Gareth McPherson, The Courier

Gareth McPherson

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Holyrood, NL, Canada

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Past articles by Gareth:

Scots reject new Indyref2 timetable but two-thirds want the vote at some point, poll reveals

Scots would reject Nicola Sturgeon’s timetable for another referendum, according to a poll that shows support for independence at below 40%. → Read More

Nicola Sturgeon says she would hold her nose and meet Donald Trump

Nicola Sturgeon says she would meet Donald Trump if the opportunity arose. → Read More

SNP's independence partners trash Nicola Sturgeon's vision as cloning Tory economics

Nicola Sturgeon’s independence allies in Holyrood have torn into her breakaway plans for replicating Conservative austerity. → Read More

SNP rank-and-file attempt to force leadership into backing faster transition to new currency

SNP members in Fife have called for the leadership to accelerate an independent Scotland’s move to a new currency. → Read More

Council plan to open short-stay Traveller sites as Fife named hotspot for illegal camps

Short-stay sites for Travellers are set to open in Fife to stop families setting up unauthorised camps. → Read More

Electoral Commission warns of potential difficulties in holding European Parliament poll

Councils could run into problems staging a European Parliament vote next month because of the shortened timetable, the Electoral Commission has warned. → Read More

Call to upgrade schools as 13,600 extra pupils to enter secondary system by 2021

Thousands of extra pupils will need to be taught in Scotland’s secondary schools by 2021, exposing critical shortages in classroom capacity, new analysis warns. → Read More

No-deal Brexit: how Britain crashing out of the EU could affect you

Theresa May is asking the EU for another delay to Brexit. → Read More

Perth and Kinross Council pays out nearly £500,000 for early retirement of two senior staff

Nearly £500,000 was paid out by Perth and Kinross Council for the early retirement of two senior officers, it has emerged. → Read More

Nearly two-thirds in Tayside and Fife back a second EU referendum, says poll

Most people in Tayside and Fife want another chance to vote on Brexit, according to a poll. → Read More

Tory MSP defends SNP committee chief over abuse in gender recognition debate

A Perthshire MSP has said it is impossible to debate important gender issues because of the abuse dished out if politicians share their views. → Read More

Frank’s Law celebrated in Holyrood amid warning over care workforce

Frank’s Law is at risk from a shortage of care workers, says campaigner Amanda Kopel. → Read More

Women who lost loved ones to suicide demand reform of 'failing' mental health services

A campaigner who blames NHS Tayside for not doing more to save her uncle from suicide has told MSPs she is also being failed by the service. → Read More

Theresa May is snaring Jeremy Corybn so Brexit blame can be shared, says Dundee MP

An SNP MP accused the Prime Minister of laying a trap for Jeremy Corbyn to dilute her responsibility for Brexit. → Read More

Civil court cases increase by 15% in Tayside and Fife, official figures show

The number of civil court cases have increased in Tayside and Fife by the largest rate in the country, new figures show. → Read More

Dundee East MP Stewart Hosie misses Brexit votes for health reasons

A Dundee MP missed Monday night’s Brexit votes because he was in hospital. → Read More

First Minister braced for ‘Brexiteer PM’ after Theresa May accelerates resignation plan

Nicola Sturgeon fears Theresa May’s successor will be a Brexiteer who will send the Conservatives “lurching even further to the right”. → Read More

Nicola Sturgeon salutes Frank’s Law campaigner Amanda Kopel ahead of free care expansion

The First Minister has praised Angus campaigner Amanda Kopel ahead of the roll-out of Frank’s Law next week. → Read More

ScotRail boss warns of threats to hitting punctuality target by 2021

The boss of ScotRail has signalled that services could get worse this year because they are at the “mercy” of train suppliers. → Read More

International buy-up of St Andrews homes is 'squeezing out' locals

Locals are being priced out of their communities by home-buyers based overseas, new figures suggest. → Read More