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British Sea Power are still fighting off misconceptions about their music

British Sea Power are still fighting off misconceptions about their music

TWO misconceptions about British Sea Power, the Cumbria-born band of eccentrics making music since the turn of the millennium, must be dealt with. The first, that they're somehow dull – The National is still appalled to have read a review around a…

6:30pm Wednesday 29 March 2017

SNP tell Theresa May at Prime Minister's Questions that independence is ‘inevitable’

The SNP's Angus Robertson responded to the PM's calls that Brexit was a 'unique opportunity'. Photograph: PA

THERESA May has been told independence is “inevitable” if she continues to deny people in Scotland a choice on the country’s constitutional future.

12:00am Thursday 30 March 2017

Errington Cheese hits out at findings of E.coli report

Errington Cheese's Dunsyre Blue

THE cheesemakers at the centre of a major investigation into last year’s E.coli outbreak that featured the death of a three-year-old girl in Dunbartonshire last night queried the methodology that blamed the infection on cheese produced by their…

12:00am Thursday 30 March 2017

Letters Special – Readers have their say on Article 50: All of us will suffer as a result of this act of vandalism

We asked readers of The National to give us their view. Photograph: Stewart Attwood

THE triggering of Article 50 is an act of vandalism which affects us all. The refusal to acknowledge the Scottish vote is particularly unpalatable and stems from a Westminster establishment blindness which cannot see Scotland as a country.

12:00am Thursday 30 March 2017

Letters: Ruth Davidson telling Nicola Sturgeon to ‘sit down!’ was disgraceful

Aggressive, truculent and  Thatcher-like? Ruth Davidson’s manner during the Section 30 debate. Photograph: Getty Images

I WATCHED part of the historic debate in Holyrood regarding indyref2, and two points struck me. The first was Ruth Davidson’s disgraceful and patronising “sit down!” comment to Nicola Sturgeon (who is incidentally the First Minister…

12:00am Thursday 30 March 2017

Record Store Day did more than just stop the decline of the vinyl - it helped bring it back

LP Records Launch

COMING through to Glasgow as a teenage music fan in the late 1990s was thrilling; the record shops seemingly countless. HMV, Virgin, Fopp, John Smiths on Byres Road, the impressive Tower Records by the Hielanman's Umbrella a tantalising sight – four…

12:00am Thursday 30 March 2017

#ThatLettersNoMine trends in Scotland after May triggers Article 50

Photo Credit: Emmanuel Dunand

ARTICLE 50 was triggered today after Theresa May's letter annoucning the beginning the UK's exit from the European Union was handed to European Council president Donald Tusk.

4:53pm Wednesday 29 March 2017

Edinburgh fireworks set to keep going with a bang despite Tory councillor's silencing bid

Just 11 complaints were received about the city's fireworks last year

EDINBURGH council is extremely unlikely to impose restrictions on the capital’s numerous fireworks displays after a report showed they caused no damage to buildings and had sparked just 11 complaints last year.

12:00am Tuesday 28 March 2017

New flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen to London Heathrow

Christine Ourmieres CEO of Flybe and anna.aero assistant editor Jonathan Ford

FLYBE has announced new flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen to London Heathrow – becoming the first domestic carrier to operate at the UK hub since 2013.

12:00am Tuesday 28 March 2017

Racist rally in Edinburgh will be met with mass protests

Sheppard: Not mincing his words

SNP MP Tommy Sheppard is brooking no nonsense ahead of the National Front’s planned White Pride March in Edinburgh today.

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017
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