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National Pie Week: I fell in love with pastry treats at the age of eight – and 40 years later my eyes are still on the pies
As National Pie Week is the focus for veggie and meat-filled pastry product enthusiasts, pie aficionado Brian Stormont explains his enduring love for the Scottish favourite.
Part-time return for all secondary pupils in Scotland from 15 March
As part of the phased return of pupils across Scotland, children in P4-P7 will also return full time.
Boris Johnson setting up charity to pay for Downing Street flat makeover
Boris Johnson's plan to use a charity to cover the costs of his flat refurbishment have been criticised by a former parliamentary standards boss.
Tory Cabinet minister says ‘it’s up to the Scottish people to decide’ when indyref2 takes place
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng says it is for the Scottish people to "decide when and whether they want a referendum", undermining the line taken by Boris Johnson that the 2014 vote was a once-in-a-generation event.
Readers’ Letters: Lada is star of city-made film
Many citizens in Aberdeen city have been out with their cameras snapping photos of the latest Tetris-based film Falling Blocks being filmed in Tillydrone Avenue and other areas of the city, pictured.
Regional figures: Case numbers drop to five-month low as 12 more recorded in Grampian
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said there is cause for optimism as she revealed Covid cases are at a five-month low.
UPDATE: SFA says ‘commitment to weekly PCR testing’ convinced Scottish Government to allow return of League One, League Two and SWPL1
The Scottish FA have confirmed League One, League Two, Scottish Women's Premier League 1 and the Scottish Cup have been allowed to return on the basis all teams perform weekly Covid testing.
Scottish Leagues 1 & 2 and SWPL 1 & 2 can train again but must test for games
Scottish League 1 and 2 clubs and those in SWPL 1 can return to training - but players must be tested before matches, says the first minister.
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