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Multimillionaire Bannatyne stretching his money by shopping in Lidl for the first time


SCOTTISH entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne appears to have caught the budget supermarket habit despite his estimated £85m fortune.   The former Dragons’ Den star revealed on Twitter he had taken a trip to the German supermarket for the first time and now plans to try out rival Aldi.     The 65-year-old wrote: “I went to […]

January 29th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

Leading novelist confirmed for event at Edinburgh International Book Festival


One of the world’s leading novelists is set to make an appearance at he Edinburgh International Book Festival to discuss his new novel.   Award winning author, Kazuo Ishiguro, will attend an event at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh on 5 March to talk about his latest book, ‘The Buried Giant’.   The book tells […]

January 19th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Two year old drummer becomes internet sensation

drummer-boy-(4) - Copy

A TWO YEAR-OLD drummer has become an internet sensation after a video of his astounding skills was put online. A video of toddler Jaxon Brown playing and singing to the Foo Fighters song ‘Pretender’ at the family home in Canton, Ohio was posted on Youtube earlier this week by his dad Justin, 27. The video […]

January 15th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Scots uni buzzed by sex toy drone


A JOKER flew a drone close to one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings – with a sex toy attached. The bizarre craft – dubbed a “dildrone” – was filmed outside the main building at Glasgow University. The short clip shows the pilot using his or her flying skills to make the payload waggle suggestively as […]

January 12th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,In Brief,Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Legendary musician wins deportation battle


  AN American session musician has won the right to stay in Scotland after an immigration judge strongly rejected a Home Office bid to deport him. The government was told yesterday (wed) that Steve Forman had an “exceptionally strong and compelling” case for being allowed to remain. Lawyers for the UK Home Office, who had […]

January 8th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,News,Politics,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World,UK & World | Read More »

Folk star boycotts festival opening night concert over BBC’s indie ref “bias”


ONE of Scotland’s top folk musicians is boycotting a major music festival’s opening night concert in protest at BBC coverage of the independence referendum.Dick Gaughan was invited to play at the opening night of Celtic Connections at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on 15th January. He now says he will not take part because […]

January 7th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,In the Scottish Press,Local News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Life of Mars police supercar up for auction


A UNIQUE “jam sandwich” police car bought to chase oil executives in their Ferraris has been restored to its original glory and is up for auction.   The Rover SD1 Vitesse clocked up 90,000 miles as a traffic car with the former Grampian Police force.   The motor – thought to be the only one […]

January 7th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Bay City Rollers front man to judge World Scotch Pie Championships


THE 15th World Scotch Pie Championships will take place next week and will be judged by Bay City Rollers front man, Les McKeown.   Bay City Rollers front man, Les McKeown, has confirmed that he will be present the 15th World Scotch Pie Champion with their prize at the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld on Wednesday 14 […]

January 5th, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Bagpipe under threat unless they are taught in school, say experts


The iconic sight and sound of pipers playing Auld Lang Syne at Hogmanay Street Parties could be under threat – according to concerned piping enthusiasts.   Experts believe that the national instrument is under threat due to a lack of opportunities for pupils to learn the bagpipes in school.   More than 75,000 people are […]

December 30th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,In the Scottish Press,Local News,News,Quiet News Day,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

West End Musical Makes A “Wicked” Visit To Local Care Home

Manager Lindsay McCulloch with cast and residents

Stars from the internationally acclaimed musical Wicked treated residents at an Edinburgh care home to an exclusive festive performance.   The West End cast have been performing a string of dates at The Playhouse as part of a UK-wide tour.   Lead star, Brian McCann, who plays the Wizard, decided to contact Bupa’s Victoria Manor […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Daredevil MacAskill frightened film crew during Skye stunt


DAREDEVIL stunt rider Danny MacAskill terrified a film crew by ditching his safety rope while climbing one of Scotland’s toughest peaks.   The moment was recorded in a behind the scenes video of his famous stunt on the Inaccessible Pinnacle on Skye.   “I knew they wanted to get some shots of me climbing up […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,News,Scottish News,Sport,Top Stories | Read More »

Prawn to be wild – fishermen come out of their shells for amazing spoof videos


By Katherine Sutherland THE crazy crew of a Scots prawn boat are whiling away the long hours at sea – making spoof pop videos. Deckhand Frank Ronald and his colleagues on trawler The Caledonia strip off despite the freezing temperatures for their YouTube creations. In their most popular production, Frank appears starkers on a red […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Multimedia,News,Scottish News,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

Bannatyne makes bizarre threat to call social work on Jade Goody’s kids

Bannatyne said in his Hello interview that the love of his children stopped him committing suicide

DRAGON’S Den star Duncan Bannatyne has made a bizarre threat to call in social services on the children of the late Jade Goody. The Scottish entrepreneur became embroiled in a bitter row with the children’s father – ITV Presenter Jeff Brazier – when he complained about Bannatyne’s Health Club. Brazier last night tweeted the tycoon […]

December 19th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories,UK & World | Read More »

JK Rowling picks favourite Harry Potter quote

JK Rowling says not enough is known about poor people's circumstances

JK ROWLING has delighted fans by picking her favourite quote from the Harry Potter series. The author, who wrote 1,084,170 words in the seven-book series selected just 20 words from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. She chose the line, from page 723 of the first edition: “Of course it is happening inside your head, […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News,Top Stories | Read More »

More than a reeling – trad bagpipers freestyle jam contest


YOUNG bagpipe players are being encouraged to break Scottish stereotypes and rock out at a leading competitive event.   For the first time ever, the Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships (SSPBC) will feature a ‘freestyle’ category.     The event will see musicians perform tunes under the theme ‘anything goes’, with competitors allowed to play […]

December 12th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Entertainment,In the Scottish Press,Scottish News | Read More »

Ewan McGregor’s indie movie role as dual demon and deliverer

Ewan McGregor is playing the Devil and Jesus in an upcoming movie production

Ewan McGregor is to play both Jesus and the Devil in an indy movie due out next year. Yesterday it was announced the Scottish actor has taken on one of the most ambitious roles of his career for the Rodrigo García film. McGregor, who was shot to fame as a heroin addict in the 1996 […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Scottish Lord of the Rings Actor helps homeless dogs named Bilbo and Pippin


Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd recently visited a dog rehoming centre to meet a dog named Bilbo Baggins and try to help him find a home.   The 46 year-old actor who played Bilbo Baggins loyal friend, Pippin, in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, stopped by the Dogs Trust rehoming centre in […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Uncategorized | Read More »

Lorraine Kelly calls cops after diet advertising scam

Lorraine Tweet - calling the police

LORRAINE Kelly has called in the police after falling victim to a diet advertising scam for the third time. The breakfast television star tweeted that she had called in police after an unnamed firm used her image to sell weight loss tea. The 55-year-old, whose breakfast show features a pre-Christmas diet and exercise programme, insisted […]

December 9th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

Don’t mention the Scottish panto: Xmas show gets its third Captain Hook

Hook - New captain hook Alex Bourne (2nd from left)

ONE of Scotland’s biggest pantos has become a bit of a pantomime – after signing up its third Captain Hook. Injuries and ‘personal reasons’ have plagued the Peter Pan show at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre. Last month Still Game actor Gavin Mitchell, better known as Boaby The Barman, was forced to withdraw from the role of […]

December 9th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Top Stories | Read More »

Calvin Harris captures amazing lightning shot in Oz


CALVIN Harris captured this amazing picture of a lightning strike as he flew across Australia to perform at a music festival.     The stunning snap captured the split second multiple forks of lightning descended from thick cloud to strike the ground.   The 30-year-old tweeted: “Saw this mental storm on the way to Adelaide!!!” […]

December 5th, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Scottish News | Read More »

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