Radio Forth’s tenth annual star studded awards ceremony took place on 7th November. The event welcomed the UK’s hottest musical talent to the stage to celebrate the remarkable stories and achievements of Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife’s unsung heroes. Guests included Susan Boyle, Boy George, JLS, Neon Jungle and Tom Odell.
The National Galleries of Scotland is delighted to annouce a major new acquistion, Rome from Monte Mario by J.M.W.
The author J K Rowling today buried a time capsule to mark the start of building work on a research clinic for patients with multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases. The clinic at the University of Edinburgh is being set up following a £10 million donation from Ms Rowling and is named after the Harry […]
SHOPPERS will receive an early Christmas present this December when fashion retailer Primark opens its Scottish flagship store on Edinburgh’s Princes Street. Primark can confirm that the opening date for its showpiece six-storey, 75,000 sq ft store will be Saturday, December 10, bringing some additional festive cheer to the Capital’s main shopping thoroughfare. The building […]
A MAN has been arrested after artworks worth £8,000 were stolen in Edinburgh. The five pieces were taken from the Demarco gallery in July. The paintings have yet to be recovered and returned to their owner, Richard Demarco. Mr Demarco has been a continued leading figure in the development of the Edinburgh Festival. His gallery was […]
By Mikaela Skea A DEDICATED fundraiser is stopping in Glasgow today on his 1,500 mile quest to raise money for Cancer Research. Matt Wallace set off on his six-month trip at the end of September, intending to walk the length of the UK from John O’Groats to Land’s End with visits to 15 Cancer Research […]
AN original copy of the 1611 King James Bible has gone on display to mark the 400th anniversary of its publication. The book – widely regarded as one of the most influential books in the English language – will be the centrepiece of a display which opens today (Wed) at the National Library of Scotland. […]
By Mikaela Skea RESCUERS say they are puzzled by an aircraft crash that was reported by two separate witnesses but left no wreckage. The “accident” involved a microlight or small aircraft that was reported to have plunged into the North Sea off the coast of Montrose, Angus. Despite an extensive search of the area, […]
Labour today accused the SNP of being complacent on violent crime. Johann Lamont MSP, Scottish Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Justice, voiced his belief that SNP budget cuts are responsible for a lack of active police patrols on the streets. Mr Lamont further claimed that the “boasting” of Cabinet Secretary Kenny MacAskill […]
THE Scottish Liberal Democrats have backed the SNP in their motion to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol. The Bill, which was published this morning, will introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol, preventing retailers from selling high strength alcohol products at rock-bottom prices. Liberal Democrat Health spokesperson Alison McInnes MSP announced the end of the […]
KEEPERS at Edinburgh Zoo have prepared the perfect Halloween-themed enrichment for sun bear brothers Somnang and Rotana. From bear-friendly pumpkins, to spooky coconuts bats, the bears will have plenty of treats in store this Halloween. Senior carnivore keeper Sharon Hatton explained why enrichment is so important for these young brothers. She said: “These bears are […]
A HERO rescuer has told how his brave attempt to pull two young brothers from a muddy swamp ended with him having to be rescued by firefighters. Sean Urquhart, 45, ran from his ninth-floor Edinburgh flat after hearing screams from nine and ten year-old boys who were buried waist deep in cold mud in a […]
By Niamh Anderson FOOTBALL star Scott Brown is set to swap the Celtic midfield for the catwalk. Following in Tyra Banks’ footsteps, the captain will cast his eye over a cast of Scottish beauties all vying to become the next answer to Kate Moss. In a competition run by Edinburgh-based Manequin Model Agency, he […]