It’s not easy winkling out words on a daily basis, you know. “This writing business, it takes up a helluva time,” said Alex Salmond, the former First Minister, as he informed the golf scribes about the progress of his second book on last…
BURIED deep in a cupboard, drawer or cardboard box amongst sundry other keepsakes from a career at the sharp end of football is the ill-fated maroon third jersey which Shaun Maloney wore in Tbilisi in October 2007. The 32-year-old’s memories of…
CELTIC are set to strengthen their squad with the signing of Ryan Christie and Jozo Simunovic before the summer transfer window closes today after agreeing fees totalling just under £5 million with Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Dinamo Zagreb…
MARK McGhee has admitted Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is better placed to lead the line for Scotland at the moment than at any stage previously in his professional career.
TYLER Blackett has predicted his season-long loan move to Celtic could enable him to force his way into the full England squad ahead of the Euro 2016 finals in France next summer.
STEWART Regan, the SFA chief executive, has mounted a defence of the standard of refereeing in Scotland and warned managers and players to lay off the nation’s beleaguered match officials. A controversial weekend in the action in the Ladbrokes…
Serena Williams enjoyed an excellent first day at the US Open without even hitting a ball as five seeds in the American's half of the draw lost in the first round.
Former Rangers chief executive Charles Green is to be interviewed by police tomorrow, it has been reported.
Two British journalists have been charged with "working on behalf of a terrorist organisation" in Turkey.
A year after experiencing a career high by reaching his first grand slam final, Kei Nishikori suffered the opposite emotions yesterday as he was sent packing in the first round, beaten by the Frenchman Benoit Paire.
Manchester United have reached an agreement for the sale of goalkeeper David de Gea to Real Madrid, Press Association Sport reports.
Polish authorities have blocked off a wooded area near a railway track after scores of treasure hunters swarmed south-west Poland looking for an alleged Nazi gold train.
Stephen McManus is absolutely clear about why Scotland appear to be heading in the right direction in Group D in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. The former Celtic and Scotland defender believes Gordon Strachan is one of the best managers in British…
Not getting enough sleep dramatically increases the chances of catching a cold, research has shown.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pressed fellow European nations to share the burden of the influx of migrants.
An explosion at a fireworks factory in north-eastern Spain has killed at least two people, wounded six and left four others missing.
Mark McGhee insists the Scotland camp will not waste their time trying to work out Euro 2016 qualification prospects ahead of the double-header against Georgia and Germany.
The EU has handed France £3.6 million to build a better camp for migrants attempting to cross to Britain.
A British ship is taking humanitarian supplies to the storm-hit island of Dominica.
Scotland wing Sean Lamont is comfortable he does all he can to earn selection for a third World Cup - but he will not take inclusion for granted.
Barack Obama is to venture into the Alaskan wilderness with British adventurer Bear Grylls for a television programme, it has been announced.
Andy Burnham has warned Labour activists that electing Jeremy Corbyn as leader would mean "giving up" on winning the next election.
Seven-time major champion Mats Wilander is backing Andy Murray to win two or three more grand slams but says the Scot's body language is still a key weakness against the top players.
Shaun Maloney is going into Scotland's clash with Georgia as confident as he has been in his international career as he looks to make amends for one of his biggest international disappointments.
Edinburgh newcomer Nasi Manu believes former Highlanders team-mate John Hardie would bring physicality and top-class breakdown skills to the party if he was selected in Scotland’s Rugby World Cup squad today.
Hutchesons’ Grammar School began their preparations for the new conference season with a triangular contest against Morrison’s Academy and Queen Victoria School, Dunblane and in the event emerged from what was essentially a training game with…
New Celtic signing Tyler Blackett is looking forward to testing himself in Scottish football following his move from Manchester United.
More than 100 violent or sexual offenders were reported to Scotland's care watchdog last year, becasue they had been carried out while an offender was on license or statutory supervision .
MORALITY and politics are a volatile mix.
The BBC sees itself as a "unionist institution", according to a former BBC editor who accused the broadcaster of propaganda during the independence referendum campaign.
The Edinburgh Fringe and International festivals have been hailed a "spectacular success" as performances draw to a close.
Glasgow Airport has officially opened its £3.3 million pier extension.
A war of words has broken out over Trident renewal with Scottish Nationalist leaders accusing the UK Government of arrogance while Chancellor George Osborne railed against Labour and SNP unilateralists, saying they were putting Britain's security at…
HUNDREDS of school children and local residents are expected to welcome the Queen to the Midlothian village of Newtongrange next week when the monarch unveils a plaque at the new Borders Railway station to commemorate its opening.
Van Morrison has celebrated his 70th birthday with once-in-a-lifetime concerts on the east Belfast street he immortalised in his masterpiece Astral Weeks.
Social networking sites are not doing enough to protect children from online dangers such as sexual abuse and cyber bullying, the NSPCC has warned.
From distraught to delighted. Golf has a habit of toying with the emotions and Ewen Ferguson, the 19-year-old from Bearsden who was given a late call-up to the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team yesterday, has been through the wringer over…
IN a rare visit to Scotland the Chancellor trotted out the Orwellian mantra of a “dangerous and uncertain world” (“Osborne condemned over £500m Faslane upgrade”, The Herald, August 31. Parts of the world are dangerous but most of it lives in…
Chancellor Angela Merkel has likened the test Germany faces in coping with a flood of refugees to the challenge of reunifying the country 25 years ago and called on citizens to show flexibility, patience and openness.
WRIGHT, Johnston & Mackenzie has become the latest law firm to pick up staff from McClure Naismith.
It’s a cut-and-thrust world and even the genteel game of Poohsticks has become more cutting and thrusting. While most of us probably spent youth’s happy days nonchalantly flinging any old twig over a brig’ in to the gently rolling waters below,…
Chances that governments will work out a UN accord to combat climate change in December seem brighter than in the run-up to a failed attempt in 2009, experts have said as delegates from almost 200 nations met, hoping to bridge deep divisions.
Two men who were killed after their car hit a bridge on a motorway near Gretna have been named.
TWO Scottish climbers have been praised for becoming the youngest team to ever complete a gruelling mountain climbing challenge in the Alps.
Police are searching for the children of a man who died at a homeless hostel in Glasgow.
Violent clashes have broken out between police and nationalist protesters outside the Ukrainian parliament after a controversial vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east.
Shoppers will be able to make higher-value purchases with their contactless cards when the limit for a single payment made in this way increases from £20 to £30 from tomorrow.
A FLIGHT carrying passengers from Glasgow to Cork has declared a mid-air emergency.