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Clarke hopes Robertson’s Champions League glory lifts Scotland

New Scotland manager Steve Clarke hopes Andy Robertson's Champions League success with Liverpool rubs off on his country when they face Cyprus on Saturday.

Scotland eyes independence vote, lays out new rules

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon wants to give visibility and purpose to the discontent in Scotland over the Brexit debacle.

Stone stackers defy gravity at European championships

Now in its third year, the European Stone Stacking Championship sees participants struggle against gravity to build the tallest stone stack possible.

Former Scotland cricket captain De Lange dies aged 38

Con De Lange was diagnosed with a brain tumour after falling ill while away on international duty in late 2017.

BA jet flies to wrong city, lands in Scotland instead of...

A sub-contracted crew used an incorrect flight plan and set off from London City airport for the Scottish capital instead of setting course for the Rhine.

‘What have we done?’ – Youngs slams toothless England

Youngs acknowledged England's familiar failing in games over the last 12 months.

England, Scotland draw 38-all in stunning Six Nations finale

England finish 2nd in the Six Nations standings on 18 points, 5 behind champions Wales.

Pakistan – the other great home of the bagpipes

In the mid-19th century, British colonialists came to bring it to subcontinental India, of which Pakistan was a part before independence.

Ladies first: Italy, China and Scotland hand men World Cup lesson

For the women, it is a first World Cup appearance since 1999.

Salmon-fishing season opens on Scotland’s River Tay amid hopes of rain

The fisheries board said it hoped for a return to a more normal pattern of weather and rainfall this year to replenish fishing stocks. 

30 pictures that’ll make you want to visit Scotland

This writer goes to Scotland in honour of his late grandfather who always dreamed of setting foot on this 'green and beautiful' place but never did.

Whisky sour? Rare or fake Scotch exposed by carbon-dating

Researchers look at minute levels of radiocarbon absorbed by the barley used to make Scotland's flagship export to determine its age.

A wee dram, s’il vous plait: France enters world of whisky-making

Entrepreneurs in France, better known for its wine and cognac, seem to have taken heart from Japan's success, with dozens throwing themselves into the once-exclusive world of whisky.

Hastings starts at flyhalf as Scotland ring changes for Argentina test

The decision to give Hastings the number 10 jersey means Finn Russell, who started in the 26-20 loss to South Africa last weekend, will move to inside centre to partner Huw Jones.

The stunning works of art in Tuck’s Oilette postcards

While the sending of postcards is on the decline in the Facebook and Instagram age, many of those from yesteryears are beautiful works of art to be cherished forever.

Hibs’ Boyle switches allegiance to Australia

After having failed to make the Scotland team, Hibernian player Martin Boyle switched allegiances to Australia, the other country for which he is eligible to play.

Gatland urges Anscombe to seize chance at flyhalf against Scotland

Wales coach Warren Gatland believes that Gareth Anscombe could start at flyhalf for Wales against Scotland.

Costa bags debut goal as Portugal sink Scotland

Hélder Costa scored on his international debut as Portugal beat Scotland 3-1.

Fine French wine fetches record-smashing US$558,000 at auction

The final price was 17 times the auction house's estimate for the fine French wine.

Israel beat 10-man Scotland thanks to Tierney own goal

Kieran Tierney's own goal gave Israel a 2-1 victory against Scotland.

20,000 rally for Scottish independence as Brexit looms

Representatives from English Scots for Yes, a group set up to dispel the notion that Scottish nationalism is 'anti-English', were also present.

Scotland’s Taylor ruled out for the season

Duncan Taylor ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament during a Saracens reserve game against Exeter on September 3.

Scotland claim welcome win on eventful night for Naismith

This was their first game in the new UEFA Nations League, a competition which offers the carrot of a possible qualifying spot for Euro 2020.

Scotland desperate to end tournament pain

Scotland are eager to end their streak of failure to qualify for major tournaments.