Nanny State Cycling

by Jamie Glover There have been renewed calls for cycling safety legislation after cyclist offences almost doubled in a decade. The debate was largely sparked earlier this year after the death of Kim Briggs. The 44 year old lost her life after Charlie Allison slammed into her at a speed of 18mph. Mr Allison was driving a bike adapted to have no front breaks. He … Continue reading Nanny State Cycling

Opinion: Why Andy Murray should NOT be knighted…YET

By BLAIR MEIKLE Amid all the clamour for Andy Murray to receive a knighthood, the man himself has played down his chances.   He feels that he is too young to receive the “highest honour you can get in this country”, and it is hard to disagree with him.   Knighthoods are given to people at the end of their careers or those who have … Continue reading Opinion: Why Andy Murray should NOT be knighted…YET

Golf’s Nowhere Man: For Duncan Stewart, Opportunity Knox

By Craig Fergusson Scotland will be playing in the World Cup and you can too…if you are best mates with Russell Knox. This week sees the start of the tournament which has grown into the greatest global team event in golf, with teams from 28 countries competing for the title. The 2016 edition will return to a 72-hole, stroke play, two-man team event format. The … Continue reading Golf’s Nowhere Man: For Duncan Stewart, Opportunity Knox

Messi business: Lionel’s fit to face Celtic

By Michael Wood BARCELONA superstar Lionel Messi has been declared fit to face Celtic at Parkhead in tomorrow night’s crucial Champions League tie. After the international break, the Argentinian along with Luis Suarez missed the club’s La Liga fixture at the weekend through illness and suspension respectively. Yet, they will line-up against The Hoops as Barça aim to secure qualification to the last 16 from Group … Continue reading Messi business: Lionel’s fit to face Celtic

Brown: Strike fear into Barca

By STEFAN ARNOTT   Celtic captain Scott Brown believes that Celtic can scare Barcelona when the sides meet at Celtic Park tomorrow night.   He believes that if Celtic can play a high pressing style they can get into the faces of their Catalan opponents.   The Hoops skipper stressed: “They can pick passes and we have to be able to close them down and … Continue reading Brown: Strike fear into Barca

6 of the Youngest Knights and Dames in Sport

By CALUM McCAFFERY As spectacular as 2016 has been for world tennis number one Andy Murray many, including the man himself, believe that talk of a knighthood is premature. If Murray were to receive the honour he would be one of the youngest sportspeople in history to receive Great Britain’s highest honour. With that being said here are six of the youngest sport stars to … Continue reading 6 of the Youngest Knights and Dames in Sport

£1 Million research boost for Burns research

RESEARCHERS have been awarded £1 million to continue their research project into the works of Robert Burns. The university of Glasgow received the money from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for the second part of its project entitled: “Editing Burns for the 21st century” The project, which is estimated to take 15 years, has received the second instalment of its grant, which will … Continue reading £1 Million research boost for Burns research