SEVEN Scottish athletes have been named in Great Britain’s squad for the world championships, which take place in Beijing next month. Lynsey Sharp, Eilidh Child, Laura Muir, Mark Dry and Steph Twell were all automatic picks for the team having twice met British Athletics’ qualifying standard while Chris O’Hare and Kirsten McAslan were also selected. The inclusion of seven athletes matches the record number of Scots in a GB World Championship with the same number making it to the 1983 and 2013 events.
SUMMER on the Ayrshire coast ought to conjure images of beaches strewn with sun worshippers applying the factor-50 and cowering under parasols. Instead, for the second year running, continuous rain battered down on opening day of the Bowls Scotland National Championship final at Ayr Northfield causing spectators to cower under regular brollies to catch a glimpse of the over-55s championships.
His billing becomes “Pa” Lawrie whenever the Irish professional who shares his surname contests the same events but as the paternal influence within Scottish golf of the host of this week’s new European Tour event grows he is hoping the tournament helps change his image at home.
RONNY DEILA, the Celtic manager, wants his team to become “kings of their own castle” by once more making Parkhead a fortress that is feared both at home and abroad.
RONNY DEILA sleeps pretty well these days. There are no long nights for him, lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, his mind full of whether his full-backs are up to it or if the strikers know what is expected of them.
SCOTT Allan has the mental toughness needed to cope with the ongoing speculation about his future – and be successful at Rangers if he clinches his longed-for move to Ibrox.
THE funeral of one of Scotland's most successful – yet paradoxically least known – footballers will take place tomorrow. Edna Neillis was an international team-mate of Rose Reilly and played alongside her at clubs in France and Italy.
John Clark, the Celtic Lisbon Lion, will unfurl the Ladbrokes Premiership flag at Celtic Park this Saturday along with club chairman Ian Bankier.
The methodology used by the Scottish Government to prepare new marine environmental designations has been challenged by island leaders and fishermen who fear fragile communities will be decimated.
MICHEL PLATINI, the UEFA president, is set to declare he will run for the FIFA presidency this week and an announcement could come as early as today.
A fund set up to help those in need underspent by £1.5 million in the last financial year, according to new figures.
A BIKER who crashed head-on into another motor cyclist, who later died in hospital, has been convicted of causing his death by careless driving
EWEN FERGUSON hopes a winning run at the Scottish Amateur Championship can help him achieve a dream debut at the Walker Cup.
IT WAS right at the start of June, when he announced his extended squad for the Rugby World Cup, that Vern Cotter delivered what remains his only specific statement about the issue of the Scotland captaincy for the tournament. Josh Strauss, the national coach said, would not be the captain. And there might transpire to be two skippers rather than one.
A medical student has suffered serious burns after her phone charger exploded and set her bedroom on fire.
An American who shot dead a famous lion with a crossbow before skinning and beheading the creature has been slated for his actions.
KEVIN PIETERSEN has paid tribute to "father figure" Clive Rice, after the former South Africa captain died at the age of 66.
THOUSANDS of people in Scotland and the rest of the British Isles are being urged to take part in the largest every survey of whales and dolphins around the coastline.
A devious paedophile who murdered a 15-year-old girl to stop her reporting their sexual contact has been jailed for a minimum of 33 years.
THERE were puddles forming on the Ailsa Course at a drookit Turnberry yesterday but don’t panic. As it’s Donald Trump’s Turnberry, those watery accumulations were, by far, the best puddles in the world.
More than 2,000 migrants have stormed Eurotunnel's French terminal in Calais in an attempt to reach the UK, causing delays to services as the UK announced an extra £7 million to tackle the crisis.
Sainsbury's has reclaimed its place as the UK's second largest grocery.
A STUDENT who walked unchallenged into the grounds of Prince Charles's Scottish estate with a crossbow while the future King was in residence has been cleared of criminal charges.
BOTH Scotland and Glasgow were involved in a number of close matches last season, the crucial difference being that the Warriors were often able to end up on the right side of the result, while the national team suffered a series of narrow losses. Having played for both teams, Finn Russell hopes that the experience will stand him - and therefore Scotland too - in good stead as he looks ahead to the Rugby World Cup.
SCOTT ALLAN has moved a step closer to a move to boyhood heroes Rangers after submitting a formal transfer request at Hibernian.
BRITISH Olympic silver medallist Keri-Anne Payne failed to seal her spot for next year's Olympic Games in Rio as she came home 15th in the 10 kilometres marathon swim at the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, but will have another chance to qualify.
RANGERS have announced they have now sold more than 30,000 season tickets ahead of the new Championship campaign.
Celtic manager Ronny Deila hopes his team use their Champions League experience to their advantage when they host Qarabag on Wednesday night.
Charlie Mulgrew is OUT of Celtic's vital Champions League third-round, first-leg qualifier against Qarabag with a minor knee injury.
Stronger growth in the UK economy and takeover plans for More Than owner RSA Insurance saw the London market break a run of heavy falls.
ALASTAIR COOK'S England still have the chance to become the Ashes heroes of 2015 – and can start by turning on the style for the 10-year anniversary of Edgbaston's most famous Test.
THE MILLIONS of people who use Android phones have been warned that a security flaw has been discovered which could allow hackers to take control of their devices through sending a simple text message.
The chief executive at Energy Assets Group is getting a £36,000 pay rise even after seeing his annual package more than double to £943,000.
LUNCHBOX sized cartons of Ribena and Capri-Sun juices are being banned by the UK's largest supermarket chain in the latest bid to curb sugar consumption by children.
A Virgin Galactic spaceship crashed last year after a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking system early, investigators have said.
ANDY MURRAY is preparing for a small step into the unknown when he returns to the ATP Tour without coach Amelie Mauresmo.
The long awaited film adaptation of Sunset Song, directed by Terence Davies, will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Manchester United are unlikely to bid for another centre-back if they fail in their pursuit of Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos.
State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland intends to sell up to $2.2 billion shares in US bank Citizens, which would cut its stake in that business to less than one quarter.
A NURSING home worker has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work after she assaulted an 86-year-old resident.
An economist from one of the world's biggest hedge funds has been appointed to help set Bank of England interest rates.
THE owner of the RS McColl newsagent chain has reported a bounce back into profit in the first half of its financial year in spite of difficult trading conditions.
MORE than 350 former British Coal workers who developed cancer and respiratory diseases after working in coke ovens have had their battle for compensation heard at the High Court in London.
Britain's Got Talent judge David Wallians will release children's novel Grandpa's Great Escape on September 24
Seven Scots have been named alongside the returning Jessica Ennis-Hill in Great Britain's team for next month's IAAF World Championships in Beijing.
One of the most distinctive voices discovered by The X Factor, announcer Peter Dickson, says it's time to "check out and cut loose"
UK economic growth recovered to an around-trend pace in the second quarter as a jump in oil output and improved service sector expansion more than offset contraction in manufacturing, official figures have shown.
Police Scotland have made a further apology to the family of Lamara Bell after an officer left a voicemail message on her phone 10 days after she died.
Fashion retailer Next has hiked its full-year profit outlook after enjoying a warm weather boost to sales.
Celtic midfielder Jackson Irvine has joined Ross County on a two-year deal after the clubs agreed upon a settlement for the player.