Scotland beat Australia in Australia – how good does that sound?

The best Scottish rugby victory in 30 years? Certainly. One of the best ever? Probably. Scotland’s 9–6 defeat of Australia yesterday was the first for...
Tripe

Opinion: Succulent tripe, the fourth estate and defending like Hibs

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Stephen Hendry

Stephen Hendry: farewell to the king of the Crucible from his PR man

“And Stephen Hendry has decided to hang up his cue after a 13-2 defeat at the hands of fellow Scot Stephen Maguire at the...

Sir Chris Hoy GT Racer

Scotland's gold medal winning cyclist has taken up a new sport and this Easter Sir Chris Hoy left nobody in any doubt as to...

Directors of Olympic contractor bag torchbearer places

By Paul Bradshaw and Rebecca Ratcliffe Rupert Soames is having a very good year. In addition to netting a £7m bonus this year on top...

This is How We Surf in Scotland

by Natalia Equihua Pictures by Allyn Harper From Law student to surfer champion, Aberdeen local Dee Ripoll has set herself in search of a unique surfing...

A rough guide to what’s wrong – and right – in Scottish rugby at...

Wrong 1) Expensive imports at Edinburgh Edinburgh followed up their success in last season’s Heineken Cup by recruiting heavily, bringing in expensive imports from all over...

Skateboarding in safety: Transgression Park opens in Craigmillar

By John Knox The name fascinated me: Transgression Park. It suddenly appeared on a large warehouse on the edge of Edinburgh’s Craigmillar estate. Was it...

Thirty years ago: Alex Higgins’ finest fortnight

Snooker is all things to all men – and women. Sign of a misspent youth perhaps, but for countless others it has been everything from...

The revealing maths of home advantage in the Six Nations

Saturday’s 34–21 victory by France against Scotland in Paris came just over 100 years after the first-ever French victory in the tournament – coincidentally...