Scottish women on International Women's Day

Today marks International Women's Day, an annual celebration of women's achievement socially, economically, politically and culturally. The first International Women's Day was honoured in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark on 19 March 1911. One hundred and seven years on, the day is marked in hundreds of countries. Here are the stories of eight young and successful women from across Scotland. "I play netball for UWS Sirens and the Scotland Thistles, Scotland's national team. I'm going

HIV positive man unable to become pilot

Campaigners are calling for a change in regulations after a Glasgow man was unable to become a commercial airline pilot because he is HIV positive. The man, who wants to remain anonymous, had been offered a place on an airline's training programme. But the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) refused him the medical certificate needed to gain a commercial licence. The CAA said European regulations prevented it granting the certificate to someone who was HIV positive. The European Aviation Safety A

'Glasgow effect' photographer wins award

A photographer has won an award for her project exploring life in Glasgow. Glasgow-born Kirsty Mackay has been awarded the Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award, which was set up to honour the late photojournalist. Ms Mackay won the prize for her project exploring the Glasgow effect, a term often used to describe the disparity in health and life expectancy in the city. The project is titled The Fish that Never Swam, in reference to Glasgow's coat of arms. Ms Mackay's narrative photography project ca

Your pictures: Scotland's cold snap

Scotland has been hit by a very cold spell. Snow has fallen across the country, and on Sunday night temperatures plunged as low as -11.3 degrees at Dalwhinnie in the Highlands. Here are a selection of your photos of the wintry weekend. Temperatures of -7 degrees could not stop Katie O'Donnell and her partner Ruari from their morning climb of The Cobbler No snow, but it was still a chilly -7 degrees in Glasgow Tibetan terrier Ellie spent her Sunday at the highest point on Dungavel Hill near St

Man pushed onto Glasgow subway tracks

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was pushed onto the tracks by a fellow passenger at Buchanan Street subway station in Glasgow. The 23-year-old victim was then punched after climbing back onto the platform. The suspect was a white male in his 40s or 50s, who was thought to have been chanting football songs before he left the subway on Saturday evening. British Transport police said the incident was an "extremely dangerous and violent assault". Police said the suspect had "delib

'Glasgow effect' photographer wins award

A photographer has won an award for her project exploring life in Glasgow. Glasgow-born Kirsty Mackay has been awarded the Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award, which was set up to honour the late photojournalist. Ms Mackay won the prize for her project exploring the Glasgow effect, a term often used to describe the disparity in health and life expectancy in the city. The project is titled The Fish that Never Swam, in reference to Glasgow's coat of arms. Ms Mackay's narrative photography project ca
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