Tag - scotland



Jamie George learned of his mother's cancer diagnosis on the same day he found out he would be the England captain.
Feb 23, 2024
Jamie George to captain England with heavy heart after mother's death
George learned his rugby-fanatic mother, Jane, had contracted lung cancer the same day he was appointed England captain.
Salmon farming can be a nasty business. Breeding involves removing eggs and sperm from anesthetized fish, and typically euthanizing males after extraction.
Jan 21, 2024
Scotland’s salmon farms navigate troubled waters for global industry
Despite pitching the red-fleshed fish as a more environmentally friendly alternative to beef, producers haven’t yet figured out how to scale sustainably.
Scotland's Darcy Graham scores a try against Romania in their Rugby World Cup Pool B match in Lille, France, on Saturday.
Oct 1, 2023
Darcy Graham magic keeps Scotland's last-eight hopes intact
Romania has conceded 242 points in its opening three games.
South Africa's Franco Mostert (top) attempts to tackle Scotland fullback Oliver Smith during their match at the Rugby World Cup in Marseille, France, on Sunday.
Sep 11, 2023
South Africa and Wales make winning starts at Rugby World Cup
The Springboks defeated Scotland, while Wales had to hold off a late rally by Fiji.
The biggest search for the Loch Ness Monster in five decades takes place in the Scottish Highlands on Saturday, as researchers and enthusiasts from around the world meet to try to track down the elusive Nessie.
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 26, 2023
Loch Ness set for biggest monster hunt in decades
The expedition will deploy drones with thermal scanners, boats with infrared cameras and an underwater hydrophone to try to unravel the mystery.
Japan Times
Mar 28, 2023
Scotland’s top party, reeling from divisions, picks a new leader
Humza Yousaf emerged with a narrow victory in a bruising leadership race that followed the surprise resignation last month of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Japan Times
Mar 13, 2023
Ireland stays on course for Grand Slam after Six Nations win over Scotland
Ireland, which has claimed the Triple Crown and has its sights now set on a Grand Slam, now leads the Six Nations table with 19 points from four games, four ahead of second-placed France.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2023
Scotland's Nicola Sturgeon bows out at 'critical moment' for independence fight
Her success has silenced many critics, but internal fault lines could be exposed by the vacuum she leaves behind.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 15, 2023
Scotland's Nicola Sturgeon quits, saying she is too divisive to win independence
Sturgeon became SNP leader in the wake of a 2014 independence referendum when Scotland voted 55% to 45% to remain part of the United Kingdom.
Japan Times
Dec 13, 2022
Lockerbie bombing suspect appears briefly in U.S. court
Abu Agila Mohammad Mas'ud Kheir Al-Marimi, 71, appeared in court just days after being captured in Libya.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2022
Lockerbie plane bombing suspect taken into U.S. custody
Court documents described Abu Agila Mohammad Mas'ud Kheir Al-Marimi as an expert bombmaker who joined Libya's External Security Organization intelligence service in the 1970s.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Nov 29, 2022
'Superman' Harry Souttar embodies Scottish influence on Socceroos
The 198-cm defender was praised for his colossal display against Tunisia at Al Janoub Stadium on Saturday to give Australia its first World Cup win in 12 years.
Japan Times
Nov 24, 2022
Blow for Scottish nationalists as U.K. court rejects independence vote bid
The ruling deals a hammer blow to nationalists' hopes of holding a vote next year.
Japan Times
Sep 12, 2022
New monarch gives fresh impetus to Scotland's independence debate
The transition to another monarch based in England — albeit one educated at a Scottish boarding school, with several Scottish residences and a penchant for kilts — risks fraying ties.
Japan Times
Sep 11, 2022
Queen's coffin arrives in Edinburgh as mourners line streets
Crowds lined the roads to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth's as her coffin made its way from Balmoral Castle to Edinburgh ahead of her funeral on Sept. 19.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2022
Should Scotland be an independent country?
At least for now, a replay of Scotland's 2014 independence vote is the last thing the country needs.
Japan Times
Nov 21, 2021
Brave Blossoms fall to Scotland despite gritty performance
Scotland ran in four tries including three before the break at Murrayfield, and led for all but a few minutes in the first half after Rikiya Matsuda put Japan up 6-5 with two penalty goals.
Japan Times
Aug 25, 2021
Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi calls out racism after abuse from Rangers fans
Furuhashi joined Celtic from J. League side Vissel Kobe over the summer and has quickly become a fan favorite after netting six goals in seven games.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 9, 2021
U.K. elections spark debate over Scottish independence push
The battle for the future of Scotland has begun after a dramatic set of British election results left the U.K. starkly divided.
Japan Times
Mar 17, 2021
The Scottish drama Shakespeare couldn’t make up
Sturgeon has been weakened, no doubt, but in Westminster only one question matters: how best to keep the union intact.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan