, has agreed to refer the case to the UK’s highest court, with court papers being served on UK government law officers on Tuesday afternoon. 

The first minister said she hoped the court would be able to “deliver clarity and legal certainty in a timely manner” instead of having a drawn out process.

If the court rules that Holyrood does not have the power to hold a referendum, she said the next general election would become a “de facto referendum” with the SNP standing on a single issue of independence.

However, if the court rules in the Scottish government’s favour, Ms Sturgeon said it would move quickly pass its Referendum Bill, which was published while Ms Sturgeon was speaking. 

The UK government has previously stated that “now is not the time” for another referendum, with the prime minister saying earlier on Tuesday that the UK was stronger together. 

Reuters: The prime minister has repeatedly indicated that he does not believe a referendum should be held any time soon

But Ms Sturgeon criticised his government, saying it had not respected what she views as her mandate to hold another referendum. 

She told MSPs she had written to the prime minister to ask him to negotiate the terms of a section 30 order – which would temporarily transfer the power to hold a referendum from Westminster to Holyrood, as happened ahead of the 2014 referendum which saw Scottish voters back remaining in the UK by 55% to 45%.

This was the basis on which the 2014 referendum was held, and Ms Sturgeon said this option would put the legal basis of a referendum beyond doubt.

Ms Sturgeon said her letter to the prime minister made clear that she was “ready and willing” to negotiate the terms of a Section 30 order with him.

But with Mr Johnson having repeatedly refused her calls for another referendum to be held, Ms Sturgeon added: “What I am not willing to do, what I will never do, is allow Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson or any prime minister.”

The first minister said: “My determination is to secure a process that allows the people of Scotland, whether yes, no or yet to be decided, to express their views in a legal, constitutional referendum so the majority view can be established fairly and democratically.

“The steps I am setting out today seek to achieve that.”

She added: “If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum, and if the UK government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will fight the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?”

Ms Sturgeon said that the Scottish government would “make the positive case for independence” and would “do so with commitment, confidence and passion” in the coming months.

She said: “Let the opposition if they can make the case for continued Westminster rule and then let the people decide.”

Nicola Sturgeon has set a date for a referendum that may not happen. That’s because she’s making clear it can only go ahead if it is considered legal by judges in the UK Supreme Court – and that’s far from certain.

The first minister has decided to adapt her plans to test the powers of the Scottish Parliament before trying to pass a referendum bill. That is obviously a gamble but probably less messy than risking a bill being struck down in court. It also means we may never know if Scotland’s top law officer, the Lord Advocate, would have otherwise allowed the bill to proceed. Plan A was to win a majority for indyref2 at Holyrood in the hope of persuading UK ministers to back it. As that hasn’t worked, this is a variation on the SNP’s plan B – to pursue a bill anyway and take their chances in court. Nicola Sturgeon has also revealed her plan C. If this referendum doesn’t happen, she’ll fight the next UK election on the single issue of independence.

Douglas Ross, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, said another referendum was the “wrong priority for Scotland” and would hinder Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic.

He accused the first minster of “railroading” parliament into talking about the SNP’s “obsession” with another independence vote.”We won’t take part in a pretend poll when there is real work to be done,” Mr Ross said.Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar said the SNP had asked people to vote for them in the last Scottish Parliament election on the basis that Covid recovery would be the party’s top priority. He said: “Isn’t it the case that the ‘Pandemic Nicola’ that said she wanted to pull us through is gone and the ‘Partisan Nicola Sturgeon’ that wants to divide our country is back pursuing a referendum that two thirds of Scots don’t want right now?”Alex Cole-Hamilton, of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, said the first minister’s statement was an “appalling waste of energy and focus”, and that Ms Sturgeon’s “fixation with breaking up the country will always trump the needs of the people that we are all here to serve”.

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BREAKING SCOTLAND: #IndyRef2 Begins as FM Nicola Sturgeon unveils case for independence with the Green Party

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#AceBreakingNews – Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled what she called a “refreshed” case for independence.……..Scotland must “forge a way forward” to a referendum, without section 30 order “if necessary”, Nicola Sturgeon said

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Nicola Sturgeon and Patrick Harvie at the launch of the new paper

She told a press conference in Edinburgh that her government had an “indisputable mandate” for a second independence referendum………….Ms Sturgeon was launching the first of a series of papers setting out the case to break away from the UK.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the 2014 referendum result should be respected. 

And opposition parties accused the Scottish government of being obsessed with independence. 

The first minister said it was now time to set out “a different and better vision” for Scotland.

She said it was time to talk abut independence and then to make that choice.

Ms Sturgeon insisted she won last May’s election with a “clear commitment to give the people of Scotland the choice of becoming an independent country”, and that Holyrood had a “decisive majority” of MSPs in favour of independence. 

“The Scottish Parliament therefore has an indisputable democratic mandate,” she added. 

However, she conceded that a future referendum faced challenges, including what she described as an issue of process. She said Holyrood’s power to hold a vote was “contested”. 

If a referendum bill was introduced without Westminster agreement it could be challenged in the courts.

Before the 2014 referendum, the Scottish government struck an agreement with the UK government which transferred authority on a temporary basis to Holyrood. This was called a section 30 order. 

The UK government has so far shown no indication that it would be willing to do so again.

Ms Sturgeon said any referendum “must be lawful”, and that only parties opposed to independence would benefit from doubt about the process. 

“If this UK government had any respect at all for democracy, the issue of legality would be put beyond doubt, as in 2014,” she added. 

Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish Secretary Michael Moore with Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and First Minister Alex Salmond ahead of signing a referendum agreement on 15 October 2012
An agreement was reached between the Scottish and UK governments ahead of the 2014 referendum,

She said she had made clear to Boris Johnson that she was “ready to discuss the terms of such an order at any time”.

The first minister said her government had a mandate for another referendum, adding: “If we are to uphold democracy here in Scotland, we must forge a way forward if necessary without a section 30 order.”

An update on the Scottish government’s plans for holding a referendum would follow soon, she added. 

Ms Sturgeon said the independence papers would set the scene for the debate about Scotland’s future in the UK.

She said they would cover how Scotland can benefit from the “massive opportunities” independence would present, but also address the challenges and not shy away from tough questions. 

She said independence would put “the levers that determine success into our own hands”, and away from Westminster – which was taking Scotland “in the wrong direction”. 

Pro-Scottish independence supporters marching in 2019

The first paper – called Independence in the Modern World. Wealthier, Happier, Fairer: Why Not Scotland? – makes comparisons between Scotland and other European countries – all of which Ms Sturgeon said were independent, wealthier and fairer than the UK. 

Subsequent papers will look at a areas including currency, tax and spend, defence, social security and pensions, and EU membership and trade. 

Ms Sturgeon was joined at the press conference by Patrick Harvie, the co-leader of the Scottish Green Party and a member of the Scottish cabinet. 

The SNP and the Greens are both pro-independence and struck a power sharing arrangement at Holyrood after last year’s election.

Mr Harvie said Scotland “could chart a different future” with independence and set out a vision for a greener, fairer and more prosperous Scotland. 

No campaign supporters in 2014

Boris Johnson said the 2014 result should be respected. He said the UK government should focus on the economy and Covid recovery, adding: “That’s the focus of the government. We’re working with our friends in the Scottish government, in the Scottish administration, on those issues.”

At Holyrood, the presiding officer stopped a minister from making a statement to MSPs on Tuesday afternoon because the details had already been released to the media.

Alison Johnstone said the “benefits of independence” announcement should have been made in the chamber first “as a matter of courtesy and respect to the parliament”.

She skipped instead to response from Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross, who said energy was being wasted on the wrong priorities. 

He said: “Pushing for another divisive referendum… is the wrong priority, at the worst possible time.”

Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar said Ms Sturgeon’s speech was “a disappointing return to the politics of the past”, adding that the majority were opposed to independence. 

He said the first minister should not “turn her back” on important issues in order to “focus on her own obsession” with independence. 

Alex Cole-Hamilton, the Scottish Lib Dem leader, said the first minister “must be wired to the moon if she thinks that breaking up the UK is the priority for people”. 

James Cook

Why is this renewed push for independence happening? The answer is simple. The people of Scotland voted for it. Of course there is plenty of opposition to, and concern about, a second independence referendum but it remains an inescapable fact that in last year’s elections to the Scottish Parliament voters returned a majority of MSPs, both SNP and Green, who had pledged to hold one.

When this happened in 2011, there was a referendum. If that was the accepted trigger then, why is it not the trigger now?

That is primarily a question for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The SNP’s argument is that if his Conservative Party previously regarded a majority at Holyrood as a mandate for a poll, why is he thwarting the will of Scotland’s voters now?

Today the SNP leader did not or could not detail the alternative path she intends to follow if Mr Johnson persists in his refusal.

There are also difficult questions for both Ms Sturgeon and Mr Johnson about the “why” as well as the “how” of independence.

Analysis box by Glenn Campbell, BBC Scotland political editor

Independence is never far from the surface in Scottish politics. It is the principle fault line. The great divide.

The question will persist unless and until a) independence actually happens or b) the public tire of the political parties that promote it.

Neither of those possibilities seem very likely anytime soon and so the debate continues.

It was largely put on hold during the pandemic but when the SNP won the Holyrood election in 2021, they did so having promised another referendum.

Together with the Scottish Greens who share power with them in the Scottish government, they have a majority in parliament for indyref2.

What they do not have is the explicit power to hold a vote.

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HISTORY TODAY: Orange Order & Catholic Groups Join Forces Protesting SNP Parades Commission

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#AceHistoryDesk says Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland, Jim McHarg, described the proposal as “yet another attack on civil liberties by the SNP administration” Working group to explore Scottish Parades Commission

While Jeanette Findlay from Call It Out said the notion of a parades commission in Scotland was “ludicrous”. 

Details of a new working group “to consider ways to promote peaceful assemblies” was announced by Justice Secretary Keith Brown on Thursday afternoon. 

It follows a swathe of arrests during Orange Order walks last September.

At the time, the First Minister was urged by one of her own MSPs to “consider the creation of a Parades Commission, similar to what already happens in Northern Ireland, to take a non-partisan and independent look at the number and route of such parades”

The government says the new group will “consider whether other models used to regulate marches and parades – including the Parades Commission in Northern Ireland – can be adapted and applied to Scotland.”

Mr McHarg said the commission was unnecessary. 

“This is yet another attack on civil liberties by the SNP administration,” the Orange Order boss said. 

“Local authorities have sufficient powers to regulate marches and parades. This was recently reiterated by Dr Michael Rosie in his recently updated report to the Scottish Government on marches and parades. 

“We will be meeting with this group to emphasise our opposition to any suggestion of a parades commission in Scotland as we believe such an organisation is likely to cause more problems than it solves.”

Ms Finlay agreed, saying Call It Out and the Orange Order were as one over the issue.

The chair of the anti-Catholic bigotry group said: “The notion of a parades commission in Scotland in 2022 is ludicrous.  

“Scotland is not a post-conflict society and therefore does not need to borrow ideas from the position in Ireland. 

“Jim McHarg is absolutely right in that there is adequate legislation already in place to ensure that the needs of all parts of the community are met. 

“The problem is that legislation is not operated properly, and the needs of the Catholic/Irish Catholic community are rarely considered. 

“Local authorities do have the power to protect our places of worship, they simply choose not to.”

Announcing the working group, Mr Brown said it was about trying to work out how to balance the “right to peacefully march and parade” with the right for “communities to go about their business undisturbed.”

“We are determined to achieve that balance and are open to considering all options which will help to ensure that such a balance is struck. The findings of the expert working group will help us as we make progress on this important issue,” he said.

Last September saw thousands of Orangemen and supporters take to the streets in more than 50 processions to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne.

Police arrested 14 people, primarily for public disorder and acts of anti-social behaviour, but also for “sectarian related breach of the peace.”

An Orange March was cancelled in 2018 after Canon Tom White was spat on and verbally abused while parishioners were leaving Mass at St Alphonsus Church in the Calton.

The next year saw violence during an event by the James Connolly Republic Flute Band, who were trying to take part in what they called an “Irish Unity March” in Govan.

They were met by a loyalist counter-protest. 

Riot cops were forced to kettle both sides.

At the time, a Glasgow City Council spokesman said: “The scenes in Govan tonight – and those we have seen elsewhere in the city on too many occasions in the last year – are unacceptable.

“The council is clear that the law expects it to facilitate public processions; including those that some people oppose or find offensive.

“However, this cannot continue to be at the expense of the overwhelming majority of Glaswegians, who want nothing to do with these marches, or counter-protests.

“The city needs and wants fewer marches. We are prepared to consider any action that will protect our communities from morons intent on bringing mayhem to the streets of our city.”

Northern Ireland’s Parades Commission was established in 1998 following violence and unrest associated with parades in the town of Portadown, known as the Drumcree conflict.

It is an independent public body with seven members and is responsible for placing restrictions on any parades.

Last September, the SNP’s James Dornan, who represents Glasgow Cathcart, told the First Minister there were “shameful reports of Glasgow city councillors receiving death threats when any possible restrictions of Orange parades were discussed”. 

He said he had “no doubt that just as in Northern Ireland, a Parades Commission would go a long way towards taking some of the heat out of the discussion of parades”. 

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#AceDailyNews says here’s todays Scotland’s Headlines: Ukraine war creeps west and warning as farmers say inflation could lead to food shortages and higher prices

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Rocketing energy prices and the war in Ukraine could result in food shortages, reports The Scotsman. The warning comes from the National Farmers Union whose members are contending with soaring prices for energy and fertiliser.

Much of the front page coverage of the war in Ukraine today focuses on Russia’s attack on the military base near Lviv – and its proximity to Nato member Poland. “Putin strikes bring war to door of Nato,” is the i’s headline.

“War reaches Nato border,” is the Times’s front page headline. It carries a full-width photograph showing the devastation at the site of the attack.

The Herald also leads with the incident near the border with Poland. The paper reports that at least 35 people died as a result of the Russian cruise missile attack.

The Scottish Daily Express says the attack is the closest Russia’s “despot president” Vladimir Putin has come to dragging a Nato member into the war.

The Scottish Daily Mail says it has obtained a UK intelligence report suggesting “the choice of a target so close to the Polish border is clearly highly deliberate and designed to illustrate Russian willingness to escalate” should Western nations not stop supplying arms to Ukraine.

The National also leads with the issue of Ukrainian refugees coming to the UK with its headline claiming Scotland has its “hands tied” on the issue.

The Metro leads on the “Homes for Ukraine” programme, which is encouraging people to house some of the thousands of refugees expected to arrive in the UK as a result of the war.

Meanwhile, the Daily Star says a spy network has discovered what prompted Mr Putin to invade Ukraine – putting his “crazy and violent behaviour” down to steroid drugs treating a deadly illness.

The Ukraine crisis features on the front page of The Courier with the paper also carrying warnings from Angus and Dundee councils that they face huge increases in energy costs in the coming year.

The Daily Record reports on a cage fighting champion who has pleaded guilty to assaulting someone who tried to break into his house.

A shortage of spaces at GP surgeries in parts of Edinburgh makes the front page of the city’s Evening News.

The Aberdeen’s Evening Express features a warning by Shelter Scotland that not enough is being done to support families in the city who are “trapped in temporary housing”.

The impact of huge backlogs at the DVLA on people with medical conditions and disabilities is the main story in the Press and Journal.

Dundee’s Evening Telegraph focuses on armed police attending a flat in the city where a man was reported to have barricaded himself inside.

Northern Lights: Powerful aurora borealis display above Scotland

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Thurso in Caithness was among the places to have a good view of the overnight display

A powerful display of the aurora borealis was visible across many parts of Scotland overnight – from Orkney in the north to Dumfries and Galloway in the south. 

The aurora is a natural phenomena caused by geomagnetic storms from the Sun. It can appear in the sky as rays of light which shimmer and “dance”.

Astronomer Steve Owens said the Sun was emerging from a quiet phase in the star’s 11-year cycle of solar activity. He said the Sun heading out of minimum to maximum activity over the next few years increased the chances of people being able to see the space weather.

He told BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland that places away from light pollution in northern Scotland offered the best locations in the UK for seeing the aurora – if skies were clear and the Sun was active.

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SCOTLAND: Say AYE for Perth Designed Tartan Spirit of for Australia Day

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#AceDailyNews – Scottish Register of Tartans says ‘aye’ to Perth-designed Spirit of Australia tartan ABC News Report:

Sometime in January, a board of Scottish tartan experts were looking over a new combination of colour and crisscrosses with an Australian twist.

The design, created in Perth and inspired by the natural landscape, was named the Spirit of Australia. 

“It has red, which represents the red dirt of Australia, the gold represents the minerals, the white represents the white beaches around Australia,” said Jennifer McAdam, who owns Perth’s House of Tartan with her husband Greg.

“And the blue water and then grey, which is the necessary rain that we receive.”

But it took a chance meeting with an Australia of the Year award nominee and a series of official steps to give the design its name.

The McAdams spent about four months refining their first tartan design before they received the fabric.

They wanted the design to reflect Australia, but in a more modern and nuanced way than the traditional green and gold.

A man wearing a kilt as part of a traditional Scottish outfit.
Craig Hollywood was proud to wear the Spirit of Australia tartan.(Supplied: House of Tartan)

It was yet to be named when Australian of the Year Local Hero nominee Craig Hollywood, who is originally from Scotland, went to the store looking for a kilt to wear to the national award ceremony in Canberra in January.

“I thought there would be no better opportunity to reflect, respect, and celebrate both my culture, which is Scottish, and also my new home, which is Australian,” Mr Hollywood said.

He was nominated for the national accolade after receiving the WA Local Hero award for his work with Short Back and Sidewalks, which aims to build community connections and break down stigma while providing free haircuts to homeless people.

Mr McAdam said meeting Mr Hollywood led to the idea for the name, which was then sent off to the Scottish Register of Tartans for approval.

“There is a board that sits every two weeks and they consider the tartans,” Mr McAdam said.

“So we were in a bit of a push for this one, because Australia Day was coming up and Craig needed an outfit.”

Seal of approval

The McAdams’ design was initially knocked back because the board required Australian federal government approval to use “Australia” in the name.

They enlisted the help of Perth MP Patrick Gorman to garner support for the tartan, which was subsequently approved by the Scottish tartan board.

Mr Hollywood said it was an honour to have inspired the name of the kilt, which he wore at the national awards ceremony in Canberra on January 26.

“It was an opportunity to acknowledge Australia Day in the way that I believe that it should be acknowledged,” he said.

“That being something that represents various different cultures and also pays respect to the First People as well.”

Mr McAdam said he had noticed visitors gravitating to the new design in the shop, despite not knowing the name or inspiration.

A framed sample of the tartan and the approval letters now hangs over the entrance to signify why, of all the 450 tartans that line the walls, there’s one in particular that holds a special place in the McAdams’ hearts.

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#AceBreakingNews says here’s a sample of Scotland’s Newspapers: The Scotsman devotes its front page to the standing ovation afforded to President Zelensky after a speech which it says reduced MPs to tears. The paper also features a call from a leading energy expert for more oil and gas development in the North Sea to protect supplies following the ban on Russian oil.

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As the war in Ukraine continues to dominate the front pages, The Metro addresses Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, telling him “Hear, hear, hero” following his speech to the House Of Commons. The paper says Mr Zelensky, who spoke to MPs from Kyiv, echoed Winston Churchill after he insisted he and his country would never surrender.

The Scottish Daily Mail contrasts President Zelensky, who it calls a “Commons Hero”, with former House Speaker John Bercow, who it dubs a “Commons Zero”. It comes after a parliamentary report into Bercow’s conduct during his time as Speaker concluded that he was a “serial bully” and a “serial liar”.

The Times leads on the news that Ukraine will be provided with a fleet of fighter jets by Poland. It also reports that China’s President Xi Jinping has told France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz that he supported “peace efforts” in Ukraine, describing the move as a departure from his earlier backing of President Putin.

The conflict in Ukraine also leads the front page of the Telegraph, which reports the decision by Poland to give all of its Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets to the US as part of a broader plan to get them to the Ukrainian air force. The paper says the move marks “a potentially major development in the Nato allies’ military support for Kyiv”, though notes that the US has since said the plan is not “tenable”.

President Zelensky is hailed as “inspirational” by the Scottish Daily Express, which also describes his address to the Commons as “moving” and “historic”.

The Herald features a powerful image of an elderly woman being evacuated in a shopping trolley from the city of Irpin, north west of Kyiv, on its front page. The paper also reports on a row between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde bosses and the region’s pharmacists over the delivery of free travel vaccines.

Mr Zelensky is similarly compared to Britain’s wartime leader by the i, which quotes his vow: “We will fight in the forests and on the streets.” It also reports on what it calls the government’s “chaotic” response to the refugee crisis created by the conflict.

The Courier’s main image is of MPs paying tribute to President Volodymyr Zelensky. The paper’s lead story focuses on a jailed killer who has been denied freedom as he is still deemed a threat to the public.

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitshko has spoken to the Daily Star, telling the paper that defending Ukraine from the Russian invasion will be the “biggest fight of his life”. A picture shows buildings in Ukraine reduced to rubble by shelling.

“Tragic tide of humanity” is the headline in the Press and Journal, which says more than two million people have now fled Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion on 24 February. The paper also reports detectives investigating the fatal shooting of a bank manager 17 years ago have said the killer could possibly have been younger than previously stated.

A member of the Queen’s guard is among the Britons that have left the country to join the defence of Ukraine, according to The Scottish Sun. The 19-year-old reportedly quit his barracks and left a note for his parents before booking a one-way ticket to Eastern Europe. The paper also reports Aberdeen captain Scott Brown has quit the game after an illustrious career.

Daria Kaleniuk, the Ukrainian reporter who confronted Boris Johnson in a press conference last week, has attacked the UK Government for failing to help refugees fleeing the war, reports The National. Last week Kaleniuk made headlines around the world after she challenged the prime minister and called for a no-fly zone over Ukraine.

The Daily Record reports the Slavia Prague footballer accused of racially abusing Rangers star Glen Kamara will not be prosecuted by the Crown Office. Ondrej Kudela was banned for 10 matches by Uefa last year following the incident, which happened during a Europa League match at Ibrox.

The Edinburgh Evening News reports climate activists have targeted SUVs in the city by deflating tyres on vehicles which have been dubbed “gas guzzlers”.

The Evening Telegraph leads with the arrest of a woman following the death of a 33-year-old man in Dundee.

And the Evening Express focuses on the case of a “menacing stalker” who attempted to out his teacher by sending letters to the man’s school and his parents.

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#AceDailyNews says here’s todays Scotland’s Headlines: Well people today its all about Prince & Giuffre and the report different figures for Prince Andrew’s settlement, with The Daily Record claiming it is £12m. It says the Queen and Prince Charles “ordered him to settle the scandalous case” Scottish Daily Mail has it at £10m either way who pays Prince, Queen OR Taxpayers more soon

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Prince Andrew’s out-of-court settlement in his US sexual abuse lawsuit dominates Scotland’s front pages. The Duke of York has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum and accepted his accuser, Virginia Giuffre, had suffered as a victim of abuse. He made no admission of liability and has always denied the allegations. The Scottish Daily Mail claims the settlement is a £10 million “humiliation”.

The i newspaper also leads on Prince Andrew’s settlement. It reports that the Palace has declined to comment on whether Queen will fund the payout.

The Scottish Daily Express says “there’s no way back” for the duke. It reports that it is believed the Queen will help pay towards the deal “in order to draw a line”.

The Herald also leads with Prince Andrew’s settlement, which it puts at £7.5m. Separately, the paper reports Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has faced calls from opposition politicians to address “wholly unacceptable” A&E waiting times.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the undisclosed amount of the settlement is “more than £12million” and it will use money from the Queen. The paper adds that the terms of the deal “prevent either side from discussing the case or the settlement itself in public”.

“Royal wrong’un pays out to sex victim he’s never met. As you do” is the Daily Star’s headline. The paper’s lead image shows Prince Andrew with Ms Giuffre and convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell.

The Scotsman leads with hopes of a “diplomatic opening” to end the Ukraine crisis without bloodshed. The paper reports Russian president Vladimir Putin indicated he was prepared for further talks with the US and Nato to ease tensions in eastern Europe.

The Times pictures Prince Andrew, but its main story is that US President Joe Biden doubts that Russia will withdraw troops from the border with Ukraine. The paper reports that intelligence officials suggest that there is “no sign of de-escalation”.

Meanwhile, The National leads with an assessment by former UK government minister Ros Altmann as to what would happen to pensions after Scottish independence. She says there seems “to be massive confusion and blustering on both sides of the argument” which ignores the complexities of attempts to separate the Scottish State Pension payments from the UK.

The Press and Journal leads with a study which found NHS Highland workers need more support for their mental health in the wake of the pandemic. Researchers found levels of anxiety and depression among staff were similar to those in urban Covid hotspots.

The Edinburgh Evening News leads with “outrage” over plans by Telecoms giants Vodafone to erect a 20m 5G mobile phone mast next to the city’s famous Morningside clock. It also features a picture of two siblings at the launch of Rosslyn Chapel’s new children’s guide.

The Evening Telegraph leads with the conviction of a toy shop worker after he was caught in possession of multiple child abuse images.

And the Evening Express features the story of a young Aberdeen supporter who has been left “too petrified” to watch his team after his knee was “smashed” during Saturday’s Scottish cup clash against Motherwell at Fir Park. The schoolboy was injured after his team took the lead but they went on to lose the match 2-1.

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