Gemmill new bookies’ favourite for top job

By Ross Clark SCOTLAND Under-21s manager, Scot Gemmill could be set for a major promotion amidst speculation he will be handed the reigns to the first team. Odds on the relatively inexperienced Scot Gemmill to make the leap from dealing with potential stars of the future to the mediocrity of the present have been slashed in the last 24 hours. SkyBet now have the 47-year-old … Continue reading Gemmill new bookies’ favourite for top job

Larkhall teen cycles against cystic stigma

By Lewis Kemp A 15-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis took on and conquered one of the world’s toughest mountain bike races – the Strathpuffer 24-hour event. Cameron Anderson, from Larkhall, competed in alpine and sub-zero conditions over the weekend of the 20th to 21st January for the junior section of the Royal Albert cycling club, the Clydesdale Colts. Cameron was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at … Continue reading Larkhall teen cycles against cystic stigma

Accies Ladies ‘can’t wait’ for new season

BY Kevin Craigens   Hamilton Accies Ladies assistant manager, Bobby Watson, has said he “can’t wait” for the season ahead. With the new Scottish Building Society SWPL campaign beginning in two weeks the team is looking forward to getting on to the pitch and playing games. Watson said: “Last year we stayed in the top flight with games to spare and had a really positive … Continue reading Accies Ladies ‘can’t wait’ for new season

Scotland on track for 70 new trains

By Amy McGhee THERE are to be 7,000 new trains introduced across Britain by 2021 – with one per cent 70 new trains Scotland-bound. The British Rail Delivery Group announced the ambitious plans on Monday (Jan 29) in an aim to create a better experience for passengers. The new trains are part of a £13.8 billion investment by the private sector in the railway system … Continue reading Scotland on track for 70 new trains

EIHL Scottish weekend round up

By Sanjeev Mann It WAS a mixed weekend for The Braehead Clan as they returned to Glasgow with a win and a loss from Manchester. Braehead came out with a 4-3 victory on Saturday night but fell to a disappointing 5-2 loss a day later at the Silver Blades Ice rink. It was ex-Clan coach Ryan Finnerty who ended the weekend on winning terms after … Continue reading EIHL Scottish weekend round up

Scots back obesity cuts on junk food

By Olivia Armstrong MORE than 60% of Scots are in favour of junk food restrictions to combat obesity. According to a survey by Cancer Research UK, two thirds of Scots express concern over their weight or the weight of a family member. The Scottish Government is aiming to introduce restrictions of price promotions on high-risk foods (such as foods high in sugar, salt or fat) … Continue reading Scots back obesity cuts on junk food

Scottish Cup Preview: Albion Rovers vs St Johnstone

By Jonny Clark ALBION ROVERS are ready for their Scottish Cup fourth round tie at the third time of asking as they prepare to take on St Johnstone at Cliftonhill tonight (Monday Jan 29). Rovers had matches postponed on Saturday and Tuesday of last week, but the pitch is now ready for the arrival of the Premiership side. Brian Kerr’s Albion currently sit eighth in … Continue reading Scottish Cup Preview: Albion Rovers vs St Johnstone

Dons Kingsford move in the balance

By Lewis Kemp A DECISION is expected later this afternoon on Aberdeen’s planned stadium move to Kingsford, near Westhill. A meeting between Aberdeen City Council bosses is currently underway, with the original plans being put on hold last October. The club’s plan to build a £50m stadium including training facilities has met objections from a small number of local residents, who believe the stadium would cause … Continue reading Dons Kingsford move in the balance