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Stories written by Clare Carswell

Old Observatory is Edinburgh’s newest holiday home

Old Observatory House

AN HISTORIC building has been brought back from dereliction to become a holiday home with a stunning view of Scotland’s capital. The City of Edinburgh Council has worked with listed building specialists the Vivat Trust to restore the Old Observatory House on top of Edinburgh’s Calton Hill with breathtaking views across the city. The building […]

March 4th, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Read More »

Year old collie left tied to a fence

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A COLLIE has been taken into care by the Scottish SPCA after it was found neglected and tied to a fence. The Scottish SPCA has appealed for information that may reveal more about why the one year old animal was left at the side of a main road between Larbert and Denny, Stirlingshire. A member […]

March 4th, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Read More »

£30,000 to be spent on provost portraits

Edinburgh City Council will now commission photographs

COUNCIL bosses are set to shell out a whopping £30,000 on one painting and a stained glass window depicting previous Lord Provosts. The City of Edinburgh Council, which is to make millions of pounds worth of cuts including the loss of 1200 jobs, has commissioned two pieces of art priced at £15,000 each. Lord Provost […]

March 4th, 2011 | Posted in Local News,Top Stories | Read More »

Street in rich residential area has eroded away

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A STREET in one of Scotland’s richest postcodes has been left looking like The Somme following a 30-year row over maintenance. The private road in well-heeled Morningside, Edinburgh, is so potholed the council has refused to take it over unless residents shell out £200,000 for rebuilding. But the doctors, academics and other professionals who live […]

March 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

Video: Prince William and Kate Middleton

PRINCE William admitted to being “nerve-racked” on his visit to St Andrews. The heir to the throne and Kate Middleton, who will marry at Westminster Abbey on April 29, visited their old university to join in with 600 year anniversary celebrations. Retired couple Mike and Marlene Jones were among those who turned out to meet […]

February 25th, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Video: Stunt-bike star Danny MacAskill

SCOTS stunt bike star Danny MacAskill speaks to reporter Clare Carswell about his movie premiere. For the movie, the daredevil from Dunvegan, Skye, spent almost three months on the road filming tricks amid stunning Scottish scenery.

February 25th, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

‘Nervous’ prince woos the crowds in St Andrews

HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton

PRINCE William admitted to being “nerve-racked” on his visit to St Andrews today (Fri). The heir to the throne and Kate Middleton, who will marry at Westminster Abbey on April 29, visited their old university to join in with 600 year anniversary celebrations. Retired couple Mike and Marlene Jones were among those who turned out […]

February 25th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Nurse got dementia patient to write £2,500 cheque for sister’s op

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A NURSE has been cautioned after she admitted persuading a dementia patient to loan her thousands of pounds for a relative’s operation. Dulcesima Tait told the patient that she needed £2,500 to pay for a spinal operation for her sister. The 38-year-old, originally from the Phillipines, told the female patient the money was needed because […]

February 24th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Danny MacAskill gets parking ticket outside his own premiere

Danny Macaskill

SCOTS stunt bike star Danny MacAskill was left seething after traffic wardens slapped a parking ticket on his van at the premiere of his new movie. MacAskill’s team claim they had permission to park outside the venue but the message does not seem to have filtered through to Edinburgh’s notorious army of parking enforcers. The […]

February 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Fire in Broxburn bungalow

A 25 year old man was taken to hospital after he escaped a living room fire in the early hours of Tuesday. Fire crews fought the flames in the terrace bungalow in Broxburn, West Lothian between 2am and 3am. The man received oxygen from the fire fighters on site at Hillview Avenue before he was […]

February 22nd, 2011 | Posted in In Brief | Read More »

Young and old paint census date into the memory

Scotland Census

A GROUP of nursery children helped to paint a large reminder of this year’s census date – with a little help from members of the elder generation. Youngsters at the Elsie Inglis Nursery in Edinburgh joined forces with residents of neighbouring Elsie Inglis Nursing Home yesterday (Mon), to decorate the 27 March poster – marking […]

February 21st, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Kate Middleton proves she’s no fake

KATE Middleton was “furious” that she had to convince a social media giant she was real after they suspended her account. Facebook disabled her account because they thought it was a fake. The 19 year old Edinburgh had to prove that she shared the same name as the future Queen and that it was pure […]

February 20th, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Read More »

Glasgow publication claims to be first ever comic book

INVENTORS of the television, penicillin and the telephone, Scots may now also be able to claim the comic book too. The billion dollar comic book industry has been traced back to an early 19th century Glasgow publication, The Glasgow Looking Glass. According to a documentary due to be broadcast later this year, Scotland’s Amazing Comic […]

February 20th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Video: Classical music star speaks out against cuts

SCOTTISH violinist Nicola Benedetti has warned that government funding cuts are preventing talented young artists getting to university. The star said it was “frightening” that some “promising and exciting” students from poorer backgrounds were being denied a proper education. She spoke out at the launch of the Nicola Benedetti Scholarship Fund, which will help fund […]

February 18th, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Benedetti hits sour note on funding for students

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SCOTTISH violinist Nicola Benedetti has warned that government funding cuts are preventing talented young artists getting to university. The star said it was “frightening” that some “promising and exciting” students from poorer backgrounds were being denied a proper education. She spoke out at the launch of the Nicola Benedetti Scholarship Fund, which will help fund […]

February 18th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Video: Scotland rugby coach in the sack

SCOTTISH rugby legend, Gregor Townsend jumped in the sack with TV’s The Apprentice star, James McQuillan to promote and raise money for Comic Relief in Edinburgh. Gregor Townsend said:  “This is a great charity, since it’s been set up it’s been something in the diary every year.  ‘Do something funny for money’ is the slogan […]

February 18th, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Scottish rugby legend jumps in the sack for Comic Relief

Sack Race Comic Relief

SCOTTISH rugby legend, Gregor Townsend jumped in the sack with TV’s The Apprentice star, James McQuillan to promote and raise money for Comic Relief in Edinburgh. Families were invited to Edinburgh’s Sacred Heart Church yesterday for retro fete events such as the sack race. Gregor Townsend said:  “This is a great charity, since it’s been […]

February 18th, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Read More »

Subway franchise fined for mice droppings on food

General View of Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Chambers Street

A franchise of an international sandwich shop, Subway was fined £4,000 after mice droppings were found on food (Fri). Environmental Health Officers received a tip-off from a member of the public who spotted mice droppings on their way to the toilet in the Edinburgh store on Forrest Road. During the inspection, officers from the Services […]

February 14th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News | Read More »

Disabled author expresses anger at bookshop after ramp not provided

Sally and her assistance dog Harmony

DISABLED author Sally Hyder has condemned a major bookseller after she was forced to get out of her wheelchair and walk to the official launch of her own memoirs. Hyder, a 48-year-old mother of three, said she was humiliated as a result of Blackwell’s failure to provide an access ramp to their Edinburgh store. The firm, […]

February 13th, 2011 | Posted in Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

Police fear for public safety after guns robbery

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DETECTIVES are hunting thieves who stole a number of guns from a property in broad daylight. Police were called to the property on the outskirts of Newburgh in Fife after the occupants discovered the house had been disturbed. There were a number of household items missing as well as the firearms. The officer investigating the […]

February 11th, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Read More »

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