Science World

Solar eclipse 2021: spectacle to be visible across UK and Ireland

Views of a partial solar eclipse will be “somewhat fleeting” across certain parts of the UK due to cloudy skies, forecasters have said. But those


Shrews and snow buntings – a post lockdown-easing diary

An amber list rare bird, the snow bunting, living high on its frozen mountain top was unaffected by the Covid lockdown. I was like a


Scotland’s best island? Orkney wins first place in survey

The ancient standing stones and neolithic settlements of Orkney have earned it the title of best Scottish island, according to a survey from Which? Readers


Edinburgh festival fringe threatened by Covid rules, says organiser

The survival of the Edinburgh festival fringe is at stake unless social distancing rules for venues are relaxed within a fortnight, its organiser has said.

Politics World

Glasgow to stay in toughest lockdown level as Covid cases rise

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed Glasgow will remain in Scotland’s second toughest lockdown regime for at least another week, and said the country as a whole

Business Food Wildlife World

‘Novichok for insects’ may be approved for Scottish fish farms

The Scottish government appears ready to approve a banned insecticide blamed for destroying bee populations for use in Scottish salmon farms, according to internal documents


Gaza damage and Glasgow raids: human rights this fortnight in pictures

Peruvian rival presidential candidates Pedro Castillo (left), of the Perú Libre party, and Keiko Fujimori, of the Fuerza Popular party, bump fists at the signing