Coronavirus UK: 13 new fatalities in preliminary daily death toll

Another 13 people have died of Covid-19 in England’s hospitals but no-one else has died of the illness in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, officials revealed today. Scotland today marked four full weeks without a single death from coronavirus north of the border, according to its official government statistics. A full round-up of the total … Read more Coronavirus UK: 13 new fatalities in preliminary daily death toll

Pictured: Father, 62, from Aberdeen who was a passenger on ScotRail train

Pictured: Chris Stuchbury, 62, who was killed when a ScotRail passenger train derailed near Stonehaven yesterday A father who was a passenger on the ScotRail train which derailed on a ‘flood-hit’ line in Aberdeenshire yesterday has been named as the third victim of the tragedy. Chris Stuchbury, 62, died alongside train driver Brett McCullough, 45, and conductor Donald … Read more Pictured: Father, 62, from Aberdeen who was a passenger on ScotRail train

Pair of golden eagles rear chick at Highland ‘rewilding’ estate

Pair of golden eagles successfully rear a chick at a ‘rewilding’ estate in the Scottish Highlands for the first time in 40 years A team from Trees for Life created an artificial nest at a Scottish rewilding estate It is the first time golden eagles have reared a chick at the estate since the 1980s … Read more Pair of golden eagles rear chick at Highland ‘rewilding’ estate

Investigators begin probe into ScotRail train derailment that killed three

Investigators are today probing a horror derailment which killed three people and injured several others after a train slipped from a ‘flood-hit’ line in Scotland – just four weeks after track operators were warned of a spike in dangerous landslips.  Brett McCullough, 45, a former gas engineer turned train driver, was killed alongside conductor Donald … Read more Investigators begin probe into ScotRail train derailment that killed three

Pictured: Train driver, 45, who was among three killed in horror derailment

How the Stonehaven train tragedy unfolded today 6.38am: Despite heavy rain overnight in the area, the train left Aberdeen station as normal, bound for Glasgow Queen Street.  6.53am: The train calls at Stonehaven station as normal, before departing and heading south.  Between 6.53am and 9.40am: After leaving Stonehaven, the train continued south, before encountering a landslip, … Read more Pictured: Train driver, 45, who was among three killed in horror derailment

Scotland train derailment: driver dies as carriage catches fire

How the Stonehaven train tragedy unfolded today 6.38am: Despite heavy rain overnight in the area, the train left Aberdeen station as normal, bound for Glasgow Queen Street.  6.53am: The train calls at Stonehaven station as normal, before departing and heading south.  Between 6.53am and 9.40am: After leaving Stonehaven, the train continued south, before encountering a landslip, … Read more Scotland train derailment: driver dies as carriage catches fire

Scottish exams scandal: Students WILL get predicted grades

The Scottish Government completed a total U-turn over exam results today, confirming that the downgraded marks of tens of thousands of students will revert to grades estimated by their teachers. Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP administration bowed to pressure to alter course over a ‘standardisation’ system designed to tackle the fact that no exams have been sat due … Read more Scottish exams scandal: Students WILL get predicted grades

Coronavirus Scotland: Teaching unions react as schools reopen

Teaching unions are still furious at Government plans to press on with reopening schools in England in September, insisting the science is still not clear enough to be sure it’s safe. Pupils in Scotland started their full return to education today more than four months after lockdown began in March. And Boris Johnson‘s Government insists … Read more Coronavirus Scotland: Teaching unions react as schools reopen

Shetland spaceport to launch UK’s first commercial rocket

The Shetland Islands have been picked as the location for the UK’s first commercial rocket launch in 2021 when Lockheed Martin will put a small satellite into orbit.  The island of Unst has been picked as the location of a spaceport and Lockheed Martin is moving its £23.5 million grant to the island, Mail on … Read more Shetland spaceport to launch UK’s first commercial rocket

Coronavirus UK: 7 new fatalities in preliminary daily death toll

A further seven deaths from the coronavirus have been confirmed in Britain today, with six in English hospitals and one in Northern Ireland. The preliminary count, which will be updated by the Department of Health later this afternoon, takes the total so far to 46,581. The number of new confirmed cases will also be confirmed … Read more Coronavirus UK: 7 new fatalities in preliminary daily death toll