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Inside Nicola Sturgeon’s operation to win European support for Scottish independence
Scottish Independence

Inside Nicola Sturgeon’s operation to win European support for Scottish independence

Is Scottish independence dead in the water for Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP?

Drug deaths fall among Scotland’s homeless population for the first time
Homelessness

Drug deaths fall among Scotland’s homeless population for the first time

An estimated 250 people died while experiencing homeless last year – around the same as in 2020. The number of drug-related deaths fell but still accounted for half the figures

Could a rent freeze be on the way?
RENTING

Could a rent freeze be on the way?

A rent freeze is in place in Scotland to tackle record prices and rising bils but will a form of rent controls follow in London and other parts of the UK?

Scotland introduces rent freeze and eviction ban to protect tenants from cost of living crisis
Renting

Scotland introduces rent freeze and eviction ban to protect tenants from cost of living crisis

Why I mapped the whole of Scotland by hand
Books

Why I mapped the whole of Scotland by hand

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Top 5 books on Scotland’s witches and myths, chosen by Helen Fields
Top 5 Books

Top 5 books on Scotland’s witches and myths, chosen by Helen Fields

Scotland’s new wind farm could reduce energy bills
Energy crisis

Scotland’s new wind farm could reduce energy bills

The number of children living in temporary accommodation in Scotland surges by almost a fifth
Homelessness

The number of children living in temporary accommodation in Scotland surges by almost a fifth

‘Completely unprecedented’: Experts fear bird flu outbreak is pushing some species to the brink of extinction
Bird flu

‘Completely unprecedented’: Experts fear bird flu outbreak is pushing some species to the brink of extinction

Michael Gove interview: Scottish independence ‘would be vandalism’
Politics

Michael Gove interview: Scottish independence ‘would be vandalism’

Scottish government accused of failing tenants by voting down rent freeze
Renting

Scottish government accused of failing tenants by voting down rent freeze

Police accused of using ‘fear tactic’ after arrested climate activist banned from protests
Protest

Police accused of using ‘fear tactic’ after arrested climate activist banned from protests

School social enterprise stars take up the Big Issue sell-off challenge!
Sponsored content

School social enterprise stars take up the Big Issue sell-off challenge!

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Local elections 2022: your complete guide to the votes happening across the UK on May 5
Local elections

Local elections 2022: your complete guide to the votes happening across the UK on May 5

‘Sufficient appetite’ to explore reintroduction of lynx to Scotland
Rewilding

‘Sufficient appetite’ to explore reintroduction of lynx to Scotland

Soup kitchen says it’s feeding young children every night as cost of living crisis hits
Cost of Living Crisis

Soup kitchen says it’s feeding young children every night as cost of living crisis hits

Yoga for cooped-up kids gets a boost with Big Issue funding
Big Issue Invest

Yoga for cooped-up kids gets a boost with Big Issue funding

Thousands attend cost of living protests in cities across the UK
Cost of Living Crisis

Thousands attend cost of living protests in cities across the UK

‘My entire life is in that house’: 100 families still locked out of homes two months after Storm Malik
Housing

‘My entire life is in that house’: 100 families still locked out of homes two months after Storm Malik

New anthology featuring top Scottish writers highlights country’s homelessness crisis
Homelessness

New anthology featuring top Scottish writers highlights country’s homelessness crisis

UK tree planting is being ‘outpaced’ by the number lost in climate change events
Climate crisis

UK tree planting is being ‘outpaced’ by the number lost in climate change events

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Introducing Spready Mercury and Gritney Spears: Scotland’s hilariously named snow-ploughs are back on the roads this winter
Winter weather

Introducing Spready Mercury and Gritney Spears: Scotland’s hilariously named snow-ploughs are back on the roads this winter

Low-income families in Scotland to receive £20 per week from April
welfare system

Low-income families in Scotland to receive £20 per week from April

Brian Cox: ‘Logan Roy is the part I’ve always been shaping up for’
Culture

Brian Cox: ‘Logan Roy is the part I’ve always been shaping up for’

Mark Millar opens new community café to boost his hometown
Culture

Mark Millar opens new community café to boost his hometown