Scottish Prison Service to block mobile phones in jails

Trialling of a new ‘catcher’ technology has been taking place in two Scottish jails, HMP Shotts and Glenochill, which works by intercepting mobile phone signals through a fake mast.     IMSI-catchers are used in the United … [Read more...]

Football Chat @ 2pm

The football chat is back with this weeks instalment hosted by Cameron Storer. Ryan Maher and Jamie Taylor join in to discuss their opinions on all the international football, including Strachan and Scotland.   … [Read more...]

Scotland dogged by defensive woes as New Zealand test looms

Scotland survived a late onslaught from Samoa to win the first of three Autumn Tests at the weekend but the focus this week will be on a poor defensive display against the Pacific islanders.   Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend’s first … [Read more...]

New campaign targets adults who buy tobacco for youngsters

‘Not a Favour’ -  a campaign that aims to challenge the attitudes of adults giving young people tobacco.     The national campaign was developed by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and funded by the Scottish Government in … [Read more...]

The SFA should move to Murrayfield for the fans’ sake

It’s been a question which fans of the Scottish game have pondered for years.   Should the home of Scottish football be Hampden or Murrayfield? The answer might not be so far away.   Hampden is the National Stadium and has been the … [Read more...]

Four uncapped Edinburgh players are included in Scotland’s test squad

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has included four uncapped Edinburgh Rugby players in his squad for next month’s Autumn Test Series. It will be Townsend’s first series in charge on home soil at Murrayfield. The test begins on November 11 … [Read more...]

Rogues Galleries: Exploring Scotland’s criminal past

From petty thieves and embezzlers to some of the most dangerous of the past, come face to face with hundreds of Victorian prisoners for the first time. Mug shots and trial papers dating back to the 1890s will be on display at The National Records … [Read more...]

Fracking debate heating up as Holyrood votes on new legislation

MSPs are to debate and vote on the Scottish Government’s ban on fracking north of the border - and the only political party opposing the ban are the Conservatives. Ministers have pledged to seek authorisation from parliament for the move, leading … [Read more...]

Maurice Malpas: time for a ‘fresh face’ for Scotland

Former Scotland defender, Maurice Malpas has stated it might be time for Scotland to bring in a 'fresh face' as manager.  Malpas, who played in the same international team as Gordon Strachan, has said: "I think Gordon will reflect on the last two … [Read more...]

Robertson to Compete with Tierney for Scotland Jersey

There is competition in the Scotland squad this week as Andy Robertson vies with Kieran Tierney for a start. Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has opted to play both his left-backs in recent qualifiers but this week he might only choose one. … [Read more...]