A Gaelic-speaking teacher has been formally denied a visa to work at a Scots school – because the Home Office don’t think there’s a shortage. The knockback comes despite a long and unsuccessful campaign to fill the vacancy on the Isle of Mull. And it increases pressure on the UK Government to give Holyrood more say in who can come to Scotland for key jobs.
MSPs rubber-stamped major changes to taxation last night – thanks to The Vow of more powers for Scotland. Holyrood was divided on the SNP’s plan to hit higher-earners harder – but spent the afternoon setting out how they’d use the power to improve life for Scots across the country. It was the first time Parliament made significant changes to income tax bands, more than three years after the independence referendum.
Scotland’s train operators were under fire last night after racking up record financial penalties for poor service. The failings led to £3million of payments over the first nine months of the financial year. Since Dutch parent firm Abellio took over ScotRail in 2015, the penalties have reached about £7.5million. The money is put in a fund, the Service Quality Incentive Regime (Squire), and reinvested into the network to tackle areas in need of improvement.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".